‘I’m turning myself in:’ 911 call from man accused of tying up couple in Clay County released

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The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has released the 911 call from a man accused of tying a couple up in their for days in a Green Cove Springs home.

The suspect, Aubrey Lumpkin, called 911 Monday night to say the couple needed medical attention.

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“First of all, I’m a piece of s**t. I need medical assistance out here for this elderly couple. I’m turning myself in,” Lumpkin can be heard saying on the call. “...They know me and I’m turning myself in. I know the family.”

The 911 operator then asks Lumpkin if the couple is breathing.

“They’re conscious and breathing, but they need medical assistance,” he replies.

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The operator then patches in the Fire Rescue operator on the phone.

“I don’t want nobody hurting me, and I’m saying this now, you understand?” Lumpkin said.

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Operator: “Yes sir.”

Lumpkin: “OK, I’m saying this for the record.”

Additional operator: “Fire Rescue, what’s the address of your emergency?”

Lumpkin: “I’m just saying on record, I don’t want to be hurt, I’m turning myself in.”

Operator: “Fire Rescue, what’s the address of your emergency?”

Lumpkin: “I’m turning myself in.”

Operator: “Was it an assault sir?”

Lumpkin: “I’m just turning myself in.”

Operator: “OK. Are they breathing?”

Lumpkin: “Yeah, yeah -- are they what?”

Operator: “They breathing?”

Lumpkin: “Yes. They’re breathing. They was assaulted.”

Operator: “Oh OK.”

Lumpkin: “They was assaulted.”

Operator: “I don’t know what he’s been done.”

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One of the operators then tells the Sheriff’s Office that they are going to set up a staging area outside the home.

An operator then asks, “What happened to the couple? What did you do to the couple?”

At this point, Lumpkin stops answering questions, and the operator does not hear another voice on the line anymore.


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