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Get To Know Your Candidates for Sheriff

Get To Know Your Candidates for Sheriff

Get To Know Your Candidates for Sheriff

As part of the News 104.5 WOKV Duval County Voter guide, we sent questionnaires to every qualified candidate for office. The answers and photos here reflect the unedited responses from every candidate who chose to participate. 

The candidates listed below are in alphabetical order. Click on a candidate’s name to view their positions.

 

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR SHERIFF

 

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  • Nearly one week after a teenager was shot outside the football stadium at Terry Parker High School, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest.  Specifics of the individual arrested have not been publicly announced, but JSO announced in a tweet that information would be forthcoming.  The 16-year-old shooting victim was a student at Raines High School.  He was last listed in critical but stable condition.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s chief of investigations said the teen was walking through the parking lot minutes before the game ended on Friday night.  A group of guys came up to him, then witnesses described hearing one gunshot. The sound sent football players to the ground as the 16-year-old collapsed near the ticket booth. “Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was targeted by the suspect. Investigators have strong leads and the possibility of gang involvement does exist,” JSO Chief T.K. Waters said. The shooting happened nine months after a deadly shooting outside a Raines-Lee High School football game in August. DCPS says they will be reviewing security measures for games this summer.
  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged in the sexual assaults of at least three women over a span of seven years, authorities said.  Steven Charles Holmes, 33, is charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault, according to the Tuscon Police Department. He was booked into the Pima County Jail, where records show he is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.  >> Read more trending news Police officials said a woman went to authorities May 13 and reported being assaulted by Holmes, whom she met on a dating app.  “The victim advised detectives that the two went out on a date and Holmes sexually assaulted her,” Tuscon police officials said. “The investigation uncovered multiple victims with similar reports occurring from January 2012 to January 2019.” A warrant was obtained for Holmes’ arrest and he was taken into custody Tuesday, authorities said. Detectives continue to investigate Holmes’ past.  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told KGUN in Tuscon that Holmes, who has been with Border Patrol since 2012, has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.  “We do not tolerate misconduct on, or off duty, and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged misconduct by our personnel,” the spokesperson said in a statement.  Tuscon police officials ask anyone with information about Holmes to call 88-CRIME (27463). 
  • Violent storms and tornadoes slammed Missouri late Wednesday, leaving three people dead and pummeling the state's capital, officials said. >> PHOTOS: Deadly tornadoes sweep through Missouri >> Oklahoma flooding: 2 barges break loose, could hit dam, officials warn According to The Associated Press, a 'large and destructive tornado' hit Jefferson City before midnight, National Weather Service officials said. The twister caused several injuries, trapped residents, destroyed homes and buildings, and knocked out power to nearly 13,000 people, KOMU-TV reported. >> Read more trending news  No deaths have been reported in connection with the Jefferson City tornado, police said in a news conference early Thursday. >> Watch a video from the scene here >> See photos from Jefferson City The news came after officials said three people were killed when a 'suspected tornado' struck Golden City, NBC News reported. >> See the tweet here Tornado damage also was reported in Carl Junction, where several people were hurt, according to NBC News. One social media user shared a dramatic video of the twister sweeping through the area.  >> Watch the video here Earlier this week, storms were blamed for three more deaths – including two in Missouri and one in Iowa – and a possible fourth in Oklahoma, the AP reported. Read more here. – The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Fire danger remains very high today with the possibility of a few quick-hitting showers. But widespread rainfall is not expected for at least the next week to ten days, and winds out of the east today will likely blow smoke from wildfires to the west.  Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says it won't be as hot overall today, but the heat returns Friday through Memorial Day, with temps soaring to near 100 degrees.  PHOTOS: Brush fire burns north of Jacksonville International Airport  Fire crews are working to put out a 150 acre wildfire off Yellow Bluff Road and U.S. 17 that is only 25% contained. The Florida Forest Service says  the fire burned from U.S. 17 west to I-95 but equipment could not access the north and south edges in the marsh. A helicopter is expected to drop water on the fire Thursday, and the Forest Service says they will use a heavy bulldozer to work in fire lines off U.S. 17.  Action News Jax Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh says winds will be blowing from the east today, meaning winds will push smoke across the Interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol says they are actively monitoring conditions in the area and will shut down I-95 if they need to. If that happens, FHP says your best way around the shutdown would be U.S. 17.  Listen to News 104.5 WOKV for First Alert Traffic updates.

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