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1 2798 FUGITIVES CAPTURED MISSING PERSONS FOUND 181 Ann Dugger: JC is Champion for Justice....2 Protect and Serve Family Support Services Missing Kids In The Spotlight: Lynn Polley N.E. Florida Abuse Shelters Hats Off: Extraordinary Children th Annual NOVEMBER 5 for A wards r Awards Dinner Unsolved Murders/Missing Persons....10,11 Lighter Side JSO Most Wanted Busted, Clay County Most Wanted Baker, Bradford, Nassau, St Johns Wanted.15 Special Thanks DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOT LINE OCTOBER AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7 Volume 23 Number 19 FREE SAO awarded federal grant to test rape kits By Angela Corey State Attorney We have some exciting news to share at the State Attorney s Office (SAO)! Our office was recently awarded a $1.9 million federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting crimes involving untested rape kits in our area. We are also proud to note that our office is just one of 20 jurisdictions around the country and the only office in the state of Florida to receive these federal grant dollars. Recently, you may have seen news stories, locally and nationally, about untested rape kits located in law enforcement property rooms around the country. Here, in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, the topic came to our attention in April 2014, when Assistant State Attorneys Theresa Simak and Adair Newman went to a conference and the subject of untested kits was discussed. As soon as they returned from the conference, these two women started researching just how many kits could possibly be in property rooms in our area. The SAO orchestrated a meeting between law enforcement agencies and a multidisciplinary team was developed. The team, which is led by the SAO, is supported by multiple agencies, including the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Women s Center of Jacksonville. Our staff has spent the last 16 months finding resources to process, investigate and prosecute these cases. The federal grant dollars have paved the way for the SAO Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit. The Unit consists of the following: Assistant State Attorney SAO Investigator JSO Sex Crime Detectives (2) SAO Victim Advocate Community Based Advocate Prosecution Support Specialist Site Coordinator Our goal is to take a victim-centered approach, which provides services and information in a timely and sensitive manner to our victims, while reducing the number of untested kits in evidence. We will also aggressively investigate and prosecute cases to get justice for the victims! When the SAO applied for the BJA grant earlier this year, the team determined there were 1,982 untested rape kits in local law enforcement property rooms. Hundreds of those kits have already been tested. The goal is for all untested rape kits to be submitted for testing and the DNA information stored in a national database. Along with our federal grant award, the FDLE SAO (Continued on page 2) Domestic violence victim bears scars of abuse I prayed God would change him By Shirley Shaw Testing Florida s unprocessed sexual assault kits Joined by state lawmakers, law enforcement and victims' advocates, I committed broad support for testing Florida s unprocessed sexual assault kits. There is estimated to be thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida, holding key DNA evidence that could help law enforcement solve and prevent violent crimes in Florida and across the country. Rape victims are asked to forgo showers and submit to heart-rending procedures for collecting DNA that attackers might leave behind. This evidence helps authorities prosecute the immediate crime, and it is entered into a nationwide DNA database that can solve other assaults as well. Some rape kits, however, remain unprocessed when suspects confess or defendants contend that sexual acts were consensual. Testing costs, which can run $1,000, are a factor, as are long delays at underfunded crime labs. Other states have demonstrated that testing every kit results in more rape convictions, because unexpected DNA matches pop up on the national database. 1 For years our state crime labs have struggled to keep up with the extreme demand created by violent criminals, gangsters and synthetic drug pushers. As I have discussed in multiple Florida Cabinet meetings, turnover in the state crime labs due to pay disparity across the The beautiful young woman we ll call her Tasha always anticipated evenings at the jazz club where she could immerse herself in the rhythm of music and forget the loneliness and pain of her life. The daughter of alcoholic parents, raised in foster homes where she was sexually and verbally abused, she longed for someone to love and cherish her. One marriage for which she had held high expectations turned into an abysmal failure, so she was wary about making new male acquaintances. But then she met Charlie and soon forgot all her qualms about men. The tall, handsome military officer, who was pleasant, articulate, and loved jazz as she did, seemed to be every woman s dream. He invited her to accompany him on a cruise and she fell head over heels in love with him. But when Charlie proposed it took Tasha awhile to commit to another marriage. She didn t know anything about his background, and since he was away on military duty she never learned about any other romantic associations he might be enjoying. She had adopted two little boys her sister s children because she didn t want them growing up in foster care as she had done, and she wanted them to have a father in a real home. So she finally decided to get married. In the process of dealing with his ex-wife and children from that marriage, she began learning more about him. Tasha said, His ex-wife told me that Charlie would eventually abuse me, beat me, as he had her. But I wasn t listening; the sun was really bright and I loved him and believed that he loved me. It took awhile but then the beatings started. She said, Someone told me, When your husband is mean to you, he is cheating. I was so naïve I didn t realize that, even while I was pregnant, he had his lover in our home. He said she was just a friend and convinced me to ask her to be a godparent to our child. It took a few years before Tasha found out Charlie was indeed cheating, and when she confronted him he beat, choked and ridiculed her. She bears scars to this day from injuries inflicted on her, but he would tell friends and family that she had done them to herself, that she was crazy he even convinced police to Baker Act her and to this day her family is alienated from her because they believe him. Over the years, police came so many times to their Abuse (Continued on page 7) state compounds this problem. While it is clear it will take more resources to address these problems, testing these unprocessed kits is a public safety issue that deserves our immediate attention. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, is currently conducting a statewide assessment of unprocessed sexual assault kits to identify how many kits across the state have not been processed. As part of my commitment to test these kits, I will work with law enforcement, state lawmakers and victims advocates to review the Bondi (Continued on page 4) The views, opinions and positions expressed in articles submitted by monthly and/or periodic contributors to the Victims' Advocate newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views of the Justice Coalition The Justice Coalition is a grass roots, non-profit (501(c)3), non-partisan organization that operates on contributions, proceeds from fundraising events and newspaper advertisements, etc. Please help us continue our advocacy for innocent victims of violent crime in NE Florida. Visit our website at or call (904) to see how you can be a part of this vital service.

2 Justice Coalition: A Champion for Justice By Ann Dugger, Executive Director Justice Coalition One of the most valuable services provided by the Justice Coalition to families of murder victims is helping them through the maze of the criminal justice system. When a murder occurs or any other violent crime that ends in the perpetrator being prosecuted the victim and/or family are confronted by a formidable procession of meetings, court dates, conferences and any number of other events. Having a victim advocate by their side to help them navigate the system provides experience, expertise and immeasurable reassurance and support. Just approaching the courthouse is daunting, then finding one s way around, entering the courtroom for the first time, knowing where to sit, trying to hear what the judge and lawyers are saying, understanding their comments and/or instructions these are not situations the average person may encounter in a lifetime. Already devastated by the loss of their loved one, to be faced with the prospect of re-living details of the murder during the trial is distressing, to say the least. Our assistance during the above scenario is what most victims we serve are most grateful for. Over and over we receive letters, s, verbal testimony of gratitude for just being there, being a shoulder to lean on, acting as liaison between them and courtroom personnel or detectives as they work to bring justice in the case. That is why we work so hard to keep the Justice Coalition going; we provide a unique, invaluable service in Northeast Florida. An upcoming event CHAMPI- ONS FOR JUSTICE Awards Dinner is one of the annual fundraising events we host, and we hope you ll make plans to attend. Held again this year at The Potter s House (5119 Normandy, Nov. 5, 6:30 pm), the annual awards dinner honors outstanding individuals Citizen, Business Leader, Government Official as well as Sheriff s Choice Awards honoring extraordinary citizens from NE Florida counties. The meal, provided by The Soul Food Bistro, is always delicious and we know you ll enjoy sharing the time with hundreds of others who work for victims and support the Justice Coalition. On a final note at different times in past issues of our newspaper, the Victims' Advocate, we ve included a section called Courtroom Lingo, where we give definitions of words/ phrases used in the judicial process. I was thinking of what might be the most unfamiliar, intimidating words a newcomer will encounter, and our Senior Victim Advocate Lysa Telzer thought these might top the list: Opening statement The opening statement at the beginning of the trial is limited to outlining facts. This is each party's opportunity to set the basic scene for jurors, introduce them to the core dispute(s) in the case, and provide a general road map of how the trial is expected to unfold. Parties should tell who their witnesses are, how they are related to the parties and to each other, and what each is expected to say on the witness stand. Although opening statements should be as persuasive as possible, they should not include arguments; they come at the end of the trial. Closing arguments Only after the jury has seen and heard the factual evidence of the case are the parties allowed to try to persuade them about its overall significance. Closing arguments are the opportunity for each party to remind jurors about key evidence presented and to persuade them to adopt an interpretation favorable to their position. At this point, parties are free to use hypothetical analogies to make their points, to comment on the credibility of the witnesses, to discuss how they believe the various pieces of the puzzle fit into a compelling whole, and to advocate why jurors should decide the case in their favor. Burden of proof the duty placed upon a party to prove or disprove a disputed fact, or it can define which party bears this burden. In criminal cases, the burden of proof is placed on the prosecution, who must demonstrate that the defendant is guilty before a jury may convict him or her. But in some jurisdictions, the defendant has the burden of establishing the existence of certain facts that give rise to a defense, such as the insanity plea. In civil cases, the plaintiff is normally charged with the burden of proof, but the defendant can be required to establish certain defenses. I hope this has helped you understand a little of what goes on in a courtroom. Please call us if we can help you in any way. God bless you and we ll see you at the Champions for Justice Awards Dinner. Faith Corner The Faith Community holds the key to true restorative justice for all mankind. Many churches and businesses support this concept. The Justice Coalition wishes to thank the following for their support: JOHNNY WILLIAMS, OWNER EVANGEL TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastors Cecil and Garry Wiggins Services: Sunday 8:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - 7:30 p.m Ramona Blvd. (One Block East of Lane Ave. & I-10) (904) Tillman Building Services Inc. Roofing Division Also Commercial & Residential Repairs Terry Tillman II President office: fax: Fl. Cert. Roofing Contractor CCC Fl. Cert. General Contractor CGC If your business or church would like to appear in this section, please contact us at SAO Continued from page 1 was also awarded $1.2 million in grant funds from the New York District Attorney s Office. These funds will solely cover the cost of testing the rape kits in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. With these two grants, the Fourth Judicial Circuit now has more than $3 million dollars dedicated to testing, investigating and seeking justice for our victims in these cases. The grant funds became available on October 1. The threeyear grant expires in September PRAY JACKSONVILLE Tuesday, Ocotober 13, :30am-12:30pm W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors Employee Banquet Hall 524 West Stockton Street ************** Join us the second Tuesday of each month as we continue to lift up the City of Jacksonville to God in prayer. We believe when we meet together and pray we can make a difference. Come be part of that difference. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 Make a chain, for the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence. Ezekiel 7:23 Inspirational Thought The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 11 Peter 3:9 625 W. Monroe St. Jacksonville, FL THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

3 TO PrOTECT AND SErVE Our monthly recognition for the best of the best Corrections Officer of the Month Courtney Pitney Certificate of Commendation Jonathan Cain Corrections Officer Courtney Pitney, assigned to the Montgomery Correctional Center, and Supply Technician Jonathan Cain, who works in the Supply Unit, are honored for their hard work in providing alteration services to employees. A few years ago members of the Police Services Division began looking for ways to further support their JSO customers and allow them to spend more time on law enforcement duties. One area in consideration was the necessary alterations of officers uniforms. At that time officers were expected to go back and forth to an alterations contractor. In Spring 2013, JSO s Supply Unit opened the Alterations Center at the Police Memorial Building, designed to save officers travel time and help JSO avoid thousands of dollars in outside contract expenses. In Fall 2013, Cain took sewing classes, practiced and developed techniques to increase output and ensure quality and trained two back-up technicians in the Supply Unit. He has been a major contributor to the program s success. As a result of his speed and quality, the Unit was able to offer immediate alterations services for promotions, damaged uniforms, special requests for funerals, and Police Memorial Day needs. Although, Cain had built alterations into a regular service offered by the Supply Unit they were not able to fulfill all of the requests coming in. That is where Pitney comes into the picture. In 2014, the Department of Corrections had performed some alterations on and off, but due to retirements and complications, the program was not stable. In October 2014, Pitney was assigned to handle the day-to-day functions of the inmate mattress factory, silk screening operations, and the uniform alterations shop at the prison. Making the success of the new alterations shop one of her top priorities, she took basic sewing classes and learned to maintain the machines. She also worked with Cain to learn everything needed to provide this service to the employees and save the agency money. In addition she has the added responsibility of selecting and training inmates to work in the alterations shop. Due to the relatively short time inmates are incarcerated, Pitney must constantly interview and train new inmates to replace those who are released. She has taught approximately 30 inmates basic sewing techniques to produce professional quality uniform alterations. This not only saves the agency money, but it teaches inmates a valuable trade they can use when they return to the community. In the first quarter of 2015, the prison s alterations shop supplied JSO personnel with nearly 2,300 garments. Pitney makes quality control a priority; she personally checks each item before it is returned to the requestors. Her work ethic and attention to detail are just two reasons the alterations program has been so successful. The Alterations Center at the Police Memorial Building and the alterations shop at the prison combined perform approximately 99 percent of alterations for JSO personnel. It has been estimated that Officers will save more than 2,000 hours per year in travel time to alterations contractors, and JSO will save $32,000 in alteration expenses. Six Pillars of Character Award John W. Goodin Any Jacksonville Sheriff s Office employee who goes above and beyond in demonstrating one of the Six Pillars of Character is eligible for this award. Those characteristics are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship. Police Officer John Goodin, assigned to patrol in Zone 1 (which includes the downtown area and Springfield), is recognized for exemplifying all six Pillars in his work in the community. Here are just a few examples: On April 10 this year, Goodin was assigned to conduct a property check at Tallulah Park, an area known to have problems relating to drugs, prostitution and violent crime. During the property check, he observed children playing in the park and recognized this as an opportunity to reach out to them. He made contact with the kids and played football with them. This simple gesture and interaction with the children in the park resulted in bystanders commenting on his dedication to the community, which also aids JSO in its mission to build trust between the community and the Sheriff s Office. This was not the only time Goodin has taken an active interest in children in the community; he routinely talks to at-risk youth who reside in apartment complexes known for high crime. Members of the community have observed that he recognizes children on a first-name basis and spends time to speak and mentor them. They comment that he is cheerful, enthusiastic, sincere and steadfast in his determination to make a difference. Furthermore, John makes sure the parents of these youth are well informed of their children s activities, whether they are good or bad. These are just a few examples of the time that Goodin takes to invest in the well-being of the youth in this community and the future of this city. Sergeant Kenneth Lamb said, These acts aid the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office in accomplishing goals and objectives such as effective prevention and intervention of crime in hot spot areas, as well as supporting organizational core values like community focused. Police Supervisor of the Month Penni K. Lewis Police Sergeant Penni Lewis, assigned to the Zone 4 Community Problem Response Team on the Westside, is honored for her leadership skills and for developing a plan to take a felon into custody. On March 18 of this year, Lewis was contacted by Homicide detectives to help locate a suspect who had beaten a victim so severely the victim has permanent disabilities. The suspect was also a possible gang member and a person of interest for a crime in another jurisdiction. She strategically developed a plan using covert and overt resources to survey locations frequented by the suspect and led a team of eight officers to bring this mission to a successful conclusion. The team apprehended the suspect at a store on the Westside as he was getting into his vehicle, recovering a handgun, cocaine and marijuana. Lewis s supervisor, Lieutenant Michael Eason, said, Sergeant Lewis formulated an operational plan to surprise the suspect and apprehend him as safely as possible. She utilized several different resources at her disposal to ensure the success of the operation while also ensuring the safety of her personnel. Because of her actions, a dangerous and armed criminal was captured and valuable evidence was seized. Police Officer of the Month Ronald G. Williams, Sr. Police Officer Ronald Williams, who works in Zone 5 (which includes the northwest area of the city), is assigned to the Community Problem Response Team. These officers deal with the problems of an area, working with other agencies as needed in an effort to solve problems and prevent crime. At the end of 2014, Williams was assigned to work in the Grand Park neighborhood to help address the escalating violent crime in that part of town. Within a short few months he gained the trust and cooperation of individuals who previously would not have spoken to a police officer. In mid-january a shooting into a dwelling call had gone out in an area known for gangs and drug activity. Having knowledge of the location and the victim involved, Williams knew to be watchful for signs of increased tension among area gangs. Later in the day following the shooting he spotted a group of gang members congregating at an area restaurant. Knowing this situation was out of the ordinary, he attempted to investigate the situation. When he arrived on scene, an individual exited a white sedan and fled the scene on foot. A perimeter was immediately established, but unfortunately the driver was able to elude arrest. Investigation revealed that the car had been recently stolen in a carjacking. The victim was a 22-year-old mother who was carjacked while driving with her two-month old in the vehicle. As a testament to the relationships he had built within the community, Williams received numerous phone calls from local citizens telling him the identity of the offender. He had built these relationships with a foundation of trust and these citizens knew they could count on him. Williams also obtained surveillance video from local businesses and through the information from the community and the video tapes he identified the offender, who was also an active gang member. As a result of Williams hard work, the victim s property was recovered and after a warrant was obtained for his arrest, the suspect was arrested by detectives from JSO s Gang Unit and he is currently awaiting trial. Sergeant Steve Barreira said, As a result of Officer Williams efforts, a victim has recovered her property, and a dangerous felon (was) identified and arrested. Civilian Employee of the Month Marvin Nash Marvin Nash retired from his job as a Corrections Officer in January Due to his work history and knowledge of the bond process, he returned to work at the JSO in a vital civilian role where he currently works as the Corrections Bond Custodian. He is recognized for his work handling the daily operations of this important job within the Department of Corrections. He processes an average of 1,500 surety bonds, cash bonds and purges per month for the Department. There are many steps in processing bonds and purges, and each document requires various levels of approval from individuals within the City, including the releasing office at the jail, the courthouse, and so forth. He has developed exceptional communications with each entity to make this process as smooth as possible. Corrections Sergeant Terrilee Terrill stated, He approaches every situation positively and seeks to have an understanding of everyone s position, treating each one with great respect. In all of this interaction he has become the go-to guy for many issues regarding bonds. He desires to leave every situation better than he found it and utilizes teachable moments. Nash is also a Pastor at a local church. Terrill further said about her coworker, He is a great encourager to many and a joy to be around. He never leaves a situation or conversation without a positive word. 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4 Bondi Continued from page 1 October 2015 Volume 23, Issue 19 Founder Ted M. Hires, Sr. Executive Director Ann Dugger Bookkeeper/Office Manager Jo Wilson Development Director Roxy Tyler Interim Editor Shirley Shaw Victim Services Practitioner Lysa Telzer Lynn Boone Amanda Nobles Victim Services Volunteer Manager Anita Cuevas Public Relations McCormick Agency, Inc. Website Management websessionshosting.com Larry Cohen Executive Board Roger Delaney, Board Chair Dan Hodges, Co-Chair Scott Adams, Treasurer Todney Bynes, Secretary Robert Bracewell Scott Dingee Ken Jefferson Stephen Joost John Kirkland Tom Murta Lynn Polley Sheriff John Rutherford Michael A. Rutledge Larry M. Ward Lou Webber Sheriff Mike Williams Charles Wilson The Justice Coalition was founded in 1995, when one man s priorities were changed. Ted Hires was the average businessman working 60 to 80 hours a week and looking out for himself until the day when he and his staff were robbed at gunpoint. As a victim of a crime, Ted found the crminal justice system worked harder for the criminal than the victim. As a result of his experience, Ted formed a (501(c)(3)), non-profit organization, Justice Coalition, which continues Ted s mission of assisting innocent victims of violent crimes in the Fourth Judicial court system. Since 1995, the Justice Coalition has been fighting crime every step of the way. Fugitives captured are through a partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the media, and citizen involvement. The Justice Coalition s Victims Advocate A free newspaper supporting victims rights and published monthly by the Justice Coalition, Inc. The opinions of contributing writers are not necessarily those of the Victims Advocate or the Justice Coalition. The Victims Advocate welcomes both editorial and photographic submissions but they cannot be returned. Please allow six weeks for a response to submitted works. Calendar information is welcome but must be submitted one month in advance of the event. Copyright 2015, the Justice Coalition s Victims Advocate. All rights reserved. The Victims Advocate makes every effort to verify the information contained within; however, it assumes no responsibility for claims of advertisers. Should the publication be responsible for a reporting error, it will use twice the amount of space to print a correction. Advertising rates and information are available upon request. The Victims Advocate retains the right to refuse questionable or offensive advertising as deemed by the publication and will not be held liable for false claims by an advertiser(s). Advertiser purchases right of publication only. All correspondence to the Justice Coalition s Victims Advocate should be sent to: 1935 Lane Ave. South, Suite 1 Jacksonville, Florida Phone: (904) Fax: (904) THE JUSTICE COALITION S OBJECTIVES To be available for innocent victims of violent crime To educate the general public on criminal justice issues To be pro-active in the fight against crime Advertising Deadline The deadline for advertising copy for the November 2015 Edition of the JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE is October 15, statewide assessment once completed and explore legislative solutions. Possible solutions include: Prioritizing legislative funding to add state crime lab capacity; Eliminating the pay disparity between state and county lab technicians and adding more FDLE lab technician positions; Utilizing private labs to test kits; and Requesting that local law enforcement agencies and state crime labs develop a model policy for submitting any unprocessed sexual assault kits for testing. Testing these sexual assault kits will allow DNA information to be uploaded into state and federal criminal databases to potentially solve cold cases and identify serial rapists and murderers that commit crimes across multiple jurisdictions. As a career prosecutor I have seen first-hand the heartache and devastation caused by sexual predators. I have also seen the power of DNA evidence in bringing these predators to justice and helping the victims of these heinous crimes heal. Hidden in the estimated thousands of untested kits is the potential to solve cold cases, lock up sexual predators and make Florida a safer place to live and raise a family. 1 Tampa Bay Times Editorial AG Pam Bondi says she wants rape kits cleared, as a New York politician announces he's sending money our way to do it Posted By Erin Sullivan on Sept. 10, 2015, Orlando Weekly The fact that a rape kit could ever sit untested is almost unbelievable. When a woman is raped, and she agrees to undergo an invasive medical exam to obtain enough evidence that could help track down her attacker, the last thing she expects is that her rape kit will sit untested for weeks, months, sometimes years on a shelf before anyone touches it. Yet hundreds of thousands of these tests have collected dust on the shelves of law-enforcement agencies across the country. It's been an issue that the Joyful Heart Foundation has been trying to call attention to for years, and last year President Barack Obama proposed a budget that would include more than $36 million to help states get those kits tested and fund ways to make sure they don't fall behind again (his 2016 budget also included funding for the initiative). In 2015, Gov. Rick Scott signed a budget bill that granted $300,000 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct an audit of untested rape kits in the state. To date, nobody's sure exactly how many there are, because nobody's counted them, and the FDLE isn't scheduled to report back on the matter until January In July, NBC Miami reported that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it had 1,500 untested kits some of them more than a decade old. So Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made a big splash when she announced on Sept. 9 that she also wants to make sure the state clears its backlog of cases, which she estimated to be in the thousands. She promised to support "legislative funding to add state crime lab capacity" and to help eliminate "the pay disparity between state and county late technicians." She also wants to use private labs to test some of the kits and ask agencies and crime labs to "develop a model policy for submitting any unprocessed sexual assault kits for testing." Interestingly, her announcement came just one day before Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., a Democrat to Bondi's Republican, announced today that he's going to be sending Florida a bunch of money to accomplish some of those same goals he's sending the FDLE $1,268,540 to test 2076 kits, $1,968,246 to Miami-Dade County to test 2,900 kits, and $163,939 to the Tallahassee Police Department to test 225 kits. According to Vance's office, the money comes from asset forfeitures from international banks that violated U.S. sanctions. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance also made a major announcement about rape-kit backlog funding it announced grant recipients for fiscal year 2015 for its $41 million Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grand program, and Florida's State Attorney's Office for the Fourth Judicial District (that's Angela Corey, in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties) was awarded $1,995,017 to reform how it handles rape kits. NEEDS YOUR HELP to locate these children! THE SECRET WORD GAME CONGRATULATIONS TO SEPTEMBER WINNER, Vincenzo Ammirato Hidden in the text of the Victims Advocate is the SECRET WORD for the month of October. The rules are simple: 1. Find the word. 2. Telephone the Justice Coalition office The first person who telephones the correct Secret Word wins a Gift Certificate to Sonny s Real Pit Barbeque Restaurant. 4. You can only win once in a twelve-month period. SO START SEARCHING! Angela Jennings Missing since 3/7/2014 Kirvonna Simmons Missing since 9/12/2015 Alicia Moore Missing since 5/16/2015 Treonia Williams Missing since 7/13/2015 Aiyana Blue Missing since 9/1/2015 Have you seen them? If so, please contact our Missing Child Specialist at (904) Exclusions: no persons employed by the Justice Coalition, Sonny s nor their familes are eligible. 4 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

5 AREA RESOURCE GUIDE (Services listed are provided free of charge, or have income-based scheduling) Homicide Support/Advocacy- Compassionate Families 126 W. Adams St., #502 Jacksonville, FL , Jax. Sheriff s Office Victim Advocate Families of Slain Children 3108 North Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, Fl Abuse (Domestic) 24 Hour Hotline: Hubbard House Emergency Shelter & Counselling Quigley House (Clay County) Compensation (victim) Victim Services MADD Victim Services Consumer Fraud State Attorney s Office Detoxification Gateway Community Services Family Family Nurturing Center of Florida SAV-A-CHILD, Inc. P.O. Box Jacksonville, FL Family Support Services of North Florida 1300 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 700 Jacksonville, FL / (Provide foster care, adoption and prevention) Guardian Ad Litem Program Edward Ball Bldg. 214 N. Hogan St., Suite 6004 Jacksonville, FL / Legal Assistance Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc Three Rivers Legal Services 126 W. Adams St., 7th floor Jacksonville, FL / Mental Health Center of Jacksonville 3333W. 20th St. Jacksonville, FL / Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Parenting Help A place where parents and kids learn how to survive. Rape Sexual Assault Response Center (SARC) 358-RAPE ( ) Office: Rape Crisis Hotline: 604/ State Attorney s Office Trauma Counseling Women s Center of Jacksonville Rape Crisis hotline: 904/ City Victim Services Youth Crisis Youth Crisis Center - The Safe Place 3015 Parental Home Road Jacksonville, FL New Laws: No Contact By Shirley Shaw By Jay Howell In Florida criminal courts a common phrase is often uttered by the presiding judge when the court is setting the amount and conditions for the pretrial release of the accused. In cases of personal crimes and violence, the judge often states, As a condition of bail, the defendant shall have no contact with the victim. This no contact order is similar to an injunction or a restraining order because it prohibits the accused from having direct or indirect contact with the victim of the crime for the duration of the criminal case. With the rapid changes in technology and social media, one would presume that communications through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other media sites would violate such an order. One might also presume that the consent of the victim is not sufficient to lift such an order. That can only be done by the judge. It is questions like these that caused the 2015 Florida legislature to pass a statute that further explains the meaning of the no contact order. This new law provides Lynn Polley Another new addition to the Justice Coalition Board of Directors is Lynn Polley, a wonderful volunteer for three years whose main focus has been Together We Can breakfasts. She has a compassionate heart for the victims we serve and enjoys providing whatever help she can to facilitate behind-the-scenes activities that are necessary to make any event a success. She also reaches out to friends and associates for their support and sponsorship of the organization. Lynn learned about our organization when she heard our Victim Advocate Lysa Telzer speak at the 2012 Victims Rights Week kickoff event. Lysa told about her mother-in-law s murder and how the Justice Coalition provided support during that devastating time in her life. Lysa s speech made Lynn recall an event of her younger years when her sister and family lost a best friend in a sorority house due to a murderer entering the home through a door with a faulty lock. When Lynn saw firsthand how the JSO Scam Alert clarity in understanding what conduct is prohibited. The new law makes it clear that an order of no contact is effective immediately and enforceable for the duration of the pre-trial release or until it is modified by the court. The accused shall receive a copy of the order which specifies the acts which are prohibited before he or she is released from custody on bail. The defendant is prohibited from communicating orally or in any written form, either in person, telephonically, electronically, or in any other manner, either directly or indirectly through a third person with the victim or any other person named in the order. The legislature also addressed the circumstance where the accused and the victim may have children in common. If so, at the request of the defendant, the judge may designate an appropriate third person to contact the victim for the sole purpose of facilitating the defendant s contact with the children. This section of the new law does not prohibit an attorney for the defendant from communicating with any person protected by the no contact order, as long as it is for lawful purposes. The no contact order also prohibits the defendant from having physical or violent contact with the victim or other Justice Coalition helped Lysa through the court system and the unbelievable handin-hand support she received, she decided to become involved in order to help Lysa, along with others who are victims of violent crime. She says, There is so much work to be accomplished that I think of Mathew West s song Do Something when you ask God why doesn t He help do something for these terrible situations, and you hear the reply: I did, I created you. Board Chair Roger Delaney says, I invited her to join the Board last year because of her past involvement, passion and excitement about the mission of the Justice Coalition. I am glad and proud to have her as a member of the Board. Lynn has dedicated her life to helping people either through her work as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch or, during her off time, serving others through various functions and fundraisers. She has had many years in business corporate financial management experience, starting as comptroller for a Lincoln Mercury and Rolls Royce automobile business. She was class treasurer while attending Southern Methodist University and graduated with honors with a double major in business from the University of Florida. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and The Chi Omega Sorority. A lifetime resident of Florida, Lynn was born and grew up in St. Petersburg before moving to Jacksonville in She is very involved with her family and has two children, both of which have graduated from the University of Florida. Her son, Courtland, is in his second year of named person or their property. In addition, the defendant is prohibited from being within 500 feet of the victim s or other named person s residence, and this applies even if the defendant, the victim, or the other named person share the residence. The defendant is also precluded from being within 500 feet of the victim s or other named person s vehicle, place of employment, or a specified place frequented regularly by such person. This new language is especially broad in prohibiting communication in any manner, whether it is direct or indirect. The new law also makes it clear that the accused may have to make new living arrangements because he is prohibited from being within 500 feet of the victim s residence, even if he lives with the victim. Presumably, this new language will begin to find its way into written no contact orders which are regularly issued in criminal cases. The new law takes effect October 1, 2015, and is identified as Florida Statute Jay Howell, a Jacksonville attorney, has been a State Prosecutor, a US Senate Investigator and is the founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He represents crime victims in civil claims for damages and advocates for the legal rights of all victims. medical school at Florida Atlantic University Medical School, and her daughter, Shayne, is soon to follow her brother. Lynn enjoys various sports with her family including snow skiing and snowboarding and loves painting and cooking in her spare time. We welcome this busy and talented young woman to our Board and look forward to a long association with her as we continue to serve innocent victims of violent crime in our community. Thanks, Lynn, and God bless you. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office put out information regarding a scam that is occurring. A male is contacting people via phone and telling them they owe money for a fine for missing jury duty. He then tells them a warrant for their arrest will be issued if they do not pay the money. The people are then instructed to get a Paypal account or put money on some sort of pre-paid type card. The suspect is using real names of current law enforcement officers while conducting the scam. September 11, 2015 Scam Alert Update In addition to the original information released, citizens have received phone calls telling them to leave their home and meet an officer or person at the Police Memorial Building to clear up a warrant, jury duty notice. This is also a scam. We believe this is an attempt to have the victim leave their home so that they will be burglarized. These people are not in any way associated with the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office or the Clerk of the Court. The Jacksonville Sheriff s Office does not operate this way. Protect yourself against scams and consider these concepts when you are approached with similar situations: Arrests warrants cannot be paid directly to a law enforcement officer by wiring money, through other programs like Money Pack or Green Dot, or prepaid credit cards. Never simply wire money or provide money card information to a random caller, , or mail request. Do not call the number the caller gives you. Look up the number yourself for the company or public agency asking you to make payment, and ask the company or agency directly about the call and request. Do not provide or confirm personal information or financial information to anyone who calls. Anyone who has any information in regards to who may be conducting this scam is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at or us at To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at TIPS. Officer Melissa J. Bujeda Public Information Officer Jacksonville Sheriff's Office OCTOBER 2015 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE 5

6 We Need Your Help Roosevelt Fluellen, Jr., 63, was found murdered July 28, 2015, at 851 Bert Road, Unit #9, Arlington Village Apartments in Jacksonville. Police have no leads at this time. If you know anything about this murder, please call JSO at or Crime Stoppers at TIPS. The Justice Coalition is assisting the family of this victim with a candlelight vigil being held on Saturday, October 3, 3:00 pm at 851 Bert Rd. in the Arlington area. We invite you to join us, the JSO detective working the case and the media as we support this family hoping to solve the murder of Roosevelt Fluellen. Florida Topsoil Inc. General Contractor & Utility Contractor State Cert. # CG CO58699 State Cert. # CU CO56868 When Quality Counts HOMEGROWN FLORIDA TOPSOIL Good top soil is not an accident; it is developed to nurture and grow crops, gardens and even lawns Leon Road Jacksonville, FL Phone: (904) Fax: (904) Serving Northeastern Florida Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. COLD CASE Unsolved Murder 20 Years Later Cecil Patrick Pat McMinn left his home shortly after midnight October 13, 1995, on his way to work at the King s Road Post Office. He never arrived. Police found him in his truck, murdered, with a gunshot wound in his chest. The case remains unsolved. His wife Diane says, On October 13, 1995, my beloved husband and father to my two amazing children was taken from us in what should have been the prime of his life by a senseless act of violence. To this day the crime remains unsolved; someone out there has literally gotten away with murder. Twenty years have gone by. I sometimes wonder how that much time could have flown by so quickly!! On the other hand, there are times when I only existed in my own private mental anguish, consumed with sadness and rage, as time ticked slowly on without him. Our children were only seven and four when he was stolen from them...now, after having no choice but to grow up without him, they have families of their own. He would have been the proudest granddaddy in the world to four wonderful grandsons, and one beautiful granddaughter. UNSOLVED MURDERS $200,000 REWARD Name: Info: Notify: As memories are the only thing that no one can ever steal from us, I have done my absolute best to keep his alive. I have no doubt that he would be proud of everything each of us has accomplished. I simply wish that he could have been here to share it all with us. Live, laugh, and love...treasure and be good to each other...we are not promised a tomorrow. Name: Mary Info: Notify: $1,000 REWARD Name: Info: Notify: This section made possible by donations from friends and family. J.B Coxwell Contracting, Inc. joins the Justice Coalition in helping to make Jacksonville a safer place to live, work, and grow Lloyd Road Jacksonville, Florida THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

7 NE Florida Domestic Violence Shelters Micah's Place Fernandina Beach, FL Phone: (904) Micah's Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County Florida. Our mission is to provide at no charge prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence, and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. We offer safe, confidential shelter, advocacy, a 24-hour toll-free hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups to victims of domestic violence. All of our services are free and confidential. Intake: By appointment: Upcoming event Sea & Swine Dinner and Music Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:30pm to 9:30pm Low Country Boil, Southern Pulled Pork BBQ Live music of The Crazy Daysies, Bruce Beville and Laid Back At beautiful Littleberry Farm off of SR 200 Call Marianna McIntyre at 904/ x102 Quigley House Home Clay County Shelter October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Quigley House wants everyone to help end domestic violence in our community. Our Mission is to provide advocacy and empowerment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing community education to heighten awareness. If you think it doesn t happen here, you re wrong. Last year in Clay County alone 862 hotline calls were made and 230 victims lived in our shelter. Domestic Violence is a CRIME that our community shouldn t tolerate. Someone you know IS a victim. For immediate assistance call: Quigley House Crisis Intervention Hotline: or Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: National Domestic Abuse Hotline: Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center serving the Clay County Area in Northeast Florida. Betty Griffin House As a private, nonprofit agency 501 (c) 3, the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, Inc., dba: Betty Griffin House, provides emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children and temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime. Other support services available to shelter residents and nonresidents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, case management, civil legal representation, and court advocacy. Betty Griffin House provides all services to men who are abused with separate accommodations. Open discussion and support group for women who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Open to new and existing participants. Call Jackie Meredith, Facilitator, for more information or 24-hr Crisis Hotline: (904) TDD users dial 711 (for the deaf and hard of hearing) Upcoming events Come help us paint the park purple on October 5 and 6 from 7:00pm- 9:00pm at Treaty Park as we join St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Softball Teams for a Purple Out to help raise Awareness for Domestic Violence. Be sure to wear your purple and come cheer on your favorite team! Friday, November 6, 2015, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Declaration & Co will host Dashing Through The Store to benefit Betty Griffin House! Sip champagne, indulge on sweet treats, listen to live holiday music and shop at your own leisure! As part of your $30 donation, you will receive a swag bag worth $100! Tickets are limited! For more information and to sign up click here:. Abuse Continued from page 1 home they finally said if they were called to the house again, they would arrest both of them. She sought help from local women s shelters, but because she wouldn t press charges against him, she didn t qualify for financial aid to obtain housing. Charlie had a heart attack one time while he was beating her and she had to call 911 for assistance. After he had a quintuple bypass she brought him home and cared lovingly for him, only to have him lock her outside the home, then chase her down the street in the middle of the night. When he wasn t able to return to the house, she helped him get back. She didn t call police; she didn t want to see him arrested and put in jail while he was recuperating from surgery. Why did she stay? There is so much more to Tasha s story typical of what we hear over and over in cases of domestic violence. For someone not in that situation, it s hard to understand why she didn t leave or make him go away. She says, I loved Charlie, and when he would say he was sorry for what he d done, I believed him. I prayed that God would change his heart and that he would be a good father to our two children. Imitating her husband s abuse, her 16-year-old son began mistreating her, as well. Tasha finally gained the courage to end the marriage and is in the process of getting a divorce. She has an injunction against Charlie, and her son lives with his father. Her daughter lives with her and wants nothing to do with her father. Life for the two of them is a struggle to survive. According to DAP Domestic Abuse Project 1 when the question Why do you stay? is asked, it sometimes sends a message that women in an abusive situation are somehow to blame for their abuse. The organization compiled a list of some reasons women don t leave: Fear of her partner s actions if she leaves that he will find and kill her; kidnap the children and disappear; spread rumors about her. Effects of abuse may make it difficult to leave she doesn t deserve better; can t make her own decisions; can t cope without her abuser; more comfortable in her situation than in the unknown future. Concerns about her children they will blame and resent her; children need a real family. Isolating her may make it difficult to leave or get help doesn t let her out of the house; if she tells anyone he will kill her; relatives won t let her stay with them after the last time. Personal history may have shaped her attitude toward abuse in relationships her father beat her mom (it just goes with being in a relationship); getting hit isn t the worst thing that can happen in a family there are worse things; violence has become normal; parents never gave up on one another. May be deeply attached to her partner and hope for change she believes him when he says it will never Abuse (Continued on page 8) Hubbard House We are here. We can help! Domestic violence is an epidemic that affects thousands of women, children, and men in Duval and Baker Counties each year and can impact generations to come. There are four main types of abuse in domestic violence situations: physical, emotional, economic and sexual abuse. The mission of Hubbard House is Every relationship Violence-Free. Our priorities include providing safety for victims and their children, empowering victims, and social change through education and advocacy. Every woman, man, and child who comes to Hubbard House finds support, counseling, and education as they begin the difficult and dangerous transition to safety and peace. Victims of domestic violence and their children are not charged for the life-saving services they receive at Hubbard House. We shelter approximately 90 victims and their children each day and provide services to over 5,000 victims a year. If you are in danger, please call 911. To talk to someone over the telephone 24 hours a day, call (904) TTY: (904) Upcoming event 21st Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast Wednesday, October 22, 2015, from 7:30 9:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. The breakfast, held during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, serves as a time for community members to gather to raise awareness about domestic violence, remember victims who have lost their lives, and honor survivors of domestic violence. All proceeds from the breakfast support our life-saving programs and services. For questions, please contact or ext Dedicated to the advancement of the law enforcement profession through education, communication and an informed program of legislation. Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida (904) Nelson D. Cuba, President Steven J. Amos, President OCTOBER 2015 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE 7

8 St Johns County Sheriff s Office By Shirley Shaw The Justice Coalition works closely with all local law enforcement agencies, and we enjoy our relationship with Sheriff David Shoar and his staff in St Johns County. The Sheriff and/or his representatives attend various JC-sponsored events throughout the year: TOGETHER WE CAN, SHOOT FOR JUSTICE and the up-coming CHAMPI- ONS FOR JUSTICE AWARDS DINNER where an outstanding citizen of each county is honored for his/her contribution to victims or to make their communities safer. We post St. Johns County most wanted fugitives each month in the Victims' Advocate, as well as those who have been captured. St Johns is privileged to have an exemplary leader at the helm of the Sheriff s Office. Originally from Massachusetts, David B. Shoar moved to Florida after high school. He joined the St. Augustine Police Department (SAPD) and was president and valedictorian of the Police Academy. He also graduated with honors from St. Johns River Community College (SJRCC) and later from UNF with two degrees. He is an adjunct professor at SJRCC and received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Flagler College in Shoar graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, in 1998, and later from the FBI Law Enforcement Development Seminar in Quantico. His extensive military experience includes many high-ranking positions and numerous awards; he retired in 2005 from the Florida Army National Guard after 24 years of service. Working his way up through the ranks of the SAPD, he served as Chief of Police ( ), then was elected Sheriff of St Johns County in 2004 Sheriff David Shoar FDLE s 2014 Uniform Crime Reports Duval St Johns Population 890, ,443 Murders 96 4 Aggravated Assaults 4, Crime rate per 100, Other demo Land area 762 sq. miles 600 Population 897, ,900 Persons per sq. mile 1, White 62% 90% Black 30% 6% HS graduate or higher 87.9% 93.2% Over % 17.6% Homeowner rate 61.6% 77% Median home value $151,000 $242,000 Median household income $48,323 $64,876 7th Annual and re-elected (unopposed) in 2008 and In a recent telephone conversation with Sheriff Shoar he expressed his appreciation for our organization and how the services we provide help so many victims. When asked for observations about successes and/or challenges in his Agency, he responded: During my 34 years in law enforcement I have had a front row seat to the evolution of our profession and our communities. Much progress has been made and today our law enforcement officers are full partners and members of the communities they serve. Education of our personnel has reached levels I never thought Thursday, November 5, :30-8:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) 5119 Normandy Blvd. Join us as we honor for Awards Dinner *Outstanding Citizen *Outstanding Business Leader *Outstanding Government Official - Six Counties (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns) Sponsorships ships available possible when I began my law enforcement career. No profession in our country holds itself accountable like we do and we can easily demonstrate that truth just through a review of any agency s records. Our challenges ographics going forward are many: /qfd/states/12/12109.html how we deal with the mental health of our communities being one of the biggest, followed closely by continuing to deal with the ravages of substance abuse. Our partnerships with local communities have been challenged in the past 12 months such as I have not witnessed in my entire career. Some of these issues are, of course, because we have much work to do in our agencies, but the truth is the majority of these issues are the result of false narratives created by various entities with selfish motives. Ensuring domestic tranquility is one of the few mandates in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, and that has been widely interpreted to be the responsibility of our Nation's local law enforcement. Because of that awesome responsibility, leaders in law enforcement must continue to meet the needs of our citizens so they can pursue their lives without fear of becoming the victim of crime. St Augustine 450 years and counting We in Northeast Florida are honored to have the nation s oldest continually inhabited city in our midst. St. Augustine is a delightful place to visit, and is for many a wonderful city to call home. Recently celebrating its 450th anniversary, the Ancient City hosted thousands of visitors from around the United States, as well as many from other countries, and by all accounts everyone had a marvelous time. Dozens of musical artists performed in free concerts, there was a re-enactment of Pedro Menendez s landing, processions through the streets, religious services attended by dozens of bishops and dignitaries and delicious food on every corner. Amazingly, according to one news report, only five people were arrested for disruptive behavior. Abuse Continued from page 7 happen again; he promised to get therapy; she cherishes the sex and intimacy; he is really loving toward her most of the time; her marriage vows; her religion; she loves him. Believes it is her job to maintain the relationship and may feel guilty about leaving or feel she has failed she will ruin his life if she leaves; he will have nowhere to go, he will lose his job if she reports it; she will disappoint her family; can t admit the relationship is a failure; has to take care of him. May be economically dependent she s never had a good job; how will she take care of her kids alone; better to be beaten at home than out on the streets; rather die than be on welfare. Women without partners tend to be devalued must have a man by her side; disgraced in the community and brings shame to her family; afraid to be on her own. Statistics of domestic violence According to a recent article by Alanna Vagianos (Huffington Post) 2, The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex-male partners during that time was 11,766. That s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. She says, We are inundated with news stories about domestic violence, from athletes beating their significant others in public elevators or in their own homes to celebrities publicly abusing their girlfriends. This problem is not one that will go away quickly or quietly. Vagianos cites statistics that indicate three women are murdered every day by a current or former male partner, that more than four million experience The St. Augustine Police Department was well prepared for the influx of visitors parking and street closure information were clearly posted, as were places to visit and eat. The secret word is heroine. The Salvation Army provided free water at events and cooling stations were set up throughout the city to help folks cope with the sweltering heat. Police were stationed strategically and effectively, backed up by personnel from the St Johns County Sheriff s Office. Congratulations to these two law enforcement agencies in our neighboring county for a job well done. physical violence by an intimate partner every year. Other observations are that worldwide, men who were exposed to domestic violence as children are three to four times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence as adults than men who did not experience domestic abuse as children; that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of female homicide and injury-related deaths during pregnancy; that black women experience intimate partner violence at rates 35 percent higher than white women; that domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families; and that ten million children are exposed to domestic violence every year. What a disgraceful picture of home life in America. In our own community we are appalled and saddened by recent murders. James Colley drove to his home in St. Johns County and killed his wife and her best friend shortly after leaving a courtroom where a pre-trial violation of injunction hearing had just concluded. Court records indicate a domestic violence case was filed in July, then his ex-wife requested a protective order when she came home from a weekend trip to find her clothes burned in the backyard. Sadly, there are so many more such cases. What is the answer? If you are in a domestic violence situation, there is help. In the U.S., call SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website. 1 getto-know-us/contact-dap/ a Minneapolis agency that features innovative and successful programming to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence /23/domestic-violence-statistics_n_ html 8 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIMS ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

9 By Shirley Shaw It has been the privilege of the Justice Coalition to work with the father and two children of murder victim Roseann Welsh since she was killed last year in Middleburg. Rarely do you meet children with the courage and determination of these two siblings to overcome such a horrendous event in their lives. From the day the 11-yearold was abducted and managed to escape, and her brother found his mother s brutally murdered body, the two have displayed amazing strength as the community gathered around them with love and support. On Sept. 14 Florida Missing Children s Day when Governor Scott awarded the beautiful girl the Young Hero s Award, he said, Thank God she had the wherewithal to make good decisions and save her life, and hopefully other people s lives, because of her actions. It s impressive that such a young lady can do such a heroic act. Her brother, now 14, was also honored for his role in the events of that terrible day. He came home from school and found his mother murdered and his sister missing, but remained calm enough to call 911 and report the situation. He said, I got an award for something that shouldn t have even happened in my life. It s early on in my life; it should have never happened. Both young people, who were surprised with tickets to Universal Studios, are appreciative of everyone who Governor and Mrs. Scott with award recipients and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen (r). has been there for them over the past several months: their father, their family, the victim advocates with the Justice Coalition and everyone else who has helped them. Our hats are off to these two children who have faced with tremendous courage a situation few individuals ever encounter. We continue to offer our support and love and pray for continued inner healing as they face each new day. Back Row: Clay County sheriff s officers from Homicide and Special Victim Units. (l to r) Sgt. Steve Molina, Det. Ryan Ellis, Major David Senters, Det. Wes Smith, Sgt. Scott Moreland, Lt. Wayne McKinney, Sgt. Ken West. Front Row: Young Hero s Award recipient, her brother and JC Executive Director Ann Dugger. Mary McPherson, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner/ Realtor 5 W. Forsyth Street, Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL DIRECT: Recapturing The American Dream Of Homeownership One Family Clay and St. John counties. Truckers Contractors Fleet Service Auto Electric Wire Repairs Alternators Starters Industrial Foreign Domestic and Marine Viking Auto Electric & Air We are an accredited BBB A+ Company In business for 39 years now on Angie s List 4521 Sunbeam Road Mon-Fri 8-5 A+ Shop Thank You Justice Coalition Board member Larry Ward accepts a $500 donation from District 2 City Councilman Al Ferraro. He has been a long-time supporter of the JC, and generously helped with the repairs to assaultvictim Marti Williams home. He personally worked on the landscaping and donated a year s lawn care. Tel.: Fax: 904/ OCTOBER 2015 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE 9

10 W E N E E D Y O U R H E L P Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. UNSOLVED MURDERS We regret that because of insufficient space to include all unsolved murder cases on this page, effective April 2013, we will rotate all pictures, featuring each victim every two months. We remain sorry for your loss and will continue to work to seek justice for all. $10,000 REWARD Name: Joshua Kyle Allen Info: On Saturday, July 30, 2005, Joshua Allen was found murdered in his condo at Grand Reserve Condos located at Sutton Park Dr. N. Notify: JSO at Name: Floyd Bryant Info: Two days before Christmas, this 73-year-old man was walking in the median of 103rd St., across from I-HOP, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle, possibly hit by another. Notify: Call Florida Highway Patrol at Name: Antonio Creech Info: This young man, 22, was murdered Dec. 23, 2007, in a shooting at Eureka Gardens Apartments. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at with information about this crime. Name: Nickeshea Duana Gray Info: This 28-year-old female was murdered on July 25, 2006, in the 8300 block of Marion Street if you have information about this case. Name: Clifford Backmann Info: Clifford Backmann was working at 6960 Bonneval Road on Saturday, October 10, 2009, around 12:15 p.m., when an unknown assailant came in, robbed and shot him. The gunman was reported to be a black male Name: Bernard Gregory Baker Info: Bernard was murdered on June 1, 2005, at 2100 Martin St. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office. Notify: JSO at Name: Derrell Baker, 17 Info: Darrell was walking on Lenox Avenue near Old Middleburg Road about 7 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2008, when he was shot. He was rushed to Shands-Jacksonville hospital where he later died. Police believe he was shot from a moving vehicle Name: Roderick Montrell Batts Info: This young man was shot in the parking lot of the Waffle House at 334 Beach Blvd. on May 18, Notify: Call Det. Corporal Watkins, Jax Beach Police Dept., (904) if you have information about the murder. Name: Rachel Bell Info: This 26-year-old female was found murdered on Feb. 1, 2002, in the dunes off Southside Blvd. Notify: JSO at or Det. Barker at Name: William I. Bowden III Info: William was found shot on Nov. 10, 2004, at 4752 Radcliff Court. He later died from his injuries. Detectives are looking for a black male driving a 2000 or 2001 beige Toyota Camry. Notify: JSO at Name: Cynthia Boyd Info: This 51-year-old woman was murdered Nov. 24, 2009, when shots were fired into her Westside Jacksonville home. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at Name: John L. Burnett Info: This 31-year-old man was killed April 20, 2007, by a teal green vehicle that fled the scene. FHP is seeking information about the identity of the hit-andrun driver. Notify: Call Cpl. Martha Fachkoat , ext Name: Darryl Caldwell Info: This 36-year-old man was shot by a young black male wanting drugs and money. Transported to Shands, he died 12/30/09. Notify: JSO at or CrimeStoppers at TIPS. Name: Keith Cauley Info: Keith s body was recovered from a grave in Putman County on August 23, His death is currently being investigated by the JSO Homicide Unit. Notify: JSO at Name: Donte Chapman Info: Donte was killed on 1/3/06. He was found after JFRD responded to a brush fire at 7500 Birdies Road near the Avenues Mall. Notify: JSO at Name: Benjamin Christopher Info: This 16-year-old was shot and killed on March 29, 2006, in the 400 block of Broward St. If you have any information about this murder, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office. Notify: JSO at Name: Jerry Clemons Info: On Nov. 7, 2008, this 33- year old male was killed in a drive-by shooting at 14th and Canal Streets. He was talking with friends when 4 men in a gold car opened fire or CrimeStoppers at $5000 REWARD $1000 REWARD Name: James Donnie Crews Info: Was found murdered by gunshot wounds in the 8900 block of Media St. on Jan. 24, Please help this family and call in your tips. Notify: JSO at Name: Cejay L. Davis Info: Shot to death while standing on the corner of Washington and Shearer St. on the Westside, off McDuff Ave. on May 6, 2000, about 11:50 p.m. Notify: JSO at Name: Shelton Flowers Info: On Nov. 19, 2000, at approx. 2:30 a.m., Shelton L. Flowers and Demetrice J. Ross were robbed and shot at 1137 Dyal St. by suspect(s) unknown. Suspect(s) fled in Flowers car which was later recovered. Notify: Det. R.V.Nelson, JSO Homicide at or Name: Willie Lenard Flynn Info: Killed on 12/26/03 by a hit-and-run driver on I-95 southbound near 8th Street. The black male driver of the stolen vehicle and a passenger fled the scene on foot. Notify: JSO at Name: Michael Earl Foster Info: Michael Earl Foster, age 50, was found murdered by an unknown assailant on June 25, 2006, in the 5900 block of Beckstrom St. If you have any information about this murder, please call Jacksonville Sheriff s Office. Notify: JSO at Name: John Gates, II Info: He was murdered on June 2, 2005, while working as a clerk at the BP gas station, 643 Stockton St. According to a second victim, two black males entered the store at 7:50 p.m. One suspect held this victim at gunpoint while the other shot Gates. Notify: Det. E.R. Baker at Name: Jessica S. Green Info: This 18-year-old female was found shot to death Sept. 5, 2007, in the bedroom of her home at 5620 Hollinghead Lane. Notify: JSO at with information about this case. Name: Randall Eugene Griffin Info: This 56-year-old male was treated for significant trauma on May 6 and pronounced deceased on May 15, Notify: JSO Homicide Unit at Name: Joe Harrell Info: This young man was discovered January 22, 2006, lying in the driveway of a vacant home a 3021 Silver Street, believed to have been killed around midnight while walking home from work. Notify: JSO at with information about this case. Name: Alphonso Levon Headley, Jr. Info: This 22-year-old male was found murdered Nov. 26, 2008, at Pearl and Linwood Streets, shot multiple times by unknown assailants if you have information about this case. Name: Tiphne Hollis Info: While in a car with family members on March 20, 2010, this 16-year-old young woman was killed by a hail of gunfire from unknown assailants if you have information about this case. Name: Sirron R. Jackson Info: Shot June 22, 2002, Simon Johnson Park, 3700 block of Moncrief Rd. Notify: JSO at or Name: Barry Brooks, Jr. Info: This 19 year-old was found murdered at at an apartment complex on Timuquana Road in Jacksonville on November 19, Notify: JSO at Name: Michael L. Cohen Info: Was found murdered at th. W. on April 18, Notify: JSO at Name: Diann Gaymon Info: Diann disappeared on Sept. 27, Her body was found on May 5, 2005, at 5711 Bowden Road behind the strip mall. Notify: JSO at with information about this case. Name: Dorsett Lamont James, Sr. Info: On May 27, 2011, the body of Dorsett James, Sr. was found in his residence located at 1106 Tyler St. in Jacksonville. The case has been ruled a homicide. Notify: JSO Det. Cayenne at if you have any information regarding this murder. Name: Eugene Brown III Info: Eugene Brown III, 27, was found shot and killed inside his residence at 2125 Danese St., Nov. 24, Two young black males were seen leaving the scene after shots were fired. Notify: Call JSO Homicide at with information. Name: Charles Cooper III Info: Charles Cooper, was shot in the back and killed July 1, 2007, between Detroit and Lowell Street Name: Frances Gordon Info: Found October 1, 1996, at 2727 Waller Street, viciously murdered by an unknown assailant. Notify: JSO at Name: Deon Antwain Jerido Info: Beloved son of LaVerne Jerido, was found shot to death in his 2001 Gold Sebring near the intersection of W. 22nd St. and Lee St. Notify: JSO at or Sgt. R.S. McLeod at THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

11 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE 11 OCTOBER 2015 Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authori Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authori MISS Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authori SSING P Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authori G PERSONS Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authori ERSONS Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. Allen Bryan Lamar Belcher v Yv Cummings Haleigh Belcher vonne Davis Michael Austin Rosemary Day Rosemary Day Degner Mark Anthony indy Gail Fox Wi Mark Anthony Sandra Gann Gibson Mark Thomas Sandra Gann Johnson Sheena Dayle Hayes Bryan Andrew Johnson Sheena Dayle Jones Geanna M. McIntyre Rodney Markham Jackie McIntyre Rodney Donetta Shirlene amm Tammy W Smith Joshua Bryan ilson Wilson racy James Tracy ammy Willis Roberts W E N E E D Y O U R H E L P Your help is needed in the following cases. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant, please notify the authorities. UNSOLVED MURDERS Name: Amber Bass Info: This 22-year-old woman was shot outside her home on July 19, Detectives are looking for a light-colored car. CrimeStoppers offers $3,000 for information and $1,000 to recover gun used in crime Name: John Decker Frazer Info: This 54-year-old family man and skilled physician was found floating in the St. Johns River on September 24, 1995, with a gunshot to the back of his head Name: Sherry Prather Info: Prather, 43, went missing from a nightclub on October 11, 2011; her remains were found in a wooded area in Northwest Jacksonville on November 12, Name: Jazmine Shelton Info: Jazmine, 13, was gunned down in her mother s home on the Northside (along with her best friend Megan Simmons) in a drive-by shooting spree August 10, A reward of $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible Name: Megan Simmons Info: Megan, 14, was sleeping over with her best friend Jazmine Shelton on the Northside when the two were gunned down in a dry-by shooting spree August 10, A reward for $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible Name: Brandon Cory Gentry Info: This 26-year-old father was found on the side of Picketville Road on the Westside on August 11, 2013, possibly a victim of hit and run. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries Name: Leroy Jackson Info: This 18-year-old was found murdered October 25, 2013, in the 1000 block of Underhill Dr. at Bruce Park in Arlington. The perpetrator(s) were seen fleeing in an unknown vehicle. No arrests have been made Name: Michael E. Siegrist Info: Siegrist, 34, was waiting with a friend at the bus stop at Jammes and Harlow Rd. on July 13, 2013, when a tall, thin black man (about 6 2 in his 20s with short hair) stole the friend s purse. Siegrist intervened and the male shot and killed him Name: Jaquon Reeves Info: This 18-year-old basketball player for North Florida Educational Institute was fatally shot at Johnell Johnson s vigil on May 15, The shooting took place in front of witnesses, but the murderer has not been identified. If you have any information about this murder, please call JSO Homicide at or call CrimeStoppers at TIPS where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Name: Willie James Jackson, Jr. Info: On October 14, 2009, Willie and a friend were walking down 61st Street when two young men robbed them. The friend managed to run away, but Willie was shot multiple times and was dead when police arrived Name: Errin Alexander Brooks Info: On April 15, 2015, the body of Errin Alexander Brooks, 17, was found in the back yard of a house by students on their way to a school bus stop near the intersection of Fourth Street and Clyde Drive. Neighbors told police they heard several gunshots about 9:30 p.m. the day before. If you have any information about this murder, please call JSO Holicide Detective Barker at or call CrimeStoppers at TIPS where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Name: Nancy Canode Info: This 39-year-old mother was found stabbed to death on the morning of March 3, 1981, in her Ponte Vedra condo, 695 A1A South, where she lived with her family. She was last seen by her husband Ken Canode. Notify: St. Johns County Sheriff s Office at Name: Bobby Rowdell Chattic Info: Chattic, 48, was murdered in his residence at 924 Children s Way on December 12, He was a chef at such notable restaurants as Ruth s Chris Steak House, River City Brewing Company and Golden Corral Name: Daniel Rowe Info: This 20-year old father of two was shot and killed July 22, 2015, in the alley behind the Blind Rabbit in Riverside where he worked. Police are searching for two people who fled the scene. Call JSO or CrimeStoppers if you have information about this murder. $6,500 Reward Name: Derek Williams Info: This 28 year old was one of four murdered November 17, 2013, at 1123 Randolph Street. His family mourns for this young man whose own father was killed several years earlier. If you have information about this multiple murder, call JSO or CrimeStoppers. Name: Johnell Johnson Info: This 17-year-old First Coast High School football player was shot and killed april 25, 2015, during a double shooting at an afterprom celebration at Louis Sheffield Park in Arlington. He is remembered for his athletic ability, personality and charm. If you have any information about this murder, please call JSO Homicide at or call CrimeStoppers at TIPS where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Ricky Lamar Caldwell Age 27 (at the time) DOB: 1/24/86 5 7, 130 lbs. Brown eyes Black dreads Missing since August 30, 2013 Last seen at 3526 Broadway Ave. Notify JSO Missing Persons Unit

12 CPR A blonde lady had just completed a CPR course and was on the lookout for a chance to try it out. As she left a shopping center, she saw a man lying on the floor with a lot of people gathered around him. Screaming, I know first aid! she ran to the person, threw her bag down, loosened all his tight clothing, and got ready to start mouth-tomouth. At this stage a huge policeman tapped her on the shoulder and said, Do you mind? I am trying to arrest this man. -Received from Laff-a-Day Blonde in Starbucks A blonde goes into a coffee shop and notices there s a peel and win sticker on her coffee cup. So she peels it off and starts screaming, I ve won a motorhome! I ve won a motorhome! The waitress says, That s impossible. The biggest prize is a free lunch. But the blonde keeps on screaming, I ve won a motorhome! I ve won a motorhome! Finally, the manager comes over and says, Ma am, I m sorry, but you re mistaken. You couldn t have possibly won a motorhome On the Lighter Side... Your Trash Our Treasure What one person considers worthless may be valuable to someone else Free pick up service Call Robert These donations will be sold at because we didn t have that as a prize. The blonde says, No, it s not a mistake. I ve won a motorhome! She hands the ticket to the manager and he reads...w I N A B A G E L. Arrested Development Two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance with shots fired arrive on scene. After discovering the wife had shot her husband for walking across her freshly mopped floor, they call their sergeant on his cell phone. Hello Sarge. Yes? It looks like we have a homicide here. What happened? A woman has shot her husband for stepping on the floor she had just mopped. Have you placed her under arrest? No sir. The floor is still wet. UPS claim I called UPS about an insurance claim I had filed on a package. I knew the automated voice response system wouldn t be able to handle this issue so I immediately said, Customer Service. It did a little beep-boop- bop computing noise, and then insisted that I first pick from its menu, none of which items bore any resemblance to insurance claims. I tried track a package. It recited the status, followed by Can I help you with anything else? I said, more insistently, Customer Service, at which it complained that that was the most recent shipping information. Exasperated but a bit curious I said, STUPID MA- CHINE, and after the little computing noise, it swiftly transferred me to Customer Service. -Received from Da Mouse Tracks. Horseback Riding Maggie Valley, NC Estate Gifts ( ) ~ Mon.-Sat. 11AM-8PM Sun. 11AM-3PM Fully Stocked Trucks In Your Area Now! Have you considered including the Justice Coalition in your estate planning or will? What a special way to continue to support the Justice Coalition. Your generosity would be a tremendous added blessing to the work of the Lord. The Justice Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization your contributions are Tax-Deductible. Home of the Polka Dotted Pig! CataloocheeRanch.com Take a morning ride to a mile-high meadow where the mountains stretch away, ridge beyond ridge, to the very edge of eternity itself. CATALOOCHEE RANCH 119 Ranch Drive Maggie Valley, North Carolina Call for more information or visit our website. State Cert. No. CFC Donors will receive tax-deductible credit for the amount the item is sold for. ON THE SIDE OF VICTIMS!! RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL A.J. JOHNS INC. Complete site development services: CLEARING GRADING PAVING WATER SEWER DRAINAGE 3225 Anniston Road Jacksonville, FL Serving the First Coast Since 1970 License CUCO32666 Expert Repairs & Repiping Shower Pan & Tile Work Water Heater Service & Installation Under Slab Leaks Repaired - Insurance Claims Sewer & Drain Service Certified Backflow Testing & Sales Complete Bath & Kitchen Remodeling New Construction Westside/Downtown Mandarin Orange Park Southside/Arlington RADIO DISPATCHED ~ 24 HR. EMERGENCY SERVICE FINANCING AVAILABLE (W.A.C.) FREE ESTIMATES MAIN OFFICE POST ST THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

13 WANTED An active warrant existed on every person shown on this page at the time the Justice Coalition received the information from the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office in September 2015, about two weeks before the Victim s Advocate went to press. by the Jacksonville Sheriff s Office Anyone with information concerning these individuals, please call JSO at RODNEY WALLACE BRASWELL VA# 6228 Black male, 6, 200 lbs. DOB: 10/19/69 Violation: Grand theft x3 DANIEL LENORD BROWN VA# 6229 Black male, 5 9, 180 lbs. DOB: 4/9/82 Violation: Aggravated battery, pregnant victim MAXX TREVOR CALDERIN VA# 6230 White male, 6 4, 160 lbs. DOB: 8/5/89 Violation: Aggravated domestic assault, child neglect FRANCIS PAUL CASSIDY VA# 6231 White male, 6, 145 lbs. DOB: 8/16/81 Violation: Domestic battery, criminal mischief DANTE DESHAY CLARK VA# 6232 Black male, 6, 150 lbs. DOB: 6/26/88 Violation: Possession of cocaine JENNIFER LYNNE CORDOVA VA# 6233 White female, 5 7, 175 lbs. DOB: 8/24/83 Violation: Child Neglect - VOP x2 SHAVION DAR YEE COUNTS VA# 6234 Black female, 5 3, 200 lbs. DOB: 3/8/91 Violation: Child abuse DANNY RAY CRANE VA# 6235 White male, 6, 160 lbs. DOB: 5/17/81 Violation: Burglary, DSP DEONTE LAMARCUS CULLERS VA# 6236 Black male, 6 1, 159 lbs. DOB: 6/1/95 Violation: Escape MARIO L. DAVID VA# 6237 Black male, 5 4, 165 lbs. DOB: 2/1/88 Violation: Burglary CANTRELL LAPATRICK DENKINS VA# 6238 Black male, 5 11, 155 lbs. DOB: 11/2/90 Violation: Burglary, False ID, DSP LE JON S. EDWARDS VA# 6239 Black male, 6, 165 lbs. DOB: 3/24/80 Violation: Sex offender, failure to comply SABRINA BRYANT HARRELL VA# 6240 White female, 5 5, 220 lbs. DOB: 5/26/86 Violation: VOP-False ID verification, DSP JESSICA LYNN HARRIS VA# 6241 White female, 5 3, 100 lbs. DOB: 6/11/87 Violation: Domestic Battery, Criminal mischief KALEB JAMARI HINES VA# 6242 Black male, 6, 180 lbs. DOB: 1/19/95 Violation: Domestic Battery DERRICK BERNARD JOHNSON VA# 6243 Black male, 5 8, 190 lbs. DOB: 11/1/87 Violation: Aggravated domestic assault MAURICE LAMONT JONES VA# 6244 Black male, 5 7, 135 lbs. DOB: 1/28/91 Violation: Aggravated assault/battery JOSEPH CECIL JORDAN VA# 6245 Black male, 6 3, 179 lbs. DOB: 3/24/72 Violation: Unnatural and lascivious act JACQUEMA LAURNET VA# 6246 Black male, 5 7, 162 lbs. DOB: 1/1/84 Violation: Att. murder, armed robbery, GTA AMY ELAINE LUSTER VA# 6247 White female, 5 8, 150 lbs. DOB: 4/1/74 Violation: Writ of Attachment - Child Support TIMOTHY LYNN LYONS VA# 6248 White male, 5 9, 160 lbs. DOB: 7/20/61 Violation: Agg. assault w/deadly weapon CORNELIUS LAMONT MANN VA# 6249 Black male, 5 7, 165 lbs. DOB: 5/6/81 Violation: Robbery ROBERT JOSEPH PASANEN VA# 6250 White male, 5 9, 165 lbs. DOB: 8/24/83 Violation: Writ of bodily attachment MARCUS WINDELL PRESHA VA# 6251 Black male, 5 8, 170 lbs. DOB: 5/8/91 Violation: Grand theft auto TINA MAY SMITH VA# 6252 White female, 5 1, 198 lbs. DOB: 5/10/80 Violation: False ID, DSP LORENZO LAMONT STARKE VA# 6253 Black male, 5 4, 155 lbs. DOB: 9/23/90 Violation: DSP JAMES CALVIN THOMAS VA# 6254 Black male, 5 11, 185 lbs. DOB: 6/4/72 Violation: Aggravated battery with deadly weapon, PFCF CURTIS TOMPKINS, JR. VA# 6255 Black male, 5 11, 215 lbs. DOB: 3/25/88 Violation: Aggravated assault, PFCF WANTED POSTERS TERMINOLOGY KEY AFDC Aid for Dependent Children Batt. Battery CW Concealed Weapon Cont. Subs. Controlled Substance DLSR Driver s License Suspended or Revoked Dom. Agg. Assault Domestic Aggravated Assault DSP Dealing in Stolen Property DW Deadly Weapon FA Firearm Fel Felony FTA Failed to Appear GT Grand Theft HO Habitual Offender LEO Law Enforcement Officer PCS Possession of Controlled Substance PFCF Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon PT Petit Theft TRAF. MDMA Ecstasy Trafficking Uttering Forgery VOP Violation of Probation/Parole WC Worthless Check Man.Del.Cocaine Manufacturing and Delivering Cocaine CHRISTOPHER ROBERT VEAL VA# 6256 Black male, 5 9, 130 lbs. DOB: 1/10/85 Violation: False ID, DSP ON THE SIDE OF VICTIMS!! DERONTE RAKEEM WRIGHT VA# 6257 Black male, 5 8, 165 lbs. DOB: 4/24/93 Violation: PFCF OCTOBER 2015 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE 13

14 BUSTED This feature made possible Each of us has a responsibility to help make our community safe, and aiding in the apprehension of those among us who choose to scoff at the law goes a long way in fulfilling that obligation. The citizens of Jacksonville thank all who have participated. BILLY EDMOND BRAZZELL VA#: 6199 Violation: Burglary, DSP BRIAN DUANE KENNY VA#: 6215 Violation: Sale/Mfg/Del controlled substance TIA JAPPE WILLIAMS VA#: 6226 Violation: Felony petit theft FLAVIS JOE BARNARD VA#: Baker County Violation: Possession/sale of cocaine RAYMOND LEON CALLEY III VA#: Clay County Violation: Grand theft LINDA SUE LUCAS VA#: Clay County Violation: VOP DUI with Serious Bodily Injury x2 PATRICIA RHODEN MARTIN VA#: Clay County Violation: Armed robbery LORETTA LYNN RUDD VA#: Clay County Violation: VOP DWLSR (Habitual Offender) GEORGE DILLON AMERSON VA#: Nassau County Violation: Grand theft, Burglary, DSP JORDAN MARTINEZ VA#: Nassau County Violation: Sale/Del controlled substance What We Do Services offered by Provide immediate crisis intervention by assessing the victims needs and implementing an appropriate plan of action. Educate victims regarding criminal justice proceedings and their rights as victims of crime. Network our resources to provide the victim counseling and/or support groups, if needed. Accompany victims to court proceedings. This includes pretrial hearings, trials, depositions, meetings with prosecutors and injunction hearings. Act as a liaison between victims and prosecutors, law enforcement and the media. Assist victims in creating an effective impact statement to the court. Assist victims in applying for victims compensation. Assist victims in publicizing rewards for unsolved murders and missing persons. Publish a monthly newspaper that prints crime victims stories, pictures of unsolved murder victims, missing persons, wanted criminals and much more. Volunteer Opportunities: Delivering our Victims Advocate newspapers Clerical assistance Research and newspaper writing Fundraisers Posting flyers for missing persons and unsolved murders Special events CLAY COUNTY S MOST WANTED Sheriff Rick Beseler and the Clay County Sheriff s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. JOHN WARREN BROWER DOB: 4/9/1978 Ht: 5 11 Weight: 200 Violation: VOP DWLSR (Habitual Traffic Offender) THOMAS ANDREW DRAKOS DOB: 11/15/1989 Ht: 5 1 Weight: 130 Violation: DSP JONATHAN WILLIAM FARRINGTON DOB: 1/8/1983 Ht: 6 2 Weight: 185 Violation: Sale/Delivery of narcotics within 1000 ft. of a College JAMMIE KATHLEEN FULLER Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 4/3/1990 Ht: 5 6 Weight: 135 CAPTURED Violation: Sale/Delivery of a Controlled Substance AARON ANTHONY JACKSON DOB: 8/31/1984 Ht: 6 1 Weight: 165 Violation: Burglary of a Dwelling/Grand Theft SARAH ALAYNA LEE Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 1/1/1993 Ht: 5 3 Weight: 120 Violation: VOP Possession of Controlled Substance CHRISTIAN COLE TREADWAY DOB: 4/29/1994 Ht: 6 1 Weight: 160 Violation: VOP Attempted Robbery LINDSAY MICHELLE WILSON Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 8/10/1988 Ht: 5 4 Weight: 215 Violation: Grand Theft Auto Call the CCSO at (904) today! 14 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

15 NASSAU COUNTY S MOST WANTED Sheriff Bill Leeper and the Nassau County Sheriff s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. CHRIS MORGAN DOB: 3/12/1969 Ht: 6 2 Weight: 260 Violation: GT, Armed Burglary Warrant issued: 8/31/2015 TYRONE L. COBB DOB: 7/3/1977 Ht: 5 10 Weight: 180 Violation: Resisting arrest, Flee LEO Warrant issued: 4/10/2015 MATTHEW THOMPSON DOB: 5/27/1987 Ht: 5 7 Weight: 185 Violation: GT, Burglary Warrant issued: 7/27/2015 DAMIAN S. TREADWAY, JR. DOB: 3/4/1994 Ht: 5 9 Weight: 160 Violation: Grand Theft Auto x2. Warrant issued: 7/10/2015 STEVE WILLIAMS DOB: 9/11/1977 Ht: 5 8 Weight: 145 Violation: Sale of Cocaine. Warrant issued: 2/16/2014 TIMOTHY HEPLER DOB: 1/7/1983 Ht: Weight: Violation: Burglary, GT Auto Warrant issued: 8/31/2015 Call the NCSO at today! BAKER COUNTY S MOST WANTED Sheriff Joey Dobson and the Baker County Sheriff s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. STEVEN MICHAEL BURRIDGE DOB: 1/7/1969 Ht: Weight: Violation: Drug Possession, Sale of Controlled Substance DOMINGO LOPEZ Race: Hispanic Sex: Male DOB: 4/5/1925 Ht: 6 Weight: Violation: Failure to Appear KRISTEN L. MAERZ Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 4/7/1966 Ht: 5 8 Weight: Violation: DWLS, Larceny, Hit and Run GEORGE M. SCHLARBAUM DOB: 5/18/1972 Ht: Weight: Violation: Battery Call the BCSO at (904) today! If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there IS help for you. Call this 24-hour hotline to receive help day or night ON THE SIDE OF VICTIMS!! BRADFORD COUNTY S MOST WANTED Sheriff Gordon Smith and the Bradford County Sheriff s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. AARON DIDON DOB: 3/17/1982 Ht: 5 11 Weight: 160 Violation: Felony FTA Habitual DWLSR ERIC GUNTER DOB: 5/27/1977 Ht: 6 Weight: 152 Violation: Felony VOP Battery on person over 65 AMY PASTERNAK Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 6/1/1990 Ht: 5 5 Weight: 115 Violation: Felony FTA drug charges CHEYANNE ROSEBERRY Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 6/3/1996 Ht: 5 Weight: 120 Violation: DSP DARREN SMITH DOB: 1/27/1987 Ht: 6 1 Weight: 150 Violation: Felony FTA Habitual DWLSR TIMOTHY WILLIAMS DOB: 1/4/1978 Ht: 5 5 Weight: 178 Violation: Felony FTA on Habitual DWLSR Call the BCSO at (904) today! All Wanted pictures / information listed on pages are submitted by the indicated Sheriff s Offices approximately two weeks before the Victims Advocate goes to press. ST. JOHNS COUNTY S MOST WANTED Sheriff David Shoar and the St. Johns County Sheriff s Office endorse the efforts of the Justice Coalition to capture wanted criminals. We rely greatly on the public s participation in locating wanted persons and deeply appreciate their efforts. APRIL MAY DANIELS Race: White Sex: Female DOB: 5/9/1972 Ht: 5 7 Weight: 115 Violation: FTA DUI, Alcohol/Drugs x3 in 10 years ANEISHIA ANN GRIER Race: Black Sex: Female DOB: 8/3/1983 Ht: 5 4 Weight: 130 Violation: Grand theft RUFUS SYRANZY HILL DOB: 11/11/1982 Ht: 5 7 Weight: 189 Violation: Grand theft, motor vehicle AARON WALLACE LYDECKER DOB: 9/24/1980 Ht: 5 7 Weight: 240 Violation: FTA Possession of cocaine ALEXANDER PATRICK KOWALSKI DOB: 2/23/1980 Ht: 6 Weight: 227 Violation: VOP Grand theft, motor vehicle WAYMON LEE STEVENS DOB: 1/17/1973 Ht: 5 10 Weight: 220 Violation: FTA Aggravated battery, Cocaine possession, DWLSR Call the SJSO at (904) today! Jeffrey H. Tomack, MHSA, NHA Administrator 730 COLLEGE STREET JACKSONVILLE, FL TEL: (904) FAX: (904) P. O.P.S.. The Justice Coalition appreciates the support of its Positively Outrageous Partners ACS Security Systems Lou Webber Tires Miller Electric Buck Autrey WW Gay Mechanical Contractors, Inc. WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE City Hall City Hall Annex Duval County Courthouse Jacksonville Public Libraries Police Memorial Building Sonny s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Office Depot The Jacksonville Landing Most Major Downtown Buildings Jenkins Quality Barbeque (all locations) Jacksonville Area: (select locations) Larry s Giant Subs Gate Food Posts Firehouse Subs Famous Amos Restaurants McDonald s Restaurants Wal-Mart Green Cove Springs: (select locations) Green Cove City Hall Clay Co. Sheriff s Office Clay County Admin. Bldg. And Middleburg: McDonald s OCTOBER 2015 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE 15

16 CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS NRA Instructor Jim Mangels Class includes Fingerprints, I.D. Photo and Notary Service Only $77.00 ST. NICHOLAS GUNS FREE NRA Shooters Cap w/ NRA Membership Classes every Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon We understand that sometimes Bad Things Happen To Good People. Ready to bail you out anytime. 24 hours/7 days a week. Downtown 202 N. Washington Street, Jacksonville, FL Gateway Town Center 7278 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, FL Westside 5655 Timuquana Road Suite 4, Jacksonville, FL Special Thanks PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Contemporary Business Services Fraternal Order of Police GovDeals, Inc. Publication Distribution Services The McCormick Agency, Inc. Lou Webber Websessions, Larry Cohen W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. CONTRIBUTORS A. J. Johns Cecil Powell & Company Childers Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. James C. Coleman III Contemporary Business Services Damien D Anna Duval Ford Louis and Mary Filoso The Fiorentino Group Alumni Daniel W. Hodges Michael Fleming Robert M. Ivey Mary McPherson MicroTech Solutions of N Fla., LLC Mike Williams for Sheriff Tucker Moseley Nat l Christian Foundation, Jax Ivan Pena Spence Industrial Supply Co., Inc. St. Vincent s Health Care Dennis Sullivan The McCormick Agency Fred Thompson Touchton Plumbing Contractors, Inc. Duane and Joy Williams IN HONOR OF LARRY DUGGER Marion P. Bessent Thomas Butler, TTEE James and Magda Stephens VOLUNTEERS NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Amos Bankhead David Brown Patty Eason Bob and Trish Edwards Beverly McClain, FOSCI Pete and Cindy Miller Spencer Myers H. G. Peterson Derrick Rogers Paul Russell OFFICE VOLUNTEERS Amos Bankhead Fran Futrill Cindy Mouro HEARTS AND HANDS MINISTRY Pastor Steve Dobbs, Paxon Revival Center Paxon Christian Bookstore Rev. Deryle Adkison Rev. Amos Bankhead Rev. Larry McGinley Rev. Ronnie Williams Farmers Federal Credit Union Personal Service is what we do! You donʼt have to be a Farmer to join. Stop by or call today! Life is busy let us make it easy by being your one-stop credit union! Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL GOLDEN CORRAL CORPORATION Company Operations - East 5151 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC Rick Eggemeyer Operating Partner 1201 Memorial Park Rd. Jacksonville, FL Tel: (904) Fax: (904) WE SUPPORT THE JUSTICE COALITION 16 THE JUSTICE COALITION S VICTIM S ADVOCATE OCTOBER 2015

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