Daytona Beach, FL – A Daytona Beach man already on probation for crimes committed as a juvenile ends up behind bars again after detectives say he posted photos of himself on social media holding stolen guns in a stolen vehicle.
18-year-old Juice J. Perez will appear in court again later this month following his arrest on Monday (January 7th) at the Volusia County Juvenile Detention Center on Old DeLand Road. He’s currently held without bond at Volusia County Jail on four felony counts of grand theft auto, grand theft firearm, armed burglary and possession of weapon/ammo by a delinquent.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Perez was linked to a Christmas Day vehicle break-in in Ormond Beach thanks to information provided by the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Officers who responded to a home on Twin River Drive that morning discovered two guns left in a Nissan Tundra by the owner stolen, both of which then surfaced on Perez’s Instagram account, per the report. One was a black/silver SCCY .380 caliber and the other a black/silver CZ P07 nine-millimeter.
Another photo found on Perez’s account showed a pair of fully loaded nine-millimeter magazines, both of which were also taken from the vehicle on Twin River Drive, according to investigators.
A third photo on social displayed Perez holding a stolen Glock 23 .40 caliber gun which investigators think came from another vehicle break-in in Ormond Beach, per the report. Similar clothes he wore in that photo were found in a stolen Hyundai Elantra the day after Christmas, one which detectives think Perez was using at the time he broke into the vehicle on Twin River Drive and then abandoned in front of a home on Cannon Street in Daytona Beach.
VCSO made the arrest after the owner of the guns stolen from the vehicle on Twin River Drive positively identified the guns and magazines shown on the Instagram photos as his own.
The report noted that Perez had been arrested “several” times in the past while he was underage for a variety of charges, including grand theft auto, burglary of a dwelling, shooting deadly missiles into a dwelling/vehicle/building and resisting an officer.