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At Buddy Taylor Middle, Dress-Code Violation Escalates to Arrest Over Threats of Suicide and School Shooting

| August 17, 2018

The arrest of a 15-year-old student at Buddy Taylor Middle School Thursday is the year’s first instance of a student allegedly threatening an attack on fellow students, faculty–and herself.

Suspect Pulls Gun on Deputy Duenas, Who For 2nd Time in 9 Months Shows Grit and Restraint

| August 17, 2018

Flagler Sheriff’s deputy Jonathon Duenas Wednesday evening was confronted with a man with a gun and immediately disarmed him, the second time in nine months Duenas faced a deadly situation he defused without harm.

In Two Days in Flagler, Two Overdoses, Three Incidents With Opioids, One Involving a 1-Year-Old

| August 15, 2018

A 48-hour period in Flagler and Palm Coast saw the varied aspects of opioids’ effects–in overdoses, in arrests, in court–pointing to signs of an epidemic’s spread.

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

| August 14, 2018

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders’ crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff’s deputies and archive.

Deputies Halt Burglary on Palm Coast’s Riverina Drive and Find 3 Teens

| August 13, 2018

Two girls (15 and 16), one of whom lives in the area and one who’d been reported missing, and an 18-year-old from Daytona Beach were reportedly involved in the burglary.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Raping Step-Daughters For Years, and Molesting Their Friend

| August 13, 2018

Gabriel Pardo, a 36-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s F Section, is accused of raping his own step-daughters over several years and molesting one of their friends.

Three Teens Arrested In Connection With Burglary Spree in Palm Coast’s R-Section

| August 12, 2018

The teens–19, 18 and 16–had attempted to burglarize six vehicles and been successful entering one of them, seizing a wallet, when a deputy spotted two of them on Rymfire Drive.

Kay Jewelers in Palm Coast’s Target Shopping Center Is Robbed, Search Ongoing

| August 11, 2018

Kay Jewelers in Palm Coast’s Town Center was the target of a robbery this evening. The assailants are at large. No injuries were reported.

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The robbery was reported at around 7:45 p.m. According to Anna Hackett, a Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesperson, two black males who appeared to be in their early 20s […]

Residents Largely Opposed, But Construction For 2 Roundabouts on US 1 Slated For 2019

| August 10, 2018

State officials unveiled plans Thursday for a $2.2 million roundabout at Matanzas Woods Parkway and U.S. 1, with construction starting next summer. Another roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway begins construction sooner.

Chris Lawhon, 30, Is Found Dead Along Biking Trail in the Hammock

| August 10, 2018

Christopher Lee Lawhon, 30, last of 48 North Coral Reef Court in Palm Coast, was found dead by a biker on the Hammock trail the evening of Aug. 6. No foul play is suspected.

Spurred By Latest Dubious Shooting, Calls For Stand Your Ground Repeal Hit Capitol

| August 10, 2018

The July 19 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, with his three young children nearby at a Circle K in Pinellas County is prompting the latest calls to repeal the 2005 law.

CDC Experts Will Examine Sheriff’s Operations Center and Meet With Employees

| August 9, 2018

After three weeks of seeming inaction on the troubled Sheriff’s Operations Center, the county has agreed to a two-day site visit from CDC experts in occupational safety and health issues.

Bomb Threat Briefly Interrupts Evening Shift at Palm Coast Data

| August 9, 2018

A bomb scare briefly interrupted the evening shift Monday Palm Coast Data as employees from the building that contains the company’s call center were evacuated.

New Back To School Normal For Flagler School Employees: How To Deal With a Mass Killer

| August 7, 2018

The Flagler Auditorium today filled with 1,000 faculty members for “active shooter” or “incident survival” training through a vivid, disquieting presentation by Sheriff’s officials.

State Attorney Files Battery Charge On Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Ending Speculation

| August 6, 2018

The State Attorney filed the battery charge on Commissioner Eric Cooley on allegations he struck the woman he lived with and worked with at Flagler Beach’s 7-Eleven.

Sheriff Staly and 2 Deputies Pull Guns on Suspects at End of I-95 Chase That Reached 100 MPH

| August 4, 2018

Tavarius Stokes, 23, had allegedly pulled a gun on the mother of his child in Bunnell and was wanted on a warrant when Sheriff Rick Staly joined the chase and was part of apprehending Stokes and another man today.

County Employee Faces Termination After Accessing Judges’ Secure Area To Complain About His Case

| August 1, 2018

Gerald Pikaard, a 61-year-old trades worker, used his county-issued ID badge to access the chambers of County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens and her assistant to complain about his DUI case’s disposition.

Swip Swap Leads to Arrest of Palm Coast Woman in Hit-and-Run That Injured a Man

| July 31, 2018

Joyce Ramirez, 57, previously convicted of a felon, had fled the scene of the crash because she had no insurance or a registered car. A Swip Swap user helped identify her.

A Body Is Found in Intracoastal Search For Matthew Otis, 20, Who’d Disappeared Off a Boat on Sunday

| July 30, 2018

Matthew Otis, 20, of Palm Coast, was lost in the Intracoastal around 6:30 Sunday evening as he and friends were boating and tubing on the water.

Woman Accused of Breaking Into Palm Coast Home and Kidnapping Her Two Children

| July 30, 2018

Sara Elisabeth Jones, 29, of Palm Coast, is accused of kidnapping her two children, whose custody she’d lost, and taking them to Tennessee, where she was arrested.

‘Funworld Place’ Business Owner Accused of Selling Crack Out of Palm Coast Parkway Store

| July 27, 2018

Jerard K. Davis of Palm Coast, who’s twice served prison stints for selling cocaine, was arrested at his business near Sunshine Academy and allegedly found with crack and other drugs that he was selling.

Palm Coast Woman Leads Uber Driver at Gunpoint On Strange Run in E-Section

| July 26, 2018

Betty Jo Halter, 44, of Palm Coast’s E Section, allegedly forced an Uber driver to take her around town at gunpoint in search of a man, before the driver managed to get away.

Cops Behaving Proudly: Sheriff and Flagler Beach Police Chief Sum Up Solid State of Law Enforcement

| July 26, 2018

Sheriff Rick Staly and Flagler Beach Chief Matt Doughney appeared at a chamber breakfast to speak of the state of law enforcement in the county, from diminishing crime rates to improving PR.

Jury Finds Matthew Nesbitt Guilty on 7 Counts in Near-Lethal Confrontation With Cops and Dog, Faces 15 Years in Prison

| July 25, 2018

The trial provided a rare and detailed look into the raw emotions, fears, confusions, split-second judgments and calculations of deputies in a potentially lethal confrontation.

Palm Coast Man Faces 1st Degree Felony in Alleged Burglary and Assault of Ex-Girlfriend

| July 25, 2018

Jason Piercey, 42, of Palm Coast, is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and assaulting her and a friend as they were in the pool, according to a sheriff’s report.

Man Cut Off From Booze at Roadhouse Bar Accused of Smashing Guitar on Patron’s Head

| July 24, 2018

Jeffrey Patterson, 56, is accused of swinging and hitting a bar patron with his guitar and fighting with a 71-year-old man after he was cut off from further drinking.

At Italian-American Club, Waitress Says Man Touches Her Inappropriately, Scuffle and Injuries Follow

| July 23, 2018

Joseph Leonetti, 64, faces a battery charge after being accused of inappropriately touching a 19-year-old waitress, and fighting with a member of the club’s board of directors.

Child Neglect Charges for 3 As Toddlers Are Found Among Roaches in B-Section House

| July 21, 2018

The investigation was triggered when a 4-month-old child was brought to Florida Hospital Flagler with bone fractures and covered in bug bites.

Fire Severely Damages House on Palm Coast’s Walter Place, Making It Uninhabitable

| July 21, 2018

A fire that started in a vehicle parked in the driveway consumed the garage and the attic of the house at 1 Walter Place in Palm Coast Saturday morning.

Mom Who Sought Charges Against Her Son Now Pleads Mercy As He Faces Trial For Attacking Cops and Police Dog

| July 20, 2018

Matthew Nesbitt, 45, goes on trial Monday on six felony charges. Last November he led cops on a chase through Palm Coast’s Z Section before surrendering.


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