Woman faces felonies after stealing $400,000 from elderly motherORANGE PARK – An Orange Park woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant after stealing money from her elderly mother.On May 22, …
Woman faces felonies after stealing $400,000 from elderly mother
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant after stealing money from her elderly mother.
On May 22, rhe Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melody Ann Olson, 56, after Olson, serving as power of attorney for her elderly mother, stole about $480,000 from the woman’s bank account, resulting in multiple evictions from assisted living facilities.
Olson’s mother was evicted from two Clay County assisted living facilities after falling way behind on rent, and faced a third eviction when it was finally discovered that Olson had been spending the victim’s retirement and insurance income on personal expenses like airline and cruise tickets, as well as transferring over $100,000 directly into her personal checking account since 2013. According to the warrant, Olson was using her mother’s money without permission on a daily basis.
Olson was transported by deputies to the Clay County Jail where she faces felony charges for exploitation and grand theft. She is held on $300,000 bond and her next court appearance is set for June 28.
Woman arrested for kissing teenage boy at gas station
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Middleburg woman was arrested on a warrant after being caught allegedly kissing a teenage boy in public.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Fridae Patricia Weldon, 43, on May 22 using a warrant after she was reported to have kissed an underage boy at a Circle K in Green Cove Springs.
Weldon was seen kissing the 14-year-old boy in her vehicle in front of the gas station by a store clerk. During an interview with the boy, he described to deputies that he and Weldon had used their tongues during the kiss and described it as making out, according to the warrant.
Weldon was taken to the Clay County Jail and faces a felony charge for lewd and lascivious conduct. She is held on $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 21.
Inmate faces additional felony charge
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Clay County man already in the Clay County Jail will face an additional charge after a warrant was issued for allegedly having sex with and impregnating a minor.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, on May 17, added the new charge to the case file of Kyle Evan England, 25, using an outstanding warrant.
According to the warrant, England was involved in sexual activity with a girl who is now four and a half months pregnant with his child. He had already been arrested in March for felony domestic battery and felony assault on a pregnant woman.
England now faces three felony charges including the newly added felony charge for unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He is being held on a $30,000 bond with a court date scheduled for June 23.
Hungry man steals food, threatens victim with knife
ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was arrested after allegedly snatching another man’s food and threatening him with a knife.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested George Chace Atchison Sr., 52, on May 18 after he stole a man’s food outside a Speedway gas station and then threatened the man with a knife when confronted.
Atchison approached the victim, who had just started to eat food outside the convenience store, and stole the food out of his hands, according to the CCSO report. When the victim confronted Atchison, he pulled a knife from his pocket and threatened the man, approaching him with the knife. The victim was able to wrestle Atchison and knock the knife out of his hand.
Atchison was transported to Clay County Jail where he faces a felony charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. He is being held on a $25,000 bond with a court date scheduled for June 21.
Man arrested for sexually abusing family member
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Jacksonville man was arrested on a warrant after testimony from a girl he had allegedly been sexually assaulting since mid-2016.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Lamar Ladson, 45, on May 19 after deputies received testimony from a girl Ladson had sexually assaulted on numerous occasions since August of last year.
According to the warrant, the victim was offered gifts in exchange for sexual favors to be performed on Ladson, who also digitally penetrated the victim several times.
Ladson, facing felony charges for custodial sexual battery, surrendered himself at the Clay County Jail and has since been released from a $250,000 bond amount.
Man arrested after denting truck at Middleburg High
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after going to Middleburg High School and allegedly denting a parked pickup truck.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Matthew Nelson, 19, on May 19 after he reportedly damaged a truck parked at Middleburg High School.
According to the CCSO report, the truck was owned by a man whose daughter had parked the vehicle at the school before class and noticed two dents on the truck later in the day that were not there before. Deputies confirmed that there were two dents about a foot in length, damage estimated at around $1,000.
Officers then went to the suspects home and after a brief interview arrested the man on charges of felony criminal mischief of $1,000 or more. Nelson was transported to the Clay County Jail and has since been released.
Man arrested after punching arriving guest at his party
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man was arrested after allegedly punching a boy in the face upon the boy’s arrival to a party at his house.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dallas Wayne Akers, 20, on May 20 after he punched a boy in the face in the front yard of his home.
According to the CCSO report, the boy was invited to a party at Akers’ home through Snapchat and, upon his arrival, was attacked by Akers, who had become angry at the amount of people showing up at his party. Akers approached the victim, asked why he was at the party, and before any answer was given punched the boy in the face twice.
After his arrest, Akers was transported to the Clay County Jail on a felony charge of child abuse without great harm due to the victim’s age. Akers has since been released.
Woman, suspecting beer theft, breaks mother’s ankle
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A Keystone Heights woman was arrested after allegedly pushing her mother off the front porch of their home.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jennifer Lynn Delay, 44, on May 18 at a home she shares with her 66-year-old mother after Delay assaulted the woman.
Police said Delay, under the impression her mother had drank beers that belonged to her, confronted the woman. During the confrontation, Delay pushed her mother off their front porch breaking her mother’s right ankle. After the mother was taken to the hospital deputies arrived at the scene and Delay fled inside the home and locked the door.
Following further investigation and testimony from Delay’s mother, deputies returned to the home and placed Delay under arrest. Following some struggle Delay was pushed to the ground so that handcuffs could be placed on her. During transportation to Clay County Jail Delay beat her hands on the deputy’s vehicle and hit herself in the chest several times.
Delay faces charges for felony domestic battery on the elderly and a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest, and is being held on a $27,500 bond. Her court date is set for June 21.
Man with drug-filled backpack pushes mall security guard
ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was arrested after bothering mall patrons and allegedly assaulting a security guard.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carlos Ramos Jr., 21, on May 21 at Orange Park Mall after he had been detained by mall security officers.
According to the CCSO report, Ramos was observed soliciting customers inside the mall and security was ordered to investigate. Based on a physical description given to security officers, Ramos was found in a utility access hallway in the AMC theater, a part of the mall only accessible to mall employees. Ramos proceeded to push past the security guard and attempted an escape but was caught and detained until deputies arrived at the scene.
Deputies searched a backpack found with Ramos and found marijuana divided into small baggies, a scale, some rolled marijuana cigarettes and a pipe.
Ramos was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail where he faces felony charges for battery on a licensed security officer and marijuana possession with the intent to sell, and a misdemeanor charge for drug paraphernalia. Ramos is being held on a $35,000 bond with a court date scheduled for June 21.
Final suspects arrested in armed robbery case
ORANGE PARK – The two remaining suspects in a home invasion armed robbery were arrested this week after allegedly breaking into a man’s home and stealing $200.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary James McKenzie, 20, and Zachery James Simmons, 22, on May 17 and 19, respectively, for their involvement in a home invasion that took place on May 11.
According to police, the two men broke into the victim’s home with three others; Jake Harley Davison, 19, Alexia Rae Eure, 18, and Tayler Arrington Harber, 19, who were arrested directly following the incident. Upon entering the home, one of the five suspects hit the victim in the head with a pistol and stole $200 from the man.
All five suspects remain in Clay County Jail facing a felony assault charge for armed robbery with a firearm. Davison, Eure, and Harber have court dates set for June 7. McKenzie, on a $75,000 bond, and Simmons, held on a $50,000 bond, have a June 21 court date.
Motorcyclist in critical condition
FLEMING ISLAND – A teenager could face charges after a traffic accident resulted in critical injuries for a motorcyclist.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Allison Osalla, 19, of Fleming Island was traveling northbound on Old Hard Road May 20 at 1:45 p.m. in a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta and attempted to turn left onto County Road 220 when she hit a motorcyclist with the front end of her vehicle.
The impact ejected Corey S. Wiley of Fleming Island onto the pavement. The cyclist remains in Orange Park Medical Center with critical injuries, while Osalla remains uninjured.