• Armed robber arrested after chase, standoff in home at The Villages, deputies say

    By: Kelly Healey


    THE VILLAGES, Fla. - An armed robber was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a home Tuesday in the Village of Belle Glade, before leading deputies on a chase into Lake County, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.


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    Deputies said Brian Davis robbed the night manager at the Belle Glade County Club on Moyer Loop in The Villages. The robber then ran to the home of someone he knows in a nearby neighborhood, deputies said.


    Authorities said Davis was inside the home alone. Deputies surrounded the house and evacuated nearby homes, investigators said.


    Officials said Davis jumped into a car that was inside the garage and almost hit a couple of deputies as he fled the scene.


    Deputies fired shots at Davis, but he drove away, authorities said.


    Deputies chased Davis into Lake County and were able to stop him in a cow pasture, just north of CR-466a and south of CR-466, officials said.


    “Were very happy that everybody’s OK,” officials said during a news conference.   


    Davis told detectives he had been to prison and he did not want to go back, deputies said.

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