Kim Hunt

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CASE UPDATE: Two Child Molesters Sentenced to Prison

CASE UPDATE: Two Child Molesters Sentenced to Prison

Two brothers who molested the same juveniles have been convicted and sentenced to prison. On June 26, 2023, Marcian Thompson Jr. was sentenced to 6 years in prison followed by 9 years of sex offender probation and sex offender registration after being convicted of one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (Victim Less than 12 YOA/Offender Under 18 YOA) and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (Offender under 18 YOA/Victim between 12-16 YOA). On November 28, 2023, Ja’Vere Lumpkins was sentenced to 6 years in prison followed by 9 years of sex offender probation and sex offender registration after…
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More Than 100 Boats Registered For The Palm 2023 Coast Holiday Boat Parade

More Than 100 Boats Registered For The Palm 2023 Coast Holiday Boat Parade

More than one hundred boats have officially registered to participate in the 2023 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade which has held the record as Florida’s largest lit boat parade in the state.  It now appears to have set the record for the largest such boat parade in the entire United States, second only to the Newport Beach Parade in California and the Newport, Rhode Island, Parade, both of which are tying as the first with as many as 150 boats, although those numbers are not official.   Says Sarah Ulis, Chair of the Parade, “We are thrilled to find ourselves…
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CASE UPDATE: Child Molester Sentenced to Prison

CASE UPDATE: Child Molester Sentenced to Prison

On November 29, 2023, Alphonso Joseph was sentenced to 5 years in prison followed by 10 years of sex offender probation after pleading guilty to Lewd and Lascivious Battery. Joseph was arrested in July 2022 after being found engaging in sexual activity in the backseat of a vehicle with a juvenile male whom he had met on a dating app. “Thank you to our Major Case Unit for working hard on this case to ensure he can’t prey on any more children,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Be the Sheriff of your home and make sure you monitor who your children…
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Intracoastal Bank Earns Bauer 5-Star “Superior” Rating

Intracoastal Bank Earns Bauer 5-Star “Superior” Rating

Bauer Financial Inc. has recognized Intracoastal Bank with its highest rating of 5-Stars based upon its results from its financial condition as of the third quarter that ended on September 30, 2023.  This rating indicates that Bauer Financial considers Intracoastal Bank to be a superior financial institution.  Bauer Financial has Intracoastal Bank on its Recommended Bank Report. Commenting on the Company’s 5 star rating Intracoastal Bank’s President Ryan Page said “We are elated Intracoastal Bank continues to be recognized as one of the safest and strongest financial institutions in the Country.  We are thrilled to offer our community a top quality local alternative with a…
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Sheriff Staly Recognized for Leadership and Community Engagement by Bethune-Cookman University

Sheriff Staly Recognized for Leadership and Community Engagement by Bethune-Cookman University

On Friday, December 1, 2023, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly was recognized with the Law Enforcement Leadership Award at the 6th Annual Florida Historically Black Colleges and Universities (FL HBCUs) Law Enforcement Luncheon hosted by the Center for Law and Social Justice at Bethune-Cookman University (BCU). Sheriff Staly received the award for his leadership, community-policing engagement efforts, and for providing internships and opportunities to minority applicants and BCU interns. Under Sheriff Staly’s leadership, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is a transparent and accredited law enforcement agency and employs a diverse workforce to ensure that employees, applicants, and the community have…
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Shell Bluff Boat Ramp To Close 1 Week For Repairs Beginning December 4

Shell Bluff Boat Ramp To Close 1 Week For Repairs Beginning December 4

Flagler County will be closing the Shell Bluff Boat Ramp, located at the terminus of County Road 67 and Cresent Lake, for repairs beginning on Monday, December 4. “The closure will begin at 5 a.m. on Monday for repairs that are expected to take one week,” said General Services Director Mike Dickson. “We anticipate reopening the boat ramp by 7 a.m. Monday, December 11.” The official address of Shell Bluff Park is 14331 W. State Road 100. “We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete this work,” Dickson said. Follow Flagler County Government on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment.
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Land Management To Take 8 Participants On ‘A Walk In The Park (In The Woods)’ December 12

Land Management To Take 8 Participants On ‘A Walk In The Park (In The Woods)’ December 12

Flagler County Land Management is hosting the sixth in its limited guided tour series (limited in the number of participants and frequency) called a "A Walk in the Park in the Woods." This tour takes place at 9 a.m. sharp on December 12 at MalaCompra Park and is limited to eight (8) registrants. Participants who register – and sign the two waivers: liability and photo/video release – will meet at the park that is located at 115 MalaCompra Road off State Road A1A. "The difficulty level is mostly easy – most trails are hard packed, though there may be some soft-sand areas…
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Fugitive with Warrant Captured in Palm Coast

Fugitive with Warrant Captured in Palm Coast

On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) captured a Palm Coast man with an outstanding warrant for two counts of Aggravated Assault. Around 10:40pm, Master Deputy Rainey conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota sedan. The vehicle was operated by Stephen Charles Voorhees Jr., 31. Voorhees was found to have an active warrant for two counts of Aggravated Assault from Seminole County, FL. Voorhees was arrested for his out-of-county warrant and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He is being held with no bond. “Another fugitive found out they can’t avoid the law…
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Fugitive with Multiple Warrants Captured in Palm Coast

Fugitive with Multiple Warrants Captured in Palm Coast

On Wednesday, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) captured a Daytona Beach man with three outstanding warrants traveling south on I-95. Around 6 am, Deputy Perkins conducted a traffic stop on a gray sedan after it completed an illegal U-turn in the emergency median near mile marker 286. The vehicle was operated by Willy Montfort, 42, whose Florida driver’s license has been suspended 18 times since January 2020 for delinquent child support payments. Milfort also had an active warrant in Alachua and Volusia Counties for Writ of Bodily Attachment, as well as an active warrant in Jessamine County, Kentucky for…
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Free piloting services offered for Parade Boaters

Free piloting services offered for Parade Boaters

Palm Coast, Florida, November 21, 2023 – Boaters hoping to participate in the 2023 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade are being offered free piloting services for the 2023 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade.   Boaters wishing to have a licensed professional at the wheel are asked to contact the Parade Chair, Sarah Ulis, at 386-283-5166.  The Parade is the largest lighted boat parade in the State of Florida.  The Parade route will be lengthened by more than a mile and shuttle bus service for spectators will be provided.  Now in its 40th year, the Parade will be held December 9,…
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