Deltona man identified as victim of shotgun slaying near DeLand

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Location of shotgun homicide / Headline SurferAntwan Harris, 25-year-old murder victim / Headline SurferVolusia County's first homicide of the New Year was reported in the 900 block of South Parsons Avenue outside DeLand as shown here.
DELAND -- Sheriff's investigators have identified Tuesday night's shotgun slaying victim as 25-year-old Antwan Harris of Deltona.
As reported first by Headline Surfer,  investigators are dealing with Volusia County's first reported murder of 2013, where the victim was dropped off late Tuesday at Florida Hospital Hospital-DeLand where he died less than an 40 minutes later, an agency spokesman said.

Orlando Sentinel: Daytona PD 'publicly identifies' murdered shooting victim

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Rayshard MitchellRayshard L. Mitchell was gunned down Saturday night in the 600 block of Verdell Street. Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call DBPD Detective Bridget Hayden at 386-671-5263 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS.

 DAYTONA BEACH -- The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Daytona Beach police have publicly released the name of the young man shot to death over the weekend, but Headline Surfer has not been given any press release information on the homicide identifying the victim.

Oak Hill property owner reports break-in of shed on premesis

OAK HILL -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office took a report of burglary at 106 West Loop involving the break-in of a shed on the property sometime between Oct. 13 and Wednesday when th report was made.

The property owner didn't have an accounting as to whether anything was actually taken, a Sheriff's deputy noted.

Daytona cops: Possible meth lab chemical spill has stretch of Atlantic Avenue on beachside closed to traffic

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona Beach cops are currently investigating a suspicious incident where a meth lab may have been located in the 900 block of Atlantic Avenue on the beachside.

The incident began to unfold around 7 a.m. after emergency workers were summoned to 900 S Atlantic Avenue (near apartment 4) to investigate a "chemical smell."

"Officers arrived on scene and located what appeared to be an active meth lab," Daytona Beach police Detective John Creamer said.

Orange City man, 67, arrested on charges of downloading porn images of children as young as 2 years old is the 24/7 Internet newspaper in New Smyrna Beach covering Volusia County and Central Floridabeyond

James Otis YoungORANGE CITY -- James Otis Young is a 67-year-old man who lives alone just outside the Orange City limits, the lines on his face giving away his age. But Young had a deep-seeded dirty secret, according to Volusia County deputies who arrested him Monday: Images of 10 pre-pubescent children in various sex acts with each other were seized from his home computer, according to a charging affidavit released to the media with the announcement of his incarceration at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.

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Joseph Diflumera Jr.Joseph Diflumera Jr. is charged with one count of possession of sexual performance by a child and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on $2,500 bond.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 54-year-old Daytona Beach man is facing child pornography charges after sex crimes investigators discovered illegal images on his computer, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The images were uncovered during a routine investigation into illegal on-line activity.

Joseph Diflumera, Jr. had been under investigation for some time after agents received information that he had been downloading child pornography from the Internet, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said.

59-year-old woman found murdered in home near DeLand; person of interest questioned and released

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DELAND -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has launched a murder investigation after a 59-year-old woman was found dead in her home near DeLand late Friday night with obvious signs of fresh trauma to her body.

Sheriff's deputies interviewed a "person of interest" in the killing who knew the victim, but he was released, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said this evening.

Deputies were dispatched to the victim's residence at 88 Melodie Lane just north of DeLand after receiving a 9-1-1 call at 10:35 p.m. Friday reporting that Margaret Gee had been found unresponsive and not breathing.

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies looking for Deltona man named as suspect in stabbings of his parents


Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Sheriff's deputies are looking for Thomas Fey, shown in an updated photo, whom they have named as the suspect in the stabbings of his parents Sunday in the Deltona home they share. If you see him, please call 9-1-1 and report his immediate whereabouts.

DELTONA -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for 28-year-old Thomas Fey, whom they have named as a suspect in the 5 p.m. Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they all shared at 3215 Hyder Ave.

The father, Thomas Fey, 60, and the mother, Theresa Fey, 54, were listed early this morning in stable condition at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where each was admitted for multiple stab wounds. Sheriff's officials did not go into greater detail on the stab wounds except to say the father underwent emergency surgery.

VCSO: Daytona-area Bottle Club shooting victim dies at hospital; 'person of interest sought'

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Person of interest in gunshot murder in Daytona / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Anyone who recognizes this man who is a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting at Papi's Bottle Club or has other helpful information about the shooting is asked to contact investigator Jerry Betz with the Sheriff’s Office’s major case unit or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers by texting “TIP231 plus your message” to CRIMES. Individuals who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- The man shot outside Papi's Bottle Club early Saturday has died and the case is now being investigated as a murder, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.

Investigators don't yet have a suspect in the killing of 28-year-old Terrell A. Lesane of Daytona Beach, cut down by a lone gunman's bullet, just before 5 a.m. at the North Nova Road hangout which caused the crowd to scatter, but they are hoping a snapshot they were able to capture from a nearby surveillance camera will lead them to a man they are calling a "person of interest."

Breaking News: Grand jury hands up capital murder indictment against Edgewater man in roommate suffocation

Brian McLane is indicted on capital murder in Edgewater, FL / Headline SurferDELAND -- The Volusia County Grand Jury returned an Indictment earlier today against against Brian McLane that accuses him of first-degree murder, a capital felony, in relation to the death of his Edgewater roommate on June 3.

The defendant and the victim, 71-year-old Richard Carton, were roommates in a mobile home. The victim was found dead of asphyxiation and/or suffocation.

McLane's indictment paves the way for the office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza to consider whether it will seek the death penalty at trial. LaRizza's office does not comment until a decision has beenmade inhouse whether to seek the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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