Key Largo men suspected in Ft. Lauderdale car theft

Two Key Largo men and a man from Lee County spent the beginning of the holidays in Monroe County jail after deputies say the former stole a car from Fort Lauderdale Saturday.


Tyler Drakas MCSO


The Lee County man, Brandon Shelby, 30, remains in county jail on $10,000 bond on felony possession of cocaine. The driver, Tyler Thomas Drakas, 21, was released Sunday on a $11,500 bond. He was booked on grand theft auto and driving on a suspended license charges.

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Brandon Shelby MCSO


Cory Tolli, 27, also remains in county jail on a $10,000 bond on a grand theft auto charge.

According to Deputy Ignacio Molina’s arrest report, he received a call around 8 p.m. Satury that a stolen 2017 Hyundai Elantra with Pennsylvania tags had just cross the county line in Key Largo. Molina stopped the car as it was driving south on U.S. 1 at mile marker 102.

Fort Lauderdale police reported the car was stolen and Drakas and Tolli were suspects in the theft.

Deputies found a small plastic baggie containing cocaine in Shelby’s pockets, according to Molina’s report. A fourth passenger was in the car, but deputies released her because they determined she was not involved in the theft of the car, Molina stated.