Convicted felon found with homemade bombs in Volusia, investigators say

in Volusia County News & Events


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Homemade explosives were found during a search of a truck in Volusia County, investigators said.

Damon Lance Gause Jr., 47, was arrested on three felony counts of possession of a homemade explosive device and a charge of carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon.

The situation started just before 4 p.m. Wednesday after an officer with the Ormond Beach Police Department spotted a Ford F-150 parked in a vacant lot on North U.S. 1.

Sheriff’s deputies from Volusia County were called in and waited for the truck’s owner to return, then they approached him.

Gause Jr. had said he was walking the vacant property because he was thinking of buying the land, police said in a news release.