OPPD: No charges for man who killed attacker at gas station
ORANGE PARK – A man who shot someone who was attacking his friend apparently won’t be charged with the double shooting that left one person dead.
The Orange Park Police Department said a man got into an altercation with one of his friends at the Chevron gas station at 206 Park Avenue on May 28.
The owner of the liquor store that’s adjacent to the gas station said one of his friends tried to break up the fight, but instead he was drawn into a deadly battle with the armed attacker. The liquor store owner intervened and momentarily broke up the scuffle, but the enraged man then attacked the original combatant again. This time, the friend of the store’s owner was able to gain control of the pistol and he wound up shooting the attacker twice. The friend and the store owner cooperated with the police department, and the friends turned over the handgun. That night, OPPD released the following on social media: “The individual who discharged the firearm in today’s fatal shooting surrendered the weapon and has been cooperative with detectives. At this posting, no charges have been filed.”
Man jailed two pull guns on each other during bar fight
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A man was arrested after he and another man pointed guns at each other during a fight at a local bar.
Ronnie David Smith, 34, of Keystone Heights, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a violation of the concealed weapon law after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Watering Hole Bar after Smith claimed another man, Tanner Street, hit him in the face while he was having drinks.
Both men pulled handguns, according to CCSO. Smith said others struck him multiple times and took his gun. Smith told deputies Street tried to shoot him while he was on the ground, but the chamber was empty.
Street said the two also fought at a convenience store when Smith approached them and pointed a 9 mm handgun at him. When he didn’t fire, Street punched Smith and took the gun.
CCSO find drugs, concealed methamphetamine pipe during traffic stop
ORANGE PARK – A traffic stop for a missing license tag led to the arrest of a woman who was carrying a “hot-railer” used to smoke methamphetamine concealed inside her body cavity.
Brandi Leigh Flemming, 43, of Jacksonville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, Adderall pills, mushrooms and trafficking fentanyl after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over on Woodside Drive on May 25. The driver, Jimmy Mullis, showed the deputy a Georgia tag, but a quick check revealed the tag wasn’t assigned to a car. The search also revealed the car was reported stolen on April 5 in Jacksonville.
The occupants were removed and detained since they were in a stolen car, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said. During the individual searches, Flemming said she was concealing a makeshift meth pipe in her body. Deputies also found a pink purse in the backseat where Flemming was sitting, and they uncovered 5.8 ounces of mushrooms, a bottle of Adderall and 40.5 fentanyl pills.
Another passenger, Dwayne Scott Smith, 32, of Keystone Heights, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after deputies uncovered 18.9 ounces of methamphetamine where he was sitting. His bond was set at $105,005. Flemming, whose bond was set at $72,511, also faces extradition to Alachua County to face other charges.
The driver was arrested on an out of state warrant issued by Boone County, Arkansas.
Stolen tag stop leads to drug bust of Jacksonville woman
MIDDLEBURG – An alert by the county’s License Plate Recognition system led to the stop of car on May 25 and the discovery of fentanyl, cocaine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia from one of the passengers.
Samantha Marie Lancina, 33, of Jacksonville, was charged with possession the drugs after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over on County Road 218 when the Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy was alerted the car’s license tag was reported stolen out of Jacksonville.
Deputies uncovered 6.3 grams of crack cocaine, 4.5 ounces of powder cocaine, 2.5 grams of fentanyl, three crack pipes – one which was contained in her underwear breasts – and Xanax pills.
During the booking process, detention deputies uncovered a bag of crack cocaine withing 6.6 ounces on her right breast, which led to additional charges of introducing contraband into the county jail.
Man charged with home invasion, kidnapping still denied bond
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man who confessed with home invasion and tying up a couple in their 70s for more than two days on County Road 315 in April again was denied bond during a hearing last week.
Aubrey Lamar Lumpkin, 46, of Jacksonville, will remain at the Clay County Jail after being charged with armed home invasion, adult false imprisonment and possession of a firearm and ammo by a convicted felon after he called 911 on April 11 to say he had done some “heinous things,” according to the arrest report.
Deputies found the couple’s hands, feet and faces bond with duct tape. They had been held for more than 48 hours and were suffering from dehydration and covered with infections, lesions and feces.
Lumpkin said he went to the house to “hit a lick” to rob them. He took their credit and check cards. He and an accomplice took turns going to an ATM machine near Winn-Dixie to take money from two different accounts totaling nearly $3,000.
After two days, Lumpkin wanted to turn himself in, telling the 911 dispatcher he “was a piece of s***.) He also told deputies he killed someone and helped bury the person somewhere on or near the property.
On April 15, investigators with the sheriff’s office, Clay County Fire Rescue, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the University of Florida anthropology department found what was believed to be human remains behind the house.
Lumpkin has not been charged with anything connected to the bones, according to documents filed at the Clay County Courthouse. Lumpkin was supposed to be arraigned on May 31, but that hearing was rescheduled for a later date.
He also faces charges of selling cocaine.