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Seminole County deputies today arrested five suspects who burglarized multiple businesses


Seminole Co. – (August 8, 2017) Seminole County deputies arrested five suspects who burglarized multiple businesses and charged them with burglary and resisting arrest. The investigation began August 8 at approximately 1:40 a.m. when a deputy on proactive patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of S. Hunt Club Blvd. and E. SR 436 in unincorporated Apopka.
The deputy then witnessed several suspects exit the vehicle and break the front doors of two neighboring businesses.The deputy confronted the suspects who tried to flee in a stolen vehicle. In an attempt to avoid arrest, the driver drove backwards at a high rate of speed until the vehicle crashed into a fence. One suspect was immediately taken into custody.  Four other suspects continued to flee on foot. A canine tracked them to a backyard shed in a residential area just south of the scene. The suspects were located hiding in the shed and taken into custody without incident.

The vehicle used in the crime was reported stolen out of Orlando.  The driver, Demarcus Payne, was additionally charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. All five suspects remain incarcerated on a no bond status. The investigation into the suspects’ possible ties to other commercial burglaries is continuing.

Video captured by our Alert helicopter of the apprehension can be viewed here<>.

Robert L. Perry (DOB 10/23/99), 5287 Lanette St. Orlando
Demarcus A. Payne (DOB 11/3/98), 870 Blackland Terrace #100, Apopka
Dentavious M. Cephus (DOB 5/24/01), 5340 Millenia Blvd. #12109, Orlando
Rashad A. Johnson (DOB 6/3/97), 1199 Poppy Ave., Orlando
Travantae Foster (DOB 11/30/99), 1402 Calathea Dr., Orlando


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