ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Noles, AKA adult actor, Sebastian Young, has been identified as the victim in police-involved shooting in St. Johns County, Florida on Wednesday.
Noles, 38, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with deputies after police pursuit on Wednesday in Elkton.
According to officials, Noles was operating a vehicle that had fled from law enforcement after being suspected in a Flagler County hit-and-run. The vehicle was spotted in the area of A1A South and State Road 206 in Crescent Beach and a pursuit ensued.
The Sheriff’s Office Office said, Noles, who was “driving aggressively,” led deputies west onto State Road 207, where he was seen driving into oncoming traffic on several occasions. The vehicle then crashed through a fence on private property and ramming a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle late Wednesday afternoon, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office said the pursuit came to an end at S.R. 207 and Armstrong Road in the Elkton area, where the vehicle went off the road and crashed into an abandoned school bus on private property.
At some point, police opened fire, fatally striking Noles.
The driver then got out, pulled out a handgun and began to fire at deputies, who exchanged gunfire with the man, according to the Sheriff’s Office, reports NewsJax.
The medical examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Noles has been in and out of prison four times for robbery, drug possession and battery convictions, according to Florida Department of Corrections records. He’s also on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement registered sex offender site, as he was convicted last year of possession of child porn.
The Sheriff’s Office identified the three deputies involved in Wednesday’s shooting as Corporal Quentin Beckton, Corporal Andrew Huskey and Deputy Tyler Quinney. They were not injured. The Sheriff’s Office said they were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure.
Geo quick facts: St. Johns County is a county of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county’s population was 190,039, with a 2018 estimate of 254,261. The county seat and largest incorporated city is St. Augustine. St. Johns County is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area – Wikipedia.