Florida Fugitive’s Instagram Live Helps Deputies Lead to His Arrest
By Fox 35 // December 28, 2019
Suspect wanted for armed carjacking, drive-by shooting
ABOVE VIDEO: A DeLand man is behind bars after being wanted by authorities since November.
DELAND, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A DeLand man is behind bars after being wanted by authorities since November.
Kevin Gaines Jr., 20, was located and arrested Thursday by members of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy reportedly spotted the vehicle Gaines was believed to be driving at 409 W. Beresford Ave.
As deputies surrounded the house, Gaines was live on Instagram at the time.
“In watching the video, Deputy Billy Leven could tell Gaines was inside the house. When he pointed his spotlight into the window, Deputy Leven could see the light show up in the live Instagram video shortly before it abruptly ended,” the sheriff’s office said.
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Deputies from @VolusiaSheriff‘s Office arrest Kevin Gaines, Jr. in Deland. They tracked him down while he was live on @instagram. Held on no bond for grand theft auto, firearm possession, and other charges. #FOX35 #news #update #crime pic.twitter.com/nBzlRK2ZCu
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