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19-Year-Old Accused of Burglarizing Then Running Over a 65-Year-Old in the Hammock

| April 25, 2013

Kenneth Stancil

Kenneth Stancil

Not long before sunset Wednesday evening, Kenneth Stancil, a 19-year-old resident of 12 Portland Place in Palm Coast, was seen sitting in a black Lincoln in the 200 block of 16th Road East in the Hammock section of Palm Coast. It’s a public parking lot leading to a public recreation area near the Hammock Beach Resort.

The Lincoln wasn’t Stancil’s his car. It belongs to Sandra Laden, 65, of Palm Coast. Laden was in the area with her husband Gary, 64, and others, including Linda Barczak, 63, of Palm Coast.

According to a police report, Laden and Barczak then saw Stancil jump out of the Lincoln and into a silver Ford, and take off. Laden was yelling at him and began flagging him down in the parking lot when, according to the report, Stancil struck Laden with the Ford and fled. Laden was struck on the right hip and the upper leg.

The women immediately called 911, and told dispatch that there was a passenger in the fleeing Ford, too.

A Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the Ford in the area of Jungle Hut Road and Hammock Dunes Parkway. The Ford then headed toward North Oceanshore Boulevard, turned again and appeared stuck at Yacht Harbor Village, a gated community. The deputy made a traffic stop. The occupants were removed from the car.

By 8:10 p.m., Barczak and Laden had both independently identified Stancil, in whose pockets deputies found $58 in cash, a phone charger, an iPad charging cord, and a pedometer. The passenger in the car was Tylor Whitaker. Both men were read their rights, but only Stancil was arrested.

Laden was treated at the scene by Flagler County Fire Rescue paramedics then taken to Florida Hospital Flagler. She and her husband identified the items found on Stancil as theirs. The property was returned to her before she was taken to the hospital. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, as it involved a car hitting a pedestrian.

Stancil, who was arrested last November on criminal mischief and petit theft charges, was charged with strong-armed robbery, aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, burglary of an automobile, and petit theft. He remains in jail Thursday on $28,000 bond.


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7 Responses for “19-Year-Old Accused of Burglarizing Then Running Over a 65-Year-Old in the Hammock”

  1. ok teriffic says:

    just another bored teen in flagler county huh?

  2. Old Harley Dude says:

    This happend in my neighborhood. This is why I will be getting a concealed weapon permit.

  3. Initialjoe says:

    The problem was that she tried to stop a car with her body. Never a good thing. I don’t think she would’ve been able to stop a 19 year old with her body…

  4. Back In The Ghetto says:

    More Palm Coast white trash garbage , People having a nice day in the park and then get ran over by a low life, and like the rest of the trash here he will maybe get one year and be out in 3 months ! What is going on in this once nice community ?

    • cindy says:

      i agree, totally trash, bad reputation,was really nice n still is, it starts at city hall n proper parenting.good luck?would never recommened teens living in the area.

      • Anonymous says:

        how about starting with all the people with mental illnesses that have no where to get help – the jails are full of young men and women that are Bipolar/schizophrenic – the ACLU closed all the institutions years ago. You could also ask yourself why don’t people lock their cars when they go down to the beach? – If my car was robbed, I would never run after the thief & never think I (at 65) I could stop him – not too smart. – and before you demonize parents, walk a mile in their shoes that are raising children with mental illness. We spend more tax money on living in a beautiful town than we do on the people that live in the town.

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