2 arrested on unrelated charges after Port St. Lucie SWAT incident

Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 24, 2016


Port St. Lucie police said Friday they arrested two men on unrelated charges after the SWAT team responded to a home on Thanksgiving.

Police said they found the men, identified as Roosevelt Miller, 24, andLaterrianPeterson, 19, inside a residence located in the 1800 block of SE North Blackwell Dr.

Officer said both Miller and Peterson were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants not in relation to the original investigation of a possible aggravated assault and shooting.

Roosevelt Miller (left) and Laterrian Peterson

Police said Miller had an outstanding arrest warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Peterson had three outstanding arrest warrants for driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and resisting arrest without violence.

Police said the investigation into the possible aggravated assault and shooting is still ongoing.


The Port St Lucie Police Department said they responded Thursday to the 1800 block of SE North Blackwell Dr. in reference to the possibility of gun shots being fired and an aggravated assault.

In a news release just after 1:30 p.m., Detective Keith Boham said the Port St Lucie SWAT Team has also responded to the scene, which is near the intersection with SE Melaleuca Drive.

Police received a call reporting possible shots fired at around 2 a.m. Officers went to the house at that time and knocked on the door, but did not get any answer. Because they were unsure if any shots were fired or not, they couldn't enter the home at that time.

Police say they needed to obtain a search warrant, which a judge signed and police returned to the home Thursday afternoon.

Fifteen minutes after police returned and knocked on the door, four people exited the home without incident. No injuries were reported.

Police are actively searching the inside of the house for clues as to what exactly happened overnight.

Marc Dimeo of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said, "Just with an abundance of caution we wanted to hold and wait and see if we could get anyone to get out and cooperate with us instead of forcing entry."

Almost 12 hours after the incident first occurred, the four people were taken in for questioning. No charges have been filed at this time. Police say the four people in the house included 3 males and 1 female.

Two of the four had outstanding warrants unrelated to this incident, according to police.

Neighbors tell NewsChannel 5 there was a fight at the home before police were called.

No other details are immediately available. Stay with and NewsChannel5 for updates.