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Police Briefs 7/6/23

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 7/6/23

Chase ends with arrest following 2 PIT maneuvers, use of spike strips MIDDLEBURG – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office needed to use spike strips and two PIT maneuvers mid-afternoon on June …

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Police Briefs 7/6/23


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Chase ends with arrest following 2 PIT maneuvers, use of spike strips
MIDDLEBURG – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office needed to use spike strips and two PIT maneuvers mid-afternoon on June 28 to stop a man who had already rammed a CCSO squad car while trying to evade capture.
Kenneth H. Morrison, 39, of Jacksonville, was charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, attempting to flee or elude law enforcement with lights and siren active, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license after a deputy noticed the Honda Morrison was driving had been reported stolen. The deputy followed Morrison when he pulled into a driveway on Pine Tree Lane. According to the arrest report, when the deputy stepped out of his car, Morrison put his car in reverse and ran into the squad car.
Morrison then led deputies on a chase on Blanding Boulevard. A deputy managed to spin Morrison around with the first PIT maneuver, then another deputy was able to cause damage to Morrison’s right-side tires by deploying stop sticks. CCSO said Morrison drove erratically on Blanding, striking two more cars before he was finally arrested following the second PIT maneuver.
Morrison’s next court appearance will be on July 24. Until then, he will remain in the Clay County Jail with a $126,514 bond.

Nursing home manager charged with stealing patient’s money

ORANGE PARK – A joint investigation by the State Attorney’s Office and the Orange Park Police Department led to the arrest of the former office manager at The Palms Nursing and Rehab at Orange Park.
Priscilla M. Sluder, 34, of Jacksonville, was charged with grand theft after an audit revealed $29,504 of the residents’ Patient Trust Fund was missing. Investigators with OPPD and Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said Sluder took the money from Dec. 19, 2019, and May 5, 2022, and used it for her own gain.
The fund was set up for patients to make cash purchases.
Sluder turned herself into the Clay County Jail on June 30. She was released after posting a $10,003 bond. Her next court appearance will be on July 24.
“Florida seniors should not have to worry about their personal funds being stolen, especially from a manager of a nursing facility who is supposed to be looking out for them. The defendant’s actions are shameful, and I am grateful for my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit stopping this grand theft,” Moody said.