Florida man breaks into multiple apartments and jumps out of window to avoid deputies

A man was arrested Sunday morning after breaking into a Sumter County apartment complex.


The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls reporting that a car crashed into one of the apartments and the driver broke into multiple units.

Deputies and the Villages Fire Rescue arrived at the scene of the Sandalwood Apartments at around 3:54 a.m.

Once deputies arrived they said the man, later identified as 44-year-old Corey Michael Payton, had barricaded himself in a second-floor apartment.

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Payton threatened to shoot the deputies and the SWAT team evacuated nearby apartments.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Team attempted to persuade Payton to go through the window he broke into.

According to a press release, Payton plunged out the window after several hours of trading.

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First responders provided first aid and took the 44-year-old to a regional trauma center.

According to the sheriff’s office, Payton violated parole for burglary and an arrest warrant was issued on June 9.

Deputies found Payton’s ankle monitor severed in one of the affected apartments.

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The 44-year-old has a criminal history of 139 felony charges and 30 felony convictions, officials said.

Payton now faces charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling, burglary of a dwelling and multiple counts of criminal mischief, according to a news release.

MPs said Payton would be booked once he was discharged from hospital.

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The case is still ongoing.

Those with information can contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621.

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