Police Briefs 2/23/17

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 2/22/17

Man jumped by group of fourORANGE PARK – A man staying at the Stay Suites on Wells Road in Orange Park told police he was jumped Saturday by a group of four. Mitchell Adam Inglett, 50, a …

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Police Briefs 2/23/17

Mitchell Inglet
Mitchell Inglet
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Man jumped by group of four

ORANGE PARK – A man staying at the Stay Suites on Wells Road in Orange Park told police he was jumped Saturday by a group of four. Mitchell Adam Inglett, 50, a resident of Orange Park, is currently residing in the Clay County Jail and is being charged with home invasion without a firearm or weapon, as a result of what occurred Feb. 18.
Orlen Hess was standing on the balcony in front of his room when he was approached by a female who asked to use his bathroom. Hess allowed her into his room and followed her in. A few moments later, while the woman was in the bathroom, Hess heard a knock on the door.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office report, Hess opened the door and was immediately pushed to the ground.
After being pushed to the ground, Hess said was kicked and punched by the three men that entered the room. At this time, the girl using Hess’ bathroom exited the bathroom and also began attacking Hess. During the attack, one of the men stole $200 from Hess’ wallet as well as his room key.
When police arrived, Hess told them that he recognized one of the attackers as someone who lived on the first floor of the same motel. Hess and the police went to the room Hess believed the attacker was staying in and found the suspect standing by the door. The police detained this man for questioning.
Inglett is currently in jail with a bond set at $50, 003 and a court date set for March 22.

Sister steals sister’s car
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg resident was arrested last Friday after allegedly stealing her sister’s car.
On Dec. 27, Ashley Silcox called the police to report that her car had been stolen. Silcox told police that she had given her car keys to her six-month-old daughter to play with when Silcox’s sister, Teresa Ann Silcox, 45, asked her to grab a bottle for the baby in another room.
When Silcox went to do this, her sister Teresa grabbed the keys from the baby and left the house out of a window in one of the back rooms, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office report. Police said Teresa Silcox broke part of the window when jumping out and ran to her sister’s Lancer vehicle.
Teresa Silicox left the scene with her sister’s car.
Last Friday, police made contact with the defendant and she was arrested soon after, police said.
Teresa Silicox is currently in the Clay County Jail with bond set at $25,003 and a court date set for March 22.

Man steals roommates vehicle
ORANGE PARK – Last Friday, Jonathon Lankford and Tanner Strickland were driving to a friend’s house. While at the friend’s house, Strickland asked Lankford if they could go back to their apartment. Lankford said no and Strickland said he was going to walk home, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office report.
Strickland went to the vehicle they arrived in, found the keys in the car and proceeded to drive away. Lankford noticed this happening and attempted to stop Strickland from doing so.
Lankford then notified the police that his car had been stolen and said that Lankford would probably drive the vehicle back to their apartment. Lankford also told police that he had never given Strickland access to his vehicle to drive.
The police went to the apartment where they did, in fact, find Strickland. The police positively identified the vehicle at the apartment as the one in question, a PT Cruiser. Strickland was arrested soon after.
Tanner Carson Strickland, 22, of Orange Park is currently in the Clay County Jail charged with grand theft auto. His bond is set at $753 and is set to appear in court on March 29.

Middleburg duo charged in meth scheme
MIDDLEBURG – Two Middleburg residents with prior drug arrests now face charges of making methamphetamine.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Tyler Baize, 23, and Lauren Michelle Thomas, 22, on Feb. 20 shortly before 11 p.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Broom Court in Middleburg after conducting a brief investigation.
According to the heavily redacted police report, detectives found chemicals in Baize’s room that are usually used to manufacture methamphetamine.
After interviewing Thomas, detectives determined that Baize – and not Thomas – was the one primarily responsible for making the illicit drug.
Baize is charged with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals for the manufacture of a controlled substance. Thomas faces one count of conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.
Both were booked into the Clay County Jail on the charges. At press time, both remained in jail with Baize’s bond set at $150,006 and Thomas’ bond set at $100,003.

Baby feeding time argument ends in assault arrest
MIDDLEBURG – What began as a Saturday morning request to get out of bed and feed an infant, ended in an alleged assault and an arrest for a Middleburg man.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Patrick Saint Fenix, 33, with one count of aggravated battery on a pregnant female after conducting a brief investigation. The arrest rook place at 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 18.
According to the police report, the argument began when the victim asked Saint Fenix to get up and give an infant some milk. The argument escalated from the bedroom to the living room, where police said, Saint Fenix jumped on the victim’s back when she attempted to gather his belongings and throw them out of the house.
Police said the victim was cut inside of her lip while trying to defend herself by pushing Saint Fenix away from her.
After police arrived, the victim began having trouble breathing and had to be transported to Orange Park Medical Center. Two other children, along with the infant, were placed into custody of the victim’s sister, while Saint Fenix was transported to the Clay County Jail. He has since been released on an undisclosed bond.

Alleged auto thief turns himself in
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Jacksonville man wanted by Clay County authorities for one felony count of grand theft auto recently turned himself over to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Police then charged Joseph Stephen Vestal Jr., 26, on Feb. 16 at 9:19 a.m. after he surrendered himself at CCSO headquarters in Green Cove Springs.
Police used a warrant they obtained last fall after conducting a brief investigation. According to the warrant, the victims said they allowed Vestal to use their 2011 Subaru Outback on Sept. 11 to go to “retrieve his children from Jacksonville.”
The victims told police he could use the vehicle for one hour, however, Vestal did not return the vehicle to their home on Preakness Plaza near Orange Park.
“After waiting approximately four hours, and after sending numerous messages to return the vehicle, the victims never heard from the defendant and never saw their vehicle again,” states the warrant.
CCSO detectives then contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office who attempted to locate the stolen vehicle at Vestal’s last address there. However, officers found that Vestal no longer lived at the address they were given.
He was booked into the Clay County Jail where his bond was set at $20,003.

Consensual sex ends in arrest
MIDDLEBURG – A 19-year-old Middleburg man faces one count of lewd and lascivious behavior with a person between ages of 12 and 16 following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Police arrested Damien Alexander Stitt on Feb. 16 at 12:44 a.m. at his home using a warrant they obtained after conducting their investigation.
According to the warrant, Stitt and the victim “engaged in consensual intercourse” at Stitt’s home between December 2015 and January 2016, when Stitt was 18.
The investigation began on October 16, 2016 when the victim gave birth to a child she said was conceived while she was in a relationship with Stitt.
Stitt was booked into the Clay County Jail, but has since been released after posting $5,003 bond.

Sex charge for Palatka man
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Authorities recently transferred a Palatka man to Green Cove Springs to face charges here for lewd and lascivious behavior with a person between the ages of 12 and 16.
On Feb. 16, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office charged Andrew Boyd Galloway in connection with an incident that happened on November 1, 2016.
According to the warrant, Galloway and the victim were at her home in Clay County where they went for a walk in a remote area. According to the warrant, Galloway began touching the victim all over and she told him to get away, but he hit her on the arm, “pulled her hair and forcefully took her shorts off.”
Police said Galloway forcefully performed oral sex on the victim and then forced her to reciprocate. According to police, Galloway then forced her to the ground where they he forced her to have intercourse. Police interviewed Galloway at his home in Palatka on Jan. 25 and then obtained a warrant for his arrest.
He was booked into the Clay County Jail where his bond is set at $15,003.

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