GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL — Deputies with the United States Marshals Service arrested a man in Texas in connection to a 2019 murder, bringing the total number of people arrested in this investigation to seven. Deputies arrested Doug Roe, Jr. on a Clay County Sheriff’s Office warrant on November 10th. CCSO detectives believe Roe is one of the people connected to the murder of Stephen Perry.
On November 21, 2019, CCSO deputies responded to Bills Way in Keystone Heights in response to an assault call. When they arrived, they found signs of a struggle but no victim. Later that night, deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported a man identified as Stephen Perry was found badly beaten on the porch of an unrelated home near the Clay County/Putnam County line. Medics transported Perry to the Orange Park Medical Center, where he died several days later. A medical examiner ruled his death as a homicide.
Our detectives worked tirelessly on the investigation, which took them to multiple states, including New York, Texas, and Georgia. Altogether, our detectives secured arrest warrants for seven people in connection to the murder. At this time all individuals are in custody and we hope this can help in the closure process for the family. Caleb Roe, Kalvin Roe, Travis Roe, Doug Roe, Jr., and Augustino Morales are charged with murder. Alexsandria McNabb and Jesse Roe are charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Our detectives learned Perry had given Alexsandria McNabb, who was dating K. Roe at the time, shoes for her son. Roe became jealous and made threats to Perry on Facebook Messenger and over text messages.
Sheriff Michelle Cook says, “Our detectives worked relentlessly to bring this investigation to a close. We’re grateful for the partnership we have with the State Attorney’s Office and for the assistance of other law enforcement agencies. Our SWAT team was also utilized several times in this investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go to Mr. Perry’s family, and we are glad to be able to bring this very violent crime family to justice. We will never stop working to hold people who break the law in our county accountable.”