Burglary suspect accused of breaking into couple’s home, assaulting elderly homeowner

VOLUSIA COUNT , Fla. — A burglary suspect is behind bars after Volusia County deputies say he broke into a home and assaulted an elderly homeowner.

On Monday evening, the sheriff’s office said they received several calls about a suspect jumping on roofs and running through yards near Holly Hill.

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While deputies were in the neighborhood, a woman called 911 to report that a man broke into her home and pushed her husband to the ground before running away.

The woman told deputies she and her husband had heard a noise and saw the man — later identified as Shawn Loncala — standing in the dining room.

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According to deputies, Loncala then pushed the homeowner and ran out the front door.

Loncala was later spotted by deputies and taken into custody without incident.

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Loncala was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault/battery and battery on a person 65 or older, in addition to several outstanding warrants.

He was booked into the Volusia County Jail on no bond.

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