Bunnell, FL - A fugitive wanted for Attempted Murder in Jacksonville is in the Flagler County Jail on an $875,012 bond. Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputies spotted 23-year-old Alexander Wingard's vehicle on Sunday morning on State Road 100 in Palm Coast. They saw the car getting on I-95, keeping it under surveillance while waiting for additional patrol cars to arrive to conduct a high-risk traffic stop. FireFlight was launched and tracked the vehicle.
Wingard's car exited I-95 at Palm Coast Parkway at which point deputies initiated a felony stop at a gas station. Deputies verified the driver as the fugitive from Jacksonville. He was taken into custody without incident. Wingard is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Three Counts of Shooting or Throwing a Deadly Missile.
Though only 23, Wingard is not a stranger to law enforcement. He’s been previously charged with Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Drug Equipment Possession, Take Child Into Custody by LEO Absconding, Loitering, Giving False Name toe LEO, Battery on Detention Staff, Possession of a Weapon by a Juvenile, Use of Firearm Under the Influence of Alcohol, Discharging Firearm in Public, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Domestic Battery, Driving Without a License, Battery Causing Bodily Harm, Possession of Marijuana, Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person, Criminal Mischief, Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, and Possession of a Weapon or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.
“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. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t know to stay out of Flagler County because our deputies will find you and put you in jail where you belong! So now he has an unexpected stay at the Green Roof Inn.”