Palm Coast, FL - A reckless driver is now facing multiple charges after he crashed and tried to flee from deputies on southbound I-95.
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) first received reports of the reckless driver around 2:30 Thursday (January 14) morning, following a tip that came in from Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Through that tip, deputies learned of a tan Ford Explorer with an Alabama plate that was driving recklessly down southbound I-95 towards Flagler County. That same vehicle also came close to hitting a St. Johns County Sheriff's deputy as it was traveling through St. Johns.
Flagler deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but to no avail. After the failed traffic stop, deputies employed the use of a stop stick that deflated the vehicle's tires near Exit 284 for State Road 100. The vehicle continued for another couple of miles before crashing just a couple of miles north of Old Dixie Highway.
After the crash, deputies watched as the driver fled from the crash site and into the woods. A short time later, a Volusia County K-9 unit came to assist in the search.
A perimeter was soon established by FCSO and FHP. As deputies neared Seoane Place in Palm Coast, they began to notice movement in the water retention ditch. That's when they spotted the driver, who fled into the woods again. Not long after he ran, he was captured near Senor Place.
The driver was later identified as 23-year-old Henry Davis. Deputies later determined that Davis did not have a Florida license and was never issued one in the first place. FCSO also noted that Davis is a convicted felon who recently served time in prison for a robbery conviction in Palm Beach County. Inside Davis' vehicle, deputies also found a loaded firearm.
Davis has since been arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, fleeing or eluding law enforcement, driving without a license, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. He was later booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility—AKA the "Green Roof Inn"—where he is kept on a $13,000 bond.