Fight during DeLand High School football game spurs arrest, armed suspect on run

Police are looking for an armed suspect in a fight that took place between several individuals during a DeLand High School football game that resulted in one arrest.

DeLand Police Department officers responded to the high school, located at 800 N. Hill Avenue, on Friday, September 2, during a football game inside Spec Martin Stadium.

According to authorities, the fight stemmed from an ongoing dispute in the Spring Hill area.

As officers attempted to break up the fight, a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jayvion Barthel, produced a semi-automatic firearm from his sweatshirt. Barthel fled the scene before he could be taken into custody.

Another man, 22-year-old Jake Ross, was taken into custody for being involved in the fight.

A no bond warrant has been issued for Barthel, charging him with possessing a weapon on school property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and disorderly conduct.

Police say that Barthel is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him or know of his whereabouts, contact the DeLand Police Department at 386-943-8276.

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