Police Briefs 9/30/21

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 9/29/21

Orange Park man arrested for secretly recording, sending child pornographyORANGE PARK – A man was arrested after he secretly recorded a 15-year-old girl in various stages of dress without her …

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Police Briefs 9/30/21


Orange Park man arrested for secretly recording, sending child pornography

ORANGE PARK – A man was arrested after he secretly recorded a 15-year-old girl in various stages of dress without her knowledge.
Jonathan David Bohnsack, 36, of Orange Park, was charged with two counts of possessing and watching child pornography, transmitting child pornography with his cellphone, video voyeurism of a child and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.
His bond was set at $125,015.
According to the arrest report, the mother of the girl found chats between Bohnsack and another person on Facebook messenger concerning explicit incest, bestiality and abusing a 15-year-old child. The mother then viewed a live conversation between Bohnsack and the other person while using another device and she saw “lewd images” of her daughter. She also recognized clothing and her daughter’s bedroom in the background.
Many of the photos were taken while the child slept, CCSO said. The child told investigators she wasn’t aware she was being recorded.
Bohnsack admitted he transmitted the sexual images with his cellphone so he could get caught and die from “suicide by cop,” CCSO said.
Bohnsack’s next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 11.

Raiford man busted for trafficking methamphetamine, fentanyl

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A traffic stop for a wrong license tag led to the arrest of a man for trafficking in methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Eric Wade Kudlesky, 40, of Raiford, also was charged with possession of carisoprodol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Kudlesky was driving a blue Acura south on U.S. Highway 17, but the tag was registered to a blue Hyundai. A deputy saw a plastic bag filled with 4.9 grams of marijuana during the traffic stop. A subsequent search of the car uncovered 14.8 grams of methamphetamine, five grams of fentanyl, six carisoprodol pills, metal spoons, three scales, two cut straws and $1,875 in cash.
Kudlesky also has an outstanding warrant from Duval County for violation of probation for domestic battery.
His bond was set at $311,763.

Sex offender arrested for
exposing himself to 7-year-old girl

JACKSONVILLE – A registered sex offender was arrested on Sept. 27 and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for exposing himself and photographing a 7-year-old girl.
Calvin Eugene Ludwig now is in the Clay County Jail with a $150,009 bond after his wife reported the abuse to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. She said the girl told her she and Ludwig played a game where she said he chased her while he was naked.
Ludwig denied the accusations, CCSO said.
Ludwig was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1996 after he asked two girls if they wanted to see him without pants. He was ordered to register as a sexual predator in 1997.

Woman charged with selling fentanyl to confidential

ORANGE PARK – A Lake Asbury woman was charged with the sale or delivery of fentanyl after she was caught selling the drug to a confidential informant for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest report, the informant bought .64 grams of fentanyl for $60 on May 5 at a prearranged location on Blanding Boulevard. The sale was recorded by CCSO. Tara Autumn Trimble, 38, was arrested on Sept. 22.
Her bond was set at $75,003.

Man arrested for pointing sawed-off shotgun at
girlfriend’s father

MIDDLEBURG – An 18-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 23 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he pointed a sawed-off 18-gauge shotgun at his girlfriend’s father.
Alfred Gabriel Lewis, of Middleburg, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a short-barreled gun after deputies were called to a home on Thunder Road for a disturbance.
When they arrived, deputies said the father was holding a handgun in the front yard after he and his daughter’s boyfriend argued in the kitchen. During the argument, CCSO said Lewis retrieved a shotgun that had the barrel and buttstock had been cut down.
Lewis was released from the Clay County Jail after posting a $60,006 bond.

Teens caught after leading CCSO on 7.8-mile chase

JACKSONVILLE – A 14-year-old boy was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Jacksonville on Sept. 25 after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said he rammed his stolen SUV into a patrol car and led deputies and members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 17.
The juvenile, who wasn’t identified because of his age, now faces charges of attempting to flee or elude law enforcement, aggravated battery on a law enforcement office and driving without a valid license.
According to the arrest report, the teen was spotted in the 800 block of Wells Road driving a Ford Explorer that was reported stolen from St. Mary’s, Georgia, on 23. Because there was heavy traffic, a CCSO deputy positioned his car in front of the SUV to force a stop. The driver, however, accelerated and struck the deputy’s car. The stolen SUV then turned north on U.S. 17 and crossed into Duval County. The truck was clocked at more than 100 mph and it was spotted running at least four red lights, according to the arrest report. The vehicle finally crashed into another car just past the Ortega River Bridge, ending what turned into a 7.8-mile pursuit.
According to CCSO, “all suspects were taken into custody by our deputies and will be charged with aggravated battery and felony fleeing and eluding. Additional charges are pending.”

Man jailed after school
counselor reports abuse of girl

MIDDLEBURG – A Daytona Beach man was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior against a 14-year-old girl.
James Edward Plemmons, 27, was being held on a $150,006 bond in the Clay County Jail after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called by the girl’s school guidance counselor after the girl confided to a friend she was fondled “on numerous occasions.”
The victim’s brother told investigators with the Child Protection Team he saw Plemmons put his hand on his sister’s breast in her bedroom.
Plemmons denied the accusations, CCSO said.

Teen arrested for shooting at two school buses

MIDDLEBURG – Clay County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a juvenile for shooting a BB gun at two Clay County District Schools buses, the agency reported.
CCSO immediately started the investigation Tuesday, Sept. 21, morning after the two buses were shot while on the way to pick up students for school. Nobody was injured. Working with Clay County District Schools Police Department personnel, detectives learned both shots came from the same area near Henley Road and Talisman Drive. They developed a juvenile as a person of interest and spoke with the child with a parent present. Detectives gathered information that led to the juvenile’s arrest.
The juvenile is facing two charges of Shooting Into An Occupied Vehicle. The juvenile’s parent was cooperative with our detectives.
CCSO applauded the coordinated efforts with Clay County District Schools to bring this investigation to a close. 


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