Celebrating Our Own

Celebrating Our Own

The State Attorney’s Office recently hosted an internal awards ceremony to recognize the exceptional efforts of attorneys, investigators, and support staff from the past year. In all, 12 individual awards were presented during the annual event, along with...
Above and Beyond: SAO Team Recognized Throughout Community

Above and Beyond: SAO Team Recognized Throughout Community

The State Attorney’s Office strives to represent the people of the Fourth Circuit through its dedicated service in and out of the courtroom. Here’s a roundup of some of the exemplary efforts, noted awards, and prestigious distinctions members of the office...
SAO Launches ‘KEYS 2 Drive’ Program

SAO Launches ‘KEYS 2 Drive’ Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE LAUNCHES ‘KEYS 2 DRIVE’ PROGRAM In partnership with the Clerk of Courts, judiciary, and law enforcement, the State Attorney’s Office is...
Smith Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder in 2017 Killing of Aunt

Smith Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder in 2017 Killing of Aunt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net May 23, 2018 SMITH PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN 2017 KILLING OF AUNT State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Phillip Jason Smith, 39, of...
SAO Recognizes Law Enforcement with OLEO Awards

SAO Recognizes Law Enforcement with OLEO Awards

The State Attorney’s Office today presented its inaugural Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer awards to seven members of various Fourth Judicial Circuit agencies who exceeded the call of duty in 2017. The idea originated after State Attorney Melissa Nelson last...
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