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Public Safety

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Police are investigating the Feb. 2 shooting of a Middleburg man, apparently shot through an open window of his home.

John R. Engelman, 53, was shot twice in the back as he and his wife were sitting in the living room of their home in the 2400 block of Burns Drive, said a Clay County Sheriff's Office report. He was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville, the report said, and treated and released.

Engelman and his wife, Annette Lewis, 54, were preparing to go to bed about 10:21 p.m. when she saw a small vehicle turn around in their driveway. She then heard two gunshots, the report said.

One struck Engelman in the right shoulder area of his back, the other in the middle of his back, the report said.

A search of the area outside the living room window turned up a footprint and two shell casings.

A 46-year-old Orange Park man was arrested after he confirmed to police a 7-year-old girl's complaint that he molested her during a visit to her home.

Michael Bradley Webb, of the 100 block of Vanderford Road near Orange Park, was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation, said a Clay County Sheriff's Office report.

The girl told her mother about the incident, which occurred Jan. 11 when Webb was visiting her home and accompanied her to her bedroom to see her bird, the report said. The girl said -- and Webb later admitted to police -- that he massaged her shoulders, fondled her breasts and grabbed her buttock, the report said.

A Middleburg man stopped by a sheriff's deputy for a traffic violation was arrested after the deputy discovered the man was wanted on felony charges.

Roy Dwayne Clark, 23, of the 2500 block of Angelica Avenue, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with felony criminal mischief and discharging firearms. He was also given a warning for the traffic violation, running a stop sign, said a Clay County Sheriff's Office report.

An Orange Park man was arrested Monday after Books-A-Million employees told police they witnessed him and another person steal books from the Orange Park Mall store. …

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