Photo Gallery | 19 Arrested in Clay County Undercover Sex Sting

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced arrests Tuesday in Operation: Don’t Play In Clay, which netted the arrest of 19 individuals who were charged with traveling to meet a minor. Deputies posed as minors in chat rooms and while some people agreed to meet with these “minors,” others reported the activity.

The operation was performed in cooperation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the FBI, Gainesville Police, Tallahassee Police Department, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Christopher Michael Adams, 41, Middleburg
  • Dennis Dwayne Baucom, 37, Jacksonville
  • Ronald Leslie Brewster, 46, Jacksonville
  • John Bricker, Jacksonville, 35
  • Steven Lawrence Chapman, 24, Orange Park
  • Joshua Daniel Ehlers, 25, Jacksonville
  • Jason Jody Lull, 33, Jacksonville
  • Steven Earl Marshall, 49, Jacksonville
  • Jack Carlton Mealey, 47, Orange Park
  • Derrall Lamar Middlebrooks, 26, Gainesville
  • Michael Garrett Miller, 26, Orange Park
  • Christopher Shane Parks, 41, Jacksonville
  • Jason Andrew Pfisterer, 32, Savannah
  • Steven Kyle Scharfenstine, 29, Jacksonville
  • Ryan Lee Scheurman, 27, Orange Park
  • Philip Jacob Seidenstricker, 23, Jacksonville
  • Jeffry Dale Smith, 23, Atlantic Beach
  • Ryan Lawrence Spooner, 20, Jacksonville
  • Joseph Russell Watts, Jr., 25, Jacksonville


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