Christopher Holmes, a 41-year-old resident of 406 Bacher Street in Bunnell, is at the Flagler County jail, facing five felony charges stemming from alleged assaults and robberies involving a Palm Coast resident, several drivers at various intersections and a desk clerk at the Red Roof Inn Thursday afternoon.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began getting calls around mid-afternoon Thursday, reporting that a man would stop his vehicle in the middle of intersections at several locations, yell at vehicles and block traffic.
One alleged victim, a 67-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s B Section, said he was in the turning lane at Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway when a man he described as bug-eyed pulled up on his passenger side in a silver vehicle, got out of that car, brazenly got into the victim’s and took his $200 Samsung cell phone and a pack of cigarettes. (The incident was captured on traffic-camera video.) The elderly man, who has a heart condition, reported being in great fear for his life as the man–later identified as Homles–kept yelling incoherent things. Holmes then drove off, blowing through a red light.
Calls kept coming into the Sheriff’s Office about a silver car driving erratically on Palm Coast Parkway, cutting in and out of traffic, almost striking a few vehicles. At the Parkway’s intersection with Cypress Point, Holmes again got out and yelled at drivers in a scene recorded by traffic cameras. He then drove on toward Old Kings Road, where yet another incident unfolded.
At about 4:15 p.m. deputies got a report of a robbery on Kingswood Drive, off Old Kings Road near Palm Coast Parkway, after a 63-year-old man who was relaxing in his pool in Palm Coast’s P Section saw Holmes throw an industrial-grade trash can lid at the 63-year-old’s 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, breaking part of the side mirror. The older man confronted Holmes, who then brandished something wrapped in a white cloth–the victim thought it was a gun but didn’t see one. Holmes then got in his car and allegedly sped toward the victim, who said if he’d not jumped out of the way, he’d have been struck.
A resident provided video footage of the incident, starting after Holmes threw the lid at the Chevrolet. The video corroborates the victim’s account and shows the victim running away from Holmes, who set chase, until the victim jumped over a curb to escape. An occupant of a Red Roof Inn room who had witnessed the incident from her second story window also corroborated the victim’s version of events.
Around the same time, a desk clerk who was checking someone in at the motel told deputies that Holmes ran into the lobby shouting something about trying to find someone while making a gun gesture with his hands. Holmes then left in a four-door passenger vehicle, with a passenger in the car. The person who was checking in decided against staying there and left.
A deputy later located Holmes’s silver car across from the Red Roof Inn, at the Econolodge Motel, where Holmes was arrested. He “appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance,” Holmes’s arrest report states, “due to his eyes being glossy and him continuing to rant about his daughter being involved in a separate incident.”
His passenger, a 47-year-old woman and resident of Palm Coast’s L-Section (she had been the victim of an alleged aggravated battery by Holmes last July in a case still making its way through court), told deputies that Holmes was upset for reasons she could not understand, and that he was looking for his daughter at area motels. Holmes himself denied committing any nof the acts described.
Holmes faces felony charges of Robbery, Burglary of an Occupied Conveyance, and Abuse of an Elderly Person for the roadway incidents, and Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief, and Breach of the Peace for the incidents at the Econolodge. He is being held at the Flagler County jail on $56,000 bond on those charges, but since his bond was revoked on his 2020 arrest for domestic battery, he is being held on no bond regarding that violation, at least for now.
Red Alert says
We don’t want to forget about this one either.
Deputies: Naked man chases 2 around Palm Coast Chick-fil-A parking lot
I saw him yesterday driving through red lights along palm coast parkway. It is very clear that the person is screaming for help
Not sure jail is the best place for him, most likely a hospital that deals with psychological issues
Ole Holmesy all twacked out on something He couldnt handle for sure Glad Noone was injured.
Anyone else remember back in the 70’s when the cesspool that is now Palm Coast was being presented and touted as this wonderful, idyllic retirement paradise?
Mary Fusco says
I do. It was on radio and TV all over NY. Now it is just a magnet for crazies. Been here for 21 years and the change is unbelievable. Now we live under locks, alarms and cameras. Sad.
Steve Vanne says
I’m sure he’s already out of jail or will be shortly. How do people drive with there doors unlocked? Just glad no one was serious hurt before he did hurt someone.
Nope as of right now (04/26/2021 @ 7:40am) he’s still locked up with no bond.
Another Flagler County upstanding citizen that continues to get out on bail and his previous aggravated battery charge from last July has yet to even been heard yet. Flagler County Court systems need a makeover and if you don’t have enough Judges to get the calendar up to date then you need to go to other counties for an assisting Judge. I worked a County Court Calendar in another State and that is how we got the calendar cleaned up, what is Flagler Counties’ problem?
Something is definitely wrong with the Flagler County Court System and the Flagler County Commissioners are to busy supporting corrupt Joe Mullin to even care.
I hope that DFC is making sure that there are no minor children at the L_Street address of this perp’s “passenger.” She can make her own decisions as regards putting herself in danger. Any children caught in the crossfires would be innocent hostages to such poor judgement.
I say knock down that 450-500 mile wall and let ALL of the mind altering drugs and lowlife into this country until all we have are the “Walking Dead” living on this planet. It’s becoming a reality quicker than you can ever imagine. And if you think the squad or the Harris/Biden administration plans to do anything about YOU are just as crazy as this guy.
I think YOU are out of your mind with that crazy disjointed statement blaming President Biden and Vice-President Harris for this guys drug use. Just in case you didn’t know it, there are PLENTY of AMERICANS manufacturing drugs (as in meth) in their backwoods, along with stills producing illegal hooch. Your statement was utterly ridiculous! You are drinking too much kool-aid buddy!