Sheriff's Office: Four men beat, burn victim during Deltona home invasion

Sheriff's Office: Four men beat, burn victim during Deltona home invasion

Four suspects forced their way into a Deltona home and proceeded to beat up the occupant and burn him with a metal object, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant, deputies responded to the scene at 3067 Mapleshade St. around 11:15 p.m. Monday and found the victim, 42-year-old Rayborne Nesbitt, in a nearby yard. Nesbitt had cuts and burn marks on his back and head.

The victim told deputies he was in bed around 10 p.m. when he heard a knock at his door. He went to answer, and was confronted by four men wearing masks.

Three of the suspects pointed their guns at him, Nesbitt told deputies, and all four pushed their way into the house while demanding money.

The suspects took turns beating him and burned him.

Eventually, the masked men left with an unknown amount of cash.

Nesbitt was taken to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, where he was treated for his injuries, according to Gant.

Sheriff’s Office investigators are currently working to follow any leads that might help identify the suspects.

Gant said investigators do not believe the incident was just a random break-in.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-860-7030 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at 888-277-TIPS.

Information also can be submitted by downloading the Crime Stoppers smartphone app.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.


— Anthony DeFeo,

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