Friday afternoon the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office got the report of an individual “sticking a firearm of the rear seat” of a black Nissan sedan at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in north palm Coast.
The report was called in by a juvenile who was at the complex, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile claimed the incident took place around 3 p.m. and that the Nissan in question was being driven by a juvenile. Deputies responded and canvassed the park.
At 3:24 p.m., three men or boys were located seated at the concession stand table, apparently with a smell of pot emitting from around them, according to the sheriff’s report. “As I approached the three subjects the odor intensified,” the reporting deputy wrote. The smell of pot and the sight of a beer can gave the deputies probable cause to conduct a search of the juveniles’ backpacks. A deputy located pot in one backpack. along with a glass bowl typically used for smoking.
Referring to Ryan M. Jackett, 17, the deputy reported that “R.J. became anxious, his carotid artery visibly appeared to be pulsating and he attempted to leave while asking if he were under arrest. It should be noted that R.J. was feverishly texting on his phone during the encounter as well. Based on his actions that also included his hands dipping under the plain of the wooden table I placed him into handcuffs and advised he was being detained.” A search of his backpack produced a mason jar allegedly containing pot–and a Sig Sauer firearm with two bullets in the gun’s magazine.
Jackett was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm, both felonies, and pot possession under 20 grams, a misdemeanor.
“This is another great example of ‘see something, say something,” said Sheriff Rick Staly in a release. “A juvenile with a firearm is a recipe for disaster. I hope these kids realize the poor decisions they made and turn their lives around. Parents need to be the Sheriff of their homes and know what their children are doing before we have to be the Sheriff for you.”
Over here in ‘Murica we do what we want!
May the IRA protects these young patriots, defenders of the 2nd Amendment.
The IRA? Doubt that Ireland would want to protect any of us (but enjoyed your humor).
@I thought “IRA” was a typo
But maybe Insolvent Rifle Association is correct…
“Our love affair with guns has nothing to do with tyranny, or militias, or self-preservation. Just ask any NRA member the following: If Jesus Christ himself were to come down off the cross and grant you one wish, would you opt for a world without guns — or the one we live in now? If every gun owner truly feared for their life and liberty, the answer would be obvious. But it’s not about life and liberty. It’s all about the sheer hard-on of owning a gun.”
― Quentin R. Bufogle
If no one could have guns YES. As long as criminals can still find some ways to get guns HELL NO !
Peaches McGee says
Son, you’re over 16. Out of the damned house.
Good luck with life, you’ll need it.
PC ANON says
Does parenting not exist anymore???…… Why does the 17 year old have the gun in the first place, along with weed, and do his “parents” know this?! I was born and raised in this town and my god it has gone down hill. It’s sad to see all of these children trying to be adults and aren’t thinking about their futures. I’m not saying everyone is perfect but where is the responsibility nowadays? This is a situation that could have gone south real quick. It seems the sports complex has been the choice for violence recently. I hope this kid learns his lesson.
She said sarcastically: Hell NO! We don’t need gun safety laws!
Concerned Citizen says
Everyone has been trying to hold parents and cops responsible.
But at 17 you know right from wrong. And are responsible for YOUR OWN actions.
Me Too says
So were these the people in the black nissan? Just asking…..