Interlachen, FL: At approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday August 24, 2014, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Major Crimes detectives responded to 284 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Interlachen, in reference to a domestic dispute involving a stabbing. On arrival contact was made with 52 year old Ronald Allen Cormier who said he had been stabbed in the arm by his 54 year old brother Edward Paul Cormier. In a sworn statement, Ronald said his brother stabbed him when their argument over his taking a cigarette from Edward’s cigarette pack turned physical. Both men and an independent witness were interviewed during the investigation. After interviewing all parties it was determined that Ronald had been the one who actually wielded the knife during the fight and had ended up accidentally cutting himself in the process.
Edward was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the charge of battery. As the battery is domestic related, he is currently being held without the benefit of a bond. Ronald will have the charge of filing a false police report (by lying on his sworn statement) forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office.
Putnam County, FL: On Friday, August 22, 2014, The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit and Probation Officers with the Florida Department of Corrections teamed up in an operation aimed at reducing crime across Putnam County. The primary focus of the operation was to ensure persons on felony probation were abiding by the conditions of their probation and to incarcerate those found to be in violation. A sex offender was one of eight arrested for violation of probation in the Friday evening operation. The persons arrested are listed below with their booking photos above their information.
Richard Lee Brown (66 YOA)
Violation of Sex Offender Probation (Lewd/lascivious conduct victim under 16)
Reginald Barlow (50 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon)
Jamal Wright (18 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Burglary and Criminal Mischief)
Diana Hollingsworth (47 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Habitual DWLSR)
Emmanuel Ocasio (28 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Organized Scheme to Defraud)
Clyde Dias (29 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Resisting Officer with Violence and DUI)
Shayn Wright (19 YOA)
Violation of Probation (No Valid Driver's License)
Timothy Lucas Bonham (21 YOA)
Violation of Probation (Felony Battery)
Palatka, FL: Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes detectives have arrested 15 year old James Aryan Conley for armed burglary to one vehicle and burglary to two others.
Between August 8th and 15th Patrol deputies responded to three vehicle burglaries on Karen Place, Karen Court and Cricket Avenue all in Palatka. The burglaries occurred during the late night and early morning hours. The suspect made off with various items including a purse, sunglasses, a cellphone, 100 rounds of ammunition and a handgun which resulted in the armed burglary charge. It was determined that all three vehicles were unlocked at the time of occurrence. While following up on the patrol investigations, detectives were able to identify Conley as the primary suspect. During their investigation, the detectives recovered the sunglasses, a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. The investigation is ongoing and there may be additional suspects.
Conley was charged with one count of armed burglary to a vehicle, two counts of burglary to a vehicle, one count of grand theft and two counts of petit theft. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and Conley has been placed in a juvenile detention facility.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said, “I would like to take this opprotunity to ask members of our communty to partner with the Sheriff’s Office in helping to prevent crime by always locking your vehicles and homes. This case highlights the dangers of leaving firearms in unlocked vehicles.”
Interlachen, FL: On August 18, 2014 Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 113 Cypress Drive in Interlachen in reference to a theft call. The victim, 33 year old Daniel Wesley Dean, said his pants, his wallet, and his prescription medication had been stolen. Dean said his ex-wife, Kristin Brubaker had picked him up and taken him to her residence at 113 Cypress and they had proceeded to take a shower together. Dean said Brubaker finished showering before him and when he exited the shower, his pants, his wallet, his medication and his ex-wife were gone. Dean immediately suspected Brubaker and her new boyfriend, Shawn Eric Miles, of stealing his property. The following day, on August 19, 2014 Dean called the Sheriff’s Office to report that he believed Brubaker and Miles to be at 102 Tiny Avenue in Interlachen. Deputies responded to that address to conduct a follow-up investigation of the theft from the previous day. On arrival they made contact with Kristin Brubaker, Shawn Miles and Patrick Phillips as they were attempting to leave the residence in a white Isuzu SUV. During the course of the investigation, Dean’s wallet and pills of the type stolen from him were located in the vehicle along with 6.6 grams of liquid Oxycodone, three hypodermic needles and three spoons.
Kristin Brubaker was arrested and charged with larceny and the violation of probation. Shawn Miles was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of the possession of drug paraphernalia. Patrick Phillips was arrested and charged with one count of selling a synthetic narcotic and one count of the possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were transported and booked into the Putnam County Jail. Brubaker is currently being held without the benefit of a bond. Phillips is currently being held without the benefit of a bond. Miles is currently being held on a bond of $1,508.00.
Palatka, FL – At approximately 10:15 pm on Monday August 18, 2014, Patrol deputies and detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit responded to Alhambra mobile home park, 3801 St Johns Avenue, Lot 53 in Palatka in response to the report of a person being shot. A 27 year old male victim said that an unknown person or persons came to his door and shot him with an unknown type of weapon. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his right shoulder and one to his right hip. He was transported to Putnam Community Medical Center and then airlifted to Shands with what are believed to be non life threatening injuries.
In order to maintain the integrity of this investigation, further details are not being released at this time. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
At this time, investigators are urging anyone with information related to this incident to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 329-0801 or if they wish to remain anonymous, they may contact Northeast Florida Crime Stoppers at (888) 277-TIPS (8477). Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.