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‘Traumatized’ woman injured in attack by man who trashed apartment in Lady Lake

A “traumatized” woman suffered injuries in an attack by a man who trashed an apartment in Lady Lake. Officers were called this past Thursday to the Cove Apartments on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 after the woman’s mother became concerned when her daughter did not show up for work, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. The mother could not reach her daughter on her cell phone and the daughter did not answer the door of her apartment, so the mother called the phone of her daughter’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Kenly Nicolas. The daughter answered Nicolas’ phone and told her mother she would be coming out of the apartment. Police were on the scene when the daughter came out, and she was “very shaken up, upset, scared” and got into her mother’s vehicle. The woman was “traumatized and fearful,” the report said.
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Lady Lake man arrested after allegedly pointing gun in girlfriend’s face

A Lady Lake man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun in his girlfriend’s face during an altercation at their home. Tyler Steven Davis, 24, was arrested early Monday morning on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and carrying a concealed firearm after the altercation at his home at 402 Cierra Oaks Circle.

Man evicted from apartment breaks in the next day

3:22 p.m. — First block of Circle Creek Way, Ormond Beach. Fraud. Police met with a 62-year-old Ormond Beach man who said his American Airlines account had been hacked about a month prior. The man said that he was notified by the airline that his frequent flyer miles had...

Citing Violent Crime, Commission Approves Costly Expansion of Surveillance Cameras in South Bunnell

When Noah Smith and Keymarion Hall, both 16, were shot and killed in related drive-bys in January and May in South Bunnell, and when there was another unsolved shooting in the interim or an armed robbery, the city’s surveillance camera system was useless. The city had installed it in 2011. It worked for a while. But the city gradually gave up on it for various reasons.

Member of Kling Towing family calls for ‘personal’ tow truck after rear-end collision

A member of the Kling Towing family called for his “personal” tow truck after causing a rear-end collision. Ryan Scott Kling, 31, of Weirsdale, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following the crash Friday night in Eustis in which his white SUV rear-ended a red Chevy passenger car driven by a man traveling with his 6-year-old daughter, according to an arrest report from the Eustis Police Department. They were not injured.

‘Deplorable’: Man Tased by Mount Dora police sergeant speaks out

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — A man who was Tased by a Mount Dora Police Sergeant is only talking to Eyewitness News. John Stevens will likely die in prison if he’s convicted for any of the long list of felony charges he faces, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude, leaving the scene of a crash and driving while license canceled suspended or revoked.

Gerald McCaskell, 51, a Repeat Felon, Accused of Stabbing A Man in a Street Fight in South Bunnell

Gerald McCaskell of Bunnell has a long prison record: five separate prison stints between 1990 and 2015, totaling 14 years. The 51-year-old resident of 200 East Booe Street in Bunnell was back at the Flagler County jail Saturday, on $100,000 bond, following an accusation that he stabbed and gravely injured a 54-year-old Palm Coast man with a serrated blade during a street fight that evening.

Travel: Stetson Mansion Named Top 10 U.S. Attraction

DeLand, FL – Stetson Mansion, Florida’s most historic home and only Gilded Age mansion, is the number one attraction in the state and one of the Top 10 U.S. Attractions, according to Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. In fact, it was the only Florida attraction to make the list.