Police Briefs 4/18/19

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 4/17/19

Brother of former NASCAR star charged after deputies find red marks around girlfriend’s neckMIDDLEBURG – The brother of a former NASCAR star was arrested last week and charged with trying …

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Police Briefs 4/18/19


Brother of former NASCAR star charged after deputies find red marks around girlfriend’s neck

MIDDLEBURG – The brother of a former NASCAR star was arrested last week and charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend.

Loyd “Eldon” Yarbrough, 76, was booked in the Clay County Jail after deputies noticed red marks around the girlfriend’s neck and slight swelling on her right cheek.

According to the arrest report, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. The girlfriend said Yarbrough smacked her “approximately three times and grabbed her by the throat with both hands.” Deputies also said it appeared both had been drinking.

Yarbrough is the younger brother of former NASCAR driver LeeRoy Yarbrough. The older brother won 14 times in an abbreviated career, including the 1969 sweep of the Daytona 500, World 600 and Southern 500.

Eldon Yarbrough made three NASCAR starts, with a career-best finish of fifth at Columbia, S.C., in 1969.

LeeRoy Yarbrough was found not guilty by reason of insanity for trying to strangle his mother in 1980. The family, including Eldon didn’t believe LeeRoy would hurt their mother.

LeeRoy eventually was committed to Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny. He died in 1984 after suffering a seizure and falling, the hospital said.

Eldon Yarbrough was being held on a $10,003 bond.

Putman man in Clay County jail for violating injunctions for

domestic violence, stalking

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Putnam County man already in jail in Graceville was brought back to Clay County last week to face several charges, including stalking and repeatedly violating injunctions for domestic violence.

Danny Scott McGuirt, 34, remained in the Clay County Jail with bonds totaling $187,511.

McGuirt originally was charged with aggravated stalking and violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence on May 18, 2018. He was charged up again on June 14, 2018, for violating another injunction for protection. And on Sept. 26, 2018, he was charged with another injunction for protection violation, as well as criminal mischief.

His next court appearance is on April 22.

Melrose man to be sent back

to Bradford for retaliating against victim

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Raymond Scott-Ashton Drawdy was caught in Keystone Heights on a Bradford County warrant charging him with violating his parole for retaliating against a victim with holding injury.

According to court records, the 22-year-old man also was arrested in January in Bradford County for violating his parole.

Middleburg man arrested for domestic battery against his pregnant girlfriend

MIDDLEBURG – a local man was jailed last Sunday after Clay County Sheriff deputies said he got violent with his pregnant girlfriend.

Anthony Michael Madej, 25, was booked on charges of aggravated domestic battery on a pregnant woman. The woman is three months pregnant with the boyfriend’s baby, she told deputies.

According to the arrest report, deputies noticed a cut on the girlfriend’s lip and blood on her chin.

Keystone Heights woman

arrested for grand theft, using fraudulent ID

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A woman was arrested with an outstanding warrant from Bradford County for using someone else’s identity to commit grand theft.

Teresa Diane Lipsey, 53, was charged with the fraudulent use of personal identification information with the victim being at least 60 years old.


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