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Police Briefs 11/17/22

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 11/16/22

Man charged in deadly collision 15 months after accidentGREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man was charged with vehicular homicide on Nov. 10 – nearly 15 months after a Keystone Heights man was …

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Police Briefs 11/17/22


Man charged in deadly collision 15 months after accident

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man was charged with vehicular homicide on Nov. 10 – nearly 15 months after a Keystone Heights man was killed at the intersection of State Roads 21 and 16.
Dustin Cartwright Johnson, 23, is accused of running the red light while driving westbound on S.R. 16 and slamming into the side of an SUV driven by Robert Dean Brown, 59, of Keystone Heights while he was driving southbound on S.R. 21. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Johnson was traveling 45 mph when he hit Brown’s vehicle in the driver’s door on Aug. 1, 2021.
Johnson also was charged with running the redlight and not wearing his seatbelt. He also was arrested on Sept. 2 for driving on a suspended license.
After being released on his recognizance, Johnson is scheduled to be in court on Dec. 2.

Callahan man back in jail after being arrested for DUI

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Callahan man who was convicted of vehicular homicide in 2018 is back behind bars after being arrested five months ago in Fernandina Beach for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Patrick Shawn Stone, 36, was returned to the Clay County Jail for violating terms of his probation, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He is being held without bond.
Stone was found guilty of trying to pass a car on Nolan Road near Brangus Road in Clay Hil on May 24, 2016. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stone was driving 78 mph in a 40 mph zone when he tried to pass a friend as a “joke.” A car coming in the other direction made a left onto Brangus Road and Stone hit the car in the passenger door. Robert L. Hanson died at the scene, FHP said.
Stone was found guilty on June 18, 2018, and ordered to spend 10 months in the Clay County Jail, followed by 10 years of probation. He also had his license revoked for five years and was ordered not to break any laws.
A Fernandina Beach Police Department deputy arrested him for DUI and driving with a suspended license on June 4. He was arrested by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 15.
Stone is scheduled to appear before Judge Don Lester on Dec. 19.

CCSO: Impaired woman
arrested after fighting
with deputies

ORANGE PARK – A combative woman whose blood alcohol was nearly three times past the legal limit was arrested after she fought with a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy when he tried to question her.
Kyra Michelle Card, 30, of Orange Park, was charged with driving under the influence, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and two counts of child neglect after a friend called CCSO with concerns for her and two children in the car.
According to the arrest report, Card got into an argument with the friend and sped away. A deputy spotted the car driving fast on Sunrise Village Drive. The car crashed into garbage cans and Card got out of the car. She “flailed” at deputies when they tried to restrain her, and she kicked on deputy several times when they tried to put her in the car, according to the arrest report.
Her blood alcohol was tested at .237 and .219. The maximum limit in Florida is .08.
Card was released after posting $35,761 bond.

Sex offender sent back to Clay County after flunking drug test

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man who only served 12 years of a 15-year sentence for sexual battery and seven counts of lewd and lascivious behavior of a child, was returned to jail after he failed a drug test, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
Steven Lloyd Thacker, 56, of Milton, was charged with violating probation after he tested positive twice for amphetamine or methamphetamine in October.
Thacker was found guilty on Sept. 19, 2007, of nine total sex charges. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation.
Thacker will remain in the Clay County Clay without bond until his next scheduled court appearance on Dec. 13.