Police Arrest Man They Say Stole Cash From Daytona Halifax Humane Society

By on November 1, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police arrested the man who is charged with stealing a cash register and two donation containers from the Daytona Beach Halifax Humane Society and is wanted for other burglaries as well.

On Wednesday, at about 12:25 AM, officers located a red Toyota pickup that had been reported as stolen. It also matched the description of a truck driven by 49-year-old James Donnelly, the suspect in the Humane Society burglary. Officers followed the Toyota as it left a parking spot at an apartment complex on Beach St.

The driver of the Toyota drove the vehicle outside of the complex and attempted to flee police by driving down nearby streets and even driving through a ditch in order to try to elude officers. The officers later used stop sticks on the Toyota, but the driver continued to drive, even though the truck’s tires were deflated.

Police reports say the driver, later identified as Donnelly, parked at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center at 1000 Vine St. and ran on foot through the woods on the east side of the parking lot. That’s when officers caught up to Donnelly.

Donnelly initially complied with officers but then resisted arrest and tried to brace his arms to prevent officers from putting handcuffs on him. Donnelly was ultimately arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to resist arrest, grand theft auto, and driving with a suspended license, on top of his burglary charges.

(Donnelly’s mugshot courtesy Volusia County jail)

For earlier reporting on this story, click here.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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