Flagler Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup

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Flagler Sheriff’s deputies made 16 arrests, handled 858 calls for service and made 184 traffic stops over the weekend of July 28th through July 31st.  Four arrests were made by deputies for DUI, and a separate 5th arrest was made by FHP when a woman crashed into an FCSO patrol car as well as two FBPD patrol cars.

July 30th, FCSO deputies responded to the area of Palm Coast Parkway and Old Kings Rd, when reports were made of a driver who pointed a gun at another driver during a road rage incident. Deputies made contact with the victim while other deputies searched for the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was located on the I-95 northbound on-ramp, and deputies made contact with the driver, Roberto Navarro of Jacksonville. By using investigative means, deputies were able to determine that Navarro pointed a black 9mm Taurus handgun at the victim in the Palm Coast Parkway and Old Kings Road intersection. The gun was located in the suspects glovebox of his car. Navarro was then arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and taken to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility where he was later released on a $15,000 bond.

“Pointing a gun at someone because of road rage is never the right answer and can led to deadly consequences,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “We ask that drivers separate themselves from other vehicles if you feel like you are in danger and call us for help.”

On July 29th, deputies responded to Christ the King Church when an employee noted damages to the property and called The FCSO. When the employee had reviewed security footage from the previous night, they witnessed a male trespassing on the property and damaging the outside of the building before he removed his clothing and masturbated while seated at the main entrance of the building. At the same time, FCSO Communications received a call regarding a male going going through the unprocessed donation bins at Goodwill. Deputies were able to match the suspect at Goodwill to the suspect description from the church. The male was identified as Eliezer Torres. He was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Structure – Unoccupied/Unarmed, Criminal Mischief, Exposure of Sexual Organs, Trespassing on School Grounds, and Petit Theft. He is currently being held on a $66,000 bond.

“This is a perverted and disgusting individual to think his behavior was acceptable on church property,” added Sheriff Staly.  “I commend our deputies for quickly recognizing this individual from the earlier case and arresting him. He now has time to think about his actions and ask God for forgiveness and help to turn his life around while he sits in jail.”



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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