Crime

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges captured in Ohio

Fugitive wanted on sexual battery charges captured in Ohio

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A 37-year-old fugitive wanted on a warrant for sexual battery captured Thursday in Ohio after fleeing from St. Johns County in July, authorities said.

Michael Owen Hutchison, 37, of Elkton, is being held without bond in Marion County, Ohio following his arrest on two warrants for sexual battery, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Hutchison was initially booked on a sexual battery charge June 9 and released after posting $25,000 bond, deputies said.

While free on bond, Hutchison sexually battered an unconscious man in July, the victim told investigators. Afterward, the Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for Hutchison's arrest.

When the warrant was issued, deputies discovered Hutchison had fled the county. Then a second warrant -- this one with a $250,000 bond -- was issued for Hutchison's arrest, followed by another for the violation of his bond conditions.

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

Caught in the act! iPhone thief

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- An unknown suspect was caught on camera Valentine's Day taking a charging iPhone from a restaurant.

The victim and his wife were out to eat at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 1940 Wells Road when he plugged his iPhone into an outlet where they were seated, according to a report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

When the couple left, the victim accidentally left his phone plugged in, the report detailed.

The victim returned to Buffalo Wild Wings, about 20-minutes later and the phone was gone.

The store manager provided the CCSO with surveillance video of the night in question, according to the report.

An unknown male suspect is seen on the video taking the phone from where it was charging. The suspect was wearing a black shirt ad brown shorts at the time of the theft.

Have you seen these alleged crooks?

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects involved in two separate Wal-Mart thefts in Fleming Island.

The male suspect allegedly stole an LG television, an ASUS computer, JBL sound bar and several other smaller items, according to a report form the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The female suspect is accused of taking items, and tossing the loss prevention packaging into a ditch off C.R. 220, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mary Justino. The female suspect allegedly got away with two laptop computers, an Xbox gaming system and an Xbox game.

To contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office call 904-264-6512. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Police: Man attempted to hit deputy with car

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - A Jacksonville man is in custody following a high speed chase through two counties early Wednesday morning.

Terrell Devon Bennett, 22, was allegedly observed by deputies stopping in traffic, "for apparently no reason," according to a police report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies ran the tag on the red Toyota Corolla Bennett was allegedly driving and determined the tag did not match the car, the report detailed.

When deputies attempted to pull Bennett over, Bennett allegedly accelerated to 80 miles-per-hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone, according to the report.

Man sought for car burglary

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying suspects related to a car burglary.

The suspects allegedly attempted to buy $248.05 worth of Xbox items from a Fleming Island Walmart with a debit card stolen from a car on River Point Drive, according to a report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Loss prevention employees at Walmart told the Clay County Sherriff's Office two males attempted to use the card, which was declined due the card being canceled, the report detailed.

Anyone who knows the identity of the or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.