Nassau County Man Found Guilty of Sale/Delivery of Oxycodone

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Oct. 17, 2017 NASSAU COUNTY MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SALE/DELIVERY OF OXYCODONE State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Michael Keith Googins, 48, of...

Reed Found Guilty on 3 Counts of Sexual Battery

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Oct. 13, 2017 REED FOUND GUILTY ON 3 COUNTS OF SEXUAL BATTERY State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Victor Vaughn Reed, 51, of Jacksonville, was...
Nelson Launches Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

Nelson Launches Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Sept. 21, 2017 NELSON LAUNCHES JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE Furthering her commitment to improving public safety and juvenile justice, State Attorney...

Prison Releasee Reoffender Found Guilty of Burglary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Sept. 20, 2017 PRISON RELEASEE REOFFENDER FOUND GUILTY OF BURGLARY State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Akeen Kadoni Paul, 22, of...
UPDATE: Office to reopen Thursday, Sept. 14

UPDATE: Office to reopen Thursday, Sept. 14

The State Attorney’s Office will be open Thursday, Sept. 14, following several days of closure due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Should you need to contact the office, call (904) 255-2500 or send an electronic message using the forms on the sao4th.com...
Nelson’s First ‘Incoming Class’ Features 16 Prosecutors

Nelson’s First ‘Incoming Class’ Features 16 Prosecutors

Aug. 31, 2017   FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ADDS 16 PROSECUTORS   State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that 16 new Assistant State Attorneys have joined Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. The group of incoming prosecutors has been assigned to...

Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of Resisting an Officer with Violence

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   Aug. 30, 2017 JACKSONVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RESISTING AN OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Chad Vaughn Moreland,...

Jacksonville Man Convicted of 2015 Attempted Murder of Girlfriend

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Aug. 18, 2017 JACKSONVILLE MAN CONVICTED OF 2015 ATTEMPTED MURDER OF GIRLFRIEND State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Joshua Council, 29, of...
Ready for School: Supply Drive Helps More Than 60 Children

Ready for School: Supply Drive Helps More Than 60 Children

This week marked the start of school for many children in Northeast Florida — and the State Attorney’s Office ensured many kids began the year off right. With the assistance of valuable partners and sponsors, the office’s Juvenile Diversion Team hosted a...

Hudson Sentenced to Life in Prison for First-Degree Murder

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Aug. 16, 2017 HUDSON SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the Honorable James H. Daniel sentenced...

Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 5 for First-Degree Murder

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Aug. 15, 2017 FOURTH CIRCUIT GRAND JURY INDICTS 5 FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a grand jury of indictments...

Coleman Found Guilty of Sexual Battery, Now Faces Up to Life in Prison

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Aug. 14, 2017 COLEMAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL BATTERY, NOW FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Ronald Lee Coleman, 58, of...

Man Found Guilty of Staging Auto Accidents, Scheme to Defraud

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net July 28, 2017 MAN FOUND GUILTY OF STAGING AUTO ACCIDENTS, SCHEME TO DEFRAUD State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Reinier Fundora-Martinez, 51,...

State Recommends Life in Prison in ‘Blind Rabbit’ Murder Agreement

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net July 27, 2017 STATE RECOMMENDS LIFE IN PRISON IN ‘BLIND RABBIT’ MURDER AGREEMENT State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Erron Markese Coleman,...
ASA O’Keefe lends leadership to Warrior Games

ASA O’Keefe lends leadership to Warrior Games

O’Keefe (right) with Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Engfer, who won the gold medal for the air rifle competition. O’Keefe with the silver-medal winning U.S. Navy Basketball Team. O’Keefe’s family with U.S. Army Captain Florent “Flo”...

Hudson Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Multiple Other Charges

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net June 29, 2017 HUDSON FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, MULTIPLE OTHER CHARGES State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Quintae Davouris Hudson, 27,...
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