3 armed teens arrested after fleeing deputies, sheriff’s office says

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Three teen suspects have been arrested after dodging deputies Saturday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.


According to a news release, the young men ran from a deputy patrolling the streets in Deltona around 2 a.m.

The deputy was near Saxon and Sterling Silver boulevards when he saw the group in black clothing. But when he stopped to talk to them, they all fled.

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The sheriff’s office said one of the suspects, a 15-year-old, was wearing a ski mask, and all were carrying a weapon.

The teen with the ski mask turned himself in, but the other two, both 16 years old, ran away. Law enforcement was able to arrest them with help from K-9s and helicopters.

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Deputies said one suspect was carrying a stolen handgun from DeLand, and the other also had a firearm.

The suspects are charged with loitering, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

Volusia County deputies warn the community to be vigilant and lock their doors, as there have been more reports of attempted thefts.

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