VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida deputies say they apprehended a fugitive carjacking suspect as he was livestreaming on Instagram.
Kevin Gaines, 20, was captured at his home Thursday night after six weeks on the run, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies released body cam video showing them watching Gaines’ live on Instagram, Fox 35 Orlando reported Saturday.
“In watching the video, Deputy Billy Leven could tell Gaines was inside the house,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “When he pointed his spotlight into the window, Deputy Leven could see the light show up in the live Instagram video shortly before it abruptly ended.”
“Get to the house, he just shut his live off and said the cops are here,” a deputy is heard saying in the video.
During the video, a woman is heard saying to the deputies surrounding the house that Gaines wasn’t inside.
However, 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,” according to VCSO.
The fugitive carjacking suspect was wanted on previously wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a December 2018 arrest.
He was also wanted for another outstanding warrant in a separate case in which he was accused of riddling a car with rounds from an AR-15 style rifle. That incident took place at a skating rink and deputies said there were 300 to 400 people there at the time.
He was being held without bail after his apprehension, according to deputies.