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Wanted man caught after fleeing traffic crash in Mims

A man wanted in two counties fled Brevard County deputies in his car, then on foot,  before he was caught Thursday morning, the Sheriff‘s Office said.

The wanted man, whose name was not available, crashed his car in Mims, ran, then was caught by an off-duty Titusville Police Department sergeant, Sheriff‘s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear said.  

About 7 a.m., a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the suspect’s car on Grantline Road near U.S. 1, the Sheriff‘s Office said. The driver made a U-turn and crashed into a fence, Goodyear said. The man fled on foot, evading deputies. 

About 40 minutes later, the Titusville police sergeant was preparing to leave his home for work when he found the suspect and held him for deputies, Goodyear said. 

The man is wanted in Orange and Osceola counties for unspecified charges. He was being booked at the Brevard County Jail for charges related to the traffic pursuit and fleeing from the deputies. 

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Stancil is a breaking news reporter for FLORIDA TODAY and TCPalm.

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