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

| June 12, 2015

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Duane Weeks Jr. after his incarceration in state prison more than a decade ago, and after his jailing Thursday at the county jail on similar charges.

Duane Weeks Jr., 34, the son of former Flagler County Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, has a violent history. It added its latest chapter Thursday evening when he was 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.

Kimberle Weeks faces 12 felony counts on charges mostly stemming from her time as election supervisor. She is accused of illegally recording people without their consent, either in person or in phone conversations. She resigned her position as elections supervisor in December after six years.

The incident involving Duane Weeks Jr. is not dissimilar from previous ones that led to charges against him.

From January 2002 to June 2003, he was in state prison finishing a two-year sentence on two felony convictions—felony battery and shooting a missile at a building or vehicle.

He was arrested several more times over the years. A little over a year after his release from state prison he was arrested on an assault charge. Attorney George Pappas represented him. The charge was dropped. In 2006 he faced a battery charge. That one was dropped. Two years later, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. The charge was dropped.

In 2009, not long after his mother was elected Flagler County Supervisor of Elections, he was charged with robbery, battery and tampering with a witness. According to his arrest report, he allegedly punched a woman in the face and grabbed a phone from her as the two were in the back of a pick-up truck and she was trying to call 911 for help. Weeks threw the cell phone out the window, the report states. The woman bled.

All three charges were dropped.

A little over half a year later, he was again charged with a felony—burglary, as well as criminal mischief and theft. The alleged victim was his own father’s business, Hollar and Green, the big cabbage distributor on the west side of the county. The younger Weeks, 29 at the time, had stayed behind at the plant after his father left, then allegedly stole $500. A window to the business had been shattered with a rock. His father told police that he thought his son, with whom he’d been having trouble, had committed the theft out of spite. When police confronted his son at the plant the early morning of the incident, Duane Jr. told police he’d merely been having sex with a woman there, then yelled profanities at his father.

All three charges were dropped.

Two months later, Weeks Jr. pleaded no contest and was found guilty of selling oxycodone: he’d made the $15-a-pill sale to what turned out to be a sheriff’s informant. Weeks was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Weeks has also been charged with dozens of traffic infractions over the past 15 years.

Thursday’s incident developed near the Bimini bar then again at Hollar and Green, his father’s business. His 25-year-old live-in girlfriend told police that they’d been at the bar that evening, then got into an argument in the car as they were idling outside the Country Store. According to the victim, Weeks “physically grabbed her by her neck with one hand and demanded for her to go buy cigarettes,” his arrest report states. Weeks then told the woman to drive him to Hollar and Green. Once there, the arrest report states, Weeks “was grabbing her against her will and smashing her head into the wall several times.”

Duane Weeks Sr. was there, and told his son to give the car keys to the woman and let her leave.

But as the woman drove away, the younger Weeks took hold of a silver Mitsubishi Lancer—a farm vehicle on the property—“and started to chase her recklessly down CR 305,” the report states. The woman feared Weeks was going to smash into her, she told police, so she pulled into a driveway and ended up crashing into a trailer. The car was damaged. She sustained minor injuries. Sometime during the fight, Weeks allegedly smashed the woman’s cellphone, valued at $150.

Other witnesses, including Duane Weeks Sr., who drove behind his son in an attempt to stop him, corroborated the account to police.

Duane Weeks Jr., of 6157 County Road  305, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, felony battery with a prior conviction, and criminal mischief. He remained at the Flagler County jail Friday evening, on $7,500 bond.

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30 Responses for “Ex-Felon Duane Weeks, Former Elections Supervisor’s Son, Charged With 2 New Felonies”

  1. HonkeyDude says:

    Looking healthy.

  2. GM2 says:

    Obviously the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His father must be so proud.

  3. a tiny manatee says:

    A lot of dropped charges. Why is that?

  4. Nancy N says:

    There’s no such thing as an “ex-felon” in the eyes of the law. Once you are convicted of a felony, you are a felon. Period. For the rest of your life. The inability to escape this label no matter how reformed becomes an albatross that weighs people down and prevents them from earning a living, and rebuilding their lives and moving forward.

    • Anonymous says:

      not sure how this relates to the story……. WOW-
      This dude has been in trouble for more than a decade. The only thing he is rebuilding is his rap sheet.

      • Nancy N says:

        It wasn’t intended to be relevant to the story itself but rather as a correction to the wording of the headline (and an explanation of why I thought the difference between the two was an important distinction).

    • Linda says:

      You are correct that he is a felon and not an ex-felon. But that is no excuse. Plenty of felons make a life for themselves. They are the ones who are not repeat offenders. It might be harder for them, but when you make your bed, you have to lay in it. I know many who own their own businesses, become activists in their communities, and help others to learn from mistakes made.

      • Nancy N says:

        Duane Weeks is obviously WAY off the rails and I was in no way trying to excuse his reprehensible behavior but instead was trying to explain why I thought the headline wording was improper and that it was important not to use that incorrect term.

  5. JonQPublik says:

    Wooooooow. A man with no conscience and a lifetime of good luck (AHEM) repeatedly, bewilderingly gets away with numerous crimes. Apples, trees, etc.

    I suppose if he “smelled of pot” his bond might be more like $100,000. Oh wait, since he’s the son of a former political leader they’d likely overlook it. Justice at it’s finest.

    Fix the system.

  6. Edman says:

    Why the hell were all those charges dropped?! Our justice system seems to have let us all down.

  7. Derf says:

    Apple does not seem to fall from the tree…..

  8. Joseph pulitzer says:

    “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!”

  9. Tired of it says:

    Let me guess, the charges will get dropped.

  10. Ron R. says:

    I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  11. PeachesMcGee says:

    A good lawyer, paid by your family’s money will always set you free.

    Soon, this young man will kill someone because of the courts ineptitude.

  12. Anonymous says:

    What an awesome family!


    Sounds like a fine, upstanding family.

  14. Anonymous says:

    He’s 34, Mom and Dad. It’s way past time you let him face the full consequences for his actions.

  15. Linda says:

    Leftover Flagler County long time residents who think it’s their county and laws are not for them?


    Does anybody know that expression about the apple and the tree? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  17. Anonymous says:

    A new Weekly Series “The Felony Family”

  18. positive world says:

    All of us here in flagler are thinking of this family and our thoughts are with them.. No one wishes any bad vibes to the Weeks family and we are all hoping you will pull threw these hard times and rise up..much love to the Weeks .show love and support ..keep the hate in a crate.

  19. Anonymous says:

    “Keep the hate in the crate’? How about…put the criminal in jail? If there is a judgement to be made, perhaps the (repeat) offender should be the one facing it.

  20. happening now says:

    When this happens to ANY family, the sadness that comes with it is something you never forget. You can chose your friends, not your family, and it is happening more and more with young adults. Everywhere. We seem to have an angry generation, Is it because we are angry also??????

    • Ralph Belcher says:

      Absolutely, Happening Now. It happens to the best of families, the adult children’s actions come to bear upon the parents/rest of the family. And that’s a shame. It happens more than on can care to admit.

  21. GT says:

    I’m surprised his mother didn’t have all of this on tape!

  22. Jim Bo says:

    Damn Duane… Smh!

  23. Bob Fortier says:

    I find it insanely corrupt of the county and the family that Jethro here has all these serious crimes committed dropped. Now way this can not be chalked up to his family’s influence on the judicial system here. I really think there should be an investigation into just exactly why all the former charges were dropped. I would like to hear the prosecutors and judges reasoning for that. Guess he will need to kill someone before they courts treat him like they treat the rest of us.

  24. wave rider says:

    Charges have to be dropped when an accusation is not true. It’s a shame this individual has been faced with so many accusations. It stands to reason, innocent until proven guilty.

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