Crime

CCSO Seeks ID of Bus Riding Purse Snatcher

CCSO Seeks ID of Bus Riding Purse Snatcher

The suspect and the victim were riding the JTA bus at the same time and the suspect targeted the victim in the parking lot after they exited the bus at the stop near the OP Mall/Sears Auto Center on Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park.

Teen Burglary Suspect Charged with Two Murders in Clay

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A teen wounded in a gunfight during a burglary of a home in Clay County earlier this week is now in jail, charged with two counts of felony murder.

Deputies arrested 17-year-old Derell Emory after he checked out of Shands Jacksonville Saturday morning.

The burglary happened late Wednesday at a home on Creswick Circle in the Oakleaf neighborhood.

The Clay County sheriff's office said Leroy McDonald, a caretaker, confronted two suspects who tried to break into the home.  Shots were fired.  McDonald died at the scene.

Shots were fired a second time when a Clay County Sheriff's deputy arrived at the home.

One of the suspects, 24-year-old Todd Bradshaw of Jacksonville, died at the scene.

Pet Thief in Middleburg

We recieved a tip today from community member Mr. Wade that someone is stealing pets around Country Road 218, Hibiscus Avenue and Mayflower Street.

Nothing has been confirmed, but you may want to keep an extra eye on your pets.

809 Area Code Scam

A community member wrote us today about returning calls to the area code 809. The community member claims she actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. A woman called and said, “Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.” Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809.

Baker County Search Continues, Still no Kilgore

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Baker County Sheriff's Office moved quickly to set up a perimeter in hopes of trapping murder suspect Christopher Scott Kilgore, but he still has not been found.

Sheriff Joey Dobson said the perimeter that included most of the main roads south of Interstate 10 is no longer in place, and all roads are once again open.

That doesn't mean police are giving up the search, Dobson clarified, just that searchers are no longer focused on one area.

He said the safety of residents is also a top priority, and the county will use reverse 911 as needed to keep residents informed.

A witness reported seeing a man of Kilgore's basic description heading into the woods off 228 about six miles west of U.S. 301 early this afternoon.

Store Robbery Photos of Man Wanted in Double Murder, Robbery Released

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a man wanted for shooting his parents and killing his brother and another man is the same man who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Wednesday evening, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released photos of the man they said is Christopher Scott Kilgore, who is wanted for shooting his parents, injuring them and shooting two others to death.

Clay County deputies have been looking for Kilgore since the slayings at a Wooduck Road residence in Middleburg Monday morning. On Tuesday, they said a suspect matching Kilgore's description and driving a vehicle similar to his held up the Kangaroo Store at 14801 Normandy Blvd. at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

There was a clerk and a customer inside the convenience store at the time of the robbery. "I rushed over here as soon as I got off to see if she was alright," said James Figeeroa, the clerk's son.

Police: Kilgore is 'Very Armed and Very Dangerous'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The manhunt through western Duval and Clay counties continues in its third day, though detectives have said finding the murder suspect's vehicle has helped tracking dogs obtain a scent.

Christopher Scott Kilgore is accused of shooting his parents, his brother and a friend, killing the latter two.  That happened before sunrise Monday, and the search for him has continued since.

Today, several schools in the area went on lockdown and a thoroughfare was closed, leading to a change for parents.

County Road 217 was closed as searchers combed the area, meaning school buses couldn't get children home that way.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said parents need to pick their children up if that's their normal way home, and if it's not possible, an officer would drive any child home.