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VOLUSIA DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR WANTED SUSPECT KEVIN GAINES JR. OF DELAND
Tonight, members of the Volusia Sheriff’s Office are actively looking for 20-year-old Kevin Gaines Jr. of DeLand, who is wanted on several new charges in addition to bond revocation for previous weapons charges.
Gaines is charged with grand theft auto, resisting a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended license. He also has numerous felony arrest warrants for bond revocation for discharging a firearm from a vehicle, two counts of delinquent in possession of a firearm, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and driving without a valid license.
Gaines, who is known to carry firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous, was in the news last year after he was arrested in two separate crimes: an armed carjacking in Deltona in December 2018 and a drive-by shooting at an Ormond Beach skating rink in November 2018. There were 300 to 400 people at the skating rink at the time of the shooting; no one was injured, but a vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and a bullet went through the window of a nearby daycare center. Further details are at: https://www.volusiasheriff.org/news/update-suspect-arrested-during-deltona-carjacking-investigation-charged-in-ormond-beach-shooting.stml
Anyone with information about Gaines' whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at (386) 736-5999 or contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 277-TIPS; calls to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
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