Man walks into sheriff’s office, confesses to repeatedly raping 14-year-old girl
A Lake City man is facing a child sex charge after he walked into the Baker County Sheriff’s Office on Monday and confessed to having sex with a 14-year-old multiple times when he lived in Sanderson last year, deputies said.
Baker County mom accused of child neglect was in Wendy’s taking orders when children were found in hot car: deputies
A Baker County mother of four is accused of leaving her kids unattended in a car for at least 20 minutes on Friday, which was noted as one of the hottest days of the month, according to a Baker County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.
Gov. DeSantis puts $1M toward Macclenny’s deteriorating water treatment plant at Northeast Florida State Hospital
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced more than $15 million in awards to five rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) program to support community economic development projects aimed at strengthening public infrastructure and expanding job opportunities for residents.
‘ They don’t deserve to be parents’: Baker County couple confessed to abusing their 6-month-old child, police say
Police say two Baker County parents confessed to abusing their 6-month-old child. Andrea Southard, 22, and Donald Holland, 23, are both charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
I-TEAM: Body cameras to be deployed in Baker County Detention Facility
After obtaining the latest inspection report and a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, the News4JAX I-TEAM has learned some major changes are in the works for the Baker County Detention Center, where there have been complaints of inhumane conditions and the mistreatment of immigrants.
I-TEAM: Baker County Sheriff’s Office found hospital staff reported crimes late, altered evidence
In a harsh email sent this past May, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office found the staff at the Northeast Florida State Hospital, or NEFSH, reported crimes late and destroyed or altered evidence in criminal investigations.
Activists call for Baker County jail to be shut down over alleged mistreatment of immigrant detainees
Civil rights activists, attorneys and supporters of detainees gathered Friday on the footsteps of the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, calling for the Baker County Detention Center to be shut down over the alleged mistreatment of immigrants detained at the jail.
Investigation finds Baker County Detention Center staffer developed relationship with inmate, provided contraband: Sheriff’s Office
An employee of the Baker County Sheriff’s Office was arrested after an investigation found that she had a relationship with an inmate and was providing the inmate contraband and privileged information, authorities announced Tuesday.
High school football playoffs: Baker County, Baldwin set for 2nd-round rematch
Among the playoff games on Friday, Baldwin hosts Baker County in the 2S regional semi-final. The meeting is a rematch of a game won by the Indians 30-7 earlier in the season. That game was part of a historic season for Baldwin, who had not beaten Baker County since 1968 and had never won a district championship in football. They accomplished both feats this season.
Reward increased, again: $15K now offered for information in case of murdered Baker County friends
Crime Stoppers contacted the Baker County Sheriff’s Office this week to add an additional $3,000 to the current $5,000 Florida Sheriffs’ Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (FSA CAAP) reward.
I-TEAM given exclusive access by Baker County sheriff to federal wing of jail where immigrant detainees allege ‘inhumane conditions’
The News4JAX I-TEAM was granted unprecedented access this week to the federal wing of the Baker County Detention Center that houses more than a hundred immigrant detainees.
I-TEAM obtains inspection report for Baker detention facility where detainees allege ‘inhumane conditions’
The News4JAX I-TEAM obtained an inspection report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the federal wing of the Baker County Detention Center, which was described in a federal complaint as a “living hell.”