Sheila Marie Orozco, who had been staying at her girlfriend’s home, is at the Flagler County jail following her arrest on accusations that she stabbed her girlfriend, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, on Sherwood Street in the Mondex (Daytona North) late the night of Dec. 9.
The victim went to the hospital for stitches. Orozco faces a second degree felony charge and a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison if convicted. She is being held on $20,000 bond.
Orozco and the victim have known each other for five years in an on-and-off relationship. Orozco, the victim told a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy, had been smoking “molly,” or ecstasy, for the past day, and she had asked her to find another place to stay, which angered her.
“There is going to be a homicide tonight,” the woman said Orozco threatened as Orozco called someone, looking for a gun. The alleged victim noticed jewelry missing , confronted Orozco about it, and the argument intensified to the point that Orozco allegedly attacked the woman with a knife, stabbing her in the arm after also aiming for the face and the neck.
The woman, looking terrified and crying, had a laceration on the upper arm and dried blood there when deputies arrived, but initially declined medical attention. She would later be taken to AdventHealth Palm Coast by a friend. Deputies located the weapon, a 7-inch gray and black folding knife, in a bedroom.
A man who also lives in the house told deputies he did not witness the alleged attack but heard the victim cry out, “you tried to stab me, get the hell away from me,” then saw the victim walk out of the room, bleeding all over her arm. Orozco had gone next door, and confirmed that she had when they questioned a man driving away from that address: he conceded that she was in the house. Landis Pavey, 37, a resident there, said he had no idea who the deputies were referring to, and that there was no one inside. An initial search was fruitless.
According to Orozco’s arrest report, Pavey gave consent for a second search after invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Deputies found Orozco hiding behind clothes in the master bedroom closet.
Orozco gave a different account of the struggle. She said the fight started when she told the other woman that she wanted to leave, and that she was calling someone to pick her up. She accused the alleged victim of striking her in the head and trying to stab her, and that she herself was cut on the hand, trying to defend herself from her girlfriend’s stabbing motions. There was a struggle by the bedroom door, she said, and the knife ended up stabbing the victim. She did not deny smoking ecstasy (there was tin foil with burnt residue in her purse). She said Pavey had told her to hide.
Orozco was arrested, but so was Pavey, on a charge of obstruction, a third-degree felony.
After he was booked at the jail, Pavey made a phone call from the jail’s line, in which a woman told him, according toa recording: “Mike told me the whole thing bro, you didn’t leave with him cause you were hiding her out.” Pavey responded: “I mean, I’ll give you that, I didn’t snitch.”
C’mon man says
Sheila sounding like old school Ice T with that line.
Elizabeth Rose says
I know her and I think she has a good heart but her drug problem persists in spite of so many people getting her into programs and trying to help her. She’s just not ready and you can’t force a person to heal. It’s sad to know that she keeps choosing this path, but I also don’t have to worry that I’m going to open a news app and see that she has died. I blame her for her actions but I also blame her parents bc this is not something that just magically happens. There’s also some type of cognitive issue in which I believe she functions more at say, the level of a 13 year old which may account for her terrible impulse control and awful decisions. I have been clean almost 8 years.(possibly more, counting means you’ll eventually stop counting, so I don’t count, I just live!) If I can do it, anyone can, but you have to want it & she doesn’t right now. Hopefully she will rethink that. Most all my friends are dead now from drugs or their lifestyle bc of drugs. It’s a very lonely existence but anything is better than a revolving jail door. If anyone in the community is looking for treatment options, I have some wonderful resources to share, if you shoot me an email I can try to help. There are so many awesome ways to get clean and stay clean, if you want it bad enough. You don’t even have to go to an office anymore, and can get medication assisted therapy, mental health care, and a therapist for an hour a week in most cases. You either get better or you go to jail, a lot. That is, if the drugs don’t kill you first. Fentanyl is in everything now. A good friend of mine thought he was doing a line of coke and he flat lined. They saved his life, only for him to do it again, this time getting into a crash that got other people hurt and totalled his car. He’s clean now, but if you have a problem, what’s it going to take? Losing self control & stabbing someone? Flat lining? Life is so much bigger, so vibrant and filled with mysteries. It’s not meant for anyone to be enslaved to chemicals. I hope the best for Sheila and I hope the person she hurt is going to be okay. That’s pretty traumatic and sad for everyone involved.
Jennifer Housman says
I need help badly, I have been talking my prescribed medication for over 10 years, the wrong way and I have been wanting to be clean for the past year I took Subutex for 12 days in January and it threw me into stage 3 cirrhosis. I am mentally and physically ready to stop but it’s too hard my liver and myself to detox without anything please help me!