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Cops Swarm on Alleged Car Robber Near John’s Towing in Bunnell (Updated)

| January 17, 2011

The alleged car robber and a passsenger were pulled ouit of the white Chevrolet pick-up, and placed in the two separate cruisers with lights flashing. (© FlaglerLive)

The scene right outside of John’s Towing on U.S. Route 1 in Bunnell had passers-by and local businesses wondering what could have provoked at least eight cop cars to swarm on a white Chevrolet pickup late Monday afternoon.

The pick-up was pulled over, cops drew their weapons, and eventually a man and a woman–an older teenager–were pulled out of the pick-up, handcuffed, and placed in two separate cruisers, where they stayed–as did the swarm of cars and cops–for more than an hour. The two suspects were repeatedly questioned. The pick-up truck was examined several times.

Jason Neal and Kedra Allen

Jason Neal and Kedra Allen (FCSO)

The male suspect is Jason Bernard Neal, 28, of Hardy Street in Bunnell. He is charged with grand theft auto and purse-snatching. He’s being held on $10,000 bond. He’s been jailed about a dozen times going back to 2007 on such charges as battery, robbery, violating his probation, theft, driving on a suspended or revoked license, cocaine and marijuana possession, sale of cocaine, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to appear in court, making a false report of a crime to law enforcement, trespassing, and using a car tag not assigned to him.

The woman is Kedra Rose Allen, 18, of Westover Lane in Palm Coast. She is charged with grand theft, purse snatching and two counts of failure to appear. She is being held on $10,000 bond.

Sherri Ghirelli, owner of Sherri’s Style, the hair studio a few steps north of John’s Towing, was outside, watching the scene unfold until weapons appeared. “When they drew their guns, that’s when we ran in,” Ghirelli said.

In a separate booking, Major Harris of Winchester Street in Daytona Beach, was booked into the Flagler County Jail Monday with a series of felony charges dating back to a November incident: Possession of a firearm, ammunition or electric devices by a convicted felon, false imprisonment, aggravated battery with great bodily hard, felony battery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. But one charge, kidnapping, was ascribed a Jan. 17 date. Harris’s booking is not tied to the incident on U.S. 1.

Lt. Bob Weber of the Sheriff’s Office Sums Up the Case (Courtesy of WNZF)
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6 Responses for “Cops Swarm on Alleged Car Robber Near John’s Towing in Bunnell (Updated)”

  1. Ralph Belcher says:

    I think I’ve seen the name Major Harris in some kind of crime reports in Flagler County, but I just can’t recall the circumstances.

  2. Ralph Belcher says:

    Ah, yes, he is charged with kidnapping, etc of his live-in-girlfriend in Palm Coast. I guess he made bail from that ordeal.

    Here is what I googled, taken from the News Journal

    While being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail without bail, Harris was charged Monday with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic battery by strangulation, kidnapping, sexual battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and false imprisonment.

  3. PCadiron says:

    If this is the same guy from the other article, how on earth is he out and still causing trouble?

  4. Charles Ericksen Jr says:

    His name should be Major Problem…I’m sure the guns were drawn, as soon as the FCSO saw ,just who he was. Was the other person with him, the same person, who was reported to be kidnapped previously?

  5. Why says:

    Why with so many arrests since 2007 was this man not behind bars? How many times does one like this have to get arrested before he gets jail time????? Who is to blame for this? Did this many go before Judge Hammond for previous arrests? Someone should be answering some questions, this could have all costs someone their life!

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