Thursday, June 30, 2016
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16-17052 On 6/13/16 Freddy Lee Wilson Jr, 41, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Battery Domestic Violence.

During the investigation of a reported domestic altercation, deputies made contact with the victims. The report states the defendant struck a juvenile present leaving visible injuries. It also states Wilson put a gun to the juvenile and state he would cause great harm to the juvenile and for the juvenile to fear for their life. In addition the report states Wilson struck another person at the residence causing them to fall to floor and injuring the victim with visible injuries.

Wilson was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges. 




16-17055 On 6/13/16, Brandy M Kirkland, 26, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery (Domestic) with a Deadly Weapon.

During the investigation of a possible stabbing deputies made contact with the victim in the parking lot of a local business. It was reported the defendant cut the victim's had with a knife during a verbal altercation. The victim further stated the defendant had been drinking all day. The defendant freely admitted to drinking and cutting the victim as a result of altercation.

Kirkland was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.



16-17231 On 6/14/16, Robert William Hedstrum, Jr., 62, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with DUI.

While on routine patrol a traffic stop was conducted on Hedstrum found to be operating a vehicle failing to maintain a single lane of travel and speeding. The defendant refused breath alcohol tests and was unable to successfully complete field sobriety tests. Hedstrum was continually belligerent and combative towards the deputy. In addition the defendant failed to follow commands and tried to walk into the roadway into the path on oncoming vehicles having to be physically stopped by deputies. The defendant was detained and addition citations were issued for seat belt violation and expired tag.

Hedstrum was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charge. 


16-17372 On 6/15/16, Robert Roy St. Clair, 26, of Branford was arrested for Assault, Disorderly Intoxication and Criminal Mischief.

During the investigation of a reported disturbance, deputies responded to a location in Branford. Upon arrival they observed St. Clair close to the victim verbally threatening great bodily harm and death the victim. His actions were in an aggressive manner and the defendant had the means to fulfill his threats. The victim retreated to his vehicle and St. Clair left the scene briefly only to return yelling vulgar remarks towards the victim. St. Clair refused all commands to calm down and continued to make threats to the victim. He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the incident. He was detained.

St. Clair was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.



16-17567 & 16-17659 On 6/18/16, Chad Driskell, 27, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault (2), Battery, Criminal Mischief (2), and Harassing a Victim.

During the investigation of multiple incidents involving the defendant and the victim, the report states Driskell and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation over his driving. The defendant as a result took a fixed blade knife and stabbed the hood of the vehicle and punched the victim in the face. He then slammed the car door on the victim several times striking the victim several times. He fled after this incident and returned later to the victim's residence. The report further stated the defendant stabbed the victim's tires and attempted to strike the victim with a wooden log when he opened the door. Driskell again fled leaving the knife at the scene. He was apprehended a short time later.

Driskell was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges. 


16-17664 On 6/18/16, Scottie Ray Manuel, 30, of Branford was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault on Persons Over 65 years of age.

During the investigation of a reported argument deputies made contact with both parties. The report states the victim indicated Manuel was out of control and yelling at him. The victim also feared for his safety to due the defendant consuming alcohol and being unstable. He also feared if he locked the doors the defendant would kick them in. Deputies observed the defendant being hostile towards the victim who is over 65 as well as the witness. 

Manuel was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.


16-17839 On 6/19/16, Oscar Mendez-Vasquez, 28, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with DUI and No Driver's License.

During the investigation of a vehicle parked partially in the roadway deputies observed the driver, later identified as Mendez-Vasquez slumped behind the wheel of the vehicle with the vehicle in the drive position. The vehicle was secured in park and keys removed when the defendant was awoken. Numerous empty beer cans were observed in the vehicle. He was asked for his driver's license and presented a Mexican ID and stated he did not have a DL. The defendant refused to perform field sobriety tests as well as the breath alcohol test. 

Mendez-Vasquez was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.


16-17889 On 6/19/16, Joshua Layne Robinson, 20, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Improper Exhibition of Firearm.

During the investigation of a reported reckless driver with a gun deputies made contact with the reporting person. The report states the defendant passed the victims while travelling on a local roadway when he turned around and pursued the victims. The parties stopped their vehicles and exited the vehicles when Robinson exited his with a gun pointing it at the victim's. After a brief verbal exchange, the defendant moved the weapon away from the path of the victim's and fired it several times. He was located at a residence shortly after the  incident and refused to make any statement.

Robinson was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.


16-18261 On 6/22/16,  John Darnell, 55, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Battery by Strangulation - Domestic Violence.

During the investigation of a battery deputies made contact with the victim. It was reported that during a physical altercation occurred with a minor and the defendant placed the victim in a choke hold and at some point the victim pulled the defendant to the ground causing him to hit his head. 

Darnell was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.
 


16-18299 On 6/23/16, Joshua Waugh, 32, of Live Oak was arrested and charged with Battery Domestic Violence.

During the investigation of a reported domestic altercation deputies made contact with the involved parties. The victim's report states during a verbal argument the victim picked up their child and attempted to leave the residence and the defendant struck the victim in the face. The victim had visible abrasions consistent with the reported incident.

Waugh was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges.



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