Leesburg Man Found Sleeping in Stolen Car in Mount Dora Facing Multiple Charges

MOUNT DORA, Florida—A Leesburg man found sleeping in a stolen vehicle is facing 10 charges after running from Mount Dora Police early Monday morning, and police say he needed three doses of Narcan after becoming unresponsive following the foot chase.

MDPD responded to 2785 West Old U.S. Highway 441, near Spin City Laundry just after 2:30 a.m. Monday to investigate a suspicious vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.

They found a man, later identified as Andrew Ray Begeot, 29, of Leesburg sleeping in the driver seat with a syringe filled with brown liquid on the passenger seat. Begeot identified himself by a name later determined to be false and officers asked Begeot to get out of the vehicle. He exited the vehicle and began running, the affidavit states.

After a brief chase, Begeot was apprehended and became unresponsive; officers requested EMS and administered three doses of Narcan to Begeot while they waited. At some point Begeot told officers he took methamphetamine and heroin. Lake EMS responded to the scene, and they took over care of Begeot, and an officer followed when Lake EMS transported him to AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares. Officers on the scene found the license plate on the vehicle was stolen from Altamonte Springs and the vehicle was stolen from Orange County, according to the affidavit.

MDPD began to inventory the car and found the syringe on the passenger seat contained Fentanyl, in addition to finding a plastic pen with residue on it, a marijuana grinder and six cell phones.

MDPD dispatch later advised the name Begeot used had a Marion County warrant for grand theft. He was medically cleared and arrested for two counts of dealing in stolen property, grand theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a Fentanyl, possession of burglary tools, attaching license plate not assigned, driving with an expired license, resisting without violence and possession of drug equipment. Around 2:30 p.m. Begeot admitted his real name and he was also charged with false name to law enforcement. He is being held in the Lake County Jail on $9,000 bond.

This is Begeot’s fourth arrest in 2022; in February he was arrested by Eustis Police Department for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges were dropped in April. Also in April, MDPD arrested him twice, once for trespassing and a second time for resisting without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded no contest in May to all three charges and was sentenced to time served.

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