No tag light lands two in jail for drugs
MIDDLEBURG – A traffic stop shortly after midnight Oct. 23 for a car driving without a tag light led to the arrest of two people for drugs.
Candice Renee Taylor, 32, of Middleburg, was charged with possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia, while Shawn Marcum, 39, of Middleburg, was charged with possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed Marcum driving his car on County Road 220 without a tag light. CCSO called drug-sniffing dog, K9 Chief, to the scene after a check revealed Marcum also was driving with a suspended license.
Deputies found the drugs, along with a syringe and crack pipe, in the car.
Man busted for driving with drugs, no car license tag
FLEMING ISLAND – A man driving without a license plate landed in the Clay County Jail on a pair of felony drug charges.
Spencer Jeremiah Robinson, 41, of Green Cove Springs, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and drug paraphernalia within 1,000 feet of a church on U.S. 17.
Deputies discovered the drugs on the front seat of his pickup truck.
Robinson also was driving without a valid driver’s license, and he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear to answer for another traffic citation.
Shoplifting spree ends with pair in Clay County Jail
ORANGE PARK – A couple were arrested following a shoplifting spree at the Orange Park Mall, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shonna Marie Jenkins, 25, of Miami, and Terrell Maurice Robinson, 27, of New Hope, Minnesota, were charged with retail petit theft and using an antishoplifting device after deputies found them with stolen clothes from at least three mall stores. Terrell also was charged with resisting arrest after he ran across Wells Road trying to elude the police.
Deputies said the couple used a magnet to remove the antishoplifting tags from Pacsun, Zumiez and Claires. The value of the items was reported at $360. Deputies found other stolen items from stores throughout Florida in their car.
Terrell also has an outstanding warrant in Minnesota, CCSO said, and authorities there said they plan to extradite.
Woman charged with punching, kicking deputies
ORANGE PARK – An enraged woman was arrested after she kicked and punched Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were answering a disturbance call at the Orange Park Medical Center parking lot on Oct. 28.
Kirsten Anne Carter, 26, of Orange Park, was charged with three counts of battery on a police officer and one count of resisting arrest.
According to the arrest report, deputies saw Carter hit a man in the chest during their argument. When they tried to arrest her, she threw punches and kicked the officers while they tried to handcuff her. They eventually had to restrain her arms and legs after she kicked the roof and the windows of the patrol car.
Couple killed walking down middle of U.S. 301
HAMPTON – Two people were struck and killed while walking in the middle of U.S. 301 Monday night, including a 32-year-old woman from Keystone Heights.
Yomadith Rodriguez Matos died along with Micah Phoenix, 37, of Hampton, when they were struck by separate cars, then hit again by a tractor-trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The cars were traveling southbound on U.S. 301 at 11:07 p.m. when they struck the couple. One was walking in the left lane, the other in the right lane, FHP said. Both died at the scene.
The case is pending further investigation.
Man tracked down for Oct. 1 break-in at storage unit
ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was caught Oct. 25 and charged with breaking into several storage units.
According to the arrest warrant, Daniel Anthony Cruz, 22, was one of three people who broke into Public Storage at 210 Park Ave. on Oct. 1. An alarm system at Kentronics alerted police of suspicious activity as the trio loaded Cruz’s girlfriend’s car with the stolen items.
When sheriff’s office deputies arrived, the three suspects fled on foot. They found television sets, stereo equipment and personal items left behind in Cruz’s car.
Jacksonville teen charged with rash of break-ins
FLEMING ISLAND – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced it arrested a Jacksonville man for a rash of car break-ins on Aug. 1 in the Harbor Island subdivision.
Jamon Bishop Orange, 18, was charged with six counts of burglary and one count of grand theft auto. The stolen car was recovered at the California Gardens Apartments in Jacksonville, less than a mile from Orange’s home.