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Video: 3 Armed Juvenile Suspects Arrested In Deltona After Fleeing From Deputy At 2 a.m.

Date Added: September 16, 2023 11:08 am

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


Three juveniles who ran from a patrol deputy around 2 a.m. Saturday in Deltona were tracked down and arrested, each carrying a weapon, one wearing a ski mask.

Deputy Feliciano was on patrol in the area of Saxon and Sterling Silver boulevards in Deltona when he spotted 3 young men in black clothing. When the deputy stopped to talk to them, they all took off running.

A 15-year-old wearing the ski mask gave up a short distance away, and admitted he was carrying a knife. The other two ran the opposite direction.

As deputies set up a perimeter in the area and called in support from K-9 and Air One, both were apprehended.

Upon their arrests, two firearms were recovered from those subjects, both 16 years of age.

One was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun reported stolen out of DeLand.

The other had a Taurus G2C 9mm handgun found in the area where he was hiding, along with a box of 9mm hollow point ammunition and black gloves.

Each defendant was charged with loitering and prowling, carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting arrest without violence. One was additionally charged with grand theft of a firearm and another was also charged with battery on a police animal for kicking K-9 Toki in the face during his apprehension.

Additional charges are possible. In the same area, deputies responded to reports of vehicles with their doors opened and/or other signs of attempted theft. The Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent easy access.

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