Man arrested in Ormond Beach faces murder charges in Lake County

Roger Gilbert, 35, faces two counts of second-degree murder in Lake County.

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A man, who was arrested in Ormond Beach after running away from an attempted traffic stop, now faces murder charges stemming from a shooting inside a Lake County home that killed two people, according to the sheriff’s office.

Roger Gilbert, 35, has been locked up in Volusia County since Aug. 26, when he was arrested inside a Dollar Tree following a brief chase.

Gilbert is now believed to have taken part in the shooting deaths of David Mikell and Shane Clements, according to a news release. The deadly shooting happened inside a home at 45918 Pennsylvania Ave. in Altoona on Aug. 25.

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Ormond Beach police became involved the next day when officers said they were called to the area of West Granada Boulevard and South Perrott Drive due to reports of a vehicle with a bullet hole in it.

Investigators said they spotted the white Volvo and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle drove off but slammed into another vehicle, records show.

Officers said Gilbert ran away from the crash, but the driver of the car — Samantha Butler, 29 — was dead inside the Volvo. The medical examiner later determined that Butler died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, records show.

Police said they followed Gilbert into a Dollar Tree where he continued his attempt to get away from officers. Officers eventually shocked Gilbert with a Taser and placed him in cuffs, records show.

Gilbert was found with a stolen gun in his waistband, according to a charging affidavit. He is being held in Volusia County on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft and resisting an officer without violence.

He now faces two counts of second-degree murder in Lake County.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.