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Police Briefs 3/3/22

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 3/2/22

School teacher accused of having sexual relationship with studentNASSAU COUNTY – A former teacher at Calvary Christian Academy in Middleburg was arrested in Nassau County on Feb. 23 after she …

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Police Briefs 3/3/22


School teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

NASSAU COUNTY – A former teacher at Calvary Christian Academy in Middleburg was arrested in Nassau County on Feb. 23 after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students.
Caitlin Rose Crum, 26, was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and sexual battery of a child older than 12 after the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and First Coast Child Protection Team investigated a girl’s claim that she started the relationship with the English teacher last year at the school. The girl said it started when Crum delivered pizzas to the school on Fridays. She later became a substitute teacher there, then was hired fulltime in January 2021 and the relationship reportedly started four months later.
The girl said she had “multiple” encounters with Crum, sometimes at homes belonging to the victim’s relatives in Nassau County. The ninth-grade girl recorded one of their encounters on her cellphone, and deputies were able to recover the video.
School officials said they fired Crum when they were told of the affair, and they notified the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Crum’s bond was set at $125,000.

Man jailed after attacking family during his ‘dark’ times

MAXVILLE – A man, whose family said was struggling with an addiction to methamphetamine, was arrested after he used a crowbar to against a woman and crashed his parents’ car in a fit of rage.
Justin Daniel Parrish, 43, of Maxville, was arrest on Feb. 25 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, grand theft auto and criminal mischief after deputies found a woman said Parrish used a crowbar on her backdoor and eventually assaulted her before driving away in her car on Feb 24. Parrish agreed to meet with officers a day after the woman was attacked, and he arrived in the stolen car, which led to his immediate arrest.
According to the arrest report, Parrish told deputies he was angry because his family wasn’t showing him enough respect during his “dark” times. The report also showed Parrish sent a text message to his parents asking them to get a gun and put a “hole” in him. At 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 24, Parrish was accused of driving a pickup truck to his parent’s house and ramming it into the back of their car. Later that day, he went home and attacked another family member before stealing her car, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Parrish’s bond was set at $60,011

Woman arrested for DUI a year after two men killed in crash

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A year after a father and son were killed south of the city, a woman was charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter and DUI resulting in bodily injury.
Danielle Angela Renee Hernandez, 44, was arrested after David John Hardie, 44, and David John Hardie Jr., 19, were killed when Hernandez lost control of her pickup truck while making a left-handed turn and slammed into a tree at the intersection of County Road 209 and Bayard Road on March 1, 2021. Hernandez’s 13-year-old daughter also suffered “incapacitating” injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol said all four were at Corky Bell’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in East Palatka before the crash. Hernandez and Hardie Sr. were seen drinking two shots of Irish whiskey and a hard seltzer before their meal.
The Event Data Recorder recovered from the truck indicated there was a “minimal” amount of braking before the accident and her speed was 66 mph five seconds before impact.
A search warrant for medical records indicated Hernandez had a blood alcohol level of .177 – more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Florida.
An arrest warrant was issued on Feb. 18 and Hernandez surrendered at the Clay County Jail on Feb. 23, where she was being held with a $250,009 bond.
Hernandez’s next court appearance will be on March 28.