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Felon threatened brother with gun

Police arrested a Cuyler man the afternoon of April 3 for allegedly threatening his brother with a short-barreled .12 gauge shotgun during an argument at a residence on Memory Lane.

Keith Wilkerson, 32, of Macclenny told Deputy John Minkel his brother became angry because he revved the engine of his vehicle, spooking a horse that Kevin Wilkerson, 37, was riding on the property about 4 pm.

At one point during the argument, the older brother allegedly entered his house and re-appeared with the shotgun and a knife. Shortly after, Keith Wilkerson said his brother walked to an area near a pond and tossed the shotgun into the woods. The weapon was later retrieved by the deputy.

The officer noted he spoke to the combatants’ parents Alice and David Wilkerson, and they sided with their older son and insisted no weapons were displayed during the altercation.

Kevin Wilkerson was arrested for aggravated domestic assault and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

In other cases, criminal complaints for battery were filed the afternoon of April 3 naming Sharonda Tisdale, 28, and Ricky Tisdale, 32, for an attack that sent Craig Widemond, 25, of Macclenny to the emergency room at Fraser Hospital for treatment of facial bruising.

Mr. Widemond told Deputy John Minkel he was attempting to find out why Mr. Tisdale was arguing with his cousin about 3:30 when the latter turned on him, punching him repeatedly about the face.

The clash was recorded by a witness on her cell phone, and shows Ms. Tisdale striking Mr. Widemond with a “stick-like” object while he was laying on the ground.

Deputy Minkel said he was unable to contact the accused, who have the same address on Sycamore St. on Macclenny’s west side.

Mr. Widemond complained that he waited at Fraser Hospital for “several hours” and was not treated for the injuries. The report noted, however, that Deputy Johnny Hodges went to the emergency room about 5 o’clock and Mr. Widemond was uncooperative and refused to comment on how he was injured.

• A similar complaint was filed by Deputy Chris Walker the morning of April 2 against a 45-year-old male patient at

Northeast Florida State Hospital for attacking employee Opal Groves, 43, of Macclenny.

Ms. Groves said she was standing near a nursing station when the accused approached her from the rear and struck her on the side of the face, yelling “You killed your daughter.”

• In a second complaint from the state hospital, a 35-year-old male told Deputy Clements Leo he was lying down in his room when struck about the face and head by another male patient, age 24.

Theft of popcorn chickens

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Motorist wanted in two counties

A Macclenny man stopped by police for running a stop sign in the west city the afternoon of April 3 turned up wanted in two neighboring counties on four separate charges.

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‘Color (your business) Purple’ for Relay

Baker County’s Relay For Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is organizing a business decorating competition “Paint Your Business Purple” in the weeks heading up to the relay on May 2.

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