Deputies from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested a burglary suspect on Monday who is also believed to be connected to a carjacking in Apopka and aggravated battery in Lake County.
David Flores, a 36-year-old Apopka resident, was arrested and charged with burglary in Seminole County.
According to the SCSO's statement and the arrest report, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance after Flores was involved in an armed carjacking in their jurisdiction and fled into Seminole County.
At approximately 7:55 pm, SCSO deputies responded to the area of Wekiva Springs Road and Riverbend Boulevard. The driver entered Seminole County in a white Chevrolet Malibu and then fled on foot in the area of Riverbend Boulevard.
During the search for the suspect, dispatch advised that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office had issued a BOLO for the same vehicle and suspect. Flores had allegedly committed Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon in their jurisdiction.
At approximately 11:04 pm, Orange County K9 units found Flores, who was hiding inside a shed in the backyard of a Riverbend Boulevard residence.
Flores was taken into custody without incident and transported to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County. His bail is currently set at $13,000, with additional charges pending.
According to a statement by the Apopka Police Department, on Sunday at approximately 11:15 pm, the APD was flagged down by the victim of a Robbery/Carjacking with a firearm at the intersection of West 8th Street and Washington Avenue. Before the victim flagged down the officer, the suspect fled the area with the victim’s vehicle. A BOLO alert for the vehicle was issued to the surrounding law enforcement agencies.
On Monday, the OCSO located the stolen vehicle and pursued it into Seminole County, where the occupant was captured after an extensive search by the OCSO, SCSO, and APD.
Currently, the Apopka Police Department continues investigating the Robbery/Carjacking to connect Flores to the original case.
This is an update of a breaking news story. The Apopka Voice may update it again if more details are learned.
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