August 2013 Issue
Monthly newspaper for the victims of violent crimes.
FUGITIVES CAPTURED MISSING PERSONS FOUND 2380 178 Ann Dugger:.....................................................2 Protect and Serve.............................................3 Hats Off: Breeanna DeGrove...........................8 Lighter Side.....................................................8 SAO: Kids’ Camp.............................................9 FSS Missing Kids..............................................9 SAVE THE DATE Champions for Justice Awards Dinner October 3 JSO Most Wanted.............................................................10 Missing Persons.............................................11 Mayor Brown: Closing Crime Gap.................12 Unsolved Murders.........................................13 Shame, Shame, Shame/Busted.......................14 Area Most Wanted / POPs.............................15 August 19 AUGUST 2013 AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7 www.justicecoalition.org Volume 19 • Number 5 • FREE Back to School Justice Coalition’s impact on the The “Value” of community – and me Retiring after 10 years as VA editor Teachers The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?” To stress his point he said to another guest, “You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?” Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make?” She paused for a second, then said, “Do You REALLY want to know what I make?” And she began her list of what she “makes”: • Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. • I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for five minutes without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. She paused again and looked at each and every person sitting at the table. • I make kids wonder. • I make them question. • I make them apologize and mean it. • I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. • I teach them how to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn’t everything. • I make them read, read, read. • I make them show all their work in math. They use their God-given brain, not the man-made calculator. • I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity. • I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe and secure. • Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life. Bonnie paused one last time and then continued. “When people try to judge me by what I make, knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are so ignorant. “You want to know what I make? I make a difference in all your lives, educating your kids and preparing them to become CEOs and doctors and engineers… “What do YOU make?” By Shirley Shaw differences create insurmountable marital conflicts. I’ve seen hurting people lash out in anger and frustration beMy introduction to the Justice Coalition (JC) and the cause, for whatever reason, justice has not been served heartbreak it encounters every day was to write the lead for their loved ones, while some of them pour their enstory about a brutally abused baby, murdered by ergies into helping other survivors deal with the his mother’s live-in boyfriend. Cathy Sumner, same tragedy. Sadly, some have ended their the Victims’ Advocate editor in July 2003, had lives, unable to cope with the pain. been injured in an automobile crash and I I remember the anguish of Mary Kay stepped in to temporarily fill her shoes. Null, whose granddaughter Courtney, The baby was her grandson, and his killdaughter Liz, and a visiting friend er had just been sentenced to 25 years in were murdered by Liz’s ex-boyfriend, prison. Chip Carter, who fled to Mexico. The So I witnessed, for the first time in my JC played a pivotal role in his eventual life, the agony a family endures when return to Jacksonville to face justice for a loved one is murdered – and I got a the three murders. In the VA article pubglimpse of the role played by the JC in seelished about this event Mrs. Null captured ing a murderer brought to justice. the pain survivors live with: We wish Carter Like most other citizens in our community, could see what his selfish act of vengeance has done. Shirley Shaw I have watched TV news reporters describe a murOur grandchildren not only lost their mother and sister, der and speak with family members overcome with grief they have been separated from each other. Our oldest grandson, about the death of a loved one. I felt sorry for them, maybe Rick, is now living with his dad in Tampa. Every day he deals said a brief prayer asking for God’s help in their lives, but with the guilt he feels. If he had been in the living room with the I had no way of knowing how devastating these tragedies others instead of his bedroom, he could have done something, really are. How murderers take not only the lives of their anything, to prevent the events of that night. Every day he lives victims, but many times destroy entire families left be- with the horror of seeing three people dead – one his mother and hind to mourn for their son or daughter, mother or father, one his sister, of hearing his little sister and brother’s screams, sister or brother. of not knowing if the killer was still in the house, of trying to I’ve witnessed families struggling many years after the protect them, and of placing the 911 call. loss of a child, some whose marriages couldn’t withstand Close to our hearts at the JC are two volunteers – Fran the stress. Individuals deal with their pain in different Futrill and Clyde “Pa” Mills (now deceased) – whose ways. Some weep uncontrollably, others suppress their Shaw... Continued on page 5 emotions behind a wall of anger or denial, and often these A Recording of the Crime By Jay Howell Can the tape recording made by a victim of his own murder be offered in evidence at the trial of the individual who ended the victim’s life? On occasion, the high courts of Florida have been called upon to decide whether this or other unusual evidence of a crime can be used to convict the accused. In a south Florida case, the perpetrator went to the office of the victim and murdered him. The conversation that took place that day between the victim and the murderer concerned a business deal in which the victim no longer wanted to participate. The victim made a tape recording of the crime which included the conversation regarding the business deal, the sound of a gun being cocked, five shots being fired by the murderer, several groans by the victim, and the victim falling from his chair to the floor. The tape recording was found by the investigating police officers in the victim’s desk. The murderer was charged with first-degree premeditated murder. He moved to exclude the tape of the conversation between himself and the victim on the basis that Florida law prohibited the interception and recording of these oral communications and required that they be excluded from evidence at this trial. The defendant pled no contest to first-degree murder and reserved his right to appeal the issue concerning the admissibility of the tape recording. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with the requirement that he serve a mandatory minimum of 25 years. The legal decision on the admissibility of the tape recording found its way to the Florida Supreme Court. Chapter 934 of the Florida statutes, the Security of Communications Law, makes it a crime for anyone to intentionally intercept any wire, oral, or electronic communication and defines “intercept” as the “oral or other acquisition of the contents….through the use of any electronic, mechanical or other devices. The electronic recording of the oral communication without the consent of all parties to the communication is prohibited. Recording... Continued on page 4 The Justice Coalition is a grass roots, non-profit (501(c)3), non-partisan organization that operates solely on contributions, proceeds from fundraising events and newspaper advertisements. Please help us continue our advocacy for innocent victims of violent crime in NE Florida. Visit our website at www.justicecoalition. org, or call (904)783-6312 to see how you can be a part of this vital service. A Sorrowful Summer From the Director by Ann Dugger Lounging on the deck of a mountain cabin, looking up at an endless sky, the smell of mountain laurels in the summer, listening to bird calls and the sounds of rushing water, rabbits and other wildlife scampering about in the brush, feeling the cool breeze waft over me like the breath of God blowing on me to soothe me – there is almost nothing that can do more to restore my flagging energy, lift my spirits and set my mind at ease. But miles and altitude can’t separate me from all the trauma at home as my staff keeps me informed…another small child killed by a hit-and-run driver, a young woman slain in her driveway not far from our office, two young men gunned down in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant that we frequent, a young woman killed by a robber while she was working, and several other tragedies that occurred while I was gone. The week before my family and I left for a long-planned and much-needed break, the JC was called upon to assist the anguished family of two-year-old Janya Solomon who was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene. As we had done the week before with Cherish Perrywinkle, we helped however we could and watched with gratitude as members of the community – businesses and individuals alike – came together to support the family of the second child senselessly killed in two weeks and ensure she had a proper burial. The entire community seemed to grieve together over the loss of these precious babies, cruelly snatched from their families all too soon. And like much of the community, I keep thinking about Cherish and the fact that her murderer should have been in prison where he could not have carried out his evil scheme to abduct and brutally kill that beautiful little girl. According to news reports, Donald Smith had already served time in prison as a sexual offender and had recently been charged with attempted kidnapping of another child, along with other prior offenses. Why was he not given a lengthier jail sentence? Of all the what-ifs surrounding this case and all the angry opinions and finger pointing, this is the only what-if that I believe would have truly made a difference. At the end of the day, the one ultimately responsible for Cherish’s death is Donald Smith, who set out to rape and kill a child and meticulously plotted and carried out his diabolical plan. And if he was in jail when he should have been, he could not have done so. Now the question in my mind is: who failed Cherish? I contacted Jay Howell for his input on the subject. This attorney, founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), has vast knowledge of the subject and years of experience dealing with situations such as this. As he spoke, it was clear he had much to say on the subject, so I asked if he would write about it in his next column for the Victims’ Advocate. Be sure to read his remarks in the September issue, and we’ll talk more about it later. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Many changes are taking place at the JC office. As you know, we have a new victim advocate, Lysa Telzer, who took Sabrina Gouch’s place as she and her husband have returned to her hometown in NC to care for her aging parents, and now Shirley Shaw has resigned as editor of the VA. After ten years in this position – and several decades of work in other places – she has decided to stay home, care for her disabled daughter, and enjoy spending time on her own pursuits. Since she came to the JC, Shirley has been able to change hats at a moment’s notice… to go from working on a story about a client to handling with great compassion a new heartbreaking case that comes across the phone line. She has done a great job building strong relationships with JSO and other local law enforcement agencies. I know many times she received calls about crimes being committed and relied on those relationships to relay information to the right people, often resulting in arrests. I have observed as Shirley not only wrote stories and meticulously managed the production of our newspaper, she got involved in several areas of concern to her, such as the NE Florida Human Trafficking Task Force, ReClaim Global and more. I watched as her interests were fueled by experiences in our office and she chose to do more than “just her job.” Besides her day-today presence at our office and her expertise with the paper, I will miss Shirley’s considerable wealth of knowledge and her daily regaling us with stories about interesting people she has encountered, places she has been, and her always humorous accounts of her own personal experiences. Shirley is part of our “family” here and I will miss her dearly, though she promises not to be a stranger. Lisa Root, who has been my administrative assistant for the past two years, will be the new editor. I’ll talk more about her next month. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Not long after you receive this edition of the Victims’ Advocate, it will be time for school to start, so I urge parents once again to be involved with your children’s activities, know and support their teachers, be attuned to their daily experiences, participate in PTA or other such organizations, and make sure they know you love them. Children are our greatest treasures – let’s do all we can to ensure their safety and well-being. A child’s laugh could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. – Sophie Alder Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. – Richard L. 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I N G O D W E T R U S T ! 2 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013 To Protect and Serve Our monthly recognition for the best of the best Corrections Officer of the Month Officer Labonte works at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is recognized for his attention to detail that prevented contraband from entering the dorm area of the facility. On Tuesday, March 26, Labonte was assigned to the Intake area of the jail. During this time an individual who had three outstanding felony warrants turned himself into authorities. Labonte conducted a thorough search of the inmate, dislodging a small plastic bag that fell out of the individual’s pant leg onto the floor. The inmate attempted to cover the contraband with his foot, but Labonte immediately confiscated it. The seized contraband included three Xanax, a small baggie of marijuana, and one lighter. Corrections Sgt. Christopher Keith stated, “If not for the situational awareness and focused concentration of Officer Labonte, the contraband may have gone unnoticed and allowed to enter the facility. Congratulations on earning the June Corrections Officer of the Month award!” Lifesaving Medals Russell L. Labonte Jeremy G. Garriott Stephen P. Votava Zone 3 Police Officers Jeremy Garriott and Stephen Votava Jeremy G. Garriott, Undersheriff Senterfitt, are recognized for their lifesavStephen P. Votava ing actions on February 8. A call came in from a third party who was concerned about an individual after speaking to him on the phone. The caller said the man stated someone was trying to kill him then hung up. Garriott and Votava were dispatched to the residence to check on the welfare of that person. No one answered the front door of the home so the two officers walked around and began looking in windows to make sure everything was all right. When they got to the garage they saw a white male hanging from a railing in an apparent suicide attempt. The officers entered the garage and cut the extension cord freeing the individual. When they got the man to the floor, the officers realized he did not have a pulse and was not breathing. They performed CPR and after a short time were able to get a pulse and respiration. When paramedics from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department arrived, one of them stated that had the officers not acted swiftly the subject would have died before they arrived. He further stated that the action of these two officers saved this individual’s life. Corrections Supervisor of the Month Sgt. Robinson is currently assigned to work Watch 3 at the prison and is recognized for his hard work and determination to get the job done correctly. Monday, April 29, a work crew supervisor returned a group of inmates to the facility. While one of the corrections officers was processing the workers back into the facility, he noticed an inmate had a possible injury to one of his knees. Sgt. Robinson was called and responded immediately. He spoke with the work crew supervisor, ensuring the inmate’s injury was documented and followed up to make sure that the inmate received immediate medical treatment. While talking with the inmate, Sgt. Robinson learned the inmate was injured while the crew was finishing their shift and loading up to return to the prison. One inmate allegedly knelt down behind him while another inmate shoved him over the individual crouching down on the ground. That is when he fell and twisted his knee. Following the examination at the on-site clinic, the inmate was transported to a medical facility for treatment. While this may seem like a small issue, the failure on the part of JSO to detect and get injuries treated has the potential to lead to costly litigation down the road. Chief of Prisons Tara Wildes said, “Sgt. Robinson’s observations and followthrough may have saved our city from defending a lawsuit; but even more important, he ensured that the inmate’s immediate medical needs were addressed.” Sgt. Robinson represents JSO’s core values, Worthy of Trust and Respect for Each Other. Congratulations on earning the Corrections Supervisor of the Month award for June! Richard “Robbie” Robinson Police Officer of the Month Homicide Detective Sgt. Randy Childers, Investigations Division, is recognized for his work that led to three arrests in a September 2012 homicide case, where a young male was robbed, shot and killed at an apartment on Art Museum Drive. Another individual who was also robbed during the incident was an eyewitness to the murder. During the robbery the two suspects stole cash and both of the victims’ cell phones. The eyewitness had won a large sum of money earlier that day when he was gambling with several others at the apartment complex pool. After everyone left, he was waiting in the courtyard for his ride when the victim came out of his apartment and walked over to talk with him. Two unknown males armed with a handgun approached the two, robbed them and shot the sixteen-year-old victim, then ran to a Toyota Camry waiting for them in the parking lot and fled the scene. Coordinating with FDLE, Childers determined that the victim’s cell phone was on the roof of the Sunshine Oriental Market on Emerson Street. After recovering the phone, he canvassed the area around the market, his search leading him next door to an Internet café that had a video surveillance of the parking lot. Video footage showed a Toyota Camry pulling into the parking lot just minutes after the crime occurred. After parking the car, three black males exited the vehicle, walked toward the Oriental Market and one of the males threw a cell phone onto the roof of the Market. The males then walked past the market and out of sight for 10 minutes before two of them returned to the car and fled the scene, backing into the neighboring business owner’s car as they drove away. Two witnesses followed the car and obtained a description and license plate number, which came back to a 1998 Toyota Camry that was stolen from a skating rink parking lot. Childers put out a BOLO (be on lookout) for the stolen vehicle while he investigated the neighborhood behind the store where the phone was located. He identified a person of interest, Antonio Atwater, who lived just one block away from the Market and had an arrest history of robberies and auto thefts. Further research showed that Atwater was connected to Tyrone Taylor and Earl Grant on a social media site. Three days following the incident the vehicle was found abandoned and crashed at the Lincoln Court Apartments. A witness had observed one of the males throwing an object behind the dumpster as he fled from the car. Officers recovered a firearm from behind the dumpster, which was later tested by FDLE and determined to be the handgun that fired the bullet recovered from the deceased’s body. Additionally, Earl Grant’s fingerprints were found in the vehicle. Childers put together photo spreads for the remaining victim to review. He identified Atwater and Grant as the individuals who robbed them and killed the other victim, and Taylor as the driver. Nine days after the murder the three suspects were arrested. Grant admitted his involvement and provided information into another auto theft case involving him and Atwater, but Atwater denied his involvement in the robbery and murder. Taylor refused to speak to detectives. While in jail, Atwater provided details to another inmate about the murder and also admitted his involvement in another robbery and shooting that occurred the same day as the murder. Sgt. Shawn Coarsey said, “Thanks to Detective Childers’ hard work, determination, investigative instincts and interview skills, the three suspects were identified and arrested for the robbery and murder of the 16-year-old victim… Three dangerous criminals who were responsible for numerous crimes have been removed from the streets of Duval County.” Randy Childers Reserve Officer of the Month This month marked James Casteel’s fifteen year anniversary as a Reservist with the JSO. During this time he has assisted the Patrol Division, helped secure numerous homicide scenes, as well as searched for suspects and missing persons. Casteel is a part of the Reserve Rapid Response Unit and can be counted on to respond to a scene within a short period of time if needed. In addition to all of this, he works with the Parks Division in the Four Wheel Drive Unit at Huguenot Park. His responsibilities there include routine patrol, traffic enforcement and assisting the lifeguards and rescue when needed. When he is not volunteering his time with JSO Casteel is a Lieutenant Firefighter and Paramedic for the Nassau County Fire Rescue Department. His medical training has been invaluable out in the field. Some of the incidents that he has assisted with at the park include: providing first responder care to a park employee, evaluating a kite surfer who suffered a broken leg, and helping lifeguards with a patron having a cardiac event. Reserve Sgt. Michael Scratch said, “He is one of the highest producing officers in the squad and can always be counted on for call out related to Crime Scene Protection, missing persons, major traffic and construction incidents, hurricanes and numerous other major incidents. Thank to Reservist Casteel for volunteering so many years of his life to help the citizens of this city. Congratulations on earning the June Reserve Officer of the Month award! James E. Casteel Civilian Employee of the Month Melissa Peterson is a Certified Medical Assistant who works in the Health Services Division. She is recognized not for one specific example of outstanding performance, but for her body of work which is always first class. Ms. Peterson is assigned to work the night shift and is a team player, always willing to lend a helping hand. She accomplishes her work with great professionalism and stands ready to help others with theirs. She is also very proactive and takes the initiative to deal with issues that come up with her shift before they become real problems. In addition to her regular duties, she helps train new staff members. Nursing Operations Manager Danette Scott said, “She does an excellent job on the night shift. She always displays a friendly demeanor toward coworkers and patients. Congratulations on earning the June Civilian Employee of the Month award!” Melissa Peterson AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 3 Recording... August 2013 • Volume 19, Issue 5 Ted M. Hires, Sr. Continued from page 1 The Supreme Court focused on the particular section of the law that requires that there be a reasonable expectation of privacy in the oral communication in order for it to be protected. In other words, the murderer had to have a reasonable expectation of privacy in order for the tape recording to have been unlawful. The Supreme Court reiterated that the expectation of privacy itself is not just a subjective expectation on the part of the murderer but an expectation of privacy that the society as a whole is prepared to recognize. In this case, even if the murderer had a subjective expectation of privacy, the Supreme Court stated that such expectation, under these circumstances, was not justified. The murderer went to the victim’s office with the intent to do him harm. His purpose was unlawful and he was there as a trespasser. Accordingly, the court ruled that because he had no reasonable expectation of privacy, the protections of the security of communications act did not apply. The evidence was admissible. The case is identified as State vs. Inciarrano and was decided by the Supreme Court of Florida on June 27, 1985. Jay Howell, a Jacksonville attorney, has been a State Prosecutor, a US Senate Investigator and the founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He represents crime victims in civil claims for damages and advocates for the legal rights of all victims. Founder Ann Dugger Executive Board Kathy Cold, Board Chair Ken Jefferson, Vice Chair Scott Adams, Treasurer Todney Bynes, Secretary Robert Bracewell Chris Butler Stephen Joost John Kirkland Richard Kravitz Nancy McGowan Tom Murta Sheriff John Rutherford Michael A. Rutledge Terry Tillman John C. Turknett Larry M. Ward Lou Webber Rev. Garry Wiggins Charles Wilson Executive Director Shirley Shaw Editor Victim Services Practitioner Sabrina Gouch Bookkeeper/Office Manager Jo Wilson Lisa Root Administrative Assistant Financial Support Coordinator Rebecca Dugger What one person considers worthless may be valuable to someone else Your Trash – Our Treasure Free pick up service Public Relations McCormick Agency, Inc. websessionshosting.com Larry Cohen Website Management Tools • Farm Equipment • Cars • Surplus • Office Call Robert - 904/629-2779 These donations will be sold at The Justice Coalition began in 1995 because one man’s priorities were changed. Ted Hires was the average businessman working 60 to 80 hours a week and looking out for himself until that day when he and his staff were held at gunpoint and robbed. Being a victim of crime, Ted found the criminal justice system worked harder for the criminal than the victim. As a result of Ted’s experience, he formed a (501C3) non-profit organization, the Justice Coalition, and is making an effort to change the Fourth Judicial court system for the better. Since 1995, the Justice Coalition has been fighting crime every step of the way. Fugitives captured are through a partnership with local media and law enforcement agencies. Donors will receive tax-deductible credit for the amount the item is sold for. The Justice Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit victims’ rights organization whose mission is to advocate for innocent victims of violent crime. Victims’Advocate A free newspaper supporting victims’ rights published monthly by The Justice Coalition. The opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily those of the Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate or the Justice Coalition. The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate welcomes both editorial and photographic submission, but they cannot be returned. Please allow six weeks for a response to submitted works. 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The first person who telephones the correct Secret Word wins a Gift Certificate to Sonny’s Real Pit Barbeque Restaurant. 4. You can only win once in a twelve month period. W.W. GAY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. SO START SEARCHING! Exclusions: no persons employed by the Justice Coalition, Sonny’s, nor their families are eligible. 388-2696 4 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013 Shaw... Continued from page 1 adult children’s murders shattered their lives. These are two who overcame their grief to provide invaluable service to our organization as we endeavor to assist crime victims who need our help. Then there were the murders of two little girls – Dreshawna Davis and Shenice Holmes – that galvanized the community in an effort to stop the senseless killing. There are so many more, too numerous to detail here, but I think of them often: Chip Oney, a Special Ops veteran shot and killed in cold blood one morning on his way to work; Hiep Nguyen, a young Vietnamese immigrant who was murdered in his coffee shop, his killer still unknown; Jack Reed, a taxi driver shot in his cab, leaving behind Terri, his grieving wife, remembering her husband’s last words: I’ll always come back to you; Somer Thompson and Haleigh Cummings – and most recently Cherish Perrywinkle – little girls whose deaths or disappearance have broken our hearts. Besides murders, I think of several elderly ladies who were assaulted, their bodies and homes violated by criminals, and 82-year-old Renie Telzer Bain, who was brutally murdered by the man she employed for yard maintenance. Her death resulted in a close relationship between the JC and Mrs. Bain’s son Dana Telzer and daughter-in-law, Lysa, who now serves as the JC’s victim advocate. Dana died (of a broken heart, Lysa believes) shortly after his mother’s murderer was sentenced to death. If there can be an upside to these terrible events, it is the relationships we have formed with many survivors who have become wonderful friends, who say they don’t know how they would have made it through their ordeals without the support of our advocates. Very humbling to me, many of them express strive to make North- it’s impossible to name everyIf there can be an upside to these terrible events, it is their appreciaeast Florida a better, one, so please know that when the relationships we have formed with many survition for articles safer place to live. I retire at the end of this month, vors, who say they don’t know how they would have I’ve written I’ve loved interact- I’ll be remembering with a mixed made it without the Justice Coalition. about their lost ing with law en- sense of pleasure, appreciation loved ones and forcement personnel and sadness many of you with was writing the article about how much it means to them. – FBI, FDLE, the JSO and police whom I’ve interacted these past her friend’s horrible experiThen there are those missing agencies of surrounding coun- 10 years. Thanks to Attorney Jay ence. Today, my daughter is loved ones whose whereabouts ties – from the admirable sheriffs Howell (with help from Sandy totally disabled with multiple remain unknown: Mark Degwe have elected, down the chain Johnson) who has submitted an ailments, including the trauma ner and Bryan Hayes – their to detectives (who’ve granted in- article for every single issue of the of that long-ago abuse. families keep their pictures in terviews to provide material for Victims’ Advocate – what a great Subsequently, I wrote the public eye and fervently my articles) and patrol officers friend he has been to all of us; to about human trafficking and long for their return; Rosemary (Sgt. Paul Restivo says theirs is David Hunt (mayor’s articles); to served on the Northeast FlorDay missing since May 2011, the most dangerous job of all), Jackelyn Bernard (SAO articles); ida Human Trafficking Task Michael Davis missing since to the PIOs and officers who to Lee Durbin (Family Support Force, working with local law June 2007, Bryan Allen (not submit mugshots/info for the Service missing children); to Lauenforcement and social agenri-Ellen Smith (JSO articles); to seen since last May) – all list“Wanted” pages each month. cies to promote public awareed each month on the Missing A highlight of my tenure Amanda Burns (JSO Protect and ness about this terrible global Persons page in the VA. here was attending the FBI Citi- Serve), to Sharon Gogerty (FDLE, epidemic of abuse. Later still, zens Academy a few years ago. pictures of sex offenders/predaI met Dr. Kaye Smith, founder Learning something of how that tors for Forewarned is Forearmed), of ReClaim Global, an orgagreat agency works was interest- and to PIOs Melissa Bujeda and So many hurting families nization that seeks to bring ing and enlightening, and I came Shannon Hartley (JSO) and Mary have come through the doors healing to countless victims of away with greater appreciation Justino (CCSO), who’ve been reof our small office, and durchildhood sex abuse, and I was of its personnel and their role sponsive and helpful with all I’ve ing my ten years at the JC I’ve introduced to yet another layer in keeping our country safe. Be- requested from them. observed the effectiveness of of misery inflicted on innocent I’m so grateful that, after I resides having the opportunity to an organization (along with children by parents, relatives shoot a Tommy gun (the agents tired from Blue Cross Blue Shield its outstanding supporters/ or trusted friends. had to help me hold it), I also in 2002, I sought advice from Pasfriends) that springs into acThere seems tor Garry Wiggins tion to help supply immedito be no end to about how I could It has been my great honor and pleasure to meet many ate needs, plan funerals, hold the depravity best spend my “rewonderful, dedicated, hard-working men and women press conferences, post flyand evil to which tirement” days. A in our community who tirelessly strive to make NE ers, and otherwise stand with humankind will JC board member, Florida a better, safer place to live. families suddenly thrust into sink, and somehe said I needed circumstances they never times all we do gained a wonderful new friend, to talk to Ann Dugger, so I did imagined. I’ve often been to intervene seems futile. Sgt. Jax FBI lead attorney Special and – as the saying goes – the amazed by the concern, comGreg Foxworth, a friend with Agent Mike Perkins (now re- rest is history. My life has been passion and tenacity displayed whom we’ve worked for many tired), whose wise counsel and enriched by what I’ve learned by Ann Dugger and our other years when he supervised the steadfast faith mean so much to and experienced and by so many victim advocates as they work JSO Vice Unit, told me one wonderful people who have beme. tirelessly from the time of a time that people ask him why Along with just about every- come my friends. murder or assault or disapkeep trying to stop prostituI’ll never forget the remarkone else, I deplore the decisions pearance, all the way through tion or the drug trade when it’s and behavior of many elected of- able ladies – Ann Dugger, Jo the process of seeing criminals impossible. He said, “You can’t ficials, but it’s been reassuring to Wilson, Sabrina Gouch (and now brought to justice. NOT do something; you can’t meet men and women of charac- Lysa Telzer), Lisa Root (who’ll be Another area of crime bejust give in to the criminals. If ter who maintain their integrity, the new editor), Rebecca Dugger, came personal to me when you save even one person from stand up for what’s right and and volunteers including Fran I was writing a story about that lifestyle, your efforts are truly do their best to influence Futrill and Pastor Amos Bankchildhood sex abuse in May worth it.” good legislation and guidelines head (and others) – who have 2004. I learned, to my shock for us to live by. I’ve come to been my co-workers, generously and horror, that my own highly regard several judges and and patiently helping me cope daughters had been sexually On the positive side of the attorneys in the judicial system with my physical limitations and assaulted by their teenage aunt when they were three and five crime spectrum it has been my and appreciate their support, to tolerating my idiosyncrasies. years old. My youngest, who great honor and pleasure to meet me personally and to the Justice Working as editor of the Victims’ Advocate has been a fantastic opwas the most seriously affect- many wonderful, dedicated, Coalition. When you start mentioning portunity, a journey I wouldn’t ed, had not remembered the hard-working men and women event until around the time I in our community who tirelessly individuals in an article like this, have missed for the world. Crime close to home There IS a bright side! Jeffrey H. Tomack, MHSA, NHA 730 COLLEGE STREET 730 COLLEGE STREET JACKSONVILLE, FL 32204 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32204 TEL: (904) 358-6711 TEL: (904) 358-6711 FAX: (904) 358-6499 FAX: (904) 358-6499 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrator AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 5 PAM BONDI FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • 11:30am-12:30pm W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors Employee Banquet Hall • 524 West Stockton Street Join us the second Tuesday of each month as we continue to lift up the City of Jacksonville to God in prayer. We believe when we meet together and pray we can make a difference. Come be part of that difference. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” — II Chronicles 7:14 “Make a chain, for the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence.” — Ezekiel 7:23 PRAY JACKSONVILLE TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 attorneys general calling on Congress to amend the law to help fight prostitution and child sex trafficking. In a letter to key members of Congress, the attorneys general advocated that Congress amend the Communications Decency Act to provide criminal jurisdiction to state and local prosecutors. “By updating federal law, we can give prosecutors the tools they need to crack down on those who use technology to exploit children,” stated AG Bondi. “I am committed to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking, and changing this law is just one more way we can work toward accomplishing that goal.” The Communications Decency Act of 1996 was drafted when the Internet was in its infancy. The original purpose of the Act was to protect children from accessing indecent material online, but courts have Attorney General Pam Bondi Asks Congress to Fight Prostitution and Child Sex Trafficking by Amending Federal Law interpreted certain provisions of the Act to provide immunity from state prosecution to online classified ad sites, such as Backpage.com, that promote and profit from human trafficking. Prostitution is a local crime. Absent interstate travel, federal property, or the involvement of a minor, prostitution is not a federal crime. While the Communications Decency Act provides criminal authority to the federal government, the attorneys general believe that criminal jurisdiction needs to be extended to help combat these crimes. Local prosecutors report that prostitution solicitations have largely moved online. Backpage.com, for example, generates an estimated $3 million to $4 million per month in revenue. The letter can be found here: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/ MMFD-99WJCB/$file/ Final+CDA+Sign+On+Letter.pdf UNSOLVED MURDERS $200,000 REWARD $1,000 REWARD Name: John Patrick Rowan Info: Rowan, 34, left his Ft. Caroline home before sunrise Feb. 23, 2001, and has not been seen since. His SUV was found a month later near the Orlando airport. His case has been ruled an unsolved homicide. Notify: JSO Cold Case at 630-1157 Name: Mary Elizabeth Petersen Info: This 34-year-old mother of two was strangled during the night and found by her little children on May 28, 2002. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-1157. Name: Paul W. Seidenstricker Info: This 44-year-old beloved husband and father was murdered on E. 17th and Hubbard St. on Feb. 21, 1994, by multiple stab wounds. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 This section made possible by donations from friends and family. 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Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo’s Southwest Café Carrabba’s Italian Grill Chrome Divas Clear Channel Outdoor Crystal Cooper Rebecca Dugger Karen Farah Sabrina Gouch Patricia Grant Bill Green HOGs of Orange Park Dawn Jones Missy Lybrand Robert “Mitch” Mitchell Glenn Morningstar CSX Police Department Adamec Harley Davidson Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Clay County Sheriff’s Office Amos Bankhead Blue Bell Ice Cream Panera Bread Chris Perrella Leonard Propper Rolling Thunder Lisa Root Brandon Sierra Michael Staver Homicide Support/ Advocacy Compassionate Families 354-0007, 721-3326 Victim Services Center • 630-6300 Jax. Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate 630-1764 Families of Slain Children 3108 North Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32209 • 683-4986 Abuse (Domestic) 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-500-1119 Hubbard House Emergency Shelter & Counselling 354-3114 Quigley House (Clay County) 1-800-339-5017 Compensation (victim) Victim Services • 630-6300 MADD Victim Services • 388-0664 Consumer Fraud State Attorney’s Office • 351-0900 Detoxification Gateway Community Services 387-4661 Family Family Nurturing Center of Florida 389-4244 SAV-A-CHILD, Inc. P.O. Box 15197 Jacksonville, FL 32239-1937 762-1937 A.J. JOHNS INC. Complete site development services: Family Support Services of North Florida 4057 Carmichael Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 904/421-5800 www.fss.jax.org (Provide foster care, adoption and prevention) Guardian Ad Litem Program 220 East Bay Street, 6th Floor Jacksonville, FL 32202 904/630-1200 • CLEARING • GRADING • PAVING • WATER • SEWER • DRAINAGE 3225 Anniston Road • Jacksonville, FL 32246 Ann Dugger was recently presented the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency because of her and the Justice Coalition’s participation in the criminal justice system. As Executive Director of the Justice Coalition, Ann is a major asset to the organization and a visible advocate for victims in NE Florida. When a child is kidnapped or murdered, she and the Coalition are present to assist the family, ensure immediate needs are met and help guide them through the most devastating time in their life. The Coalition provides a support system found nowhere else in Florida. It also publishes a free monthly newspaper, the Victims’ Advocate, available in many area retail outlets. The FCCD is proud to nominate Ann Dugger as its 2013 winner in the criminal justice area. She is a two-time winner from Chapter 9, having been nominated previously in 2004. - Jamie Walker The FCCD is a 50-year-old professional organization for Criminal Justice employees, ranging from Correctional Officers, Judges, Police Officers to Probation Officers. It has 32 Chapters in the State of Florida. Chapter 9 represents Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. FCCD participates in numerous community service projects and provides professional training to its members. There are over 5,000 members in the State of Florida. Distinguished Service Award Legal Assistance Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. 356-8371 Three Rivers Legal Services 126 W. Adams St., 7th floor Jacksonville, FL 32204 904/394-7450 641-2055 “Serving the First Coast Since 1970” License CUCO32666 Mental Health Center of Jacksonville 3333 W. 20th St. Jacksonville, FL 32254 904/695-9145 J.B Coxwell Contracting, Inc. joins the Justice Coalition in helping to make Jacksonville a safer place to live, work, and grow. BILL DYE BONNIE PARKS SHAUN DYE DAVID JORDAN GLENDA RYALS DAVID PARKS Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) • 388-2455 Parenting Help A place where parents and kids learn how to survive. www.ihelpparents.com Rape Sexual Assault Response Center (SARC) 358-RAPE (358-7273) Office: 630-6330 Rape Crisis Hotline: 904/721-7273 PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL 904-355-8383 FAX 904-354-9020 111 N. LIBERTY ST. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202 State Attorney’s Office 630-2400 Trauma Counseling Women’s Center of Jacksonville 722-3000 Rape Crisis Hotline: 904/721-7273 City Victim Services 630-6300 Youth Crisis Youth Crisis Center – The Safe Place 3015 Parental Home Road Jacksonville, FL 32216 904- 725-6662 6741 Lloyd Road • Jacksonville, Florida 32254 904-786-1120 AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 7 is proudly sponsored by: www.elkinsconstructors.com This month’s Hats-Off is to Breeanna DeGrove, a then-4th grader at San Mateo Elementary who had no idea when she went home crying each day that she would overcome her own challenges by helping others in her school feeling the same problem. A typical story of bullying, Breeanna had been harassed for two years by one of her peers, ate lunch by herself each day, and was friendless during recess. At one point, the source of her pain even told her she should go kill herself. A parent-to-parent conversation in an attempt to help only worsened things and made going to school increasingly difficult for this young girl. Near the end of an exhausting year of taunts and cruelty, Breeanna found the courage to face her tormentor and ask him why he was so mean to her. In an honest moment, he told her his parents were divorced and he was just really angry and was sorry for taking it out on her. It didn’t take long for Breeanna to take action. She told her mother maybe the young man just needed someone to talk to and it would be great if there was a club where everyone could freely talk about their feelings. Remembering that the little boy liked brownies, she decided to start her new club, make some brownies and invite anyone who had been bothered by a bully…and even include those who did the bullying. Her new club was called “Bully Busters.” Lindsay Sharp, former principal of San Mateo Elementary School, found that students and teachers readily embraced Breeanna’s Bully Busters idea and discovered that this “amazing vision and dream” of a ten-year-old quickly grew a personality of its own. She said Breeanna DeGrove this unique program led by a sponsoring teacher provided conversations between students that helped when they faced challenges. The program itself included mentors and “peer mediators” who assisted students with finding better ways to communicate. To Sharp, who is very passionate about student safety within the confines of the school, this “student-owned” idea presented a great opportunity to encourage better conflict resolution among the students. Sharp said that particularly in elementary school, children aren’t necessarily often dealing with bullying on a large scale, but need help learning important social skills and encouragement on how to respond to one another as everyday issues arise. San Mateo Elementary has continued this program for two years, even though Breeanna is now 12 years old and in middle school. Sharp, now Executive Director of Instruction at Duval County School Board, while not directly responsible for implementing such programs as Bully Busters in schools, is looking forward to the opportunity to share the program idea with her peers and hopefully encourage the continuation of something that supports healthy relationships among students. Currently, Breeanna is a Magnet student at James Weldon Johnson Middle School. Sixth graders are not permitted to participate in clubs, as they are adjusting to the faster-paced college preparatory classes of their Magnets, so she had to put her club on hold for a year. However, Breeanna has already rallied some teachers to sponsor Bully Busters for middle school and will implement the program as she enters 7th grade. While her mother, Jennifer Mevers, wishes she could say that 5th grade marked the end of her daughter’s torment by bullies, she was shocked to discover it could actually get worse – and did. Middle school has seen greater challenges for Breeanna, who yet learns and grows from her struggles, fully intent on making her pain work for good in the lives of others. Hats Off to you, Breeanna! On The Lighter Side An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife and three kids. He applies for a janitor’s job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test. The human resources manager tells him, “You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.35 an hour. Let me have your email address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically email you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day.” Taken aback, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an email address. To this the manager replies, “You must understand that to a company like ours that means you virtually do not exist. Without an email address you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day.” Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers’ market and sees a produce stand selling 25-pound crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. In less than two hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100 percent profit. Repeating “Without email you don’t exist” the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family. During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly. Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him. By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard. Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse that his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company’s payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed over one million dollars. Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he selects an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his email address in order to send the final documents electronically. When the man replies that he doesn’t have time to mess with a computer and has no email address, the insurance man is stunned, “What, you don’t have email? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you’d had all of that five years ago!” “Ha!” snorts the man. “If I’d had email five years ago I would be sweeping floors and making $5.35 an hour.” 8 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013 CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS NRA Instructor Jim Mangels Class includes Fingerprints, I.D. Photo and Notary Service Kids’ Camp By Angela Corey State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit The State Attorney’s Office was proud to have hosted our first annual kids’ summer camp in June. Children, ranging in age from 11 to 17, spent the day learning about and experiencing firsthand some of the activities at the SAO. The idea for the summer camp started with a conversation with my 11-year-old niece, Abigail. She mentioned to me how she and her friends wanted to see what Aunt Angie did at work. Abigail and children of SAO employees, along with groups from the Church of Jacksonville and First Timothy Baptist Church, all took part in various activities throughout the day. Members of our staff talked with the kids about cyber safety, bullying, and our juvenile diversion program. They listened attentively as speakers shared stories involving kids their age. Many of the children also spoke about their personal experiences with bullies and other students fighting at school. The campers also had a chance to get up close and personal with two K-9 dogs, one that searches for missing people and another that searches for drugs. They learned about the duties of K-9 dogs and how they work with police officers. “Meeting the K-9 dogs was my favorite part. I liked learning what they do in an investigation,” Abigail said. Campers spent the second half of the day playing the role of prosecutors during everyone’s favorite activity – the mock trial. Each child chose to play the role of either a prosecutor or a juror in the “State of Florida vs. Goldilocks” trial. Some of our summer interns played the roles of Goldilocks, Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, and Baby Bear as they testified on the stand. Prosecutors from our office also participated by helping the kids prepare their arguments and set up questions for the witnesses. Many of the kids proved to be natural-born prosecutors by examining evidence, questioning the witnesses, and ultimately gaining a trial victory against the defense. “The Goldilocks trial was harder than I thought. It felt like we were actually doing a real trial. It was hard for the jury to decide about the case,” said Abby, who was a prosecutor in the trial. At the end of the day each child had his/her picture taken and received a signed certificate for completion of the camp. This experience seemed to have a positive impact on everyone; in fact, many of the kids expressed interest in attending another camp in the future. Overall, we believe that we were successful in hosting our first annual SAO Kids’ Summer Camp. We set out to provide a positive and memorable experience for young boys and girls, and we are confident that we did just that. We were able to educate children on the matters of the judicial system while hopefully inspiring them to become the future leaders of our community. FREE NRA Shooters Cap w/ NRA Membership Only $77.00 ST. NICHOLAS GUNS 4630 Blanding Blvd. • 904-778-4214 Classes every Saturday – 10 a.m. to 12 noon Offenders Beware! The Justice Coalition wants you! NEEDS YOUR HELP to locate these children Family Support Services of North Florida Missing since 6/11/13 Chelsie hansen Missing since 6/28/13 gail jones Supporting Family & Community Missing since 7/2/13 carla floyd Missing since 6/24/13 patricia wiley Have You Seen Them? If so, please call (904) 421-5800 AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 9 Wanted VA# 5448 Black male, 6’ 1”, 190 lbs. DOB: 6/11/71 Violation: Felony battery by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office bobby roger bello michele renee brown VA# 5451 White female, 5’ 4”, 125 lbs. DOB: 9/6/74 Violation: Grand theft Anyone with any information concerning these individuals, please call JSO at 904-630-0500 An active warrant existed on every person shown on this page at the time the Justice Coalition received the information from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on July 12, 2013, about two weeks before the Victims’ Advocate went to press. craig damon baker VA# 5449 White male, 5’ 6”, 145 lbs. DOB: 10/17/88 Violation: Written threats to kill or do bodily injury michael paul bays VA# 5450 White male, 5’ 9”, 190 lbs. DOB: 8/15/71 Violation: Fleeing LEO, DLSR, drug possession VA# 5452 White female, 5’ 4”, 230 lbs. DOB: 5/31/82 Violation: False ID, DSP brianne nicole cain gary dallas clay VA# 5453 White male, 6’ 0”, 170 lbs. DOB: 6/8/88 Violation: Burglary, false ID, DSP daniel joseph demery VA# 5454 Black male, 6’ 2”, 170 lbs. DOB: 8/31/79 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, pregnant victim VA# 5455 Black male, 5’ 11”, 200 lbs. DOB: 10/19/90 Violation: Sale/manufacture/ deliver cocaine kenaz terrion edwards corey lee finley ricardo depadra galloway VA# 5457 Black male, 5’ 11”, 190 lbs. DOB: 2/3/81 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, criminal mischief VA# 5456 Black male, 5’ 8”, 150 lbs. DOB: 2/9/78 Violation: Sex offender, failure to register VA# 5458 Black male, 6’ 1”, 225 lbs. DOB: 10/25/75 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, pregnant victim adrian lashuan grisdor mary melissa kitler VA# 5459 White female, 5’ 2”, 167 lbs. DOB: 4/28/74 Violation: Unlawful possession of stolen credit card jeraud nathaniel kornegay VA# 5460 Black male, 5’ 7”, 195 lbs. DOB: 4/18/91 Violation: Concealed firearm, drug possession cedric michael lauray VA# 5461 Black male, 5’ 9”, 170 lbs. DOB: 6/11/80 Violation: Sex offender, failure to comply william leonardo lee VA# 5462 Black male, 5’ 7”, 185 lbs. DOB: 3/28/82 Violation: Aggravated battery, pregnant victim patrick jody mcconnell VA# 5463 White male, 5’ 11”, 175 lbs. DOB: 11/22/89 Violation: Burglary, DSP stanley kelvin merriweather VA# 5464 Black male, 6’ 9”, 240 lbs. DOB: 11/28/82 Violation: Murder alvin lee nelson VA# 5465 Black male, 5’ 11”, 200 lbs. DOB: 6/21/79 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, pregnant victim antonio jamael wilmon pinckney VA# 5466 Black male, 5’ 8”, 100 lbs. DOB: 9/11/73 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, criminal mischief dean james poland VA# 5467 White male, 5’ 5”, 135 lbs. DOB: 7/21/82 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery renaldo dimitri reeves VA# 5468 Black male, 5’ 8”, 170 lbs. DOB: 6/17/89 Violation: Contraband possession in detention facility VA# 5469 White female, 5’ 6”, 130 lbs. DOB: 10/4/79 Violation: Cocaine possession crystal ann rothfuss todd scott sark VA# 5470 White male, 5’ 8”, 150 lbs. DOB: 3/30/83 Violation: Grand theft auto, burglary w/assault alison louisa scitticatt VA# 5471 White female, 4’ 11”, 117 lbs. DOB: 2/19/74 Violation: Grand theft rosalyn taneshea taylor VA# 5472 Black female, 5’ 4”, 220 lbs. DOB: 7/29/80 Violation: Child abuse latesha amanda waithe VA# 5473 Black female, 5’ 4”, 170 lbs. DOB: 11/7/84 Violation: Child abuse daniel e westberry VA# 5474 White male, 5’ 10”, 230 lbs. DOB: 5/19/75 Violation: Battery on person >65 genesis javon white VA# 5475 Black male, 5’ 6”, 160 lbs. DOB: 1/18/89 Violation: Aggravated assault/ battery, dating violence WANTED POSTERS TERMINOLOGY KEY AFDC - Aid for Dependent Children Batt. – Battery CW – Concealed Weapon Cont. Subs. – Controlled Substance D/L S/R – Driver’s License Suspended or Revoked Dom. agg. assault - domestic aggravated assault DSP – Dealing Stolen Property DW – Deadly weapon FA – Firearm FCF - Firearm by a Convicted Felon FEL - Felony FTA - Failed to Appear GT – Grand Theft HO – Habitual Offender LEO – Law Enforcement Officer PCS - Possession of Controlled Substance Traff. MDMA - Ecstasy Trafficking Uttering - Forgery VOP - Violation of Probation WC – Worthless Check Man. del. cocaine - Manufacturing and Delivering Cocaine rodney joseph williams VA# 5476 White male, 5’ 11”, 185 lbs. DOB: 7/29/80 Violation: False ID, DSP deandes la’weye young VA# 5477 Black male, 5’ 9”, 172 lbs. DOB: 12/30/76 Violation: Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon, PFCF We Need Your Help Missing Richard James Rider Jr., White male, DOB 10/10/1972, 5’07”, 179 lbs. Last seen on October 11, 2011, leaving Dayspring Village, located at 554820 U.S. Hwy 1, Hilliard, FL 32046. Witnesses said he was walking north towards the Florida/Georgia state line and has not been seen since. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this man, please call the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 353-7072. We Need Your Help Glenn Eugene Adams, Jr., age 29, was shot and killed October 6, 2012, at Mascara’s Nightclub, located at the corner of Beach and Southside. Police are still searching for a suspect in the murder. If you have any information that could help solve this murder, please call JSO Homicide at 630-2172, or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS, where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. 10 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013 Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. M i ss i n g P ersons Last seen May 31, Age 25 (at the time) 2012, at 21st and 5’ 1”, 100 lbs, Blue Moncrief. eyes, Blonde hair If you have inforMissing since mation about him, December 22, 2000 please call Det. Notify Green Richardson at JSO Cove Springs PD Missing Persons at (904) 529-2220 Unit – (904) 630-2627 Bryan Lamar Allen Yvonne Belcher Age 5 3’, 39 lbs, Brown eyes, Blonde hair Missing since Feb. 10, 2009 Reward $35,000 Notify CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS Haleigh Cummings Michael Austin Rosemary Day Age 27 (at the time) Davis Age 25 5’ 8”, 160-180 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since June 26, 2007 5’ 4”, 150 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since May 25, 2011 Mark Anthony Windy Gail Fox Sandra Gann Age 43 Age 49 (at the time) Degner Age 12 (at the time) 5’, 135 lbs, Hazel eyes, Dark blonde hair Missing since Feb. 10, 2005 Reward $10,000 Blonde hair, Blue eyes Missing since August 6, 2006 5’ 8”, 137 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since January 5, 2004 Notify Bradford County SO (904) 966-2276 Mark Thomas Gibson Age 51 5’ 7”, 130 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since March 12, 2008 Age 12 (at the time) Age 26 5’ 6”, 125 lbs, 5’ 4”, 95 lbs, Black Green eyes, eyes, Brown hair Red hair Missing since Missing since September 11, February 10, 2005 2006 Reward $10,000 Bryan Andrew Hayes Sheena Dayle Johnson Age 36 (at the time) 5’ 9”, 165 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since November 2000 Geanna M. Jones Age 51 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 150 lbs, Brown eyes, Blondish Brown hair Missing since December 14, 2000 Reward $20,000 Notify Nassau County SO (904) 225-0331 Jackie Markham Age 22 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 170 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since July 2, 2004 Rodney McIntyre Age 23 Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since September 11, 2009 Shirlene “Donetta” Roberts Age 23 (at the time) 5’ 10”, 145 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since November 4, 2000 Notify St. Johns County SO (904) 824-8304 Joshua Bryan Smith Age 47 5’ 7”, 115 lbs, Brown eyes Missing since August 12, 2012 Last seen on Normandy Blvd. Tammy Willis Missing 1/3/2013 Age 56 6’, 200 lbs, Blue Eyes Driving a blue/gray 4-door 2007 Buick Lacrosse with a sunroof, license plate 6106HH James Tracy Wilson We Need Your Help Missing CRIME DOESN’T PAY, BUT WE DO! REWARD UP TO $3,000 REMAIN ANONYMOUS 1-866-845-TIPS (8477) www.fccrimestoppers.com PAID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUND Kevin Williams has been missing since May 28, 2013. This active-duty US Navy man disappeared after having a dispute with his wife at the Avenues Mall. JSO says his disappearance is out of character and asks for assistance from the public to locate him. He was wearing military blue camouflage when last seen. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call JSO – 904/630-0500. Or you may call First Coast CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477) where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $3,000. AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 11 Closing the Education Gap to Close the Crime Gap By Mayor Alvin Brown An intelligent mind uneducated is like an athletic body never trained. Every great athlete, while blessed with natural talent, will testify that his or her accomplishments would be impossible without rigorous exercise, regular training and an incredible will to succeed. Likewise, the intelligence we are all born with must be cultivated and enriched. The opportunity for higher education is vital to realize the potential in every child. I believe that closing the education gap closes the poverty gap and the crime gap. It addresses a significant root cause of the struggles in our society. It is with this purpose in mind that I launched Learn2Earn, a college immersion program to promote postsecondary education through public-private partnership. Learn2Earn is designed to boost the overall quality of education, inspire self-sufficiency in young people and build a stronger workforce to meet the challenges of the 21st century economy. Education is incredibly important to me on both personal and professional levels. I was the first in my family to graduate from college, and like so many other young people, I worked my way through school. I remember working in 100-degree heat after grinding through a full day of classes. I’d get home at night and the books were always waiting for me. It was a challenge that made a man out of me, and it led to an accomplishment that will always make me proud. Learn2Earn returned in July for the next class of high school students. For six days, the selected, high-performing students will be immersed in the college experience. They will visit classrooms, receive course instruction and be assigned oncampus jobs. I know first-hand how difficult it can be for first-generation students to make the leap into higher education. The Learn2Earn experience is meant to fully mimic collegiate life in order to set reasonable expectations and reduce apprehensions that may prevent qualified students from applying for college. The secret word is arithmetic. As a PTA parent and father of boys in public schools, I have a personal stake in making our education system more accessible and affordable for all. Learn2Earn is one of many public-private partnerships my administration has championed, and is a fantastic example of private means supporting the public good. Last year’s inaugural effort was funded with the support of $150,000 from private sponsors. When we work together to close gaps in education, we build opportunity. When we create opportunity, we erase obstacles for young people to compete, develop, and prosper. We are investing heavily in education for many reasons including character development and crime prevention, but we also recognize that this is a long-term investment and there are many short-term solutions we should be focusing on as well. That’s why I was proud to stand with Sheriff John Rutherford and a number of community stakeholders to expand the gun bounty program. Taking illegal guns off the street doesn’t just save lives. It helps create a better atmosphere for young people to grow up and mature. It makes our schools safer and helps give loving parents peace of mind. Since 2006, more than 300 illegal guns have been taken off the streets because of the Gun Bounty program. All Gun Bounty tips are 100 percent anonymous and should be reported to First Coast Crime Stoppers. You can report a tip by calling 1-866-845-TIPS (8477) or by visiting http://fccrimestoppers.com/. For more updates, visit the Mayor’s website at www.coj. net/mayor. Mayor Brown on Facebook: facebook.com/ MayorAlvinBrown Mayor Brown on Twitter: @MayorAlvinBrown Mayor Brown on YouTube: youtube.com/ MayorAlvinBrown Fully Stocked Trucks In Your Area Now! State Cert. No. CFC025597 RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Do you want to be part of the Justice Coalition’s service to hurting crime victims? One way is to advertise in the Victims’ Advocate. 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We regret that because of insufficient space to include all unsolved murder cases on this page, effective April 2013 we will rotate all pictures, featuring each victim every two months. We remain sorry for your loss and will continue to work to see justice for all. Name: Joshua Kyle Allen Info: On Saturday, July 30, 2005, Joshua Allen was found murdered in his condo at Grand Reserve Condos located at 13810 Sutton Park Dr. N. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Floyd Bryant Info: Two days before Christmas, this 73-year-old man was walking in the median of 103rd St., across from I-HOP, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle, possibly hit by another. Notify: Call Florida Highway Patrol at 695-4104 Name: John L. Burnett Info: This 31-year-old man was killed April 20, 2007, by a teal green vehicle that fled the scene. FHP is seeking information about the identity of the hit-andrun driver. Notify: Call Cpl. Martha Fachkoat (904)695-4115, ext. 412. Name: Darryl Caldwell Info: This 36-year-old man was shot by a young black male wanting drugs and money. Transported to Shands, he died 12/30/09. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Name: Antonio Creech Info: This young man, 22, was murdered Dec. 23, 2007, in a shooting at Eureka Gardens Apartments. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at 630-2127 with information about this crime. Name: Nickeshea Duana Gray Info: This 28-year-old female was murdered on July 25, 2006, in the 8300 block of Marion Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. UNSOLVED MURDERS $10,000 REWARD Name: Clifford Backmann Info: Clifford Backmann was working at 6960 Bonneval Road on Saturday, October 10, 2009, around 12:15 p.m., when an unknown assailant came in, robbed and shot him. The gunman was reported to be a black male. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 Name: Bernard Gregory Baker Info: Bernard was murdered on June 1, 2005, at 2100 Martin St. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 Name: James Donnie Crews Info: Was found murdered by gunshot wounds in the 8900 block of Media St. on Jan. 24, 2000. Please help this family and call in your tips. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Jessica S. Green Info: This 18-year-old female was found shot to death Sept. 5, 2007, in the bedroom of her home at 5620 Hollinghead Lane. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. $5000 REWARD Name: Cejay L. Davis Info: Shot to death while standing on the corner of Washington and Shearer St. on the Westside, off McDuff Ave. on May 6, 2000, about 11:50 p.m. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Derrell Baker, 17 Info: Darrell was walking on Lenox Avenue near Old Middleburg Road about 7 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2008, when he was shot. He was rushed to Shands-Jacksonville hospital where he later died. Police believe he was shot from a moving vehicle. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 Name: Roderick Montrell Batts Info: This young man was shot in the parking lot of the Waffle House at 334 Beach Blvd. on May 18, 2009. Notify: Call Det. Corporal Watkins, Jax Beach Police Dept., (904)270-1661 if you have information about the murder. Name: Rachel Bell Info: This 26-year-old female was found murdered on Feb. 1, 2002, in the dunes off Southside Blvd. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 or Det. Barker at 630-2172 Name: Randall Eugene Griffin Info: This 56-year-old male was treated for significant trauma on May 6 and pronounced deceased on May 15, 2006. Notify: JSO Homicide Unit at 630-2172 Name: Keith Cauley Info: Keith’s body was recovered from a grave in Putman County on August 23, 2001. His death is currently being investigated by the JSO Homicide Unit. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Shelton Flowers Info: On Nov. 19, 2000, at approx. 2:30 a.m., Shelton L. Flowers and Demetrice J. Ross were robbed and shot at 1137 Dyal St. by suspect(s) unknown. Suspect(s) fled in Flowers’ car which was later recovered. Notify: Det. R.V.Nelson, JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or 630-1082. Name: Joe Harrell Info: This young man was discovered January 22, 2006, lying in the driveway of a vacant home a 3021 Silver Street, believed to have been killed around midnight while walking home from work. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. Name: Alphonso Levon Headley, Jr. Info: This 22-year-old male was found murdered Nov. 26, 2008, at Pearl and Linwood Streets, shot multiple times by unknown assailants. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Tiphne Hollis Info: While in a car with family members on March 20, 2010, this 16-year-old young woman was killed by a hail of gunfire from unknown assailants. Notify: JSO Homicide at 6302172 if you have information about this case. Name: Donte’ Chapman Info: Donte’ was killed on 1/3/06. He was found after JFRD responded to a brush fire at 7500 Birdies Road near the Avenues Mall. Notify: JSO at 904/630-2172 Name: Willie Lenard Flynn Info: Killed on 12/26/03 by a hit-and-run driver on I-95 southbound near 8th Street. The black male driver of the stolen vehicle and a passenger fled the scene on foot. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: William I. Bowden III Info: William was found shot on Nov. 10, 2004, at 4752 Radcliff Court. He later died from his injuries. Detectives are looking for a black male driving a 2000 or 2001 beige Toyota Camry. Notify: JSO at 630-0500. Name: Benjamin Christopher Info: This 16-year-old was shot and killed on March 29, 2006, in the 400 block of Broward St. If you have any information about this murder, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 $1000 REWARD Name: Michael Earl Foster Info: Michael Earl Foster, age 50, was found murdered by an unknown assailant on June 25, 2006, in the 5900 block of Beckstrom St. If you have any information about this murder, please call Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Cynthia Boyd Info: This 51-year-old woman was murdered Nov. 24, 2009, when shots were fired into her Westside Jacksonville home. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at 630-2172 Name: Jerry Clemons Info: On Nov. 7, 2008, this 33year old male was killed in a drive-by shooting at 14th and Canal Streets. He was talking with friends when 4 men in a gold car opened fire. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2177 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-8477 Name: Michael L. Cohen Info: Was found murdered at 1657 26th. W. on April 18, 2001. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: John Gates, II Info: He was murdered on June 2, 2005, while working as a clerk at the BP gas station, 643 Stockton St. According to a second victim, two black males entered the store at 7:50 p.m. One suspect held this victim at gunpoint while the other shot Gates. Notify: Det. E.R. Baker at 630-2172 Name: Diann Gaymon Info: Diann disappeared on Sept. 27, 2004. Her body was found on May 5, 2005, at 5711 Bowden Road behind the strip mall. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. Name: Sirron R. Jackson Info: Shot June 22, 2002, Simon Johnson Park, 3700 block of Moncrief Rd. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 or 630-1824 Name: Barry Brooks, Jr. Info: This 19 year-old was found murdered at at an apartment complex on Timuquana Road in Jacksonville on November 19, 2007. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 Name: Dorsett Lamont James Sr. Info: On May 27, 2011, the body of Dorsett James Sr. was found in his residence located at 1106 Tyler St. in Jacksonville. The case has been ruled a homicide. Notify: JSO Det. Cayenne at 630-2172 if you have any information regarding this murder. Name: Eugene Brown III Info: Eugene Brown III, 27, was found shot and killed inside his residence at 2125 Danese St., Nov. 24, 2010. Two young black males were seen leaving the scene after shots were fired. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at 630-2172 with information. Name: Charles Cooper III Info: Charles Cooper, was shot in the back and killed July 1, 2007, between Detroit and Lowell Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 Name: Frances Gordon Info: Found October 1, 1996, at 2727 Waller Street, viciously murdered by an unknown assailant. Notify: JSO at 630-2172. Name: Deon Antwain Jerido Info: Beloved son of LaVerne Jerido, was found shot to death in his 2001 Gold Sebring near the intersection of W. 22nd St. and Lee St. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 or Sgt. R.S. McLeod at 630-2172 AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 13 • • • • • • • • • What We Do Services offered by the BUSTED This feature made possible (904) 783-6466 • 5560 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32205 Each of us has a responsibility to help make our community safe, and aiding in the apprehension of those among us who choose to scoff at the law goes a long way in fulfilling that obligation. The citizens of Jacksonville thank all who have participated. Volunteer Opportunities Provide immediate crisis intervention by assessing the victims’ needs and implementing an appropriate plan of action. Educate victims regarding their rights as a victim of crime and criminal justice proceedings. Network our resources to provide the victim counseling and/or support groups, if needed. Accompany victims to court proceedings. This includes pretrial hearings, trials, depositions, meetings with prosecutors and injunction hearings. Act as a liaison between victims and prosecutors, law enforcement and the media. Assist victims in creating an effective impact statement to the court. Assist victims in applying for victims’ compensation. Assist victims in publicizing rewards for unsolved murders and missing persons. Publish a monthly newspaper that prints crime victims’ stories, pictures of unsolved murder victims, missing persons, wanted criminals and much more. – Fundraisers – Posting flyers for missing persons and unsolved murders – Special events bruce allen black VA#: 5418 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Domestic battery, strangulation – Delivering our Victims’ Advocate newspaper – Court watching – Clerical assistance – Research and newspaper writing SHAME, SHAME, SHAME The persons shown below were arrested for the crimes listed. At the time of publication of this issue, they have NOT been convicted of the crime for which they were arrested. This information does not in any way imply or infer guilt or any actions or activities other than their arrest. VA#: 5419 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Burglary, wearing hood/mask jamaine boyd VA#: 5423 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Burglary jonathan wesley clifton nicole leann hamilton VA#: 5431 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Burglary april phillips Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness ashley atkins Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness ashley molina Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness bonnie summey Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness dana brooks Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness sheree k. lacy VA#: 5434 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: June, 2013 Violation: Child abuse keith lavert mcghee donna hamilton Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness fred cotten Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness jessica burt Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness kimberly green Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness kimberly mincey Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness VA#: 5438 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery terence agustus upshur VA#: 5442 Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: False statement on title transfer lisa harrell Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness melodie cason Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness pandora moline Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness deigo perez Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness esteban carrizales Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness VA#: Clay County Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Sale/delivery controlled substances tyler franklin grubbs jeremy adams walker hung ta Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness jeremy clifford Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness michael hart Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness roy reynoso Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness timothy nelson Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness VA#: Clay County Featured: July, 2013 Arrested: July, 2013 Violation: Aggravated battery Mary McPherson REALTOR ® 4194 San Juan Avenue • Jacksonville, FL Direct: (904) 421-3582 Cell: (904) 228-9047 Fax: (904) 384-6141 Have No Fear, Mary is HERE! NATIONAL NOTARY ASSOCIATION NOTARY SIGNING AGENT CERTIFIED AND BACKGROUND SCREENED Offenders Beware! The Justice Coalition wants you! Rick Eggemeyer Operating Partner Email: MaryMcPherson@WatsonRealtyCorp.com 14 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013 MOST WANTED MOST WANTED P.O.P.S. BAKER COUNTY’S CLAY COUNTY’S Sheriff Joey Dobson and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. Sheriff Rick Beseler and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 1/19/78 Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: n/a Violation: Possession/sale of controlled substance Brian singletary ulysses daryl dixon ii Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 9/3/87 Ht.: 6’ 0” Weight: n/a Violation: Robbery, felony battery The Justice Coalition appreciates the support of its Positively Outrageous Partners Auctioneer Aaron Bean ACS Security Systems Adina Construction and Framing AlphaStaff, Inc. Builders FirstSource Capital Concrete Solutions Robert Carlton CompCare Health Solutions Dr. Bob Chapa Cornerstone Paint and Drywall Rob Viens Focus MD Ryan Davis J.B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc. Jensen Civil Construction Stephen Jensen Jiffy Lube Lou Webber Tires Miller Electric Buck Autrey PARC Packaging Paul Adams, Ronnie Calugar Poole Management Company Lockwood Holmes WW Gay Mechanical james nelson Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 3/11/93 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 130 Violation: VOP jallil dequan graves Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 8/29/82 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: n/a Violation: Sale of controlled substance leeandria farmer Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 1/17/94 Ht.: 6’ 2” Weight: n/a Violation: Attempting murder in the first degree with discharge of firearm Call the BCSO at (904) 259-2231 today! Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 1/26/83 Ht.: 5’ 8” Weight: 180 Violation: Aggravated assault on LEO, attempt to elude LEO joshua robert welch MOST WANTED Sheriff David Shoar and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. ST. JOHNS COUNTY’S kaith wallace williams Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 11/20/58 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 165 Violation: Sexual battery on a child mark anthony fleming DOB: 8/8/63 Call the CCSO at (904) 213-6031 today! Race: White Sex: Male Ht.: 6’ 3” Weight: 250 Violation: Grand theft Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 12/24/81 Ht.: 5’ 11” Weight: 140 Violation: VOP Uttering forged bills Lakeysha Lashonda Robinson Sheriff Bill Leeper and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. MOST WANTED Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 6/6/55 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Grand theft NASSAU COUNTY’S Contractors, Inc. Waste Management arthur welton barlow, jr. kristopher daniel topper Race: White Sex: Male DOB: N/A Ht.: 6’ 2” Weight: 195 Violation: FTA Possession of controlled substance WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE Call (904) 824-8304 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-277-TIPS Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 9/19/91 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: 120 Violation: Burglary to Dwelling, Grand theft alyssa shree hickey MOST WANTED Sheriff Gordon Smith and the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public’s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. BRADFORD COUNTY’S treavor lee michael bloomfield Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 6/21/94 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 200 Violation: DSP Amy Arrington DOB: 12/15/80 Race: White Sex: Female Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Larceny, DSP michael arrington Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 7/16/82 Ht.: 5’ 1” Weight: 120 Violation: Sale and delivery of controlled substance elissa sanmarie crews City Hall City Hall Annex Duval County Courthouse Jacksonville Public Libraries Police Memorial Building Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Office Depot The Jacksonville Landing Most Major Downtown Buildings Jenkins Quality Barbeque (all locations) Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 6/8/81 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Failure to appear joshua anthony adams Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 2/9/87 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Grand theft, DSP, false ID, exploiting elderly Jacksonville Area: (select locations) Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 4/14/72 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Felony violation of probation bond truin blye Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/10/72 Ht.: 5’ 5” Weight: 125 Violation: Sale/Delivery crack cocaine x 2 tina lynn rayos jamore wright Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 11/17/92 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Fraud/impersonating Call the NCSO at (904) 353-7072 today! Larry’s Giant Subs Gate Food Posts Firehouse Subs Famous Amos Restaurants McDonald’s Restaurants Wal-Mart And Green Cove Springs: (select locations) Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 10/22/69 Ht.: N/A Weight: N/A Violation: Lewd, lascivious behavior, sexual assault malachi jenkins If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there IS help for you. Call this 24-hour hotline to receive help day or night: Call the BCSO at (904) 966-6280 today! 1-800-500-1119 Green Cove City Hall Harvey’s Grocery Clay Co. Sheriff’s Office Clay County Admin Bldg. AUGUST 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 15 Special Thanks Bailey Publishing Contemporary Business Services Dye Bail Bonds Fraternal Order of Police Wayne Malone, Total Office Products Ralph Nicewonger Publication Distribution Services The McCormick Agency, Inc. Lou Webber Websessions, Larry Cohen Scott and Crystal Adams Michael Andersen Jeff W. Brown Johnny Brunet Steve Carver Kathy Cold Tammy Coxwell CSX Corporation Damien D’Anna Rick Davis Roger L. Delaney Julie Harrell Steven T. Halverson Robert D. Hiday A. J. Johns Royal Johnson C. W. Johnston John Kirkland Lil’ Gabriel’s Flavored Ice, LLC Roberta Lybrand Kenneth C. Mannaka Jeannie Miller Herb Morris Ivan Pena Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation PROFESSIONAL SERVICES James Rhoten Michael A. Rutledge 2nd Ride Around Consignment Shop LLC Raymond E. Shavers, Sr. Michael Staver Dennis Sullivan Fred Thompson VEMA USA Larry Ward Patricia A. Wernet James Wineland CONTRIBUTORS Amos Bankhead David Brown Bob and Trish Edwards Beverly McClain, FOSCI Pete and Cindy Miller Spencer Myers H. G. Peterson Derrick Rogers Paul Russell VOLUNTEERS NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Dedicated to the advancement of the law enforcement profession through education, communication and an informed program of legislation. OFFICE VOLUNTEERS Amos Bankhead Lynn Boone Crystal Cooper Fran Futrill HEARTS AND HANDS MINISTRY Rev. Deryle Adkison Rev. Amos Bankhead Rev. Larry McGinley Rev. Ronnie Williams Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30 5530 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida www.fop530.com (904) 398-7010 Nelson Amos, D. Cuba, President Steve President Special Thanks for donations in memory of: Lynn Boone Greg and Karen Carroll Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home and Riverside Memorial Park (Roger Delaney) Flowerama – Frank Smetak Chef Alvin Harvey Highlands Baptist Church Kentucky Fried Chicken (Dunn Avenue) – Todd Denz Papa John’s Pizza (Dunn Ave.) – Ed Castlen, Virginia Combs Pastor Steve Dobbs, Paxon Revival Center Publix (Highlands Ave) – Jay Wilcox and Kirk Erickson Crystal Register Sam’s Club (Busch Drive) – Christina Delarosa Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ – John Raineri, Mnager Attorney Joseph Vaughn Walmart (Lem Turner Road) Larry Ward and Lyza Raulerson Lou Webber Wendy’s (Dunn Avenue) Cindy Cranford Flowerama – Frank Smetak Tommy Gower Greenlawn Funeral Home – Janice Diamond and Beth Fabiano Pastor Anthony Jackson, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Paxon Revival Center Sarah L. Carter’s Funeral Home – Sarah Carter Sight and Sound JSO Officer S. P. Votava Cherish Lily Perrywinkle: Janya Patricia Diane Solomon On The Side Of Victims!! 16 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate AUGUST 2013