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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