Four arrested for dealing in stolen property
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested four individuals today in connection with the theft and transfer of the gun used in the homicide of Clay County Detective David White in February 2012.
During the Detective White murder investigation, it was discovered that the firearm, used in the homicide, was stolen in Jacksonville, in May 2011. Investigation by the FDLE and ATF found that this weapon was stolen by Robert Apple then passed through the hands of Henderson, Dingler and Lemond. Investigators allege, all of the suspects knew the weapon was stolen.
Lemond ultimately provided the weapon to Ted Tilley, a convicted felon, who used the weapon on Detective White and Detective Matthew Hanlin last year. Detective White, Detective Hanlin and other members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office were investigating possible methamphetamine production at Tilley’s residence on Alligator Boulevard in Middleburg, Fla.
Robert Apple II, 22, of Orange Park, Florida
Christopher Henderson, 21, of Middleburg, Florida
Curtis “Ping” Dingler, 19, of Middleburg, Florida
Jack Lemond, 36, of Orange Park, Florida
All four subjects were charged with dealing stolen property and booked into the Clay County Jail.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information