Crime

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges captured in Ohio

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges captured in Ohio

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A 37-year-old fugitive wanted on a warrant for sexual battery captured Thursday in Ohio after fleeing from St. Johns County in July, authorities said.

Michael Owen Hutchison, 37, of Elkton, is being held without bond in Marion County, Ohio following his arrest on two warrants for sexual battery, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Hutchison was initially booked on a sexual battery charge June 9 and released after posting $25,000 bond, deputies said.

While free on bond, Hutchison sexually battered an unconscious man in July, the victim told investigators. Afterward, the Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for Hutchison's arrest.

When the warrant was issued, deputies discovered Hutchison had fled the county. Then a second warrant -- this one with a $250,000 bond -- was issued for Hutchison's arrest, followed by another for the violation of his bond conditions.

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

Additional arrest announced in Operation Wrong Destination

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A man in his thirties was arrested overnight in Middleburg for allegedly traveling to meet a minor for sex.

Danny Bongao Pasicolan, Jr., 31, was arrested as part of Operation Wrong Destination, a five day undercover investigation that resulted in a total of now seventeen arrests of men who are accused of attempting to exploit children using the Internet.

Pasicolan is facing charges of traveling to meet a minor, unlawful use of a two-way communications device and transmission of material harmful to minor, according to a police report form the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Pasicolan is currently being held on $100,009 bond in the Clay County Jail.

Arrests announced in the killing of Det. David White

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced four arrests in the shooting death of Clay County Detective David White.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced in a release to the media that 22-year-old Robert Apple II, 21-year-old Christopher Henderson, 19-year-old Curtis "Ping" Dingler and 36-year-old Jack Lemond have been arrested Thursday in connection with the theft and transfer of the gun allegedly used to kill Det. David White in February 2012.

Middleburg man wanted on burglary charges

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives with the Clay County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help locating a man on their "most wanted" list.

Samual David Chapman, 33, is wanted for violation of probation, burglary of a dwelling or structure and resisting officers, according to a Facebook post by the CCSO.

Chapman is described by the CCSO as 5-feet-8 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds. Chapman's last known address was on Knightboxx Road in Middleburg.

Anyone with any information about Chapman is asked to please call the Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512 or email them at rpunsky@claysheriff.com.

Three charged with cruelty in gopher tortoise deaths

 

Orange County, Fla. -- Two adults and a juvenile from Jacksonville and Middleburg are facing prison time and fines after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers arrested them in Orange County for killing a state-designated threatened species and for felony cruelty to animals.