Middleburg man faces felony lewd and lascivious chargeMIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after his father drove him to the Orange Park substation of the Clay County Sheriff’s …
Middleburg man faces felony lewd and lascivious charge
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after his father drove him to the Orange Park substation of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to face charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim older than 12 but younger than 16.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ismael Duret, 20, on April 5 after officers received a complaint from the victim on March 27.
After meeting at a high school basketball game, Duret and the victim had exchanged naked photos and engaged in sexual intercourse in January 2017, according to the report.
Following interrogation, Duret was transported to the Clay County Jail. He has since been released on bond.
Man faces additional felonies after February arrest
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A Keystone Heights man was arrested while driving a stolen vehicle, then charged with the theft of several power tools and a shotgun from an unoccupied Keystone Heights home.
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Arlon J. Holder, 29, on February 9 after he was discovered to be driving a stolen vehicle from Pasco County. Bradford County officers contacted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office after finding several power tools and a shotgun in the vehicle.
After the investigation, officers determined that the items had been stolen from a Keystone Heights residence prior to Holder’s arrest and the items matched the description from the victims of things that were stolen.
Holder was already being held at the Clay County Jail for grand theft auto, and will now face additional felony charges for armed robbery, grand theft of a firearm, and grand theft, with bond set at just over $129,000. His next court sdate is slated for May 17.
Two arrested for drug trafficking, child neglect
ORANGE PARK – Two people who were arrested after officers discovered large amounts of heroin and marijuana in their Orange Park apartment.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Eugene-Rusty Shull, 38, and Jesamone Nikole Caro, 25, on April 11 after officers observed Shull selling heroin outside his apartment.
After an undercover buy, officers discovered that Shull was selling fentanyl as heroin from his apartment on Blanding Boulevard. Officers then observed Shull walking out of his apartment to a pickup truck in the parking lot where he handed a small plastic baggie to the driver of the truck. Officers then approached the truck and arrested Shull and the driver.
Deputies then went inside the apartment where they discovered Caro and small children inside. The officer found pill bottles, pills, small plastic baggies, uncapped needles, 20.1 grams of heroin and 48.3 grams of marijuana in the apartment, all of which was accessible to the children. Shull, a convicted felon, was also found in possession of a firearm during the investigation.
Following the arrest, Shull and Caro were transported to the Clay County Jail where they remain. Shull is facing felonies for child neglect without great bodily harm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, marijuana possession with the intent to sell, and heroin trafficking. Caro faces felony charges for child neglect without great bodily harm, marijuana possession, and heroin trafficking. Shull is being held on a $200,000 bond, with his first hearing being held Wednesday. Caro is being held on a $175,000 bond also appearing before a judge Wednesday. The children were turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Middleburg woman drunkenly assaults family members
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg woman was arrested after attacking her brother and daughter in a belligerent rampage.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nichole Lynn McKellip, 35, on April 10 after receiving a 911 call from her brother after she allegedly assaulted him at his home.
McKellip arrived at her brother’s house, parked her car outside, with a child seated inside the car, and began repeatedly honking the horn. After her brother woke up from a nap and walked outside, McKellip allegedly attacked him, punching him in the head several times. The man fled to the garage where she followed him, striking him several more times until a witness was able to pull McKellip off. Her brother then escaped the garage and called 911.
After officers spoke with the man, they went to McKellip’s home where they found her yelling at her adult daughter after pulling the woman’s hair and attempting to punch her in the head. The victim was able to fight off her mother and avoid any serious injuries. Officers were able to determine McKellip was under the influence of alcohol throughout the incidents.
After the arrest, McKellip was transported to Clay County Jail. McKellip faces felony charges for neglecting a child without great bodily harm, and abusing a child without great bodily harm, in addition to a misdemeanor assault charge. She has since been released.
Traffic stop yields 38 grams of crack cocaine
FLEMING ISLAND – A Jacksonville man was arrested April 10 after a routine traffic stop, and an immediate police dog search, allegedly revealed drug paraphernalia and contraband equivalent to trafficking charges.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jervaughn Reynard Keye, 38, Monday afternoon after he allegedly ran four different stoplights on Fleming Island. Deputies pulled Keye over after he allegedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic just west of Forest Park Drive by doing a u-turn and pulling in front of another vehicle. The oncoming driver had to lock up his brakes to avoid a crash.
Upon arriving at the vehicle, a separate deputy arrived with the drug-sniffing dog unit. The police dog alerted the officer to suspected contraband in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle revealed a clear plastic bag containing 38.6 grams of crack cocaine and seven individual packaged foil packs containing fentanyl, according to the report. Deputies also allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia, the report said. He is charged with one count each of trafficking cocaine, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, drug equipment possession
Deputies transported Keye to the Clay County Jail, where he remained at press time on a $280,008 bond.
Jacksonville man arrested for October burglary
ORANGE PARK – Police said a Jacksonville man broke into an Orange Park house, stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry, firearms and clothing, then allegedly committed more than $1,000 in value of vandalism, according to the report.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Devin Jarell Mitchell, 21, April 7 after he was positively identified by police as having a warrant out for his arrest.
In late October, while the state of Florida was embroiled in a state of emergency due to Hurricane Matthew, the report said Mitchell allegedly broke into a house at the 2600 block of River Place Lane in Orange Park.
There, the report said he stole multiple items and smashed a box containing fifty Tiffin gold inlaid crystals, which are valued at approximately $37,500.
Police discovered latent prints on scene.
Later, police discovered many of the items stolen had been pawned at different pawnshops across Jacksonville.
The victim positively identified all of the reported items. Police put out a warrant for Mitchell’s arrest after attempts to confront him at his home proved unsuccessful. However, on April 7, deputies discovered him at his home in the 2000 block of Patou Drive East in Jacksonville, arrested him and transported him to the CCSO substation on Blanding Boulevard for questioning.
Deputies transferred him to the Clay County Jail, where, at press time, he remained held on a $365,009 bond.
Drug charges for Middleburg man
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man sits in jail today on two felony counts of cocaine and marijuana distribution.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zane Angus Sublett, 23, April 10 after a deputy received a call that he wanted to turn himself into police.
A judge granted a warrant for his arrest after an undercover informant allegedly purchased cocaine and marijuana from him at his home on the 2000 block of Cricket Road, according to the report. During the undercover drug buy, police gave their informant $80 to purchase drugs from Sublett. According to the warrant, the informant purchased a clear baggie of marijuana and two smaller baggies containing cocaine.
At press time, Sublett is in Clay County Jail on a $25,006 bond.
Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, sexual battery, robbery charges
JACKSONVILLE – State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced April 6 that Brian Eugene Fogarty, 41, of Middleburg, pleaded guilty to a nine-count information involving three counts of kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery, one count of home invasion robbery, one count of grand theft auto, and two counts of armed robbery.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Fogarty was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Mark Borello to 45 years in Florida State Prison.
On July 24, 2016, Fogarty entered a Jacksonville Beach real estate office and sexually assaulted and kidnapped the agent on duty. Fogarty proceeded to then drive the victim to her home and kidnap her family. From there, he took the agent and her family to area ATMs, withdrew the family’s funds and drove them around Jacksonville before fleeing the car and leaving the family Downtown.
The next day, Fogarty forced entry into a female’s residence on Jacksonville’s Westside, forced her into her vehicle and tied her up in the backseat. He then drove the victim to various Jacksonville ATMs and forced her to withdraw funds so he could purchase drugs from area dealers. After, he drove the victim to Clay County, sexually assaulted her and left her on a dirt road.
He was arrested the following day through the collective effort of multiple law enforcement agencies.
The case was investigated by Jacksonville Beach Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Rachel Meyers Algee and Adair Newman.