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Yet Another Student Is Arrested, At FPC, Over School Shooting Threats, Capping
Exasperating Week

| December 14, 2018

In the fourth school-safety incident in five school days, yet another student, a 16-year-old attending Flagler Palm Coast High School, was arrested today on allegations that he threatened to shoot up the school.

Two More Students, Both 13, Face Charges Over Shooting Threats Targeting Indian Trails Middle

| December 14, 2018

The reported threats on an after-school bus was the third incident in the last five school days resulting in charges or arrests involving a total of five students.

Florida Supreme Court Clears Cops to Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Shootings

| December 14, 2018

Stand your ground applies to “persons,” and “a law enforcement officer is a ‘person’ whether on duty or off, and irrespective of whether the officer is making an arrest,” the court ruled unanimously.

Eddie Collins, 62, of Bunnell, Dies of Injuries From U.S. 1 Pick-Up Crash

| December 14, 2018

Eddie Collins, the 62-year-old Bunnell man critically injured in a crash on U.S. 1 on Monday (Dec. 10), died Thursday evening at Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach.

Survivor of Half-Failed Double-Suicide May Not Get To Blame Depression in “Assisted Murder” Defense

| December 13, 2018

Bruce Haughton says he planned to kill himself and his ex-girlfriend Katherine Goddard in her R-Section home. She died. He survived. The prosecution sees it only as assisted murder, discounting his mental state.

With Judge’s Help, Sheriff’s Insurance Carrier Corners Employees Over Workers’ Comp Claims as Fate of Building Looms

| December 13, 2018

Some 30 Flagler County Sheriff’s employees have been in a dispiriting battle with their own agency’s insurance carrier and the judge ruling on their workers’ compensation claims, portending little hope that they may prevail.

FPC Teacher Pursues Hate Crime Charges On 2 Racist Students Who Threatened Her

| December 12, 2018

Two 16-year-old students who exchanged a string of online, racist threats about their language arts teacher during class on Monday face misdemeanor assault charges with a possible enhancement under Florida’s hate-crime law.

Palm Coast Man, 23, Faces Molestation Charge After He’s Found With Girl, 15, at Flagler Beach Park

| December 12, 2018

Tyler Joyce, 23, of Palm Coast, was found with a 15-year-old girl in his car between 3 and 4 a.m. at Flagler Beach’s Betty Steflik Park Monday, but says no sexual contact took place.

2 FPC Students’s Threats Targeting Teacher Were Racially Motivated; Criminal Charges Still Possible

| December 11, 2018

Two students claiming they were just joking made explicit, racist threats against their teacher in written chats uncovered Monday, and may yet face criminal charges, contrary to earlier claims.

Kimberle Weeks Pleads to Another Felony Count and, Months Late, Files Appeal

| December 11, 2018

Kimberle Weeks, the former Flagler County elections supervisor, pleaded to the eighth and final felony count against her the day her attorney filed an appeal with the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Two FPC Students Barred From Campus After Allegations of Online Threats Against Teacher

| December 10, 2018

Two students at FPC were allegedly exchanging online chatter about the time and place to harm a teacher. The Sheriff’s Office investigated and declined to pursue charges, though the students face discipline from the district.

Judge Lowers Bond in Revenge Porn Case from $20,000 to $2,500, Enabling Release

| December 10, 2018

Au’qoin Kendrell Neeley, 20, of Filbert Lane in Palm Coast, faces a felony charge of transmitting child pornography by an electronic device and a misdemeanor charge of cyber-harassment.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Attacking Mom, Fiancée and Cop Before He Is Tased

| December 10, 2018

Gregory Thilesen, 28, of Palm Coast, faces a felony charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer and two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery.

Jeffrey Foust, 11, Donates Year’s Allowance to Flagler Deputies in His Cop Father’s Memory

| December 10, 2018

Jeffrey Foust, 11, bought 54 gift cards worth $600 to donate to 54 Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, most of whom paid them forward at the Christmas With a Deputy event Friday.

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

| December 10, 2018

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

Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

| December 7, 2018

A 14-year-old student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Buddy Taylor Middle School today. The gun had been reported stolen out of an unlocked car in Palm Coast in April.

Joseph J. Faircloth, 38, Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Palm Coast’s Rickenbacker Drive

| December 7, 2018

Joseph James Faircloth, a 38-year-old Palm Coast resident, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Rickenbacker Drive in Palm Coast early this morning. No one else was involved. 

Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

| December 7, 2018

Christmas With a Deputy at Target this evening will feature 124 children riding in 110 police cars from Town Center to the shopping center for a Christmas spree.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

| December 6, 2018

The drop in crime in Flagler and Palm Coast was reflected across almost every category and the addition of 23 new deputies led to a steep rise in arrests in the first six months of 2018.

Judge Orders Sheriff’s Operations Center Tested for Toxins Again, On Behalf of Employees

| December 5, 2018

Sheriff’s employees have been seeking for months to have an independent round of testing for toxins inside the troubled, evacuated Sheriff’s Operations Center. That will take place on Dec. 13.

Darryl Fultz, 51, Harvey Perly, 83:
Two Suicides in 3 Days in Palm Coast

| December 5, 2018

Darryl L. Fultz, 51, of 69 Eric Drive, took his life using a gun on Dec. 2, Harvey Perly, 83, did so on Dec. 4 in his front yard at 55 Christopher Court South in Palm Coast.

Sheriff Staly: County Administrator ‘Destroyed Our Working Relationship and It Is
Not Recoverable’

| December 4, 2018

Sheriff Rick Staly stopped just short of explicitly asking for the resignation of County Administrator Craig Coffey in an address to the County Commission, but in effect, he was calling for nothing less.

The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

| December 4, 2018

Abdul Ganiyu Ayanwale, a 28-year-old Army National Guard veteran, killed himself by gunshot at his Bunnell apartment on Nov. 16 after a series of personal and legal difficulties.

Hurricane Season Shakes Up Florida
For the Third Year In a Row

| December 2, 2018

Michael didn’t affect as large of an area in Florida as Hurricane Matthew, which ran up the East Coast in 2016, or Irma, which traveled the state from the Keys to Jacksonville in 2017.

Man Who Tried to Get Into Wadsworth Elementary and Referred to a School Shooting Is Identified

| November 30, 2018

The man walked up to the front desk at Wadsworth Elementary Thursday morning and asked where the school’s book fair was, but also asked when the school was last shot up.

James Colley Jr. Sentenced to Death in Murders of Ex-Wife Amanda Colley and Lindy Dobbins

| November 30, 2018

James Terry Colley Jr., 38, of St. Augustine, murdered his estranged wife Amanda Colley and her friend Lindy Dobbins in 2015 in St. Augustine after stalking and harassing Amanda for weeks.

Florida Supreme Court Will have No
Black Justice For First Time in 36 Years

| November 30, 2018

None of the nine candidates from whom Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will select three justices is black, although six of the original 59 applicants were African-Americans.

Rejecting Lesser Term, Judge Sentences Jonathan Canales to Life in Prison in Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

| November 29, 2018

Jonathan Canales, 31, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Norman in their Mondex home in 2014. The judge declined to exercise his discretion, which would have allowed him to sentence him to anywhere from 25 years to life.

Roundabout Construction at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Begins in Weeks; Expect Detours

| November 29, 2018

The $4.1 million project at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway will bring the first roundabout to a major road in Flagler, re-engineering one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.

Mondex Man Accused of Raping an Unconscious 31-Year-Old Woman

| November 28, 2018

Kenneth Steele, a 62-year-old resident of Daytona North, or the Mondex, is at the Flagler County jail following an arrest on a rape charge involving a 31-year-old woman, who was unconscious at the time of the alleged assault.

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