- March 26, 2020
A man arrested after allegedly firing a handgun toward his family's home on Jan. 10 asked deputies to execute him and told them to look up a chapter of the Bible, according to his arrest report.
No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred near Farnum Lane in Palm Coast. Suspect Jacob Perry, 24, has been charged with four felonies: three counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into a dwelling.
Perry allegedly shot into the home at around 4 p.m. while four of his family members were there before taking off in a Hyundai sedan, according to the arrest report.
Around an hour later, deputies and the FCSO's Problem Area Crime Enforcement unit found Perry going west on Matanzas Woods Parkway. They stopped him on London Drive, the report said.
“Great work by our deputies and Real Time Crime Center locating the suspect and bringing him into custody quickly without anyone getting hurt,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.
A semi-automatic pistol, live ammunition, spent shell casings and clothing worn during the shooting were recovered from the vehicle, according to a press release from the FCSO. Deputies also recovered bullets and spent casings at the scene, the release said.
In body camera footage of Perry's arrest, he can be heard telling deputies to go to Isaiah 44 to learn all about him. He then asked deputies to execute him.
"I want to read a few scriptures, and then I want you guys to execute me, okay?" Perry said. "Can you grant me that?"
The four victims each left statements with deputies, and Ring camera footage showed evidence of the incident, according to the arrest report.
Two of the victims were outside playing football when Perry showed up. One of the victims ran inside. One victim told deputies that Perry walked up to the house and broke the front window before driving away.
Perry then returned to the house and shot at the house, and the black Lincoln Navigator in the driveway, multiple times from the driver's seat of his Hyundai, according to the report.
One of the victims told deputies that Perry had threatened to shoot him a few weeks before while on the phone, the report said.
After his arrest, Perry was taken to the new FCSO Operations Center and interviewed. He was later taken to the county jail, where he is being held without bond.