FCSO Weekend Summary; Driver of Stolen Vehicle Arrested; Juveniles Arrested After Breaking into Residence

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Over this last weekend, June 30th through July 3rd the FCSO deputies made 15 arrests, handled 952 calls and made 213 traffic stops.

“Another ‘See Something, Say Something’” success story helped us to apprehend a driver of a stolen vehicle,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Our strong partnership with the community is an invaluable asset to our crime-fighting abilities. The weekend also started out with some serious crashes. Please drive responsibly so you and everyone else can enjoy the holiday.”

Monday Morning, the FCSO received a Bo-On-The-Lookout from FHP regarding a vehicle that fled from a trooper on I-95. The vehicle, a grey Kia, was reported stolen out of Jacksonville. Roughly 30 minutes later, a resident in the area reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bunker Hill Drive and Bird of Paradise Drive. Deputies attempted to make contact with the two occupants who were walking away from the vehicle. One of the occupants was detained, the other fled on foot and was not located. During canvassing of the neighborhood, deputies found a backpack with a Glock 27, ski mask, silver mask, and a camouflage winter jacket. Deputies were able to determine that the vehicle they found was the same vehicle that fled troopers. The detained male, was identified as Kenny Degolyer, was the driver of the car and had a stolen Taurus 9mm along with other items known to be used in car thefts. Degolyer was arrested and charged with Grand Theft – Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. He is being held on a $10,200 bond. Additional charges from FHP are pending.

“This was a great job by everyone involved and our partnering agencies,” added Sheriff Staly. “Thank you to the witness that called us. With armed suspects driving a stolen car this was a very dangerous apprehension by our deputies. Thankfully these dirtbags did not try to take on our deputies.”

July 2nd, 2023, deputies responded to a residence on Blare Drive regarding a burglary in progress. Deputies were able to make contact with the homeowner who witnessed three juveniles inside her home on her security cameras. When she arrived at her home the juveniles fled to the next-door residence after exiting her residence. Deputies were able to make contact with the four juveniles and were able to determine three of them were involved in the burglary. The juveniles claimed to have entered the home to ask permission to use the pool, but had changed their clothes to hide who they were on security footage. A search of the home by the victim resulted in finding an Apple Watch and two purses missing. There was also signs that a lock box had been gone through under the victim’s bed and dresser drawers had been opened in the guest room.

17 year old Willie Scruggs, and 15 year old Michael Bevins have both been charged with Burglary if a Dwelling and Grand Theft – Over $100 from a Residence. They were processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice, then released to their parents. Charges for the third juvenile are being sent to the State’s Attorney Office for review.

“Hopefully these delinquents will turn their life around after being caught,” said Sheriff Staly. “If they don’t in one year Scruggs is an adult and will face adult jail next time. They certainly won’t win the good neighbor of the year award.”

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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