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Give Wisely

You work hard for your money, and you have a big heart for others who may be struggling—especially during this holiday season. However, you would not drive down the highway throwing your hard-earned money out of the window, and Clay County officials want to remind you to use the same vigilance when making a charitable …

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Long before Officers Baker and Poncherello raced around southern California on the hit TV show of the 70s, Motorcycle cops were the subject of comic strips, jokes, and blockbuster movies. When you think of motorcycles officers (or motors as they are often referred to), you may picture a deputy hiding in the woods, waiting for an …

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    CLAY COUNTY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY CLAY COUNTY, FL – Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook announces the arrest of D’eareo Harris (18, Clay County). D’eareo was arrested on a warrant for armed robbery with a deadly weapon on October 20, 2022, and booked into the Clay County Jail. On September 23, 2022, investigators …

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From End to Beginning

How the story ends: Deep within the walls of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Michelle Cook, flanked by more than a dozen law enforcement and fire rescue officials from multiple agencies (including Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody), addresses the media, “We are here today to highlight two different cases.  The first case involves a …

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Murky Waters

Across Florida, the scene has played out hundreds of times in recent history. A driver loses control of a car and careens into a retention pond. A suspect tosses a weapon off a bridge into a lake. A boater tragically falls into a river and fails to surface. When the water claims a victim or …

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  GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL – Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Setzer and Alvin “AJ” Mercado for narcotics trafficking. On September 10, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, SWAT team, and several partnering agencies served a search warrant in the Heritage Hills subdivision and another in the Raggedy Point neighborhood on two Clay County residences. …


Dogs are in Control

You might think you live in Gator Country, but it is the dogs who rule the day at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Apart from J.P., the station mascot and support dog, the Sheriff’s Office has two narcotic detection canines at the jail, two tracking bloodhounds, six dual-purpose dogs (narcotic detection and criminal apprehension), and …

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