An AR-15, a Shotgun, and Claims of Shots Fired: Confrontation in The Mondex
FlaglerLive | July 12, 2016
Saturday evening, Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies got a report of a confrontation in the Mondex, or Daytona North, involving weapons. No one would end up arrested, but an investigation is continuing into claims that an assault weapon was brandished, shots fired and threats made.
The incident centered on the property at 2345 Blueberry Street, where deputies were met by “a hysterical female” when they first got there, according to an incident report. All deputies took cover while one of the deputies commanded all residents in the house to exit so they could be in full view and taken into custody.
“Shortly after we began challenging the individuals,” the incident report states, “Corporal [Jon] Dopp arrived on scene and pulled his marked patrol vehicle up to our location to provide cover. Corporal Dopp took all subjects into custody and separated all subjects into different vehicles until they could be interviewed.
The incident report is heavily censored, as the investigation is still ongoing. But from what information was not censored, the interviews relayed that at about 6:20 p.m., Cody Iglesias, a 24-year-old resident of Canal Avenue in the same region, pulled into the driveway at the Blueberry Street property, where John Shannon Driggers and Cheyenne Donaldson live. He was there, the incident report states, “to visit his associates.”
Then a red Ford F-150, a late 1990s model with an extended cab pick-up pulled up. Donna Somners was at the wheel. An individual whose name is censored from the report, along with a man known only as “West,” were in the back seat of the truck. The unnamed individual got out of the truck with an AR-15, the assault weapon similar to those used in recent mass shootings.
“It is unclear what the initial conversation was about,” the report states, “however all parties state that [the individual] repeatedly yelled that [Iglesias] robbed him and he was tired of [Iglesias] doing that to him. Duringthis confrontation, [the individual] pointed the AR-15 in [Iglesias’s] face and informed him that he was going to do something about [Iglesias] robbing him. [The individual] fired a round at an undetermined location. At this time, [Donaldson, 32] ran out towards the road from the backyard with a shotgun to see what the issue was.” (Donaldson, Driggers and Iglesias all have arrest records on minor charges.)
Donaldson told the alleged assailant that he needed to leave, not being welcomed at her residence, though soon Driggers took the shotgun away from her. The man got agitated, said he had business to handle. Driggers warned him to leave the property or he’d shoot, the report states. The man fled the property on foot.
According to Driggers’s neighbors, Driggers pointed his shotgun at the man and fired a round, the report states, but no shell casings were found matching the weapon. One other name is mentioned in the report: Spencer Sarmento, a Canal Avenue resident with a lengthy arrest record in Flagler. But the name appears at the end of a long, censored section of the report.