Homicide may be result of stray bullet; investigators interviewing possible gunman
DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after gunfire this Christmas morning that claimed the life of a 69-year-old man shot in the chest. His name has not been released.
"Deputies are investigating to determine whether a stray bullet may have caused the death," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer®.
Deputies were dispatched to 3220 Cadehill Drive after the Sheriff’s Office’s Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at 10:02 a.m. that a man had been shot.
Rich Gailey, Fred Lowry, perceived frontrunners to succeed term-limited Pat Northey
DELTONA -- A fourth candidate has entered the field to run in the 2014 elections for the district 5 seat on the Volusia County Council representing the Deltona area with incumbent Pat Northey term-limited and instead challenging at-large Council member Joyce Cusack of DeLand.
Deltona woman beaten in Lake Mary reported missing along with her two kids; husband since jailed & not cooperating
DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a mother and her two children who are considered missing and endangered under suspicious circumstances stemming from a domestic violence situation in Lake Mary involving her husband who has since been apprehended and jailed in Daytona Beach.
DELTONA -- A Deltona man was airlifted by helicopter to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with a non-life threatening bullet wound to his head after he was confronted by two men inside his residence just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a Volusia County Sheriff''s official said.
The clerk told deputies that he was in the back room washing dishes and when he turned around and saw a man with two shirts covering his face standing behind him and pointing a large kitchen knife pointed at him.
"The robber ordered the clerk to open the cash register," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer, and when the clerk complied, "the suspect grabbed money from the register and then ran out the door and headed southbound."
DELTONA The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help this morning in locating a 80-year-old man who has Alzheimer's.
Baltazar Maldonado left his home in Deltona Wednesday afternoon without his cell phone.
"He was last seen at his home on Blackstone Avenue wearing a blue plaid shirt and black pants," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer.
Vehicle found abandoned in Sanford
ORANGE CITY -- A taxi driver was held up at gunpoint early this morning and ordered to drive a man and woman to Orange city before he escaped at the intersection of Volusia and Graves avenues, A Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.
The 2002 Dodge Caravan was later recovered abandoned in Sanford and the duo remain at large.En español, cortesía de Surfer Headline, el galardonado periódico 24/7 servicio deinternet Central Florida...
VCSO: Deputies searching for Deltona mom who fled with her 3 young kids rather than relinquish them to state
Whereabouts unknown since Monday
DELTONA -- A 27-year-old Deltona mother who was court-ordered to relinquish parental rights to her three small children -- ages 8, 6 and 4 months -- and hand them over to DCF, instead has fled and Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding her and her kids, an agency official said this afternoon.
VCSO: Suspect driver and vehicle located this morning, but no charges yet
DELTONA -- An apparent drug deal in Deltona went horribly wrong late Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man who was dragged down the street by a fleeing motorist, an official with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
The victim was identified as Tristan De Joy, who witnesses reported walking late Sunday afternoon to the end of Sonnet Court, the same Deltona road where he lives. Next, a pickup truck was spotted driving to the end of the street, where De Joy was.