DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Seaside couple was arrested after they kidnapped a person at gunpoint on Sunday, police stated.
In response to the arrest report, officers responded to studies of an armed girl inside a car close to the Sundown Inn on 544 S. Ridgewood Ave., round 10:42 a.m., and located Derek Pearson, 38, and Shannon Kay, 42, in a silver Subaru Outback with a toddler and an grownup man within the automotive.
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The person within the automotive advised police the couple had kidnapped him from his leisure car earlier that morning, the affidavit stated.
In response to the report, the sufferer advised police he met the couple the day earlier than, when he noticed Peterson carrying two gallons of gasoline alongside Nova Highway, and provided to assist his along with his automotive troubles. The 2 males had been capable of get the automotive working and Peterson requested the sufferer if he would be capable to assist him discover medication, the report stated.
The 2 spent the night time “partying” within the sufferer’s RV, police stated.
The following day, Pearson returned dwelling to find his daughter’s backpack, which contained $80 and his cellphone, was lacking, in accordance with the report.
The 2 returned to the sufferer’s RV, entered by a again entrance, and threatened him with what seemed to be a big caliber revolver and a Taser, the affidavit stated. The couple requested the sufferer what he did with the backpack, and he advised him one other particular person they had been partying with will need to have took it, and he would assist them get it again.
They obtained the sufferer within the automotive, together with their baby, and began driving till the car ran out of gasoline close to the Sundown Inn, in accordance with the report.
In response to the affidavit, when officers arrived to the scene, they observed the toddler was unsecured and was “completely soiled” in urine and feces.
Pearson and Kay advised police the state of affairs “looked bad” however that the gun wasn’t actual and the sufferer was a keen participant within the seek for the backpack, the report stated.
A search of the car confirmed that the gun wasn’t a firearm, however a .177 caliber BB gun, in accordance with the affidavit. The search additionally confirmed the Subaru didn’t belong to the couple, however belonged to Kay’s mother and father, who reported the car lacking earlier that day.
Pearson and Kay are going through expenses of kidnapping, housebreaking, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and aggravated baby abuse.
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