Man Sues Florida Sheriff For ‘Wheel of Fugitive” Social Media Series

David Austin Gay, who was featured in Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s “Wheel of Fugitive” social media series, has filed a lawsuit against Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for defamation, Elura Nanos reports for Law and Crime. Gay alleges that he was wrongly portrayed as a fugitive from the law on three separate occasions while he was actually incarcerated. He says that the false portrayal of him led to him being fired and ridiculed. In the lawsuit, Gay is seeking damages of over $50,000 for defamation and intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress. 

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