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'Armed and dangerous' man sought in Clay accused of threatening officer with knife
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'Armed and dangerous' man sought in Clay accused of threatening officer with knife

'Armed and dangerous' man sought in Clay accused of threatening officer with knife

'Armed and dangerous' man sought in Clay accused of threatening officer with knife

Clay deputies are searching for a man considered “armed and dangerous”, and we’re now getting a better idea of the crimes he’s accused of.

We first told you last week that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was searching for 48-year-old Jerry Wayne Duggan for charges of aggravated assault on multiple people, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, and other charges. The incident report we’ve now obtained says this all started with suspected shoplifting at the Beall’s on Blanding Boulevard.

The incident report says Duggan and two other white male suspects were seen on surveillance driving up to the store, going inside, and picking up $104.50 worth of clothing. The video shows Duggan removing the anti-shoplifting tags and putting the clothing down his pants while the two other men stand watch.

A Loss Prevention officer was watching, and stopped the three men after they left the store without paying for the items. The report says Duggan took the clothes out of his pants, and all three suspects fled on foot.

The LPO waited at the vehicle for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and, in the interim, Duggan came back. The incident report says Duggan displayed a knife and ordered the LPO to get away, then driving off in a dark colored vehicle with Florida tag 001 RYH.

The Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle was seen nearby, and two detectives attempted a traffic stop. Duggan didn’t stop, however, and the incident report says he caused a traffic accident while fleeing- nearly striking one detective and striking the other in the hand.

CCSO considers Duggan “armed and dangerous”. He has prior arrests in Nassau County and Jacksonville.

If you have any information about Duggan, you’re asked to contact local law enforcement.

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