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Clay County Jail reported four inmate incidents in three days

Compiled by Don Coble
Posted 2/8/24

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office had its hands full with at least four different problems in the jail during three days.

Aaron Michael Wilds, 43, of Fleming …

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Clay County Jail reported four inmate incidents in three days


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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office had its hands full with at least four different problems in the jail during three days.

Aaron Michael Wilds, 43, of Fleming Island, was in jail after being arrested on Jan. 29 for shoplifting and resisting arrest. On Jan. 31, detention deputies said Wilds and another inmate fought over soap. Wilds pled no contest to the shoplifting charge and was sentenced to 10 days and fined $425.50, but he now remains in jail with a $5,003 bond for the fight.

Matthew Allen McConnell, 40, was convicted on Oct. 12 of attempting to flee deputies and driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to one year in jail, but now he faces an additional charge of battery in jail after surveillance video inside a dormitory showed him slamming another inmate against the wall and choking him on Feb. 1.

A day later, Dontae Cameron Reid, 32, who was in jail serving a one-year sentence for written threats to kill or do bodily harm and aggravated stalking, was charged with fighting another inmate on Jan. 29. He pled no contest during his bond hearing and got no additional time, but he must pay $425.50 in court costs.

Sam Martin Chambers, 49, was accused of removing grout and mortar from his cell wall, disconnecting and removing the wiring from a light and making homemade alcohol in two weeks. Chambers was in jail after being arrested on Jan. 10 for violating an injunction that prohibited him from being on Seamark Ranch property.

Chambers’ bond was increased by $10,002 to $60,004