Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

4-Foot-11, 110-Pound Woman Jailed on Domestic Battery Charge

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

4-Foot-11, 110-Pound Woman Jailed on Domestic Battery Charge

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Jacksonville police arrested a senior court clerk Sunday on a domestic battery charge after her husband said she bit and scratched him.

The 4-foot-11, 110-pound woman told police she bit her husband's arm after the 5-foot-5, 220-pound man grabbed her around the neck, an allegation the man denied, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

Jessie B. Frison, 49, who works in the Duval County clerk of courts' juvenile division, was released from jail on her own recognizance Monday, according to police and jail records.

Bridget Murphy



A Clay County Sheriff's Office detective has resigned amid an internal investigation about whether he had an improper relationship with a confidential informant.

Allegations against detective Robert Smith were sustained by the review, according to records released Monday by the Sheriff's Office.

Smith was accused of having a sexual relationship with a confidential informant and arresting the father of her child based on information she provided, according to records.

Smith arrested the woman's former boyfriend on Aug. 14 on burglary and theft charges and then went camping with the woman the weekend of Aug. 19, according to the internal affairs report. There is no indication the situations were connected.

"While there is no evidence to support ... Smith's motives were to put [the boyfriend] in jail for personal gains ... [the] arrest has an overwhelming aura of impropriety," the internal affairs summation said.

There is no indication any laws were violated because of his involvement, authorities said.



The Shands Bridge was closed for three hours Monday when two dump trucks collided, spilling several gallons of diesel fuel into the St. Johns River, according to authorities.

Traffic backed up for three miles during the closure, which started at 1:30 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper said.

The Environmental Protection Agency handled the fuel spill in the water, he said.

Authorities didn't report any serious injuries but cited one of the drivers for careless driving.

Bridget Murphy



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