Man charged with DUI following slow-speed chase with child in truck
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man was arrested for driving under the influence after he ran over a mailbox and leading the Green Cove Springs Police Department on a 10-mph chase in the Magnolia Point subdivision – all with his 4-year-old child in his pickup truck.
David Allen Johns, 34, of Orange Park, eventually stopped and was charged with child neglect, DUI with two prior convictions within the past 10 years, vandalism, refusing to take the blood alcohol level test, DUI with property damage, attempting to flee or elude law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident on April 29 after GCSPD got a call about two men who appeared to be intoxicated and a child climbing into a silver truck.
According to the arrest report, as officers arrived, they saw Johns run over a mailbox on Colonial Drive. He continued for nearly a mile at 10 mph, although two GCSPD cars were trailing with emergency lights and sirens engaged.
Once he was detained, he punched the Plexi-glass shield between the front and back seats of the patrol car, causing damage to the bars that also separate suspects from law enforcement, GCSPD said.
According to court records, Johns was convicted of DUI and refusing to take the blood alcohol test after being stopped on Aug. 24, 2020 and Feb. 2, 2020, as well as driving with an open container with liquor on March 13, 2014, and at least nine previous stops in the last 10 years for driving with a suspended license. Johns’ bond was set at $100,105.
Angry woman busted for shooting handgun at her birthday party
ORANGE PARK – An Atlanta woman was arrested on April 30 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said she became outraged at guests of her birthday party and fired a handgun into the ceiling after threatening she was going to “kill everybody in the house.”
Briya Jarhey McGuire, 29, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a dwelling on April 30. Her bond was set at $100,006.
According to the arrest report, McGuire flew from Atlanta on April 29 to spend her birthday with her new boyfriend on Cranbrook Court. During the party, McGuire and the boyfriend continuously argued over “dumb” stuff.
According to the arrest report, McGuire was so upset she turned a table over while others were playing cards. She went to a bedroom and returned with her boyfriend’s handgun. One of the victims said “she started shooting.”
Deputies saw bullet holes in the rook and arrested McGuire.
Fake name, account used to set up child porn in Middleburg
MIDDLEBURG – A internal IT manager was arrested May 2 for exchanging explicit images of young girls with someone in Washington.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Crimes Against Children Unit, Alvin Hardy Bost Jr., 49, of Middleburg, used Craigslist and Facebook Messager to have nude photos of girls sent to two devices him in an elaborate scheme involving fake accounts and email addresses.
The 10-page affidavit for an arrest warrant said the investigation originally started in Ellensburg, Washington, when a girls said a man offered her $1,500 to paint a portion of his house and an additional $1,500 if she’d do it in the nude. He then provided two fake addresses, according to the affidavit.
Investigators said the offer came from someone named Marc Halstone or Marc Halston. Further investigation revealed the account actually belonged to Bost, CCSO said.
One of the conversations coming from the Halstone/Halston account asked a woman: “You know my appetites, you have a general idea.”
The woman then promised to photograph girls who were between 16 and 17 years old. She also was angry “Halstone/Halston” hadn’t paid for a previous picture, writing “I’m taking risk.”
“Halstone/Halston” told the woman he would pay $20,000 if she could get photos of a teen-aged girl and her younger sister.
Once investigators uncovered “Halstone/Halston” was Bost, they served a search warrant on his Middleburg home. Detective then found images on two devices taken from the home.
Bost was taken to the Clay County Jail, and his bond was set at $300,009.
Passed out man arrested for drugs while on probation
JACKSONVILLE – An Orange Park man faces charges that he violated conditions of his probation after he was found slumped behind the seat of his car at a convenience store parking lot on March 21 on 103rd Street.
Stephen Thomas Aspden Jr. was taken to the Duval County Jail after a JSO deputy found marijuana, methamphetamine, Xanax, a scale and plastic bags inside the car. He was transported to the Clay County Jail on April 28 for violating the conditions of his parole.
Aspden served 108 days after being convicted on July 29, 2021, for possessing ecstasy or molly, methamphetamine, LSD, alprazolam, buprenorphine, oxycodone, marijuana, psilocybin and drug paraphernalia. He then was placed on probation for 18 months.
In addition to facing the likelihood of completing his original sentence, he still faces new charges from JSO.
Aspden now is being held without bond in Clay County.
Swerving man new faces fentanyl trafficking charges
ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for weaving in and out of traffic on Blanding Boulevard led to the arrest of an Orange Park man who was found with 19.3 grams of fentanyl.
Reginald Fils Aime, 37, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and possession of crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on April 27 for failing to maintain a single lane. A Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy said he noticed plastic bags with a “white powdery substance” in the passenger seat. The substances later tested to be fentanyl and crack cocaine. Deputies also found about a pound of marijuana, 72 THC cartridges, two large vacuumed-sealed bags of THC edibles, THC packaging, 2.2 pounds of Supermanitol, which is used as a cutting agent, and four bottles of powdered caffeine. A search of Aime’s home led to the discovery of another 7.6 grams of fentanyl and 9 grams of an “unknown” cutting agent. Aime, whose bond was set at $462,519, is currently on federal probation for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute as least 500 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of cocaine base.