Woman buried in backyard, identified

Woman buried in backyard, identified

Deltona, Florida — A woman who was buried in the back yard of her Volusia County residence has been positively identified as 75-year-old Gail Caulfield. The identification was confirmed Friday, May 19. On May 12, an autopsy confirmed that the woman had died from a gunshot wound. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, on […]

Man stabbed his parents on Thanksgiving

Man stabbed his parents on Thanksgiving

A Port Orange man faces two counts of attempted murder after he stabbed his parents on Thanksgiving day. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Costa Del Sol Drive. Volusia County deputies say 34-year-old Edwin N. Daugherty became “irate” after his mother, Patsy Daugherty, told him to be quiet. According to reports, when Patsy […]

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was fatally shot Tuesday evening while chasing down an armed suspect who had fled and fired at deputies in Deltona. K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital following the shooting. He passed away shortly after arrival. According to a press release, Forrest was shot at about 7:16 p.m. near […]

Man jumped from truck, was upset with his friends

Man jumped from truck, was upset with his friends

[Last updated on September 6, 2016, at 3:16 p.m. A previous version of this article stated that the men searched for two hours. Investigators have since corrected that time to 30 minutes.]   The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death of an Ocala man who jumped from a moving truck Saturday. Deputies […]

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]

FHP: Meth lab found inside truck

FHP: Meth lab found inside truck

Volusia County – At  approximately 11:44 a.m., on April 12, 2016, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper  saw a 1996 Mazda Protégé with illegal window tint traveling southbound on U.S. 17. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 17, near State Road 40. The driver was later identified as Jesse Wayne Spencer, 32 , […]

Stolen GPS lead to victim

Stolen GPS lead to victim

Volusia County — A stolen GPS unit led Volusia County sheriff’s deputies straight to the victim of a weekend car burglary and helped put the suspect behind bars. The suspect, Dewey Smith, 31, of Deltona, was the passenger in a pickup a deputy pulled over for just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. When the deputy, […]

VCSO: An officer and a gentleman

VCSO: An officer and a gentleman

  Volusia County — Morris Froscher, a patrol deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, was honored this past April in Tallahassee with a National Sheriff’s Association Crime Victim Services Award for routinely going above and beyond the normal call of duty to assist and support victims. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson nominated Froscher for […]

Medical office manager wanted and on the run

Medical office manager wanted and on the run

DeBary, Florida — When a DeBary doctor recently tried to use his business’ credit card and it was declined, he knew something was wrong. He just didn’t know how wrong — until an investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the doctor’s former office manager had ripped him off for more than $100,000. […]

A pit bull defends his home from a burglar

A pit bull defends his home from a burglar

Deltona, Florida — A pit bull in Volusia County literally took a bite out of crime while defending his home and sleeping owner. At approximately 4:30 a.m., a man was awakened by a loud crash and the sound of his pit bull barking. The 24-year-old jumped out of bed and ran into the front room […]

Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Her Mother 4 Years Later

Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Her Mother 4 Years Later

Deltona, Florida — A Deltona mother who hasn’t seen her daughter since 2009 was finally reunited with her today, May 17, 2014, thanks to the determined efforts of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Prosecutor from the State Attorney’s Office and a Deputy United States Marshal. Jodie Borchert had legal custody of her daughter, Sarah […]

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

  Deltona, Florida — When the lights went out in Deltona on Sunday, an illegal marijuana growing operation was revealed. A transformer fuse on a utility pole had blown, blacking out one to two blocks of homes. Utility workers were dispatched to repair and restore the electricity in the area. Shortly after making the repairs, […]

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

Deltona, Florida — Three women were arrested for child abuse Friday after slapping, kicking, and choking a teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off so they could beat her with belts. The women said they were disciplining the girl because she had been suspended from school. Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded […]

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

  Deland, Florida — On Sunday February 9, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Volusia County dispatch received a 911 call from a business owner stating he was holding a burglary suspect at gunpoint. At 9:14 a.m. Deputy Wagers arrived on the scene to find the owner of West Crane Services holding suspect Dale Stewart, 43, […]

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

  Volusia County, Florida — A robbery suspect is now under arrest in Volusia County after firing shots at Deputy John Vedder of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. On January 15, 2014 the Kangaroo Express located at 1701 N. Volusia Avenue, in Orange City was robbed and Dominic Jorgensen-Cloutier,16, was the main suspect in the […]

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

  Deltona, Florida — Already in jail on accusations of date rape, a 32-year-old Deltona firefighter is now facing additional charges after three more women came forward following news coverage of Terry Freeman’s arrest to report that Freeman had done the same thing to them. In addition, an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against […]

Skeletal Remains Found In Ormond Beach

Skeletal Remains Found In Ormond Beach

  Ormond Beach, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains that were found early morning on January 4, 2013 near Ormond Beach. According to reports, an initial assessment of the remains determined that they are old, naturally bleached, and covered in mold. A few pieces of clothing […]

Grandfather Bruce Fleming Shot On Christmas Day

Grandfather Bruce Fleming Shot On Christmas Day

  Deltona, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after gunfire on Christmas morning in Deltona claimed the life of Bruce Fleming, 69. Investigators say they are trying to determine if the shooting was accidental, and if it was a stray bullet that hit Fleming. Deputies were dispatched to 3220 Cadehill Drive after […]

Christy Bostic-Petrain Charged With Child Neglect

Christy Bostic-Petrain Charged With Child Neglect

  New Smyrna, Florida — On December 16, 2013 at approximately 1:38 p.m., a witness contacted the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and advised she observed an intoxicated person operating a motor vehicle with a juvenile inside. The witness stated she pulled into the Walmart parking lot at 3155 SR 44, New Smyrna Beach and parked […]