Police Briefs 2/7/19

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 2/5/19

Attempted murder arrest in Doctors InletDOCTORS INLET – A 20-year-old man faces charges of second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting his roommate following an investigation by the …

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Police Briefs 2/7/19


Attempted murder arrest in Doctors Inlet

DOCTORS INLET – A 20-year-old man faces charges of second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting his roommate following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested David Nathaniel Jimenez of Doctors Inlet on Jan. 30 at 8:28 p.m. after questioning him and talking to the victim and witnesses.

According to the police report, Jimenez shot Tevin Jamaal Hines, 26, eight times in his body.

“There were 2 holes on the upper right arm, 3 holes on the lower right arm, 1 hole in the upper left chest, and 2 holes in the lower left buttocks,” states the CCSO report.

Police said one bullet travelled through Hines’ body upper right arm, went through his body and “missed his heart by only a few inches.”

Police first responded to Farm Way off of County Road 220 around 2:47 p.m. where they found Jimenez standing at Four Silos Park, about a quarter of a mile from the home where the shooting took place in the 2700 block of Archer Street, which has a Middleburg mailing address.

When police went to the scene of the shooting, they found bullet holes in the wall near the door to the master bedroom. They also found blood on the exterior walls of the bedroom that led to the living room.

Along with the second-degree attempted murder charge, Jimenez is charged with shooting or throwing a missile into a home or dwelling. He is currently in the Clay County Jail where his bond has been set at $260,006.

Orange Park-area traffic stop ends in fatal shooting

ORANGE PARK – A Clay County Sheriff’s Office officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

CCSO Public Information Officer Chris Padgett said the shooting occurred sometime after 11 p.m. the night of Feb. 3 during a traffic stop that took place in the 1300 block of Blanding Boulevard.

Patrol deputy William Whitman, the officer who made the stop, called in for police backup, Padgett said. Within minutes, Canine Officer Andy McCrea arrived on the scene. While the unidentified man was being detained, he “brandished a firearm.” CCSO did not disclose the caliber of the alleged firearm.

“Our canine officer stepped back, took action concerning the threat and a fatal shooting occurred,” Padgett said.

The victim was identified Monday as Dylan Joseph Mark Cross, 18, of a Glendale Lane address in the Oakleaf community. Padgett said Whitman has been with CCSO “around 15 years.”

He said the main concern now is for the officers, who were not injured, to meet with the agency’s crisis team to make sure their mental health needs are taken care of.

“So, at this point, we are highly-concerned for the mental health of our deputies who were involved; that’s always something that is very important to us,” Padgett said.

CCSO closed Blanding till around 6 a.m. to conduct the investigation, which is being spearheaded by FDLE, standard practice in officer-involved shootings.

“This is going to be a traumatic and trying time for them. We obviously can’t speak on their behalf, and after notification and things like that are made, we’re obviously going to want to make sure that they’re taken care of and things of that nature because this is something that no family wants to deal with at any time.”

Keystone woman critical after crash

MELROSE – The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Keystone Heights woman was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Feb. 4 around 7:30 p.m.

FHP said Carrie Lynn Snipes, 29, was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment after the crash on Bardon Road, just north of State Road 100 in Putnam County.

According to FHP, Snipes’ 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan veered into the path of a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Trevor Carl Bishop, 22 of Palatka. FHP said Snipes was heading north, while Bishop was heading south when the two vehicles collided. Both drivers tried to avoid a head-on collision, but it was unavoidable, FHP said.

John Michael Sturdivant, 29, of Florahome, was transported to Orange Park Medical Center where he was treated for serious injuries.

FHP said charges are pending.

Woman accused of stealing from grandfather

ORANGE PARK – An Orange park area woman faces charges of grand theft of a firearm and burglary after an investigation.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Mary E. Fleener, 28, was arrested on Jan. 30 after an investigation into a 2018 robbery.

Police said Fleener is suspected in the theft of 13 firearms from an Orange Park area home on April 5, 2018. The homeowner told police he suspected Fleener, his granddaughter, was involved.

CCSO interviewed Fleener on Oct 16, 2018 and later took steps to get a warrant for her arrest.

Fleener is currently at the Clay County Jail with a bond set at $25,006.

Man charged with illegal firearm possession

MIDDLEBURG – Authorities charged a man with illegally carrying a firearm into the Oakleaf-area Walmart last week.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Jonathan Matthew Jones, 18, entered the Branan Field Walmart carrying an open firearm on April 28, 2015.

According to a CCSO report, Jones and another man – both described as “two males in military uniforms – entered the Walmart carrying a pistol and wearing a tactical vest that was not issued by the military.

After an investigation, police issued a warrant for Jones’ arrest.

Jones was released from the Clay County Jail after posting a bond of $5,002.

Adult charged with lewd conduct with minor

JACKSONVILLE – An Orange Park area man faces a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffery Wade Richardson, 54, recorded an 11-year-old girl getting out of the shower and took photos of her sleeping.

According to police, the child told officers the incidents took place 9 months prior, on April 1, 2018.

Police reported that after an investigation, Richardson was arrested on Jan 30 and transported to Clay County Jail where he has since been released.

Grand theft auto charge for Middleburg woman

MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg woman turned herself in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 31 to face a charge of grand theft auto from November 2018.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Kristinia Elizabeth Furman, 31, asked to test drive a Hyundai Elantra her friend was selling on Nov. 6, 2018.

The friend reported that after two days, Furman had not returned the car and did not show up to any planned meetings. Police issued a warrant on Nov. 20, 2018.

According to a police report, Furman was arrested while driving the stolen vehicle on Nov 9, 2018 for alleged drug and trespassing charges.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported the vehicle was extremely damaged.

After an investigation, Furman was transported to the Clay County Jail and charged with grand theft auto with a bond set at $15,003.

Speeding driver flashes genitals at woman

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Lake Asbury area man faces a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself while driving.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, George Bryan Serwe, 44, sped to keep up with a fellow driver while exposing his genitals to a woman driving a truck on Jan. 29 on Henley Road around 3:22 p.m.

The woman said she tried to past Serwe’s vehicle but he “pulled back even with her vehicle.”

CCSO officers interviewed Serwe in his driveway and, after an investigation, obtained a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested at his home on Feb 1.

Serwe is out of the Clay County Jail after posting a bond of $2502.

10 counts of child porn possession

MIDDLEBURG – Authorities charged a Middelburg 10 counts of possession of child pornography after a lengthy investigation.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Freddie L. Schultz, 60, was arrested on Feb. 1. The charges stem from Jan. 18 when detectives went to his home and interviewed him. A detailed search of his electronic devices allegedly revealed “hundreds” of images showing children being sexually exploited.

He has since been released from the Clay County Jail.

Man faces sexual battery charge

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Green Cove Springs man faces a charge of lewd or lascivious battery after allegedly having sex with a minor.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota Joseph Legros, 20, allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl several times at his home in 2018.

The minor’s mother notified police when she found her daughter researching pregnancy online.

According to the CCSO, after an investigation, police contacted Legros on Oct. 22, 2018, who “stated he would turn himself in, however he declined to meet for an interview.”

CCSO obtained a warrant and arrested Legros on Feb. 1.

At press time Legros is in the Clay County Jail with a bond set at $100,003.


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