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Police: Man arrested after stealing taser, armor from unmarked LCSO vehicle

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 18:15:55-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A Tallahassee man is behind bars after police say he broke into a deputy's unmarked patrol vehicle and stole a taser and armor, among other things.

According to court documents, an unmarked Leon County Sheriff’s office vehicle was burglarized between the night of June 13 and morning of June 14.

Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Isaiah Daniels.

Authorities say the following items were stolen from the patrol vehicle:

  • night vision Googles
  • SWAT gear
  • handcuffs
  • one Harris Radio System
  • one Stinger Spike System for tire deflating
  • one AR magazine pouch containing three 30 round magazines
  • one Glock double magazine pouch containing two magazines loaded with 17 rounds
  • one-point blank soft body armor
  • LCSO medical kit
  • Dell laptop
  • Taser with two taser cartridges

Documents say investigators were able to recover some of the items in a dumpster located on South Adams Street.

Investigators say a fingerprint analysis by LCSO matched Daniels' DNA.

During the investigation, it was also discovered that Daniels was connected to recent string of auto burglaries in the Thomasville Road area.

Documents say as of Friday, Daniels is being held at the Leon County Detention Center.

He is facing a series of charges including wit armed burglary, larceny of law enforcement equipment and vehicle, grand theft of a firearm, and four counts of possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in looking for a suspect involved in recent auto burglaries in the Thomasville Road area.

During an investigation of recent auto burglaries in the Thomasville Road area, detectives from Leon County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit and the Auto Crimes Task Force searched for suspect, 20-year-old Isaiah Daniels.

During the search, they found a .357 Rossi revolver and keys to a stolen vehicle. Detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding Daniels.

Daniels has the following active warrants:

  • Armed Burglary of a Conveyance
  • Possession of a Weapon/Ammunition by Convicted Felon (3 Counts)
  • Grand Theft of Firearm Grand Theft

Please call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 606-3300, or to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward up to $5,000, please call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).