Ellison Receives 30 Years in Prison, Designated a Sexual Predator

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 30, 2017 ELLISON RECEIVES 30 YEARS IN PRISON, DESIGNATED A SEXUAL PREDATOR State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that the Honorable Mark Borello...

Robinson Pleads to Second-Degree Murder in 2014 Shooting of Friend

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 28, 2017 ROBINSON PLEADS TO SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN 2014 SHOOTING OF FRIEND State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Gregory Devalle...
SAO celebrates Thanksgiving early; Office closed Nov. 23-24

SAO celebrates Thanksgiving early; Office closed Nov. 23-24

There was turkey. There was stuffing. There was macaroni and cheese. And there were pies — lots and lots of pies. More than 150 members of the State Attorney’s Office spent lunch Tuesday taking part in an officewide Thanksgiving pot luck. The dishes, generosity,...

Owens Found Guilty of Attempted First-Degree Murder

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 20, 2017 OWENS FOUND GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Devraughne Terrell Owens, 27, of...

Hilliard Man Found Guilty of Armed Burglary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   Nov.17, 2017 HILLIARD MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ARMED BURGLARY State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Curtis Wayne Hodges, 28, of Hilliard, was...
Criminal Street Gang Members Arrested, Charged with RICO Act Crimes

Criminal Street Gang Members Arrested, Charged with RICO Act Crimes

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 16, 2017 CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH RICO ACT CRIMES Law enforcement from throughout the Fourth Judicial Circuit on Thursday...

Edwards receives 20-year Sentence for 2 DUI Manslaughter Deaths

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 9, 2017 EDWARDS RECEIVES 20-YEAR SENTENCE FOR TWO DUI MANSLAUGHTER DEATHS State Attorney Melissa Nelson today announces that the Honorable Howard Maltz...

Grubb to Serve 25 Years for Carjacking-related Crimes

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 8, 2017 GRUBB TO SERVE 25 YEARS FOR 2016 CARJACKING-RELATED CRIMES State Attorney Melissa Nelson today announces that the Honorable Angela M. Cox...

Prison Releasee Reoffender Faces Life for Armed Burglary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 8, 2017    PRISON RELEASEE REOFFENDER FACES LIFE FOR ARMED BURGLARY State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Bobbie Jackson, IV, 21, of...

Florida Press Club Recognizes Communications Director David Chapman

This past weekend, the Florida Press Club awarded David Chapman two prestigious awards during its 2017 Excellence in Journalism Competition. David took first place in the Serious Feature Writing category and third place in the General News Writing category.   Prior to...

Alston Receives Life in Prison for Murder at Jacksonville Gas Station

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 6, 2017 ALSTON RECEIVES LIFE IN PRISON FOR MURDER AT JACKSONVILLE GAS STATION State Attorney Melissa Nelson today announces that the Honorable Russell...

Payne Convicted of Armed Sexual Battery in 1996 Cold Case

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Nov. 1, 2017 PAYNE CONVICTED OF ARMED SEXUAL BATTERY IN 1996 COLD CASE State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Terrence Keith Payne, 44, of...

Man Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Oct. 24, 2017 MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Tony Gerald Ellison, 52, of...

Jackson Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Gang-Related Killing

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Oct. 23, 2017 JACKSON GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN GANG-RELATED KILLING State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Keith Dion Jackson, II, 27, of...
Rojas Found Guilty of Attempted First-Degree Murder of JSO Detective

Rojas Found Guilty of Attempted First-Degree Murder of JSO Detective

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Oct. 19, 2017 ROJAS FOUND GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER OF JSO DETECTIVE State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Kevin Ryan Rojas, 21,...

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...
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