State Road 415 reopens after suspect in multi-county pursuit jumps in water, captured in Seminole County, deputies say

Suspect is being booked into the Seminole County Jail

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that State Road 415 at the Seminole County line has reopened after being closed in both directions due to a fleeing suspect.

The agency tweeted at 7:33 p.m. that the road was closed at the Seminole County line and posted again at 8:25 p.m. that the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office “has their suspect in custody” and the road was reopened.

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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office later said that Orange County was pursuing the suspect’s vehicle due to a warrant from Lake County for armed burglary when the vehicle crossed into Seminole County.

The suspect jumped from the vehicle and into a body of water near the Sanford Boat Works & Marina, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the suspect stayed in the water for about an hour and a half before he was captured. He was in the process of being booked into the Seminole County jail on Saturday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.

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

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