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Several Shots Fired Near Midnight at House on Palm Coast’s Bronson Lane

| September 1, 2016

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The house at 65 Bronson Lane.

Late Wednesday night–it was 11:23 p.m.–43-year-old Edwin Cox was sitting on his couch when, according to a sheriff’s incident report, “he heard several loud shots and glass break.”

Someone had fired a gun at his house and driven off, with bullets found in the front of the house and in the garage door. Cox’s 48-year-old wife was the only other occupant in the house at 65 Bronson Lane in Palm Coast. Neither was injured.

The sheriff’s office sent investigators, including its Crime Scene Investigation unit, and checked the street for bullet casings: none were found. A neighborhood canvas was conducted and the neighbors said they did not see or hear anything.

“Investigators believe this is an isolated incident,” a sheriff’s release stated, noting that further information would be released when available. The incident report was heavily censored: investigators may withhold information when working on an open case.

Cox faced two criminal charges in 2015, including a felony battery charge (his wife was the victim) that was later downgraded to a first-degree misdemeanor, to which he pleaded guilty. He was then charged with violating the conditions of his pre-trial release and found guilty of that count as well last December.

The house at 65 Bronson Lane is under a different name–Cox’s wife’s maiden name–and is homesteaded.

If anyone has information about this incident or any crime that may have occurred in Flagler County, please call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 313-4911. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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8 Responses for “Several Shots Fired Near Midnight at House on Palm Coast’s Bronson Lane”

  1. woody says:

    Alot of houses in P.C. have renters and are homesteaded.One trick is to leave the utility bills in the owners name and include it to the monthy rent.

  2. palmcoaster says:

    Many elderly owners are ailing and/or in nursing homes temporary or permanent paying for care or staying with children for the same reason and or their children staying on the owners home too with our ever deteriorating economy and as the house is the “only” home they own in Florida they rightfully keep the homestead.

  3. Flatsflyer says:

    There aw lots of tax cheaters in Palm Coast, I have neighbors who have added hundreds of SF to their house, there should be a way on the Property Appraisers website to report non conforming additions. Construction w/o permits are seldom caught.

  4. Outsider says:

    I don’t even know what to say anymore.

  5. Freddy says:

    Property appraisers use satellite images now to compare and see if you have added to your house and increase your valuation.

  6. palmcoaster says:

    They come around on foot as well and ask to let them in your backyard…and take photos and notes. More around water front houses. They did it in my block on each house like 10 months ago..

  7. Eddie says:

    The house is homesteaded in my wife’s maiden name. All utilities are in mine or my wife’s name. Weer certainly aren’t cheating the tax system. It amazes me that this is what people would take away from this incident. Also, the picture of our house in the article is about 8 year’s old.

  8. footballen says:

    I just allow the poor sapps access and offer them a cold beverage. If I were to add on I guess I would just file for the correct permits first. Weird I know.

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