PALM COAST, Fla. -- A crew of city workers working at S.R. 100 and I-95 witnessed someone steal their marked, city work truck Wednesday afternoon.
The full-sized, four door dually truck, which had a large trailer attached to it, was taken around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from Flagler County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Debra Johnson.
As the work crew looked on, 53-year-old Raymond Plumley, a transient, drove west on State Road 100 and then north on Belle Terre parkway where he pulled into the Buddy Taylor Middle School parking lot, striking another vehicle. Johnson said since Flagler County schools are out for summer there was no danger to any students.
When Flagler County deputies were notified the truck had been stolen, Plumley had already left the area.
Thanks to the assistance of a K-9 deputy, Plumley was caught near the intersection of Palm Drive and Palmer Lane. He has been charged with grand theft auto.
This was the second arrest for Plumley in as many days, Johnson said. He was arrested close to 7:30 Tuesday night when he was found passed out on a bench at a Publix on Palm Coast Parkway.
When he was awakened by deputies, he began screaming. Johnson said he appeared highly intoxicated. Plumley then tried to hit the deputies and threatened to beat them up. While he was being subdued, Plumley jumped forward and fell, causing a cut above his eye. He was taken to Flagler Hospital where he was treated and released. Plumley was charged with disorderly intoxication for that incident.
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