Gun pointing leads to arrestORANGE PARK – Police said a man who fired a handgun at a family member now faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.The Clay County Sheriff’s …
Gun pointing leads to arrest
ORANGE PARK – Police said a man who fired a handgun at a family member now faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Ed Williams, 52, on Sept. 4 at 8:26 a.m. at his home in the 2000 block of Cactus Drive near Orange Park.
According to the police report, Williams got into an argument with his stepson and when the argument got out of control, the stepson “retreated to a back bedroom. As the victim entered a back bedroom, [Williams] fired a single shot into a living room wall in the general direction that the victim had just left,” states the report.
At press time, Williams remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $50,003.
Traffic stop ends in drug arrest
ORANGE PARK – A Sept. 2 traffic stop ended with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office lodging drug charges against a Jacksonville man.
Police charged Carlton Marquise Williams, 28, with one one count each of cocaine possession, ecstasy possession, possession of not more than 20 g. cannabis and driving with a suspended license.
According to the police report, police stopped Williams for going 37 in a 25 mile per hour zone while heading westbound on Wells Road. When the officer approached the car window, he said he smelled what he believed to be marijuana coming from the car.
A search of the car uncovered 8 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of marijuana and 7 ecstasy pills.
At press time, Williams remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $110,012.
Woman injured in drive-thru crash
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park woman was critically-injured in a two-car accident near the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Kingsley Avenue last Friday.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Rhonda Jeanette Hall, 47, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Vibe when she had an unknown “medical episode” that caused her to crash into a car and a dumpster at Freddy’s Restaurant. FHP said the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 1.
The driver of the other vehicle, Laura Ann Callison, 51, of Orange Park, was stopped in the Freddy’s drive-thru when Hall’s car collided with the left rear of Callison’s 2015 Toyota Sienna.
Callison was not injured and FHP said that charges are pending.
Man charged with cutting power line
MIDDLEBURG – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Middleburg man on one count of criminal mischief of public utilities after a brief investigation.
Police arrested Mark Albert Lamb, 58, on Sept. 1 at 11:40 a.m. after obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
According to the warrant, on Aug. 30, Lamb cut the lines to a power pole that supplies power to a home at 3822 Main St. in Middleburg. Clay Electric officials said Lamb and the power company have “been involved in a dispute…because [Lamb] says the pole does not belong on his property,” states the warrant. Lamb’s home is on an adjacent lot at 3824 Main St.
According to Steven Hollingsworth, public relations supervisor for Clay Electric, the power pole is in Lamb’s yard because Clay Electric has a utility easement on the property “but Mr. Lamb fails to recognize the easement.”
Lamb was booked into the Clay County Jail, but has since been released on $7,503 bond.
Detectives need your help
MIDDLEBURG – Detectives with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are looking for an older model metallic tan or gold minivan that was seen in the area of Louie Carter Road and Centerwood Avenue in Middleburg in the early morning hours of Aug. 25.
The vehicle has a rounded front end and side sliding door with multiple dents in the front and rear. It has stock wheels and no seats in the back.
Detectives want to talk with two people who were in the vehicle. One person is described as a bald, white male, approximately 40-45 years of age with missing teeth. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray tank top and blue jeans. The second person is a white female, approximately 60-70 years of age, was driving. She has gray hair, is missing teeth and was wearing a white t-shirt.
Clay residents who may have seen the van or have information are asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 264-6512.
Jax man killed in rush hour crash
LAKE ASBURY – A Jacksonville man was killed in a rush hour traffic accident Sept. 6 on County Road 209 near Tranquility Lane.
The Florida Highway Patrol has withheld the 47-year-old man’s name until his next of kin have been notified. FHP said the victim was driving a 2008 Toyota Camry eastbound on County Road 209 when, for reasons still under investigation, the car drove onto the grass shoulder and lost control around 8:52 a.m.
When the Camry re-entered the roadway, it came into the path of a 2015 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck, which struck the passenger side of the Camry. Both vehicles then ended up on the shoulder and ditch.
The driver of the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene, while the truck driver, Matthew Thomas Hanley of Fleming Island, was not injured.
FHP said charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation.