Search efforts ‘exhausted’ as Osceola deputies look for aggravated battery suspect near Yeehaw Junction

Area of focus half-mile east of SR-60, Sunshine Avenue

"Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and the Osceola County Sheriff’s office picked the night shift in pursuit of an individual who hid in a forested area of our community." (Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County deputies late Tuesday began searching for an aggravated battery suspect near Yeehaw Junction, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies searched through wooded areas and vacant homes as though the suspect was armed despite no such confirmation, according to statements sent to News 6.

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The sheriff’s office posted photos on social media around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday showing late-day and nighttime search efforts. As of Wednesday morning, deputies said they were focused on an area about half-mile east of State Road 60 and Sunshine Avenue.

The sheriff’s office named 32-year-old Cory Randall Phillippe as its suspect. Osceola deputies said Phillippe was wanted in connection to a domestic aggravated battery on an older adult.

In an update just after noon Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said it had exhausted its efforts, yet would maintain a law enforcement presence in the area to keep a lookout for Phillippe.

No other details were shared.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.

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