Friday, July 24, 2009

Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Arrest Jacksonville Man involved In A Shooting


MEDIA RELEASE

Date: July 24, 2009

Time: 8:30 AM

Chiefland, Florida-On July 22, 2009 the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Benjamin F. Glover for aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated domestic violence.

On July 18, 2009 the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigated a shooting in their jurisdiction. The investigation revealed that Glover went to his mother in laws residence and shot through the front door and entered the residence. Upon entry Glover shot his nephew multiple times and then turned the gun on his wife and shot her several times. Glover left in a 1998 green Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

On July 22, 2009 the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the US Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) in locating and arresting Glover for the Duval County warrant. The Task Force members from Levy & Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Gainesville Police Department and the US Marshals Service began the manhunt. At 9:05 PM Glover's vehicle was located at Manatee Springs Motel and he was apprehended without incident.

During the investigation members of the FRFTF observed Edwin Henry standing in the parking lot with Glover. Henry threw a white pill bottle containing crack cocaine and one blue pill that was later identified as Loritab a schedule III narcotic. Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force also charged Henry for two counts of possession/sale of crack cocaine for undercover buys that were made in the Chiefland area in April 2009. During the round up the Task Force arrested Amanda Robinson when they observed her standing in front of room number 110 with the above defendants. Robinson dropped several pills on the ground that was later indentified as ecstasy. Brianne Sweeney was arrested at the Manatee Springs Motel on a Union County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked.

Upon the investigation concluding at the motel the FRFTF members responded to 1014 NW 18 Ave Chiefland in attempt to locate the gun that was used in the Jacksonville shooting. Agents were unable to locate the gun but did find Jonathon Clemons hiding in the bedroom. Clemons was arrested on a Levy County warrant for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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