Out-Of-State Felons Captured In Flagler County

One Is Wanted In Multiple States

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Palm Coast, FL - Two people who have been on the run from law enforcement since 2018 are in the Flagler County Jail being held without bond.  Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputies were alerted to an SUV registered to 56-year-old Stephen Toner, who has a nationwide warrant out of Missouri, on Tuesday afternoon. A traffic stop conducted at the intersection of State Road 100 and I-95 found Toner and the other person in the vehicle, 50-year-old Leah Music, who are both out-of-state fugitives.

Music was driving when the SUV was pulled over. Deputies secured Toner and confirmed his warrant status. They confirmed Music's identity and found that she was wanted in Pennsylvania for Violation of Probation for Forgery and Identity Theft.

Both were placed under arrest. A search of the SUV found a hat on the rear passenger floorboard containing two glass pipes and a small green container. The container was filled with a crystal-like substance, confirmed to be crack cocaine upon field testing. Another glass pipe was located on Toner in his right front pocket during a search.

“Here are two career criminals who’ve made names for themselves throughout our country but made the mistake of coming to Flagler County,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “They’ve been hiding and fleeing from facing justice for three years after being charged for dozens of crimes. I’m proud of our deputies who were able to locate and identify these fugitives before they could prey on our community and end their run from the law. A reminder to criminals that you can run, but you can’t hide in Flagler County. We will find you and we will make you face the consequences for your crimes!”

Both Toner and Music were arrested for their warrants and additionally Toner is being charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Toner and Music are awaiting extradition.