The list of criminal charges on Shane Hendricks and Tammy Pecor, both 44, is more like a catalogue: aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (five counts), firing or throwing deadly missiles into an occupied vehicle (three counts), fleeing and eluding law enforcement with active sirens and lights, theft, reckless driving, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (that’s on Hendricks only), grand theft, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license (that’s Pecor): in all, 16 charges for Pecor, 10 of them second-degree felonies, and 18 charges on Hendricks, 12 of them second-degree felonies.
Hendricks is being held at the Flagler County jail on $278,000 bond, Pecor on $152,000 bond. Neither has bonded out.
They’d allegedly stolen a Ford F-250. Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies got alerted through one of the agency’s license plate readers at 9:47 a.m. Monday. Several deputies positioned their vehicles near the entrance of Flagler Palm Coast High School.
Hendricks and Pecor were driving west, with Hendricks at the wheel. They didn’t stop. A chase wasn’t authorized, so deputies followed but reportedly not at high speed, though witnesses reported otherwise (“Just witnessed a high speed chase off 100 going into Bunnell,” a local resident reported on Facebook in real time). Deputies deployed “stop sticks,” the triangular device containing hollowed spikes that flatten a tire when run over, assuming the sticks are thrown accurately. The maneuver is dangerous for officers and fraught with accidents–and death: it was during a stop-stick maneuver that Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Sease was killed on I-95 in 2003.
The deployment worked against the F-250, three of whose tires were punctured right around the entrance to what used to be the Sheriff’s Operations Center. That didn’t stop Pecor and Hendricks. They drove through the center of Bunnell and onto State Road 11, heading west and south, four deputies chasing. Somehow as Pecor and Hendricks sped on, they switched seats, never stopping: Pecor took over the wheel, and Hendricks climbed out of the cabin of the truck and onto its bed. Once there, Hendricks turned missile-thrower: he threw a large blue tool box, a stamping machine, and a sledge hammer, among other items, according to his arrest report, all in the direction of the cops’ vehicles.
The Ford meanwhile weaved in and out of its lane, but eventually, because of the punctured tires, could go no further. Pecor pulled to the side of the road. Deputies surrounded the truck and arrested Pecor and Hendricks. Hendricks said he’d bought the truck from someone in Jacksonville (both Pecor and Hendricks are from Jacksonville), but he would not give the man’s name. Pecor declined to speak.
Deputies found a loaded semiautomatic gun in a zipped brown leather bag in the truck, along with a scale, a cutting board, a black straw line and white crystalline residue. There was also a lockbox containing cocaine, though no drug charges appear on either individuals’ listed charges so far. Deputies also confirmed that the truck had been stolen.
Pecor’s long record of driving on a suspended license made her a “habitual offender” in that regard under Florida law. Hendricks was a felon from a 2020 conviction for grand theft. He was on felony probation, his probation not scheduled to end until 2023. Monday’s arrest would count as a probation violation. Both were booked at the Flagler County jail. Hendricks on $278,000 bond, Pecor on $152,000 bond.
According to their first appearance before County Judge Melissa Distler, both were appointed a public defender. It is likely that their lawyer will first request a bond hearing to lower their bond.
Just when they were starting to get their lives back together, they make a little mistake.
Now can we please lock them up for a very long time . These people appear to be career criminals and deserve some well deserved time away from peaceful, law abiding citizens and of course at the tax payers expense.
Any chance we can get Jacksonville to keep there trash out of Flagler County?
How did throwing sledgehammers, large boxes and stamping machines not work? This tactic has always been fool proof in Warner Brothers cartoons! Looking at the arrest photos, Flagler LEO’s were clearly over matched. Yet somehow, these MIT engineering grads screwed up the greatest get away tactic known to Mel Blanc. Unfortunately, our arrested hero’s will not be able to get back to their life long work on curing cancer. The planet is screwed. *All sarcasm. The sledgehammer image cannot be erased from my brain. Go FCSO, go!
Once again the police break the law putting innocent public at risk all for a stolen truck, GET REAL! You can’t break laws and enforce them at the same time, someone needs to clean this county up .
What do you think the F.C.S.O. was doing. You have to think, (for you, that’s using that term loosely,) the Deputies did not know that it was just a stolen truck. If that had been your truck, it would have been a different story, right?
Great job Deputies…again!
And if it was your loved one killed as collateral damage over a stolen piece of replaceable material I bet you would think different also
Bob K says
Mark, your comment does not deserve a reply!
Interesting – I was at Belle Terre and 100 – absolute and without question a high speed pursuit. one FCSO car didn’t even have lights or sirens and was in excess of 60 MPH. The officer parked diagonally and retrieving stop sticks out-front of Walgreens, at least had lights as he went blazing by at very high speed. On another note, the quality of reporting always impresses – Flaglerlive once again reports with high levels of accuracy and detail (even on the little things) that on the whole tell a very credible story worth my time reading! as always, thank you!
Throwing things at tha cops. Stole a truck. I didn’t read about cops shooting at them. O I know are white folks. They can assault the cops and don’t get killed I understand now. The police dept. was designed to protect the white people especially the white women. It was designed to kill and keep the Africsns under control especially the Black man. They did a pretty good job,we could not have guns, propery, no education. Lynched because my fore fathers wanted a better life. Worked them very hard with little to no payments. Not just the cops but the hypocrites of the so called Cristian Nation. I am sure these people will get a slap on the wrist let go and do more dirty work. They white. Just saying.
Sometimes reading the comments are more entertaining are more the actual article. I’ve been out of the police business for a few years now, but I worked for an agency that prohibited police chases unless it was for a violent felony, or one presented itself during the “following.” This was one of those situations that could be open to wide interpretation. In this case, the deputies seemed to be leapfrogging in position to get ahead of the truck so they could deploy stop sticks. If one didn’t know what was going on, like a Facebook live streamer for example, it might look like they were in a full blown chase; because in order to do this, they’d have to go faster than the truck to get in front of it. This is not a violation of standard operating procedures. There’s just no other way to do it. But you see, once they started throwing stuff from the truck, it changed the whole game. Now they’re committing an additional serious felony. Is there any doubt they needed to be stopped? But you see, no matter what you say, you can’t make some people happy. Be glad you have Flagler County Deputies who are willing to do what they do to stop the bad guys and go the extra mile. If you want to go the “other way”, move to Seattle, Portland, or New York City. Do you want a Flagler County where the deputies look the other way? I think not! Count your blessings, because someday, it may not always be this way. Then we’ll all be s–t outta luck!
Land of no turn signals says says
60 MPH on 100? At that speed the deputy was holding up traffic.