ST. JOHNS, Fla. – Detectives are on the lookout for a 34-yr-previous man suspected of preying on two teenage women within the scholar parking zone of Creekside Excessive Faculty on Monday, based on the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Workplace.
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for Keith Kelvin Grant, of Orange Park, on two counts of trespassing on faculty property, deputies stated.
“It’s very regarding to have that on this group. It’s one thing that must be addressed instantly,” stated mother or father John Burch.
The primary incident occurred simply earlier than 5 p.m. Monday, when Grant drove into the scholar parking zone and stopped to speak to a 17-yr-previous woman, asking for instructions to a close-by park.
“She gave him instructions and he stated, ‘Are you able to please present me as a result of I do not perceive,” stated Sheriff’s Workplace Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan.
The scholar advised the suspect he might comply with her in his automotive, and she or he requested a pal to comply with them.
Once they obtained to the park, deputies stated, Grant requested if there was a quieter place they might go, which induced the woman to turn into involved and she or he drove away.
“They left him standing there,” Mulligan stated.
Deputies stated Grant then went again to the varsity about 6 p.m. and approached one other feminine scholar within the parking zone and requested if she or any of her buddies needed to go to a park, deputies stated.
The scholar informed him she was 17, and he replied that he was 21 then requested for the woman’s telephone quantity, deputies stated.
She informed deputies that she refused after which requested the person for his quantity earlier than leaving the world.
The scholar reported the incident to high school officers after which to the varsity useful resource deputy the subsequent day. She additionally gave the person’s telephone quantity to authorities.
Deputies stated they referred to as Grant and requested him to return right down to the Sheriff’s Workplace, however he refused, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
“We don’t want individuals like that round right here, round our youngsters,” stated Daybreak Raney, one other involved mum or dad. “It’s very disturbing. I feel that as mother and father, we have to train our youngsters that there are dangerous individuals on the earth they usually should be careful for themselves.”
Investigators stated Grant, who’s described as a 5-foot-10-inch black male weighing 179 kilos, had no cause to be on faculty property.
News4Jax did some digging into Grant’s background, discovering fifty seven instances — courting again to 1999 — in Clay County alone. Most just lately, Grant was arrested a month in the past on a drug possession cost.
A yr in the past, he was additionally arrested for home battery, to which he pleaded no contest.
Anybody with details about his whereabouts is requested to name the Sheriff’s Workplace at 904-824-8304. To stay nameless and probably be eligible for a money reward, contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).
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