VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – Three occupants of a fleeing vehicle were taken into custody overnight after speeding away 20+ miles from an attempted traffic stop in Daytona Beach. According to authorities, just before 2 a.m., An Air One helicopter unit was on proactive patrol when the crew spotted a vehicle driving recklessly in Daytona Beach. A deputy attempted a traffic stop, and the vehicle fled at high speed, heading out of Daytona Beach and eventually into northwest Volusia County as Air One followed overhead.
Three occupants bailed out and hid off Clinton Cemetery Road, throwing a loaded AR-15-style short barreled rifle and a bag of cocaine into the woods, where both were later recovered by deputies. An additional firearm was recovered from their vehicle.
As Deputies approached with a K-9, all three suspects announced themselves, put their hands in the air and were taken into custody without incident.
27 year-old Lee Chappell was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, resisting on officer without violence and a habitual traffic offence, along with several traffic citations. He has a prior conviction for fleeing and resisting arrest in 2016.
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35 year-old Marcus Williams was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and resisting an officer without violence. His criminal history totaled 25 pages including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and armed burglary of an occupied dwelling, fleeing, resisting and various other charges.
21 year-old Trayvone Addison was charged with resisting an officer without violence. His criminal history includes two recent convictions for carrying a concealed firearm in 2021 and 2022.
All three defendants list addresses in Crescent City. They were transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where they each remained in custody as of this morning.