• Search on for kidnapping suspect in Port Orange

    By: Elyna Niles-Carnes , Cierra Putman


    PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Port Orange police said Friday they need the community’s help to find a man accused of kidnapping a woman outside a gas station.

    Police were called to the Spruce Creek Shell gas station at 5784 Taylor Branch Road at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

    Witnesses told police that Karon Watson, 32, of Daytona Beach and Damoya Davis, 22, of Port Orange, arrived at the gas station, but that Davis removed several bags from the car and went inside the store alone and asked someone on the phone for a ride, police said.

    Watson yelled at her to get inside the car, police said. Davis refused and that’s when the Watson grabbed her and forced her inside the car, police said.

    A witness told police that Watson had a black gun in the front waistband of his pants, investigators said.

    Davis was found safe Friday afternoon, but Watson has not been found, police said.

    Police said the two have a domestic relationship and a child together.

    The vehicle they left in is a white 2017 Toyota Camry bearing Florida tag CTI-U25.

    Port Orange police are looking for a woman that may be a victim of a kidnapping.
    Source: Port Orange Police Department
    Port Orange police are looking for an attempted kidnapper.
    Source: Port Orange Police Department

    Anyone with information has been asked to contact Detective Sgt. Thomas Aiken at 386-527-5653. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) or text a tip by texting “TIP231” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

    A $5,000 reward has been offered for any information.

    Channel 9’s Cierra Putman is following this developing story. Follow her on Twitter and Eyewitness News for updates.



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