On May 4, 2018, at approximately 8:06 p.m., it was reported to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office that a silver four door car was driving erratically on Crawfordville Highway (U.S. 319) and was being followed by a Honda SUV. Shortly thereafter, deputies were dispatched to the area of Mulberry Circle after a report of shots being fired. At approximately 8:19 p.m., a Deputy arrived and witnesses stated that they had observed a silver Ford Fusion speeding through the neighborhood being followed by a Honda SUV. The silver Ford Fusion turned into a driveway and the Honda SUV stopped at about the same area in the street. The Honda SUV then departed, circled the neighborhood, and again came to a stop in the area where the silver Ford Fusion had pulled in. They then heard three distinct sounds of gunshots and the Honda SUV sped away.
A Deputy went to 111 Mulberry Circle, where the silver Ford Fusion was parked. The Deputy knocked on the door and it was answered by Jordan Bagwell. The Deputy introduced himself and told Mr. Bagwell he was investigating an incident of some possible shots being fired in the area. Mr. Bagwell spontaneously uttered, “That was me with my shotgun,” and escorted the Deputy to his bedroom, where the shotgun was retrieved. While in Mr. Bagwell’s bedroom, the Deputy observed a spent shotgun shell lying on the bed and asked Mr. Bagwell if it was one of the shells he had just shot. Mr. Bagwell replied that it was and stated the other two were in the dresser drawer. Mr. Bagwell opened the dresser drawer exposing two more spent shotgun shells. The Deputy seized the shotgun, the unspent shells from inside the shotgun, and the three spent shotgun shells.
Neighbors were interviewed and reported hearing three gunshots. They went outside and observed damage to two of their vehicles, as well as their residence. The first damaged vehicle was a white Kia Rio with three distinct marks from projectiles. The first was on the rear passenger side door, the second was on the passenger side rocker panel beneath the front door, and the third was on the passenger side front fender. The passenger side front tire was also flat. The second damaged vehicle was a Blue Toyota FJ Cruiser with one mark on the vehicle on the driver’s side rear bumper. The couple’s residence had holes in the trim above the entry way to the front door and a hole from a projectile in the siding just left of the front door.
A Detective and a Crime Scene Technician from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were contacted to investigate the shooting incident. An Assistant State Attorney responded as well. The driver of the Honda SUV was interviewed and stated that she had been driving a Honda SUV in a southerly direction on U.S. 319 when a subject (Jordan Bagwell) sped by her in a silver four door car and almost struck her vehicle. The female stated she followed Mr. Bagwell for a period of time and he repeatedly slammed on his brakes in an attempt to make her rear end him. The female stated she continued to follow Mr. Bagwell. As Mr. Bagwell was entering his neighborhood on Mulberry Circle from Trice Lane, he ran off the roadway and tore off part of his front fender well. The female continued to follow Mr. Bagwell to his residence, located at 111 Mulberry Circle, in Crawfordville, to confront him about his erratic driving. Upon arrival at his residence, Mr. Bagwell parked his vehicle in the yard while the female remained inside her vehicle in the roadway. Mr. Bagwell exited his vehicle and told the female he was going to enter his residence, get a shotgun and kill her. The female subsequently departed, but prior to exiting the neighborhood decided to drive back by Mr. Bagwell’s residence one more time. As she drove by Mr. Bagwell’s residence, Mr. Bagwell was standing next to the roadway with a shotgun and Mr. Bagwell shot at the female’s vehicle three times as she passed by his residence. After departing the area, the female noticed the tire light came on in her vehicle and when she arrived at her residence, her left rear tire was flat. There was an obvious exit hole from where the bullet exited the tire. After further inspection, there was a small bullet hole on the rear driver side bumper, one on the front left driver side fender and one on the right front driver side fender. The investigation revealed that when Mr. Bagwell shot the Honda SUV, he also shot two vehicles and the residence belonging to neighbors.
During the evening of May 4, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash involving Mr. Bagwell which occurred at the intersection of Trice Lane and Mulberry Circle. Deputies arrested Mr. Bagwell for one count of Discharge of a Firearm in Public; two counts of shooting into a dwelling, vehicle or building; four counts of Criminal Mischief, and booked him into the Wakulla County Jail.
On May 7, 2018, CID conducted a further examination of the evidence in this investigation. The projectiles coming from Mr. Bagwell’s shotgun hitting the female victim’s vehicle entered from the rear, behind the driver’s side. The bumper was hit in five places with three of those projectiles passing through the left rear fender well. The tire appeared to have two entry points and one exit point, with one projectile being found in the tire after it was removed from the vehicle. Two additional projectiles struck the rim attached to that same tire on the back side of the tire. Had the weapon been elevated another foot or two the projectiles would have entered the vehicle through the rear hatch and window, likely striking the female driver.
On May 7, 2018, CID Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Mr. Bagwell with violating F.S. 782.051, Attempted First Degree Murder. The arrest warrant was served upon him in the Wakulla County Jail.