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Bunnell Cop Michael Stavris Is Arrested on Charges of Computer Porn Involving Underage Boys

| March 26, 2014

Michael Stavris, an officer with the Bunnell Police Department, was jailed Tuesday evening on two charges of computer porn and a charge of criminal use of someone else’s personal information following a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation into several instances where Stavris is accused of soliciting naked images from underage boys.

On Old Haw Creek Road, a Confrontation So Hostile That a Cop Asks For It To Be Videotaped

| February 11, 2014

Stuart Denison, who’d been arrested three times in the last few months on domestic battery charges, allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and the cops who arrested him Sunday; separately, Michael Testa was arrested for the ninth time.

Commissioner’s Latest Move to Replace Bunnell Police With Sheriff May Be Stillborn

| January 8, 2014

For the third time in five years, Bunnell City Commissioner Elbert Tucker wants the city to consider letting the Flagler County Sheriff’s office provide policing services to Bunnell, but this latest effort is facing stiff resistance even before being officially floated before commissioners.

A Flagler Farewell to 2013: The Local Year in Review

| January 1, 2014

A tornado, plane crashes and mishaps, Flagler County going bonkers for clunkers, a spate of murders in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach’s firehouse follies, Bunnell’s reality show: 2013 is ending not a moment too soon. But first, a review.

Palm Coast Man Charged With Raping 8-Year-Old Girl; Bunnell Man Charged With Statutory Rape

| December 23, 2013

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory Selts of Palm Coast and Dante Mobley of Bunnell in unrelated cases between Dec. 19 and 22 involving the rape of children—in Selts’s case, a girl who claims she was raped when in first grade in Palm Coast, and in Mobley’s, the case of an alleged statutory rape of a 14-year-old in Bunnell.

Hunting Camp Rape Case: Conflicting Details Emerge as 4th Suspect Turns Himself In and 2 Bond Out

| November 6, 2013

As Frank Goggans turned himself in at the Flagler County jail Wednesday and promptly bonded out (as had his brother Daniel), extensive and lurid details from investigators’ interviews with the two brothers and a third suspect have emerged in the case of the alleged gang rape of a woman in Flagler Beach and at the Cowart Hunting Camp on March 20.

John Pollinger, Steve Clair and Randy Burke Among 25 Candidates for Bunnell Police Chief

| October 31, 2013

City Manager Lawrence Williams is in no hurry to nominate a chief. He’s frozen the position until Dec. 1, by which time he said he’ll announce his decision. John Pollinger was a candidate for sheriff in 2012, Steve Clair was just passed over for police chief in Flagler Beach, and Randy Burke is Bunnell’s acting chief.

Four Flagler Men Sought in Kidnapping and Gang Rape of a Woman at Cowart Hunting Camp

| October 30, 2013

The Flagler County Sheriff is looking for four men accused of kidnapping a woman they’d encountered at Finn’s bar in Flagler Beach and gang-raping her at the Cowart Hunting Camp in western Flagler County on March 20. The men are Charles L. Cowart of west Bunnell, Daniel and Frank Goggans, and Kurt Benjamin, of Palm Coast.

Charges of “Redneck” and “Cracker” Trigger Gunshots and Arrest Over a Truck’s Donuts

| October 15, 2013

Joshua Spencer, a 43-year-old resident of the Mondex (Daytona North), was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly hitting a man and firing a .357-caliber gun at his truck after blaming the man of doing donuts on Spencer’s property.

Weekend Violence: Gun-Brandishing on Oceanshore, a Blade at White Eagle Lounge

| September 16, 2013

Gregory Thilesen and Ken Guarnieri were jailed on separate charges involving the allegedly threatening display of weapons, and a Medical Examiner investigator is arrested for allegedly robbing and pawning off possessions of the dead.

Labor Day Weekend Violence: Pointing a Gun at a Stepson, Punching a Pregnant Woman

| September 3, 2013

Charles Lockhart, 23, of Palm Coast was jailed after allegedly punching his girlfriend, 34 weeks pregnant, and threatening a murder suicide, and Robert Knoblaugh, 63, of Bunnell was jailed for threatening his stepson with a gun front of grandchildren.

Man Drags Another With His Car in an Apparent Drug Deal Gone Bad. Both Are Arrested.

| August 7, 2013

Corey Miller and John Stubbs, both of Bunnell, were arrested on Railroad Street Tuesday after Miller dragged Stubbs with his car following what appeared to be a deal for cocaine that cops may have interrupted. Both men have previous records, including four years in prison for Stubbs on a cocaine trafficking conviction.

A Woman Is Jailed on Accusation of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant 19-Year-Old

| July 25, 2013

Ashley Shelby, a 23-year-old resident of Old Haw Creek Road in Bunnell, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman Wednesday, a second-degree felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years.

A Year After Armed Robbery, Flagler Sheriff Nabs Dane McReynolds In Brief Stand-Off

| July 22, 2013

Adam Giddens confessed to the robbery of numerous weapons at a home in Bunnell a year ago, and implicated Dane McReynolds, who had fled to Arkansas until his capture Saturday at a house on County Road 304 in Bunnell. Giddens was sentenced to three years in prison in May.

Home Invasion Suspect Who Bonded Out Days Ago Triggers Manhunt After Another Armed Robbery

| July 18, 2013

Less than three weeks after Edmon Welch was charged with a home invasion in Bunnell, he was charged again with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a two-hour manhunt in the Mondex involving Flagler County Fire Flight, K-9 units, Bunnell police and Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies.

Broomstick Attack on Basketball Court Leads to Child Abuse Charges and Jail for 30-Year-Old

| July 16, 2013

Several teenagers were playing basketball at the Espanola Community Center Monday evening when 30-year-old Anndra Macklin allegedly attacked one of the youths, and later got into a fight with another, a broomstick in one hand and a beer in the other.

Third Suspect Tied to Weekend Home Invasion Leads to Jailing on Different Charge

| July 1, 2013

Julio Allen, a 24-year-old resident of Flagler Beach, was tied to a home invasion Saturday morning, along with Jody Medders and Edmon Welch, as details of the arrests emerged Monday, but only Welch was charged for the robbery. The two other men face different charges. The investigation continues.

Second Home Invasion Involving an Older Victim in 2 Days Leads to Arrest of 2 Suspects

| June 29, 2013

Two men are at the Flagler County jail this morning in connection with a home invasion that took place before 2 a.m. on North Anderson Street Saturday. It’s not clear if the suspects have a connection to the home invasion in Bunnell the previous night.

Assailants Beat Disabled Man and Rob Him of Four Firearms in Espanola Home Invasion

| June 28, 2013

Richard Allen Pettit, a 60-year-old resident of 164 Espanola Road in Bunnell, says that as he was watching television Thursday night, four men entered his house, pulled him out of his wheelchair, threw him to the ground, beat him and robbed him of four firearms and cash.

34-Year-Old Man Reports Being Robbed at Gunpoint and Ordered to Strip Off SR100

| June 17, 2013

Shaun Williams, a resident of Holly Hill with a longish arrest record, claimed to Flagler County deputies on Friday that he was robbed at gunpoint in a cow pasture off State Road 100, and ordered to strip.

2 Children and 2 Teens Escape Injuries in 2-Car Wreck at Intersection of US1 and SR100

| May 28, 2013

Kaenin Brinkley, 18, and Jasmine Lampley, 19, were driving their respective vehicles, Lampley with a 13-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy on board, when the two vehicles collided and one overturned, though no one was injured. Segments of U.S.1 and SR100 were briefly closed in mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Palm Coast Man Jailed After Feared Child Abduction at Bunnell Day Care Center

| May 24, 2013

George Fredericks, a 63-year-old resident of Ridley Lane in Palm Coast, was charged with battery after witnesses said he shook a child’s arm at A Little Preschool House, a day care center in Bunnell, Thursday afternoon.

Stop-and-Frisk in Bunnell Turns Into Brawl With Officers, and Threats of a “Hit”

| April 30, 2013

Theodore Moore, 25, was observed by a Bunnell cop allegedly trespassing–near Moore’s home. The cop briefly pursued Moore and handcuffed him, finding a gun and contraceptive pills on him as Moore resisted his arrest and dared cops to Tase him as a crowd gathered in South Bunnell.

Flagler 911: Pot-Dumping on Colbert Lane; Commissioner’s Son Presses Charges Against Inmate

| April 16, 2013

Two teens arrested after eluding a cop on Colbert Lane and allegedly dumping pot on the road; Bunnell City Commissioner John Roger’s son, in jail on a minor charge, is allegedly attacked by another inmate, who is charged with battery; the bomb squad is called out on Princess Geraldine Place; and more, including jail bookings.

Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge After Sunday Stabbing on Mud Muckers’ ATV Trails

| April 15, 2013

Todd Lee Richmond of Orlando was on Mud Muckers’ trails early Sunday morning with a group of people when he allegedly argued then stabbed Brad Taylor, who was airlifted to Halifax hospital. Richmond posted $100,000 bond and was released.

Jury in 12 Minutes Convicts Angela Wray of Embezzling Celico Auto; She Faces 30 Years

| March 28, 2013

Wray faces up to 30 years in prison for embezzling $58,964 from Celico Auto Body, where she worked as a bookkeeper from June 2007 to February 2010. Wray before the trial had turned down a plea deal that would have had her serve five years in prison, with probation afterward.

10 Unlicensed Contractors, 8 from Flagler, Arrested in a Sting Operation

| March 22, 2013

The unlicensed contractor would come in to a house and agree to install plumbing lines, shampoo bowl sinks or light fixtures, never knowing he was talking to an undercover agent.

Mondex Man Shoots Himself in the Head, Accidentally, After an Argument

| February 13, 2013

Howard Berry, 53, a resident of 1696 Rosewood Street, was taken to Halifax Hospital Tuesday evening with a gunshot wound to the head after he had been “messing around with a gun,” he told cops, after an argument with his wife.

Deputies Defuse Tense, 4-Hour Stand-Off With Armed Offender Near Seminole Woods

| February 8, 2013

It was the 84th time since 2008 that Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies were responding to William Sitton’s house, where he had barricaded himself in a bedroom, gesticulating about Satan and daring deputies to shoot him. The stand-off was resolved when deputies fired bean rounds and mace.

Daniel Biles, Former Bunnell Teacher’s Aide, Sentenced to 7 Years on Child Porn Charges

| January 24, 2013

Daniel Biles, a former teacher’s aide at Bunnell Elementary school and a long-time employee of the district, pleaded no contest to 20 charges of possessing child pornography, and will serve seven years in state prison and five years on sex-offender probation.



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