A 29-year-old man was arrested by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) after he was allegedly spotted entering a storm-damaged Daytona Beach home through a broken window.
According to a social media post from VCSO, a witness called the sheriff’s office on Friday and reported that a suspicious man was walking along S Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach. The witness advised that this man was looking at homes in the area that were damaged by Tropical Storm Nicole.
The caller advised that this man, later identified as Joshua Jerrell Bowie, approached one of the damaged homes on S Atlantic Avenue and allegedly entered the residence through a broken window.
Deputies quickly arrived on scene and took Bowie into custody. VCSO stated that Bowie is from Marion County, and he had been dropped off in the Daytona Beach area by his friends.
Back in February of 2022, Bowie was arrested in Volusia County in connection with the theft of an automobile. According to VCSO, Bowie had been released from jail just seven days prior to this incident at the Daytona Beach residence.
On Friday, Bowie was arrested and transported to Volusia County Jail where he is currently being held on $1,000 bond. He is facing a charge for loitering or prowling.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.