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...
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,...
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