Story courtesy of the FCSO's Brittany Kershaw
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Thunder Gulch Campground, where sexual offender Trevor Anthony Brandon, 32, told authorities he had been living to verify his address. Deputies were unable to locate him on July 4.
Detectives with the FCSO Major Case Unit began to conduct surveillance on the subject and found him staying at his mother’s residence at Magnolia Terrace in Flagler Beach, approximately 250 feet from a Flagler Beach city park. Sex offenders living within 1,000 feet of a park are prohibited under Florida law. During the investigation, detectives were able to obtain approximately two weeks of surveillance showing that he was staying at the Flagler Beach residence virtually every night.
On Sept. 17, the Major Case Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon. FCSO Detectives coordinated with the Flagler Beach Police Department to take him into custody.
FCSO deputies and FBPD officers made contact with Brandon at his mother’s residence. Brandon initially lied to investigators and claimed that he was only visiting his mother’s residence to take a shower. When presented with evidence to the contrary, Brandon admitted that he had not been living at the Thunder Gulch Campground that he registered as his address.
Brandon was taken into custody and charged with failure to properly register as a sex offender. He was taken to the Flagler County Jail by the Flagler Beach Police Department, where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.
“Let it be known to any sex offenders living in Flagler County that you must comply with the regulations of your probation or release from prison. You will get a visit from our deputies and a ride to the Green Roof Inn if you are not in compliance with the law,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We will do everything we can to keep our community and children safe from sex offenders and predators.”
Brandon had been convicted of lewd and lascivious battery by a person 18 or older on a person 12-16 years of age, according to court records, after admitting to having sex with a 13-year-old girl while he was 18 years old. He had described the girl as his girlfriend. He was also adjudicated guilty in 2016 of failure to register as a sex offender, according to county court records.