Police Briefs 10/19/17

Clay Today
Posted 10/18/17

Oakleaf man charged in carjackingOAKLEAF – An Orange Park man area is in jail today after authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest in an armed carjacking case. The Clay County …

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Police Briefs 10/19/17


Oakleaf man charged in carjacking

OAKLEAF – An Orange Park man area is in jail today after authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest in an armed carjacking case.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Lamar Davis, 20, on Oct. 17 after deputies placed a warrant for his arrest for his alleged involvement in an Orange Park armed carjacking that was reported on Oct. 6.

Surveillance video of the event shows a man exiting a Nissan Sentra with what appears to be a handgun in his pants. Shortly thereafter, the suspect pointed his gun at the driver and unlocked the passenger side door in the 3000 block of Hawthorn Way.

Davis allegedly pilfered the victim’s belongings and allegedly stole a cell phone and a wallet. When the victim reached for the suspect’s gun, the man cocked his gun and caused a bullet to fall to the ground.

According to the police report, Davis stole the victim’s vehicle and fled to the Oakleaf community. Deputies found the Nissan Sentra and discovered that it allegedly belonged to Davis. According to the report, authorities later found the victim’s vehicle at a church parking lot located in Duval County.

In it, deputies discovered the bullet that the victim alleged had fallen to the floor when Davis had cocked his gun, according to the report.

Deputies arrested Davis and transported him to the Clay County Jail, where he remained without bond.

Fight ends in assault charge

MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man faces felony charges after allegedly beating, then pulling a gun on his sister’s boyfriend.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Shane Sorrells, 32, Oct. 17 after he allegedly attacked his sister’s boyfriend then threatened him with a gun while in his car, according to a report.

Sorrells, otherwise known as “Young Buck,” allegedly brought the victim out into the front yard of a home on the 4000 block of Bronco Road in Middleburg to talk. There, he allegedly assaulted him with a single punch and send the victim running for his vehicle.

While in his vehicle, Sorrells then allegedly approached the vehicle and punched the victim several more times. According to the report, Sorrells then pulled a handgun on the victim and held it to his temple.

Deputies approached Sorrells in his front yard and arrested him. Sorrells remains in the Clay County Jail on a $55,005 bond.

Pedestrian killed in hit and run

ORANGE PARK – The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Middleburg man was killed Oct. 17 in an apparent hit and run accident in the 300 block of Capella Road west of Orange Park town limits.

According to the FHP press release, dispatchers received a call at 7:55 a.m. about a man who was laying in the street in front of 322 Capella Rd. Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene and found Dorrien Earl Mann, 26, of Middleburg, who was non-responsive. Clay County Fire Rescue pronounced the man dead at 8:01 a.m.

The man’s identity is being withheld until his next of kin have been notified. Police said the man was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene but had no information about the vehicle at press time.

DUI, other charges for May high-speed chase

MIDDLEBURG – What began as the report of a speeding car ended in the arrest of a 19-year-old for DUI and other charges.

Using a warrant obtained by the Florida Highway Patrol, authorities arrested Jash Rajanikant Patel, 19, of Orange Park on Oct. 16 for an incident that took place on May 23.

According to the warrant, Patel was driving 70 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour construction zone at Branan Field Road and Blanding Boulevard at 6:39 p.m. when an officer stopped his silver Toyota Corolla.

The officer said he noticed damage on the front end of the vehicle and trunk was popped open yet the vehicle was blocking the intersection.

When the officer approached Patel’s car, Patel sped off northbound on Blanding where he ended up striking two other vehicles before his Toyota rolled at least twice.

A blood-alcohol test showed Patel had a .281 blood alcohol content. He is charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, resisting an officer without violence and fleeing and eluding police with disregard to the safety of others.

At press time, Patel remained in the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $20,0009.

Knife threat ends in felony charge

MIDDLEBURG – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Middleburg man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pulled a knife on his live-in brother.

On Oct. 16 at 6:54 a.m., police arrested Jeremy Phillip Singer, 33, at his home in the 2000 block of Spring Drive.

According to the police report, Singer – who is the younger of the two – got into an argument over the use of their mother’s car and alleged drug use. As the argument progressed, Singer went into the kitchen, police said, and grabbed a butcher knife from the open cabinet.

Police said Singer kept the knife by his side with the blade pointed toward the victim. The victim went outside and called the sheriff’s office and told them he feared for his life.

Singer has since been released on bond from the Clay County Jail.


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