FCSO Arrests Female Shoplifter After She Attacks Deputy Sheriff


Over the weekend of October 6th through October 9th, the FCSO made 14 arrests, handled 884 calls and made 180 traffic stops.

“Another busy weekend for our deputies in Flagler County,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “We caught two drug peddlers who thought they could hide their poison. We also had an angry thief who could have home a free woman if she hadn’t decided to assault our deputies. The only things she’ll be kicking now are the iron bars in jail.”

A Jennifer Sheffield was among those arrested this weekend. The FCSO responded to a call from Walgreens regarding a woman who walked out of the store with a cart full of items she hadn’t paid for. Deputies found the woman on Moody Blvd pushing the shopping cart of stolen items. Master Deputy Yeoman attempted to stop and speak with Sheffield, but 51 year old Sheffield instantly became aggressive. She was restrained with the help of Deputy Bagwell, despite her attempts to kick, bite and resist arrest. Sheffield was identified as the suspect by Walgreens staff and Walgreens stated they did not was to prosecute Sheffield for Retail theft, however they did was Sheffield trespassed from the business.

Sheffield was arrested for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest with Violence. She was transported to SPHIDF and is being held on $15,000 bond.


“If you attack a Deputy Sheriff you will go to jail every time,” said Sheriff Staly. “I also guess she thought she was in another state or city where you can just go in a store and steal what you want. We don’t allow that in Flagler County or in Florida!”

Kiera Witkowski and Kyle Hackney were also among those arrested this weekend. Friday, Sgt. Weaver conducted a traffic stop on a silver sedan on Moody Blvd for speeding and failure to use a turn signal. During the stop while Sgt Weaver spoke with the driver, K9 Axle gave a positive alert for narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle baggies of narcotics, two glass pipes, a red straw, and a digital scale were found in hidden compartments around the sedan. During a search of their persons deputies found a total of 22.8 grams of Methamphetamines, 34.6 grams of Fentanyl and 1.2 grams of Marijuana.

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Witkowski and Hackney were both arrested and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility (SPHIDF). Witkowski was arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamines, Trafficking in Fentanyl, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is being held on $551,000 bond. Hackney is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana (less than 20g), Trafficking in Methamphetamines, two counts of Trafficking in Fentanyl, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is being held on $851,000 bond.

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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