Bunnell, FL - A 30-year-old convicted felon who flashed a gun at Flagler County Sheriff's deputies and was shot by deputies, suffering serious injuries, is now charged in that incident. Steven Barneski was airlifted to a hospital for treatment that day, July 1. When he was released, he went straight to the Flagler County Jail on Violation Probation charges.
Earlier this week, a judge signed three arrest warrants for Barneski on charges of Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. He was served at the jail where he's being held without bond on the original warrants.
“This suspect is a convicted felon that shouldn’t have even had a gun to begin with,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Now he faces these additional charges for the additional crimes he committed that night. This case could have ended with a Deputy seriously injured or killed and I am very thankful the deputies survived this encounter with a dangerous felon.”