Police Briefs 8/22/19

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 8/21/19

FHP, CCSO catch man wanted for deadly crash in AprilORANGE PARK – Clay County Sheriff deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol caught up to a man wanted in connection to a deadly crash on …

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Police Briefs 8/22/19


FHP, CCSO catch man wanted for deadly crash in April

ORANGE PARK – Clay County Sheriff deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol caught up to a man wanted in connection to a deadly crash on Interstate 295 on April 5.

Joshua Ray Anderson, 36, was caught hiding in a Wells Road apartment bathroom closet on Aug. 16 by CCSO K9 Conan. He was sent to the Duval County Jail after being charged with vehicular homicide, failing to stop and render aid, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, DUI manslaughter with property damage and resisting arrest.

According to the FHP, Anderson was driving a Dodge Charger at a high rate of speed at 2 a.m. when he rear-ended a Honda Accord driven by Megan Graybeal. Her car erupted in flames at impact.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on Aug. 14. He was finally located at the apartment complex, but deputies were forced to search room-by-room until they found him hiding.

He currently is being held without bond.

JSO: Cold cases solved when serial rapist linked to brother’s DNA

JACKSONVILLE – A Middleburg man was in jail and charged with raping at least eight women between 2006 and 2009, the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said.

Brandon DeAngelo Young, 34, originally was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on July 26 after a DNA sample linked the former volunteer assistant football coach at St. Johns Country Day School with cold cases dating back to 2006. CCSO then transferred him to Jacksonville.

Officials were able to connect forensic evidence from serial rapes reported during a four-year stretch to Young’s brother. Williams said that was enough to make Young a person of interest.

JSO believes there may be other victims. Anyone with information should call JSO at (904) 630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-8577.

Trio face additional charges following June car break-ins, shooting

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Burglary charges were added last Monday to three men who already were jail following a rash of car break-ins and a shooting June 30 in a Middleburg subdivision.

Raymond Alexander Rivera, 18, of Jacksonville, was charged with stealing a handgun from a car at Doctors Inlet Reserve. He also was charged with attempted murder after a resident, Sony Lafleur, was shot after he confronted the group while they were going through his car. Lefleur has since recovered from his injury.

Jeremaiah Nathaniel Stevens, 18, of Fleming Island, was charged with three counts of armed robbery, while Jonathan Frison III, 18, of Jacksonville, was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of armed burglary. Stevens already was in the Clay County Jail after being charged with attempted murder, while Frison was jailed for being the driver and accessory after the fact.

The men were caught after video surveillance cameras in the neighborhood recorded the tag number of the getaway car. Cameras also led police to a Jacksonville Walmart where Rivera and Frison were arrested. Rivera and Frison then implicated Stevens in the robberies.

All three are being held without bond.

Methamphetamine sale close to church sends man to Clay County Jail

ORANGE PARK – A routine methamphetamine bust got increasingly serious for Robert Earl Bowers when sheriff deputies also charged him with selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a church.

The 35-year-old man from Orange Park was held in the Clay County Jail with a $75,003 bond.

Deputies arranged for a confidential information to buy of methamphetamine for $40 at Bowers’ apartment at 502 Kettering Way, which is less than 600 feet from the Community Bible Church of Orange Park.

Woman goes to jail after selling Fentanyl at fast food restaurant

ORANGE PARK – A woman who reportedly sold a half-gram of heroin with Fentanyl at a local fast food restaurant on Blanding Boulevard was arrested last Friday.

Amy Lynn Permenter, 38, of Orange Park was charged with selling Fentanyl. Her bond was set at $50,003.

According to the arrest report, a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy organized the purchase for $80 through a confidential source.

CCSO: Woman caught driving three times over legal limit

ORANGE PARK – A woman whose blood alcohol was more than three times over the legal limit was arrested after she rear-ended another motorist Aug. 15 on Blanding Boulevard.

Robin Diane Cook, 45, of Orange Park, was charged with driving under the influence after two tests revealed blood-alcohol levels of .243 and .247. The highest allowable level in Florida is .08.

Cook also was charged with DUI resulting in property damage and careless driving.

Man accused of taking coins arrest for texting threats to accuser

ORANGE PARK – A man who was upset after being accused of taking money from a friend wound up being arrested for texting a threat to the accuser.

Adam Charles MacDonald, 35, of Orange Park, was booked for making written threats to kill or do bodily injury.

The victim called sheriff deputies after the victim received the threating message, according to the arrest report.

Bond was set at $2,503.

Deputies use social media to link Starke man to burglary

ORANGE PARK – Clay County sheriff deputies used Facebook to track down a man they said took two all-terrain vehicles last April from a home in Keystone Heights.

Jaden DeQuan Lynum, 18, of Starke was charged Aug. 14 with burglary and grand theft of items costing more than $300, but less than $4,999. He was a juvenile at the time of the reported robbery, but he was charged as an adult, according to CCSO.

According to CCSO, deputies were alerted to the name “Jaden” when they found both ATVs. They then used Facebook to make a positive identification.

Man arrested after removing antishoplifting devices from sunglasses

ORANGE PARK – A man was caught removing inventory control tabs and taking two pair of sunglasses last Sunday from Marshalls.

Matthew William Huff, 31, of Orange Park, was arrested and charged with shoplifting and using countermeasures to remove an antishoplifting device.

Huff removed the devices and walked out the store, where he was met by Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to the arrest report.

Marshalls said the combined value of the sunglasses was $139.98.


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