New twist in November 2012 murder case

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A wanted murder suspect is behind bars in Clay County.

Joseph Clark Thompson, 23, was arrested Thursday and is facing a first degree murder charge relating to the Nov. 2012 robbery and killing of 49-year-old Andrew Stiekman.

Thompson, along with 22-year-old John Buskager, allegedly robbed and killed Stiekman at the Rodeway Inn in the 300 block of Park Ave. in Clay County.

The arrest report for Buskager said Stiekman's room appeared to have been straightened and that his wallet, cell phone and van were missing. Buskager is facing second degree murder charges related to Stiekman's death.

Earlier reports on this case state, Thompson, Buskager and the victim, Stiekman had allegedly lived at the same address prior to the hotel incident.

OP Mall cleared after CCSO investigates bomb threat

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Shoppers and employees are allowed back into the Orange Park Mall after the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigated a bomb threat to the mall.

A call came in that there was a bomb in the mall and the caller said if deputies responded, they would open fire on them, according to CCSO Lt. Wolf.

No bomb or suspicious individuals were found during the sweep. During the sweep, the same caller called several times from the same number threatening the same thing.

Deputies checked the mall and worked with its staff to ensure the safety
of shoppers, according to CCSO spokesperson Mary Justino.

During the investigation, an announcement came over the public
announcement system for everyone in Sears and the surrounding kiosks to

Armed Robbery Suspects Sought

JACKSONVILLE, FL (April 9, 2012) - On Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:35 a.m., patrol officers responded to a robbery to a business at the Kangaroo Express located at 6621 Argyle Forest Blvd. 

Searchable Database of Documented Illegal Drug Labs in Northeast Florida

This database is comprised of information obtained from the DEA's National Clandestine Laboratory Register.  A list of all documented Florida clandestine labs is available here

"Flim Flam" Suspect Sought in Clay County

"Flim Flam" Suspect Sought in Clay County

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating the "flim flam," or swindle, of an 84-year-old Orange park woman that occurred earlier this month. 

Quigley House Claims to be Target of Donation Scheme


Quigley House, Clay County’s comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault center has recently been the target of a donation scheme.