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Volusia County, Florida — A violent suspect in a recent fatal carjacking attempt was spotted and arrested in New Smyrna Beach on Thursday after Volusia sheriff’s deputies, detectives and task force members closed in with the help of a K-9 making the first apprehension of his career.
In recent days, detectives with the East and West Volusia Narcotics Task Forces and task force agents from the Volusia Bureau of Investigations have been in the New Smyrna Beach area conducting surveillance on 22-year-old Nassan Bacon. Bacon had active warrants for aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. He’s also a suspect in another pending case in our county. Bacon was recently seen purchasing a 60-round AK-47 magazine at a New Smyrna Beach gun store.
On Thursday, detectives and task force agents spotted Bacon in a vehicle on Dimmick Street with 2 others, formed a perimeter and moved in to take him into custody. He took off running, eventually hiding behind a house on Palm Street. Bacon was unable to break the perimeter. K-9 Red, Deputy Brett Whitson’s new partner following the retirement of K-9 Endo, quickly tracked Bacon to his hiding spot behind a washer, dryer and other scrap metal.
Bacon was taken into custody, treated for a bite injury on scene and then transported to the hospital for further treatment. The other 2 occupants of the vehicle were found to be carrying concealed firearms and charged accordingly. Bacon was one of two violent felony suspects taken into custody due to these surveillance efforts. A suspect in a recent Daytona Beach shooting was also spotted and identified in another vehicle on Dimmick Street. Bacon and 2 others have been indicted for first-degree murder in a fatal May 22 carjacking attempt outside Florida Technical College in DeLand. That investigation is active and ongoing.
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