Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 15 arrests last weekend between 6am on May 12, 2023, and 6am on May 15, 2023. Over the weekend, deputies handled 761 calls for service and made 135 traffic stops.
“It is necessary to allow the contractors working on the beach to safely do their jobs in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Unfortunately, this man’s unwillingness to move out of their way and then violently resist arrest earned him a trip to the Green Roof Inn. I promise you that if you fight a Deputy Sheriff you will go to jail every time. Nothing like turning a misdemeanor into a felony by acting stupid.”
Unruly Beachgoer Impedes Dune Restoration
On Friday afternoon, deputies responded to the area of Varn Park after a male was reportedly prohibiting contractors from engaging in federal dune restoration on the beach. Upon arrival, deputies located a male, later identified as Lonnye Black II, blocking a bulldozer from continuing work.
When asked to move, Black refused to move from where he was seated on the beach and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. As deputies attempted to place Black under arrest for refusing a lawful command, Black actively resisted arrest and attempted to bite a Deputy Sheriff.
Black was placed under arrest and charged with Breach of Peace/Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest with Violence – Aggravated Assault. He was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility and later released after posting $4,000 bond.
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Palm Coast Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Driver Following a Road Rage Incident
On Saturday, deputies responded to the area of Palm Coast Parkway and Colbert Lane to investigate a crash and road rage incident. Two vehicles had collided, and the occupants of the vehicle engaged in a verbal altercation on the shoulder of the roadway. Through investigative means, it was determined that a male, later identified as Samuel Kranz, had pointed a Sig Sauer P365XL at the other party involved in the crash during the altercation.
Kranz was placed under arrest and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He was later released after posting $5,000 bond.
“Once again bad decisions made the crash into a felony arrest and a trip to jail,” added Sheriff Staly. “If you are involved in a crash control your anger and actions.”