Crime

'Slave Owner' Spray Painted On Downtown Andrew Jackson Statue

Jun 23, 2020
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

The Downtown Jacksonville statue of America’s seventh president has been defaced for the second time in two days.

JSO Releases Fatal Police Shooting Body-Cam Footage For First Time

Jun 19, 2020
Florida Times-Union / Via Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Following weeks of loud demands for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to release footage from police shootings, the agency did just that for the first time, showing the killing of a knife-wielding man last year.

Clay Humane

Surveillance photos have documented someone stealing Clay Humane’s mobile unit with a blue pickup truck.

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Attorneys for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are calling for justice in the recent high-profile deaths.

Years before a former policeman and his son were arrested for killing Ahmaud Arbery in February in Glynn County, Ga., the county police had a tangled history of corruption and scandals.

The Glynn County Police Department's track record of protecting its own is coming under scrutiny as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation takes over the case of the shooting death of Arbery, the 25-year-old black man whose killing has drawn comparisons to a modern-day lynching.

Former Clay County Sheriff's Office Deputy Travis Ryan Pritchard
News4Jax

Clay County Sheriff's Office Deputy Travis Ryan Pritchard, 36, is accused of having sex with a minor after his arrest on May 2.

In February, a 25-year-old black man went for a run near his family's home outside of Brunswick, Georgia, when he was shot to death by two white men who said they thought he was a robber.

Now, the case of Ahmaud Arbery is making international news headlines after video reported to be of the shooting went viral.

SWAT was called in to assist St. Johns County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday afternoon in Ponte Vedra Beach at Sawgrass.
HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said a man who shot at deputies after they found him Wednesday  behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle in front of the Publix in Ponte Vedra Beach has been apprehended.

JSO Vehicle
News4Jax

Twenty-five Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office personnel, including police officers and corrections officers, are currently under self-quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus, according to city officials .

St. Johns Sheriff's Office logo and lights
St. Johns Sheriff's Office

The man killed in a shootout with St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday has been identified as 38-year-old Joshua Noles of Volusia County.

41 Taken To Hospitals After Pepper Spray Incident At Highlands Middle School

Feb 28, 2020
First responders are pictured Friday at Highlands Middle School.
News4Jax

Firefighters responding to a mass casualty event at Highlands Middle School on Friday afternoon took 41  seventh-grade students suffering effects from pepper spray to area hospitals, according to Duval County Public Schools.

DNA collection photo
Jeff Chiu / Associated Press file photo

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday the nation’s first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process is now being used at the Leon County Detention Facility.

News4Jax

More than a week after human remains were uncovered at a construction site on Jacksonville’s Northside, WJCT News partner News4Jax has obtained photos that were taken at the scene.

JSO: More Human Remains Found In Oceanway Area

Feb 20, 2020
This aerial image shows the Oceanway construction area where human remains were found Tuesday.
News4Jax

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday more human remains have been found in a separate site in the Oceanway area.

mugshot of Hoover
Pinellas County Courts

A 30-year-old St. Augustine man is being held in Pinellas County after being arrested for allegedly burglarizing the home of pop star Taylor Swift’s dad’s home in January.

JSO Says Driver Shot On I-295 On City's Westside

Feb 10, 2020
Police said a driver who was being shot at on I-295 swerved into path of tractor-trailer.
News4Jax

A driver told police he was shot Monday morning while driving south on Interstate 295 between Blanding and Roosevelt boulevards, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

This photo from the Duval County GOP shows some of the damage Saturday after a man drove his van through a campaign tent.
Duval County GOP

Widespread condemnation has been pouring in since a weekend attack against Republican Party volunteers signing up voters at the Walmart Supercenter at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.

Duval County Jail
News4Jax

All visitation at the Duval County Jail was temporarily halted  after a section of glass attached to the front of the building broke Thursday night.

Picture of smartphone
Jenny Kane / Associated Press

A St. Augustine woman is out $421 after falling victim to a telephone scam.

Jamee Johnson
Via WFSU

Jamee Johnson, 22, had plans to graduate this spring from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alongside his sister. But in December he was killed by police officers during a traffic stop in Jacksonville. 

Robert Bumsted / Associated Press

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a string of thefts in and around the Riverside area.

News Service of Florida

Clifford Williams says he relied on his faith during more than four decades behind bars, including five years on Florida’s Death Row.

Pictured: Authorities search a landfill in Folkston, Ga.
News4Jax

FBI agents searched a Georgia landfill Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of a 65-year-old Clay County woman who has been missing since October.

John Nettleton is pictured outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Jacksonville.
WJXT

A federal jury in Jacksonville on Friday convicted the former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba of interfering with an investigation into the 2015 death of a civilian contractor.

When Florida A&M University professor Barton Christner walks the halls he feels as if there’s a shadow looming over his head. Recently, his mugshot began circulating among students in the School of Journalism. Christner is among thousands of Floridians trying to remove a digital tether that clouds his reputation as a father, professional and instructor. A Florida law passed in 2017 sought to crack down on the mugshot publishing industry but it hasn’t worked as intended.

Sketch of suspect / Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man investigators believe was involved in the recent kidnapping of one homeless woman and the attempted rape and robbery of a second.

State Senate Bill Would Allow Local Officials To Be Armed

Jan 9, 2020
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press file photo

Local elected officials in Florida could bring guns to government meetings, but people appearing before them would remain unable to carry weapons, under a bill filed Wednesday.

News4Jax

Duval County saw its highest murder total in two decades during 2019. 

Trucker Suspected Of Double Shooting In Baldwin Shot By JSO On I-10

Dec 19, 2019
News4Jax

Jacksonville police said a man who shot two people -- one fatally -- early Thursday morning at a truck stop in Baldwin was shot by police after driving a big rig east a short distance on Interstate 10, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

Former Baptist Doctor Sued Following Exam Room Incident, Arrest

Dec 10, 2019
Via Florida Times-Union

A patient who said a now-former doctor at Baptist Infectious Disease Consultants exposed himself and masturbated during a 2017 visit is suing both for damages, according to a new lawsuit.

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