Police Briefs 4/15/21

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 4/14/21

Man turns himself in following deadly hit-and-run crash

CLAY HILL – A 38-year-old Middleburg man was arrested after a head-on collision on State Road 218 near Ola Padgett Road Saturday …

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Police Briefs 4/15/21

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Man turns himself in following deadly hit-and-run crash

CLAY HILL – A 38-year-old Middleburg man was arrested after a head-on collision on State Road 218 near Ola Padgett Road Saturday morning.

Jonathan Davis was charged with failure to stop and remain at crash involving a death after a 23-year-old Middleburg woman was killed in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, after Davis’ GMC Yukon veered across the centerline into the eastbound lane and hit Cassidy Mongeon head-on. Davis then left the scene, FHP said.

Mongeon died at the Orange Park Medical Center of her injuries. Davis contacted the FHP later that day and turned himself in. Davis admitted to hiding in a wood line shortly after the crash.

Davis, who also was given a ticket because the registration for his license tag didn’t match the car, is being held with a $75,755 bond.

Middleburg man jailed for drugs, fighting with CCSO deputies

MIDDLEBURG – A man who originally was found unconscious in a running car wound up in the Clay County Jail for possessing an array of illegal drugs and fighting with two Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Jonathon P. Mehaffey, 29, of Middleburg, was charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, as well as possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax, marijuana, fentanyl and driving with a suspended license.

When Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to the scene at 2:58 a.m. on April 12, they found Mehaffey asleep behind the wheel. They made “numerous” attempts to wake him up. When Mehaffey woke up, a deputy tried to remove the car keys to keep him from leaving. When he resisted, a deputy used his Taser, but it didn’t have any effect on him.

Mehaffey then tried to drive away, striking both deputies with his door. He ran into one of their patrol cars and left the scene at a high rate of speed.

Following a brief high-speed chase along Blanding Boulevard, Mehaffey hit a curb at the intersection of State Road 23, which blew out the front-left tire. Deputies then tried “multiple” pit maneuvers, but Mehaffey refused to stop. The suspect then ran into a ditch near Discovery Drive and tried to flee, but he was caught by K-9 Cash and arrested.

A search of his car led to the discovery of nearly 52 grams of meth, 11 grams of cocaine, 51.5 Xanax bars and 1.75 grams of marijuana. The volume of methamphetamine allowed deputies to charge him with trafficking.

Mehaffey remains in jail with a $375,025 bond.

Couple busted with drugs during traffic stop

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A couple face a litany of drug-related charges after they were stopped on U.S. Highway 17 on April 8 when a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed the passenger wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.

Stacy Renee Meek, 40, and Justin Daniel Longley, 32, both of Green Cove Springs, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, as well as possession of cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and drug paraphernalia.

According to the arrest report, Meek was stopped near Creighton Road. While the deputy was conducting the traffic stop, CCSO K-9 Chuck was brought to the scene. The dog alerted deputies to the likely presence of illegal drugs.

They found several bags of drugs in Longley’s jacket pocket.

Meek’s bond was set at $111,512, while Longley’s bond was set at $111,011.

Jacksonville man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Jacksonville man was arrested on April 8 after he was charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl more than a year ago.

Alexander Logan Santiago, 22, was charged with sexual battery and leud and lascivious behavior of a child younger than 16 after the Green Cove Springs Police Department learned the girl admitted to her mother that Santiago forced himself on her during a four-month period at the end of 2019.

According to the arrest report, Santiago and the girl had an online relationship. The man often visited her after midnight by crawling through her bedroom window.

Santiago’s bond was set at $125,006.

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