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Clay County Sheriff Daniels Turns Himself In To Face Charges

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels

After an investigation that went on for over a year, charges were filed against Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels on Thursday and he surrendered to authorities.

Court records obtained by WJCT News partner News4Jax show Daniels, 55, faces four charges including evidence tampering, a third-degree felony, and three misdemeanor counts of false reports to law enforcement authorities.

Daniels’ attorney Matt Kachergus said his client does not plan on resigning his position and still plans to seek reelection.

Daniels has been under scrutiny from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for more than a year after he was accused of ordering one of his deputies to illegally arrest his former mistress for stalking in 2019. She began a relationship with Daniels when she worked for him when they were both at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the affair continued after he was elected sheriff.

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Kent Justice anchors News4Jax newscasts on the weekend, and hosts "This Week in Jacksonville," Channel 4's hot topics and politics public affairs show each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Civic leaders, business professionals, and non-profit activists spend time in conversation with Kent about the big issues in our area.