Mount Dora schools on lockdown as authorities search for suspect

in Mount Dora News & Events


MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Authorities are searching for a suspect after deputies tried to pull over a vehicle with two people inside before the pair fled to another county, crashed and bailed out, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in Orange County around 11:50 p.m. Monday when the pair inside took off, eventually crashing the vehicle in Mount Dora, which is in Lake County.

Shortly after the crash, one suspect was taken into custody, according to deputies. Orange County deputies were still working with Mount Dora police officers to locate the second person.

Mount Dora High School and Mount Dora Middle School are both on lockdown as deputies search the area for a possible armed robber.