Suspect’s live Instagram feed leads to his arrest in Florida
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida arrested a man wanted for grand auto theft after confirming he was inside a home by watching the suspect live on Instagram, authorities said Saturday.
A deputy verified they were at the correct house Thursday night by shining a flashlight in the window and seeing the light in the background of the video that Kevin Gaines was streaming live, according to a statement from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Gaines, 20, surrendered after deputies and DeLand police officers surrounded the house, the sheriff’s office said.
Gaines was facing charges of possession of a firearm by a delinquent, along with warrants for auto theft, criminal mischief and not possessing a valid driver’s license, among other charges.
Online records showed no attorney listed for Gaines. Jail records show he was in custody on Saturday.