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Suspects arrested in woods after fleeing deputies in Lee County

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 08:25:19-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – In an update to a story we brought you as breaking news early Thursday morning, two men are in jail after investigators say they tried to run from deputies during a traffic stop.

Infrared video from a Lee County Sheriff's helicopter captured the arrest.

Deputies say the men were in a stolen car, and when they ran off, they went into a wooded area near State Road 82 and Interstate 75.

K-9 Koa and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit found the men in the woods despite thick vegetation, deep water, and the dark of night.

18-year-old Brandon Poteet and 19-year-old Demetrius Brown were both charged with Grand Theft Auto and Resisting an Officer.

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Brandon Poteet and Demetrius Brown