Police Briefs 7/8/21

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 7/7/21

CCSO: Detectives track down ATM, cellphone to catch armed robberORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was tracked down and arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit …

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Police Briefs 7/8/21

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CCSO: Detectives track down ATM, cellphone to catch armed robber

ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was tracked down and arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit following a May 11 armed robbery of a woman in the Orange Park Mall parking lot.
William Lamar Scott, 19, was charged with armed robbery on July 1 after detectives and bank security officials reviewed video surveillance of Scott using the woman’s ATM card and cellphone in Jacksonville.
Scott already was in the Duval County Jail after being arrested for larceny. He was transported back to Clay County on July 1.
Scott’s bond was set at $750,003.

Expired tag leads to discovery of illegal gun, methamphetamine

ORANGE PARK – A Georgia man who failed to renew his license tag three weeks ago wound up going to jail on a variety of drug and weapon charges.
David Lee Rucker, 33, of Elberton, Georgia, was charged committing a first-degree felony with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Rucker’s car was stopped on Wells Road July 1 after a deputy noticed the tag expired on June 17. During the stop, K-9 Odin alerted deputies to the possible presence of illegal drugs in the car. A search uncovered a loaded handgun was sticking out of a seat pocket, as well as plastic bags with methamphetamine in Rucker’s waistband.
Rucker, who also was given a warning for the expired tag, is being held on a $275,508 bond.


Drugs, guns recovered following tip from confidential informant

ORANGE PARK – Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies turned a tip on a suspected drug dealer into a drug and gun bust on Wells Road.
Shawntae Jamell Clark, 42, of Atlanta, was charged on July 3 with the use of a firearm during a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana after deputies followed him after he left an extended stay hotel and pulled him over because his tag lights didn’t work.
A confidential informant told CCSO two men were selling drugs from their hotel room.
During the traffic stop, K-9 Cash alerted deputies to the likely presence of drugs inside the car. During a search, deputies found a safe that contained seven baggies of methamphetamine, two baggies of marijuana and two loaded handguns inside a backpack.
The driver of the car was given a warning for the tag lights, while Clark was being held on a $136,514 bond.

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