Update: Rollason-Elliott was arrested around 9:35 a.m. after he returned to the victim’s home. A deputy was conducting an extra patrol in the area when he noticed the front door of the victim’s house was ajar and had been spray-painted. Well aware of the violence that had transpired there overnight, deputies cleared the house and found it in disarray with the curtains cut and vulgar, derogatory comments spray-painted on the walls. Deputies then located Rollason-Elliott hiding in the attic. He surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody without incident.
Deputies recovered a .25-caliber Beretta handgun, a baggie of suspected methamphetamine and a smoking device from the suspect’s attic hiding spot. He received new charges of armed burglary, possession of methamphetamine, criminal mischief and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Those are in addition to his pre-existing charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic battery, for which a judge signed a warrant with no bond allowed pending first appearance. Rollason-Elliott was transported without incident to the Volusia County Branch Jail.
SUSPECT SOUGHT IN VIOLENT, ARMED BREAK-IN OF EX-GIRLFRIEND'S HOME
Volusia County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s DeLand-area home while armed with a handgun, fired a round inside the home and punched her in the face.
Jonathan Craig Rollason-Elliott, 26, also known as “Long Jon,” is wanted on charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic battery.
Deputies responded to the break-in around 12:01 a.m. Thursday on Pecan Street, DeLand. The victim, a 25-year-old woman, told deputies Rollason-Elliott showed up unexpectedly, kicked in the front door and started an argument with her. She said he was carrying a handgun, which he pointed at her while he questioned her and screamed at her. He fired one round at the ceiling, she said, and then punched her and left.
Rollason-Elliott (DOB 4/11/1991) was wearing a black T-shirt and orange camouflage shorts at the time of the incident. He is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, and he's about 6'1" and 150 pounds. His last known address was on Bear Street in Paisley. Detectives are actively pursuing any leads to locate him today and would appreciate help from the public and news media. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or submit a tip anonymously via Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, 888-277-TIPS, for a possible cash reward.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151