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Man released from Bradford Jail arrested for stealing truck to get home

Posted 6/13/24

STARKE – Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they caught a man breaking into work trucks at Chemours Company on June 6 and trying to get into the office building, and he had to be tackled …

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Man released from Bradford Jail arrested for stealing truck to get home


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STARKE – Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they caught a man breaking into work trucks at Chemours Company on June 6 and trying to get into the office building, and he had to be tackled when he tried to run away.

Drake William Newberg, 28, of Fleming Island, was charged with grand theft auto, resisting law enforcement with violence, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and providing a false name or identification after he pushed a deputy and tried to flee in handcuffs.

He was quickly taken to the ground and placed in a squad car. He told deputies he had just been released from the Bradford County Jail and got lost trying to walk home to Fleming Island. Employees at Chemours told Newberg he needed to leave the property, but he continued to get inside the trucks. Another truck was found crashed about a quarter of a mile away from the company.

Newberg’s bond is $52,257.