DELAND, FL - A news story posted on orlandosentinel.com states that a 29-year-old man was arrested last Friday for allegedly helping another suspect beat and rob a disabled DeLand man back in December 2020. According to the DeLand police, the 29-year-old suspect was booked into the Volusia County Jail.
The DeLand suspect was wanted by DeLand Police for allegedly beating and robbing a disabled barber. The attack took place outside a barbershop located in downtown DeLand, Florida. According to DeLand Police Department spokesperson Chris Graham, the incident took place in December. However, the suspect was arrested last week. The news report states that the search for the suspect took several months.
According to the DeLand Police, the previously identified suspect was viewed on security surveillance camera footage repeatedly striking the 43-year-old disabled man in the head using brass knuckles as one other man tragically man robbed the man outside of the First Class Barber Shop. The incident happened on December 13, 2020. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies arrested the suspect.
Criminal investigators believed the suspect had fled to Texas following the event, and arrest records revealed that a judge signed back an affidavit for the suspect's arrest in February.
The suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including aggravated abuse of a disabled adult, aggravated battery, and robbery with a deadly weapon. The suspect's arrest records were not instantly available Monday afternoon, according to the news report. There were no further details regarding the suspect's bail bond or the date of his first hearing.