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FUGITIVES CAPTURED MISSING PERSONS FOUND 2298 172 Ann Dugger: Missing Adults Day.....................2 Protect and Serve.............................................3 FSS Missing Children.......................................7 Hats Off: Wayne Malone.................................8 Missing Adults.................................................8 Mayor Brown: Education Summit....................9 Together We Can Campaign Breakfast February 21 Jay Howell: Is It Stalking?.................................9 JSO Most Wanted..........................................10 Unsolved Murders.........................................12 2013 JSO Year Honorees...............................14 Shame, Shame, Shame..................................14 Busted: Baker/Clay/Nassau Wanted...............15 Florida Missing Adults’ Day February 22 FEBRUARY 2013 AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7 www.justicecoalition.org Volume 18 • Number 11 • FREE New faces you will see in 2013 Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper This name is very familiar to residents of Northeast Florida. Retired FHP Lt. Bill Leeper has long been the area spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, before which he was a homicide investigator and supervisor. He and his wife own a business in Fernandina Beach, where he also served as a city council member and mayor for two terms. Sheriff Leeper says, “My staff and I are conducting a thorough, top-to-bottom analysis of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. All policies, procedures and programs are being reviewed and all personnel will be evaluated to make sure we are conducting law enforcement services in a proper manner. The immediate needs of the agency are being identified and community priorities are being assessed. Once the full agency analysis is complete, I will have a full list of recommendations to act upon. “I would like to thank all the law enforcement officers, detention deputies and civilian personnel who serve so courageously in the NCSO for their service; I am honored to serve with them. While an organization can only be as good as its members, this is especially true for law enforcement. Citizens expect the highest standards of integrity and commitment from those who take the oath to protect and serve, and rightfully so. Those of us who work in law enforcement have the responsibility to earn the trust and respect of our community each day. “I want you to know I am committed to use my experience to provide my best for you as Sheriff of Nassau County. I pledge to bring professionalism, honesty and integrity to the leadership of the Sheriff’s Office. In order to move forward as an agency, I expect the same level of professionalism, honesty and integrity from agency employees. “In the next few years we will undergo many changes in technology and personnel. We will implement an agency-wide reorganization to ensure that staff and resources are directed to meet emerging public safety needs. New crime-fighting Two men gunned down for no reason Clark’s and Brevard’s killer sentenced to life By Shirley Shaw February 2 is a date forever etched in the minds of two families who learned early that morning two years ago that each had lost a loved one. Bruce Clark, 40, and Ananias Brevard, 29, were murdered in cold blood by a 21-year-old man who last November pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. According to reports, Clark and Brevard had spent time visiting at the apartment complex where they both lived before joining other friends at a local bar. After a time, they left in a vehicle driven by a man who inexplicably stopped the car on a Westside street, where a pickup soon drove up and also stopped. Jamey Edgington, who turned out to be the son of the man driving the car in which the victims were riding, walked up to the car with an assault rifle and exchanged words with the victims. He then returned to his pickup, traded the rifle for a handgun, walked back toward the car and opened fire on Brevard. When Clark tried to escape by running away, Edgington shot him in the back. Police responded to the 8700 block of Hencken Avenue after 911 callers reported sounds of gunfire. They found Brevard lying dead at the foot of the residence driveway and Clark in the side yard carport area, also dead. Investigation led them to Edgington’s father who identified the killer as his son. When he was arrested for the murders, Edgington was already in jail on another charge of attempted murder for which he later also received a life sentence. sister, Sheilanda Quillee, who read her impact statement at the sentencing, described the family’s loss: Bruce was a son, father, brother, nephew, grandson and trusted friend. His parents, family, extended family, friends and coworkers loved him with all their hearts because he was so full of life and fun to be around. He was very family Bruce Clark oriented and took pride in his children, nurturing and supporting their dreams and celebrating their accomplishments. While Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, he was a peaceful man who never met a stranger. Once introduced, you were a friend for life and would always be treated as family. Bam (as he was often called) was always happy to see you – he made you feel loved and welcome. He Bruce Clark’s 2011 Murders... Continued on page 5 State Attorney’s Office: Doing the right thing for the right reason By State Attorney Angela Corey I begin my second term in office with a grateful heart, a renewed commitment, and, above all, a continuing promise to our community to vigorously prosecute violent and repeat offenders. God has blessed our community abundantly, but our community cannot thrive if our citizens live in fear of crime. Working with law enforcement to diligently investigate and prosecute crime, we have made great strides in ridding our community of those who would prey on innocent victims. On a personal note, God has blessed me abundantly, especially with the privilege of serving as State Attorney for Duval, Clay and Nassau counties. I wish all of you could see the men and women of the SAO who fight tirelessly for our victims, both in and out of court. Our lawyers and support staff are not just bright and energetic, they are totally focused on our prosecution mission. Under the solid guidance of our management team – Bernie de la Rionda, Cheryl Peek, John Guy, and Mark Caliel – our lawyers are entrenched in our philosophy of always doing the right thing for the right reason. Representing the people of the great and sovereign State of Florida is a special honor and one we do not take lightly. We strictly adhere to the philosophy of our mentor and hero, State Attorney Ed Austin, that we are ministers of justice and to the people of Florida we owe the utmost effort. While we are extremely pleased with the results in our first term, we refuse to rest on our proverbial laurels. Every case presents a new challenge, an opportunity to balance justice with mercy, and the privilege to exercise our considerable discretion when soundly deserved. Our homicide and violent crime prosecutions have been very successful, and we have sent record numbers of defendants who terrorized our citizens to state prison for 10 years or more, many of whom received life sentences or the death penalty. We are equally proud of our diversion programs and under the leadership of Alan Louder and Julie Taylor, our juvenile diversion program was recognized by the A&E network in a documentary called Beyond Scared Straight. In our first term we saw two of our finest ASA’s take the oath of office as judges in our circuit: Mose Floyd, appointed to the county bench in Duval State Attorney... Continued on page 5 New Faces... Continued on page 6 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. Florida Missing Adults’ Day: Remembering those who disappeared without a trace From the Director by Ann Dugger I want to invite everyone to Florida Missing Adults’ Day ceremony and press conference scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Jacksonville City Hall Atrium. This event is an opportunity to honor loved ones who have simply vanished, a day to show support for families as they continue to search for their missing daughter, father, sister, son, mother or friend. It’s also a day to remind the community who these people are, what they mean to us, and to show their faces again in hopes it will bring a new lead – a new hope. Preparing for this special occasion, I think of the grieving mother who was instrumental in establishing this annual day of remembrance. When Tina McQuaig disappeared in March 2000, Linda Rice soon began her quest to gain information about her missing adult daughter. She created a website, hoping someone would see it and contact her or police if they knew Tina’s whereabouts or what happened to her. In 2001, Linda formed a support group, Families of Missing Loved Ones, whose main goal she said “is to build awareness. All of the families who are participating have come together to help each other and to offer support to other families should their loved ones become missing.” An interview with Linda, published in a VA November 2001 article, eloquently expresses her pain – and that of many others like her: Hundreds of thousands of families are suffering the same emotional nightmare that any family can experience when they know their loved one is missing. Not knowing where your child is can be totally devastating. Those first few hours when you know for sure that your child is gone can literally bring you to your knees. You begin to panic, your heart races within you, you have difficulty breathing, and you just don’t know what to do. It’s a feeling of helplessness. These families are experiencing the most unimaginable pain and the beginning of their worst nightmare. Missing children and adults are something you read about in magazines or see on television and not something that could happen to you. Unfortunately, the Families of Missing Loved Ones share a common bond: the agony of losing a child. This is a reality call to all of us and one we would never wish on anyone. Desperate families are sometimes turned away by the police, because the children are adults. We are told that as adults, your children have the right to choose where they want to live. Unless there are circumstances that indicate foul play, law enforcement agencies sometimes hesitate before taking action. Yet the first 48 hours after your loved one’s disappearance are in fact the most crucial; this is when you need to get the police, media and the public involved. Tragically, Tina’s remains were found December 2002 in a wooded area near Cecil Field. Her murder, still unsolved, was recently featured in Disappeared, the Investigation Discovery television show. Meanwhile, Linda turned her persuasive skills toward establishing a day of remembrance for missing adults. She wrote a letter to Governor Jeb Bush, explaining about the families in Jacksonville – and thousands of others throughout the country – who have missing adult children and that there was no special day designated to remember them. She received a prompt response from Gov. Bush’s office, and later he signed a resolution naming March 5 as Missing Adult Day. Peg Rowan, whose son John disappeared February 23, 2001, is spearheading this year’s event on February 22. I also vividly recall meeting Jim Davis, devastated after his son disappeared in June 2007. This retired federal employee expressed his appreciation for the JC’s help in facilitating media coverage and communications with JSO regarding Austin’s case. He said, “Other friends and many volunteers I didn’t even know rallied to help post thousands of missing person flyers with Austin’s photo…populated hundreds of websites and social networks...and aided Search and Rescue teams from Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, searching hundreds of acres of woodlands. “Canine handlers with both tracking and cadaver dogs spent many nights searching small areas based on tips or possible leads. I cannot adequately express the hope that arises with every action that is taken to find Austin. Our community is blessed with loving and caring people who are eager to aid in any way they can. Their love, prayers and help have sustained me throughout this unimaginable quest. Without this support and faith in my Father in heaven I don’t think I could continue the search for my son.” These are just two families who come to mind. Since Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes disappeared without a trace from their school in February 2005, we have closely worked with members of these families who continue to hope for word about these two young men. Mark’s aunt, Angie Campbell, remains actively involved in the effort to keep their faces in the media, with age-progressed photos to show what they probably look like today. She is coordinating the photo presentations of missing persons at the ceremony. Please plan to attend this event and offer your support to these families who continue to grieve for their loved ones who have disappeared. Unfortunately, events such as this are rare and tend to matter little to anyone but those immediately affected. Apart from occasional media blurbs and pictures published monthly in the Victims’ Advocate, little is mentioned to remind us that many fellow citizens are truly broken inside and struggle to get through each day wondering where their missing loved ones are. What can you do? Come to the press conference. Look at the faces. Meet the families. Learn their stories. Report tips or encourage those who may know something to report it. Keep the search alive in conversations you have, when possible. You just never know when a fresh lead will be thought of or discovered. You don’t realize how much your presence means to someone hurting or how even your hug can keep someone strong. Get posters of the missing person(s) and place in your break room at work, local laundry mats, corner stores and restaurants. Send cards or letters of encouragement to organizations that work with families of missing loved ones so they can pass them on to the families. And pray. The Faith Community holds the key to true restorative justice for all mankind. Many churches and businesses support this concept. 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The child, in foster care at the time, had secretly met with her biological father at a downtown Jacksonville church, where the father gave her a substance known as K2 (a synthetic cannabinoid that appears as a weed similar to marijuana, listed as a narcotic by the DEA). After inhaling the substance, the victim became ill, and the suspect fled the scene without seeking medical assistance for his daughter. Shortly thereafter, the child’s foster mother called JFRD and the child was transported to a hospital for treatment. After responding to the hospital, Emerson met with the suspect’s father, who said the suspect would be at the Mental Health Resource Center the following day. Emerson learned that the man was a habitual traffic offender and had a suspended driver’s license. When the suspect drove to the MHRC the next day, Emerson detained him and transported him to the Police Memorial Building (PMB) where, in the ensuing interview, the suspect confessed and was arrested for two child abuse charges, one drug charge which was enhanced because this occurred at a church, and one habitual driving charge. He is now serving time in State Prison. A month later Emerson and Officer Karim Saoud were dispatched to the PMB in reference to a homicide investigation. They met with the complainant, the suspect’s ex-wife, who provided recently learned information about a murder that occurred more than five years ago in St. Johns County. Emerson contacted the SJCSO, who sent detectives to the PMB. Meanwhile, Emerson assisted with a controlled, recorded phone call between the complainant and a person who was with the suspect when the murder occurred. The witness was located on Jacksonville’s Westside and brought in for an interview where she divulged important information regarding this cold case - information detectives needed to obtain an arrest warrant. The U.S. Marshals Office and the JSO apprehended the suspect who was interviewed and confessed to the murder. Sheriff Rutherford said, “Brad, you are an example to your colleagues and truly represent the Sheriff’s Office Core Values of Community Focused, Respect for Each Other, and Worthy of Trust. Congratulations on earning this award!” robert w. coyle Robert Coyle works at CSX Transportation, but when he is not working there or spending time with his family, he volunteers up to 40 hours per month as a JSO Reserve Officer. He is recognized for his assistance in resolving a residential burglary case. Last June, Officer Jason Holcomb and RO Coyle responded to a call regarding a burglary in Northwest Jacksonville. When the victim (who had been gone about a week) got home, he found his residence had been burglarized, that several large items were missing including the washing machine, dryer, and living room set. A neighbor told the victim he knew who had broken into his house, and that his property was being stored at the suspect’s house. Officers attempted to contact the suspect several times; however, the man would not answer the door. The victim spotted his living room set through a window, establishing probable cause to obtain a search warrant. They returned to the suspect’s house to execute the search, but the suspect came outside and complied with police. All the stolen property was located in the suspect’s house. During an interview, the suspect implicated a second individual in the burglary, and within days the second suspect was taken into custody. Additionally, while en route to the SAO for the warrant, Holcomb and Coyle heard an officer ask for help on the police radio. Being just blocks away, they responded to the scene and assisted with a felony take down on a vehicle with four occupants, one of whom was armed with a rifle. The two officers provided cover with their rifles as Coyle handcuffed the suspects, all four taken into custody without incident. Captain Wayne Blankinchip said, “Officer Coyle’s presence as the second officer in the vehicle on this day proved to be beneficial to Officer Holcomb and the JSO. By fulfilling the role as the backup officer during this tour of duty, he increased the amount of manpower within the zone and allowed Officer Holcomb to complete numerous tasks which resulted in several felony arrests.” brad d. emerson Civilian Supervisor of the Month Nancy Laughter, assigned to the DOC Community Transition Center (CTC), is recognized for her 25 years of dedication as Correctional Services Program Manager. She has focused on building the volunteer program at the CTC and, thanks to her, there are currently 10 volunteer teachers who offer classes at the facility, including Budget Management, Art Therapy, Computer Lab, Yoga, math calculations and several other educational assistance programs, along with other meaningful and rehabilitative self-improvement courses – all at no cost to the JSO or taxpayers. Nancy also monitors inmates’ progress within the programs and supervises counselors at the CTC who assist inmates in finding employment. She established a close working relationship with the AA and NA community. Forty-five volunteers from these organizations are currently working at all corrections facilities, offering meetings to a greater number of inmates. In 2011, Florida State College of Jacksonville’s rules of residency were revised, meaning JSO had to provide proof to the college that inmates are Florida residents so JSO would not be required to pay high fees to send them to classes and subsequent testing for their GEDs. Proving residency requires documentation which includes Florida identification and vehicle registration, voter’s card, or a full year of bills with a local address – many of which inmates typically do not have. Nancy took on this tedious task, working with each individual to gather necessary documentation to continue his/her education. Throughout the years Nancy has been recognized by many organizations for her contributions and commitment to the improvement of our community through JSO’s inmate programs. Last November MADD of Northeast Florida presented the MADD Star of Excellence award to Nancy for her community outreach support to the local prison facility. In previous years she received the Literacy Volunteer Achievement Award from Literacy Pros of Jacksonville, the Michael Hanrahan Award for Outstanding Service in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction from the Northeast Florida Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and First Coast News recognized her as a “12 Who Cares” honoree. Nancy i. laughter Civilian Employee of the Month Police Emergency Communication Officer (PECO) Nancy Lynch, who works the day shift for the Police Services Division in the Communications Unit, has served in the US Navy and is a member of JSO’s Critical Incident Stress Management Peer Support Team. This group provides support to any employee with psychological and/or physical reactions they may have responding to a critical incident. Sometimes it is as simple as an employee who is overwhelmed and just needs to talk. Last spring Nancy took a call from a distraught female whose husband had recently died unexpectedly and who wanted the number to the suicide prevention hotline. Nancy’s experiences in years of dealing with people in crisis helped her handle this call. She asked the caller if she wanted the number for herself or someone else. The woman began to cry and said it was for her. She explained that her husband had just died, she had children (including a newborn) to care for, and she was having a hard time coping with the situation. The caller thought her husband may have been given wrong medication or medication that did not properly treat his condition which contributed to his untimely death and said she was investigating his death on her own. Nancy expressed her sympathies to the caller and explained that, although it was good she had researched the medication and its side effects, it probably was not the best time to focus on that. She advised the woman to focus on herself and her children to manage their grief, and she provided information to help prioritize things. The caller said she suffered from depression, but since she was nursing her newborn, she could not take medication. Nancy suggested she conduct an Internet search for natural home remedies that would not be harmful to her or the baby. PEC Lt. Sharon Elliot said, “Nancy went well above and beyond on this call and the caller was able to get some assistance during her time of grief… Nancy handles almost every call she takes in this manner and continually displays professionalism.” nancy j. lynch Police Supervisor of the Month mark e. romano Sgt. Mark Romano, who works in the Sex Crimes Unit, received this award for work he did as a supervisor in the Burglary Unit before being transferred. Last June a burglary to an occupied residence occurred at the Taylor Manor Retirement Community on the Southside. While the victim was sleeping, the suspect entered through an unlocked window and took the victim’s property. The victim was unaware the incident took place until morning. Two weeks later (July 14) another burglary occurred in that same community, but this time the victim awakened. The suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet together and covered her mouth so she could not call for help. He even cut the emergency cords in the residence to prevent the victim from using the alarm system. Given the violence used by the suspect, the residents and staff of the Retirement Community were very concerned about their safety. Immediately, Romano coordinated a response with Patrol Zone 3 officers and supervisors, designating Detective Earlean Lipsey as the lead detective, and together they mapped out a detailed plan of action that included contacting cell phone providers to locate and track the usage of mobile phones stolen in both cases, and tracking the usage of stolen checks, credit and debit cards, along with obtaining surveillance footage of transactions. On July 18, Lipsey located at a pawn shop on the Westside a piece of jewelry stolen during the second burglary, and officers tracked down the subject who pawned the item – he lived less than one mile from the Retirement Community. A search warrant was obtained for his apartment, where several items of stolen property were located. The suspect was charged with Burglary, Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards and Grand Theft. Within a five -day period, Romano dedicated more than 50 hours to these two cases while still addressing other burglary trends taking place in his assigned areas. Romano’s supervisor, Lt. Johnny Oldham, said, “Due to his skill in managing the investigation and coordinating efforts, a violent felon was quickly apprehended. This is only a small example of the effort he puts forth on a daily basis to make a positive impact.” Corrections Officer of the Month Craig Griffin, who works at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, is recognized for his attention to detail. Last August, during the intake process, an inmate was verbally confrontational and refused to comply with verbal orders given by the Corrections staff. Griffin was processing this inmate’s belongings into the jail’s Property Room and found a credit card inside his wallet. The name on the credit card did not match the inmate’s name so, in order to properly process the credit card, Griffin went to talk with the inmate. Arriving at the holding area where the inmate was, Griffin noticed that he had his hands above his head, his face was purple and he was unresponsive. The inmate had wrapped the full restraints around his neck. (“Full restraints” means both handcuffs and ankle cuffs are connected by a chain down the middle.) Griffin called for an officer who had keys to the holding cell, and both officers removed the chain from around the inmate. Almost immediately, he gasped for air and began to breathe on his own, but he was still unresponsive. Jail medical personnel were notified and responded to the area, and JFRD transported him to the hospital where he received medical treatment; six days later he returned to jail. Sheriff Rutherford says, “Officer Griffin, thanks to your attention to detail you saved the inmate from potentially harming himself even further. Congratulations on earning this award.” Craig m. griffin FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 3 Fully Stocked Trucks In Your Area Now! State Cert. No. CFC025597 February 2013 • Volume 18, Issue 11 Ted M. Hires, Sr. 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 Dan Powers 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 RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Victim Services Practitioner Sabrina Gouch Bookkeeper/Office Manager Jo Wilson Lisa Root Administrative Assistant Financial Support Coordinator Rebecca Dugger Public Relations McCormick Agency, Inc. websessionshosting.com Larry Cohen Website Management ♦ Expert Repairs & Repiping ♦ Shower Pan & Tile Work ♦ Water Heater Service & Installation ♦ Under Slab Leaks Repaired - Insurance Claims ♦ Sewer & Drain Service ♦ Certified Backflow Testing & Sales ♦ Complete Bath & Kitchen Remodeling ♦ New Construction Westside/Downtown Orange Park 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. 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Exclusions: no persons employed by the Justice Coalition, Sonny’s, nor their families are eligible. 4 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 2011 Murders... Continued from page 1 loved entertaining and you could find him out and about in Jacksonville or wherever a social event was taking place. He enjoyed his career in landscaping and was often praised by his employer for his professionalism and good work. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid Florida State fan – no matter what their record happened to be! Jo Ann Clark, Bruce’s mother, was too overcome with emotion to read her impact statement, so she stood beside JC Victim Advocate Sabrina Gouch, who read it for her. Judge Adrian Soud commented that, although this griefstricken mother was unable to speak for herself, the look on her face while her statement was being read spoke volumes: I will never forget the moment the detectives came to my job to inform me that my son’s life was taken. I could not believe it was true; there must be a mistake. There is no way my son is supposed to leave this earth before me. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think of him. I miss him dearly and would give anything to see him again. Jamey Edgington, you have no idea the pain you have caused me and my family. My grandkids no longer have their father, my other son and daughter no longer have their brother, and I no longer have my son. Only a mother can understand the pain I’ve felt for the past year and a half. I’ve thought about my son’s last moments. What was he thinking when he realized his life was in danger? What were his last words? He didn’t have a chance to defend himself. How could anyone take his life, knowing Bruce had no intention of causing him any harm? I was never given a chance to say good-bye to my son – no last words, or hugs, or good-byes. Never again will I be able to hug him, laugh with him or talk with him. His voice and laughter are a distant memory. do know that my nephew is gone and it has changed my family’s life forever. Victoria Coleman, who was married to Ananias’ father for several years, described her stepson as “probably one of the most gentle, mannerly young man I’ve ever met. I met him by phone first and fell in love with him instantly. We both felt as if we’d always known each other. When he stayed with us, all the children would say he was the perfect big brother. He set the standard for hard work and respecting parents, always encouraged his brothers and sisters and would always do what he asked. I believe it was a tribute to his mother who raised him. We all miss him more than we can say.” Assistant State Attorney John Guy said: “All the credit for these convictions and sentences belongs to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the case, and the civilian witnesses who had the courage to come forward to see that these victims did not die in vain. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families and friends, but we are pleased to know that Mr. Edgington will never again walk this earth as a free man.” Ananias Brevard of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division, where he had worked eight months; he was a hard worker and loved his job. When I told his coworkers about this tragedy, they were heartbroken, in disbelief that someone could do this to such a nice guy. He had just rented an apartment so he could bring his son to visit him from NC. Things were starting to look up for him and he talked about how he loved his family and enjoyed being with them. He spoke with his mother almost nightly and missed her a great deal. He had a great personality, never met a stranger and was a “good old country boy.” Now all his hopes and dreams came to a sudden end. I don’t know exactly what happened that night, but I Mayor Alvin Brown City of Jacksonville Angela Corey State Attorney, 4 Judicial Circuit th Sheriff John Rutherford Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sheriff Rick Beseler Clay County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Joey B. Dobson Baker County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Bill Leeper Nassau County Sheriff's Office Sheriff David B. Shoar St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Gordon Smith Bradford County Sheriff's Office Request your presence at the 11 th Annual “Together We Can” Campaign Breakfast Sponsored by Also at the sentencing of his nephew’s murderer, Ernest Dunning spoke for the family about Ananais: I will miss my nephew a lot. When he called and said he wanted to move to Florida, I was happy because he had lived in North Carolina all his life and I didn’t get a chance to watch him grow up. I helped him get a job with the City Ananias Brevard State Attorney... Working to make the First Coast safer Continued from page 1 County, and Mark Borello, who won election to the Circuit bench by an overwhelming 66 percent of the vote! We know that these two former ASAs will do a stellar job on the bench and, though we miss February 21, 2013 Doors Open – 6:45am Breakfast served – 7:00am Program Ends – 8:30am First Baptist Church of Jacksonville 125 West Ashley Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please RSVP 783-6312 Please RSVP 783-6312 By 5:00pm, February 15, 2013 By 5:00pm, February 15, 2013 $25 tickets available Visit: www.justicecoalition.org and FFacebook acebook Visit: www.justicecoalition.org and them, we know they are completely committed to serving the citizens of this community. Going forward into our second term we will put forth positive energy to serve our citizens. We are grateful for our law enforcement partners and for the efforts of the Justice Coalition. We will always make victims our highest priority. Thank you and God bless you all. Offenders Beware! The Justice Coalition wants you! Offer Expires: 3/15/13 CODE: JC10 FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 5 New Faces... Continued from page 1 more than 50 jury trials. She says, “As a county judge, I will listen and make fair decisions that are grounded in the law and facts and tempered with common sense. I was raised in this community, where my family has made its home for three generations. This provides me a deep appreciation for a dedication to our community.” During her campaign she listed these three important factors: Legal and life experience, as well as personal temperament; professional administration of the court’s docket (timely and efficient justice for Jacksonville citizens); and perspective – the ability to see and understand all the complex issues involved in those cases that come before a judge on a daily basis. the community and the office of the Clerk of the Court well. This experience includes leading an organization with more than 800 members, running my own business and serving for six years on the City Council, including a term as City Council President. In these roles, I gained valuable knowledge of operations for large, public and private organizations that I am confident will translate into greater efficiencies and operations within the Clerk of the Courts. “I think what I may be looking forward to the most is getting to know the employees. Jacksonville is blessed to have scores of wonderful people working behind the scenes to make our city function every day. One of my initial goals will be to identify ways we can improve the work environment and allow each employee to become the best they can be. My team and I will also be looking at our processes - and there are quite of few of those. They range anywhere from jury selection, to marriage licenses, to collection of fees and distribution of fees collected, to protecting court evidence, to foreclosure, to trial clerks and the list goes on! I hope to discover ways to strengthen our operation to make stressful issues as simple as possible for all those involved. “Most of all, I’m thrilled to be serving the community in this capacity. Nearly every citizen in Jacksonville will need the Clerk of the Court’s services. I plan to roll up my sleeves each day and do my best to provide the most efficient, friendly and cost effective service possible.” Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff (l. to r): Director of Administrative Services Mike Edwards, Director of Patrol and Investigations Roy Henderson, Sheriff Bill Leeper, Undersheriff George Lueders and Director of Detention and Court Security Connie Johnson. strategies will be undertaken to keep drug dealers, gangs, thugs and deviants from operating within Nassau County. We will take advantage of available training opportunities and will focus on building better relationships with citizens, court systems and other local, state and federal agencies. We will provide improved services to the citizens of this county, while being responsible in our utilization and care of the resources entrusted to us. The agency will treat all individuals fairly, with both dignity and respect. “I am very excited for the future of Nassau County, and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. God bless you all and please stay safe!” within and based upon the law…I seek to emulate their judicial style, commitment to serve and demeanor.” Her courtroom 408 is open to the public (as are all courtrooms in the new courthouse), and she says, “I have informed my bailiffs to alert me to the presence of victims. I have further asked them to be courteous, sensitive and respectful at all times.” Circuit Court Judge Tatiana R. Salvador Circuit Court Judge Mark Borello Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Bass “First, let me thank voters of the Fourth Judicial Circuit for electing me Circuit Judge. It was an interesting experience to run for elected office; meeting voters across three counties revealed so much I never knew about the people of our multiple and diverse communities. “I chose to run for judge because I care deeply about the quality and integrity of the justice system and have the experience, maturity and temperament for this most important function of government – judging. It is generally a stressful experience for the average person to be summoned to the courthouse, for any reason, but people are much more inclined to accept a judicial ruling, even if it is adverse to their interests, if they perceive they were treated fairly and respectfully. Treating people fairly is not an attitude; it is a professional skill honed from many years spent delivering on a disciplined and compassionate work ethic.” Judge Bass served as Assistant under late State Attorney Ed Austin and prosecuted in the felony courtrooms of former Circuit Judge Major Harding, the late Circuit Judge Lou Safer and the late Circuit Judge Ralph Nimmons. “These judges were always prepared, courteous and respectful to everyone, impeccably honest and hard working. But more important, they had wisdom and vision to deliver justice in an even manner, to everyone, every day, consistently, fairly and always, always framed N e w l y elected Judge Mark Borello has spent the past 25 years fighting for victims as one of Jacksonville’s top prosecutors. He was Director of Circuit Court under State Attorney Angela Corey, responsible for supervising felony prosecutions in Jacksonville. He has personally prosecuted thousands of cases in his career, including homicides, traffic homicides, drug dealers, armed robbers and other violent career criminals. In his new role he says, “I am honored to be able to serve the citizens of our community as a Circuit Judge. Thomas Jefferson said, ‘The God who gave us life, gave us Liberty,’ and a Judge’s role is to help protect and uphold those laws that give us our liberty. After 25 years as an Assistant State Attorney, I feel I am prepared to take on this new role, although of course the two jobs are completely different. As a seasoned Judge told me, ‘Same room, different view.’ I would be happy to have visitors in the courtroom at any time. The courthouse belongs to the people.” Governor Rick Scott appointed this former assistant state attorney to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Clay Circuit Judge McCarthy “Mack” Crenshaw. Speaking from the weeklong Judicial College attended by nearly 100 new judges throughout the state, Judge Salvador said her 11 1/2 years of civil litigation and 7 1/2 years as a prosecutor have provided the experience necessary to be an effective judge. “Being a prosecutor gave me a great deal of trial experience that will serve me well when I’m overseeing a jury trial. I have to look at things from a different perspective, not as an advocate anymore; I have to be a neutral, objective listener and rule accordingly, fair and impartial. As a prosecutor you have the burden to prove your case, but as a judge you have to make sure both sides are getting equal, due process and justice. You have to be impartial and put aside your own personal prejudices and rule based on facts and the law before you.” She is eager to complete this initial phase of training and apply her training and years of experience to her new job. New judges have three weeks of training within the first five months on the bench. The next phase is in March, and because she is on the criminal bench, she is required to take a criminal crimes course to be qualified to hear death penalty cases. Every year judges are required to continue their judicial education. She says, “Education is incredibly important and never ending.” Clay County Clerk of Court Tara Green County Court Judge Michelle Kalil Duval County Clerk of Court Ronnie Fussell This new judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit has served honorably as a division chief of the Public Defender’s office. She has experience in all types of criminal cases, as well as civil litigation and A dedicated government leader for more than 30 years, Ronnie Fussell brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He says, “The experience I gained in both the public and private sectors will serve This busy wife and mother of three brings years of experience in employee and organizational development, as well as customer service management, to her new position. She explained what the job entails and her goals during her tenure: “The role of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is an integral part in the aid of the judicial process. The Clerk is a State Constitutional Officer and services both the government and the people and derives authority and responsibility from the constitutional and statutory provisions. Most duties of the Clerk in Clay County are administrative in nature and my professional background in the private sector complements the operations of this office. “I have 15 years of professional experience and corporate leadership that can be leveraged to the benefit of the employees, public and other constituents. This includes experiences with leading large teams, overseeing strategic projects, identifying operational opportunities to improve efficiency, and fostering a continuous development of employees, to name a few. My goal is to continually look at effective and innovative ways for Clerk’s office to offer efficient, accurate and courteous service while meeting the needs of the public and the State.” 6 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 AREA RESOURCE GUIDE (Services listed are provided free of charge, or have income-based scheduling) NEEDS YOUR HELP to locate these children Family Support Services of North Florida 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 Missing since 1/13/13 angelica brown Missing since 11/15/12 travis boan Missing since 1/11/13 paige chapman Missing since 12/30/12 brittany harter Have You Seen Them? If so, please call (904) 421-5800 J.B Coxwell Contracting, Inc. joins the Justice Coalition in helping to make Jacksonville a safer place to live, work, and grow. Norma Lyon Legal Assistant 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 Divorce • Child Support • Record seal Celebrating over 20 years of service 1701 Rogero Road Jacksonville, FL 32211 (904) 743-0057 1680 Smith Street Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 278-1711 Family Family Nurturing Center of Florida 389-4244 SAV-A-CHILD, Inc. P.O. Box 15197 Jacksonville, FL 32239-1937 762-1937 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 6741 Lloyd Road • Jacksonville, Florida 32254 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 904-786-1120 Mental Health Center of Jacksonville 3333 W. 20th St. Jacksonville, FL 32254 904/695-9145 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 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 FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 7 is proudly sponsored by: www.elkinsconstructors.com …to Wayne Malone, a long-time volunteer and supporter of the Justice Coalition who believes all of us can do something to help others. He says, “Everyone needs to be involved and help out a little bit. There are many ways to help people, and everyone has enough time to do something!” Born in Miami, Wayne moved with his family to Jacksonville when he was about six years old. His father worked in automobile repairs, and Wayne followed in his footsteps for 30 years until he retired seven years ago. At that time he began working with his closest friend, Larry Doehne, who owns Total Office Products. As Account Manager, Wayne is out and about in the community all the time and really loves interacting with people. He read the Victims’ Advocate and learned what the Justice Coalition does in its mission to serve innocent victims of violent crime. Since the JC became one of the accounts he maintains, he generously and faithfully contributes monetarily every month and often supplies products needed in the office. He has volunteered at many events throughout the years. JC Exec. Dir. Ann Wayne Malone Dugger says, “I have seen him working in 100-degree temperature – tired, hungry, wet with sweat, and he just kept right on going. He coordinated and supervised other volunteers.” Wayne says, “The Justice Coalition does such a tremendous job for the community; I just wish more people would reach out and help – physically or financially. You never know when you might need help. It would be wonderful if you [JC employees] could sit back and do nothing every day, but that’s not going to happen in the real world.” He was personally introduced to tragedy when his brother-in-law was killed in the line of duty as a police officer in Enterprise, Fla. Many members of his extended family are in law enforcement or military service, and they all seem to reflect the values he learned from his father: do the right thing and treat people the way you want to be treated. His father died suddenly when Wayne was only 15 years old; what an impact he made on his sons in the short time he lived. Our hats are off to this kind, compassionate Jacksonville citizen who quietly does his job every day, while looking for ways to serve his fellow man. Thank you, Wayne, for truly making a difference in the lives of many crime victims in our community. Missing Persons Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. Yvonne Belcher Missing 12/22/2000 Age 25 Green Cove Springs Sandra Gann Missing 1/5/2004 Age 49 Bradford County Jackie Markham Missing 12/14/2000 Age 51 Nassau County Florida Missing Adults’ Day February 22 in the Atrium at City Hall Geanna M. Jones Missing 11/2000 Age 36 Jacksonville Shirlene Roberts Missing 9/11/2009 Age 23 Jacksonville Bryan Andrew Hayes Missing 2/10/2005 Jacksonville Sheena Dayle Johnson Missing 9/11/2006 Age 26 Jacksonville Rodney McIntyre Missing 7/2/2004 Age 22 Jacksonville Mark T. Gibson Missing 3/12/2008 Age 51 Jacksonville 11:00 a.m. Windy Gail Fox Missing 8/6/2006 Age 43 Jacksonville Kamrie Mitchell Missing 8/25/2012 Age 24 Suwannee County Rosemary Day Missing 5/25/2011 Age 27 Jacksonville Joshua Bryan Smith Missing 11/4/2000 Age 23 St. Johns County James Tracy Wilson Missing 1/3/2013 Age 56 Jacksonville Tammy Willis Missing 8/12/2012 Age 47 Jacksonville Missing NOT Forgotten M. Austin Davis Missing 6/26/2007 Age 25 Jacksonville Mark Anthony Degner Missing 2/10/2005 Jacksonville Bryan Lamar Allen Missing 5/31/2012 Jacksonville 8 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 Why We’re Hosting an Education Summit By Mayor Alvin Brown As a city, we are making incredible progress in education, and I believe the actions we are taking will foster a thriving future for our city with increased economic opportunity and safety in our neighborhoods. Consider that in the past three years, we’ve seen student suspensions in Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) decrease by more than 70 percent. And throughout the past five years, we’ve seen major conduct violations drop by 46.6 percent while the number of mentors doubled and the number of high schools rated excellent, good or satisfactory increased by 166.5 percent. We can credit the DCPS School Board for these successes, as well as our dedicated teachers and administrators. These statistics tell a story greater than mere numbers. Our schools aren’t just getting better. We are seeing a cultural shift that is building an environment where students can work hard and make better grades. There’s a buzz about improving education in Jacksonville. In recent years, we’ve heard the phrase “school to prison pipeline” to describe the collision of failed policy and unfortunate circumstances that supports many young people’s introduction to the justice system. This reversible trend is one of the largest reasons that our efforts in education must be substantive and community-driven. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, two of every three state prison inmates in our country did not graduate from high school. It all goes to show that the problems we are working to solve in education today mean so much for our tomorrow. It takes all of us working together to encourage the next generation and foster a stronger, more positive work ethic. That’s why my administration has been working hard throughout the past several months to put together a twoday education summit to help move education forward in our city. We’re excited to be partnering with Dr. Nikolai Vitti, new DCPS Superintendent, and Fel Lee, new DCPS School Board chair, and others for this effort. We already benefit from the skill and dedication of organizations like Communities in Schools, City Year, Northside Community Involvement Center, the Community Foundation and the new Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center – a national model advocating for girls in or at risk of entering the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Our goal is to involve all of the stakeholders in our community so that we can compare data and build on our collective momentum in education. This effort is extremely important to me personally, being the father of two boys in public school. That’s why it’s such an honor that Bill Cosby, the Bill Cosby, has agreed to help raise funding for education initiatives in Jacksonville. Our target is $2 million. Planning is in the final stages with the summit scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 1. There has never been a better time to launch such an effort. As a candidate for mayor, I made clear my feelings about education’s role in the greater discussion about building safer neighborhoods, reducing crime and putting people back to work. And as mayor, I have appointed the city’s first Education Commissioner to advocate for the schools and create a series of new and meaningful publicprivate partnerships. We are not alone in this effort. Collaboration is the operative word. Every day, we’re seeing an outpouring of insight and generosity through efforts such as the “community agreement” fostered by JPEF’s One x One discussions, the Times-Union’s City of Hope journalism project and the recent TEACH Conference hosted by WJCT and Community First Credit Union. This support matters. Momentum matters. In 2012, I was among many to congratulate the students, educators and staff who worked hard to push Jacksonville schools off the intervene list. For 2013, I want to take that great progress further. To do it, we need teamwork. We need to keep playing to our strengths. And we need to continue to find new avenues to invest in education. 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 Is It Stalking? By Jay Howell Florida initiated its stalking statutes during the 1990s. Since that time, the appellate courts have been called upon to decide the practicable application of the crime of stalking as well as the role of court injunctions which have been issued to restrain the perpetrator from a continuing pattern of threatening behavior. These decisions provide the first real guidance on what these statutes mean and what protections they afford to crime victims. In 1988, the stalking suspect met the victim at her work place in Texas, where they maintained a platonic friendship until 1993. During these years, the suspect tried to win the victim’s affection with expensive gifts. She ended the friendship after he became possessive and told others she was his girlfriend, and even threatened to cause trouble between the victim and her real boyfriend. He ignored the victim’s express wishes to be left alone. He sent her flowers several times a week and even posed as a delivery man to get past security at her home and work place. He also showed up uninvited at social gatherings that she attended. After he started peering through her windows at home, she reported him to the Dallas police. His harassment continued and became so overwhelming that she moved to Florida in 2001 in an attempt to flee from the stalker. In 2002, he found her through the Internet and showed up at her residence in Miami. He again posed as a flower delivery man to get past security. Fearing for her safety, she called the police. He admitted to police that he had obsessive feelings for the victim. She was understandably scared that he was constantly watching her and had followed her half-way across the country. She believed that he was delusional, that his obsessive behavior was increasing now and that his behavior had the potential to escalate. In July 2002 she filed a petition for an injunction against him pursuant to the Florida Repeat Violence Injunction Statute, § 784,046. The trial court granted the injunction based on a finding of stalking. He appealed the granting of the injunction and challenged the sufficiency of the evidence against him. The Florida Appellate Court, relying upon publications from the United States Department of Justice, identified stalking as a series of actions that, when taken individually, may be perfectly legal. However, these actions constitute illegal behavior when they are not consensual and intimidate or scare a victim. An injunction for protection from stalking prevents this type of unconsented harassment from escalating. The court said that not only are injunctions designed to prevent more serious physical injuries from occurring, they also provide stalking victims with relief from emotional distress. Stalking victims often suffer long-term emotional injuries at the hands of their stalkers and many experience depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now have stalking statutes. Florida’s “Repeat Violence” statute provides that a trial judge may issue an injunction when a respondent commits two incidents of violence or an incident of stalking directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family. The secret word is stalking. It is important to note that the 2012 addition of the Florida legislature passed a new stalking injunction statute specifically designed to address that crime alone. The Florida Appeals Court stated that the purpose of the stalking statute is to criminalize unlawful conduct that falls short of actual assault or battery. Stalking and repeat violence statutes are designed to protect victims by ensuring that they do not have to be injured or threatened with death before they could stop a stalker’s harassment. The court declared that in the present case the defendant repeatedly showed up uninvited at the victim’s home, work place and social activities, and followed her from Texas to Florida. He knew that she did not want him to contact her and yet he used underhanded methods to gain access to her. The court found these activities to demonstrate a continuing, ongoing act that caused emotional distress to the victim and served no legitimate purpose. The court concluded that the seriousness of the crime of stalking could not be overstated. The first national survey conducted on the issue of stalking found that over 8 million women, approximately one in every twelve, have been stalked at some point in their lives. The court offered its opinion that although some acts of stalking may appear benign, these acts are often a prelude to violence against the victims including assault, rape and murder. In this case, the Florida Appeals Court actually commended the trial judge for recognizing the seriousness of the defendant’s actions and entering the injunction. The trial court’s decision was affirmed by the appellate court. The case is Huch vs. Marrs, and was decided by Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal on November 12, 2003. 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. Have you seen me? MISSING 5’ 7”, Brown eyes, 115 lbs., Age 47 Last seen on Normandy Blvd. on August 12, 2012 If you have information contact Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office 904-630-0500 Tammy Willis FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 9 Wanted VA# 5268 Black male, 6’ 0”, 160 lbs. DOB: 9/10/80 Violation: Grand theft, Burglary, False ID, DSP by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office 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 January 14, 2013, about two weeks before the Victims’ Advocate went to press. RICKEY CARLTON BARKER VA# 5269 White male, 5’ 4”, 160 lbs. DOB: 11/15/91 Violation: False ID, DSP corey taylor carroll VA# 5270 Black male, 5’ 10”, 150 lbs. DOB: 8/26/77 Violation: No DL/MV Reg, False ID, Resist LEO joseph acarelo collins robin lisa colombo VA# 5271 White female, 5’ 1”, 145 lbs. DOB: 9/21/61 Violation: Grand theft auto michael antonio davis VA# 5272 Black male, 5’ 10”, 170 lbs. DOB: 11/15/78 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery thomas deangelo deans VA# 5273 Black male, 6’ 2”, 276 lbs. DOB: 1/24/70 Violation: Burglary chad allen hadsock VA# 5274 White male, 5’ 6”, 185 lbs. DOB: 12/11/84 Violation: PFCF VA# 5275 Black male, 6’ 2”, 180 lbs. DOB: 5/6/88 Violation: Arson, Tampering w/ evidence brandon dante hardaman james arthur hurst patrick ryan jinks VA# 5277 White male, 6’ 3”, 180 lbs. DOB: 2/9/77 Violation: Grand theft VA# 5276 Black male, 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. DOB: 10/13/73 Violation: Improper use of firearm/weapon VA# 5278 Black male, 6’ 0”, 140 lbs. DOB: 12/4/70 Violation: Felony battery frederick alonzo johnson john richard johnson VA# 5279 Black male, 5’ 8”, 170 lbs. DOB: 12/7/80 Violation: PFCF kevin deanard jones VA# 5280 Black male, 5’ 11”, 220 lbs. DOB: 9/3/82 Violation: Poss/sell cocaine, Elude LEO, DLSR, HO michael lee kiefer VA# 5281 White male, 6’ 0”, 195 lbs. DOB: 12/12/78 Violation: Grand theft, False ID daniel edward knapp VA# 5282 White male, 5’ 10”, 220 lbs. DOB: 1/3/86 Violation: Aggravated battery cody orion larson VA# 5283 White male, 6’ 0”, 160 lbs. DOB: 10/2/90 Violation: DSP, False ID michael jerome lenton VA# 5284 Black male, 6’ 0”, 170 lbs. DOB: 7/26/70 Violation: Aggravated stalking, VOI, Attempted burglary jeanine ann mckaba VA# 5285 White female, 5’ 4”, 127 lbs. DOB: 3/26/82 Violation: Grand theft, Resisting stanley kelvin merriweather VA# 5286 Black male, 6’ 9”, 240 lbs. DOB: 11/28/82 Violation: Murder robert eugene moody VA# 5287 Black male, 5’ 6”, 150 lbs. DOB: 7/22/89 Violation: Domestic battery, VOI against DV paul morales VA# 5288 White male, 5’ 4”, 160 lbs. DOB: 1/16/82 Violation: Felony domestic battery VA# 5289 White male, 5’ 5”, 190 lbs. DOB: 12/7/73 Violation: Grand theft, Criminal mischief carl vinson nugent donta jabree rinders VA# 5290 Black male, 5’ 10”, 180 lbs. DOB: 11/19/80 Violation: Lewd, lascivious battery james hiawatha russell VA# 5291 Black male, 6’ 1”, 150 lbs. DOB: 1/6/85 Violation: Murder, PFCF cameron christian stewart VA# 5292 Black male, 5’ 10”, 160 lbs. DOB: 10/11/93 Violation: Grand theft auto maceo zecator stewart VA# 5293 Black male, 6’ 2”, 220 lbs. DOB: 11/3/72 Violation: PFCF quenton issac thomas VA# 5294 Black male, 5’ 7”, 225 lbs. DOB: 10/5/90 Violation: Cocaine possession tyrone zachary whitfield VA# 5295 Black male, 6’ 3”, 175 lbs. DOB: 1/31/77 Violation: Possession/sale controlled substance 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 jarret armond williams VA# 5296 Black male, 6’ 1”, 190 lbs. DOB: 1/8/90 Violation: Flase ID, DSP kevin lance williams VA# 5297 Black male, 6’ 6”, 220 lbs. DOB: 4/30/80 Violation: Aggravated assault, shooting from vehicle, PFCF BILL DYE BONNIE PARKS SHAUN DYE DAVID JORDAN GLENDA RYALS DAVID PARKS Deandes Young We Need Your Help Black male, DOB 12/30/76 Wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Anyone with information about the location of this suspect is asked to call JSO at (904)630-0500, email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org, or you can remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward by contacting CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL 904-355-8383 FAX 904-354-9020 111 N. LIBERTY ST. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202 10 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 Dedicated to the advancement of the law enforcement profession through education, communication and an informed program of legislation. Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30 5530 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida www.fop530.com (904) 398-7010 Nelson D. Cuba, President Here is a spot for you To place your ad in the Victims’ Advocate Call Rebecca Dugger at 783-6312 FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 11 WE N EE D Y O U R HE L P Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. We regret that because of insufficient space to include all unsolved murder cases on this page, effective January 2012 we will rotate all pictures, featuring each victim every three months. We remain sorry for your loss and will continue to work to see justice for all. 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: 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: 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: 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. U NSO L V E D M U R D ERS 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: 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: 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: 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: Michael L. Cohen Info: Was found murdered at 1657 26th. W. on April 18, 2001. 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: 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. $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: 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: 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: 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: 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 $10,000 REWARD 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: 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: 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: 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 6302177 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866845-8477 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 $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: 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: 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: 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. U NSO L V E D M U R D ERS 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. $200,000 REWARD $1,000 REWARD 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 MISSING PERSON 6’ 0”, Blue eyes, 200 lbs., Age 56 Last seen January 3, 2013 ~ Possibly wearing blue jeans and a Florida Gator or Boston Red Sox t-shirt ~ Driving a blue/gray four-door 2007 Buick If you have Lacrosse with a information contact sunroof Jacksonville Sheriff’s ~ License plate Office 904-630-0500 6106HH “Tracy” – James Tracy Wilson This section made possible by donations from friends and family. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there IS help for you. Call this 24-hour hotline to receive help day or night: 1-800-500-1119 12 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 At the end of their first date, a young man takes his favorite girl home. Emboldened by the night, he decides to try for that important first kiss. With an air of confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, says to her, "Darling, how about a goodnight kiss?" She replies, "Are you mad? My parents will see us!" "Oh, come on! Who's going to see us at this hour?" "No, please. Can you imagine if we got caught?" "Oh, come on. There's nobody around. They're all sleeping!" "No way. It's just too risky!" "Pleeeeease!" Out of the blue, the porch light goes on and the girl's sister shows up in her pajamas, hair disheveled, and in a sleepy voice says, "Dad said to go ahead and give him a kiss. Or, I can do it. Or, if need be, he'll come down and do it himself. But for crying out loud, tell him to take his hand off the intercom button!" On The Lighter Side First Kiss My neighbor was working in his yard when he was startled by a late model car that came crashing through his hedge and ended up in his front lawn. He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair. "My goodness," he said with excitement, "you appear quite elderly to be driving." “Well, yes, I am," she replied proudly. "I'll be 97 next month, and I am now old enough that I don't even need a driver's license anymore. The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver's license. I told him yes and handed it to him. He took scissors out of the drawer, cut the license into pieces, and threw them in the wastebasket, saying, 'You won't need this anymore,' so I thanked him and left!" Elderly driver On The Side Of Victims!! In Memory of Eugene Brooks We at the Justice Coalition were saddened to learn Lester Eugene Brooks, Jr., 54, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was a distribution manager for Publication Distribution Services, and we looked forward to seeing him each month when he delivered the Victims' Advocate. We loved his warm, friendly smile and enjoyed hearing about his family and grandchildren. We’ll miss him more than we can say and pray God’s comfort and blessings for his family. Our Employees Are The Best In The Business For 50 Years A.J. JOHNS INC. Complete site development services: • CLEARING • GRADING • PAVING • WATER • SEWER • DRAINAGE W.W. GAY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. 3225 Anniston Road • Jacksonville, FL 32246 641-2055 388-2696 “Serving the First Coast Since 1970” License CUCO32666 FEBRUARY 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 13 JSO 2013 Employees of the Year 2013 JSO Citizen of the Year JC Executive Director Ann Dugger was named Citizen of the Year at JSO’s 2013 Honorees of the Year award ceremony last month. Sheriff Rutherford said, “When I start thinking about who to select for the “Citizen of the Year” award, I reflect on all the many people in the community who give generously of their time and resources to improve our quality of life in Jacksonville. These are people who partner with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in many different ways – because they care! They make a difference. This year, I am presenting this award to someone whose name is synonymous with victim advocacy.” The Sheriff spoke about people from the community, who through their hard work, passion and commitment become a part of JSO’s extended family. He said, “Ann, you and the small staff of the Justice Coalition are a part of our JSO family. I am honored to recognize you as my selection for the CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, because you lead the Justice Coalition in Sheriff Rutherford presenting Ann Dugger the delivering its mission of never letting the community Citizen of the Year Award. forget that victims come from every walk of life, that crime affects people in ways they cannot even imagine and that keeping these people in our hearts and prayers, and attending to their needs in their time of need, is not a job, but a ministry. “On behalf of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office – let me say THANK YOU and God bless you! I think this inscription says it very well: With appreciation for your commitment to Jacksonville’s quality of life as you work tirelessly on behalf of crime victims. With our sincere gratitude for carrying the torch lit by Ted Hires 18 years ago, and in appreciation of your partnership with criminal justice agencies across the region, and in recognition of your commitment to educate the community about victims and their rights. Your compassion and caring for victims and their well-being is an inspiration to us all.” The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office named the 2013 Honorees of the Year pictured above (l. to r.) with Sheriff John Rutherford: Police Officer Wes Bowen (K-9 Unit); IT Analyst Kirby D. Peake; Civilian Maintenance Supervisor Frank Bass; Citizen of the Year Ann Dugger; Civilian Public Safety Analyst Jessica L. McVay; Corrections Officer Joshua L. Dasher; Six Pillars of Character Officer Paul J. Bouda; Homicide Supervisor Sgt. Shawn Coursey (l. inset); and Reserve Officer Christopher McKeown (r. inset). Tuesday, February 12, 2013 • 11:30am-12:30pm PRAY JACKSONVILLE Employee Banquet Hall • 524 West Stockton Street W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors Rick Eggemeyer Operating Partner “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 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. 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. david stanfield Soliciting for Prostitution doug mccoy Soliciting for Prostitution edward stapp Soliciting for Prostitution gabriel marquez Soliciting for Prostitution keith prows Soliciting for Prostitution michael scott Soliciting for Prostitution panfilo dabila Soliciting for Prostitution shawn white Soliciting for Prostitution amanda king Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness carla hampton Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness connie cook Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness darius yancey Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness debra proctor Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness elizabeth will Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness floreina dimaggio Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness jessica lozano Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness lisa fenzel Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness melissa hollingsworth Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness 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 melissa kelley Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness patricia wood Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness rhonda johnson Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness veronica lee Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness wanda brown Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness Email: MaryMcPherson@WatsonRealtyCorp.com 14 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate FEBRUARY 2013 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. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED P.O.P.S. BAKER COUNTY’S CLAY COUNTY’S 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 tailyn danielle nichols dennis francis richardson jr. Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 11/23/94 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 126 Violation: Sell/Delivery Marijuana 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 dorian surrency aka dorian frazier Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 5/3/93 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: n/a Violation: Possession/sale of controlled substance Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 8/13/79 Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 165 Violation: DWLSR-Habitual/Resisting an Officer Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 8/29/82 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: n/a Violation: Possession/sale of controlled substance leeandria farmer donald eugene Whaley carlos donell wilson Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 6/6/79 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 207 Violation: Burglary of Dwelling jason wallace plattner Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 3/14/77 Ht.: 6’ 0” Weight: n/a Violation: Possession, intent to sell/manufacture/deliver drugs Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 9/20/87 Ht.: 6’ 1” Weight: 160 Violation: VOP grand theft auto, burglary 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. Call the BCSO at (904) 259-2231 today! shawn lawrence jamison Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 3/29/75 Ht.: 5’ 10” Weight: 160 Violation: Sexual activity w/ child 12 and under ryan patrick bautista Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 8/15/81 Ht.: 5’ 11” Weight: 130 Violation: Domestic battery by strangulation Contractors, Inc. Waste Management Call the CCSO at (904) 213-6031 today! daanish raaheem johnson VA# 5247 Featured: January, 2013 Arrested: December, 2012 Violation: Domestic battery, pregnant victim 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: White Sex: Female DOB: 9/19/91 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: 120 Violation: Burglary to Dwelling, Grand theft NASSAU COUNTY’S WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE alyssa shree hickey lee ann longmire VA#: 5252 Featured: January, 2013 Arrested: January, 2013 Violation: Grand theft auto Timothy Curtis Turner Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 4/14/68 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 200 Violation: Burglary and grand theft timothy allen munsey VA#: 5255 Featured: January , 2013 Arrested: December, 2012 Violation: Grand theft Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/1/70 Ht.: 5’ 3” Weight: 125 Violation: Fraudulent use of credit card, victim >65 years sue carol dixon 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) frank andrew owens VA#: 5256 Featured: January, 2013 Arrested: January, 2013 Violation: Grand theft tracey bonita britt Jacksonville Area: (select locations) Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 6/3/74 Ht.: 5’ 10” Weight: 165 Violation: Fraudulent use of credit card, victim >65 years alberto a. andrade kenneth dale anderson Burger King Restaurants Larry’s Giant Subs Gate Food Posts (select locations) robert albert odum III VA#: Clay County Featured: January, 2013 Arrested: January, 2013 Violation: Auto burglary Race: Asian Sex: Male DOB: 8/9/75 Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 190 Violation: Sale/delivery cocaine Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 9/16/65 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 245 Violation: Sale/delivery/possession of marijuana Famous Amos Restaurants McDonald’s Restaurants Wal-Mart And Green Cove Springs: (select locations) keith allen ysbrand waynetta lavon jones VA#: Clay County Featured: January, 2013 Arrested: January, 2013 Violation: Sale/deliver marijuana near school Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 2/4/72 Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 280 Violation: Grand theft Green Cove City Hall Harvey’s Grocery Clay Co. Sheriff’s Office Clay County Admin Bldg. Call the NCSO at (904) 353-7072 today! FEBRUARY 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 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Mandarin United Methodist Church Jeannie Miller Herb Morris MSG Business Centers, Inc. Republican Women’s Club of Duval Fed. Michael A. Sandifer Dennis Sullivan Jack P. Teague, Jr. The McCormick Agency, Inc. Fred Thompson Wesconnett UMW Duane and Joy Williams Ralph Andrews Abea S. Balala But Out Service Radwan B. Chowdhury Kathy Cold Conservative Republican Forum of Jax Contemporary Business Services Sandra Corbett Damien D’Anna Jack & Betty Demetree Foundation Jess & Brewster Durkee Foundation Patrick / Leslie Geisenburg German American Club David A. Gouch, Sr., MD Steven T. Halverson Julie Harrell Henry E. Autry Trust Jacksonville Medical Club Lighthouse Electrical Brian K. Lynn E. Michael Lynn CONTRIBUTORS Amos Bankhead David Brown Bob and Trish Edwards Beverly McClain, FOSCI Pete and Cindy Miller Spencer Myers H. G. Peterson Derrick Rogers VOLUNTEERS NEWSPAPER DELIVERY OFFICE VOLUNTEERS Amos Bankhead Fran Futrill Supporting Family & Community HEARTS AND HANDS MINISTRY Rev. Deryle Adkison Rev. Larry McGinley Rev. Ronnie Williams Business Card size One-eight page One-fourth page 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. The following rates currently apply, and we welcome your business. $99 $170-$200 $297-$350 One-third page Half page Full page ADVERTISING RATES $403-$475 $510-$600 $850-$1,000 Call Rebecca Dugger at (904) 783-6312 for more information. CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS NRA Instructor Jim Mangels Class includes Fingerprints, I.D. 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