Florida deputies arrest man with 70 felony charges after alleged crime spree
BUNNELL, Fla. — Deputies in northeast Florida arrested a man who has been charged with 70 felonies since 2004, accusing him of orchestrating a multi-state crime spree. Flagler County sheriff’s deputies stopped Johnson while he was driving southbound on Interstate 95, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. A deputy noticed that the South Carolina license plate attached to the 2022 silver Kia did not match the car, WFLA-TV reported. The South Carolina tag was attached to a Florida license plate with double-sided tape, deputies said. According to the sheriff’s office, Johnson had been charged with 70 felonies before his arrest last week.wftv.com
Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulator
Video: Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulator The Bunnell Police Department said it is better prepared to respond to dangerous situations, like an active shooting. (James Tutten, WFTV.com/WFTV)VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Bunnell Police Department said it is better prepared to respond to dangerous situations, like an active shooting. WATCH: Volusia County first responders rescue woman from partially submerged SUVThe department recently used Volusia County’s interactive virtual reality simulator. Photos: Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulatorExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulator“Excellent, sad, necessary training,” said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Bunnell Police Chief David Brannon said, “We will continue to build upon these experiences and train for situations we pray we never encounter.wftv.com
‘Modern-day Hatfield and McCoy:’ Beef between rival groups led to death of Flagler teens, sheriff says
Three men face first-degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of two Bunnell 16-year-olds killed over a “beef between two groups,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said at a news briefing Tuesday.
The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Weather:Today at the Editor’s Glance:Grace Community Food Pantry, 245 Education Way, Bunnell, drive-thru open today from 1 to 4 p.m. The food pantry is organized by Pastor Charles Silano and Grace Community Food Pantry, a Disaster Relief Agency in Flagler County. The Flagler County School District provides space for much of the food pantry storage and operations. Larry Speakes: AIDS? [Press pool laughter.]flaglerlive.com
19-year-old ‘career felon’ arrested after armed robbery at Flagler gym, deputies say
BUNNELL, Fla. — Deputies in Flagler County arrested a man they said is a “career felon” after an armed robbery with a gun. Deputies said they were called to a gym after reports of an armed robbery. The victim told deputies that two men took his phone and money from his pockets and one of the men pistol-whipped him during the robbery. Just last year, this young career felon was arrested after a traffic stop resulted in the recovery of a stolen firearm, $15,000 cash and drugs. Davis has been booked into the Flagler County Jail for the sixth time.wftv.com
Woman dies after driving into golf course retention pond near Bunnell
BUNNELL, Fla. — An elderly Flagler county woman was killed after her car drove into a retention pond and sank Saturday night. Crews with Flagler County Fire Rescue and Flagler County Sheriff’s Office also jumped into the pond to help with the rescue. After cutting the seat belt, rescuers were able to free the driver and get her to shore. See map of area below:Read: Police: 2 injured in early morning shooting outside Orlando Waffle HouseThe woman was then taken to AdventHealth Palm Coast, where she later died. The investigation into the cause of the crash was later turned over to the Florida Highway Patrol.wftv.com
Gay Flagler student says school stopping run for student leadership after leading protest
A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida’s so-called Don’t Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president.
Family pleads for person who shot, killed Bunnell teen to turn themselves in
Noah Smith The family of a Bunnell teen shot and killed in January is pleading for the person responsible for his death to come forward. (WFTV.com News Staff)FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The family of a Bunnell teen shot and killed in January is pleading for the person responsible for his death to come forward. Deputies are offering a $15,000 reward for tips leading to who fatally shot Noah Smith, 16, on Anderson Street not far from U.S. Route 1 in Bunnell. Noah is one of four young men killed in Bunnell since the end of December. READ: Boy, 16, dies in Bunnell shootingIt’s a link deputies are hoping someone can help connect.wftv.com
Bunnell man arrested after explicit video of teen found at elementary school, deputies say
Dyllan Lemoine, 21, was arrested on suspicion of “lewd and lascivious battery” after a sexually explicit video spread involving Lemoine and a 13-year-old girl, according to a release from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Boy, 16, dies in Bunnell shooting
Video: Boy, 16, killed in double shooting in BunnellFLAGER COUNTY, Fla. — Two people, including a teenager, were shot in Bunnell Tuesday night, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said. FCSO detectives responded to the intersection of South Pine Street and East Booe Street around 10 p.m. after receiving a report of gunshots. READ: Dave Chappelle tackled onstage during Los Angeles stand-up showDeputies, along with Bunnell police, determined two people had been shot. “Our investigators have worked throughout the night and I ask anyone with information to call us.”Those with tips can contact the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office by calling 386-313-4911 or by emailing TIPS@FlaglerSheriff.com. Tips can also be phoned into CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS; callers are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.wftv.com
Keymarion Hall, 10th Grader at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Is Shot and Killed, 24 Year Old Wounded
Less than two years ago, Keymarion Hall, 15 at the time, was shot and wounded at a large outdoors party hosted by The Palace Bar in Bunnell. He survived and returned to school, where he was known as a strong athlete and a member of the school’s basketball team. Late Tuesday night, Hall was shot and killed in Bunnell. Another person, 24-year-old Nysean Giddens, who was out on bond on a manslaughter charge, was shot and wounded, and apprehended. Hall’s is the fourth homicide by gun in Bunnell or Palm Coast since the end of December.flaglerlive.com
Man accused of impersonating law enforcement officer at Florida Wendy’s to get discount, police say
BUNNELL, Fla. — A man is accused of falsely impersonating an officer at a Florida Wendy’s to get a discount, the Bunnell Police Department said. Investigators said that Jesse Stover had asked to be given a law enforcement discount for his purchase. Orange County deputies search for man seen on video attempting to kidnap childWitnesses told police that Stover quickly flashed a gold-colored badge to the Wendy’s staff and demanded the discount again. Investigators said Stover was a regular customer at the Wendy’s and had been asking for the discount for more than two years. READ: New federal rule requires serial numbers, background checks for ‘ghost gun’ kitsPolice said the badge that was used to impersonate a law enforcement officer was a concealed weapon permit badge, which is very similar to a law enforcement badge.wftv.com
Flagler County investigating fatal shooting of 16-year-old in Bunnell
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is taking over investing a homicide that happened Wednesday on South Anderson Street in Bunnell. On Wednesday evening, the sheriff’s office reported that Noah Smith, 16, had been shot. The Bunnell Police Department interim chief spoke with Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly Thursday evening requesting the sheriff’s office Major Case Unit lead the investigation, according to the news release. Together we will get justice for Noah and his family.”READ: Young Dolph murder suspect Justin Johnson booked into Memphis jailThe investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office by calling 386-313-4911, emailing TIPS@FlaglerSheriff.com, or calling CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.wftv.com
Rabid raccoon attacks dog in Flagler County
This is not the rabid raccoon in question, rather a generic picture of a raccoon. FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla – A rabid raccoon recently attacked a dog in Flagler County, prompting the health department to issue an alert for the Bunnell area. AdHealth officials provided the following advice for rabies prevention:All pets should have current rabies immunizations. If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and promptly report the incident to Florida Department of Health in Flagler County at 386-313-7101. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
3 arrested, 1 sought in violent Bunnell home invasion
BUNNELL, Fla. – A person was pistol-whipped and robbed early Wednesday in an armed home invasion in Bunnell, police said. The attack was reported around 4 a.m. in the area of South Bacher Street. The invaders held the victim at gunpoint and took $2,205 in cash and two handguns before leaving in a dark blue Kia. Bunnell located the car in the 500 block of N. State Street, and a high-risk traffic stop was conducted, police said. Three of the four wanted in the case were arrested, and a search of the car led to the recovery of the stolen guns and cash, according to police.
Flagler County health officials share holiday COVID-19 testing schedule
FILE - In this July 2, 2020, file photo, Liza Collins, a travel nurse from Ville Platte, La., administers a COVID-19 test at the Rutherford County Health Department, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. As states rush to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, only Tennessee has prioritized building its own emergency reserve of the coveted vaccine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County has announced changes to its COVID-19 testing schedule during the holidays. According to a news release, the Health Department will offer COVID-19 testing three days a week starting Dec. 21 and resume testing five days a week on Jan. 4. The department will not offer any testing from Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 31 through Jan. 2. Appointments are still required for Cattleman’s Hall and testing across from 120 Airport Road is on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 75 people, according to the release.
Florida city offers ‘burglar box’ to help deter Christmas present thefts
BUNNELL, Fla. – Don’t let your new and exciting Christmas gifts become a burden and target for thieves. To help combat holiday theft, the city of Bunnell said it is making a “burglar box” available for those who need to dispose of gift boxes. The “burglar box” will allow you to take those empty boxes and dispose of them safely, keeping your new prized possession secure inside your home. The box is located on South Pine Street in the parking spaces behind the Coquina City Hall on 200 South Church Street. You can dispose of holiday gift boxes from now until Jan. 8, 2021.
Man accused of sinking car to commit insurance fraud, deputies find it three years later
BUNNELL, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man they say intentionally sank his car in order to file a false insurance claimAccording to deputies, in 2017, authorities responded to a stolen vehicle complaint in Bunnell. Shawn Barnes, 28, told deputies that his Fiat 500 had been stolen from his driveway overnight. “The witness stated that on December 29, 2017, Barnes and the witness were traveling together in the Fiat 500,” deputies said. In October, FCSO and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Dive Teams found the submerged car and removed it from the water. We’d like to again thank the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in retrieving the vehicle.”Barnes was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility.
Florida General Election Results for Flagler County on Nov. 3, 2020
Find All Race Results HereBUNNELL, Fla. – Some of the key races in Flagler County include sheriff and Palm Coast mayor. Check out all the Flagler County races, including how residents voted for president, in the list below. Check all the races in Central Florida and statewide in the dropdown menu below, and get more information on the ClickOrlando.com Results 2020 page.
Plane makes emergency landing on Florida road
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – No one was injured when a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a road in Bunnell Wednesday afternoon, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the plane experienced some sort of engine failure and landed at about 12:45 p.m. on County Highway 205 near Espanola Cemetery. No one was injured and there was no damage to the cemetery. As of 1:30 p.m., the plane had been removed from the road and all lanes of the highway were open. The pilot was the sole occupant of the Cessna Skyhawk.