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Man, 20, charged with home invasion robbery of relative's house

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Alexander Devonte Brown forced his way into a relative's house with a gun and two accomplices and stole $8,100 in items and cash, according to the FCSO.
by: Guest Writer

By: Brittany Kershaw
Flagler County Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Manager

Alexander Devonte Brown, 20 and wanted in connection with a recent home invasion robbery on Pine Grove Drive in Palm Coast, has been located and taken into custody by the Daytona Beach Police Department. The investigation is ongoing to determine the identities of the additional two suspects. 

“Thank you to the Daytona Beach Police Department for their assistance in taking this dangerous suspect into custody,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I would also like to thank our deputies and detectives for quickly solving the case and identifying the primary suspect.” 

The FCSO is asking anyone with additional information on this case to call 386-313-4911 or email [email protected]. Or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477); you can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $5,000.00.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies had responded to a report of a home invasion robbery on Pine Grove Drive in Palm Coast on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The victim told dispatchers that his nephew, 20-year-old Alexander Devonte Brown, knocked on his door. Once inside, Brown pulled out a handgun and forced the victim at gunpoint onto the ground. Brown then allowed two other males, both wearing hoods covering their faces, into the residence. The three suspects proceeded to steal cash, jewelry and other items from the home.

The suspects reportedly stole more than $6,300 worth of items and $1,800 in cash from the residence before fleeing. Deputies secured the area and issued a "be on the look-out" for Brown and the two other suspects to Volusia County and surrounding areas.

Detectives secured an arrest warrant on Thursday, Sept. 19, for Brown for home invasion robbery with a firearm and grand theft with a bond of $110,000.

Brown lives in Daytona Beach and was recently arrested in Volusia County. On Aug. 27, Brown was taken into custody under a Baker Act and just two days later was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest after assaulting a security officer during his stay in the hospital. In April, he was arrested in Volusia County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“This is a dangerous guy who doesn’t think twice about using violence to get what he wants,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I am thankful that the victim managed to escape this situation unharmed. We need to act fast before someone else is not so lucky. My advice to Alexander Brown and the other suspects is to turn yourselves in. We will find you and if you run, you will just go to jail tired.”

Story courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office

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