Last Updated: 1:32 p.m.
By the time the chase was over at 12:30 p.m. today and all suspects had been apprehended, three women and two men were either in custody or being interviewed by Flagler County Sheriff’s detectives, and their car being processed for evidence.
A traffic stop that began on State Road 100 near the city limit between Palm Coast and Bunnell late this morning has turned into a chase on foot, by air, and with K-9 units.
But for an hour and a half, the individuals led sheriff’s deputies on a chase that included air, foot and K-9 units, required the day care center at Palm Coast Praise Church at 3601 E Moody Blvd. to be on lock-down, and residents of the Z Section to be asked to stay indoors.
All five individuals involved in the incident are local residents, known to local law enforcement.
The exact sequence of events is still unclear. The incident originated in Bunnell, where one of the five occupants of the Acura involved in a traffic stop was either let out or jumped out, claiming that she had been abducted. The claim sounded fishy from the start, but Chief Paul Bovino, who was in command of the incident, and Cmdr. Jeff Stuart, said at the scene after the incident was resolved that the claim had to be taken seriously immediately.
The Acura was chased into the Capri trailer park, adjacent to the church’s property, with stop sticks at one point deflating the Acura’s front-left tire. The occupants of the vehicle seemed to know the area. They jumped out and fanned out, then, over the next 90 minutes, were each found–one by a K-9, one by Fire Flight, others by deputies.
“We’re interviewing them all now,” Bovino said. “They’re all known to each other.” He said some residents in the Capri park were evacuated and sheltered temporarily to keep them safe. By 12:30, the residents were back out on their porches, observing what remained of police activity, which included deputies processing the gray Acura toward the back of the trailer park.
Sheriff Rick Staly had at one point been at the scene. Traffic on State Road 100 was never impeded. The identities of the individuals will be released when they become available, along with charges.
Fernando Melendez says
No one run’s for no reason, now we need to find out why exactly were these individuals running for.
We were almost sideswiped by this idiot and watched it unfold crazy
great town full of low life lost people getting worse by the day
with lawlessness. john14-6
MR G says
K. Schure says
Wow no one told us to stay in and are in the Z’s
Obviously some law abiding upstanding citizens doing nothing. But, they thought the man was going to kill them.
Cream of the crop in Flagler County.Great job by Staly and his crew.
There was heavy police presence in my part of the Z section. We were told to stay inside and lock our doors. Great job law enforcement.
Some people will have to do without their drugs for a while.
Well when a helicopter is circling above you that’s kind of a heads up! They can only do so much to notify when things are in process
Can’t wait to hear what this is all about in this peaceful little county :). .
If it weren’t for that meddling Charlie Squad and that pesky K-9 they would have gotten away with it!
Rick Kang says
Well, it happens! Now we are SAFE until next time the CRAZY people come out!
Great job Paul n Jeff and the rest of the fcso involved
I seen all this happen it was crazy
Trailer Bob says
God job by the police. Gotta love Staly…
Glad to not live here anymore says
Only the Finest of Flagler once again.
K. Schure says
We have helicopters circling our house all the time from the airport due to practice so we don’t know when things are happening
Wow, i was in the car and all this was over the driver not having a license. I didnt go to jail but i also didnt run. The rest did run. But i knew i did nothing and was not going to run and act like i had something to hide. I am the only one that did not go to jail. So not all are always bad that are in volved…
Skye, maybe you should choose different friends to hang out with otherwise you WILL end up in jail!
Well thats what happens when the people white trash moves to Florida. It use to not be like this,
I live in Z section was not notified ,however went to Walgreens and was seeing a lot of police action.
As for the person :Fed Up says that’s what happens when a lot of “white trash” moves to Fl. I grew up in Miami it was not the problem we have today. I also lived in a small town in the Carolinas which has grown alot like Palm Coast , where you used to be able to leave your door unlocked the drug scene is just as bad there, Dealers have moved to smaller towns thinkinh they will get by with more. Much of the responsibility falls on the doctors shoulders who wrote rx after rx for opoids for young people in their 20’s then you had your pill mills, when they shut down Herion spiked. Now trying to take everyone’s psin med away is not a,solution. The young thr druggies are going to find something else, more herion, more myth
Treatment should be financially there when one deceides to stop coming off with $400-600. a month for treatment is not something most addicts can do