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Deputies arrest co-conspirators for 2018 shooting that injured man in Palm Coast's W-Section

The shooter, 22-year-old Princess Williams, was arrested in 2018 and pleaded guilty.
by: Guest Writer

By: Brittany Kershaw
Public Affairs Manager, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office has arrested two co-conspirators in connection with a shooting that injured a Palm Coast man in 2018. The shooter herself was arrested a day after the shooting, and pleaded guilty.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit obtained two arrest warrants on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for 18-year-old Jimaya Baker and 20-year-old Diovion Smith regarding an armed robbery that took place during the early morning hours on Oct. 16, 2018 on White Star Drive in Palm Coast.

During that incident, the then-19-year-old victim, Carl Saint Felix, was shot and severely injured in a botched robbery. The shooting left the victim disabled.

During the course of the investigation, the Major Case Unit was quickly able to identify the involved parties. The shooter, Princess Williams, now 22, was arrested on Oct. 17, 2018, and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Robbery with a Firearm, and Attempted Burglary while Armed. She recently plead guilty to all charges and will be sentenced in July.

The investigation continued past the arrest of the shooter and corroborating evidence was gathered that clearly established the roles of two others, Jimaya Baker and Diovion Smith. 

“These accomplices probably thought they had gotten away with this crime,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “But, our investigators continued to work this case thoroughly in order to identify all of the accomplices. While we all like to close cases immediately and did quickly arrest the shooter, the case doesn’t always end there and additional follow-up is needed in order to identify all aspects of the incident.” 

The FCSO Problem Area Crime Enforcement (PACE) Unit was able to locate and arrest Baker and Smith for their involvement in the incident on Feb. 5, 2020. Both have been booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. Baker is being held on a $50,000 bond and Smith is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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