Flagler Inmate Charged After Allegedly Throwing Unknown Liquid At Deputy

By on February 28, 2018 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – A Flagler County Jail inmate has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly threw an unknown liquid at a deputy’s face and torso.

According to the incident report, the deputy assigned to observe 33-year-old inmate Samuel Higgins was struck with an unknown liquid by Higgins at around 3:20 PM on Thursday. According to the deputy, Higgins woke up from sleeping and asked where everyone was. When the deputy answered that everyone was in the next room, Higgins became angry and began to yell profanities.

Higgins then began to threaten the deputy saying that if he would be assaulted and would never see it coming if Higgins saw him on the street. The deputy told Higgins that he was sorry he felt that way and Higgins replied saying that he would seek out to destroy the deputy’s vehicle and house. The deputy told Higgins again that he was sorry he felt that way and asked him what he did to offend him.

Higgins allegedly continued to yell and unexpectedly threw a paper cup containing an unknown liquid at the deputy. The deputy said Higgins threatened to kill his family and have his brother kill his family. The deputy called for staff to help secure Higgins, alerted his supervisor of the incident, and sought medical treatment for the unknown liquid. Security camera footage does not show the incident but shows the deputy leaving the area where Higgins threw the liquid, wiping his torso off, and calling for assistance.

The incident report indicated Higgins will be rearrested for the battery on a law enforcement officer.

(Mughsot of Higgins from a previous arrest courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.


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