Orange City woman fatally shot after pointing gun at man

ORANGE CITY — An Orange City woman who was also a Volusia County librarian was fatally shot Saturday after she pointed a handgun at a man whose motorcycle she had earlier hit and the man returned fire.

The shooting occurred at about 5:14 p.m. at the woman’s home in the 1000 block of E. Wisconsin Ave., said Orange City Police Lt. Jason Sampsell.

In a press release, the police identified the woman as Sara-Nicole Morales, 35. A press release from Volusia County identified Morales as an employee of the county’s library system.

The motorcyclist was identified as Andrew Derr, 40, also of Orange City. He has not been charged, and police said he has been cooperating with the investigation from the beginning.

Morales drove to the Wisconsin Avenue home after she hit the motorcyclist on Volusia Avenue/US 17-92. The motorcycle was not badly damaged, and Derr followed her to the

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Deltona man arrested after faking motorcycle theft to get $30,000 insurance claim, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Deltona man was arrested Friday after setting up a motorcycle theft to obtain a $30,000 insurance payout, deputies said.

According to deputies, the incident occurred Sept. 25 when Jeffery B. Stephens, known as Brad, reported his motorcycle stolen from an Osteen bar.

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Stephens told authorities he parked his 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, worth $30,000, at the Fox Head Lounge overnight on Sept. 24 while he took an Uber home. When he returned to the location on Sept. 25, the motorcycle was gone.


Investigators found surveillance video at Skip’s Boots, a store nearby the bar, showing Stephens posing the motorcycle. Shortly after, a vehicle pulled up next to him and the driver drove off on the Harley-Davidson.

Upon interviewing the driver

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Family, friends hold vigil for Sanger man killed in motorcycle crash

SANGER, Calif. (KGPE) – More than 100 people gathered in Sanger on Wednesday to remember the life of 38-year-old Larry Reed Jr.

Reed Jr. was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend so family and friends held a candlelight vigil in his honor.

Friends said one of Reed Jr.’s favorite places was Sunmaid Grocery. His group would go every day to barbecue and hang out, so they decided to hold the gathering there.

“He was a 38-year-old very adventurous, happy-go-lucky, God-fearing, loving man,” Kim Reed his mother said.

She said he was the life of the party, and that’s why his vigil was just that.

Reed Jr.’s life was cut short Saturday.

Officers said he was on a motorcycle speeding when a minivan made a u-turn directly into his path. He slammed into the vehicle and was thrown from his bike, killing him.

Friends said he was funny, adventurous

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Sheriff: Officers kill man who fired on them from motorcycle

Police shot and killed a man on a motorcycle who fired on officers as they tried to pull him over on a South Carolina road, authorities said.

Robert Allen Maness, 39, crashed his motorcycle after he was shot and died a short time later at the hospital, the Anderson County Coroner’s Office said.

The two deputies in the patrol car trying to pull Maness over were not hurt in the shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday, Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said.

McBride said it was like an ambush as Maness pulled out the gun without warning and while still driving when deputies turned on their blue lights.

“It happened so fast. When they made contact with him, he pretty much pulled out a gun and started firing into the patrol vehicle. By the grace of God, my two deputies are alive,” the sheriff said.

The patrol car has

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