Jacksonville and Clay County Crimes

Both the city of Jacksonville and Clay County are putting up billboards up in their counties telling criminals they will be caught if they commit crimes in either county. Both Sheriff Rutherford and Sheriff Beseler have cooperated to tackle the crime problem, telling would-be criminals if you commit a crime in Jacksonville and flee to Clay County, you will be caught by either department.

There was a concern that when Jacksonville started coming down hard on crime, criminals would spill over into Clay County. Both sheriffs are determined to reduce crime in both areas, with a “police without borders” concept.