Routine seatbelt stop results in three arrests for guns, Taser, drugs
ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for two passengers not wearing seatbelts turned into multiple weapon and drug charges for a Jacksonville trio.
Christopher Allen Spaulding, 30, and Alisyn Harley Hysler, 26, and Glenwood Garrett Harrison, 27, all from Jacksonville, were charged May 9 with possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, possessing a firearm and ammunition as convicted felons, along with possession of an unlicensed Taser, methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Harrison also was charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to the arrest report, the car was stopped along Wells Road after a deputy noticed the front seat passengers not wearing their seatbelts. During the stop, a drug-sniffing dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs. During the search, they found four handguns and the drugs.
Deputies find pound of pot during traffic stop for busted tag light
FLEMING ISLAND – An Orange Park man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacturer or deliver it, as well as possessing fentanyl after being stopped at Village Square Parkway and U.S. Highway 17 for a burned out tag light and window tint that appeared to be too dark.
Bond for Antonio Clay David was set at $50,009.
According to the arrest report, a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a routine traffic stop on May 9 after noticing the tag light. When he approached the car, he smelled the marijuana. A subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of a pink backpack in the trunk where deputies found 1.05 pounds of marijuna, along with $2,358 in cash.
Davis also got a warning for the tag light and window tint.
CCSO: Improper tag ticket turns into major drug bust
ORANGE PARK – A woman was arrested with a gun and an assortment of drugs after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed an improper license tag while they were investigating another case in The Home Depot parking lot.
Arnisha Marie Phillip, 34, of Jacksonville, was charged with possession of an unlicensed gun, as well as possession of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies were called to the parking lot on May 6 to check on a man who was seen pulling on door handles. When they released him, they noticed Phillip leaving the lot with an unassigned tag.
After she took a few minutes to find her license, CCSO employed K-9 Odin to conduct a search. The dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs inside the car.
Deputies also found a loaded .380 revolver that had been reported stolen in Jacksonville.
CCSO also confiscated two new window air conditioning units that recently had been reported stolen from two different retail businesses.
Second man suspected of robbing drug buy in jail
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A second man wanted in connection with a robbery during a methamphetamine buy was arrested May 6 by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
David Craigy Allen Justice, 27, of Middleburg, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm and/or ammo by a convicted felon.
According to CCSO, Justice was one of four men who were suspected of trying to rob four other men during a drug buy on April 26. One of the victims was shot in the leg before being robbed. One of the victims said the robbers took approximately $1,800.
Darryl Brant, 28, of Green Cove Springs, was arrested on May 1 and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm and ammo by a convicted felon.
John Brant, Darryl’s brother, paid $694 in cash as a down payment for a used car the day after the robbery, according to the arrest report.
Two other men have been identified as being involved, but neither have been charged.
Justice is being held at the Clay County Jail without bond.
Couple caught loading stolen items into their car
ORANGE PARK – A couple were arrested on May 9 after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they walked out with $1,744 worth of merchandise from The Home Depot without paying.
Paul Vincent Liguori Jr., 33, of Fernandina Beach, and Chelsey Ann Luckey, 27, of Jacksonville, were arrested as they unloaded the items into their car. Deputies were called after store employees saw the theft and reported a description of the couple and their car.
Both were charged with grand theft.
Man charged with murder following woman’s disappearance
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit responded to a missing person investigation at 1876 Sherwood Dr. in Middleburg. While on scene, detectives received information that an elderly white female who lived at the home was missing since March. Detectives conducted interviews with neighbors and the person who called in the complaint. A search warrant was obtained by detectives for the residence. After entering the home detectives located unidentified human remains inside. A suspect, Cameron Kirk, was taken into custody and later arrested for murder and booked into the Clay County Jail.
Former Clay deputy charged with online enticement of minor for sexual activity
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint charging Travis Ryan Pritchard, 36, Green Cove Springs, with online enticement of a minor and attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity. If convicted, Pritchard faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, and up to a life, in federal prison. According to the complaint, Pritchard was employed as a deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of the alleged offense, he was assigned to the DUI unit. From December 2019 through May 2, Pritchard used an online chat application to communicate with a 15-year-old girl with whom he had engaged in sexual activity on a weekly basis. Beginning on April 29, an undercover detective from the Green Cove Springs Police Department assumed the child’s identity and continued chatting with Pritchard using the online chat application. Late in the night of May 1, and into the early morning hours of the next day, Pritchard encouraged the “child” to sneak out of her home to meet with him for a “quickie.” In anticipation of their meeting, he sent the “child” a photograph of himself from the waist down, wearing only boxer shorts. At approximately 2 a.m. on May 2, Pritchard arrived near the child’s home to pick her up in his patrol vehicle, and sent the “child” a message saying, “I’m here.” A short time later, Pritchard was arrested by officers from the Green Cove Springs Police Department. The case was investigated by the Green Cove Springs Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.