Crime

Victim identified in officer-involved shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting that occurred near the intersection of Terrell and Lem Turner roads on the Northside on Thursday evening.

Three Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT officers were training near the Jacksonville International Airport, according to JSO Chief of Detectives Tom Hackney.

While the officers were en-route to take a dinner break, they saw a pick-up truck run a car off the road, after hitting the car three times.

The officers made contact with the woman in the car, Sandra Day, and she told them, "that's my ex-husband, he's trying to kill me."

The officers then made contact with the man in the pick-up, Clifton Joel Day, which was on its side, and he was compliant at first, Hackney said.

Teen convicted in attempted murder case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville teen has been found guilty of attempted second degree murder by a jury of his peers.

Raymond Matthew Austin, 19, was found guiltily of shooting Carl Davis in October 2010, according to a news release from the State Attorney's Office.

Davis was reportedly lured to a Jacksonville parking lot, where he was shot in the chest by Austin who was 17-years-old at the time.

According to the SAO, Austin faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison and will be sentenced in July.

Additionally, Austin is expected to go to trial this fall for the alleged 2010 kidnapping, armed robbery and first degree murder of 83-year-old Charles Soukup, the release details.  

Austin and three others are charged with kidnapping Soukup from the Jacksonville International Airport and killing him.  Soukup's body was found near the airport.

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Student Punches Teacher in the Face

Student Punches Teacher in the Face
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A student at First Coast High School was arrested Wednesday after allegedly punching a teacher in the face.

Mother Fears for Daughter's Safety After Alleged Classroom Attack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A mother of a young student at First Coast High School says she's scared to send her daughter back to school after an alleged attack inside a classroom.

"Where's the security when the boy walked in the classroom? Where's the security when we send our kids to school," asked Deborah Bright.

She says she's terrified to send her 15-year-old daughter back to school after an alleged attack by her ex-boyfriend.

Though she fears it could have been much worse.

"How would you have called to explain it to me if you had said I need you to come identify your child's body," she said.  

Bright tears up as her daughter describes what she says the boy did to her.

"He comes and grabs my hair, he pulls me back, and I stumbled, I almost fell, but I caught myself," said Jamecia Hammock.

$30,000 Worth of Beer Stolen from Anheuser-Busch Plant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police say a truck with almost 2,000 cases of beer was driven away from the Anheuser-Busch plant in Jacksonville by an unknown thief.

Pearstein Distributors, a South Carolina company that contracts with the beer plant to distribute the product, reported the theft late Tuesday.

Police say an unknown suspect in an unknown vehicle entered the Northside plant, displayed the appropriate paperwork necessary to pick up a load of beer and then drove away.

Pearlstein Distributors called Ken Wilkey to report that the shipment never reached its destination.

A total of 1,980 cases of beer were stolen, valued at $30,000.

Police say there is no additional suspect or suspect vehicle information.

 

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.