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2 Domestic Violence Incidents in Palm Coast End in 3 Arrests, Assaults on 5 Cops and Injuries to 4

| July 6, 2016

Jennifer Caufield, 40, John Kodak, 32, and Randy Blyth, 23–the latter after allegedly assaulting his 17-year-old wife–were arrested on charges including battery on law enforcement officers Sunday in Palm Coast.

Cody Lynch, 21, Jailed on Charge of Battering Pregnant Wife for Second Time in Two Years

| June 6, 2016

Despite four arrests for various offenses since 2014, including violent offenses, felonies, and a charge of battering his pregnant wife, all charges against Cody Lynch but one had been dropped until this latest one.

Same Accusations, Different Day: Palm Coast Man and Woman Jailed Again on Violent Assaults

| April 7, 2016

Shane Hefner and Shannon Cronin have four battery or aggravated battery charges between them in the last three years, three of those charges in the last three weeks.

Ex-Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Pielarz Was Fired for “Arrogance” Before Arrest on Strangulation Charge

| February 27, 2016

Ex-deputy Patrick Pielarz had faced complaints from the public and counseling before he was fired for “arrogance” during his probation period. He was arrested after a violent confrontation with his girlfriend.

Case Against Man Accused of Animal Cruelty and Battery Starts Anew as He Reverses Plea

| January 27, 2016

Shawn Higgins previously had agreed to plead no contest to charges of animal cruelty and domestic violence after allegedly forcefully throwing a dog on the floor and strangling an ex-girlfriend. He now has withdrawn his plea even though he faces potentially stiffer punishment.

Palm Coast Man Arrested for Firing Gun at a Dictionary During a Fight With Girlfriend

| January 4, 2016

Arnold D. Boggs, 48, of Palm Coast, was arrested on four charges, two of them felonies, after he shot at an Encarta World English Dictionary during a fight with his girlfriend, who’d told him she was moving out.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Stabbing, Strangling and Throwing His Daughter

| October 13, 2015

In the latest in a series of alleged incidents, Charles Scott, 64, a resident of Roxton Lane in Palm Coast, is accused of strangling his daughter for having him take his grandchild to school the previous day, and stabbing her four times the previous week.

Facing Cruelty Charge for Killing Puppy, He’s Jailed for Battering Ex and Threatening Cop

| October 1, 2015

In May Kevin McClenithan of Bunnell shot dead a puppy that had been fenced in. On Monday, he allegedly strangled, head-butted and spat on his live-in girlfriend before threatening to hurt the cop driving him to jail and burning a house.

Men v. Women: Three Domestic Violence Incidents Land Three Men in Jail on Felonies

| September 2, 2015

Three Palm Coast men ended up at the Flagler County jail in a 48-hour span following unrelated incidents that entailed allegations of substantial violence against women and girls–two of the men’s spouses, a girlfriend, and one of them men’s two teen-age daughters. All three incidents resulted in felony charges.

Ex-Felon Duane Weeks, Former Elections Supervisor’s Son, Charged With 2 New Felonies

| June 12, 2015

Duane Weeks Jr., 34, son Kimberle Weeks, is charged with brutalizing a 25-year-old woman, smashing her cell phone, and attempting to run her down with a farm vehicle on County Road 305, causing the woman to crash her own car into a trailer.

Good Samaritan Act Leads to Charges of Forgery, Grand Theft, Assault and a Stand-Off

| February 27, 2015

John Sole, a 31-year-old resident of Paul Lane in Palm Coast with a brief but recurring history of trouble with the law, became allegedly violent with his mother after she could not cash fraudulent checks.

Argument Over Facebook Images Turns Violent, Landing P-Section Woman in Jail

| December 31, 2014

A violent domestic confrontation between a man and a woman over Facebook images on a cell phone spilled onto the street in Palm Coast Tuesday morning.

Weekend Domestic Violence: A Woman’s Teeth Knocked Out; Baseball Bat vs. Lexus

| December 15, 2014

Michael J. Ditaranto and Ralph Moreno, both Palm Coast residents, were jailed following separate incidents that resulted in one woman being hospitalized and a car being smashed up.

Patron at Flagler’s Domestic Violence Shelter Arrested Over Assault on a Pregnant Woman

| December 1, 2014

A woman who’d been taking refuge at the Family Life Center in Bunnell was jailed after an alleged assault on an advocate and a pregnant woman there. Separately, two women were jailed following a fight in which one of them fabricated claims that she’d been stabbed.

Ex-Felon Re-Arrested for Domestic Assault After Chasing After a Woman in Front of a Cop

| November 17, 2014

Brian Spencer, a 36-year-old ex-felon released less than two years ago from state prison after serving sentence for domestic battery by strangulation, was arrested again as he chased a woman on a Palm Coast street in the middle of the night–in front of a cop.

Despite 18 Investigations, DCF Claims Man’s 7 Murders in Bell Couldn’t Have Been Foreseen

| October 2, 2014

The murders drew national attention to the small town of Bell and led to questions about whether the Department of Children and Families could have done more to protect the children. The department and the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office visited the family’s home as recently as Sept. 2.

More Secrecy, Harsher Punishment for Pregnant-Women Beaters, Parasailing Regulations: 32 New Laws Go In Effect

| September 28, 2014

A number of the new Florida laws going in effect Wednesday involve public-records exemptions, including one to allow some university boards to meet in private to discuss donors and research funding.

Domestic Violence: Challenges Go Beyond A Brute’s Fists or White, Middle-Class Women

| September 22, 2014

Because the movement to help battered women largely has been driven by white, middle-class women, the attention has generally been on generic domestic violence, with absent attention to the nuances of race and class.

Flagler Deputy Sees Man Choking a Woman After Pulling Him Over For Erratic Driving

| September 10, 2014

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Bovino noticed William Murphy fighting with a woman as they drove north on U.S. 1 Tuesday evening, and pulled him over, only to then see Murphy allegedly escalate the confrontation.

How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

| July 25, 2014

Baltimore Ravens’s Ray Rice got a mere two-game suspension for beating his fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an elevator a few months ago. The mockery of punishment shows why goons can always depend on a perverted degree of hero-worship in this country.

Palm Coast Man, Angered Over PlayStation, Accused of Battering Pregnant Wife; Rash of B-Section Burglaries End in Arrest

| July 14, 2014

Cody J. Lynch, 21, faces an aggravated battery charge for allegedly battering his pregnant wife when he couldn’t find his PlayStation 4. Some half dozen break-ins involving mostly unlocked cars in Palm Coast’s B Section ended with the arrest of Michael Shawn McRoberts Jr., 18, who lives in the same neighborhood.

Brief Standoff on Filbert Lane Ends in Man’s Arrest on Assault and Strangulation Charges

| June 26, 2014

Matthew Degraw has three arrests in the last 15 months in Flagler County, all for battery or domestic violence. On Wednesday, Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies had to establish a perimeter around his house at 22 Filbert Lane in Palm Coast in a brief stand-off as he refused to come out, and was known to have weapons in his possession inside.

Armed With Assault Rifle, Palm Coast Man Jailed After Threatening to Kill an Ex and Her Boyfriend

| June 16, 2014

Andrew Dandurand of Palm Coast is being held on $500,000 bond after his arrest Sunday after he eluded cops on U.S. 1 in St, Johns County. A loaded assault rifle was in his pick-up truck. He’d threatened to kill an ex-gilfriend, her boyfriend and himself.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Violating Injunction and Injuring His Disabled Wife for “Smacking” His Car

| May 22, 2014

Daniel Muller, a 30-year-old resident of 7 Lindberg Place in Palm Coast, is accused of bruising his wheelchair-bound wife during an argument over money. He told police she had “smacked” him and his car and he was tired of her disrespect.

Two Conjugal Quarrels Lead to Violence and Arrests on Child Abuse Charges for Man and Woman

| April 7, 2014

Two separate incidents on Thursday and Saturday involving two unrelated couples led to the arrests of a Flagler Beach man and a Palm Coast woman when each was alleged to escalate a domestic spat into violent acts involving children.

Jamal “Jamie” Nejame, 3-Time Candidate for Office in Flagler Beach, Jailed on Stalking and Injunction Violation Charges

| February 20, 2014

Jamal “Jamie” Nejame, who three times ran for public office in Flagler Beach and had been a frequent and vocal presence at city commission meetings, was arrested and jailed Wednesday evening on charges of aggravated stalking and violation of an injunction. He also faced a stalking charge in 2009.

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.

Violence at Home, Moments Into the New Year: Shotgun, Knife and Fights Land 2 in Jail

| January 2, 2014

The very first hours of the new year in Palm Coast were punctured by two separate domestic violence incidents, one of them involving a stabbing, the other involving a shotgun and a knife and unfolding in front of a 14-year-old girl.

Warning Shot Bill: Public Defenders Back a Revised Version of Marissa Alexander-Inspired Measure

| December 16, 2013

Polk County Rep. Neil Combee sponsored the 2013 bill after hearing about Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison under the 10-20-Life sentencing law for firing a gun into a wall during a fight with her husband. Combee said her sentence was an example of the “negative unintended consequences” of 10-20-Life, which requires mandatory-minimum prison terms for gun-related crimes.

Charged With Assault, Thomas Merrill, 69, Denies Threatening a Woman With a Gun

| November 5, 2013

Thomas R. Merrill, a 69-year-old resident of Beaverdam Lane in Palm Coast, was booked at the Flagler County jail on an assault charge after getting in an alleged altercation involving a gun with a woman who was living with him. He is the father of William Carson Merrill, the man sentenced to 25 years in prison for accidentally shooting and killing his wife in Palm Coast early last year.

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