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FCSO arrests Jacksonville fugitive wanted for attempted murder

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FireFlight was launched and tracked the vehicle driven by fugitive Alexander Wingard until he was arrested at a gas station in Palm Coast.
by: Melissa Morreale Public Affairs Officer, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

On Oct. 24, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle whose registered owner was a fugitive from Jacksonville. The driver was identified as Alexander Wingard, who was wanted for attempted murder. He is now being held on $875,012 bond pending his transfer to Jacksonville.

The vehicle was located on State Road 100 and was observed getting onto Interstate-95 by a Flagler deputy on patrol. FireFlight was launched and tracked the vehicle northbound while deputies kept the vehicle under surveillance waiting for additional patrol cars to conduct a “felony stop” at the Shell gas station on Boulder Rock Drive in Palm Coast. Deputies verified the driver as the fugitive from Jacksonville and he was taken into custody without incident. Wingard was wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Three Counts of Shooting or Throwing a Deadly Missile.

Wingard has an extensive criminal history, including drug and weapons charges.

“Arresting this fugitive was a textbook example of how to make a dangerous apprehension without incident,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This career-felon was wanted for attempted murder and our Real-Time Crime Center technology helped us get a dangerous criminal off the streets before he could hurt anyone in Flagler County."

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