DELAND, Florida – Bodycam footage shows the moment Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to pinpoint the exact location of a wanted Florida man who was using Instagram Live at a residence in DeLand, Florida on Thursday.
20-year-old Kevin Gaines Jr. was wanted on several new charges in addition to bond revocation for previous weapons charges.
A deputy spotted a vehicle that Gaines was believed to be using at a residence on West Beresford Avenue.
The Florida man was live on Instagram at the time, and in watching the video, Deputy Billy Leven could tell Gaines was inside the house.
When the deputy pointed his spotlight into the window, he could see the light show up in the live Instagram video shortly before it abruptly ended.
Deputies and DeLand police officers surrounded the house, and Gaines surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.
During a search of the house, three firearms were recovered, along with a fourth found underneath a vehicle in the driveway.
Gaines was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a delinquent, along with his warrants for grand theft auto, criminal mischief, and no valid driver’s license, along with warrants for bond revocation on previous charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, two counts of possession of a firearm by a delinquent, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and no valid driver’s license.
The Florida man was in the news last year after he was arrested in two separate crimes: an armed carjacking in Deltona in December 2018 and a drive-by shooting at an Ormond Beach skating rink in November 2018.
There were 300 to 400 people at the skating rink at the time of the shooting; no one was injured, but a vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and a bullet went through the window of a nearby daycare center.