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Orange County deputies searching for drug dealing suspect with violent criminal past

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County deputies are searching for a 21-year-old man accused of dealing drugs and running from deputies.

Deputies said Jude Nalis, 21, triggered a massive SWAT situation outside the Pointe Vista Apartment complex on Americana Boulevard and South Texas Avenue Thursday night when he fled after deputies said they witnessed him selling drugs.

They said Nalis dove through the window of an occupied apartment trying to escape. When deputies got a search warrant to enter the apartment, they said he was already gone.

"We are asking for the public’s help at this point to apprehend him, and for Mr. Nalis to turn himself in," said Christian Marrero with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Nalis has a violent criminal past.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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