Justice Coalition's Victims Advocate June 2013
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FUGITIVES CAPTURED MISSING PERSONS FOUND 2352 175 Ann Dugger: Missing man, abducted girls.......2 Protect and Serve.............................................3 REAL Manhood program for youth..................5 What is iWATCH.............................................7 Hats Off: JSO K9 Halo.....................................8 SA Angela Corey: Justice promised, delivered.....8 AG Pam Bondi: Human Trafficking arrests........9 Ride for Justice June 29 JSO Most Wanted..........................................10 Missing Persons.............................................11 Unsolved Murders.........................................12 Mayor Brown: Father’s Day, it’s about our kids....13 FSS Missing Children.....................................14 Shame, Shame, Shame..................................14 Busted; Baker/Clay/Nassau Wanted...............15 Happy Father’s Day JUNE 2013 AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7 www.justicecoalition.org Volume 19 • Number 3 • FREE Finding Justice for T.J. Nunley “He was a trusted friend!” 19-year-old gunned down on the street Parents devastated when daughters are molested By Shirley Shaw T.J. and some friends were enjoying the evening together, composing music on the computer and just hanging out. Sometimes, if he became frustrated with their progress or just needed a break, the teen would go for a walk with his earphones on, listening to music. On the night of Dec. 9, 2012, when he didn’t return from one of these walks, his friends wondered where he had gone. They later learned T.J. had been shot for unknown reasons, by unknown assailants, and left to bleed to death on the sidewalk. Last month grieving family members from Michigan, Texas and here in Jacksonville gathered with the Justice Coalition for a press conference on Ft. Caroline Road to announce a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer(s) who, without conscience, took away this promising young life. His father, Thomas Nunley, who now resides in the Dallas area, said, “I don’t know why somebody would have done this; he didn’t deserve to die this way. We lost him so suddenly, not like a car accident or an illness that took a long time. This wasn’t just anybody – it was my son who was very special to me. He was my firstborn, and he definitely kept me busy. He was eager to explore the world, check things out, looking at birds, trying to climb trees. As a toddler, he followed me around, mimicking my moves, how I’d walk, doing what I would do. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children.” T.J. was born in Jacksonville while his father was stationed at Mayport NAS. The military family moved around a lot, and after his parents divorced, T.J. lived with his father and grandparents in Michigan. He returned to Jacksonville about four years ago to be with his mother and other By Shirley Shaw When Kate and Joseph Davis* learned from their 11-year-old’s Facebook entry that William Michael Permenter had given her alcohol, Joseph immediately confronted their long-time family friend, who vehemently denied the accusation. At that point the man, known as “Uncle Mike” to his children, immediately cut off communication with the family. The concerned father knew something wasn’t right “because the girls kept telling me he was a ‘creeper’ and it’s not normal for girls to say that about a man unless there’s a reason.” Joseph said the situation was “eating me up so bad I couldn’t work, so I came home and told my wife we have to get it out of the girls. I told them they had no choice; they had to tell us what happened – and they did. I can’t put into words how I felt – like I had failed my kids, wasn’t there to protect them like I should have been. He manipulated me.” Kate had met Permenter more than 20 years ago when she was a model and he a photographer. They had developed a close family friendship, so that when Kate needed someone to look after her girls after her mother died, the young girls and their friend, Allison, spent the night at his house. In December 2011, while the woman he lived with was away, 59-year-old Permenter began giving the girls wine coolers and showing them pornographic material on several DVDs he possessed. Over the next three months his vile actions progressed to showing his genitals, asking the girls to touch him and in turn fondling them. He would play games with them, such as “twister” where the rules dictated if one of them fell during the game, they would have to remove an article of clothing - or “truth or dare” where he would challenge them to perform some sick act – which they declined to do. When the molestation came to light and Permenter was arrested, he texted Maddie: “Hey, I’m about to be arrested; you need to change your story.” While in the police interrogation room, he finally admitted in a phone call with Kate that everything the girls said was true – then he began threatening to kill himself. During his trial last month, because of criminal law procedure rules, the jury couldn’t be told about a prior arrest and charge of violently raping a 13-year-old. That victim was so traumatized she couldn’t testify against him in the trial, so he pled to lewd and lascivious molestation which decreased his family members. He was planning to begin college courses this year with a view toward computer engineering, maybe aerospace design. T.J.... Continued on page 6 Facebook Friends By Jay Howell As technology is dramatically changing the way we live, so is it changing the criminal justice system. The pervasive presence of the Internet led to the creation of the crime “cyberstalking.” Our appellate courts were confronted with new issues concerning the possession and use of child pornography. Recently, a Florida Appellate Court considered and applied the prohibitions contained in the crime of “making threats” to social networking websites. Now the courts have turned their attention to the role that social networking may play in the impartiality of a judge. In a recent case out of Broward County, the criminal defendant filed a motion to disqualify the trial judge. In support of his motion, he filed an affidavit alleging that the assistant state attorney who had been assigned to his case was a “Facebook friend” of the trial judge. The defendant argued that the judge could not be fair and impartial because of the Facebook friend’s connection. The defendant explained that he himself was a Facebook user and that his “friends” consisted “only of his closest friends and associates, persons whom he could not perceive with anything but favor, loyalty and impartiality.” The defendant further argued that some of the trial judge’s rulings that had gone against the defendant were because of his relationship with the prosecutor. The trial judge denied his motion as “legally insufficient.” The defendant appealed the trial judge’s decision to the Florida Court of Appeals. The appellate court began its analysis by citing the provisions of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (the standards that are used to govern the behavior of judges). Those rules required a judge to grant disqualification if the motion to do so was “legally sufficient.” The motion would satisfy the standard if the facts alleged would prompt a reasonably prudent person to fear that he could not get a fair and impartial trial. These rules, like many standards in the law, are based upon an objective standard. If the motion simply alleges that the accused does not believe he can get a fair trial from the judge, that motion may be declared legally insufficient; however, if the facts would prompt a reasonably prudent, objective individual to fear Facebook... Continued on page 4 Trusted... 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. Missing man found, abducted girls rescued, hope raised for other families From the Director by Ann Dugger We had the opportunity last month to be with the family of Gustavo Loli after the elderly man was located in woods about a mile from his home. His son Omar had recently moved his parents to his home in Jacksonville so he could care for them, and apparently his father just wandered away from the house. Suffering from diabetes and dementia, he survived four days in the elements before searchers located him lying on the ground. Although he was dehydrated, tired and hungry, he was safe. JSO Sgt. Patrick Geisenburg had asked the Justice Coalition to reach out to the family from Peru to offer assistance and guidance through their traumatic experience. The morning he was rescued the family had been out early posting flyers and searching, and after Mr. Loli was found at 11 a.m., the family accompanied him to the hospital where he was treated. They were tired and hungry themselves, so I stopped by Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ, picked up food and took it to the hospital. They were so a populated neighborhood. grateful and enjoyed the In today’s fast-paced sosandwiches, corn on the ciety, we don’t always have cob, fries, and other dethe time to pay attention. licious food donated by If truth be known, there Sonny’s. We rejoice with are some of us who simply them that Mr. Loli was don’t want to get involved. found safe and sound. And then there are some Edith and Omar want of us who don’t want to be to thank everyone for the Ann Dugger, Edith and Omar Loli in the hospital perceived as a nosy neighoutpouring of concern bor, so we tune out our with Gustavo Loli. for their elderly loved neighbors’ activities and one, especially to JSO and write them off as private medical attention – and only JFRD personnel who didn’t God knows what else. family matters. The problem with stop searching until they found What could have been that mindset is that some activihim. done? Sherrie Clark* wrote this ties are not so private and demand We’ve also been astonished, observation: not only your nosiness but your dismayed, heartbroken and Those who knew Castro— involvement and action as well. outraged in the past few weeks neighbors, family, and friends— These women were fortunate to learn about the three girls in were shocked. Accordingly, he that they were rescued, that a Cleveland who have escaped came across as a regular person neighbor happened to be home their horrible imprisonment of who loved music and played the from work on the very day when the past decade. How on earth bass in a band. In fact, listening to Amanda Berry tried her daring did that evil pervert manage to neighbors’ accounts of Castro, he escape. They were fortunate that cover his dastardly actions for could even be construed as a fun this neighbor wasn’t watching so long without someone being and nice guy. television or listening to a loud suspicious? Even his Facebook profile page radio that would drown out her Reportedly, police had been revealed no red flags that would cries for help. They were fortunate called to the residence on more make a prudent person think that that he was curious and concerned than one occasion without in- he was allegedly constraining, enough to see why someone was vestigating inside the house. abusing, and raping three young yelling for help from his friend’s It’s like with Jaycee Dugard women in the confines of his home house. They were fortunate that in California who was kept in for ten years. He hid his dark life, on that day, Ramsey was a nosy her captor’s back yard all those and he hid it well for a decade. neighbor. years without detection. We Do we know what our neighThe question that loomed in the can’t begin to imagine what minds of most was how this man bors are doing behind closed life was like for those young could keep three women trapped doors? Obviously, being fun, girls – being repeatedly raped, for so long? His house wasn’t lo- being nice, and being a regular impregnated, suffering miscar- cated in a dense forest with no one person doesn’t disqualify anyone riages, then childbirth without in sight for miles. It was located in from committing serious crimes against others and within the confines of their homes. If you suspect any kind of abnormal behavior or activity from your neighbors, call the police. You may just rescue someone who is in a perilous situation. After all, if that were you or your family member in danger, wouldn’t you want a nosy neighbor? As I so frequently admonish readers, be aware at all time of your surroundings, be vigilant and, if your child is missing, never give up hope. On another note, I want to wish all our wonderful fathers a happy Father’s Day. We hear all the time about the bad men who commit crimes and abuse children, but there are so many loving husbands and fathers, responsible and caring citizens, who probably don’t get the credit and praise they deserve. I’m grateful for my father, my husband, the fantastic men I know who give their very best every day to lead us in church, run successful businesses, help guard our children and keep our communities safe. God bless you all! *Sherrie Clark is a freelance writer and book editor, author of the award-winning book Small Voices Silenced. Visit her website at http://www.blogtalkradio. com/christianfreedom/2013/05/15/godwhere-were-you-when. The Faith Community holds the key to true restorative justice for all mankind. Many churches and businesses support this concept. 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This required setting up a large number of scanner docking stations throughout the facilities and training correctional staff to use the equipment. Lucas worked with the team installing the equipment and trained the staff at the Montgomery Correctional Center. Now that the system is up and running, Lucas trains new staff members to use the scanner system and maintain the equipment. Recently, when a glass cover on one of the scanners was in need of repair, he asked the vendor about the repair process. The company quoted the cost of replacement parts and labor, which Lucas thought was too high, so he sought a quote from another vendor. But, before doing so, he made sure that another company fixing the system would not violate any warranties on the scanner. The quote from the new vendor was about $800 less than the quote from the original vendor. Within 10 business days the scanner was repaired and returned, fully operational, to the department – at a savings of nearly $1,000. Corrections Sergeant Scott Umstead said, “Officer Lucas has an excellent reputation within the department of seeking innovative ways to address and overcome obstacles that hinder performance and productivity. This is just the latest example of this.” Sheriff Rutherford said, “David, thank you and congratulations on earning the Corrections Officer of the Month award.” Gwen S. Weston Gwen Weston, a Police Services Technician 1 in the Logistics and General Support Unit, is recognized for her attention to detail while securing evidence in the property room that ultimately led to a conviction in a robbery case. In March 2011, a robbery occurred at a motel off of Golfair Boulevard where a victim had his pants stolen out of his room by an unknown female who had approached him for a cigarette. A short time later an unknown subject knocked on the victim’s door holding his trousers stating that he wanted something in exchange for the clothing. The victim went to the front office of the motel, got change for a $100 bill and gave the individual $20 in exchange for his own pants. Following the exchange the victim stated the unknown male approached him again, grabbed him by his shirt and stuck a small handgun in his side demanding all of the money. The men got into an altercation and the suspect hit the man on the head with the firearm. He then took the man’s pants once again, but this time the victim’s wallet was inside the pocket of the very popular trousers. The victim was able to grab the suspect’s gun and wrestle him to the ground. He regained possession of his wallet and fled the scene on foot. (It is unclear whether or not he was wearing the pants!) Once he got to a safe location he called police. A witness called and said she was in possession of the weapon used in the robbery. Detectives met the individual, collected the evidence and gathered additional information about the incident. This is where PST Weston becomes a key player in this investigation. Det. Henson brought the firearm to the Property Room and while it was being placed into a package, Weston noticed a drop of blood on the inside of the trigger guard. A Crime Scene Detective responded to the Property Room and took a DNA swab of the blood. Within an hour of checking in the property, the suspect was apprehended by Patrol and brought in for an interview. He admitted to fighting with the victim, but not to committing the robbery and agreed to a cheek swab. When the evidence was submitted to the FDLE for analysis, DNA results came back a direct match. Because of Ms. Weston’s attention to detail, the court was able to place the gun in the suspect’s hand during the robbery because when the struggle ensued, the suspect scraped his knuckles on concrete and left blood inside the trigger guard. Due to the suspect’s criminal history and key evidence linking the suspect to this crime, in late 2012 he was sentenced to life in Florida State Prison – the sentence indicating it wasn’t his first felony arrest where a firearm was involved. Detective Robby Henson said, “…without Gwen’s attention to detail the blood evidence would have likely been missed and the case likely would not have been cleared by arrest. I commend her for paying attention to details.” David L. Lucas Police Officer of the Month Michael D. Senterfitt Internal Affairs Detective Michael Senterfitt is recognized for his role in implementing the use of tourniquets by JSO personnel and training officers how to properly apply the device. Prior to his career at JSO, Mike worked as a paramedic for more than 20 years and nine years as a Director with St. Vincent’s Health System, where he was responsible for ambulance service operations. In 2011, Senterfitt approached JSO Training Academy staff about providing officers with tourniquets to use in the field. He knew the value the equipment would provide but faced many challenges in making this idea a reality. Some of these hurdles included finding funding to purchase them and provide training to every officer on the force. For more than a year, Senterfitt participated in committees that looked at the use of tourniquets by law enforcement agencies and the legal aspects involved. He also met with members of the medical community; the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department; the General Counsel’s Office and the Police Academy about this idea. He also researched and applied for a grant to pay for the first aid kits. The grant money has been secured and kits should be issued to officers later this year. Since applying for the grant, Senterfitt has taught 87 in-service training courses to departmental personnel over a course of five months, ensuring that officers are well versed on the proper application of the device. While awaiting the arrival and distribution of the materials, some JSO officers who have taken this Tactical First Aid Training Class have purchased tourniquets on their own dime. Sergeant Scott Allen said, “Our agency and community will be safer as a whole because of the work he has done with this project. His commitment towards keeping officers safe is evident. His actions epitomize the Sheriff’s Office Core Values of Community Focused, Respect for Each Other, and Always Improving.” Note: Michael Senterfitt is JSO Undersheriff Duane Senterfitt’s brother and is the twin brother of JFRD Fire Chief Martin Senterfitt. Corrections Supervisor of the Month Sergeant Michael Shannon, a supervisor on the 5th floor of the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, is recognized for his attention to detail and the way he handles situations that come up during his shifts. His peers affectionately refer to him as “Mad Dog” due to the way he latches on like a “mad dog” and doesn’t let go until he is sure that the problem has been resolved, the concern has been addressed, or the job is complete. He has been known to call in on his days off to make sure he had not neglected to relay some detail of information that could possibly concern the current watch. One good example was when personnel told him they felt an inmate was being manipulated by another inmate, because this individual was acting out of character. Shannon questioned the inmate who denied the issue, but when he researched the inmate’s history, he learned the man had been incarcerated as a juvenile and had a past of being victimized. Then Shannon learned one of the inmate’s current cell mates had issues with someone he was previously housed with. Shannon interviewed the inmate again (who still denied anything was going on), reworked the housing assignments, properly documented the situation and requested that the inmates be separated from each other. He also had the possible victim checked out by medical personnel and a mental health evaluation completed on him. Shannon’s supervisor Lt. Carlton spoke with the inmate during the internal investigation process and said, “Though the inmate would not cooperate, I truly believe Sgt. Shannon and his personnel – who follow his lead – interrupted and prevented crimes against this person. And, although the inmate would not make an admission, Mike followed through and ensured that all procedures were adhered to and a mechanism was put into place for prevention. I have never met a person who operates within this profession yet maintains such an exemplary model of character and integrity.” Michael D. Shannon Civilian Supervisor of the Month Paul Rutherford (not related to the Sheriff but a valued member of the JSO family) is the Manager of Accounting in the Budget and Management Division. Recognized for his commitment to continuous improvement, Rutherford joined JSO March 2009 as an Account Technician prior to being promoted to Manager in April 2011. In this role he developed standardized procedures and metrics for processing procurement transactions. The standardization and documentation of work processes helps increase how efficiently work can be completed while the metrics provide an objective measure of progress toward departmental goals and highlight where improvement efforts should be focused. Once these procedures were in place, Account Technicians’ error rates for entering transactions were reduced from 88 percent to an amazing 13 percent. Also, as a result of increased efficiencies, the number of employees performing these transactions has been reduced, through attrition, from six employees to just two. Rutherford also oversaw the development of an electronic system used to handle travel requests, which is currently in beta testing and should “go live” later this quarter. This system is expected to reduce expenditures by providing a more efficient online submission and approval process and through the elimination of all paper travel forms. Chief of Budget and Finance Maxine Person said, “Paul willingly takes on new projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of crucial business processes that have impact city-wide. His efforts exemplify the JSO’s core value of Always Improving. He is a valued member of the JSO team.” Paul Rutherford Police Supervisor of the Month Patrol Zone 2 Sergeant Paul Worbington, a supervisor in the Arlington area, is recognized for leading the effort in eliminating criminal activity at two different businesses. Last November he noticed a trend involving violation of multiple ordinances at two adult entertainment establishments, as well as criminal activity including a homicide at Mascara’s Night Club while it was operating after hours. Worbington spearheaded the effort to combat the problem, working with several JSO Units including Vice, along with agencies such as the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and the city’s Code Enforcement unit. The initiative ended with 16 arrests of employees and managers at both Stilettos Gentlemen’s Club and Mascara’s Night Club. As of April 25, Stilettos has not re-opened. Lieutenant Clarence Phelps said, “Sergeant Worbington’s leadership and ingenuity eliminated two nuisance locations in Zone 2. His leadership in this effort served to enhance the community affected, making it a safer environment.” Sheriff Rutherford said, “Paul, you truly represented the Sheriff’s Office Core Value of Community Focused during this deployment.” Paul W. Worbington JUNE 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 3 Facebook... June 2013 • Volume 19, Issue 3 Ted M. Hires, Sr. Continued from page 1 that he or she would not get a fair trial, then the standard would be met and the motion should be granted. The appellate court explained that the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct had specifically considered the impact of social networking and had previously advised that a judge could not add lawyers who appear before that judge as “friends” on a social networking site and that allowing such lawyers to add the judge as their “friend” was also inappropriate. The underlying principal is that a judge should not convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. An advisory opinion of the Judicial Ethics Committee had previously ruled that listing a lawyer who regularly appeared before the judge as a “friend” on a social networking site reasonably conveyed to others the impression that the lawyer “friend” was in a special position to influence the judge. The bottom line, according to the Florida Appellate Court, was not whether the “friend” lawyer was actually in a position to influence the judge, but instead whether listing the lawyer as a “friend” on the social networking site conveyed the mere impression that the lawyer was in a position to influence the court. Finding that the trial judge must avoid situations that will compromise the appearance of impartiality, the Florida Appellate Court ruled that the facts alleged in the criminal defendant’s motion would create, in a reasonably prudent person, a well-founded fear of not receiving a fair and impartial trial. Accordingly, the appellate court reversed the trial judge’s order denying the disqualification. The appellate court decision is Domville v. The State and was decided by the 4th District Court of Appeals on September 5, 2012. 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 Public Relations McCormick Agency, Inc. websessionshosting.com Larry Cohen Website Management 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. Offenders Beware! The Justice Coalition wants you! 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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Now six years and nearly 500 boys later we’ve seen outstanding results from this commitment.” Boys age 12 through 14 at the junior high school come to their meetings every Friday morning, where they “hang out” for a while, then have a 30-minute lesson, followed by one-on-one time with their mentors. Green says, “We started with two and now have 15 committed mentors who meet every Friday. We’d love to have one-on-one with boys and men (they now have a ratio of 2-3 to 1), but we’re grateful for where we’ve come.” Besides the Ten Commandments and other basic stories/examples from the Bible, the lessons were inspired from a book by Robert Lewis: Raising a Modern-Day Knight. Green notes that “in all other countries around the world – in Africa, Asia, the Middle East – when a boy crosses over into manhood, it’s a big deal. Whether the family is rich, poor or middle class, family and friends participate in a ceremony honoring the boy and his new status. In Western culture we don’t have that, but at this age – 12, 13, 14 – boys are held responsible for many things the same as a man: he can get a girl pregnant, go to jail…this is a crucial time. A REAL Man is one who… “getting hammered by temptations out there today.” One young man who participated in the program came from a solid family with great parents. “He was a tall, skinny kid, kinda goofy, just trying to find who he was. He gained confidence and leadership skills and is now the quarterback of a nearby high school, being recruited by numerous colleges. He’s a great kid!” Green and his mentors sometimes take the boys out to dinner, and one night they all went to Bowl America for a bowling contest. They also divide the boys into teams and take them outside school for community service. Recently they went to four homes in Clay County, one an 84-yearold widow, and three other single moms who really needed help. Green’s team filled an entire dump truck with trash and debris and “probably could have filled another one. We really cleaned up the mess – broken glass and other safety hazards where seven little kids lived. At least now it is safe for them to play in the yard.” They also partner with Seamark Ranch1, taking the boys two or three times a year to do projects such as clearing a 7-mile horse trail through virgin forest. Green proudly says, “My guys went out there, with all the snakes and ticks, and cleared through the jumble in the forest. They worked hard but had a good time. Seamark personnel have told us our group is one of the best who comes – the boys work, don’t mess around and complain, just do whatever needs to be done. I am so proud of them.” “So, REAL Manhood participants who complete the program are honored at a knighting ceremony that is purposely a ‘big deal.’ We dress the boys in tuxedos and knight them with a sword just like the old days. A father, grandfather, brother, mentor or coach will basically affirm him as a man, whisper a blessing in his ear – something like ‘You have what it takes’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m proud of you, son.’ The chef from Club Continental prepares a meal just for them, not because we’re trying to be extravagant, but because we want the boys to know this IS a BIG DEAL.” Green tells about one young man whose father didn’t want to come to the ceremony. The boy was devastated and wasn’t going to come, either, but his mother talked him into attending. On the way home he thanked her for making him go, saying, “God kinda shared something with me tonight. Even if my earthly father fails me, I have a heavenly Father who loves me and will stand in the gap with me.” R – Rejects passivity E – Expects the greater reward A – Accepts responsibility L – Leads courageously in schools, he says, “We have done our homework and already fought our battles, completed the legal groundwork. We have removed that conflict of interest and are no longer affiliated with the school; it’s just the place we meet. We have our own insurance, bank account and fundraising apart from the school. “If you’re not comfortable with the Christian concept, we’ve written the lessons so you can go either way. We study a living, breathing man who lives/lived on this earth, such as General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine in Marine Corps history. During the Korean War he was the only general who led his troops from the front, not from a safe place in the rear. “And we also use non-examples – give pros and cons – guys who really messed up. I’ll tell them about two boys I taught at Orange Park High School who were involved in a robbery about 13 years ago. They were hanging out at the mall and were pressured by others into robbing Fazoli’s Restaurant. They ended up shooting two people, one a teen who almost bled to death from a gunshot in his leg. They made a stupid decision and one has been in prison ever since.” He tells of a young man he knew about 10 years ago who, when fighting with another kid over a girl, threw a punch at him. “The other kid died – from just that one punch – but the one who hit him, his life ended, too, the terrible consequence of a bad decision.” For any REAL Manhood program to be successful, of course, there must be men who Young lives changed There are many other stories Green can tell – heartwarming successes that validate the purpose and need for REAL Manhood, young men whose lives have been transformed. One boy whose parents were going through a difficult divorce was very distraught, upset by all the arguing and fighting in the home and didn’t know where to turn. He later said, “Mr. Green, I was so angry about what was going on in my family. If I hadn’t had this group to come to, I don’t know where I’d have ended up.” Green and Bradley first thought they would just focus on kids who lacked fathers or role models in the home, but they realized kids coming from homes with fathers still are are committed “for the long haul. That’s what is lacking right now,” Green says. “We need more men who will step in and fill the gaps and commit to meet every week. We need local churches and businesses to back us up, retired men who have a lot to contribute from their life experiences. What a great opportunity to pour love and wisdom into impressionable young men, to make a lasting difference in their lives. I can’t think of a better way to invest my time.” In an interview a couple of years ago, Green responded to a reporter’s question: “People ask me all the time what is the toughest part of my job as a leader of a school; ‘It has to be those messed-up kids, right?’ I tell them, ‘No, kids haven’t changed much. They have access to more stuff via technology, but they do the same dumb stuff my buddies and I did when we were young. The difference is us [adults].’ The greatest battle we are fighting right now is not in Afghanistan or in corporate boardrooms or in Congress - it is in our homes. It is our duty as citizens to be active in the lives of children, especially fathers and mothers. We have to stop being so busy or addicted or apathetic and love these kids. It is that simple and that hard - love these kids!”2 Seamark Ranch is a nurturing Christian home and family system that gives children from families in crisis the tools they need for a brighter future. It provides the ideal setting for love, stabilization, healing, education and empowerment. 2 Read more at Jacksonville.com: http:// jacksonville.com/community/clay/201101-13/story/q-john-w-green1 Replicating the program The REAL Manhood program has been so successful Green wants to see it replicated in other schools and venues. Because of today’s environment regarding religion JUNE 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 5 T.J.... Continued from page 1 Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Nunley, T.J.’s uncle in Michigan who has no children of his own, especially loved his young nephew. He fondly remembers an artistic young kid who liked to draw, and was also “pretty good at karate.” When T.J. visited him at his lakeside home, Brian introduced him to water sports – boating and jet skiing. He liked to emulate his Navy father and one time dressed as a sailor to take his grandparents on a cruise around the lake for their anniversary present. He loved to go fishing with his grandfather. Brian, a military and corporate pilot, occasionally flies to Jacksonville, and T.J. always enjoyed meeting him at the air field to check out the jet. The last time he flew here was during the Super Bowl, when T.J. met several celebrities, including Ice Cube, who took him for a ride in his Hummer. All his family talked about T.J.’s artistic talents and loving personality. His mother, Dena Westbrook, recalls the last Christmas they celebrated together. His grandparents had given him money as their present, and he used it to buy gifts for all his family; he loved his sisters and nieces, and the kids adored him. Dena cherishes the times they worked together in the garden. “He had such great ideas about where flowers should be planted. He organized my garage, looked for innovative ways to do things, even created his own video chair. And sometimes he helped me make jewelry for benefits, such as breast cancer awareness events. I miss him more than I can say.” More than anything, the Nunley family wants their loved one’s killer brought to justice, and they appreciate the Justice Coalition’s help toward that goal. Brian wrote, “Your organization and the support it has provided to my family have been invaluable, particularly to TJ’s grandparents and their mental health. After last week, they are much better, at least in knowing that people care…and for that I thank you!” JSO Detective Bryan Wolcott said, “This is a very tragic incident that is going to require the assistance of the community in bringing answers to the family. Anyone with information is encouraged to call JSO at (904)6302172, or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.” Trusted.... Continued from page 1 prison time. When Judge Daniel sentences Permenter, the prior violent sexual assault will factor into the sentence. Before this trial began, the defendant offered to plead guilty to a lesser crime so there wouldn’t be a trial, the girls would not have to face him and testify in court, and he would serve a certain number of years. Justice Coalition Victim Advocate Sabrina Gouch said the girls wanted to testify against him and did so very effectively. “Those are the two bravest little girls I’ve ever seen,” she said. “They are my heroes! Their poise under cross examination was phenomenal. “When the defense lawyer asked Paige if the defendant showed them porn on their second visit, she replied ‘no.’ The defense asked the same question again, receiving the same response, then asked the third time, ‘So you’re saying the second time you were over there he didn’t show porn whatsoever?’ Paige replied, effectively ending this line of questioning, ‘No, ma’am, he didn’t show us porn, he showed us his penis.’” Despite his defense that the girls were making all this up, that they were the ones who brought the wine coolers, that they overpowered him, tied him up, undressed him and started hitting him in the groin, the jury found him guilty and he could be sentenced to life in prison. Joseph is relieved they are nearing the end of their ordeal that has “definitely taken a toll on my children, my wife and me. It’s made me lose friends; I don’t trust people now because of him. I look with suspicion if a male friend hugs my daughters. It makes me feel weird as a father. It changed my girls’ outlook on the world; they are up and down in their behavior. “I feel as if they look at me like I failed them as a protector, but I believe in my heart they know he would have never done that if I had been there. They know the type of person I am, one who constantly counsels them to always behave like a lady. They are finally hugging me again and kissing me on the cheek like we used to do, and we’re getting closer to each other.” Kate says, “We entrusted this man with our precious children and thought he would care for them appropriately as he had demonstrated for the past 12 years. I cannot understand it, a man who waits patiently, as if stalking his prey, to inflict such perverse actions on once-innocent minds, children who were focused, honor role students, who carried a light of purity in their eyes. Suddenly, without warning, their souls were ravaged by the darkness, by perversions that fathers and mothers adamantly shield their children from all their lives. He exposed and corrupted their innocence in a moment, the perversion once unknown to their minds is now a part of their memories eternal.” The parents are satisfied with the guilty verdict for 8 out of 10 counts; two of those will result in 25 years each in prison, which Joseph says “at his age will mean life. It’s payback time – he gets to sit in jail the rest of his life for what he’s done.” *Names have been changed except Permenter’s Tuesday, June 11, 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 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. 6 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate JUNE 2013 AREA What is iWATCH? RESOURCE GUIDE (Services listed are provided free of charge, or have income-based scheduling) 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 iWATCH is a program and partnership between the community and the Northeast Florida Fusion Center designed to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities. Citizens can report suspicious behaviors and activities that are unusual or seem out of the ordinary, or that make them feel uncomfortable, thus possibly helping predict and prevent attacks. • People drawing or measuring important buildings. • Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures. • A briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind. • Cars or trucks left in No Parking zones in front of important buildings. • Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be. • Chemical smells or fumes that worry you. • Questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans, or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know. • Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons; purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials. Examples of behaviors and activities to report: What should iREPORT? Give as many details as possible: • Time of day • Where it happened • What you witnessed • Description of who was involved: • Male or female? • How tall? Build? Hair/skin color? Age? • Speaking English or another language? • Was there a car? License plate number? • Have you seen this activity before? 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 Important places to watch: 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 • Government buildings • Religious facilities • Amusement parks • Sports/entertainment venues • High-rise buildings • Mass-gathering locations – parades, fairs, etc. • Schools • Hotels • Theaters • Shopping malls • Bridges • Public transportation Trust your instincts. We rely on our senses every day of our lives. If a behavior or activity makes you feel uncomfortable, report it! A simple observation, a single report can lead to actions that may stop a terrorist attack. Go to iWATCHJAX.com – or call 888-908-5368 http://www.coj.net/departments/sheriff-s-office/newsroom/jso-news/thirteen-county-sheriff-s-offices-join-togetherto.aspx 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) On The Lighter Side Successful Ice Fishing The Penny Two men have been sitting out on a lake all day long ice fishing. One has been having no luck at all, while the other has been pulling fish after fish out of his hole in the ice. The man having no luck finally leans over and asks the other what his secret is. "Mmmmm mmm mm mmm mmmm mmm mmm," is the reply. "I'm sorry, what did you say?" "Mmmmm mmm mm mmm mmmm mmm mmm," the successful fisherman repeats. "I'm sorry, I still didn't understand you." The man spits something into his hand and says very clearly, "You've got to keep your worms warm." - Received from Crosswalk.com My husband and I had just finished tucking our five young ones into bed one evening when we heard sobbing coming from three-year-old Billy's room. Rushing to his side, we found him crying hysterically. He had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking could change his mind. Desperate to calm him, my husband palmed a penny that he happened to have in his pocket and pretended to pull it from Billy's ear. Billy was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from my husband's hand, swallowed it and demanded cheerfully, "Do it again, Dad!" Guardian Ad Litem Program 220 East Bay Street, 6th Floor Jacksonville, FL 32202 904/630-1200 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 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 PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL 904-355-8383 FAX 904-354-9020 Rape Sexual Assault Response Center (SARC) 358-RAPE (358-7273) Office: 630-6330 Rape Crisis Hotline: 904/721-7273 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 JUNE 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 7 is proudly sponsored by: www.elkinsconstructors.com …to JSO K-9 Halo, who recently helped apprehend a criminal who carjacked an 88-year-old woman while she was pumping gas at a station on Emerson Street. The suspect told the woman she had a nail in one of her tires, and when she went to look, he jumped into her car and took off. When she attempted to stop him, he slammed the car door on her hand. Officers responding to the crime scene soon located the car on Sunbeam Road, noting footprints in mud where the man had jumped a fence. Police set up a perimeter within which Officer Ed Sullivan and his 3 1/2 -year-old Belgian Malinois began searching for the suspect. They conducted a yard-by-yard search, finally focusing on one residence with an attached storage shed that caught Halo’s attention. He entered the small closet space prior to the officers knowing the suspect was there. They did not want to blindly enter the space, giving the possibly armed suspect the tactical advantage, so Halo bravely took on the dangerous task, at which time he located the suspect and engaged him. When the suspect gave up, Sullivan gave Halo the release command. Lt. Christian Smith, JSO K-9 Unit Commander, explained the circumstances under which a patrol dog is deployed: “When an officer with his dog arrives at the scene, he gets a description of the suspect, determines if the individual is armed, whether a perimeter has been established and any other information that can help us. There are situations and questions we ask, such as if the crime is a felony offense, if there is present danger to the public, if other officers might be at risk.” Halo Smith said the dogs are not released for misdemeanor offenses, but if they’re out working and the situation rises to a felony level or if there is a theft, they assist with the dog on leash. “The dog may be deployed to engage a suspect if the suspect poses an immediate threat to the safety of the handler, his fellow officers, or others. We never release the dog as punishment to the suspect; it’s never done because we want to see the suspect bitten. When the suspect gives up and raises his hands, we never release the dog, but if he does not obey our commands, flees, won’t come out from his hiding place or comes out with his hands hidden under his waistline, then we release the dog.” We see on TV where dogs’ trainers have padding on their arms, but Smith said the dogs are trained to go for the padding, wherever it is on the body, and when they apprehend a suspect, the dogs just go for the body part nearest them. They clamp down on the arm or leg and hold on until the handler gives the command to release. If the suspect resists, of course, superficial injuries will occur. The JSO K-9 Unit has 22 working dogs – 20 patrol dogs and two bloodhounds. They are dual certified, which means besides being trained for patrol, they learn to detect either drugs or bombs – not both. Along with outside agencies such as FBI, FDLE and Army handlers from Fort Stewart, the teams train every single day, all over town, in abandoned buildings, at businesses that make their facilities available – always different places. They don’t want the dogs to become accustomed to one locale. When a dog is obtained and a trainer selected, the officer receives about six months of training himself, and he and his dog become a permanent pair. The dog lives with the officer and his family, usually even after the animal is retired from active service. Our hats are off to Halo and all the other gallant canines who work faithfully alongside their human officers – all to make our community a safer place to live. Justice Promised, Justice Delivered By Angela Corey State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit In January 2009, I promised my staff and the community that we would be tough on crime. I am pleased to say that we have delivered on that promise! The State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit currently ranks second best in the state for conviction rates and fourth best for the number of cases taken to trial. During my first term, the SAO nearly tripled the number of defendants going to prison. According to statistics compiled by the Office of the State Courts Administrator, before we took office, the Fourth Judicial Circuit was ranked 17th out of 20 circuits for the number of jury trials (FY 2007 - 2008). During that time, the former administration took only 65 cases to a jury trial. During our first fiscal year (2009 - 2010), we took 296 cases to a jury trial. Our ranking climbed to fourth best in the state. Since then, we have maintained a top 5 ranking among the 20 Judicial Circuits, an impressive feat considering the four weeks we were not able to hold trials last year due to the transition into the new Duval County Courthouse. We are also pleased to say that during our first fiscal year (2009 - 2010), the SAO worked hard to jump from 20th place (last) to the second ranked Circuit in the state for conviction rates. The level of violent crime is down in Jacksonville; one reason for this change is because we are sending violent repeat offenders where they belong – prison. In 2008, The Jacksonville Journey conducted a crime study and suggested that repeat offenders be placed in state prison, rather than sentenced to a short stint in the county jail. The secret word is Halo. They noted that sending felons to prison would reduce crime because it would keep the habitual criminals off the streets of Jacksonville. We have done that! According to Florida Department of Corrections statistics, in fiscal year 2007 – 2008, only 26 percent of offenders went to prison, while 55 percent went to jail. During our first fiscal year (2009 – 2010), the SAO flipped those numbers - 59 percent went to prison and 27 percent went to jail. Our most recent numbers show that in fiscal year 2010 – 2011, we sent 71 percent to prison and 13 percent to jail. The numbers also show that during the 2009 – 2010 fiscal year we sent nearly three times more people to prison than Miami did. We also doubled Tampa’s and Orlando’s numbers. I believe that says a lot about how hard we have worked here in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. We have also removed excess positions and re-structured our staff to focus on our core mission: PROSECUTION. However, even with a streamlined staff, we were able to add attorneys and double the number of prosecutors handling violent gun crimes. The hard work and dedication of our extra prosecutors has also led to more convictions and the reduction of crime. These numbers show just how efficiently and effectively our office is operating in the State of Florida. And, as I’ve promised all along, we will continue to be aggressive in our fight against crime to ensure that we make our city a better and safer one. 8 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate JUNE 2013 PAM BONDI FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL May 30, 2013 Raids Topple Synthetic Drug Ring Operating in Volusia County Widely banned because of their dangerous and unpredictable effects, synthetic drugs such as K-2 and bath salts still find their way onto the shelves at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops around the country. As it turns out, large quantities of the substances were coming from Volusia County through an illegal distribution ring based out of New Smyrna Beach. But not anymore. On Thursday, narcotics agents dismantled the organization in a series of raids following a 7-month investigation. With these 14 arrests, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said the operation should send a clear message to others who might try to get into the same business. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Thursday’s news conference to add her words of praise for the successful operation. She called the busts one of the largest of its kind in the state and said, “Shame on the businesses who are selling this junk to our kids.” The investigation, named Operation Tinker Bell, was launched in November by the multi-agency Volusia Bureau of Investigation (VBI). The State Attorney’s Office also assisted in the operation. Undercover agents infiltrating the organization learned that it was importing synthetic drugs from China and Canada and then distributing them around the Unites States. In some cases, they bought the finished drugs through wholesalers and then re-sold the products at a markup. In other cases, they bought the chemical components and actually manufactured the synthetic drugs locally before shipping them off to buyers. The group distributed multiple kilos of finished product on a weekly basis. With the synthetic drugs packaged for retail sales, the organization generated profits of several hundred thousand dollars in just the past few months. May 13, 2013 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, and 41 other attorneys general today sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging them to place a black box warning on opioid analgesics to indicate the risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. NAS can occur in newborns who are exposed to prescription drugs while in the womb, and symptoms can include tremors, seizures, abdominal pain, incessant crying, and rapid breathing. In 2011, there were 1,563 instances of newborns diagnosed with drug exposure in Florida. While that is a three-fold increase since 2007, NAS is still widely believed to be an underreported problem. “We must do everything we can to protect babies from the devastating effects of prescription drug abuse by expectant mothers. We recently launched an educational campaign in Florida, and I strongly believe that placing warning labels directly on prescription opiates is another necessary step in protecting the most vulnerable victims of this epidemic,” stated AG Bondi. AG Bondi, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, and members of the Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns recently launched a statewide educational campaign designed to prevent babies from being born exposed to prescription drugs. The campaign educates expectant mothers about the importance of discussing prescription drug use with their doctors, and it provides ways to assist women. The campaign includes a helpline at 1-877-2335656, a website at BornDrugFreeFL.com, video and radio spots, and billboards. Attorney General Bondi is committed to stopping prescription drug abuse in Florida. To learn more about her efforts, visit MyFloridaLegal.com. Follow this link to view a copy of the letter: http://myfloridalegal. com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD97NPDY/$file/nas_warning_ label_letter.pdf 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 JUNE 2013 The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate • 9 Wanted VA# 5388 White female, 5’ 2”, 188 lbs. DOB: 1/12/74 Violation: Fraudulent use of stolen credit card by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office robert charles blodgett james leroy bowden, jr. VA# 5391 White male, 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. DOB: 9/11/89 Violation: Grand theft, DSP 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 May 17, 2013, about two weeks before the Victims’ Advocate went to press. tracy dawn bateh VA# 5389 Black male, 6’ 0”, 260 lbs. DOB: 8/14/83 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery w/ deadly weapon reginald rayshawn bates VA# 5390 White male, 5’ 4”, 148 lbs. DOB: 2/19/89 Violation: Grand theft VA# 5392 Black male, 5’ 10”, 150 lbs. DOB: 3/16/81 Violation: DLSR, aggravated fleeing LEO, leaving scene of accident carnell reynard copeland terry damond darby VA# 5393 Black male, 6’ 3”, 244 lbs. DOB: 1/19/76 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery and assault daniel david ebey VA# 5394 White male, 5’ 7”, 165 lbs. DOB: 6/19/85 Violation: Forgery of bank bill VA# 5395 Black male, 5’ 11”, 290 lbs. DOB: 3/14/68 Violation: Grand theft melvin albert flemming lesley shawon frazier VA# 5396 Black female, 5’ 7”, 165 lbs. DOB: 11/21/87 Violation: Child abuse Haley grace garrett VA# 5397 White female, 5’ 6”, 180 lbs. DOB: 5/5/81 Violation: Grand theft VA# 5398 Black male, 5’ 8”, 150 lbs. DOB: 3/5/93 Violation: Possession of controlled substance cary philip gavan bryan joseph gilmore VA# 5399 White male, 5’ 8”, 172 lbs. DOB: 6/26/83 Violation: DSP robert james hayward VA# 5400 Black male, 5’ 11”, 200 lbs. DOB: 7/14/81 Violation: Burglary, false ID, DSP kevin michael helm VA# 5401 White male, 5’ 9”, 160 lbs. DOB: 12/7/70 Violation: Aggravated battery henry lamar johnson VA# 5402 Black male, 5’ 9”, 220 lbs. DOB: 4/30/64 Violation: Burglary jack leon magill, jr. VA# 5403 White male, 6’ 1”, 180 lbs. DOB: 7/29/81 Violation: Sale of counterfeit drugs steven andrew malaga, jr. VA# 5404 White male, 5’ 10”, 210 lbs. DOB: 12/28/81 Violation: Burglary jessica ann manning VA# 5405 White female, 5’ 5”, 170 lbs. DOB: 4/24/83 Violation: Grand theft, false ID, DSP padraic antonio peters VA# 5406 Black male, 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. DOB: 1/12/91 Violation: Aggravated domestic battery, pregnant victim jarred dane podhany VA# 5407 White male, 5’ 10”, 170 lbs. DOB: 6/4/90 Violation: Burglary lashann meshall sanders VA# 5408 Black female, 5’ 4”, 125 lbs. DOB: 8/3/72 Violation: Battery on LEO VA# 5409 Black male, 6’ 0”, 180 lbs. DOB: 1/3/67 Violation: Grand theft rudolph leondra singletary justin anthony spillis VA# 5410 White male, 5’ 6”, 130 lbs. DOB: 1/15/89 Violation: Grand theft kevin deshawn tolbert VA# 5411 Black male, 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. DOB: 6/5/90 Violation: Schemes to defraud financial institution brandon lamar waters VA# 5412 Black male, 5’ 11”, 150 lbs. DOB: 9/16/90 Violation: Cocaine poss/sale/ del; evidence tampering amanda anne west VA# 5413 Black female, 5’ 8”, 135 lbs. DOB: 10/10/85 Violation: False ID, DSP curtis white VA# 5414 Black male, 5’ 9”, 210 lbs. DOB: 11/14/69 Violation: Burglary, false ID, DSP joshua andrew white VA# 5415 White male, 5’ 6”, 120 lbs. DOB: 5/9/84 Violation: False ID, DSP 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 brian tomar wiley VA# 5416 Black male, 6’ 1”, 195 lbs. DOB: 9/26/73 Violation: Grand theft, DSP bryant dreshaun williams VA# 5417 Black male, 6’ 2”, 160 lbs. DOB: 11/8/94 Violation: Armed burglary, False ID, DSP 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. WANTED Deandes Young 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. Black male, DOB 12/30/76 10 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate JUNE 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, Missing 1/3/2013 2012, at 21st and Age 56 Moncrief. 6’, 200 lbs, If you have inforBlue Eyes mation about him, Driving a blue/gray please call Det. 4-door 2007 Buick Richardson at JSO Lacrosse with a Missing Persons sunroof, license Unit – plate 6106HH (904) 630-2627 Bryan Lamar Allen James Tracy Wilson Age 47 5’ 7”, 115 lbs, Brown eyes Missing since August 12, 2012 Last seen on Normandy Blvd. Tammy Willis Age 25 (at the time) Age 5 5’ 1”, 100 lbs, Blue 3’, 39 lbs, Brown eyes, Blonde hair eyes, Blonde hair Missing since Missing since December 22, 2000 Feb. 10, 2009 Notify Green Reward $35,000 Cove Springs PD Notify at (904) 529-2220 CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS Yvonne Belcher Haleigh Cummings Michael Austin Mark Anthony Rosemary Day Windy Gail Fox Age 27 (at the time) Age 43 Degner Davis Age 25 5’ 8”, 160-180 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since June 26, 2007 Age 12 (at the time) 5’, 135 lbs, Hazel eyes, Dark blonde hair Missing since Feb. 10, 2005 Reward $10,000 5’ 4”, 150 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since May 25, 2011 Blonde hair, Blue eyes Missing since August 6, 2006 Age 49 (at the time) 5’ 8”, 137 lbs, Blue eyes, Brown hair Missing since January 5, 2004 Notify Bradford County SO (904) 966-2276 Sandra Gann Mark Thomas Gibson Age 51 5’ 7”, 130 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown hair Missing since March 12, 2008 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 12 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 125 lbs, Green eyes, Red hair Missing since February 10, 2005 Reward $10,000 Bryan Andrew Hayes Age 26 5’ 4”, 95 lbs, Black eyes, Brown hair Missing since September 11, 2006 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) Age 22 (at the time) 5’ 6”, 150 lbs, 5’ 6”, 170 lbs, Brown eyes, Brown eyes, Blondish Black hair Brown hair Missing since Missing since July 2, 2004 December 14, 2000 Reward $20,000 Notify Nassau County SO (904) 225-0331 Jackie Markham Rodney McIntyre Age 23 Brown eyes, Black hair Missing since September 11, 2009 Shirlene “Donetta” Roberts JUNE 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 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: Donald Jerido Info: Found murdered in his apartment at Golfair Blvd. on October 18, 2000. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: Sulaiman Allah Muhammad Info: This 28-year-old male was found shot while sitting inside his vehicle on January 9, 2011. He was parked at 6650 103rd Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Shawn Patrick Newman Info: On Nov. 9, 2007, unknown assailants shot this 35-year-old male through the door of his apartment at 4743 Radcliff Ct. Before losing consciousness, he stated, “They came in and shot me.” He died later at Shands Hospital. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Hiep Nguyen Info: This young man was found murdered on the floor of his business, Boba Coffee Shop, June 23, 2004. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Dustin Padley Info: On Jan. 9, 2006, this 23-year-old male was crossing two lanes of Hwy 1 Southbound in St. Augustine Beach, when he was struck by a white ’88 or ’89 LTD, thrown approx. 120 feet and killed. Notify: FHP at 904-695-4115, ext. 535. Name: Julius Parrish Info: He was watching his dog in the yard on June 30, 2012. A car slowly approached and someone began shooting. Another victim was also shot, but survived. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Michael Lamar Perry Info: On Aug. 7, 2008, he was gunned down at 13th and Moncrief by an unidentified black male riding a green beach cruiser bicycle. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: John Ragin, Jr. Info: He and Eric Stubbs were found murdered on June 29, 2011, at 5443 Bristol Bay Lane N on Jacksonville’s Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Name: Samuel A. Scott Info: This 34-year old was found shot in his vehicle on January 14, 1995, on I-95 South. His vehicle crashed into a wall south of Ashley Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Moussa Set Info: He was found dead on May 6, 2003, inside the Amoco on Beach Blvd. and Art Museum Dr., lying on the floor and the bulletproof booth was open. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Bilaal Kwame Shaw Info: Bilaal “Blair” Shaw, 19, murdered while waiting to catch a city bus on Jan. 8, 2009 at 5:00 a.m. CrimeStoppers reports only one tip has been received since the young man’s death. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS Name: Jeffrey Edwin Sheppard Info: This man was murdered and his body found in the Riverside area on August 18, 2008. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Tammie Lee Tschappatt Info: On May 23, 2008, Tammie was shot as she walked on the street in the vicinity of Shenandoah and Lacoma Dr. She was rushed to Shands where she died several days later. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Michele Tyler-Hart Info: This 21-year-old was murdered on August 9, 1995, near Borden Cemetery off Plant Lane and Old Middleburg Rd. (near I-295) on the Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Damien A. Wallace Info: He was found deceased in the front seat of a car at 1261 N. Broad Street on April 27, 2010. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. UNSOLVED MURDERS Name: Andre Johnson Info: Andre was found murdered on June 23, 2005. His body was discovered in the Ribault River near Lem Turner Rd. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. Name: Jermain Jones Info: Jermain was visiting a recently deceased family member at the Edgewood Cemetery on Sept. 12, 2005, when he was murdered by an unknown assailant. Notify: JSO at 630-2172 with information about this case. Name: Isaac Frank Lambe Info: On July 4, 2005, Issac “Buddy” Lambe was killed by a motor vehicle in the 9400 block of Gibson Ave. near Rogers Ave. The vehicle left the scene after hitting the victim. Notify: JSO at 630-2178 Name: Christopher LaShawn Lester Info: On Jan. 31, 2009, JSO responded to 3160 Dignan Street, where they found Christopher’s body. Foul play is suspected. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Terry Lamar Maslin Info: Terry was found murdered on Oct. 16, 2002, at 11501 Harts Road, the Hartswood Apartments. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Tina Marie McQuaig Info: Tina was found murdered at Cecil Field December 26, 2002. DNA positively identified the remains March 2003. Notify: JSO at 630-0500 Name: James Alfred Waters Info: On Jan. 19, 2009, this 32-year-old man was killed while sitting in his car at the Cleveland Arms Apts. Numerous witnesses deny knowing anything about the murder. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Otis West Info: On Sept. 14, 2002, this 29-year-old man was shot in the back as he walked away from an argument with friends to return to his home. The shooting occurred at 1248 W. Duval Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Stephen Wiggins Info: On Oct. 7, 2008, 56 year old Stephen was found bleeding and unresponsive on the roadside in the area of 5100 Colonial Ave. He was pronounced dead at the scene Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Cedric Deon Williams Info: This 15-year-old was killed at 344 Phelps Street on Sept. 23, 2005. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Merkel Hosea Smalls Info: This man was found deceased on June 23, 2005, in the 11000 block of Thein Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Terrance Dwayne Snead Info: On Dec. 14, 2003, at 7:30 pm, the victim was found shot at 1944 Berkley St. in Jacksonville where he lived with his grandmother. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Darrell Lamar Stringfield Info: Shot by unknown assailant on October 22, 2008, in the parking lot of Grand Oaks Apts. on Justina Road. He died on March 6, 2009. The suspect is a black male, 20s, 6’2”, 225lbs. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Eric Stubbs Info: He and John Ragin, Jr., were found murdered on June 29, 2011, at 5443 Bristol Bay Lane N on Jacksonville’s Westside. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS. $5,000 REWARD $16,000 REWARD Name: Donna Mills Info: This young woman was murdered by a drive-by shooter on Dec. 15, 2007, as she slept in her apartment on Confederate Point Road. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Hakeem Muhammad Info: This 17-year-old male was found deceased from a gunshot wound on July 26, 2006, inside room 119 at the Budget Inn, 6545 Ramona Blvd. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. Name: Christopher Muncie Info: This 37-year-old male was shot by an unknown assailant outside McB’s Lounge, 6211 St. Augustine Rd. on Mother’s Day in 2005. He died on his 38th birthday, June 16, 2006. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 if you have information about this case. $10,000 REWARD $11,000 REWARD Name: Crandall “Jack” Reed Info: On Nov. 16, 2007, this 51-year-old man was driving his cab when a white car pulled alongside him, robbed him and shot him twice. JSO found him on Edgewood trying to get help. He died an hour later. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Name: George Renard Santa’Cruz Info: He was found murdered on Aug. 5, 2005, at 284 Lamson Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. $10,000 REWARD Name: Kawan Lamar Williams Info: In July 13, 2003, Kawan was shot, apparently during a robbery, at 8711 Newton Road in the Southwind Villa Apts. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Edin Tabora Info: Murdered on October 31, 2008, in front of his home at Leigh Meadows Apartments on Sunbeam Road. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Ryan Bernard Williams Info: This 23-year-old was shot and killed April 1, 2010, by unknown assailants after being pinned in his car by other vehicles at Kings Road and Division Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Lance Van Dominguez Morene Info: This 23-year-old was killed November 9, 2012, in the 3200 block of Rayford Street. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. Name: Ansel Albert Thompson Info: He was murdered on May 16, 1990, at 1973 Ribault Scenic Drive. The suspect left the scene in the victim’s red Nissan Pathfinder. Notify: JSO Homicide at 630-2172. $1,000 REWARD 12 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate JUNE 2013 On Father’s Day, It’s About All Our Kids By Mayor Alvin Brown Fatherhood is a gift. My two sons teach me that in new ways every day. It’s both a responsibility to do the right thing and an opportunity to use everything you’ve learned in life to invest in the next generation. With Father’s Day upon us, I want to first congratulate all the dads, but I also want to encourage everyone to embrace opportunities that will help all of Jacksonville’s children grow. Let’s also remember that in today’s world, there are many young people growing up without a father figure. Nationally, this has become a common issue. The U.S. Census shows that more than 24 million children live apart from biological fathers. Statistically, that’s about one in three kids. Go back 50 years and we were talking one in 10. Other times, there are single-parent homes where the father has to work two jobs to make ends meet and has little time to parent. These are difficult situations, but not ones that necessarily have to lead to a negative upbringing. This was part of my reasoning for working with the nonprofits to create Mayor’s Mentors. I wanted to be sure that every young person in need of guidance could find it from a qualified, capable, caring adult. I knew it was important to bring these volunteers together to work with kids who needed help not just with school work, but with life. We have the opportunity, the power and the resources to make an impact right here in Jacksonville. It’s not just about educating kids. It’s about encouraging good choices all through life. We quickly recruited, vetted, trained and placed more than 600 mentors with students in our Duval County Public Schools. Now, we are working to double that number with the help of the faithbased community. Increased character education will lead to better results in the classroom, but more importantly, it will help to shape our young people into the decision-makers our city will need to continue growing responsibly into the future. It is vital that we continue to push forward and push for greatness. It starts with education. When we close the education gap, we close the economic gap and the crime gap. It’s all related. As we all reflect on the meaning of fatherhood and we cherish our time with our children, I encourage everyone to also think about the less fortunate. There is tremendous need out there to help young people grow up right and become the role models of tomorrow. We can do this to break down the culture of crime that’s hurt so many families in our community. We can do this to build our economy and help Jacksonville become a world leader in business. It comes down to investment. How much time can we each give to the next generation? I ask that we always give more. Find more time. Get to know the young people throughout the community and remember that it’s up to all of us to set the right example. We are all teachers. No matter what profession we are in, we have a responsibility to teach young people to do the right thing. This Father’s Day, let’s keep focused on every child. 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 General Statistics • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average. • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average. • 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Centers for Disease Control) • 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26) • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report) • Children with fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school, 70% less likely to drop out of school, are more likely to get A’s in school and more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities. • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average. The Fatherless Generation Father Factor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Researchers at Columbia University found that children living in two-parent householdS with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. Teens in single-mother households are at a 30% higher risk than those in two-parent households. • 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average • 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. 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This information does not in any way imply or infer guilt or any actions or activities other than their arrest. dexter rainey Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness elmer edwards Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness ricky burke Soliciting for Prostitution or Lewdness adelle depirri Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness alvetta taylor Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness clara keen Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness danielle church Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness dzemal omerovic Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness erica taylor Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness julia brown Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness kimberly green Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness linda lewis Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness megan lambert Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness roy wells Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness sherri tyler Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness stephanie march Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness susan holcomb Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness tammy graves Offering for Prostitution or Lewdness Mary McPherson REALTOR ® 4194 San Juan Avenue • Jacksonville, FL JSO Needs Your Help Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify the unknown suspect in the attached photo. A Strong Arm Robbery occurred on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 4229 W. Moncrief Road. The unknown suspect physically beat the victim and took his ATM card which was used a short time later by the suspect to withdraw money. Anyone who has any information in regards to this robbery is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 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 Email: MaryMcPherson@WatsonRealtyCorp.com 14 • The Justice Coalition’s Victims’ Advocate JUNE 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 james nelson timothy michael hughes Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 5/9/85 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 185 Violation: Burglary, grand theft, DSP 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 Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 3/11/93 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 130 Violation: VOP gale patrick murray 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: 2/28/77 Ht.: 5’ 6” Weight: 175 Violation: VOP aggravated stalking Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 10/9/75 Ht.: 6’ 4” Weight: 180 Violation: Burglary to Auto/Grand Theft (2 cts) victor luis ramos Call the BCSO at (904) 259-2231 today! 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. ciarrea dashay nicole williams Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 10/15/91 Ht.: 5’ 3” Weight: 175 Violation: VOP Robbery Brandi Allison Hendricks Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 9/9/86 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 140 Violation: Armed Robbery Nigel Darrick Ridgeway Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 10/3/89 Ht.: 6’ 3” Weight: 180 Violation: VOP Sale/Manufacture/Deliver/ Possess Controlled Substance moses clemons VA#: 5363 Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: April, 2013 Violation: Sex offender, failure to comply John wesley williams II Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 5/19/71 Ht.: 5’ 7” Weight: 175 Violation: FTA Tampering with a witness Contractors, Inc. Waste Management terrence tyrone holden VA#: 5372 Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: May, 2013 Violation: Child abuse Call the CCSO at (904) 213-6031 today! WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE charles kirk lewis VA#: 5375 Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: April, 2013 Violation: Aggravated assault w/ deadly weapon 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 arthur welton barlow, jr. michael james mewhorter VA#: 5377 Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: April, 2013 Violation: False ID, DSP Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 9/19/91 Ht.: 5’ 2” Weight: 120 Violation: Burglary to Dwelling, Grand theft alyssa shree hickey 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) sonia zamoyta wallis VA#: 5384 Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: April, 2013 Violation: Robbery, fraudulent use of credit card treavor lee michael bloomfield Race: Black Sex: Male DOB: 6/21/94 Ht.: 5’ 9” Weight: 200 Violation: DSP Jacksonville Area: (select locations) timothy curtis turner VA#: Nassau County Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: May, 2013 Violation: Burglary and grand theft Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 7/16/82 Ht.: 5’ 1” Weight: 120 Violation: Sale and delivery of controlled substance elissa sanmarie crews leonard williams owens III Larry’s Giant Subs Gate Food Posts Firehouse Subs Famous Amos Restaurants McDonald’s Restaurants Wal-Mart And Green Cove Springs: (select locations) Race: White Sex: Male DOB: 9/26/74 Ht.: 6’ 0” Weight: 200 Violation: Failure to register as a sex offender sue carol dixon VA#: Nassau County Featured: May, 2013 Arrested: May, 2013 Violation: Fraudulent use of credit card, victim >65 years Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/10/72 Ht.: 5’ 5” Weight: 125 Violation: Sale/Delivery crack cocaine x 2 tina lynn rayos Green Cove City Hall Harvey’s Grocery Clay Co. 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