Man's father turns him in after shooting, chase in Flagler Beach

Jimmie Lee Belle III held without option to post bail

Jimmie Lee Belle
Jimmie Lee Belle

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A man turned his 24-year-old son in to authorities Monday, two days after the younger man ran a stop sign and then ran over a deputy’s foot, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

A firearm was also taken from Jimmie Lee Belle III’s vehicle. The gun was believed to have been used in a shooting on Fulton Drive, deputies said.

Belle is now held on charges of aggravated fleeing or eluding with injury or property damage, battery on a law enforcement officer, probation violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license, investigators said. He doesn’t have the option to post bail.

After the deputy pulled Belle over for the stop sign violation, the two spoke briefly before Belle accelerated in his car and ran over the deputy’s foot.

The crime happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday on Second Street South in Flagler Beach.

“Belle’s father brought him to the jail to turn himself in,” Sheriff Rick Staly said tonight. “I am glad that his father took my advice and helped his son turn himself in. Welcome to the Green Roof Inn.”

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