Ormond Beach, FL - A 21-year-old man is spending Christmas Day in jail after Volusia Sheriff's deputies arrested him in Ormond Beach on Christmas Eve. VSO reports that Steven M. Hasugulgum was outside a home located at 1900 Myrtle Jo Drive around 6 p.m. when an 11-year-old girl who lived at the home opened a sliding glass door. The girl told deputies that Hasugulgum stepped toward her, put his finger to his lips and told her to "Shhh." She retreated as the suspect came into the house after her. Her father came into the room and chased Hasugulgum from the house.
VSO deputies and Ormond Beach Police responded and set up a perimeter in the area with a Sheriff's Office K-9 unit tracking the suspect. Home surveillance video allowed law enforcement to get a look at the suspect.
About 40 minutes later, around 6:40 p.m., a woman a few streets over at 1900 Nelson Avenue, reported that she saw her locked doorknob twisting and opened the front door. She was met by a stranger acting erratically and holding a hammer who matched Hasugulgum's description. She said she asked if she could help him but then closed the door and locked it. The suspect ran toward the woman's SUV and tried the handle. She hit the panic alarm and he ran off.
The search for Hasugulgum continued. He eventually showed up on Myrtle Jo Drive where he was arrested without incident around 7:26 p.m.
Hasugulgum has an address in Daytona Beach but is a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia. He is charged with burglary with battery, attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling and attempted burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. Hasugulgum's bond is set at $20,000.