Man charged with using six fake identifications
MIDDLEBURG – A man who created six fake identities was tracked down by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Burglary unit and Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service on Nov. 16.
Christopher Leo Daragjati, 33, of Middleburg, was charged with creating fictitious personal identification information after deputies learned he set up an account with Clay Electric under one name, renting a pressure washer and scrubber mop from a company under another name and pawning the items for $1,425 under a third name, according to the arrest report.
With the help of the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service, CCSO executed a search warrant at Daragjiti’s house.
Daraghiti, whose bond was set t $100,003, also was charged with failure to return rented property.
Argument leads to drug trafficking arrest in Middleburg
MIDDLEBURG – A argument between a couple eventually led to a man’s arrest for trafficking fentanyl on Nov. 15 for a 38-year-old man.
Christopher Dale Terry, of Middleburg, was charged with trafficking more than four grams of the drug, as well as possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell or distribute and marijuana after deputies arrived to a camper on Maluke Lane.
Since Terry was already a suspect in an ongoing drug investigation, deputies asked if they could search the camper. After Terry agreed, they found the drugs inside a dresser drawer beside Terry’s bed.
His bond was set at $355,008 and his next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12.
Middleburg man indicted for illegally possessing firearms
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Paul Steven Hulbert, 27, of Middleburg, with unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person subject to a domestic violence injunction, and two counts of possession of an unregistered short-barreled rifle and short-barreled shotgun.
Hulbert faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.
The indictment also notified Hulbert that the United States intends to forfeit multiple firearms which are traceable to the offenses. Hulbert made his initial appearance in federal court today and was ordered detained.
According to the indictment and public records, in August 2021, Hulbert was convicted of the misdemeanor crime of domestic battery, in Clay County, Florida. During this timeframe the Clay County Court also issued a “Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence with Minor Children” against Hulbert, which specifically prohibited him from possessing firearms and directed him to surrender any firearms in his possession to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
After the domestic battery conviction and issuance of the domestic violence injunction, both of which prohibited him from possessing firearms, Hulbert obtained seven firearms that included rifles, pistols and a shotgun. The barrel of the shotgun and one rifle were illegally modified to shorten their length.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Frein.
The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.
On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.