Mims Murder Suspect Arrested In Ormond Beach After Crashing Vehicle During Police Chase
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // March 22, 2019
Blair charged with Felony Murder, Burglary and Robbery
Editor’s Note: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Daniel Blair, 40, of Mims, was arrested in Ormond Beach as the perpetrator of a homicide that took place Thursday in the 1800 block of Kirby Drive in Titusville.
The investigation began at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday morning when Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Kirby Drive in Titusville where they discovered the deceased body of an adult.
Deputies went to the residence after receiving information from a person who advised that a murder may have been committed at the residence.
The investigation revealed that Blair entered the residence during the early morning hours and attempted to rob the victim who was at the house.
The victim was killed during the robbery and after the murder, Blair confided in an individual that he had committed the murder and was leaving the area. Blair left the residence in the victim’s stolen pickup truck.
Blair was then observed by an Ormond Beach Police officer in the stolen vehicle, in Ormond Beach, at approximately 5 p.m.
Blair fled when officers attempted to arrest him and was taken into custody after he was involved in a traffic crash in an attempt to avoid arrest.
Blair was taken into custody by the Ormond Beach Police Department with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force after an arrest warrant was issued by a Brevard County Judge.
Blair faces local Volusia County charges and will be subsequently charged with Felony Murder, Burglary and Robbery upon his release and extradition to Brevard County.
While the investigation is still ongoing, I want to commend the members of our North Precinct General Crimes Unit, Homicide Agents, Crime Scene Unit, the Ormond Beach Police Department the State Attorney’s Office and our partners at the U.S. Marshals Office for their dedication and commitment to bringing the perpetrator of this violent homicide to justice.
– Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff
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