HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Hernando County deputies said they are helping Sumter County deputies search for a wanted man who jumped into a river.
Deputies said there was an increased law enforcement presence in the area of the Silver Lake campground close to the Withlacoochee River. They said they were also searching the area of Square Sone, Tombstone and Coral Rock.
The man, identified as Phillip Robinson, jumped into the river to elude Sumter County deputies, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies said they believe Robinson later jumped back into the river and swam across to the Sumter County side.
Deputies said Robinson has short, dark hair. He isn’t wearing a shirt but he is wearing gray cargo shorts.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said the search was called off Friday evening. Robinson was not located.
Anyone who sees Robinson is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477).