Jason Ian Binns, a 48-year-old resident of Bayside Drive in Palm Coast, was jailed Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony child abuse, both third-degree felonies, following a confrontation on and near his property with a teen he says was threatening to beat up his son.
As the 17-year-old alleged victim described it to authorities, Binns came out of the house, briefly pinned the 17 year old between the boy’s car door and the car itself, pointed a gun at him and told him in no uncertain terms to get in his car.
As Binns described it to Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, he’d been asleep and was awakened to be told that a boy was outside his house trying to fight his two sons, one of whom is a juvenile, the other a 19-year-old man. Binns and his wife got out of the house to get their sons back in, which they did. Once inside, Binns said he shut off the lights. But at no point, Binns told deputies, did he leave the house with a firearm, since he was in his underwear.
Video obtained by the Sheriff’s Office, however, appears to tell a different story. The video was provided by the 21-year-old man who had accompanied the alleged victim to Binns’s property. According to a deputy’s report, it shows Binns “exit the front of the residence holding a hand gun in his right hand. [Binns] then approaches [the alleged victim] in an aggressive manner, shouting at [the boy] to ‘get in his fucking car.’ [Binns] simultaneously raises the gun and points it at [the boy] then lowers the firearm and pushes him into the car.”
Deputies interviewed all parties in the confrontation. There was little disagreement about the origin of the conflict. Binns’s juvenile son had been in contact with a girl. The alleged victim didn’t like that, spoke ill of Binns’s son, then told him that he would fight him, though one of those at the scene said the intention was not to fight but to talk it out–and that it was the Binns brothers who had asked the alleged victim to come over to talk things out. The alleged victim had told the Binns brothers that he would be driving over so they would settle the matter, according to others the deputies interviewed. He took along a 21-year-old friend. They showed up at the Bayside Drive house late Sunday night, near 11:30 p.m.
The Binns brothers met them at the edge of their driveway. A verbal confrontation ensued, the brothers standing on their property, the alleged victim standing by his car’s door, though it’s not clear if and at what point he stepped onto the Binns property. The man accompanying the alleged victim said the Binns’s property line was never stepped on. At some point Binns was woken up and came outside. His wife told authorities that the alleged victim had threatened to beat up both of her sons and kill the younger one, and that her husband came out out of fear for his children’s safety. She conceded that her husband placed both hands on the alleged victim’s chest and “guided” him off their property and into his car. She said the family retreated to the house and shut off the lights, though the alleged victim stayed in his car in the street, with his high beams on until deputies arrived. The alleged victim was in his car, calling 911.
“It should be noted,” the arrest report states, “that the firearm was not located on [Binns] during the investigation. A consent to search the residence was not granted by the residents on scene.” For such a search to be conducted without the residents’ permission, and absent probable cause that a crime was being committed inside, deputies would have to obtain a warrant.
Binns was booked and released from the jail a dozen hours later on $5,000 bond and a no-contact order regarding the alleged victim, though he was not required to surrender his firearms, as is sometimes the case in such arrests. Eight years ago Binns’s wife pursued a domestic violence charge against him. It was resolved through a deferred prosecution agreement, which required Binns to agree to a set of conditions and fulfill certain requirements which, once fulfilled–they were–led to the charge not being prosecuted.
why was this man arrested?
Bonnie Binns says
This is his wife and the mother of the the 2 kids mentioned, He was arrested because Flagler County had nothing else to do that night. They did nothing to the kids who have repeatedly threatened my kids and since this has happened my youngest has been terrorized by the 17 year old inciting harassment through his fellow friends both at school and online. My husband was ONLY trying to protect us all but apparently he is not allowed.
What a hero. A gun makes you brave. Nice role model for the kids, eh?
He has every right to brandish a Gun on his own Property to defend his Family.
Not smart to show up at someone’s house at 11:30 PM looking for a confrontation. These days, you may be leaving in a bag.
Go somewhere looking for trouble, might find it… I f he can afford a good attorney, he will beat the charge, if not, the state will give him a plea deal…
Bonnie Binns says
We can afford on and we have an attorney to not only fight this ridiculous charge but to go after Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the 2 kids families that were the cause of this. We will not rest until it is properly resolved.
Go for it. I always say Go after the Parents Civily where it hurts the pocketbook and FCSO for not dealing with the complaints properly
C’mon man! says
You won’t get anywhere going after the sheriffs office. I understand protecting your kids but you can’t bring a gun to an almost fist fight.
I would do the same for my kids and more
Step OFF my Property says
The home owner should NOT have been arrested. He has the CASTLE DOCTRINE to back his use of the hand gun (if there was one). You come on my property at 11:30 pm looking for trouble, you will my double barrel trouble solver. At 17 and 21, you ARE NO LONGER considered a teen. Law states at 16 your an adult…. Owner needs to call a couple lawyers !!!
Bonnie Binns says
We have contacted lawyers and are looking into good ones now, I will spend everything I have to get this thrown out but to also go after the the boys that felt like it is ok to go to someone’s home at 11:30 at night with nothing good in mind, MY kids were all at home, not out looking for trouble. Thank you for your support, my youngest son is being severely bullied at school because of this including the kids posting very ugly comments. They believe they did nothing wrong. I guess in Flagler County, you can’t protect yourself so it is free rain to harass people and come to their house with the SOLE purpose to hurt someone!
Disgusted in Flagler County says
You should never go to someone’s house and threaten them in the middle of the night or at any time for that matter. The boys who went to the house should be arrested for trespassing and assault or harassment or whatever the charges may be. Come on how stupid can you be to go looking for trouble on someone else’s property??? The father should not have been arrested since the confrontation was on his property or very close to it. He didn’t go looking for trouble, trouble came looking for his children. This should definitely fall into the definition of stand your ground AND the tort law to say the least.
Bonnie Binns says
I agree and thank you!
I too am failing to see why the man was arrested and charged for protecting his home and family.
The teens should not have gone to someone’s house at that hour. But the father should have told his sons get in the house as he did and left it at that or at that point he should have called the FCSO before displaying a firearm. Bad decisions for a parent to make.
Bonnie Binns says
He was asleep and woke up to screaming and threatening from the 2 boys that showed up, he reacted as someone in fear should, the only thing he wanted to accomplish was to let protect his family. He did not know who was outside or what was happening just knew his family was being threatened.
I wouldn’t say much more.
He pointed a gun at unarmed individuals and lied about it to the Sheriff.
But hey, he makes a great Palm Coast and PAL Little League Coach doesn’t he?
Given that Mr. Binns had a prior Domestic Violence history charge in 2013 that was “deferred upon certain conditions being met”, it it would be shame to think that those “conditions” might not have included his not being permitted to possess a firearm again–for everyone’s sake.