Three men arrested yesterday in Clay County, caught attempting to sell stolen sporting goods from a burglary that occurred in Jacksonville. (JSO case # 11-49662). Two additional suspects remain at large.
The owner of the store in Jacksonville (victim of burglary) and the owner of the store in Clay (where items were brought by suspects) did a great job communicating with each other and with law enforcement officials, which led to our agency's quick response and capture of three of the five suspects.
Detectives from the Clay County Sheriff's Office General Investigations Unit obtained a warrant today for the man suspected of stealing copper vases from Jax Memory Gardens in Orange Park. This same suspect is in custody in Duval County, along with two other suspects, in connection to additional/similar cases there.
Clay County obtained an arrest warrant for Nicholas Dennison and his JSO booking photo. He will be held on a detainer on this charge in addition to the charges he is facing in Jacksonville (see JSO's release).
Shortly after 2pm today, the Compass Bank located at 2380 Blanding Blvd, Middleburg was robbed. The armed suspect fled south on Blanding Blvd on a motorcycle, lost control of the vehicle, crashed but was able to right the bike and flee the area. We suspect that the motorcycle (a black sport bike) is heavily damaged.
Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that two Clay County men have been taken into custody and will each be charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Derek A. Lee and his stepson, Jeffrey D. McMillan, were both arrested this morning by law enforcement with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit after investigators discovered the two men had numerous images of child pornography in his possession. The FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office General Investigations Unit would like to bring a pair of arrests to your attention The booking photos are related to several cases worked by our agency that involve victims targeted through Craig's List. The various victims met the suspect(s) in person in Clay County and were either robbed or defrauded. In the case of the robbery, the victim was injured as he attempted to retrieve his stolen phone from the suspect's moving vehicle. In the cases involving schemes to defraud, the victims opened the sealed cell phone boxes only to find packing materials and junk items used to create weight - but no new phone.