It’s a very brief video clip, a few seconds, blurry and showing the scene from a distance. But it appears to show a dark-colored car driving in the opposite direction from a reported brawl on a field at Ralph Carter Park and partially running over or knocking down an individual, who then stood up as the car drove off.
The incident took place on April 7 during a brawl that involved from 30 to 40 people, mostly teens, and resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old girl on felony assault charges after allegedly tasering another teen repeatedly.
On Monday, Circuit Judge Terence Perkins signed an arrest warrant for 18-year-old David Reis on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated child abuse on accusations that he drove his BMW against a 17-year-old at the park. The arrest is the latest development in the park incident, disturbing for the breadth of the number of people involved and the seeming indifference of many of them to the violence unfolding in front of them, or their involvement in it.
“This guy is lucky that he didn’t kill the victim and that he’s not in jail for murder,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “The vehicle is the deadly weapon in this case and if you’ve seen the video, it is hard to believe that the victim walked away with minor injuries.”
According to sheriff’s reports, the incident originated with a group of people going to an individual’s home, threatening to beat him up. The individual decided to gather his own group of friends and address the matter at the park. The brawl ensued. Several people reported to deputies that as teens dispersed, some of them were being struck by vehicles.
A deputy got the clip of the BMW incident the next day. “The video shows a blue 2004-2006 BMW 3-series sedan driving through the grass field at Ralph Carter Park striking an individual,” a sheriff’s report states. “Once the victim was struck by the vehicle, he tumbled over the front driver’s side of the hood and fell to the ground, continuing to tumble. The victim got up and moved away from the vehicle.”
The victim’s mother called the sheriff’s office that evening to report the incident. She reported second hand that the individual at the wheel of the BMW was Reis. Witnesses told the a deputy that the BMW “drove directly at the curb, jumped the curb almost removing its front bumper, and began driving on the field,” according to the report. The BMW then drove slowly around the group of fighting individuals, circled, then accelerated to around 20 miles per hour as it drove “directly” for someone, who believed he was being targeted intentionally. That person moved out of the way. The BMW struck the victim instead.
Either a witness or the alleged victim (the arrest report redacts names) were able to identify the driver.
The deputy obtained another video that has not so far been disclosed publicly that further shows details of last week’s incident, of the tasing incident, and how one girl attempted to shield the victim from being tased.
Reis, a resident of Roxton lane in Palm Coast, was booked at the Flagler County jail on $17,500 bond.
David Schaefer says
Sorry punk. Keep him in jail please.
David R says
But they had already released me from a bond. But I do want to say that, I dont ever plan to ruin this town or have it in any danger. Honestly, it was a mistake out of adrenaline and I want to prove myself to have a better aspect around here. I dont ever wish harm on anybody. It was such an instant regret situation and I’m sorry that I had to have something like this to circulate PC. This is not who I am, I am a Youtuber who tries to have the community to laugh and smile. Thats all thats truly important to me. I apologize for looking like a disobedient kid on the news. I hope you have a good day.
You apologized. Many wont think that’s enough, but I think its great.
Dareis fan says
We love you dareis coming from the YouTube platform we wish the best for you and forgive you 4 ur mistakes and hope you make a return to YouTube and uplift ur fanbase <3
30-40 juvenile delinquents at the park brawling. That must’ve been something to watch from safety. Let’s see, we have a 14 year old arsonist and now this pack of children. Just keeps getting better around here ?
After his wrist-slap from the Flagler County Judicial System, he (and the rest of these punks) will likely move on to bigger and better criminal activity.
Well young Adulthood not starting out too well for this one. Must have Parents as willing enablers with the BMW and neck tatts. All costs money. Maybe with all the free cash a Haircut could be in order. No sympathy for one who gets ivolved with this Drama, violence, hatred, lack of empathy at that age. Good Luck seems you might need it.
Take his DL away for a few years he’s not mature or responsible to have this Privilege
God bless all these kids who grew up with participation trophy’s and absentee parents
Yeup probably still dont have as many as 45 does in his Office lmao
Is that a neck tattoo on this 18 year old?
He looks like a baby. Take his Beemer away. His parents must be so proud.
Suzanne Baker says
That’s palm coasts favorite youtuber right there, a kid who got tattooed thinking he’s tough but he’s sweet like candy
A BMW at the age of 18, times really have changed since I grew up. For the past two weeks we continue to read articles about the juvenile delinquents in Palm Coast. This park seems to attract them and it is time FCSO starts patrolling this are on a regular basis.
Sounds like the juveniles in Palm Coast are all heading down the wrong side of the law and their futures.
Whoever the parents are of a 18 year old that drives a BMW you are doing a lousy job of setting an example for your son. Wake up and smell the coffee before he ends up in prison for a long time.
Zoo Zoo says
This is an intentional act of 1st degree murder with a dangerous weapon. He intentionally left the road, drove across a field with direct intent to run over a person and cause serious harm or even death.
He’s a grown ass man now. We have people his age sleeping with rifles and launching missiles around the world. He’s a big time wanna be gangsta now. Got himself the neck tatt to prove it, right?
He’s graduating from the local yeehah green roof inn out in the boonies nonsense. He gets to reside in a hard hittin pound you in the ass state prison in Lake Butler for a few years. Enjoy the ride “man”.
Of course the judge is Perkins, and he’s already got the privileged white boy bond, so…
Tatoo’s all over his neck, drives a BMW at the age of 18. Appears his parents spoil him but failed to teach him right from wrong. Some parents have kids but they forget they have to be a parents and not just leave it up to the teachers in the schools.
hello to everyone, must i say it’s a well known fact he is a grown man and is 18, but me as someone who has seen him grow through his youtube channel, i think he has no bad intentions and that’s not to act like a “fan boy” or whatever, but he really is a good hearted person i can tell , although making this mistake which i can imagine he has probably reminisce multiple times, i think he will learn from this and really move on to a greater place, everyone i see is giving bad comments and for good reason, but i noticed in his content in the leading months of this event that he was kinda shifting away from his true self and normal self i felt like. i wouldn’t say he’s a wannabe because he’s never really claimed to be any type of gangbanger. but i will say i started to get a bad feeling in his sudden content change as i thought he was being negatively influenced. i really think he is a good person at heart , just made a bad decision, which i will be on the believing side of he will use it to better himself. i think for something like this to not happen again is being his genuine self and doing what’s comfortable to him in life TRUTHFULLY. i always believed he had a big future in content creation and truthfully have been fan of his work in which i am not when it comes to everyone else. he has a good spirit and i believe he will use it better forward here on out. much love dareis i miss your presence bru <3 .