Randall Thomas Howard did not wear his feelings on his sleeve, where they wouldn’t be as visible. He wore them full frontal, half spelled out: “G_ F_CK Y__RS_LF,” his shirtfront said, followed by the lines: “Would You Like to Buy a Vowel?” Not necessarily the wisest message to flash as a fugitive wanted on a warrant for causing the death of two human beings in a car crash, when Howard was allegedly high on meth.
Not the wisest message who now can’t even buy his way out of jail: he’s being held on no bond on two warrants related to the crash, which took place in South Carolina, and on $5,000 bond on additional counts of meth possession, and introducing contraband at the Flagler County jail, where he was booked Monday evening.
Howard 46, originally from Gaston, S.C., was staying at the Econo Lodge on Kingswood Drive in Palm Coast. Monday afternoon, he was arrested by Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies in partnership with the U.S. Marshal Service, which had been searching for him. It’s not clear how long Howard had been living in Palm Coast. He was working for a high-speed internet company.
He was found in possession of 4.7 grams of what he termed “ice,” street slang for crystal meth. He was also in possession of another person’s Beginner’s Permit out of South Carolina–he claimed it belonged to a family member–which he used to check into the hotel.
The warrant out of South Carolina is related to a May 13, 2021 incident in Calhoun County. According to the warrant and a press report at the time, Howard was driving on I-26 with two passengers: Bradley John Moore was in the front passenger seat, Tesha Poole was in the back seat of a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. He was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine and amphetamine, for which he later tested positive. He lost control of the car, which ran off the road. He overcorrected and hit a truck that was parked in the median.
Moore was killed at the scene. Poole was taken to a hospital, but died seven days later.
“Another fugitive found out that he came to the wrong county,” Sheriff Rick Staly was quoted as saying in a release. “Two people died as a result of his reckless actions and he’s been on the run ever since.” Howard was assigned Assistant Public Defender Regina Nunnally.
I’ll give him some vowels: prIsOn tImE fOr A slImEbAll. byE byE
Thank GOD, he was caught. Perhaps a life was saved.
“Another fugitive found out that he came to the wrong county,” Sheriff Rick Staly was quoted as saying in a release.
Guess he should have had a badge so they could have glossed over the DUI and called him a ride home. Not making light of the senseless killing of two people, just calling out the inequity of law enforcement in this county.
Concerned Citizen says
I agree with you on that one Denali.
I had an honorable career. And always took my job seriously. Now we constantly read about others getting in trouble. And getting sweet heart deals and passes. And it makes my blood pressure boil.
When you take a career in Law Enforcement it comes with an oath. But I guess that doesn’t mean what it used to these days.
This was out of South Carolina not Flagler.
But the arrest went down in Flagler – – –
Now you done went and confused the audience . Many probably didn’t read that SMALL little article the other day about one of our Deputies who was caught driving under the influence, and of course ..WAS GIVIN A RIDE HOME by another officer.
Me Too says
Yep. Cynthia, if that had been you or I, we’d been at the “Green Roof Inn”. Plus the hell this corporal will be the officer through (unnecessarily) for this incident because they disagree about the union.
STANLEY WOLAK says
GREAT JOB BY OUR POLICE FORCE AGAIN !!!
He could have stayed next door at the Red Roof Inn, to make the transition to the Green Roof Inn that much more pleasant.
FYI, it is spelled U.S. Marshal Service.
And Justice for All says
Was he in charge of the internet at this company ? What high speed ?
He was a lineman, put up the actual fiber optic lines. Your security is fine with the exceptions of what you risk doing everyday things online.
My father didn’t do this to the woman he loved more than his own life justice and the truth will be told during his trial y’all all are selfish and assholes who are heartless when he wrecked he was not high otherwise he. Wouldn’t of fell asleep smart ones and last. But. Not least. This is his daughter and I have a 1 year old son he’s hasn’t gotten to meet since. He got into that wreck I was pregnant when that happened this is nonsense my dad iss a lot of things but a murderer he’s most definitely not justice for him will be served .