Texas Murder Suspect Spotted in Daytona Beach, Arrested by Volusia County Sherriff’s Office

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Jason Gibson, 38, arrested Tuesday afternoon, charged with homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to license plate reader technology that alerted law enforcement that his stolen vehicle was in the area.

Jason Gibson, 38, was arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled from a converging group of Daytona Beach and Holly Hill police, Volusia County sheriff’s deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals’ fugitive task force.

Gibson drove his car at a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy and HHPD officer as he fled, later bailed out on foot and was taken into custody at a Daytona Beach office building.

In addition to his out-of-state charges of homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and larceny, Gibson was charged locally with two counts of aggravated assault for driving at the two law enforcement officers as he attempted to get away.

In the Thanksgiving Day home invasion in northeast El Paso, a man was killed and his wife and son were critically wounded by gunshots.

Juan Salas, 58, died at the scene. Lorenza Salas, 58, and Johnathon Salas, 24, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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