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Manic Mondex: Love Triangle and Drive-By Shooting Land a Woman in Jail

| August 15, 2011

Kara Buckner.

It gets a little wild in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, also increasingly known as Flagler’s wild west.

As they told it to a Flagler County sheriff’s deputy, Jessica Giddens, 25, and Robert Suckstorf, 26, had walked out of the house at 1318 Hazelnut Street in the Mondex Saturday night (Aug. 13), a little before 10 p.m., to have a smoke. They were standing on the porch. They saw a gold four-door car traveling north on Hazelnut, and stopping in front of their house. Then they claim they saw Kara Buckner, 36, who was driving the car, point what looked like a .22 caliber rifle at them out the driver’s side window  and shoot one round. They both ran inside, unhurt.

Cheyenne Donaldson, the 27-year-old homeowner, was inside the house at the time. So were Giddens’s two young children: a 5-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy.

Donaldson told the deputy that she ducked the moment she heard the shot, then heard the sound of a car speeding off. She took the children to a back bedroom. By then the pair on the porch had run inside and had told Donaldson who they thought had fired the rifle.

Earlier in the day, according to Donaldson, she and Buckner had run into each other. Buckner had been standing in the road on Elder Street, according to Donaldson, and when Donaldson drove by (with Giddens in the car), Buckner allegedly threatened to shoot her.

Donaldson told a deputy that, according to the police report, “Buckner is upset with her because they both have a child by the same father, and that while Buckner and the father are currently married, Donaldson, according to the report, “has been also having a relationship” with the same man.

When the deputy made contact with Buckner at her home and handcuffed her, Buckner said she had not been to the house on Hazelnut Street, nor had driven down that street, though she agreed that she and Donaldson had argued earlier in the day. “It should be noted,” the deputy wrote, “that I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from K. Buckner’s person. I further observed her eyes were bloodshot and watery, her speech was slurred, and her balance was poor.”

The deputy spoke to a nearby neighbor of the Hazelnut Street house who said he’d seen a car pull up to the address in question and heard what he thought was a firecracker go off, but couldn’t see what was going on. No bullet hole was located at the house.

Buckner, of 225 Elder Street in Bunnell, was briefly jailed in July over forgery and petit theft charges. She was taken to the Flagler County jail and held on $5,000 bond.

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9 Responses for “Manic Mondex: Love Triangle and Drive-By Shooting Land a Woman in Jail”

  1. Outsider says:

    “Flagler’s wild west?” I recall at least two shootings in Palm Coast over the last couple of months. Is Palm Coast “Flagler’s wild east?”

  2. Wyatt Burp says:

    I reckon someone needs to strap a six shooter on, mosey on over to the Mondex, and do some sheriffing.

  3. blondie says:

    Git’ er done Wyatt!!!

  4. Layla says:

    Why weren’t the 4 yr. old and 5 yr. old asleep in bed? These people need to stop having babies.

  5. BB says:

    just another night in the mondex, outsiders beware.

  6. NortonSmitty says:

    I hear it’s rated one of the top ten places to live in the whole country by Meth Lab Monthly magazine.

  7. Winny says:

    Coming from almost twenty years of law enforcement experience, tells me that crime can happen anywhere. Agreed that some places are worst than others. But, I have seen some amazing things happen to a community when people decide to take some pride in it. BB says,”Outsiders Beware” How does that statement along with FlaglerlLives statement of “Flaglers Wild West” do this part of the county any favors. I guess I see potenshal out there along with some beautiful scenery and it is discouraging to see these types of comments posted. It is not fair to the area or the good people that live there.
    I have personally seen where Flagler County Code Enforcement has worked complaints with great success, eradicated structures that needed to come down, and worked with the homeowners and banks to keep their properties clean. There has been a huge difference in the last six to eight months to improve that area thanks to Flagler’s Code Enforcement Team, and the Sheriffs Department. I don’t see a problem with someone going to jail because they did something stupid. In fact, I am pleased that this county has a sheriffs department that actively works crime. Try living in a state where the only responsability the sheriffs department has is to maintain a jail and serve court papers. Do you think a state law enforcement agency is going to take care of the little complaints that happen everyday like the sheriffs department or code enforcement does? I am glad to hear someone went to jail for something they did in Daytona north. It shows me the hard work our county agencies are putting into that area and that there is a standard of behaivor that will be kept.
    At the end of the day all I have to say is this. There are a great deal of people that would love to see Daytona North as a great place to live,and take a great deal of pride in what they are doing to improve the area, The negitive comments are taking away from the hard work these people are putting in to make change happen. If you feel the need to blast one community with negitive words, you better make sure your back porch is clean.

  8. gator says:

    hay,If you don’t like what hard working people work for, then keep your mouth closed. we have to work hard for every thing, we just don’t move here an hire some one to do the work, we take pride in are homes here , and don’t cut us down, we didn’t move here from up north, and if it was not for are farmers ,you don’t eat, like every ware we to have people that has bad days,and make the wrong the chorse.but we don’t cut down were you live in palm coast…..

  9. 91 LX says:

    I love living here in Daytona North. Yes, I see quite a few unsavory characters roaming around but, after living in Palm Coast for three years it is a welcomed changeto be here. I do understand the comment “outsiders beware” only because I see people go to and from my neighbors all day long, all the while scoping out my home. So maybe BB was warning any wrong doers, not putting down our community.?

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