Oakleaf burglar nabbedOAKLEAF – A Jacksonville man was arrested following a string of car burglaries in the Oakleaf neighborhood early Tuesday morning. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office …
Oakleaf burglar nabbed
OAKLEAF – A Jacksonville man was arrested following a string of car burglaries in the Oakleaf neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Javonta Jeffery Graham, 21, after he was found in possession of multiple stolen items while driving a stolen car.
Police said Graham and an unnamed passenger engaged in a series of car burglaries, centering on Thoroughbred Drive in Oakleaf early Tuesday morning. During the burglaries, the men stole a few wallets, a purse, and about $3 in change. After being stopped by deputies who observed the men travelling at less than 10 miles per hour with their lights turned off, the stolen items were recovered along with about eight grams of marijuana.
Graham was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail where he faces four felonies, one for grand theft auto and three for the car burglaries, along with four misdemeanors, including two for petit theft, one for possession of marijuana and one for driving on a suspended or revoked license. He is being held on $155,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.
Meth arrest in Middleburg
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential police informant.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Francis Bushey, 27, after they saw him sell the illegal drugs.
Deputies provided $80 cash to a confidential informant Tuesday who used the money to purchase meth from Bushey. After the transaction, officers found Bushey at the Kangaroo gas station and explained he was under arrest for the sale they had arranged. Bushey became belligerent during his arrest, police said, but was eventually detained and found in possession of several 0.2 gram baggies of methamphetamine and almost 2 grams of marijuana.
Bushey was transported to the Clay County jail where he faces two felonies for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and delivery of methamphetamine, as well as a misdemeanor for the marijuana possession. He is being held on $102,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.
Elder battery arrest for Keystone man
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – What began as a question about a missing chainsaw ended Monday in an arrest for domestic battery on an elderly person.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnathan Brooker, 26, on Sept. 18 at his home on Carl Brook Road after they found he had punched a 65-year-old man in the face multiple times in front of the victim’s wife.
According to the police report, the victim’s wife called Brooker to come over to their house because her husband wanted to talk. Police said when Brooker arrived, he punched the man in the face multiple times after the man asked about his missing chainsaw.
The victim had a 1.5-inch laceration under his left eye, a small laceration on the left side of the bridge of his nose, three hematomas on his face and two broken teeth.
In a separate arrest report, CCSO charged Brooker with striking his live-in girlfriend and mother of a child they have together in the mouth. Police said the girlfriend had a tooth that was broken in half.
At press time, Brooker remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $12,505.
Pedestrian in serious condition after crash
MIDDLEBURG – The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 17-year-old boy was injured seriously during an early morning crash on Tynes Boulevard near Pine Ridge Parkway.
FHP said Samuel Patterson, 17, of Middleburg, was walking eastbound in a marked crosswalk on Sept. 18 at 6:30 a.m. on Tynes Boulevard when he was struck by a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Priscilla K. Gipson, 28, of Middleburg.
FHP said Gipson failed to see Patterson when she came upon him. Patterson was transported to Orange Park Medical Center for treatment, while Gipson was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Duo charged in Sears theft spree
ORANGE PARK – Two Jacksonville men face charges of trespassing and retail theft after breaking into a secured display case and removing more than $800 in electronics from a store at the Orange Park Mall.
Police arrested Christian Alexander Murray Hersey, 25, and John Henry Powell, 33, on Sept. 15 at 7:10 p.m. after conducting an investigation.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office report, Hersey and Powell entered the store wearing dark-colored clothing carrying a bag.
A loss prevention officer at Sears told police he observed the two men enter the store and walk around together and then stop near an electronics display case. The witness said he saw one of the men remove a device from his pockets that he used to pry open the case. The type of items stolen in the crime spree were redacted from the CCSO report.
Both are charged with one count each of retail theft of more than $300 and using an anti-shoplifting control device or countermeasure. Bond for Powell is set at $60,006, while Heresey’s bond is set at $50,003.
Hurricane evacuee charged with auto theft
FLEMING ISLAND – An Orange Park man is charged with stealing a vehicle from a Fleming Island man who put him up for the night Hurricane Irma’s path through Clay County.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office charged Colin Mitchell Tyler Mixon, 32, on Sept. 14 at 2:35 a.m. with one count of grand theft auto and possession drug paraphernalia.
The victims told police that on Sept. 12, they offered Mixon a place to stay during the hurricane, but the next day, they woke up only to find Mixon had driven off to Jacksonville in their Jeep Liberty and was nowhere to be found.
On Sept. 14, Mixon was interviewed at his parents’ home on Astor Street in Orange Park. A pat down search uncovered a drug pipe that police said was covered in cocaine residue.
At press time, he remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $15,505.
Man charged with having sex with teen
ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office recently extradited a Daytona Beach man here to face charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old at least three times in Clay County.
According to the arrest warrant, Shawn Allen Spiker, 51, of Daytona Beach, was charged on Sept. 14 with one count of lewd and lascivious battery.
Police said the victim told them she and Spiker first met in April 2017 by using a cellphone dating app. First, the two met in the Eagle Harbor subdivision where they talked. However, the next day, the girl said, Spiker picked her up at her home and drove her to an undisclosed location where they had sex.
A month later, police said, Spiker returned to Clay County where the couple had sex at a motel on Wells Road and the third incident involved having sex in her bedroom.
Spiker has since been released from the Clay County Jail on $75,003 bond.