Police Briefs 12/6/18

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 12/5/18

Jax man charged with lewd behavior with teenJACKSONVILLE – A Jacksonville man faces charges he had sex with a victim under the age of 16 in Clay County.The Clay County Sheriff’s Office …

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Police Briefs 12/6/18


Jax man charged with lewd behavior with teen

JACKSONVILLE – A Jacksonville man faces charges he had sex with a victim under the age of 16 in Clay County.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Laderrick Colson Jr. on Dec. 4 at 11:32 a.m. after he turned himself in at CCSO headquarters.

According to the arrest warrant, Colson had intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in April 2016 when he was 18. The victim became pregnant and gave birth to a child on January 15, 2017. A paternity test confirmed that Colson is the child’s father.

At press time, Colson remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $35,003.

Animal cruelty charges for duo

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Two Orange Park women were arrested on Dec. 3, around 4:33 p.m. for cruelty to animals.

On Nov. 29, Orange Park Police responded to a house in the 1900 block of Miller Street to secure the scene for a search warrant pertaining to an unrelated case. While at the scene, police saw two mixed pit bulls in the front yard of the residence. One pit bull was chained to a fence on four feet of chain with the nearest shelter being six feet away while the temperature was 36-degrees Fahrenheit, according to the warrant.

The chain was wrapped around the dog’s neck and caused chaffing of the dog’s fur in its neck area. No food or water was found near the dog and the pit bull was extremely skinny, with its ribs showing through the skin, according to the warrant. Police said this dog was severely malnourished and extremely skittish.

The other dog was in a similar situation and had access only to discolored and dirty water, states the warrant. Police notified Clay County Animal Services which responded to the scene. Animal Control took the dogs to the Prime Vet Animal Hospital whose staff found one of the dogs had heartworm disease, ticks, fleas, whipworms, hookworms and dermatitis and weighed less than 15 pounds, according to the warrant. The vet found that the other dog was also underweight.

The two defendants, Wanda Stevenson Cummings, 62, and Waniecia Riccora Cummings, 34, were both already in the Clay County Jail for aggravated child abuse and child neglect without great bodily harm. The charge of cruelty to animals was added to their record and both are currently in the Clay County Jail with bond set at $505,008.

Troubled teen gets new assault charge

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A Keystone Heights man already in the Clay County Jail for multiple charges including grand theft auto had a new charge of aggravated assault with the intent to kill added to his file on Dec. 3.

Police charged Kennith Austin Baldinelli, 19, for a verbal altercation with the victim that happened on January 26, 2017, concerning a separate altercation the victim got into with Baldinelli’s friend earlier in the day. The altercation was about four-wheelers on the victim’s property, according to the warrant.

The fight escalated when Baldinelli reached into his pants and pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the face of the victim. He then put the pistol back into his pants and ran to his friend’s truck where he told him to “quickly drive away.”

Police were unable to find Baldinelli the day of the incident or in the following days. Then, according to the warrant, Baldinelli was arrested in Gainesville and transferred to the Florida Department of Corrections. After being released from prison on Nov. 8, Baldinelli was arrested for unrelated charges on Nov. 26.

At press time, he remains in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $502,520.

Teen charged with holding house party

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – What began as a call to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office about a loud party ended last weekend in the arrest for hosting an open house party involving minors drinking underage.

Police arrested Ashley Brook Whiting, 18, faces a misdemeanor charge after the investigation that found as many as 25 cars parked at the home on County Road 209 South of State Road 16.

According to the police report, the deputy said he saw numerous people run inside of the home when he pulled up in his CCSO vehicle on Dec. 1 six minutes before midnight.

The officer said he saw numerous beer cans and bottles strewn around the home as well as a strong smell of marijuana smoke coming from the home. He said he gathered between 50 and 60 people on the lawn of the home and asked everyone under 18 to step away from the rest of the crowd. He said there were 6 people to step forward.

According to the report, Whiting’s parents were away, and she had control of the home to celebrate her 18th birthday.

Man charged with reporting fake crime

ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park area man faces a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting the commission of a crime after a Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Police arrested Eric Tejada, 22, on Dec. 4 at 8:42 p.m. after a lengthy investigation in which detectives had to subpoena records from Bank of America.

According to the heavily-redacted report, Tejada’s arrest involves depositing counterfeit checks that were deposited into his bank account and then cash withdrawn off the fake checks.

Tejada has been released from the Clay County Jail after posting $1,002 bond.

4 face robbery charges

ORANGE PARK – Four Orange Park area men face charges for robbery after an investigation by authorities.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jared Taylor Liles, 19, Monroe Roesean IV Dixon, 21, Trevon D. Marcus Jarrett, 18, and Cody Scott Eberwein, 20, on Nov. 30 after conducting interviews during the day. Police said the four men entered a Shell gas station on Blanding Boulevard around 2:32 a.m. with their faces covered. Once inside, they threatened to punch the clerk if they did not open the safe.

The clerk told the four men that only the manager had access codes to the safe, according to the police reports. The four men then told the clerk to open the cash register. Eberwein, Jarrett and Liles then took $266 from the register and multiple packs of cigarettes. Dixon walked to the beer cooler and grabbed a 12-pack of Bud Light and some gummy bears.

After that, the four men fled the store on foot with the items and cash they had stolen. Deputies responded to the area and set up a perimeter where they were able to take Liles, Dixon and Jarrett into custody. These three defendants were transported to the Orange Park substation for interviews.

Eberwein was contacted by phone where he agreed to meet with detectives at the Orange Park substation for an interview, according to the police report. Eberwein’s mother gave police consent to search Eberwein’s vehicle at an apartment complex located on Wells Road. Within the car were the items stolen from the Shell gas station.

The four defendants were placed under arrest, charged with unarmed robbery and transported to the Clay County Jail after interviews, according to the police report. Dixon, Liles and Jarrett are currently residing in the Clay County Jail with bond amounts set at $25,003. Eberwein bonded out of a jail on an undisclosed amount.

Orange Park Police make child porn arrest

ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man facing child pornography possession charges will have a status hearing Friday in a Clay County courtroom following his arrest Nov. 27.

Orange Park Police obtained a warrant they used to arrest Joshua Jarrell Sego, 30, after an investigation that began online last spring.

An OPPD officer, who is also a member of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, took part in an undercover operation in which online predators were targeted for arrest. According to the warrant, from June 1 to June 7, the officer used the messenger application KIK to pose as a 14-year-old girl who then communicated with Sego.

Police said Sego continued communicating with the “victim” despite being told multiple times that “she” was 14. He then sent her nude photos of his body and asked her to do the same.

At press time, Sego remains in the Clay County Jail with bond set at 75,009. He is scheduled for a Dec. 7 hearing.

Strong arm robbery ends in arrest

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A St. Augustine man is in the Clay County Jail awaiting his Dec. 7 court appearance on charges of strong arm robbery and grand theft auto.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office took out a warrant for the arrest of Kyle James Benes, 26, who they said stole $200 from his grandfather and then stole his mother’s car on Oct. 21.

The victim was at his home in his Green Cove Springs when Benes entered the house and called out for him around noon. Benes told the victim that he needed money to find a place to stay and eat.

According to the warrant, the victim said Benes looked homeless and disheveled, but refused to help him after an hour-long conversation about getting his life together. During this conversation, Benes scavenged around the house and made the victim feel uncomfortable.

The victim remembered he had an envelope with $200 in it on his living room desk, the warrant says. The victim retrieved the envelope and put it in his front pocket, but when he did, Benes reached for it and the two got into a scuffle that ended with Benes throwing the elderly man onto a couch, according to the warrant. He then fled in his mother’s car without permission.

At press time, Benes is in the Clay County Jail with bond set at $30,006.

Teen facing armed robbery charge

ORANGE PARK – A 14-year-old Orange Park area teen faces one count of felony armed robbery after a lengthy investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested Noah Jordan Sublett on Nov. 26 after receiving a call about a group of people communication on social media about a fight.

According to the police report, Sublett pointed a gun at one of the victims who then tried to grab the gun. Police said another person, Alvin Manuel, held a gun during the fight as well.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that Sublett has been implicated in a shooting that took place in October as well.

“Since October 8th, our detectives have worked daily on a shooting incident that occurred off Jefferson Avenue. During this extensive investigation our members identified the shooter, a 14-year-old male, who was apprehended [Nov.‬ 26.],” states the post.

CCSO also said Sublett “was also confirmed to be a suspect in an armed robbery that involved a firearm, which occurred on Wells Road, along with an additional one that occurred on Woodglen Drive.‬”

Sublett was transported to a juvenile detention center in Jacksonville.


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