On Wednesday, August 5, 2015 a Felony arrest warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Moore-Stens (Flagler County) for the suspect involved in the June 20, 2015 Burglary to the “Java Joint”, 2201 North Oceanshore Boulevard. The nationwide warrant charges the suspect with Burglary & Grand Theft.
The suspect, Joseph Coleman Hodge, 52, of Jacksonville (Florida), is currently in custody in Ware County, Georgia on Burglary charges from numerous Law Enforcement agencies. Hodge is considered a suspect and/or person of interest in connection with Burglaries that have occurred in Jacksonville Beach (Florida), Gainesville (Florida), Nassau County (Florida), Camden County (Georgia) and Charlton County (Georgia)
“Our case is solved and the person responsible for the crime gets to answer for it ’” said Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “The cooperation of everyone involved in this case was exemplary and it truly was a team effort.”
The Flagler Beach Police Department “Attempt to Identify” bulletins in this case were distributed to the local media as well as City, County and State Law Enforcement agencies in Central and Northeast Florida. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Northeast Florida Fusion Center provided valuable assistance by broadcasting our bulletin to agencies in Georgia. Doughney said that “the efforts of the analysts from the Northeast Florida Fusion Center was paramount to this case coming to a successful conclusion.”
“Captain Jones from Charlton County (Sheriff’s Office), Georgia contacted our agency and advised that he’d seen our bulletin and believed that our suspect was in custody in Ware County” Doughney said. “The investigation progressed after hearing from Captain Jones and we’re thankful to all of our Law Enforcement partners for helping us with this case.”
Hodge is being held in Ware County, Georgia at this time and the bond on his arrest warrant for this case is $20,000. Doughney said that “This case is a great example of Law Enforcement Officers working diligently, networking and extending our efforts across multi-jurisdictional borders in order to solve a case.” For additional information regarding this case, please contact Captain Doughney at 386- 517-2023.