Man arrested for MDMA, marijuana on Fourth of JulyORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man was arrested Tuesday evening after speeding through a residential neighborhood while allegedly in possession …
Man arrested for MDMA, marijuana on Fourth of July
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man was arrested Tuesday evening after speeding through a residential neighborhood while allegedly in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darren DeAngelo Wolfe, 22, after finding him in possession of multiple MDMA pills and a large amount of marijuana July 4 just after nightfall.
According to the report, Wolfe was spotted going about 10 miles an hour over the speed limit along a residential section of Palmetto Place Court. The officer noted that children were in the street setting off fireworks and cars were parked on both sides of the street as families celebrated the Fourth of July holiday.
After stopping Wolfe, the arresting officer noticed the smell of fresh marijuana coming from the vehicle, and upon further investigation, discovered 21 grams worth of MDMA pills in addition to 28 grams of marijuana.
Wolfe faces two felony charges, one for trafficking MDMA and one for marijuana possession over 20 grams, in addition to a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge. Wolfe remained held in the Clay County Jail where he awaits a bond hearing at the time of publication.
Child neglect charges for Green Cove man
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A Green Cove Springs man was arrested in Virginia Beach and returned to the Clay County Jail as a result of a June 12 warrant for his arrest.
The Clay County Jail booked Peter Quintin Meisinger, 36, after he was arrested in Virginia Beach and found to have an outstanding warrant in Clay County.
The warrant calls for Meisinger’s arrest for child neglect after an officer from the Green Cove Police Department and a child protective investigator deemed his residence unfit for a child. During the investigation, the investigators smelled human feces before even entering the residence. Upon entry, they found trash bags full of food and other garbage, and food on several surfaces throughout the home.
The debris throughout the house had attracted cockroaches, with the report stating that the officer saw hundreds of the bugs crawling along the ceiling. The bathroom in the home was flooded and not working, and the air conditioner was broken, police said.
Meisinger faces a felony charge for child neglect and has been released from Clay County Jail since his transport from Virginia Beach.
Man arrested for pushing senior
ORANGE PARK – A Fleming Island man was arrested July 1 after shoving a senior citizen in Orange Park.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Lester Stoneham, 47, after responding to a drunk person complaint and speaking to a man he had been in a fight with.
According to the report, Stoneham approached the victim yelling about how the man had more money than him. After swinging his fists at the victim several times, trying to incite a physical altercation, Stoneham shoved the victim with his chest after being asked to leave the property. Stoneham continued to yell at the victim before heading to another home down the street.
Stoneham faces a felony charge for battery on a person 65 or older and is being held on $5,000 bond at the Clay County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for August 2.
High-speed chase ends in multiple felony charges
ORANGE PARK – Two people were recently arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase and being found in possession of heroin.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph John Joyce, 37, and Lillian Barbara Yvonne Adams, 33, on June 20 on multiple charges following a random license plate check.
While running the license plate of a car being driven by Joyce, the arresting officer found the vehicle to be unregistered, so he turned on his lights and sirens.
After Joyce noticed he was being pulled over, he sped up, travelling at a high speed along Wells Road, driving recklessly and swerving into oncoming traffic. The officer stopped chasing Joyce to avoid causing an accident that could injure innocent bystanders.
After stopping the chase, a deputy responded to a 911 call that the vehicle had been spotted along Ursa Street. The deputy eventually caught up with the vehicle at a BP station along Blanding Boulevard.
After speaking with the defendants, and calling for a police dog, the vehicle was found to be “emitting the presence of narcotics” by the dog and was searched. Officers found a loaded revolver, loaded rifle, baggies containing heroin, a marijuana concentrate, pipes, syringes, spoons and a scale. They were also found to be in possession of a driver’s license that did not belong to either of them.
The pair face felony charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of heroin with the intent to sell, and misdemeanor charges for unlawful possession of four or fewer identities, drug equipment possession or use, and the possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Additionally, Joyce faces a felony for fleeing a law enforcement officer at a high speed, and two misdemeanors for driving an unregistered vehicle and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Both were booked into the Clay County Jail. Joyce is being held on a $211,000 bond with a court date set for July 26. Adams is being held on a $110,000 bond and has a court date on the same day.
Clay teen dies in Alachua crash
GAINESVILLE – Authorities in Alachua County report that a Middleburg teen died June 29 in a two-vehicle accident in the Island Grove area in U.S. Highway 301.
Alachua County Fire Rescue said the wreck took place around 9:30 a.m. Police said Daniel Timothy Dodd, 18, of Middleburg, was driving a Dodge sedan northbound on the inside line when the crash occurred. Police said he crossed the median, spun in a clockwise rotation, and then was struck by a Chevy Silverado.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the van left debris 200 feet in both directions.
When rescue personnel arrived, they found one person in serious condition and Dodd dead at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation by FHP and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.