Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Jumps through Motel Window, Lands on Car

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Jumps through Motel Window, Lands on Car

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Police are trying to figure out what caused a man to jump through a second-floor window and over a railing at a Jacksonville motel.

Ronald Deshun Johnson, 41, of Henrietta Street suffered life-threatening cuts when he landed on a car parked below the room at Travel Inn at 747 Arlington Road N. about 5:45 a.m. Friday.

Johnson was taken to Shands Jacksonville. His condition was not available.

Police said foul play was not suspected.

David C.L. Bauer


A Jacksonville man who said he was robbed at gunpoint by men impersonating police officers last weekend made up the story, police said Friday.

Juan Carlos Portalatin-Abreu, 23, was charged with filing a false police report.

He originally told police three men held an assault rifle to his neck and took cash and his gun Saturday after they pulled over his car on the 1500 block of Cesery Boulevard.

He also gave a detailed account of his whereabouts that day. But the places he claimed to be were equipped with surveillance cameras, which never showed him there, police spokesman Ken Jefferson said Friday.

Cherie Black


An argument Thursday at the Winn-Dixie warehouse in Jacksonville ended with one man arrested on aggravated battery charges after workers said he fired his .40-caliber handgun inside the facility on Jacksonville's Westside.

Anthony Tabius Countryman, 18, had asked another worker to move, and the two got into an argument that turned physical, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

After the fight was broken up, Countryman is accused of leaving and then returning with a weapon and confronting the worker again.

The two men wrestled for the gun, and at one point the trigger was pulled, missing the worker but burning him as it discharged.

Michael Alexander


A Jacksonville woman was being held on $15,000 bail Friday after being accused of running after a motorist with a butcher knife in a case of road rage caused by a man trying to back a truck and trailer into his driveway. …

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