Routine seatbelt stop results in three arrests for guns, Taser, drugsORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for two passengers not wearing seatbelts turned into multiple weapon and drug charges for a …
Routine seatbelt stop results in three arrests for guns, Taser, drugs
ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for two passengers not wearing seatbelts turned into multiple weapon and drug charges for a Jacksonville trio.
Christopher Allen Spaulding, 30, and Alisyn Harley Hysler, 26, and Glenwood Garrett Harrison, 27, all from Jacksonville, were charged May 9 with possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, possessing a firearm and ammunition as convicted felons, along with possession of an unlicensed Taser, methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Harrison also was charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to the arrest report, the car was stopped along Wells Road after a deputy noticed the front seat passengers not wearing their seatbelts. During the stop, a drug-sniffing dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs. During the search, they found four handguns and the drugs.
Deputies find pound of pot during traffic stop for busted tag light
FLEMING ISLAND – An Orange Park man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacturer or deliver it, as well as possessing fentanyl after being stopped at Village Square Parkway and U.S. Highway 17 for a burned out tag light and window tint that appeared to be too dark.
Bond for Antonio Clay David was set at $50,009.
According to the arrest report, a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a routine traffic stop on May 9 after noticing the tag light. When he approached the car, he smelled the marijuana. A subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of a pink backpack in the trunk where deputies found 1.05 pounds of marijuna, along with $2,358 in cash.
Davis also got a warning for the tag light and window tint.
Man charged with murder following woman’s disappearance
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit responded to a missing person investigation at 1876 Sherwood Dr. in Middleburg. While on scene, detectives received information that an elderly white female who lived at the home was missing since March. Detectives conducted interviews with neighbors and the person who called in the complaint. A search warrant was obtained by detectives for the residence. After entering the home detectives located unidentified human remains inside. A suspect, Cameron Kirk, was taken into custody and later arrested for murder and booked into the Clay County Jail.
Former Clay deputy charged with online enticement of minor for sexual activity
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint charging Travis Ryan Pritchard, 36, Green Cove Springs, with online enticement of a minor and attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity. If convicted, Pritchard faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, and up to a life, in federal prison. According to the complaint, Pritchard was employed as a deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of the alleged offense, he was assigned to the DUI unit. From December 2019 through May 2, Pritchard used an online chat application to communicate with a 15-year-old girl with whom he had engaged in sexual activity on a weekly basis. Beginning on April 29, an undercover detective from the Green Cove Springs Police Department assumed the child’s identity and continued chatting with Pritchard using the online chat application. Late in the night of May 1, and into the early morning hours of the next day, Pritchard encouraged the “child” to sneak out of her home to meet with him for a “quickie.” In anticipation of their meeting, he sent the “child” a photograph of himself from the waist down, wearing only boxer shorts. At approximately 2 a.m. on May 2, Pritchard arrived near the child’s home to pick her up in his patrol vehicle, and sent the “child” a message saying, “I’m here.” A short time later, Pritchard was arrested by officers from the Green Cove Springs Police Department. The case was investigated by the Green Cove Springs Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.