Crime

Former Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Former Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Former Jacksonville Sheriff's officer, Carl Kohn was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison and a 5-year term of supervised release for attempting to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three local law enforcement agencies believe the same suspect committed armed robberies in their various jurisdictions: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Orange Park Police Department.

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three local law enforcement agencies believe the same suspect committed armed robberies in their various jurisdictions: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Orange Park Police Department.

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Remember the pizza-flyer scam talked about in January?

Police were concerned that the flimsy pieces of paper advertising $9.99 pizza pies and a 1-800 number were really scams to get hungry tourists to fork over their credit card information. Florida legislators ultimately passed a law - with Walt Disney World's backing - to crack down on flyer distribution.

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Remember the pizza-flyer scam talked about in January?

Police were concerned that the flimsy pieces of paper advertising $9.99 pizza pies and a 1-800 number were really scams to get hungry tourists to fork over their credit card information. Florida legislators ultimately passed a law - with Walt Disney World's backing - to crack down on flyer distribution.

12-Year-Old Murder Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea

12-Year-Old Murder Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 12-year-old charged with first degree murder entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday morning.

Cristian Fernandez's court appearance lasted about five minutes. Two police officers led him into the courtroom and he stood next to his public defender.

Fernandez waived his right to a speedy trial.

Prosecutors asked Judge Senterfitt to issue a gag order on the case. She agreed and ordered that no sides talk about the case with anyone, except people who they need to talk to in preparation with the case.

Fernandez is accused of killing his 2-year-old brother on March 14.

His next court appearance is July 21.

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a terrifying five minutes for one First Coast family after being carjacked in a Krystal drive-thru.

"I thought 'he's going to kill me. This is really happening. He's going to kill me,'" said Kelli Broadfoot.

Just after placing her order at the drive-thru, police said James Johnson forced his way into Kelli Broadfoot's truck- and she didn't waste any time fighting back.

"I'm hitting him and kicking him, and he's hitting and kicking and pushing," she said.

Johnson said Broadfoot hit her in the face several times, before forcing her out of the car, and speeding off with 13-month-old Lindsey still in the truck.

"When she hit the ground, she bounced right back up (and screamed) 'My baby!' It was not good," said witness Ben Kelly.

He was in the drive-thru line right behind Broadfoot and witnessed the whole thing.