Office to host Alumni Celebration

Office to host Alumni Celebration

It’s time to celebrate. For the first time ever, the State Attorney’s Office will pay homage to the group of people who have made the office the respected, preeminent fixture of the local criminal justice system. It is the employees themselves, past and...
Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Fleeing

Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Fleeing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net Aug. 3, 2018 JACKSONVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ARMED ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED FLEEING State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Alejandro Antonio Perez, 22, of...
Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 3 for First-Degree Murder

Fourth Circuit Grand Jury Indicts 3 for First-Degree Murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net July 12, 2018 FOURTH CIRCUIT GRAND JURY INDICTS 3 FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a grand jury of indictments...
Human Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Will Serve 10 Years in Prison

Human Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Will Serve 10 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net July 11, 2018 HUMAN TRAFFICKER PLEADS GUILTY, WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Patrick Lawrence Trottie, 44, of...
Wright-Conner Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in 2015 Killing

Wright-Conner Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in 2015 Killing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Chapman Phone: (904) 255-3004 Cell: (904) 524-6626 ChapmanD@coj.net June 15, 2018 WRIGHT-CONNER FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN 2015 KILLING State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Tammy Shereese Wright-Conner, 44, of...
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...
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: https://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...
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