During a sentencing hearing Tuesday, February 6, Caisy Frank, was sentenced to life in prison as a Prison Releasee Reoffender for committing an auto burglary and stealing a firearm in Flagler County.
In November 2023, a jury found him guilty of Burglary while Armed with a Firearm, Grand Theft (Firearm), Possession of Firearm by Convicted In-State Felon, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, two counts of Grand Theft and Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information.
Frank was arrested on March 30, 2021 after analysts in the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) were able to pinpoint the location of the suspect vehicle to John D. McArthur State Park in North Palm Beach, and notified Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) who caught him in the act of burglarizing more vehicles and then led FWC on a chase. At the time he was a fugitive wanted in both Georgia and New York.
“This is one of the cases that shows how important our RTCC is to solving crimes and stopping a dangerous criminal. Without our RTCC and advancements in technology that we have implemented since I’ve been Sheriff, it would have taken much longer to solve this case,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Due to the hard work and training of our RTCC analysts and coordination with FWC, this convicted felon and multiple state repeat offender proved he is not capable of rehabilitation and now gets to live out the rest of his life behind bars.”
Frank still has similar counts pending from other counties throughout the state of Florida.
Original News Release Below:
On March 30, 2021, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) responded to a delayed report of a car burglary, which happened earlier in the day at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The victims advised their vehicle was broken into and a firearm, money, and several credit cards were stolen.
One victim reported that his credit cards had been used at Target and Walmart in Palm Coast the same day. Surveillance footage was gathered and the suspect vehicle appeared to be a newer GMC Yukon.
Through investigative means and the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), FCSO analysts located a vehicle matching the description and were able to track the vehicle from the park to Target and discovered the car was a rental vehicle from Orlando. FCSO General Assignment Detectives were able to track the vehicle to South Florida.
On March 31, 2021, FCSO was able to pinpoint the location of suspect vehicle to John D. McArthur State Park in North Palm Beach, FL. This information was provided to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in an attempt to locate the vehicle.
FWC located the suspect vehicle in the John D. McArthur State Park where the vehicle fled. FWC pursued the vehicle and driver, later identified as Caisy Frank (DOB: 5/6/1980), who eventually had to stop the vehicle because of an open drawbridge on the Donald Ross Bridge in Juno Beach, FL.
Once stopped, Frank began throwing items and evidence over the bridge, including a firearm before being secured by FWC. The firearm was later recovered by FWC and was confirmed to have been the stolen firearm from the Washington Oaks Gardens car burglary.
Upon searching Frank’s vehicle, FWC Officers located a Target and Walmart bag containing items that were purchased fraudulently at the Target and Walmart in Flagler County using the stolen credit cards.
Caisy Frank is a convicted felon in the State of Florida, was a fugitive from Georgia and New York with an active warrant from Georgia for Larceny from an Automobile, and an active warrant from New York for Parole Violation for a weapon’s offense.
“This type of crime would have taken days, to months, and possibly years or maybe never solved if we had not implemented cutting edge technology and created our Real Time Crime Center,” Sheriff Staly said. “The work of our crime analytics team along with constant communication between detectives and other agencies allowed law enforcement to arrest him once we found his current location. Of course a raised draw bridge helped too! This is a great example of how serious we are about keeping our community safe, keeping crime out of Flagler County and felons where they belong in jail. Don’t come to our county to commit crimes. We are going to get you.”
Caisy Frank was taken into custody by FWC and taken to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) jail. He’s was charged by FWC with Fleeing to Elude and Burglary. He has other charges against him in multiple counties including Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis, Tampering with Evidence, out of County Warrants, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Giving False Name to Law Enforcement Officers and being a Fugitive from Justice.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has charged Caisy Frank with Burglary, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, two counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and two counts of Grand Theft. For those charges he is held on a $105,000.00 bond.
Further charges may be pending while the investigation continues.