Carjacking suspect from South Florida arrested after Orlando crash, police say

Short pursuit led to crash near Old Winter Garden and Fairvilla roads

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A carjacking in South Florida led to a short pursuit and crash in Orlando, according to the police department.

The Orlando Police Department said officers found the stolen vehicle and pursued it until it crashed into another car early Monday at Old Winter Garden and Fairvilla roads.

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The department said the suspect — identified as 30-year-old James Irwin Mitchell — is accused of stealing the vehicle Sunday in Miami-Dade County.

A gun believed to be used in the carjacking was recovered, according to police, and the suspect was arrested on “numerous charges.”

Police said there were no serious injuries in the crash.

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