(Deputy Rossi's patrol car after the hit-and-run crash; photo courtesy FCSO)
Deputies successfully deployed stop sticks near the Walmart in Ormond Beach, bringing the chase to an end. The driver, 37-year-old Jason Klokow, was arrested for robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement. The passenger, who fled the vehicle after it was stopped, was found near the back of the Walmart. Christopher McMillian, 28, was arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement and accessory after the fact. He had an active warrant out of Daytona Beach for failure to pay child support.
“We’re grateful for the assistance of the surrounding agencies in helping us take these two dangerous dirtbags into custody before they seriously hurt someone,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Our deputies did an outstanding job apprehending these two armed robbers. Deputy Rossi is going to be okay and back out fighting crime before we know it. Two more beds are filled at the Green Roof Inn.”
McMillian and Klokow are being held at the Volusia County Jail, but they're scheduled to be transferred to the Flagler County Detention Facility in the near future. Both men have prior arrest histories in Volusia County, but according to FCSO, this is their first arrests for crimes committed in Flagler County.
(Klokow, left, and McMillian, right; photos courtesy the Volusia County Jail)
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