Ex-boyfriend repeatedly stabs star Florida high school softball player before cutting own throat
The crazed ex-boyfriend of a popular Florida high school softball star repeatedly stabbed his former flame before cutting his own throat in a desperate suicide bid, cops said. The grisly, broad-daylight assault in posh Ponte Vedra Beach near Jacksonville was interrupted only after a courageous good Samaritan spotted the frenzied attack and intervened, according to police. Madison Schemitz, 17, a rising senior at Ponte Vedra High School, was eating at a restaurant Saturday with her mother, Jackie Roge, and friend Casey Estep when they spotted Spencer Pearson, a recent graduate of the school and a former football player. Estep told local reporters that...
Warrant: Girl stabbed 15 times in Ponte Vedra restaurant before suspect sliced his throat
In front of a late Saturday afternoon crowd at a Ponte Vedra Beach sports bar and restaurant, witnesses said a 17-year-old girl was stabbed more than a dozen times along with her mother and another patron before the suspect began "steadily" cutting his own throat, according to the newly released arrest warrant by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. ...
Police: Man burning money at Daytona Beach party shot dead during argument
A Palm Coast man celebrating a record deal by burning money at a party in Daytona Beach on Sunday got into an argument with a "music manager" who shot him multiple times, killing him, police said. The victim, Jaron Smith, 32, was found inside a Ford Mustang that crashed at...
Police: Suspect in Ponte Vedra stabbing followed victim for months
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The arrest warrant for Spencer Ross Pearson, the 18-year-old accused of stabbing three people near a Ponte Vedra restaurant Saturday, says he had been following one of the victims -- identified by family as Madison Schemitz -- for months. The warrant shows Pearson stabbed her 15 times during the attack.
‘Share, pray and show love:’ Friends identify victim in triple stabbing in Ponte Vedra Beach
Friends have confirmed the name of the main victim in a triple stabbing in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Report: Teen stabbed 15 times during attack that left 2 others injured at Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – News4JAX is learning more details about the events that unfolded in Saturday’s triple-stabbing incident in front of a Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant. According to an arrest warrant from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Spencer Pearson is now facing two counts of...
Arrest warrant issued for Fla. teen accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend and her mom
An arrest warrant has been issued for the ex-boyfriend of a beloved Florida high school softball player after he allegedly repeatedly stabbed his former flame and her mom in broad daylight before “steadily” cutting his own throat in a bleak attempt to take his own life. Spencer Ross Pearson, 18, is suspected of stabbing 17-year-old ex-girlfriend Madison Schemitz 15 times and stabbing her mother in the forehead and leg when she tried to intervene Saturday afternoon outside a Ponte Vedra Beach sports bar and restaurant. A bystander who interrupted Pearson was also stabbed during the attack, before the suspect turned...
Who Is Spencer Pearson? Jilted Ex Accused of Stabbing Teen and Mom 15 Times
After Pearson allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and her mother, he attempted to take his own life.
Fleming Island man faces felony battery, grand theft charges, deputies say
A Fleming Island man was arrested Saturday and faces charges of a felony domestic battery (due to a prior conviction) and grand theft, deputies say. Clay Woodall, 20, of Fleming Island, was previously arrested on March 2, 2022, for striking his girlfriend of two years in the face and arm, deputies said. During this incident, Woodall threw the victim’s phone and attempted to fight a witness who intervened to stop the fight, the arrest report said.
Flagler sheriff: Drunk man crashes into hydrant, attacks deputy
An intoxicated Palm Coast man crashed his pickup into a fire hydrant and then attacked a deputy before being subdued, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Frank Clement Jr., 52, is scheduled to be arraigned July 10 in Flagler County circuit court. Clement was charged with driving under the influence with property damage/personal injury, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and reckless driving.
Neptune Beach joins list of beaches that ban smoking, vaping
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Neptune Beach City Council voted Monday to pass a smoking and vaping ban at the beach and parks. The voter was unanimous. The legislation passed 5 to 0 in favor. A student, who is a member of Tobacco Free Florida, spoke in favor of the ban...
Which Northeast Florida city was ranked as a top location for corporate headquarters?
A study has listed Ponte Vedra as one of the best spots for corporate headquarters post-pandemic. The Boyd Co., a corporate site selection consultant based in Princeton, New Jersey, conducted the national study. The results reflect a growing landscape of remote work as well as moves away from more traditional hubs for head offices, like Chicago, New York City or Silicon Valley.
Friend sells #MadisonStrong keychains to raise money for Ponte Vedra stabbing victim
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Since the sixth grade, if she ever needed a pick me up, Alyssa James could always look to Madison Schemitz. "She's always smiling, and she has the kindest heart she'll always compliment you like no matter what I could look horrendous, and she'll be like you look so good today and I was like okay thank you," James said.
Gun-Wielding Florida Man Arrested After Driveway Altercation
Terry Vetch, a Florida resident, has been arrested for confronting a woman with a gun following a minor driveway incident in Palm Coast. Flagler County Sheriff's investigators claim that Vetch became extremely agitated when the woman's vehicle momentarily backed into his driveway, causing him to rush out of his house and confront the driver, who had already moved across the street.
Palm Coast City Council Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
City Council Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. Topics include a proclamation for Tag V. Bear Foundation Recognition Day, National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and more. Palm Coast – The Palm Coast City Council meets regularly to discuss and vote on official City business. These meetings are...
Clay County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Engagement Team to hold town hall meeting
A Clay County Sheriff’s Office NET town hall meeting is scheduled for June 8 and all community members are welcome. The Thursday meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Landing Golf Club (3989 Eagle Landing Pkwy.) in Orange Park. There is no cost to attend.
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