Larkland Harris Jr., a Palm Coast resident with a long history of violence and who spent six years in state prison, was charged Tuesday in the stabbing of Raymond Glass, a 21-year-old homeless man, in the parking lot near Pizza Hut off Palm Coast Parkway late Monday night.
The original charge against Harris, as filed by the arresting deputies, was attempted first-degree murder. The state attorney’s office in its felony warrant amended the charge–as is common for the state attorney’s office to do–to the lesser aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily harm.
Deputies found Glass with his organs spilling out of his abdomen when they first reported to the scene at 9:36 p.m. Monday. One witness described it as seeing Glass’s liver hanging out. Glass had a deep cut to the left side of his abdomen. He was flown to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach, where he remained in critical condition today. (A sheriff’s news release referred to Glass as a transient. The incident report lists 27 Rymer Lane in Palm Coast as Glass’s address.
Larkland was also transported to Halifax, by ground, with a stab wound of his own, after deputies found him at 17A Braddock Lane, his home, where he had apparently fled on a bicycle after the confrontation. He also had a wound to his abdomen. As deputies interviewed Harris, one noticed a black-handled knife sticking out of his back right pocket.
A redacted incident report states that about 20 minutes before the call to 911, several people had been at 17A Braddock Lane, among them Glass and Larkland. The two men argued. Something happened: that passage is redacted. Glass then left and walked to the Pizza Hut parking lot. Larkland pursued him. The two men again argued, and Larkland, allegedly, stabbed Glass. It’s not clear how Glass was hurt.
Witnesses identified Larkland as the alleged primary aggressor, one of whom said Larkland punched Glass before hearing Glass yell out that he’d been stabbed. Larkland then ran off. Glass was on the ground. The witness “lifted his shirt and saw his intestines,” the incident report states.
Larkland was still at Halifax Tuesday. He was to be booked at the Volusia County jail on $50,000 bond before being brought back to Flagler.
In 2003, Larkland was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, resisting an officer with violence, and battery on a law enforcement officer or a paramedic. He was sentenced in Alachua circuit court. He was released in September 2009. He has since been arrested nearly a dozen times in Flagler on charges that include driving on a suspended license with knowledge, cocaine possession, drug cultivation, aggravated battery, grand theft, domestic violence, shoplifting, probation violation, burglary, and in June, domestic violence assault.
Glass, too, has an arrest record that includes charges for burglary, grand theft, drug charges, criminal mischief and probation violation.
Book Em says
Glass has 7 arrest the last being two counts of Felony Probation Violation. 3/28/2015. Not a choir boy himself.
You have to ask the question, why are these men not in prison? What a terrible justice system we have. I bet he will be out walking around looking for his next victim soon.
I guess Palm Coast is fast on its way to becoming an extension of the seedier side of Daytona Beach and environs.
Yep, I’m definitely living beyond my means. This is the Best First Class city I’ve every lived in. Its like a dream come true……Paradise everyday..Nice Weather, Nice People, Good Jobs with Great pay. Yep, a regular PARADISE CITY !!!
No one deserves to die with his guts hanging out. Harris has no problem attacking the old or the homeless. He should not be on the streets to walk amongst civilized human beings.
Nice Real Nice says
Oh Dear Lord The boys intestines were hanging out. He must of twisted the knife with alot of force to do that kind of damage.
The charges don’t realy mean that much because the court system will let him back on the streets within hours.
I have been avoiding that particular Pubilx due to issues in the parking lot and at the entrance to the store. Aggressive panhandling and drunken what appear to be homeless men seem to be getting fairly common in that area. Disemboweled? Wow.
Ex-Con With Long History of Arrests, and still out on the street?
Jim turner says
WTF, WHY WAS THIS CREATURE ALLOWED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO WALK AMONG US?
Junior done went and did it now!
He’s been living in ‘tent city’ and been locked up every month for the past 6 months. If he gets out this time, then he must be blackmailing somebody in that prosecutor’s office. He stabs a man and leaves him there with his guts hanging out and that is not attempted murder??? Charges get changed to assault and battery? Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that he is blackmailing somebody in the justice system.
just me says
Ex-Con With Long History of Arrests WHY the HELL is he out on the streets?? maybe its because of things like this~ The original charge against Harris, as filed by the arresting deputies, was attempted first-degree murder. The state attorney’s office in its felony warrant amended the charge–as is common for the state attorney’s office to do–to the lesser aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily harm. ~ you try to KILL somebody and it dropped down as a charge??? WTF
Rich Mikola says
Welcome to the ‘new’ Palm coast. It ‘IS’ becoming an extension of the sleazy part of Daytona Beach because of cheap and plentiful rental properties. People who could’ care less’ about property appearance, junk cars, and overgrown yards. This is what attracts dirtbags like these two clowns. Somebody, please clean this town up!
Howard Duley says
Why charge the guy at all. It is obvious that he had no evil intent. Just an accident. And people wonder why you can’t feel safe in this country. I guess we are going to have to outlaw knives as well as guns. Of course the stupid prosecutor wouldn’t see it as attempted murder. They might have a hard time proving it actually happened.
Yes, because the guns and the knives are the problem…..not the person carrying them. Take his gun, he gets a knife, take his knife, he gets a bat. People are the problem NOT the weapon. Give me a break.
The more African Americans, the more crime, are facts racist…?
I said it before and i’ll say it again section 8 will be the death of Palm Coast. We need to get it out of our city
when free rent isn’t available the scum will go somewhere else to live. I saw it where I lived up north section 8 came to town and the crime rate went up section 8 left town and it went down.
That man has been arrested every month for the past 6 months – just how in heck does he keep getting off
with just a slap on the wrists? Are they waiting for him to commit murder before they keep him locked up where he belongs? He almost did it this time and he still doesn’t get attempted murder charges? Who does he know to get away with such things? Lots of folks get locked up for 100 percent less violence and get just as much bail – you smoke a joint and get more bail and time than this fool gets. What is wrong with this justice system?