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NC fugitive arrested while posing as homeless man in Florida

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Damon Kennedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A fugitive from North Carolina was caught in Daytona Beach, Florida last week posing as a homeless person and living in the woods.

Damon Kennedy, 42, was arrested outside of a local restaurant in connection with a June 29 incident in Havelock, N.C., according to WFTV. He allegedly led police on a pursuit after he was found driving a stolen vehicle.

One person in the vehicle jumped out during the chase, while two more were let out. Police say he eventually rammed two law enforcement vehicles before escaping the scene on foot.

He is facing charges of fleeing to elude arrest, resisting an officer, assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, assaulting a government official, damage to property, possession of stolen goods and reckless driving. He was also wanted in South Carolina and Tennessee.

He is being held in a Florida jail and awaiting extradition to N.C.

The investigation is ongoing.