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Armed man vandalized ex-girlfriend’s home before hiding in her attic

By Mason White 11:28 AM October 20, 2017
Jonathan Craig Rollason-Elliott
Jonathan Craig Rollason-Elliott
By: Emily Lewis

A Florida man who was wanted for assault was arrested after returning to his ex-girlfriend’s home and hiding in her attic.

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies were looking for the man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with a handgun.

He fired a round inside the home and punched his former girlfriend in the face.

Jonathan Craig Rollason-Elliott, 26, also known as “Long Jon,” was wanted on charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm, and domestic battery.

Deputies responded to the first break-in at around 12:00 a.m., on Thursday, on Pecan Street, in DeLand.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, told deputies Rollason-Elliott showed up unexpectedly, kicked in the front door, and started arguing with her.

She said he was carrying a handgun, which he pointed at her while screaming. He fired one round at the ceiling, punched her and left.

At 9:30 a.m., as a deputy was patrolling the area, he noticed the front door of the victim’s house open. He went to check on the home and found it “vandalized and spray-painted with vulgar, derogatory comments,” police said.

At around 9:35 a.m., deputies located Rollason-Elliott hiding in the attic. He surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody without incident.

Deputies recovered a .25-caliber Beretta handgun, a baggie of suspected methamphetamine and a smoking device from the attic where the suspect was hiding.

In addition to his first set of charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic battery, he was charged with armed burglary, possession of methamphetamine, criminal mischief and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail.