Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 Cousins

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 Cousins

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A suspect in the Monday shooting deaths of two women in Jacksonville was arrested Wednesday night in Savannah.

Authorities found Terrell Stewart, 20, at a home and took him into custody without incident, said Tom Morefield of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Stewart had relatives in Savannah, Morefield said.

"He was a dangerous person but we were comfortable knowing he would be here."

Stewart is charged with killing Tashanda Jones, 20, and Janet Mincey, 33, both of Lake City, in the Grand Park neighborhood.

Earlier, Jacksonville police recovered the Ford minivan that was taken from the women, who were cousins. The Sheriff's Office would not elaborate on where the vehicle was found.

Savannah Morning News


The remains of someone who Jacksonville police believe was reported missing four years ago were pulled from a car found submerged Tuesday in the lake in front of Mandarin High School.

Police don't suspect any foul play involved in the death.

The submerged vehicle was reported to the Sheriff's Office about 4:30 p.m., and the police dive team responded. After the vehicle was pulled from the lake, a body was found inside.

Police said the missing-persons case is from 2006 in another jurisdiction but did not elaborate. It wasn't clear Wednesday how long the vehicle had been there.

Dan Scanlan


An apparent hankering for fast-food chicken led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Jacksonville woman Tuesday night after the manager of the Town Center's Pollo Tropical restaurant was hit by a car cutting into its drive-through line.

Jatasha N. Jefferson of the 1400 block of East 27th Street is charged with aggravated assault, according to jail records.

Witnesses said the Jeep driver tried to cut in line about 7 p.m. at the restaurant at 4863 Town Center Parkway. So manager Charles Phillips, 53, told her she had to "go to the back of the line like everybody else," according to the arrest report. But she continued to pull in between other cars.

Phillips got into the line of cars to stop the Jeep, but the driver continued and hit his left knee. …

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