Seminole County

State Road 415 reopens in Seminole County after man evaded deputies, jumped in water

Update 9:55 p.m.

SEMNOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said the warrant for the suspect came out of Lake County and he will be charged with fleeing and possibly drug charges.

Update 8:41 p.m.

The Volusia County Sherriff’s Office said the road is reopened and SCSO has the suspect in custody.

Original report:

State Road 415 at the Seminole County line is closed in both directions because of a fleeing suspect, the VCSO said.

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Seminole County deputies are investigating after a man jumped in the water and evaded deputies Saturday.

SCSO said the man, a robbery suspect, had bailed from a vehicle in the area of State Road 415 and Celery Avenue.

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Multiple agencies blocked off the area while they searched for the man who was in the river.

SCSO said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is assisting them with apprehending the suspect.

OCSO said they followed the man with an arrest warrant for armed burglary into Seminole County but did not engage in a pursuit.

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We have a reporter at the scene who is working to gather more details.

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