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Police Briefs 9/22/22

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 9/21/22

CCSO: Man’s rampage against parents, ex-girlfriend lands him in jail

MAXVILLE – A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 16 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he went on …

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Police Briefs 9/22/22


CCSO: Man’s rampage against parents, ex-girlfriend lands him in jail

MAXVILLE – A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 16 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he went on a rampage against his parents and a former girlfriend.
Justin Daniel Parrish, of Maxville, was charged with burglary, armed burglary, grand theft auto, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of contempt of court for violating an injunction for stalking after he broke through a locked door at his parents’ home, stole a semi-truck from his employer before ramming it through a gate caroming off a car and toward the bedroom area of his former girlfriend’s home on Sonja Ellen Drive on Sept. 14.
The parents, girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her father all saw Parrish wearing a holstered pistol. Parrish tried to fight the new boyfriend, but the boyfriend refused, according to the arrest report.
By crashing through the gate and challenging his ex-girlfriend, Parrish defied an order for protection against domestic violence.
Parrish turned himself into the sheriff’s office on Sept. 16. His bond was set at $350,015.

Broken windshield, improper seat leads to drug bust on Blanding Boulevard

ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for a shattered windshield and the driver wearing his seatbelt shoulder strap behind his back wound up leading to a drug arrest on Sept. 14 on Blanding Boulevard.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Bo Ellis Shipman, 42, of Jacksonville, was charged with possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana after a deputy noticed the windshield “was shattered in the center with a spider web pattern.” He also noticed Shipman had tucked the shoulder strap of his seatbelt behind him.
When the deputy approached the car, he detected the smell of fresh marijuana, according to the arrest report. Shipman and his passenger were detained and CCSO found marijuana in a backpack in the backseat and in plastic bags in his pocket. Deputies also found fentanyl that was disguised as Adderall and methamphetamine in Shipman’s left sock.
Shipman’s bond was set at $75,758.

Deputies taser man with machete who demanded to be shot
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A machete-wielding man needed to be tased by Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a woman said he came to her house in violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Travis Allen Wright, 37, of Keystone Heights, was charged on Sept. 17 with aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony, stalking, burglary, violation of injunction for protection against domestic violence and petit theft after deputies were called to the woman’s home when she said Wright started waving a machete.
Wright went into a barn where girls were playing. One of the girls said Wright took her cellphone.
When Wright tried to run, deputies used their tasers since he still had the machete. Deputies also said he told them to “shoot him.”
Wright’s bond was set at $90,018.

Boy dies after dirt collapses on him with he was digging
MAXVILLE – A child was killed when dirt from a tunnel he was digging in a large pile of dirt collapsed in the 9100 block of Monette Road.
Although the boy was pulled out of the dirt, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. His death was described as tragic, JSO said. While an investigation is ongoing, the agency said there is no sign of foul play.