Three people are in handcuffs after deputies in Brevard and Orange counties first followed suspects fleeing arrest in a car and then tracked a man on a motorcycle crossing county lines, Sky 6 video shows.
Officials from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said they were tracking a stolen 2006 Ford F-250 at 9:17 a.m. on Waunatto Court. Then at 9:55 a.m., the truck was spotted traveling in the 12200 block of East Colonial Drive with a white Dodge Charger that had also been reported stolen.
All three people got into the Dodge Charger and fled while being watched by authorities in Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties, a news release said.
Sky 6 video showed the white Charger speeding on Interstate 95 in Melbourne and later turning onto State Road 520, heading west. Law enforcement officers were following the Dodge in patrol cars but backed off and began tracking the vehicle by helicopter.
The Dodge headed west on State Road 520 and crossed into Orange County around 11 a.m.
The driver abandoned the Dodge Charger at 11:25 a.m. on Exeter Road, according to Sky 6 video. One suspect jumped onto a motorcycle and continued to flee. The other two people who were in the Charger were arrested on Exeter Road before noon, the report said.
Authorities continued to track the motorcyclist by air until the rider abandoned the bike at 11:40 a.m. in a wooded area in the 16300 block of East Colonial Drive.
Shortly before noon, Orange County deputies and a K-9 emerged from the woods near Masood Lane with a man in handcuffs. Based on the man's clothing, he was the rider on the motorcycle, according to Sky 6 video.
Chris Rodriges told News 6 it was his motorcycle that was stolen. He watched the whole incident play out on Facebook and realized it was his bike.
"I was like, 'That kind of looks like my bike,' then I kept watching and I was like, 'That’s definitely my bike," Rodriges said. "I got it back. I didn’t (think I'd) get it back so I’m pretty happy."
Deputies said Jacob Scott, 22, was the driver of the Charger and the motorcycle. Roil Cambio, 19, and a 13-year-old boy were also arrested. Deputies said they will all face multiple felony charges.
"Why is he not in jail?" asked Danny Anderson.
He told News 6 Scott stole his pickup truck from his front driveway in January.
Court records show he was arrested and charged with grand theft auto after the truck was found damaged in the parking lot of a nearby Publix.
"He broke the front axle, cut up the leather seats, took out the OnStar, took out the DVD radio, took a whole bunch of tailgating items I have for Florida football games," he said.
Court records show Scott bonded out of jail twice this year before being arrested again on Wednesday.
Anderson said he hopes he stays behind bars this time.
"At some point, it’s going to get worse until he kills somebody, unless a judge in Orange County and the state attorney get together and say he has no business being out running a 4,000 pound missile down the highway trying to kill people," he said.
Cole Hughes said he's the brother of the 13-year-old suspect. He said his brother should have been at school Wednesday and has recently been hanging with older guys who got him in trouble.
"He’s not no bad kid. He don’t have no record like that," Hughes said. "He was hanging with the wrong crowd. That's it."
Hughes said he's not sure if his brother knew the car he was riding in was stolen.
"I guess he just wanted to hang with his homies and he got caught in a stolen vehicle," Hughes said.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new details are confirmed.
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