A Palm Coast man was arrested Wednesday and charged with culpable negligence and discharging a firearm in public following an incident that occurred around 6 p.m. at a home on Reidsville Drive, in Palm Coast, according to deputies.
Deputies responded to the Reidsville Drive home where they located Jamie Goodell, 44, lying on the kitchen floor inside his residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputies located a witness to the incident who told them that Goodell and the suspect had been in the garage of the home drinking when the conversation turned to what each would do in the event they were to be attacked.
The witness told deputies that the suspect, identified as Edward Neveony Towers, 57, of 1-B Regis
Lane, Palm Coast, pulled a handgun from a holster on his belt, put the gun up to Goodell’s stomach and pulled the trigger. According to the witness, Towers did not believe that he had shot Goodell at which time he discharged the weapon a second time into the ground.
Goodell was transported to Halifax Hospital following the incident, where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He was reported to be in stable condition going into surgery, according to Lt. Bob Weber, public information officer for the Sheriff's Office.
Towers was taken into custody and transported to the Investigative Services Division offices where he was further questioned by investigators.
Following Towers arrest, he was transported to the Flagler County Inmate Facility. Towers has been released on $1,500 bond on the two charges.