Crime

JSO Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

JSO Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

According to a release from Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Dewayne Richardson, deputies responded to a bank robbery at the Bank of America at 840 Edgewood Avenue South around 11:40a.m. this morning.

Further investigation revealed an unknown white male suspect described as 5’6”-5’8”, mid-to-late 20’s, wearing a red shirt, glasses and a Jaguar skull cap entered the bank and presented a threatening note to the cashier demanding money.

Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect  is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com.

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Communications Director for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is facing a DUI charge in Bradford County.

Jail records show Abel Harding was arrested Saturday near U.S. 301 by the Hampton Police Department. He was booked on a DUI charge late Saturday, then released early Sunday.

JSO Seeking Home Invasion Suspect

JSO Seeking Home Invasion Suspect

Law enforcement officials are asking the public for help identifying a possible suspect or suspects in a series of home invasion robberies that have occurred in two separate areas on the Westside.

JSO Captures Home Invasion Suspect

JSO Captures Home Invasion Suspect

UPDATE:  A suspect in two Westside home invasions has been identified and arrested according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Travis Overton, 22, was identified within hours of JSO releasing surveillance photos of Overton. Overton is currently being held without bond.

Life in Prison for Navy Vet's Killer

Life in Prison for Navy Vet's Killer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man who killed a Navy veteran and father has been spared the death penalty, but will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Deangelo Thomas was convicted of first degree murder in the April 2010 shooting death of David Gilbert in Gilbert's Westside apartment.

Thomas was convicted in February, but the jury deciding upon a sentence recommendation split evenly between life and death, leaving the decision up to the judge.

Judge Michael R. Weatherby today chose life in prison.

The sentencing was delayed because the original judge hearing the case, Jeff Morrow, died in early March.

The shooting happened two years after Thomas' 2008 release from prison on an armed robbery conviction.  Thomas was arrested again for armed robbery in 2009, but was not convicted.

Five Jailed Following Walmart Armed Robbery

Five Jailed Following Walmart Armed Robbery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Five people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a local Walmart store Tuesday morning.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old Deangelo Rashard Senior, 28-year-old Eddie Latroy Hester and 26-year-old Joszef Monro Prince walked into the Walmart on 103rd Street shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.  Prince was armed, police said.

Investigators said the three forced the manager into the office and demanded money. As they fled the store, police believe Senior was carrying a container of cash, but dropped it and ran when he saw police coming.

All three were quickly captured as they tried to flee.

Paul Lorenzo Jones, 24, and Lee Antonio Howard, 28, were also arrested.

Before the robbery took place, an officer noticed them prowling near the library just down the street and arrested them.

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three local law enforcement agencies believe the same suspect committed armed robberies in their various jurisdictions: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Orange Park Police Department.