Dropped Motel Key Leads To Suspect’s Arrest In Holly Hill

By on July 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Holly Hill, FL – Holly Hill Police have arrested 21-year-old Kelix Moon after his motel room key was found at the scene of the crime. Officers were called to a home in the 700 block of State Avenue around 6:14 a.m. today (July 22). The victim told them that he saw Moon in his garage at about 5:45 a.m.

The victim confronted Moon who pushed him to the ground as he was trying to escape. The victim sustained minor injuries in the fall. He attempted to catch up with Moon, who had run northbound on State Avenue. The victim told police that a child’s Razor scooter, valued at $400, a skateboard valued at $100 and a gas-powered weed eater valued at $50 were missing from his garage.

During the investigation of the area, officers found a motel room key from the Twi-Light Motel believed to have been dropped by the suspect. Officers went to the motel located on Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill to room number 9. Contact was made with Moon and his girlfriend, Izetta Marie Pierce. Police secured consent to search the room where they found the skateboard and the child’s scooter. A further search outside found the weedeater.

Moon’s story is that he was walking on State Avenue when he noticed the garage door at the residence was slightly open. He admitted he went inside and stole the property in question but says he did not confront the victim or push him. Moon said he heard the man yell at him but kept going.

Moon is in the Volusia County Jail charged with two felonies: Burglary of an Occupied Structure and Theft of over $300. He also has a misdemeanor battery charge. His bond is set at $8500.

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