Maurice Tyron Moultrie, 21, was arrested Friday (Dec. 21) in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old Palm Coast resident earlier that day.
It was a marijuana deal gone wrong, according to Moultrie’s arrest report.
Kevonte L. Gillislee, of Seville Orange Path, was shot in the stomach in front of 36 Bressler Lane in Palm Coast at 10 a.m. Friday. He was alert and talking when a Flagler County Fire Rescue ambulance drove him to Halifax hospital, and was able to identify his alleged assailant and say that he had been in a silver-colored sedan.
A Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle at the Mobile gas station on Palm Coast Parkway not long afterward, detaining several occupants. Gillislee and residents at 36 Bressler said the alleged assailant’s name was “Reese,” who was subsequently identified as Moultrie, one of the silver vehicle occupants.
After he was read his rights, Moultrie, according to his arrest report, said he had gone to the B Section to buy pot, and while there, Gillislee brandished a gun, causing Moultrie to take out a gun of his own and fire.
The address listed for Moultrie’s arrest , on his arrest affidavit, was 204 South Flagler Avenue in Flagler Beach. His residence, according to his jail booking, is listed as 22 Felter Lane. He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and booked at the Flagler County jail on $35,000 bond.
“Our team did a great job in locating the suspect quickly and taking him into custody,” Sheriff Rick Staly was quoted as saying in a release. “A drug deal gone wrong leads to a young man getting shot. Drugs, guns and violence are a recipe for disaster and a hazard of being a drug dealer.”
[Note: sheriff’s documents spell Moultrie’s first name as both Maurice and Maruice. On his Facebook page, he spells it Maurice.]
Uhm, why should we believe this is about pot and not Gangs? Where is the the said pot? Where is the pot charge?
I don’t believe anything stated by Staly…I look forward to proof and the whole truth unfolding.
21 years old, was it worth it, potentially life in jail, how does this cowboy from the old west think that defending himself was worth it. Why were you in a drug deal in the first place.Time in jail will only train him for bigger crimes.
Such short thinking, since marijuana is legal, but he still thinks he has to shoot someone to get it. Stupid world we live in.
Legalize it and this goes away……
The ghetto element is the style nowadays. It’s only glorified by the media and entertainment industry.
Nobody really says
Kathy, maybe because that’s what the suspect said? The police weren’t there when it happened and their not clairvoyant. They can only go by statements of cooperative witnesses. Staly is telling it how it was told.
A typical day in the life of people using and selling drugs. Where there are drugs there are guns, DUH! Basically if you keep doing the same thing you end up with the same results. Change your life path and you will change the results.
Too much pot fried his brain.
Josh Davis says
On my trip to Amsterdam there was no crime nor guns associated with pot. At some point we may want to revisit our “war on drugs” and it’s obvious failure. Meanwhile, our kids get shot and/or sent to prison over marijuana. It’s ridiculous.
Trailer Bob says
Hayride, where in Florida do you live where pot is legal? Put down the pipe brother.
Out of town thugs see a great opportunity in rental properties in places like Palm Coast where they can move their drug transactions through.
Percy's mother says
Life is about choices, good and bad, either of which leads us down a path of upward mobility or downward spiral, AND is exclusive of race and/or station in life (in this country).
At this time of year many young adults this young man’s age are preparing to graduate from college and are looking towards a bright future. In an effort to be as successful as they can be, they are preparing for life after college by learning how to interview with the many corporate recruiters who visit colleges starting around the beginning of the year. These young people are preparing for a successful future, some having worked numerous jobs while working on their various degrees (in addition to taking on the burden of student loans that will take years to pay back). That is the path they have chosen in life . . . a path of upward mobility, a path of sacrifice for a greater goal, a path of hard work. This choice is exclusive of race and/or station in life, and is open to anyone who chooses to work hard, study harder and then again work even harder.
On the other hand, the young man of which this article speaks has chosen his path in life, which is a life in downward spiral. It has nothing to do with race or lack of opportunity as he could have made the same choices as the young people of whom I wrote in the preceding paragraph. It was his choice.
Where are the black elders in this community who belong to the NAACP and the Flagler County Black Entrepreneurs? Why aren’t they out in the community coaching these young people on how to make choices so as to make them successful members of society?
I’m posting a Robert Frost poem. Read it.
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
That’s it from staly. No reference to the green roof inn .Must of been to busy with those stupid Christmas posts and bingo games that are not really bingo, Tic toc time is coming for the 20 election.
Steve Ward says
@ percys mother one would havr to be literate to get thr point
I see some people here criticizing the County Sheriff for the actions of a violent criminal. Sorry, but how is it his fault? Nobody told people to go out and make illicit drug deals and shoot each other when things didn’t go as planned. This is a scenario being repeated daily on the streets of hundreds of cities across the USA; and the world for that matter. Legalizing marijuana isn’t going to fix the problem because a criminal is a criminal is a criminal. If they’re not dealing in weed, they’ll find some other commodity. So don’t blame the Sheriff. We all know the dark cycle of criminality will continue as long as evil lurks in the heart of man.
FlaglerLive, thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.
C’mom man says
Great job to the sheriffs office for finding this guy. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but sounds like this guy shot was set up.
Concerned Citizen says
Whatever happened to personal accuntability?
After a certain age you know right from wrong. When you make the wrong choices bad things are going to happen. They aren’t mistakes btw. A mistake is turning left when you should have turned right.
It gets tiresome hearing oh he just made some mistakes and is really a good person. Welll typically a good person doesn’t go around buying illegal drugs and shooting people.
This incident here was NO ONES fault but Mr. Moultrie. He chose to put himself in a risky situation. He chose to buy drugs and then chose to shoot someone.
Let’s stop blaming everyone but the perp. Start holding people accountable and sentencing properly when this crap goes down. Then maybe just maybe it might make a difference.
Lastly for all those advicating the legalization of Marijuana there will always be cases where this will happen. Mainly those that want to take it away instead of buying. Legalizing won’t solve all your problems. Not everyone will want to go to a dispensary.
One more reason to make weed legal