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Suspect in custody after claiming to have grenade


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A portion of College Drive in Orange Park was closed Friday afternoon.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to the 300 block of College Drive after 39-year-old James King claimed to have a grenade, according to a release from the CCSO.

King was later taken into custody.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office bomb squad also responded to examine the device King had in his possession.

Beach driving victim recalls devastating accident


ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The case of a woman badly injured when she was run by a truck over on Daytona Beach is being heard by a Volusia County jury this week.

Truck crashes into home again


ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Jennifer Beaudry and her family love their home but they fear living in their home.

"My biggest fear is that we get a drive that comes down in the afternoon and I'm in the yard with my children and one of us get hurt," said Beaudry.

Beaudry lives in the Doctor's Lake Estate community; near Bay Street and Cedar Road.

"it is terrifying," she said.

Last Friday night a truck lost control in the turn near Doctors Lake Drive and Bay street and flew through the wooded area and landed in the Beaudrys backyard.

"I was sitting on the couch watching the news and all of a sudden I heard a loud bang,' said Beaudry.

The Ford ranger hit one of the columns holding up the back porch ceiling.

"I came to the door and I noticed the vehicle was backing up and he was driving toward the house again," she said.

Meth lab bust lands 4 in jail


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Discovery of meth lab equipment in an Orange Park hotel room Sunday led to four arrests.

Authorities were called to the Orange Park Rodeway Inn Sunday to investigate reports of a chemical smell coming from room #165.

On Monday morning, the Orange Park Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff's Office announced the following arrests:

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46-year-old Michael Anthony St. Angelo and 33-year-old Jessica Lynn Carpenter were charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

Suspect shot on crowded road by Orange Park police


ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A car chase following an attempted robbery ended Monday morning when police shot a robbery suspect four times on a busy Orange Park highway.

The shooting and a car crash occurred around 10 a.m. Monday morning in the 600 block of Park Avenue.

It started when Jarvis Tyrone Lee, 27, allegedly robbed the Check Casher at 644 Park Avenue. Officers with OPPD responded, saw Lee's vehicle fleeing the scene and tracked him down.

According to OPPD, Lee fired at the pursuing officer several times, hitting his patrol vehicle in the process. Lee then took off down Plainfield Avenue to Blake Avenue then to Highway 17. The suspect eventually crashed his vehicle into two OPPD vehicles in the 800 block of Park Avenue.

Stand-off with police ends in Orange Park


ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A stand-off between police and a man barricaded in his home for hours ended in Orange Park Thursday night.

The man was in stand-off with police on Grove Park Drive off Kingsley Avenue. Authorities declined to give any more information. Tonight, neighbors have been allowed to return home after having to be evacuated.

Police were called to a home on Grove Park Drive around 5:30 this evening, where a man was barricaded inside. The standoff ended without shots fired around 9:30 p.m. this evening.

No word on whether the suspect was arrested.


Missing 11-year-old found


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- An 11-year-old, who was reported missing by his mother Thursday morning, has been found.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office reports Ethan Rainey was spotted inside the WalMart on Blanding Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

He is in custody and will go home with his family after questioning.

Rainey's mother reported him missing around 8 a.m. Thursday. According to deputies, Rainey did not go to school and did not return home during the day.

Deputies say Rainey's mother believed her son may have run away. Because of his age, CCSO assigned a large team of deputies to the search, which centered in the Doctor's Lake area.