Robbery Suspect in Florida Nabbed after 3-County Chase

Posted at 9:14 PM, Nov 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-27 16:44:49-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Flagler County man suspected of robbery led police officers on a car chase through three counties before being apprehended.

The chase Thursday night started shortly after the suspect, Daniel J. Ruddell, 45, of Palm Coast, Fla., robbed a Daytona Beach Circle K store, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. He threatened the clerk with a bottle of liquid he claimed was toxic before driving away in his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado.

 He then led police in a chase through Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties before crashing his vehicle in St. Johns County. He was taken to a nearby hospital before being arrested and charged with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude with property damage.

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