Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Former Rockledge City Council Member Arrested After Shooting

Ralph J. McCoig, Jr.

ROCKLEDGE, Florida - Former Rockledge City Council member, Ralph J. McCoig, Jr., has been arrested following a shooting on Tuesday afternoon in Rockledge, Florida.

Rockledge police have charged McCoig, Jr. with one third degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one second degree felony count of shooting into a vehicle.


McCoig, Jr. was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex at 11:34 p.m. on Tuesday. A bond has not yet been set.

Jail records show that it was McGoig's birthday on the day of the shooting, June 13, 2017. He turned 62-years-old.

In addition to being a former Rockledge City Council member, McCoig, Jr. had been a member of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC), Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, Palm Area Chamber of Commerce, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands Procedural Committee (EEL's).

He is currently the owner of Edita Realty, Inc., a real estate company located in Rockledge.

McCoig is scheduled to appear before a judge on Wednesday.