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Three Arrested in Palm Coast Are Tied to String of 11 B-Section Car Burglaries

| August 22, 2016

Marcus McCormick, left, and Brian George.

Marcus McCormick, left, and Brian George.

Three Palm Coast residents, one of them 17, were arrested early Sunday morning and connected to a string of 11 car burglaries in Palm Coast’s B-Section that same morning. Burglaries were reported until mid-morning. The two adult men were arrested around 6 a.m. The third suspect was arrested in connection with last week’s burglaries in the B-Section.

Palm Coast has been the target of several burglary sprees in the last few months, at least one of them carried out by a small group of burglars from Jacksonville (they were arrested). In this case, the alleged burglars are believed to have committed their spree in their own neighborhood.

The two adult men, Marcus McCormick, 20, of Bannerwood Lane on Palm Coast and Brian George, 18, of Biltwell Lane in Palm Coast, were both charged with loitering and resisting arrest. McCormick was also charged with violating a misdemeanor probation. George was charged with burglary.

The 17-year-old, a resident of Bunker View Drive, was charged with 20 counts of burglary and one count of grand theft, “all in relation to the vehicle burglaries that occurred last week in the ‘B’ section of Palm Coast,” a sheriff’s release states.

A call to 911 by a resident who saw someone “messing” with his car led to the apprehensions. The caller told police he saw a man–he said he believed he was white but wasn’t sure because it was still dark–run down Bannbury Lane. A sheriff’s deputy who soon patrolled the street noticed a gold Ford Taurus in the right of way in front of 27 Bannbury Lane. The deputy was familiar with the car from two previous encounters. George was the driver both times. This time, the deputy reported seeing George climbing over an enclosed privacy fence and fleeing from the deputy after he flashed a spotlight on him.

A K-9 unit arrived and soon found George and McCormick hiding in a ditch next to 32 Bannerwood Lane. Both were in water, concealing their bodies, according to their arrest reports. Because George had allegedly entered a homeowner’s enclosed yard, he was charged with burglary. George declined to speak with police.

McCormick did speak with police, saying at first that only he and George were in the Bayside area. A deputy then told McCormick that he knew the 17 year old was with them (the arrest report doesn’t explain how). McCormick conceded that the 17 year old had been with them, but had run in a different directions. (All three had been arrested in June on prowling charges.) The 17 year old was located and questioned, then charged.

If anyone has any information about these crimes or any crime in Flagler County, they are urged to immediately contact the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 313-4911. Callers can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at (888) 277-8477 (TIPS). Callers are eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.

16 Responses for “Three Arrested in Palm Coast Are Tied to String of 11 B-Section Car Burglaries”

  1. DRedder says:

    Told ya so they didn’t just huckleberry themselves down 95 from Jax at 2 am, they all had a connection to the area and behold thugging thieves stick together.

  2. JW says:

    Not surprised in the slightest with those involved. It seems it’s always the same group of kids one way or another. Just because they are of age I refuse to give them the respect of the title “Adult.

  3. ScotchRox says:

    “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

  4. Realist says:

    Time to give these 3 morons free room and board at the states expense.

  5. Old Lady says:

    It’s a shame, so much riff raff floating around town.

  6. Hmmm says:

    Got to give it to the sheriff’s department. May not catch them all, but they will hunt you down. It takes a special kind of dirtbag to creep around in the middle of the night ripping people off while they sleep. I can’t stand a thief!!!

  7. GT says:

    You know some homeowner is going to shoot one of these losers and it’s going to be George Zimmerman all
    over again.

  8. Brian says:

    Anyone else remember Palm Coast thirty, even twenty years ago ? Turn on the news or pick up the newspaper any morning in Jacksonville or Orlando and this is all you see, only a lot worse. Better start strapping up, folks, ’cause it isn’t getting better.

  9. Geezer says:

    These two young men aspire to be an orthodontist and cardiologist.
    They need real folding money to pay for medical school.

    After that they can really rake in the cash.

  10. woody says:

    I think I see a pattern here,at least they are locals and not from out of town this time.

  11. Bc. says:

    I am sure they will be out next week doing it all over again. But it should not be long there future looks like some nice prison time sooner or later hopefully sooner

  12. BlueJammer says:

    Sigh. 17 year old young men. The age of stupidity and inability to think ahead for more than five minutes. I’m sure they will wise up in about 30 or 40 years.

  13. ryan says:

    yeah Geezer, I’m sure they are, lol. With that kind of behavior, they don’t deserve any type of job that requires trust.

  14. Rick says:

    ryan, they may qualify for a burger flipping job at a fast food joint and may be lucky enough to get $15/hr while college grads go years finding a job in their fields paying $15 or more. The whole world is in a major need of criminal cleansing and realignment of the values this country was built on.

  15. TheBoldTruth69 says:


    I concur that criminal cleansing and the realignment of values are indeed necessary, but the problem is that “values” and “respect” are not taught at home. That is where values and respect all begin. However, a good percentage of society has kids who have no business infecting the world with their offspring. These two are a perfect example I am sure.

  16. TickTock says:

    I thought I left this crap behind in Miami! While I don’t agree with the ‘George Zimmerman’ type fellas, I do know this – if somebody is on my property, uninvited at some unGodly hour (and not knocking on the door screaming for help)…. I’m “Defending” my family

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