Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Driver Who Hit House Had Past Traffic Offenses; Police Identify Man Who Crashed into Home, Killing a Sleeping Teen

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Driver Who Hit House Had Past Traffic Offenses; Police Identify Man Who Crashed into Home, Killing a Sleeping Teen

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Jacksonville police have identified the driver of a minivan that crashed into a home killing a 17-year-old Wolfson High School honor student.

Janay Jackson was asleep in her bed when the minivan plowed through the wall in her family's Kennerly Road home about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said Ismet Sijamhodzic, 51, of the 5100 block of Acoma Avenue, ran a stop sign at the end of South Barnes Road before crashing into the home.

No charges had been filed as the case remains under investigation.

Sijamhodzic's court record through 1996 in Duval County includes 10 cases for traffic offenses including speeding, driving a vehicle in unsafe condition, driving without proof of insurance, running a stop sign and careless driving.

Teresa Stepzinski

LIQUOR DISTRIBUTOR ARRESTED AND CHARGED

A Jacksonville liquor distributor was arrested Wednesday on 70 charges, most accusing him of hiding or moving booze with the intent to defraud the state of excise taxes.

Christopher John Eiras, 39, was jailed in lieu of $2.25 million bail.

Eiras is president of Liquor Group Wholesale, which distributes alcoholic beverages in about 30 states.

He is charged with 61 counts of moving or concealing alcoholic beverages with intent to defraud the state of excise tax, eight counts of submitting false reports to avoid excise tax and one count of storing alcoholic beverages off the licensed site.

Teresa Stepzinski

WOMAN THREATENED TO KILL MANY, OFFICIALS SAY

A woman was indicted last week on federal charges accusing her of sending letters to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station and FBI threatening to use weapons of mass destruction.

Yingna Huang Comeaux is charged with four counts of false information and hoaxes.

The indictment said Comeaux sent letters to an official at the air base and the director of the local FBI field office between December and June, stating that she had stolen a large amount of industrial chemicals from the Navy. …

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