Palm Coast, FL - Two out of the three suspects in a number of vehicle burglaries in Palm Coast arrested on Wednesday, January 8, were also involved in burglaries that happened almost a year before. Flagler County Sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old She'Maliz May, 23-year-old Ricklain Johnson, and 27-year-old Laquanda Davis last week in the parking lot of the Palm Coast Target. May and Johnson are also facing charges from vehicle burglaries that happened in Flagler Beach on January 18, 2019.
May and Johnson were spotted in a vehicle with a stolen tag. As an FCSO deputy approached, May exited the vehicle and Johnson jumped out of the back seat and ran. K-9 Holmes and his handler, Corporal Fred Gimbel tracked Johnson across the parking lot, capturing Johnson at the corner of Belle Terre Pkwy and SR 100. The third suspect, Davis, had gotten out of the vehicle before deputies arrived. She was found and arrested at the Taco Bell across the street.
Investigation showed that the trio was involved in several burglaries in Flagler County. Two “smash and grab” style vehicle burglaries were reported as the deputies were investigating the stolen tag. Video surveillance from the Walmart and Target stores in Palm Coast showed both Johnson and Davis possessed and fraudulently used the stolen credit cards.
“This is another example of good police work, technology and K-9’s coming together to apprehend suspects that
thought they could prey on our community,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “These three decided to make a pit stop
after a busy night of breaking into vehicles and they found out the hard way that crime doesn’t pay and if you
run from our deputies you will only go to jail tired. I am happy that we were able to return the stolen property
to the owners. I want to congratulate Corporal Gimble and K-9 Holmes on their first successful track.”
May and Johnson are being held on multiple charges stemming from the 2019 and the 2020 incidents. Both are int he Flagler County Jail being held on no bond.
Davis is charged with five (5) counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card over $100.00, two counts of Possession of
a Stolen Credit Card and two counts of Accessory after the Fact for Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance. She
is held on an $18,500 bond. She has since bonded out.