Man accused of vandalizing Apopka gravesites released from jail

A teen who was recently jailed after police said he vandalized two gravesites and stole a headstone from an Apopka cemetery, left the Orange County Jail Saturday after posting bond.


Investigators said 19-year-old Deshawn Russell was seen in a video posted to social media helping to destroy the grave sites of two brothers.

On Sept. 2, officers responded to Edgewood Cemetery on East 1st Street around 8 p.m. for reports of damage to a burial headstone.

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Several days later, Orange County deputies picked up Russell on a warrant in the Orlando area.

During his arrest, investigators said they found the headstone and several guns.

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Channel 9 has learned that Russell was released from jail around 2 a.m. Saturday on a surety bond.

Deshawn Russell booking photo

Apopka police said more arrests are possible in the case.

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