Bunnell, FL- A tri-county law enforcement effort on Friday, led to the arrest of two men that stole two car haulers from Exclusive Global Logistics in Jacksonville. Fleet manager for the company, Dustin Lyons, contacted the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Lyons was tracking the vehicles with GPS and told deputies that they were headed southbound on I-95 into Flagler County.
FCSO began coordination efforts with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and then asked for Volusia County’s helicopter. During this time, the fleet manager, Lyons, gave continuous updates to FCSO. Flagler County deputies caught up with the car haulers at MM 292 and began following.
One car hauler took the Old Dixie Highway exit and parked in a lot at 35 Caroline Street. The driver, identified as 56-year-old Luis Moya, got out of the truck and fled on foot into the woods. VCSO deputies assisted FCSO with setting a perimeter. After an extensive search, Moya was found. He only surrendered when a Volusia County K9 officer was deployed. The K9 officer grabbed Moya by the right bicep and held him down until he could be handcuffed. Moya got medical treatment at Florida Hospital Flagler then was taken to the Flagler County Jail.
The driver of the other car hauler, 51-year-old Orlando Barcelo, made it to Volusia County and southbound MM 245. VCSO deputies conducted a felony stop there and took Barcelo into custody.
Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly thanked the Jacksonville and Volusia County Sheriff’s offices for help in apprehending the thieves. Staly went on, Thankfully, we were able to make the arrest and return all the stolen property to the owner. To the VCSO K9 who took a bite out of crime I want to say Good Boy!”
Luis Moya is charged with grand theft and resisting an officer without violence. He is in custody at the Flagler County Jail on a $3000.00 bond. Orlando Barcelo is charged with grand theft and burglary of a structure or conveyance. He’s in custody at the Volusia County Jail on a $15,000.00 bond.