Former NFL Player Goes Missing In Jacksonville ‘Not Like Him’ Says Worried Mother

DUVAL COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Louis Nix, a third-round pick of the Texans in 2014 who also spent time with the Giants, Washington, and Jaguars, has gone missing in Florida.

Nix’s mother explained in a recent video that she has heard nothing from her son in several days adding she believes Nix is in danger.

“Last communication of anyone seeing him was Tuesday,” Nix’s mother said. “Can’t call him because voicemail is full and people he talks to daily have not heard from him. Not like him.”

Nix, a three-year starter at Notre Dame, was shot in December while putting air in the tires of his car. The bullet, Nix explained at the time, ricocheted off his sternum and entered his lung. He had surgery to remove it. His mother told Becker that, since then, Nix has not liked to go out. In a video posted at the time of the shooting, Nix said he didn’t want to die.

Nix’s mother said she does not believe, however, that the latest development is related to the shooting, according to BlackSportsOnline.

If you have any information about Nix’s whereabouts, contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500.

Geo quick facts: Duval County is located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 864,263, with a 2019 estimate at 957,755, the seventh most populous in Florida. Its county seat is Jacksonville, with which the Duval County government has been consolidated since 1968 – Wikipedia.

Daytona Beach College Evacuated Tuesday ‘Immediately Evacuate’

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. (THECOUNT) — Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida, is on an emergency evacuation of all students and staff Tuesday after a threat was made to the school.

On what is the second day back to school, students and staff members were advised to “immediately evacuate,” the campus, according to a school tweet.

“Due to a specific threat on the Daytona Beach Campus, we are asking that all students, faculty and staff immediately evacuate the Daytona Beach Campus until further notice. Law enforcement is on the scene investigating,” the school said on twitter.


Geo quick facts: Daytona Beach is a city on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s known for Daytona International Speedway, which hosts February’s iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The beach has hard-packed sand where driving is permitted in designated areas. Near the boardwalk’s rides and arcades, Daytona Beach Bandshell stages free summer concerts. Steps from the beach, Daytona Lagoon water park offers go-karts, laser tag and waterslides – wikipedia.

FL Middle School Teacher Soccer Coach Hayley Hallmark Arrested Sex With Niceville Student

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Okaloosa County middle school teacher and soccer coach, Hayley Hallmark, was arrested Friday for allegedly having a two-year sexual relationship with a student.

Hallmark, 35, a teacher and coach at C W Ruckel Middle School in Niceville, Florida, is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure.

Hallmark is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student between August 2018 and August 2020. Investigators say the victim was 15 when the relationship started, according to WEARTV.

The report says the victim told investigators the relationship began with texts when she was in the 8th grade and progressed to ‘sexting’ when she was in the 9th grade. The relationship progressed to multiple physical encounters at multiple locations including at the school and Hallmark’s residence in Destin.

Deputies say Hallmark was taken into custody Friday evening before being taken to Okaloosa County Jail.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says the investigation started Thursday after the victim confided in a teacher at Niceville High School. The information was then immediately reported by school officials to the School Resource Officer.

OCSO says Hallmark was placed on administrative leave by the school district the same day. The Okaloosa County School District says they immediately began working with the Department of Children and Families and OCSO to support the investigation.

An warrant from OCSO was issued Friday.

The school district says the Superintendent Marcus Chambers will be recommending to the School Board that the employee be suspended without pay pending the outcome of investigation and/or criminal proceedings.

Superintendent Marcus Chambers released the following statement:

Okaloosa County teachers represent the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, and morality. When an educator fails to live up to that high standard, we’re all impacted. Student safety and well-being is our highest priority, and we expect our employees’ conduct to be consistent with that priority.


Geo quick facts: Okaloosa County is located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama state line. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,822. Its county seat is Crestview – Wikipedia.

U of Florida Student Sophia Lambert ID’d As Pedestrian In Saturday Night On-Campus Fatal Vehicle Strike

ALACHUA COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Sophia Lambert has been identified as the University of Florida student killed on-campus during a vehicle wreck Saturday night in Alachua County.

Lambert was on-foot, standing on a sidewalk with other students, when two vehicles collided and made contact with the group on the Gainesville campus Saturday night.

An undisclosed number of students were transported to an area hospital, where Lambert was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

“We ask that you please keep Sophia, her family and her community lifted in your thoughts, as well as her classmates who sustained injuries during this tragic accident,” the online release said.

The university said it is providing counseling services and outreach to support students and staff affected by the deadly incident.

No other details of the crash were provided by school officials.

Friends and classmates took to Facebook to remember Lambert, who was a member of the UF Delta Phi Epsilon sorority:

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating the crash.


Geo quick facts: Alachua County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 247,336. The county seat is Gainesville, the home of the University of Florida since 1906, when the campus opened with 106 students – Wikipedia.

FL Man Matt Gnas ID’d As Victim In Monday Night Lake Wales Fatal Motorcycle CrashLake Wales

POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Matthew Gnas, of Winter Haven, Florida, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday night motorcycle crash in Polk County.

Gnas, 25, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Lake Wales Monday night.

According to reports, Gnas was operating a Honda motorcycle in the area of 520 Mountain Lake Cutoff Rd in Lake Wales, when for unknown reasons, he rear-ended a Mazda 6, operated by 32-year-old Austin Gladney, of Lake Wales.

Gnas, originally from Slatington, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Gnas:

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

FL Man Jared Clakley ID’d As Suspect Arrested In Saturday Fatal Molino Shooting

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Jared Cordell Clakley, of Cantonment, Florida, has been identified as the suspect arrested Saturday in the fatal shooting of a man in Escambia County.

Clakley, 30, was taken into custody after a man was fatally shot near Molino early Saturday morning.

According to reports, police responded to calls of shots fired during a domestic situation in the 400 block of Molino Rd. around 3 a.m. Saturday.

An unnamed man was found dead of gunshot wounds.

Clakley was arrested. The name of the victim was not released.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Escambia County is the westernmost and oldest county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population is 297,619. Its county seat and largest city is Pensacola. Escambia County is included in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

FL Woman Shantdella Garcon ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Orange Park Shooting Kiaun Miller Arrested Murder

CLAY COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Kiaun Shannard Miller, of Jacksonville, Florida, has been identified as the suspect arrested in the murder of a woman Christmas Day in Clay County.

Miller, 24, was arrested Friday in the murder of 26-year-old Shantdella Garcon, at an Orange Park apartment complex Friday afternoon.

According to reports, police responded to The Park at Matera Apartments at 2150 Spencer Road in Orange Park, on a report of shots fired Friday afternoon. When they arrived, Garcon ws found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Garcon was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Miller was later taken into custody on charges of second degree murder.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Clay County is located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2019, the population was 219,252. Its county seat is Green Cove Springs. It is included in the Jacksonville metropolitan statistical area – Wikipedia.

FL Airman Trevor Smith ID’d As Pedestrian In Wednesday Port Charlotte Fatal Vehicle Strike

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Trevor Smith, of Port Charlotte, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in Charlotte County.

Smith, 21, died a hero while helping the victims of a vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Wednesday night.

According to reports, Smith was operating a vehicle on I-75 near Kings Highway in Port Charlotte, when he observed a vehicle crash and pulled over to help. As Smith was assisting the trapped crash victims, a passing work truck came into contact with the scene, striking the disabled vehicle and Smith around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith, a Navy Airman, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with family members and friends at this difficult time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Charlotte County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,978. Its county seat is Punta Gorda. Charlotte County comprises the Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the North Port-Sarasota, FL Combined Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

FL Woman Jenny Lenzini ID’d As Victim In Saturday North Port Double-Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Jenny Lenzini, of Fort Myers, Florida, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday double-fatal motorcycle crash in Sarasota County.

Lenzini, 26, was killed along with an unidentified male in a single-motorcycle crash near North Port Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, Lenzini was traveling as a passenger on a BMW motorcycle, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway in the area of Plantation Boulevard and Panacea Boulevard in North Port Sunday afternoon. The bike then came into contact with a tree.

The male operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Lenzini was transported to an area hospital where she later passed away of injuries suffered in the crash.

Lenzini was a reporter for NBC2 & ABC7 since July 2020.

She is survived by five siblings.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Lenzini:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Sarasota County is located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast. As of the 2010 US Census, the population was 379,448. Its county seat is Sarasota and its largest city is North Port with an estimated 2018 population of 68,628 – Wikipedia.

Shooting Reported Jacksonville Amazon Fulfillment Center Tuesday Night

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (THECOUNT) — A shooting has reportedly occurred Tuesday night at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

The shooting was reported at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday night.

Further details were not immediately made available.

There were reports of numerous a large police presence outside the building.

A woman, who works at the center, said she heard gunshots while she was in the cafeteria. She said that she believes a man and woman were shot.


Geo quick facts: Jacksonville is a large city in northeastern Florida where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. A regional business center, it has many museums and cultural offerings. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. Championship golf courses in the area include Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour – wikipedia.