Police briefs 5/24/18

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 5/23/18

Shooting ends in attempted murder charge

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Bond is set at $400,000 for a Green Cove Springs man charged with attempted murder.

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Police briefs 5/24/18


Shooting ends in attempted murder charge

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Bond is set at $400,000 for a Green Cove Springs man charged with attempted murder.

The Green Cove Springs Police Department arrested David Lee Evans, 24 on May 16 at 4:41 a.m. after responding to a home at 1050 Center St. where, witnesses said, Evans shot a man twice.

According to the police report, when officers got to the home, they found Carlos Burnett lying on the floor in a hallway.

Burnett told police that he could not breathe and he had been shot twice.

Police said Burnett was bleeding from his right shoulder blade and upper chest area. When asked by police why Evans may have shot him, Burnett first described Evans as a family friend and told officers he could not think of any reason why Evans would shoot him. Burnett also told police it appeared that Evans “had not been taking his medication.

While being prepared to go to the emergency room at Orange Park Medical Center, Burnett said he was eating when Evans came into the home from the front yard and began shooting at him.

A crime scene detective recovered four spent casings from a .380-caliber weapon on the floor of the kitchen and hallway.

At 3:26 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Office called Green Cove Springs Police to tell them that Evans had turned himself in at the CCSO headquarters lobby.

Along with the attempted murder charge, Evans is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon. At press time, he remained in the county jail.


Orange Park man charged with domestic battery

ORANGE PARK--An Orange Park man was arrested on May 20, at 8:49 p.m. for domestic battery after attempting to strangle his girlfriend.

Kenneth Ehrisman, 33, and his girlfriend have three biological children together. During the days leading up Ehrisman’s arrest, he and his girlfriend were in an ongoing argument over Ehrisman’s drug use. According to the police report, Ehrisman’s girlfriend turned her back to Ehrisman during an argument, at which point, ehrisman reached around with his right arm and grabbed his girlfriend by the neck. The victim described this move to police as a rear choke hold. Ehrisman forced the victim, his girlfriend, to the floor of their room and continued to choke her. The victim said she was unable to breathe while Ehrisman was doing this.

A few minutes later, the victim said she and Ehrisman were laying in bed when Ehrisman suddenly swung his right arm at her, striking her in the mouth. This strike caused a laceration to the inside of the victim’s mouth. After Ehrisman did this, he called his mother and asked her to take his girlfriend to the hospital. When police arrived to the hospital, they noticed several bruises that the victim said had been caused by her boyfriend, Ehrisman, as well as several scratches, lacerations and visible swollen spots. After speaking with the victim, police went to Ehrisman’s house and arrested him.

Ehrisman was transported to the Clay County Jail and charged with simple domestic battery and domestic battery by strangulation. He bailed out of jail on an undisclosed bond amount.


Man fires off rounds in front of Middleburg home

MIDDLEBURG – A Maxville, Fl. man was arrested after firing rounds off in front of a Middleburg home last week.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Frederick Eugene Williams Jr, 56, on May 17 after he was reported to have fired off several rounds outside the apartment of a Middleburg woman.

Williams was with Lana Ervin whose son Justin Ervin is in jail, according to the report. Lana and Williams went to the home of Justin’s girlfriend to retrieve some of his things and removed a television from the home before the girlfriend locked the door. After refusing to let Lana and Williams back into the home, Williams got a .22 rifle from his truck and fired off several rounds near the front steps of the home, which scared the woman inside to the point that she called police. Williams was arrested and transported to Clay County Jail.

For the incident Williams was charged with a felony for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. He remains in the jail also held on charges for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs and does not have the option for bond. He is set to appear in court on June 21.


Jacksonmille woman arrested for possession

JACKSONVILLE- A Jacksonville woman was arrested on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:25 a.m., and is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kisevonshun McTiller, 36, was a passenger in a vehicle on Blanding Blvd on May 22 when the vehicle was pulled over for an expired tag. The officer who conducted the stop stated the smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle when speaking to the driver.

When the officer asked if there were any guns, drugs or illegal items in the vehicle, McTiller pulled a small bag of marijuana from her purse. At that point the vehicle’s occupants were removed and the officer searched the vehicle. During the search the officer located a container in McTiller’s purse. The container held two clear plastic bags that contained straws and a white powder that the officer identified as cocaine.

Tests conducted by the officer confirmed that the bags contained 11.5 grams of marijuana and 0.2 grams of cocaine. The straws in the bags were ones commonly used to consume cocaine and were considered drug paraphernalia.

McTiller is currently residing at the Clay County Jail with a bond amount set at $3,257.


Woman charged with grand theft of a controlled substance

INTERLACHEN- A Interlachen woman was arrested on Monday, May 21 at 10:25 a.m., and is charged with grand theft of a controlled substance.

Lisa Vanallen, 39, surrendered herself to police on May 21 in response to a warrant issued for her arrest. The warrant was for grand theft of a controlled substance, a felony.

The theft was reported by the Director of Nursing at Life Care Center on Kingsley Ave, Tiffany French. French told police that Vanallen had been using her position as a nurse to steal prescription medication from the center and from patients.

The theft was discovered by two other employees of the center who noticed discrepancies in the medication logs for a patient. The patient was prescribed a medication on an “as needed” basis. While the employees had not had to give the patient that medication recently, the log showed Vanallen was giving it to him regularly. The employees reported the discrepancy to their supervisor.

An investigation conducted by the administration revealed that Vanallen would indicate in the log that she was giving patients their medication but would instead conceal or take them herself.

The medication stolen by Vanallen was reported at 104 pills with a value of $1430. The warrant for Vanallen’s arrest was issued on May 14.

Vanallen’s appearance bond was set at $5003.



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