Florida man named Charles Harrington arrested for stealing vehicles || Volusia County News

Florida man named Charles Harrington arrested for stealing vehicles

Volusia County News

Volusia County, Fl. — An Ocala man named Charles Harrington has been arrested after police told him he went on a massive crime spree through Volusia County.

A Florida man was very busy Tuesday when the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office called an “impressive crime spree” that involved at least four stolen vehicles and property damage.

Volusia County deputies said they were called out to the Pierson area Tuesday morning to report an accident on US Highway 17 and Palmetto Avenue. Deputies discovered a stolen Ford F-150 truck stuck in the mud up to the tailgate, body camera video shows. No one was inside the truck and the deputy said it was stolen from Marion County.

While investigating the abandoned truck, witnesses ransacked two buildings and reported another Ford F-150 and a forklift stolen. According to the arrest report, the forklift was driven around until the gas ran out. The suspect then stole a Ford F-150 and crashed into the woods. Deputies said the catalytic converter was disconnected from the truck when it was discovered.

Then, the deputies received another tip about theft and a stolen car. At that residence, victims said the suspect took keys and a pair of shoes from the garage and stole a car.

Subsequently, the deputies received another report of theft but it was a four-wheeler. According to his daughter looking after the property, the owner of the four-wheeler was in the hospital with coronavirus at the time of the theft.

Another property owner called the deputy and said that while he was spraying insecticides, he could hear the four-wheeler on his property. According to the arrest report, he began following the tracks and did so until he found a man walking by, who asked if he could drink from the sprinkler. Reportedly, the owner of the property told her that “there was poison in the water lines” and it was not safe to drink.

Eyewitnesses said the man started running after their conversation. Deputies encountered 24-year-old Charles Harrington, walking down County Road 3 when a neighbor reported him jumping a fence and lurking in the woods.

According to the arrest report, all these thefts happened within 18 hours.

“To be clear, this is a very rural area and foot traffic is unheard of in these areas,” the arrested deputy wrote in the report.

The sheriff’s office released body camera video of Harrington’s arrest and one of the Ford trucks crashing into the mud.

When Harrington was stopped by a Volusia County Deputy, the man said he was “swimming” with his “old lady.” In the body camera video, Harrington said he knocked on someone’s door and “asked for some water, but other than that I did nothing.”

The deputy told Harrington that the sheriff’s office was “receiving several calls about you.”

According to the report, the keys to one of the stolen F-150s were found in his pocket, as well as a string linked to another theft. Later, the catalytic converter stolen from the truck was found on an unclaimed four-wheeler.

A deputy handcuffed Charles Harrington and found that there was an open warrant for Harrington out of Marion County.

Harrington has been charged with three counts of unarmed theft and three counts of grand theft of less than $100,000.

Stay tuned for more updates and Volusia County News.

Father shot daughter’s boyfriend in Daytona Beach

shot daughter’s boyfriend in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA: The reports say during a violent dispute a father shot his daughter’s boyfriend on Friday night in Daytona Beach.

Records say the shooting took place before 11 p.m. Friday at a home on the 1900 block of Forest Avenue in Daytona Beach.

26-year-old Vincent Moore was attacking the daughter. The parents of the girl heard her screaming. As per the reports, the girl was bleeding from her mouth and face.

“The parents said they tried to break up the fight to no avail,” deputies said. “The father told detectives he fired one warning shot into the ground while the mother tried to get Moore to leave.”

Deputies said the father shot Moore for safety after Moorestarted attacking the mother.

“Moore was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition,” deputies added. “Moore’s girlfriend had several visible injuries to her face and mouth, consistent with having been battered.”

The charges have not been filed against the father.

The investigation is ongoing.


3-month-old baby with scabies left on the doorstep in Volusia County

Deputies said a Deltona woman abandoned her 3-month-old baby on the doorstep of a home. As per the reports, Melissa Kelley is charged with unlawful desertion and child neglect.

3-month-old baby with scabies left on

Records show Patricia said Kelley placed the infant at her feet and said she could no longer care for the child. Also, Kelley reportedly told Patricia that the child’s father would come and pick the baby up. Patricia called 911 and Volusia County deputies responded to a home on Sedgfield Avenue.

A report says, “Melissa advised Patricia to not touch due to the infant being infected with scabies”. “Melissa then fled the area. Patricia informed Deputy Campbell the infant was abandoned with a soiled diaper, a half can of powdered baby formula, an empty baby bottle, and two soiled baby towels.”

Deputies said that Patricia discovered the baby was the child of her daughter’s boyfriend, Clayton Zinck. Records show Kelley reportedly sent text messages stating that she was going to use “drugs” in an attempt to commit suicide due to the baby’s father not wanting to continue a relationship with her.

According to the reports, Kelley was taken to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Jail. The baby was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Pedestrian struck and killed Sunday in Volusia County

As per the recently released reports, a woman was struck and killed Sunday evening while trying to cross a road in Volusia County.

and killed Sunday in Volusia County

The reports show the victim is from DeLand. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 17 near Williamsburg Road.

Deputies said the pedestrian was crossing U.S. 17 just north of the intersection when she was struck by a car. Record says the car was driven by a 26-year-old Deltona woman.

Troopers said the driver swerved, but the front, left side of the car struck the woman. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was wearing a seat belt and she was not injured. The FHP is doing further investigation. No details about the victim are released. Stay Updated!