Teen arrested, brother sought in Deltona home invasion


DELTONA, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday and an arrest warrant was obtained for his older brother in last week's home invasion in Deltona.

The juvenile suspect, Jackson Holliday, 15, of Deltona, was charged with home invasion robbery with a weapon, aggravated battery, kidnapping, grand theft auto and grand theft in the early-morning July 5 attack on Penton Court.

His brother, 23-year-old Charles Holliday, remained at large Friday evening and is wanted on the same charges.

Information from the victims helped lead investigators to the suspects. Jackson was an acquaintance of 16-year-old victim Christian Jung, and he said Jackson spent several days at the house and always had an interest in Christian's sneaker collection. Along with cash, the items stolen during the robbery included seven pairs of high-end basketball shoes.

Soon, a Sheriff's Office fingerprint analyst had identified two fingerprints from a bloody wall inside the victim's home. The fingerprints belonged to Charles Holliday. That led to a search warrant for the Hollidays' home on Seagate Drive, which led to the recovery of several pieces of evidence. Jackson admitted he had played a part in the home invasion.

Charles Holliday, 23, is pictured in the attached photo from a prior arrest in 2013.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at 888-277-TIPS. Tips also can be submitted by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site. Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.