Police Briefs 12/24/20

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 12/23/20

CCSO: Man jailed for firing shotgun through girlfriend’s doorORANGE PARK – A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with trying to kill his girlfriend, the Clay County Sheriff’s …

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Police Briefs 12/24/20

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CCSO: Man jailed for firing shotgun through girlfriend’s door

ORANGE PARK – A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with trying to kill his girlfriend, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Jesus Arian Garcia Jr., of Orange Park, was booked on Dec. 18, after a woman said Garcia shot through her door with a shotgun. In addition to being charged with attempted second-degree murder, Garcia was charged with resisting arrest and simple battery.

According to the arrest report, a woman called shortly after midnight saying she had been shot. When deputies arrived, they found Garcia pounding on her front door with a shotgun in hand.

Garcia originally refused to put the shotgun down, but he eventually complied. He then struggled with deputies as they tried to detain him. They found the victim inside with an “obvious injury to the top her head.” There was a large hole just above the peep hole in the door.

Garcia’s bond was set at $255,758.

Couple charged with armed robbery of cigarettes, cellphone, $14

ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville couple were arrested after mugging a man at knifepoint as he walked through a fast-food restaurant parking lot.

Anthony Tyrone Keith Aldridge, 25, and Amber Kaitlyn Blackman, 24, were charged with armed robbery after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the couple pushed the victim to the ground and rifled through his pockets while Aldridge made a “quick jabbing motion” toward the victim’s chest with a pocket knife.

According to the arrest report, a cellphone, $14, cigarettes, car keys, socks and Nike shoes were taken.

The man stopped in the parking lot to send a text message when the couple emerged from a car and mugged him, CCSO said.

Aldridge’s bond was set at $250,003. Blackman’s bond was set at $100,003.

Man suspected of dealing drugs busted at local hotel

ORANGE PARK – A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a man who was selling methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana from a local hotel.

Cedrick Dean Douglas, 39, of Orange Park, was charged on Dec. 16 with possession with the intent to sell, manufacture or distribute crack cocaine and methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the Stay Suites on Wells Road. Deputies arrested Douglas after they found the stash of drugs.

His bond was set at $250,009.

Man caught following rash of break-ins, car fires, vandalism

ORANGE PARK – A local man was arrested following a spree of break-ins, vandalism and fires at and around the Orange Park Mall.

Beck Alexander Janssen, 21, of Orange Park, was arrested on Dec. 19 and charged with three counts of second-degree arson, two counts of vandalism, three counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls on Dec. 12 and 19.

According to several arrest reports, deputies first were called to a fire near a dumpster behind Rooms to Go at 142 Blanding Blvd.

CCSO arrested a man on Dec. 19 after cars and property were broken into, set on fire or spray-painted as several businesses, including Sear’s, Red Lobster, Splash Pools and Buffalo Wild Wings, near the mall. One man reported somebody spray-painted a swastika on his front windshield.

An off-duty deputy provided a description of Janssen after a car was torched behind the Red Lobster.

Janssen’s bond was set at $185,027.

Couple headed to prison for deadly 2017 Orange Park carjacking

CLAY COUNTY – A couple convicted of killing a man in Orange Park during a carjacking were sentenced to prison last week, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Ja'Cari Dany'l Anderson, who pled guilty in August to second-degree murder and carjacking, will spend the next 24 years behind bars, while co-defendant Henry Zethphanya Williams was sentenced to four years for carjacking. Williams helped investigators put case together against Anderson.

Dorrien Earl Mann was found laying in the middle of Capella Road on Oct. 17, 2017. He suffered a single .38-caliber gunshot wound to his head.

Video surveillance revealed a dark Chrysler was at the crime scene an hour before Mann was discovered. Anderson and Williams were identified as the two.

Investigators said Anderson used Mann’s cellphone to make a call a half hour after the body was found.

Man killed crossing U.S. 17 at Heath Road in Green Cove Springs

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A 61-year-old man was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 17 Saturday night when he stepped in front of an oncoming car at Heath Road.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was in the roadway when he was hit by a car travelling north. The two occupants of the car, a 43-year-old man from Orange Park and a 24-year-old woman from Kingsland, Georgia, weren’t injured.

FHP no longer releases the names of people involved in accidents.

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