Armed robbery suspect’s girlfriend also arrested after deputies search home following 11-hour standoff

Allison Jill Lauricella’s booking photo from the Sumter County Detention Center

The girlfriend of a longtime Villages restaurant server who was arrested in connection with an armed robbery also landed in jail Tuesday after deputies executed a search warrant at her parents’ Village of LaBelle North home.

Allison Jill Lauricella, 31, was arrested shortly after Tuesday’s 11-hour standoff and subsequent high-speed chase involving 33-year-old Brian Christopher Davis came to an end in Lake County. He is accused of robbing a Belle Glade Country Club manager early Tuesday morning and then barricading himself in the Designer home owned by Lauricella’s parents, Joseph and Nina, at 373 Alteza Lane.

Lauricella was taken into custody and transported to the Sumter County Detention Center after deputies found syringes and “multiple spoons, which were bent and burnt in a manner consistent with illegal injectable narcotic use” in her bedroom while searching the home, a sheriff’s office report states. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released Wednesday afternoon at 3:57 p.m. on $1,000 bond.

The house owned by Joseph and Nina Lauricella at 373 Alteza Lane in the Village of LaBelle shows the scars of Tuesday’s 11-hour standoff that forced the Sumter County Sheriff’s SWAT team to break out a window using an armored vehicle.

Sumter County property records show that the 2,623-square-foot home in the normally quiet neighborhood where the standoff took place was purchased by the Lauricellas in April 2016 for $315,700. A source with knowledge of the family said they also are believed to own property in the Hazelton, Pa., area, where Joseph has done business as a pharmacist. Neither they nor their daughter, who works at a local Villages restaurant, were in the home during Tuesday’s standoff.

Before moving to her parent’s home in The Villages, records show that Allison Lauricella, who has lived in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and several cities in Pennsylvania, obtained a marriage license in Volusia County on Dec. 13, 2017 and married Jeffrey Michael Eyerly that same day.

Allison Jill Lauricella and Jeffrey Michael Eyerly on their wedding day in Dember 2014.

Eyerly, who has worked in The Villages-area as a chiropractor, also lists Eyerly Chiropractic Offices in Hazelton, Pa., as a former employer on his Facebook page, as well as being a former intern at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange.

Lauricella’s Facebook page shows photos of her with Eyerly, including their wedding picture and another of them kissing in April 2015. But the last photo she posted of the two of them together that can be seen by the public is dated July 7, 2017. And a source close to Lauricella said Wednesday that she is still married to Eyerly but they are no longer together.

Villagers Joseph and Nina Lauricella in a 2012 photo. They are the owners of the house at 373 Alteza Lane in the Village of LaBelle North where Tuesday’s standoff took place.

Volusia County court records show that Tuesday’s arrest isn’t the first time Lauricella has dealt with the legal system. Records show that she missed a court date in May 2013 on a charge of issuing a bad check under $150. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she received notice that her driver’s license was being suspended.

In July 2013, Lauricella successfully completed a deferred prosecution agreement and made restitution to a Publix grocery store for $76. She also paid a $30 victim penalty and another $30 to cover a state fee, court records show.

Allison Jill Lauricella and Jeffrey Michael Eyerly in a 2015 photo from her Facebook page.

Lauricella was back in court in June 2014 after being cited for driving with a suspended license nine months earlier. But court records indicate the prosecutor elected not to move forward with the case.

Lauricella’s LinkedIn page says she attended Daytona State College from 2009-2014 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business supervision and management with a concentration in computer programming. But a spokesman at the college Wednesday said their records indicate Lauricella only earned an associate degree.

The same LinkedIn page also claims that Lauricella became a server at the Halifax River Yacht Club in June 2014. Prior to that, the page claims, she was a leasing consultant with Picerne Real Estate Group from May 2013 to June 2014 and the dining room manager at the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club from September 2009 to December 2012.

Gigi Croom contributed to this report.

Allison Lauricella, left, with sister Heather Gaughan and mother Nina.
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