Palatka, FL: Three suspects have been arrested following a traffic stop conducted by Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies in Palatka. At approximately 4:00 PM on Friday afternoon, PCSO Sgt. Daniel Taylor was on patrol when he observed a Chevrolet Suburban run a stop sign on North 8TH Street. Sgt. Taylor caught up to the vehicle and conducted a computer check on the tag in preperation for a traffic stop. The check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Palatka Police Department. The driver pulled into the yard of a vacant residence and fled on foot. Sheriff’s Deputies and assisting officers from the Palatka Police Department quickly established a perimeter and the driver, who was identified as thirty-four years old Franklin White of Interlachen, was taken into custody soon after. Deputies also determined that two additional passengers were inside the Suburban and that both men were wanted on active warrants from other counties. Sixty years old Joseph Davis of Palatka was wanted for failure to appear in court in Marion County. Twenty-six years of age Justin Hollman also of Palatka was wanted by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office for violation of probation.
White was charged with motor vehicle theft, no valid driver’s license and resisting an officer without violence. Davis and Hollman was arrested on the outstanding warrants. All three suspects remain incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail. White has a bond of $4,512.00. Davis and Hollman are being held without bond
A lone suspect walked into the TD Bank, in Crescent City, Saturday morning (08/29/15 at about 9:00 a.m.) and robbed the employees of an undetermined amount of money. Although the suspect did not display a gun, he had a towel wrapped around his hand indicating he had a weapon. According to a report by Deputy Bradley Waldron, no one was injured during the incident.
Deputy Waldron’s initial investigation determined that a tall slender black male, wearing blue jeans and a black and white windbreaker with a hood up over his head, walked into the bank with some type of white cream on his face resembling shaving cream. The suspect reportedly walked up to the bank employee, shoved a bag across the counter and demanded that the employee put money in the bag. The suspect also had a towel wrapped around his hand giving the impression that he was armed.
The bank employee told Deputy Waldron that after the suspect retrieved the bag of money, he ordered the employee, as well as a second person working the drive through window, to lie on the floor while he walked out of the bank and south on Summit Street.
As of this time, the suspect has not yet been identified, and the investigation is being continued by detectives Marcus Phillips and Douglas Patterson.
An Interlachen man was arrested Thursday night (08/27/15) after he reportedly battered his ex-wife and then fought with deputies attempting to mediate the dispute. Forty six years old Patrick Darrell Cook has been charged with two counts of battery, one for domestic violence battery of his ex-wife and one for battery of Sergeant Timothy Frill. He is also charged with attempting to forcefully take Sergeant Frill’s Taser and service weapon while fighting him, and resisting the Sergeant with violence. Cook is presently being held in the Putnam County Jail without benefit of bond.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. last evening Deputy Mark Juen and Sergeant Timothy Frill responded to a reported family disturbance at Cook’s residence on County Road 315 in Interlachen. When they arrived they found Cook arguing with his ex-wife in the middle of the road. The officers separated the two, and while attempting to calm the situation, Cook became violent with Sergeant Frill. Cook was placed on the ground, but was able to pull Sergeant Frill down with him and attempted to take his Taser and service weapon.
Hearing the struggle, Deputy Juen ran to the aid of Sergeant Frill. The two deputies were able to successfully subdue Cook with no injuries. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Putnam County Jail.
Fifty two years old Cynthia Marie Ferguson, of Pomona Park, was arrested Thursday afternoon (08/27/15) charged with one count of larceny, six counts of dealing in stolen property and six counts of giving false information to three different pawn shops. She is presently being held in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $22,052 bond.
An arrest warrant was issued following the theft investigation that began on August 21, 2015. Deputy Donald Goodman answered a theft call at the Charles Beard residence in Satsuma. The victims found that someone had removed a guitar from the residence, but there was no sign of an illegal entry into the residence. Ferguson became a suspect as she had been a housekeeper for the victims.
The investigation was assigned to Detective Brian Hardeman who found that Ferguson had recently pawned jewelry, a guitar and a guitar case at three different pawn shops. The victims were able to identify the pawned items as those stolen from their residence. Detective Hardeman was able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Ferguson with the theft of the victim’s property, dealing in stolen property when she pawned it, as well as giving false information to the three pawn shops. Ferguson was taken into custody yesterday afternoon (08/27/15).
Thirty years old Corey Equon Jones, of San Mateo, was arrested last evening (08/26/15) charged with an armed robbery that reportedly occurred last May 16th in San Mateo. Jones is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $35,000.00 bond.
An initial report on May 16th , by Deputy William Gill, determined that 49 years old Fabian Pineda Bonilla, of East Palatka, had been robbed by a knife wielding suspect at about 12:30 a.m. on May 16th. A female in the car with Fabian Pineda Bonilla was not harmed, but Pineda Bonilla was reportedly beaten and threatened with the knife.
On the night of the robbery, the victim reported that he was a passenger in his car that was being driven by his female friend. The victim reported that they were driving on Sunland Drive, in San Mateo, when a man ran out of the woods with a knife stopping their car. The suspect then demanded all of Pineda Bonilla’s money while beating the victim with his fist and threatening him with the knife. After taking the victim’s money, the suspect then reportedly ran back into the woods. The victim was driven to a business in San Mateo where he called the Sheriff’s Office. Fabian Pineda Bonilla was transported to the Putnam Community Medical Center by EMS where he was treated for his injuries.
The investigation was assigned to Major Crimes Detective David Sanders who was able to identify Corey Equon Jones as the suspect. Detective Sanders obtained an arrest warrant for Jones who remained in hiding. He was located last evening in Palatka. Jones was placed under arrest without incident.