Undersheriff set to retire in March, setting off series of new JSO staff appointments
Undersheriff Nick Burgos is set to retire in March after 26 years of service with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff T.K. Waters has announced his replacement and a series of other appointments resulting from the change.
Sheriff candidate T.K. Waters makes rare public appearance, answers single question
In about a month and a half – Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new sheriff. There are five candidates in the race. Four of them have been very out front with reporters in their campaigns. But one of the leading candidates – Republican T.K. Waters – appears to be avoiding our cameras.
Jacksonville City Council approves a special election for sheriff on Aug. 23
As expected, every city council member voted yes to approve the special election, but council members also had questions for General Counsel Jason Teal. Some wondering why the city’s top lawyer is saying the sheriff did not vacate the office until four days ago, June 2, when it was clear he moved out of Jacksonville a year ago.
‘A major curveball’: With Williams announcing retirement, challenges emerge in race for Jacksonville sheriff
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams on Thursday announced his sudden retirement amid controversy about a recent move from Duval to Nassau County. Meantime, six people had previously announced their intentions to run for sheriff in spring 2023 during the general election, which follows the special elections later this year.
Beach Park man charged in beating, choking and threatening of girlfriend, authorities say
Sheriff’s officials said that Fontanez-Marrero had not been at the residence because of an argument with the woman, but he returned Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. and forced his way inside. He then attacked the woman, smashing her cellphone so she could not call for help, although officials said the victim had already called her daughter, who then called authorities.chicagotribune.com
Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot
Holzer, now 28, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for plotting to bomb the Colorado synagogue last year, by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy." They also said that Holzer no longer held the supremacist-like beliefs that led him to plan the bombing at Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo. AdThe Temple Emanuel plot was one of 61 anti-semitic harassment and vandalism cases that the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region tracked in 2019. AdHolzer was arrested Nov. 1, 2019, after receiving two phony pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at the Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado.
Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
In addition, bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left at the clinic and others at a motel where Ulrich was staying, authorities added. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged in an attack on an Allina Health clinic this week that left 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay dead and four other people wounded. Ulrich had threatened in October 2018 to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. The threat led Ulrich to be banned from clinic property, and the following month a restraining order was granted to prohibit him from contacting a doctor at the clinic. AdAt a news conference following Thursday's hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Oklahoma man charged in shooting deaths of 5 kids, brother
Pridgeon is in custody as a suspect, after six people, including five young children, were shot to death early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee County Sheriff's Office via AP)MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A 25-year-old Oklahoma man was charged with murder Wednesday in the killings of his brother and five young children, police said. Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of firearms during probation, court records show. Police identified the slain children as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1; Jaidus Pridgeon, 3; Harmony Anderson, 5; Neveah Pridgeon, 6; and Que’dynce Anderson, 9. Neighbors told the Muskogee Phoenix that they had only recently moved to the home but that the children were often outside playing. Raven Anderson, who is an aunt to the children, told Tulsa TV station KOTV that Pridgeon was the father of three of the slain children.
Man arrested in killing of 5 children, 1 adult in Oklahoma
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JARRON, NOT JARROD - This Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 booking photo provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to a call of multiple people shot at a home in Muskogee, Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said. Authorities found one man and four children dead at the scene, and a fifth child died at a Tulsa hospital, Hamlin said. Officers also encountered Jarron Deajon Pridgeon with a gun and took him into custody. Hamlin described the slain youths as “small children” but said police do not yet have their exact ages.
Covid-19 deaths could nearly double in U.S. by April despite rollout of vaccines, report warns
(low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. The number of people in the U.S. killed by Covid-19 could nearly double in the next several months despite a nationwide vaccine rollout, health researchers warn. The country is expected to approve and begin distributing one or more vaccines as early as December. IHME researchers forecast that the expected vaccine rollout only reduces the death toll by 9,000 before April 1 and said a rapid vaccine rollout targeting high-risk individuals could save 14,000 more lives. The country reported more than 227,800 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a record since the pandemic began, while 2,600 people died, according to Johns Hopkins data.cnbc.com
Man wanted for sexual battery in Jacksonville turns himself in
Published: November 9, 2020, 7:58 am Updated: November 10, 2020, 11:18 amJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 22-year-old man wanted for sexual battery turned himself in to Jacksonville police, the Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday. Lydell Gerard Brown has been charged with sexual battery and failure to appear. The Sheriff’s Office thanked those who shared Brown’s photo and information.
Sheriff: 13-year-old arrested after threatening shooting at Clay County school
Sheriff: 13-year-old arrested after threatening shooting at Clay County schoolPublished: September 2, 2020, 6:56 pmThe student was interviewed by a Clay County deputy and allegedly admitted to making the threat and having a rifle and ammunition.
Daniels pleads not guilty as shakeups continue at Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Daniels pleads not guilty as shakeups continue at Clay County Sheriff’s OfficePublished: August 26, 2020, 6:37 pmDaniels attorney let the judge know the ousted Sheriff is pleading not guilty on the charges he lied to investigators following his arrest just days before the primary election for Sheriff.
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash
This undated photo provided by the Fond du Lac County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel Navarro, a Mexican American man from Wisconsin charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. (Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office via AP)FOND DU LAC, Wis. A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. Navarro apparently didn't know Thiessen, but targeted him because he was white, said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz set bail at $1 million during an initial court appearance Thursday. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney said Navarro's crime it not reflective of the entire community.
Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)ATLANTA The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is set to appear in court Tuesday to ask a judge to release him from jail while his case is pending. An autopsy found Brooks was shot twice in the back. Felony murder is punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison.
NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
Plan would turn Keystone Heights fire station into Clay County Sheriff’s Office stop station
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. – The Keystone Heights City Council is continuing to explore bringing a Clay County Sheriff’s Office stop station to the town. “Any opportunity that we can engage with community members, we want to jump on that," said Sheriff’s Office Chief of Patrol Steven Barreira. Clay County Sheriff's Office deputy speaking at Keystone Heights City Hall. When News4Jax was in Keystone Heights in January, residents said that they had noticed a lot of law enforcement. The Keystone Heights City Council had considered looking at starting its own police department but determined it would be too costly.