The proposal drew unanimous approval from the five-member commission and near-unanimous approval from the public in attendance, including two former city commissioners and a former sheriff’s office sergeant, all three Black, all of whom either grew up in or still live in South Bunnell.
Gerald McCaskell of Bunnell, who has spent 14 years of the last 32 years in prison, was back at the Flagler County jail Saturday, on $100,000 bond, following an accusation that he stabbed and gravely injured a 54-year-old Palm Coast man with a serrated blade during a street fight that evening.
Terrell Sampson is the last of the four men charged in the murders of 16-year-olds Noah Smith and Keymarion Hall earlier this year. The sum total of the investigations as detailed in arrest reports paints a picture of young men involved less in anything like organized gang behavior so much as idiotic, impulsive, juvenile acts of tit-for-tat belligerence and thoughtless retaliation, damning the consequences.
In a major break in two related murder cases, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly today announced the arrests of three of four individuals in the shooting deaths earlier this year of Noah Smith and Keymarion Hall, both 16, both in South Bunnell, both in drivebys resulting from a simmering feud between wannabe gangs in Bunnell and Palm Coast.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office notified the Bunnell Police Department they received complaints from area residents regarding a “spoofing” scam where the suspect manipulates the phone system to indicate on the Caller ID the same phone number as the one for the Bunnell Police Department.
14-year-old Lawrence Fulmore was arrested and charged in the alleged armed robbery of a man sitting outside Bunnell’s Carver Gym on May 26. Detectives had arrested Keyshawn Davis, 19, of Bunnell, last week. The alleged victim had reported being held up by two individuals.
Earnest Lee Watson III, a 26-year-old resident of 200 Knox Jones Road in Bunnell, was arrested on Thursday and charged in connection with a shooting on East Booe Street in Bunnell on Monday, and a gang link noted.
Five or six shots were reported in the area of East Booe Street and South Cherry Street in South Bunnell just before 12:30 p.m. today, leaving behind an abandoned bicycle in the road, a bag of pot and shell casings, but no apparent injuries.
Jesse David Stover, 57, of Bunnell, allegedly claimed he was an undercover agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency to get a discount at Wendy’s. The store manager did not believe him and called police. Stover faces a third-degree felony.
William Ziegler, 37, allegedly turned violent toward his oldest of three sons when the boy, scared of heights, got anxious washing the top of a camper, and when his youngest, who is 11, would not tell him a joke the boy was not comfortable to tell.