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Wanted Parolee Smashed Car into Condo and Burglarized Units

A Florida man with 139 prior felonies who was wanted on a parole violation was arrested after allegedly smashing a car through a condominium, removing his ankle monitor, and diving out the window of an apartment he reportedly burglarized.

At approximately 4:00 am on June 11, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office was notified by 911 informing them that many people had called to report an ongoing incident at the Sandalwood Apartments in Wildwood. According to the callers, a car had smashed into the building, and the driver was breaking into the units in the building.

The authorities rushed to the scene, and they learned the man trapped himself in an apartment on the second floor. Police attempted to coax him outside, but the man refused. Members of SCSO S.W.A.T. and a crisis negotiation team arrived, and they spent several hours trying to de-escalate the situation.

According to reports, the suspect threatened to shoot the officers, so they evacuated the building for safety reasons.

Eventually, the man dove from the window and was injured when he hit the ground.

First responders administered treatment at the scene, and the man was transported by helicopter to a regional trauma center.

When the authorities investigated the site, they reported that they found the ankle bracelet the man was ordered to wear as a condition of his parole.

After he is released from the hospital, it is expected that he will be booked into the Sumter County Detention Center on suspicion of burglary to an occupied dwelling, burglary to a dwelling, and multiple counts of criminal mischief.

The authorities reported that they are still conducting the investigation, and additional charges may be added.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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