P R E S S R E L E A S E
November 15, 2019
State of Florida v. Brad Timothy Germain
Case Number: CF19-00481
Germain convicted of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer
ST. AUGUSTINE – This morning, Brad Timothy Germain was convicted of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer by a St. Johns County jury.
On March 26, 2019, law enforcement responded to a disturbance call at Germain’s residence. St. Johns County deputies attempted to make contact with the defendant before he fled with a large pipe in his hands. One of the deputies ordered the defendant to drop the pipe. Instead, Germain swung the pipe at the deputy and pointed the pipe and lunged it at the deputy’s chest. Later, Germain pointed the pipe and lunged it at the deputy’s face. After being detained and upon examination of the pipe, law enforcement realized it was actually a homemade firearm with a 12-gauge shotgun shell inside. As the deputy unloaded the firearm, he realized the primer on the shotgun shell had been struck twice by the firing pin.
Germain is a seven-time convicted felon. He has a history of committing aggravated assault as well as aggravated battery against law enforcement officers.
Assistant State Attorney Rebecca Emert prosecuted the case and Circuit Judge Howard M. Maltz presided over the trial. Judge Maltz will sentence Germain on January 8, 2020.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza had the following to say about the case: “By the grace of God, Deputy Drake avoided seriously bodily injury—if not death. Attempted murder of a law enforcement officer carries a mandatory life sentence because it attacks the very heart of our criminal justice system. We must protect and defend those who protect and serve our communities.”
For more information contact:
John Scott | Public Information Officer | Office of the State Attorney, 7th Circuit | 251 N. Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 904-891-7871 (cell) | 386-239-7710 ext. 14922