A murder suspect left handcuffed and unsupervised in the backseat of an Orange County Sheriff's Office vehicle broke a divider in the car and twice got his hands on deputies' shotguns, court records show.
The first time, he managed to load the gun before deputies discovered what he was doing, said Capt. Angelo Nieves, a sheriff's office spokesman.
"You had a criminal that was intent on potentially committing additional violence to our deputies," Nieves told the Orlando Sentinel.
Jose Antonio Torres, 29, was arrested after Orange County deputies found him in a missing Casselberry man's truck on Orange Blossom Trail. He later led deputies to the woods where he and Jennifer Smedley, 44, allegedly left the body of James Watrous, 58.