OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff’s investigators say a man wanted for aggravated battery could be hiding out near a neighborhood in southern Osceola County.
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Sheriff Marcos Lopez, along with his deputies, searched a wooded area overnight and throughout the early morning of Wednesday for the suspect.
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OCSO didn’t provide details about the man’s alleged crime, but identified him as 32-year-old Cory Philippe.
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Deputies have been checking vacant homes in Yeehaw Junction for Philippe.
They’ve been concentrating on an area about a half mile east of Highway 60 and Sunshine Avenue.
As of late Wednesday morning, Philippe remained on the run and investigators said he could be armed.
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