Daytona Beach, FL - A man who went into the 7-11 on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, armed with a handgun in February 2019, is going to be spending the rest of his life in prison. Thirty-year-old Darryl Duffy was convicted on charges of armed robbery and fleeing/eluding three weeks ago following a jury trial. He's also sentenced to 15 years in prison consecutively on the fleeing and eluding charges.
Duffy's co-defendant, 30-year-old Jamier Scott, pled guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The pair got $170.87 in cash before leading law enforcement from several agencies acros Volusia and Flagler counties.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza stated following the sentence, “At 30 years old, the defendant had accrued 9 prior felony convictions. This is why we have a Prison Release Reoffender law – to ensure the citizens of this circuit remain safe and sound. Our community is safer because of the quality of our law enforcement partners and the relationship we share with each other.”
Volusia Sheriff Michael Chitwood commented following the sentence, “Darryl Duffy has committed his last gunpoint robbery, and the citizens of Volusia County and all of Central Florida are safer with him locked away from society. I’m proud of the work our deputies and all our law enforcement partners did on the night of this robbery, and grateful to State Attorney Larizza and the prosecutors who worked so hard to get this conviction.”
Chief Jesse Godfrey, of the Ormond Beach Police Department, said, “I am very proud of the professionalism and diligent efforts shown by my officers, the other law enforcement agencies involved and our State Attorney’s Office in regards to the apprehension, prosecution and incarceration of this dangerous individual. This is a shining example of how important teamwork, communication and cooperation between agencies is crucial to effective criminal justice work!”
Assistant State Attorney Ashley Terwilleger, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case with Chief Assistant State Attorney John Reid. Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman presided over the case and pronounced the sentence.