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Police Briefs 6/30/22

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 6/29/22

Man, 27, charged with having relationship with 14-year-oldMIDDLEBURG – A 27-year-old man was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a girl who was 14 at the time.Jason Michael Picard, …

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Police Briefs 6/30/22


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Man, 27, charged with having relationship with 14-year-old

MIDDLEBURG – A 27-year-old man was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a girl who was 14 at the time.
Jason Michael Picard, of Middleburg, was charged on June 21 with lewd and lascivious behavior of a child after the Orange Park Police Department notified the Clay County Sheriff’s Office a friend of the victim told her mother the victim met Picard, who was 26 at the time, two years ago, according to the arrest report.
Picard’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 8. His bond was set at $250,003.

Man arrested for sending threatening email to
court official

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Jacksonville man was on June 23 after a Clay County Judicial Assistant got an email threatening three county judges so he could see his children.
David Aaron Drake, 33, was charged with extortion or threats after he said he would “file evidence I have against (judges Don) Lester, (Kristina) Mobley and (Timothy) Collins to Tallahassee and the jqc (Judicial Qualifications Commission)!” He also told the assistant not to send CCSO Lt. Dan Mahla to his house to “silence by freedom of speech.” He ended the email by telling the assistant if he didn’t get his way, “that won’t work out well for you guys either.”
Drake’s next court appearance is on Aug. 1. His bond was set at $100,003.

Man arrested for beating man with a stick in an argument over a woman

MAXVILLE – A 56-year-old man was arrested for hitting another man in the head with a stick.
Travis Lee Carter, of Maxville, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on June 22 after a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to Louie Carter Road for a disturbance. When the deputy arrived, he found the other man “bleeding profusely from a laceration on his forehead.”
According to the arrest report, the victim confronted Carter over a woman.
The victim was taken to Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay.

Man charged with swindling Mississippi man
ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was charged with swindling a Mississippi man by using a fake ID to make purchases at Lowe’s.
Chris Allen Minton, 31, was charged with organized fraud
According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant, Minton used a Kentucky driver’s license with the name Ryan Burke on it to make five different purchases totaling $3,319.87 at the Lowe’s store located on Kingsley Avenue. He bought items in May 2020 using Burke’s commercial account.
Deputies with financial crimes unit at the Clay County and Jacksonville sheriff’s office talked with Burke. He told them he didn’t know Minton and never authorized him to use his account.
The orginial arrest warrant was issued Oct. 12, 2021. Minton was in jail at Jacksonville and was arrested by Clay County deputies on June 24.

Missing taillights leads to
drug bust in Middleburg
MIDDLEBURG – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Middlebury man for possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on June 21,
Reginald Bruce Shaw III, 38, was stopped on Coca Avenue by a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy because his car didn’t have taillights. K-9 Ory then detected the likely presence of illegal drugs inside the car. That led to a search and discovery of the drugs.
Shaw’s bond was set at $51,510. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 1

Trio arrested with fentanyl in Orange Park parking lot
ORANGE PARK – A tip from a confidential informant led to the arrest of three people with fentanyl who were sitting in a drug store parking lot.
Calvin Ace Forney, 37, of Green Cove Springs, Kelly Marie Singleton, 29, of Fleming Island, and Travis Michael Clark, 24, of Middleburg, all were charged with possession on June 24 after a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed what appeared to be a methamphetamine pipe laying on the back seat.
Singleton and Clark also were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies found fentanyl concealed in a sock, purse and center console.