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New Trouble For Gunshot Victim and Suspect: Rape Charge Involving a Minor

| February 22, 2018

Tristan George, 19, was shot outside his Palm Coast house at 28 Seamanship Trail in November in a case still under investigation. He now faces a statutory rape charge.

Felony Counts Against Ex-Supervisor
Kim Weeks Back Up To 9 In Latest Twist

| February 22, 2018

Six weeks before trial, the prosecution has re-filed against ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks, bringing up the counts against her back to nine in a move to turn up the pressure and angle for a plea. Weeks is not biting.

In a First, Palm Coast Drug Dealer Is Indicted on 1st Degree Murder in Overdose Death of Savannah Deangelis

| February 21, 2018

Joseph Colon, 34, of Palm Coast, is accused of selling the heroin and fentanyl that killed Savannah Deangelis, 23, moments later at her Grand Haven home last October.

Anxious Morning of Gun Threats in Palm Coast Affecting 3 Schools, and a Demonstration by 200 Students at FPC

| February 21, 2018

A gun threat at FPC’s i3 Academy proved unfounded, Buddy Taylor and Wadsworth went on lockdown as deputies resolved another gun threat in Palm Coast’s P-Section, and 200 students at FPC demonstrated against gun violence.

“I’d Like To Stare At Him In the Eyes Now”
Serial Masked Armed Robber Sentenced To 30 Years as Victim Rebukes Him

| February 21, 2018

A Terranova Restaurant owner in court today told castigated Charles Rushing-Griffen for the way he’d stared at her while robbing her at gunpoint in December.

Mold Found In 2 Rooms at Sheriff’s Operations Center After 4 Employees Complain of Rashes

| February 20, 2018

The four employees were relocated and the concern prompted an environmental investigation of the old but renovated building and the closure of two rooms pending extensive clean-ups.

2 Palm Coast Women in Separate Incidents Face Charges of Felony Child Abuse By Strangling

| February 20, 2018

Julie Bruce, 52, is accused of strangling an 8-year-old child, and Tina Seale, 40, is accused of strangling a 13 year old. Both women live in Palm Coast.

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

| February 20, 2018

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

Witness Describes Disturbing Near-Miss Immediately Before Friday’s Crash That Killed 2 on SR100

| February 19, 2018

Patrick Spurgeon, a trucker, said the woman who slammed into a pick-up, triggering the fatal wreck Friday, had moments earlier passed him while a motorcyclist was passing from the other direction.

Flagler Sheriff and County Officials Worry That Prison Reforms Could Shift Inmates,
and Costs, to County

| February 19, 2018

A spate of criminal-justice reform bills in the Florida Senate has Flagler’s sheriff and a county commissioner worried about what that could mean for the local jail population and budgets.

2 Dead, 4 Injured, 3 Seriously in 3-Vehicle Crash on SR 100, West of CR 305

| February 16, 2018

A three-vehicle crash on State Road 100 west of Bunnell Friday evening resulted in the death of Ralph Pellicer, 43, of Bunnell and of Jobe Podach, 35, of Holly Hill.

T-Mobile and Hair Cuttery On Palm Coast Parkway Targeted By Smash-And-Grab Burglars

| February 16, 2018

Both stores on Palm Coast Parkway were burglarized early Thursday morning after burglars smashed glass doors with bricks and ransacked interiors.

Qualifications Commission Recommends Judge DuPont Removed, Calling Him “Reckless,” Untruthful and “Heavy Handed”

| February 16, 2018

Judge Scott DuPont serves on Flagler’s and Putnam’s civil benches, and was facing a series of accusations that he’d acted wrongfully and recklessly as a judge and a candidate.

Palm Coast Man Arrested on Charges of Bathing Toddler in Boiling Water and Beating Him

| February 15, 2018

Deviaun A. Toler, 26, of 32 Westfield Lane in Palm Coast, was arrested this morning after an investigation alleges he bathed a child in boiling water and beat him with a switch and a belt.

Fugitive Who Taunted Sheriff on Facebook Is Arrested; Deputy Injured in Violent Struggle

| February 15, 2018

Leslie Pitter faces a first-degree felony after dislocating a deputy’s shoulder in an encounter that included his being tased, and fugitive Francisco Valdez was caught and jailed after taunting the sheriff’s Fugitive Frriday Bingo.

Facing Deportation, an Undocumented Immigrant Held at Flagler Jail Changes His Plea at Last Minute

| February 14, 2018

The case of Palm Coast resident Filipino Francisco Justo underscores how the potential for deportation increases rather than decreases burdens on the judicial and penal systems.

Man at Flagler Jail Tries to Hang Himself, Fellow-Inmates and Deputies Rush To Save Him

| February 13, 2018

An inmate at the Flagler jail tied a bed sheet around a railing, then around his neck, and attempted suicide before inmates and deputies rushed to his rescue Tuesday.

Another Life Term For Paul Dykes as Lurid Child-Rape Case Ends, Absent Reversal on Appeal

| February 13, 2018

For Palm Coast’s Paul Dykes, 21, the most immediate challenge is to contend with a brutal prison culture that makes prey of child sexual predators.

Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Crash That Takes Out Tree On Belle Terre Parkway

| February 12, 2018

Flagler Sheriff’s deputy David Lichty was in emergency mode, responding to an incident in Palm Coast’s R-Section, when he lost control of his Crown Vic early Sunday morning.

Employee Who Reported Theft From Vacation-Rental Agency Is Herself Arrested For Theft

| February 12, 2018

Alena Borich reported last week to police that the Vacation Rental Pros office in Palm Coast where she works had been ransacked. Friday she was charged with grand theft after allegedly shoplifting from Kohl’s.

Palm Coast Vacation Rental Agency Ransacked, Hammock Unit Used To Print Counterfeit Cash

| February 9, 2018

The Vacation Rental Pros office on Palm Coast’s Utility Drive was ransacked and keys to units stolen apparently by a tenant who used his unit possibly to print counterfeit currency.

For 13th and 14th Felonies, George Wood Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

| February 8, 2018

George G. Wood, 32, of Palm Coast was sentenced on an escape and firearm [possession charge, and still faces life in prison on an armed burglary charge he’s to be tried on later this month.

Supreme Court Hears Latest Red Light Camera Case, But Justices Skeptical of Illegality

| February 7, 2018

Several justices appeared skeptical as that the way a Florida city handles citations issued to motorists caught on camera is unlawful.

Couple Park 6-Year-Old Autistic Child in Truck As They Watch Super Bowl at Bunnell Bar

| February 6, 2018

Kristal and Robert Valenti were charged with felony child neglect after being accused of leaving their child in a truck outside Bunnell’s Beer House for hours so they could watch the Super Bowl.

Woman, 42, Stops Her Car Off U.S. 1 and Ends Her Life With Gunshot as Helicopter Hovers

| February 5, 2018

Maggie Olivera, 42, was found in her Toyota 4 Runner by the side of the road at Old Dixie Highway off U.S. 1 in Flagler after St. Johns County’s emergency helicopter had followed her from St. Johns.

Chief Judge Has Discouraging News For Flagler’s Hope of Landing 2nd County Judge

| February 5, 2018

Despite certifying Flagler for an additional county court judge in 2016 and recognizing a still-increasing workload last year the Supreme Court has ruled against certifying an additional judge this year.

Bills Opening Way For Guns in Churches Near Schools Chambered For Floor Votes

| February 2, 2018

Under current law, people with concealed-weapons licenses can carry guns at churches but not if schools are on the property.

Jealousy and Phones Trigger Violent Domestic Confrontations, 1 Gunshot and 3 Arrests

| February 1, 2018

Two men and a woman were jailed on felony charges stemming from separate, violent confrontations with their girlfriends or spouse after claims of infidelity.

Four Local Governments Vying For Residents To Enroll In Their “Academies”

| February 1, 2018

Local governments’ citizenship academies have been relatively popular, especially among potential political candidates or people who want to see the plumbing of government firsthand.

Palm Coast Planning To Reduce All Whiteview Parkway to 2 Lanes For Footpath and Safety

| January 31, 2018

86 injuries from 60 crashes in three years and the lack of a bike and footpath led Palm Coast to plan for reducing a stretch of Whiteview from four to two lanes.

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