VIDEO – K-9 “Assists” Suspect Caught Hiding in Truck, Faces Numerous Felony Charges
SPRING HILL – A suspect wanted on several outstanding felony warrants tried to run from deputies last night but thanks to the keen olfactory senses of the Sheriff’s Office K-9, it didn’t take long to capture the felon and place him behind bars.
According to officials, around 8:00 p.m. last night, Deputy Joe Merando observed 37-year-old David Jose Orama walking in the area of Bayside Court. Merando tried to make contact with Orama in front of a residence at the 9500 block of Bayside Court, where Orama proceeded to state “peace out” and fled on foot. Morando gave chase but Orama disappeared between houses and jumped into a nearby lake. The chase continued for several minutes while deputies established a perimeter and K-9 Units made their ways to the scene.
Deputies positioned themselves on Sailfish Court and Bayside Court which has as narrow swampy area between the two dead end streets, and that’s where they believed Orama was hiding.
With two K-9 Units now surrounding the suspect in waste-high water, they began ordering the suspect to surrender. That’s when Orama exited behind 9261 Bayside Court and hid inside an unlocked Dodge pickup truck, parked in front of 9290 Bayside Court.RNRF arrived on scene just as Deputy Andrews noticed the Orama lying flat in the back seat of the truck. After giving several verbal commands to surrender, Deputy Andrews deployed K-9 Valor and bit the suspect on the left hand. Valor then “assisted” Orama out of the truck so that deputies could place him into custody.
Once on the ground and in handcuffs, Orama began screaming and flailing his arms and legs for several minutes. Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and transported Orama to a local hospital for treatment before he was booked into the Henando County Jail.
Orama is charged with failing to deliver a hired vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine with intent to sell. Orama is also charged with vehicle burglary, possession of paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.
Orama total bond is set at $18,000 but he is held without bond due to violating probation.
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