Crime

Tony Nelson Found Guilty

Tony Nelson Found Guilty

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It took the jury two days to convict former JAXPORT vice-chairman Tony Nelson.

The guilty verdict came down around lunchtime on Friday.

Nelson is with his family and not available for comment.  But his attorney, Curtis Fallgatter, says he and Nelson are in disbelief.

"We're both just in shock. Just didn't see it coming. We thought the trial had gone very well. We thought we'd done a good job communicating the truth of his services to the Port," said Fallgatter.

Nelson was found guilty on 36 corruption-related charges, including bribery, mail fraud, money laundering and lying to the FBI.

The US Attorney's Office says Nelson demanded and accepted $143,500 in bribes between August 2006 and March 2008.

Body Found on Westside Identified; Victim was 20 Years Old

Body Found on Westside Identified; Victim was 20 Years Old

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man whose body was found in a Westside ditch Sunday evening has been identified.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the body found near the intersection of Harlow and Anvers boulevards is that of 20-year-old Antwan Johnson, whose listed address was about 3 miles away on Townsend Road.

The case is considered a murder.

Johnson had been reported missing Friday.

Investigators have not released any suspect information.

If you know anything that can help, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).  you will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

One Shot, Hospitalized in Downtown Jax

One Shot, Hospitalized in Downtown Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The sheriff's office is investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue one person was shot and had to be transported.

JSO hasn't said what led to the shooting.

First Coast News has a crew at the scene and will bring you updates on firstcoastnews.com as they become available.

Woman Arrested for Stabbing Two People at Downtown Group Home

Woman Arrested for Stabbing Two People at Downtown Group Home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Police arrested 31-year old Keisha Cabell after she stabbed two people at a group home.

Police were called to Volunteers of America Group Home on Church Street Thursday afternoon. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Cabell had been in an argument with William Benner, who said she had punched him twice with her fists.

A JSO police report said Cabell asked Yulanda Lester to get her a knife. When she refused, a witness tried to hold Cabell back and get her to calm down.

But Cabell got away, walked into the kitchen and armed herself with a kitchen knife, the report said. She came back into the hallway and began stabbing at Benner, who she cut on the right leg, according to the report. Lester accused her of stabbing her in the left arm also before Benner was able to take the knife away.

Man Wanted for Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Woman

Man Wanted for Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Woman

Wade Maurice Ford is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Female and False Imprisonment. 

Person Wanted on Drug Charges

Person Wanted on Drug Charges

Raymond Fitzgerald Cash is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for four counts of Sale or Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, and Resisting an Officer without Violence. 

Duval County Family Indicted & Arrested on Immigration Charges

Duval County Family Indicted & Arrested on Immigration Charges

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces the return of a multicount indictment against Mowafak Shahla (42), Fadi Chahla (39), Antoun Chahla (41), Fadel Chahla (69), and Nuhad Numan (60), all of Jacksonville, charging them with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and to make false statements to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The indictment also charges Mowafak Shahla, Fadi Chahla, and Antoun Chahla with unlawfully procuring naturalization and citizenship.