Flagler County Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup April 27-28

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Proactive Patrols Leads to two Narcotics Sellers Arrests and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, 19-Year-Old Arrested for Written Threats

PALM COAST, FL – Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies made 23 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024. They handled 661 calls for service and made 83 traffic stops.

“This weekend deputies got a jump start on another busy weekend in Flagler County, first with a School Resource Deputy handling written threats to one of the students, and then with another deputy conducting proactive patrols outside a local motel,” said Sheriff Rick Staly.

19-Year-Old Arrested for Sending Threatening Messages to High School Student

On Friday, April 26, 2024, a student reported to Deputy Champion, the School Resource Deputy at Flagler Palm Coast High School, that someone had made a threat to his life.

The student showed Deputy Champion a screenshot of an Instagram text message thread between the victim’s ex-girlfriend and a 19-year-old male he knew only as “Micha.” In these messages, “Micha,” later identified as Micah McGuire, of Palm Coast, threatened to shoot the reporting party. Deputies made contact with the ex-girlfriend who provided additional text messages where McGuire made multiple threats to kill him.

Deputies contacted McGuire at his residence where he admitted chatting with the ex-girlfriend about the male juvenile but claimed he did not send the threatening messages and suggested someone else may have access to his Instagram account. After conducting a thorough investigation, McGuire was arrested for Written Threats – Kill or Do Bodily Harm and was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He recently posted a bond of $4,000 and was released.

“This adult thought he was safe hiding behind a keyboard and didn’t realize his threats against a juvenile would trace back to him and land him straight in the Green Roof Inn,” said Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I want to thank the student that came forward and urge parents to talk to their teens and young adults about the messages they send and receive. Threats like these are taken seriously, and whether the sender is an adult or juvenile, they will be arrested for making threats.”

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office urges parents to talk to their students, not just about the consequences of sending threats to commit violence, but also to speak up if they receive such messages and the proper way to handle disagreements.

Subject Tazed After Attempting to Flee, Batters Deputies at Microtel

While conducting proactive patrols at the Microtel in Palm Coast just before 10 p.m. on Friday, April 26, Deputy Dorsey encountered a suspicious vehicle. He observed a white Dodge Charger backed into the parking lot with the trunk and doors open and the windows down. He also observed five subjects loitering in and around the vehicle. One of the subjects appeared to be wearing a face-mask that obscured parts of his face.

After calling for additional deputies, Deputy Dorsey returned to the area with back-up and found the vehicle in the same position, with two males now standing on either side, and a strong burnt marijuana smell emanating from the vehicle. Deputies began conducting a search of the vehicle, when three more subjects arrived on scene.  One of the subjects, later identified as Demarcus Powell, 24 from Macon, Georgia, who had originally been standing near the passenger-side door, continued to move further away from the vehicle appearing as if he was looking to flee. Deputies warned him if he continued to do so, he would be detained.

After locating a firearm with an extended magazine inside a backpack within the vehicle, deputies attempted to secure all involved persons in handcuffs pending further investigation. When Deputy Dorsey attempted to place Powell in handcuffs, Powell pushed the deputy and attempted to flee before tripping and rolling into nearby bushes. As Deputy Dorsey attempted to regain control of the subject, Powell refused all commands to place his hands behind his back.  When Deputy Harrison attempted to utilize his Taser, Powell attempted to grab it. Deputy Harrison successfully deployed his taser and Powell was finally secured.

In a continued search of the vehicle, deputies located three separate baggies containing a combined total of 82g of THC. They also found a .45 caliber handgun with extended magazine, 67 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition, several loose baggies, and an electronic scale with marijuana residue. Powell was arrested for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Arrest with Violence and was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He recently posted a bond of $12,500 and was released.

“He thought he could come to Palm Coast and sell his drugs while armed and fight a Deputy Sheriff,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “He found out we won’t play around in Flagler County and instead got to see the inside of another hotel, the Green Roof Inn.”

For bodycam footage of the arrest: https://bit.ly/3Umljgp

Another Microtel Arrest, Georgia Man Arrested with 342g Marijuana

Deputies returned to the Microtel in Palm Coast on Sunday, April 28 for additional proactive patrols. Around 7:30 p.m., Deputy Dorsey observed a white charger bearing a Georgia tag fail to come to a complete stop while exiting the hotel onto Kingswood Dr, and then again before turning northbound onto Old Kings Rd.

He and Deputy Barrett conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and upon approach noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. They also observed smoke venting from the driver-window, as the driver, later identified as Davon Foreman, 20, of Glenwood, Geogia, rolled down his window.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located three large commercial-grade bags containing residual marijuana, one commercial-grade bag containing approximately 342g of THC, one digital scale and one clear jar containing an additional 2g of THC.

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Foreman was arrested for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell and Drug Paraphernalia and was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He recently posted a bond of $5,500 and was released.

“Another poison peddler from Georgia thought he could temporarily set up shop in Flagler County but was mistaken,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “I’m proud of Deputies Barrett and Dorsey for being proactive after seeing a hot bed of activity in a particular area. In case any poison peddlers didn’t get the message, don’t come to Flagler County unless you want to check in to the Green Roof Inn.”

For bodycam of the arrest: https://bit.ly/3UnQc4c

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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