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...
Conviction Integrity Review Now Online

Conviction Integrity Review Now Online

The State Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Review now has an online home. Launched in early 2018 and a first for Florida, the Conviction Integrity Review (CIR) is an initiative that will increase trust and confidence in the office’s work through the...

Jacksonville Man Faces Life for Sexual Battery, Sex Act on a Minor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   May 2, 2018 JACKSONVILLE MAN FACES LIFE FOR SEXUAL BATTERY, SEX ACT ON A MINOR State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Robert Lee Smith, 60, of...
Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 8 For First-Degree Murder

Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 8 For First-Degree Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net April 12, 2018 FOURTH CIRCUIT GRAND JURY INDICTS 8 FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a grand jury of indictments...
Carl Harms Named 2018 Distinguished Victim Services Award Winner

Carl Harms Named 2018 Distinguished Victim Services Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net CARL HARMS NAMED 2018 DISTINGUISHED VICTIM SERVICES AWARD WINNER With compassion and commitment, Carl Harms goes above and beyond for families of slain victims...

Holmes Receives Life Sentence for 2016 Murder of Son’s Mother

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net March 23, 2018 HOLMES RECEIVES LIFE SENTENCE FOR 2016 MURDER OF SON’S MOTHER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Kameron Letroy Holmes, 25, of...

Gauldin Sentenced to 35 Years for Two Counts of Armed Burglary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   March 16, 2018 GAULDIN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS FOR TWO COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Renard Terrell Gauldin, 21, of...
Announcing the 2017 Annual Report

Announcing the 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Circuit State Attorney’s Office 2017 Annual Report has been uploaded to the website and is now live. You can view and download it here: http://www.sao4th.com/annual-report-2017/. Additionally, you will find a button...

Hilaire Receives 18 Years for Armed Robbery, Firearm Possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Feb. 26, 2018   HILAIRE RECEIVES 18 YEARS FOR ARMED ROBBERY, FIREARM POSSESSION State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that the Honorable Angela M. Cox sentenced...

Lopez Sentenced to Life in Prison for Workplace Shooting Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Feb. 15, 2018 LOPEZ SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR WORKPLACE SHOOTING MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Ezequiel Soriano Lopez, 26, of...

Jakubowski Receives 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery, Other Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net   Feb. 15, 2018 JAKUBOWSKI RECEIVES 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEXUAL BATTERY, OTHER CRIMES State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Travis Christopher Jakubowski,...
Williams Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping ‘Baby Kamiyah’ in 1998

Williams Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping ‘Baby Kamiyah’ in 1998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Feb. 13, 2018 WILLIAMS PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING ‘BABY KAMIYAH’ IN 1998 State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Gloria Williams, 52, of...

Payton Sentenced to 30 Years for Armed Robbery at Area Gas Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Feb. 12, 2018 PAYTON SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR ARMED ROBBERY AT AREA GAS STATION State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Louis Eugene Payton, 30, of...

Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of Battery on a Security Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 Jan. 31, 2018   JACKSONVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF BATTERY ON A SECURITY OFFICER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces today that Bernard Jarnell Pulliam, 37, of Jacksonville, was...
SAO Pays it Forward, Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Families for Holidays

SAO Pays it Forward, Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Families for Holidays

Adam Bagby’s daughters couldn’t wait to take a peek inside the “Merry Christmas” bag filled with toys and goodies. The young girls’ eager attempts to grab a closer look at what the CR-G (felony) team had gifted them for the Wounded Warrior Project holiday event drew...
Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 5 for First-Degree Murder

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 Dec. 14, 2017 FOURTH CIRCUIT GRAND JURY INDICTS 5 FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a grand jury of indictments...

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 sentenced...
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