Man receives life in prison after leading police on chase following armed robbery in Ormond Beach

Darryl Duffy was one of two suspects who robbed 7-Eleven store in 2019

Darryl Duffy. (Image: Flagler County Sheriff's Office)
Darryl Duffy. (Image: Flagler County Sheriff's Office) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – One of two suspects in a 2019 armed robbery in Ormond Beach and later led police on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to life in prison, according to State Attorney’s Office.

Darryl Duffy, of Palatka, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison plus 15 years, following his conviction on March 31.

Duffy’s criminal history included nine prior felony convictions, according to the State Attorney’s Office, and he was sentenced as a prison release re-offender because he had committed the robbery within three years of his previous sentence.

Duffy and Jamier Scott, both 30, robbed a 7-Eleven store along North Nova Road in Ormond Beach at gunpoint on Feb. 20, 2019, making off with $170.87, records show.

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The men were driving at more than 100 mph across the Volusia County line into Bunnell before deputies managed to blow out their car’s tires. Deputies said the men ran into nearby woods. Body camera video shows a Volusia County deputy directing a dog into the woods to arrest them.

The State Attorney’s Office said Scott previously pleaded guilty and received 30 years in prison.

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