Police Briefs 5/20/21

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 5/19/21

Husband, wife sentenced to 80 years for 2015 murder

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – State Attorney Melissa Nelson announce Tuesday Joseph and Bobbi White, both Middleburg, pleaded guilty to …

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Police Briefs 5/20/21


Husband, wife sentenced to 80 years for 2015 murder

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – State Attorney Melissa Nelson announce Tuesday Joseph and Bobbi White, both Middleburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, armed burglary, armed robbery and arson after deputies found the charred remains of a Jacksonville man near Nolan and Ellis Ford roads near the Jennings State Forest.
As terms of the plea agreement, the Honorable Michael Sharrit sentenced Joseph White to 45 years in Florida State Prison and Bobbi White to 35 years in Florida State Prison on May 14.
On Dec. 15, 2015, members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office were called to conduct a death investigation. The victim, Corey Bryan Lane, was found inside a severely burned vehicle. The victim and vehicle were quickly identified as being reported missing in Duval County. An autopsy on Lane revealed he had been fatally stabbed and his death was ruled a homicide.
An investigation revealed the Whites were acquaintances with Lane and regularly saw him, including the day of Lane’s murder. A search warrant was executed on a Middleburg residence. Both Joseph and Bobbi White were detained for questioning, where both provided several inconsistent stories about their involvement in Lane’s death. Detectives collected Lane’s cellphone, wallet and wallet, bloody clothes and bloody knife, a hammer, a large sum of cash and a bloody floor mat from Lane’s vehicle.
Lane’s family said he left his home in Jacksonville earlier in the day to take the Whites to a doctor’s appointment. The couple also were charged with possession of heroin when they were arrested.
The two were then arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Jonathan Sacks.

Orange Park man sentenced for offering child sex abuse photos on internet

JACKSONVILLE – Antony Antony Eugene Woody, 33 of Orange Park, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of advertising images depicting the sexual abuse of children for sale using the internet. Woody faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, and up to, 30 years in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release.
According to court documents, in February 2019, the FBI discovered that an online user named “imsoofreakyy” was using a particular social media application to offer child sex abuse images for sale on the internet. Meanwhile, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that the same user “imsoofreakyy” was using a particular email address to advertise images of children being sexually assaulted. CCSO detectives were able to identify this individual as Woody.
On March 22, 2019, CCSO officers and FBI agents executed a search warrant at Woody’s residence and made contact with him. During an interview with law enforcement, Woody admitted that he downloaded child sex abuse images from the internet, labeled these images with titles, prices, and his online contact information, and then re-posted them for sale using a social media app. Woody also admitted that online customers responded to his advertisements, that he would receive money for these sales using Venmo, and that he defrauded some of these customers by taking their money but refusing to send them the contraband images that they had purchased. Woody received at least $995 in profits from these sales through the Venmo app. A search of Woody’s cellular telephone revealed 33 videos and 40 images depicting the sexual abuse of children. Two of these images bore superimposed advertising language that was created and placed on them by Woody.

The case was investigated by CCSO, the Westbrook (Maine) Police Department, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston and Jacksonville, with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

OPPD discover fentanyl during stop for broken windshield

ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for a shattered windshield led to arrest on May 13 of a Middleburg man for trafficking fentanyl.
An Orange Park Police Department officer stopped the vehicle because the broken windshield obstructed the view of the driver, Aleksejs Kovilow, 30. During the stop, K-9 Ory from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office sniffed the exterior of the car and alerted the deputies of the likely presence of drugs. A search led to the discovery of fentanyl and a spoon used to melt the narcotic.
Kovilov, whose bond was set at $52,505, also received a warning for the windshield.

Orange Park man jailed after elderly man beaten, robbed

ORANGE PARK – A 30-year-old unemployed man was arrested after an elderly man was beaten and robbed while he sat in his car on May 16.
Jason Alan Moody, of Orange Park, was charged with battery, battery of a person 65 or older and burglary after a man was bloodied in the attack.
When Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, they found the elderly man sitting in his car on Tanglewood Boulevard. His left eye was swollen with a small cut under the eye socket, and his lip was cut.
Deputies found Moody sitting on the sidewalk close the to scene. His hands had blood on them, according to the arrest report.
Moody’s bond was set at $82,508.

Alert CCSO deputy makes arrest after seeing stolen trailer.

MIDDLEBURG – Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a car on Blanding Boulevard after they noticed a man pulling a trailer that had been reported stolen.
James Casey Waters, 26, of Baldwin, was charged with grand theft. His bond was set at $25,003.
According to the arrest report, Waters was stopped near Baxley Road. He told deputies the trailer’s owner gave him permission to take the trailer from Jacksonville to help move a friend from Callahan to Keystone Heights. Waters told deputies he was returning the trailer when he was stopped.
The trailer’s owner, however, said she had never met Waters. Furthermore, he didn’t have permission to take it.


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