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The Emails Part I

January 15, 2021 8:38 AM EST

Hundreds of emails to and from Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were shared with this site recently. The emails specifically mentioned Jeremy Dewitte and anyone affiliated with him or Metro-State Special Services.

One of the first emails we shared was a letter from Sergeant Keith Vidler to his supervisor Captain Sandy Carpenter in December 2019. According to a source Sergeant Vidler and several employees from the Motors division of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were given orders to stand down and end their investigation into Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

Before the order was given Sergeant Keith Vidler and numerous members of law enforcement in Florida and around the country appeared to be fixated with Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte in particular. The emails were shared with us and we are releasing them in their rawest form. Any highlighting and notes were not made from this site.

On May 20, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to one of the attorneys for Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Moore. Sergeant Vidler believed the use of pepper ball guns was illegal. Moore contacted the supervisor of misdemeanors who corrected him and said the use of pepper ball guns was never illegal.

Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller on October 21, 2019. In the email Sergeant Vidler stated the use of badges was also unlawful.

Steven Casey Miller clearly stated the use of badges wasn’t illegal but in his opinion the combination of the uniforms and the vehicles gave the appearance of an impersonation of a police officer.

Sergeant Vidler reached out to Austin Moore again on October 28, 2019. Vidler questioned why he couldn’t press charges against Jeremy Dewitte who he believed forced his employees to impersonate, specifically security officers, not police officers. Austin Moore stated Jeremy Dewitte couldn’t force his employees, who were adults, to impersonate security guards and the employees could have quit or said no and didn’t at any time.

This contradicted the statements made by Sergeant Keith Vidler and former Metro-State employees.

Austin Moore also rejected a warrant written by Sergeant Keith Vidler on October 30, 2019. Moore didn’t believe Sergeant Keith Vidler and John Ramsey needed any of the files located on Jeremy Dewitte’s office computer. Sergeant Vidler claimed Jeremy Dewitte made a confession about the evidence in his office. The confession has yet to surface but if it does we will update this post.

Sergeant Vidler sent an email to Detective John Allen from Windermere Police Department. Windermere Police Department was the first agency to arrest Jeremy Dewitte in 2019 for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

In the email Sergeant Keith Vidler asked Detective John Allen for advice on how to properly word a subpoena request. Detective Allen attached samples of subpoena requests he’d used in the past. Detective Allen wasn’t the last person Sergeant Vidler asked for assistance for rejected requests. We will discuss those emails at a later date.

During this time Corporal John Ramsey and in particular Sergeant Keith Vidler corresponded with other police officers and agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services. In one email Corporal John Tart from Orange County Sheriff’s Office contacted law enforcement in Lake County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Polk County and Osceola County.

On October 8, 2019 Corporal Tart spoke on behalf of Sergeant Keith Vidler and asked the other agencies if they were aware of Metro-State Special Services and if they too were interested in “getting on the same sheet of music and equally hammering these guys.”

Detective Jorge Covas appeared to enjoy the same sheet music because he emailed Corporal John Ramsey on November 5, 2019 to inquire about upcoming funeral processions for Metro-State Special Services. Detective Covas stated his admin wanted warrants “pretty bad” for Metro-State Special Services in Osceola County.

Prior to the email exchange between Orange and Osceola Counties, Sergeant Jeff Wingard from Volusia County Sheriff’s Office asked Sergeant Keith Vidler to make a PowerPoint presentation about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services on October 30, 2019 in Deland, Florida.

In a redacted email from September 2019 there were claims that Sergeant Keith Vidler was contacting multiple federal agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

One of the agencies Sergeant Vidler emailed was the Division of Worker’s Compensation. In a series of emails which will be uploaded in the next few posts, Sergeant Keith Vidler and compliance investigator Linda Offutt discussed Jeremy Dewitte’s finances as well as what they believed to be the inner workings of Metro-State Special Services.

Soon we will discuss the other agencies Sergeant Keith Vidler contacted repeatedly to report Jeremy Dewitte which include the FBI, IRS and TSA.

The Hit-and-Run III

January 5, 2021 8:00 AM EST

On July 27, 2017 Winter Park Police Department was called to a scene involving Jeremy Dewitte’s brother, Dylan Vogt, and an unknown man. According to Dylan Vogt and Jeremy Dewitte who made a 911 call, Vogt was struck with an SUV by the man named Jerome Henin.

Officer Joshua Larson was one of the responding officers and in his offense report he stated Dylan Vogt and Metro-State were conducting a funeral escort from Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home to Glen Haven Memorial Park. Larson claimed Henin was seen on Vogt’s body camera attempting to enter the funeral procession by turning on his hazard lights and cutting into the procession.

The driver could be seen in the video hitting Dylan Vogt multiple times with his SUV. Jerome Henin was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery.

The hood of Henin’s Range Rover SUV was processed for DNA collection. Three latent lift cards, two swabs, and 67 photographs were entered into evidence.

Ignoring the video footage, Jerome Henin hired Thomas Feiter, an Orlando attorney, and private investigator Billy Lane from a company called Prison Break. Although Billy Lane stated he was an investigator he made an error when he made multiple claims that Dylan Vogt was a convicted felon.

In 2013 Dylan Vogt was lured into a sex sting operation in Kissimmee, Florida. A few weeks after his 20th birthday he was charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors in Osceola County. No action was filed on three of the four felonies. One felony for unlawful use of a two-way communication device and two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana were withheld and a criminal conviction wasn’t entered.

Billy Lane also directed his attention towards Jeremy Dewitte who wasn’t seen in the body camera video and was finishing the funeral escort at the time of the assault. Billy Lane claimed Jeremy Dewitte and Dylan Vogt created an elaborate scheme to hold Jerome Henin for ransom. Lane stated he would have committed similar acts against Dylan Vogt and he didn’t believe Henin was wrong for his behavior.

The charges against Jerome Henin were later dropped and his criminal record was expunged. Two years later Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office resurrected the case after he claimed he received a call from Officer Joshua Larson. Vidler stated that during the call Larson seemed confused and was misled by Jeremy Dewitte and Dylan Vogt in 2017. During a deposition in July 2020, Officer Larson said he wasn’t confused and he would make the same arrest today. In 2020 a video surfaced of the encounter between Jerome Henin and Dylan Vogt.

It appears Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller didn’t believe in the strength of the case against Dylan Vogt either because Miller chose not to file on one of the two pending criminal charges against him. On December 31, 2020 Miller filed a Nolle Prosequi for the charge of criminal mischief in favor of Dylan Vogt.

During his investigation Sergeant Keith Vidler sent and received several emails about Dylan Vogt’s case and hundreds of emails about Jeremy Dewitte.

We will discuss those emails and the recipients at a later date.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court hearing is a pre-trial conference in April 2021. Dylan Vogt’s next court hearing is a pre-trial conference in March 2021.

The Updates XI

December 24, 2020 3:25 AM EST

On October 12, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office placed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius under surveillance. Dewitte and Brocius were suspected of impersonating police officers while conducting business with Metro-State Special Services.

In an incident report Sergeant Keith Vidler stated he saw Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius riding motorcycles at the intersection of Dr. Phillips Boulevard and Wallace Road in Orlando, Florida. He claimed Dewitte and Brocius mirrored law enforcement with the uniforms they wore and the motorcycles they were riding.

Sergeant Keith Vidler witnessed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius entering intersections, blowing their air horns, blocking eastbound and southbound traffic and acting as traffic control devices in October 2019.

On February 12, 2020 arrest warrants were issued for Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius. Both men were charged with falsely impersonating a police officer which is a third degree felony in the state of Florida.

Ten months later on December 9, 2020, Randall Brocius pled to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct, a second degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida. He was ordered to serve one day in the Orange County Jail with credit for one day served. Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller dismissed the charge of falsely impersonating a police officer against Randall Brocius.

Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius committed the same crimes according to Sergeant Keith Vidler but the plea deal was only offered to Randall Brocius.

On December 2, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte was pulled over by Deputy Sheriff Michael Fuller. A routine traffic stop for running a red light, according to Fuller, turned into guns being pulled on Jeremy Dewitte and his pregnant wife by Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A warrant which wasn’t available for the public to see was improperly issued by Orange County Sheriff’s Office and had not been cleared before Fuller and Dewitte met face to face. Deputy Sheriff Fuller claimed Jeremy Dewitte was reaching into his pockets while he was holding his cellphone to record the stop. Dewitte and his wife, who was also recording with her cellphone, were placed in handcuffs.

One year later on December 8, 2020 a hearing was set for the two traffic tickets Jeremy Dewitte was issued by Deputy Michael Fuller. The offenses were failing to yield right of way while turning at a red light and driving while his license was suspended without knowledge.

Judge Melissa Munroe dismissed the offense of driving with a suspended license. The hearing was reset by the judicial assistant for the first traffic offense of failing to yield.

On November 10, 2020 Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Jeremy Dewitte. According to Dewitte he received a suspicious letter in the mail through the United States Postal Service. The letter was enclosed in plastic and a white powdery substance was inside of the envelope.

When Dewitte and the deputy sheriff opened the envelope a threatening letter was inside. The sender stated he would blow up Jeremy Dewitte’s home and business location unless Dewitte apologized via YouTube for his actions. There is currently an active investigation about the sender, how the mail was traced back to the original location and the substances in the envelope.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is in April 2021. Today’s video shows Sergeant Keith Vidler in a patch of bushes watching who he believes to be Randall Brocius and Jeremy Dewitte in October 2019. The video also contains exclusive footage of Jeremy Dewitte’s encounter with Deputy Sheriff Michael Fuller in December 2019.

***Metro-State Special Services is currently offering over 1,000 products in their merchandise shop.

https://teespring.com/stores/metro-state-shop

The Updates X

December 9, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Jeremy Dewitte was arrested on December 8, 2020 at approximately 3:00 PM by Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies alleged Jeremy Dewitte failed to register his out-of-state travels to Los Angeles, California for a taping at the Dr. Phil Show.

Sex offenders are required to inform the sheriff’s office when they are traveling out of the state or when they are visiting a location for more than three consecutive days. Osceola County Sheriff’s Office claims Jeremy Dewitte vacationed in California from November 1, 2020 to November 5, 2020.

During Jeremy Dewitte’s initial appearance the presiding judge ordered a $1,500 bond for the felony charge. Prosecutors attempted to revoke Dewitte’s bond today but a hearing was scheduled for a later date instead. Jeremy Dewitte was released. One of the conditions of Jeremy Dewitte’s release is he may not leave Orange or Osceola County.

Today’s video is the first appearance by Jeremy Dewitte at the Osceola County Jail.

Metro-State Special Services has also released an online merchandise store with over 1,000 products. Pre-orders for Metro-State badges and patches will begin Friday, December 11, 2020. https://teespring.com/stores/metro-state-shop

The Updates IX

December 8, 2020 4:55 PM EST

Jeremy Dewitte was arrested today at 3:01 PM EST by Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. According to a source from the sheriff’s office Dewitte had a warrant for his arrest for failing to register a temporary address.

Allegedly Jeremy Dewitte left Orlando, Florida on November 1, 2020 on a flight to Los Angeles, California for a taping at the Dr. Phil Show in Los Angeles. He returned to Florida on November 5, 2020.

In the state of Florida a registered sex offender must report in person to the sheriff’s office within 48 hours before the date he intends to leave the state. Failing to register is a third degree felony and punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

Prior to his arrest Metro-State Special Services created an online merchandise shop with over 1,000 products for the public. Many of the products ironically read: Free Jeremy Dewitte.

https://teespring.com/stores/metro-state-shop

We will have an update on Jeremy Dewitte’s recent arrest as well as exclusive footage later this week.