Another JSO officer has been arrested in Jacksonville. Arnold Sharkey is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated domestic assault. Both are third degree felonies punishable for up to 5 years in prison. The alleged victim, Sharkey’s wife, told police he waited for her to leave work. Her brother picked her up and Sharkey allegedly pulled in front of them and started swerving back and forth blocking their way. Sharkey then made a u-turn, getting behind them and used his car to hit the rear corner of their vehicle. His wife then told police that he struck their car again twice and flipped his car in a ditch. Sharkey’s wife’s brother gave the same story to police. Upon being questioned, Sharkey told police he was in “big trouble”.
The state attorney’s office has not made a decision about what to file, if anything, against Sharkey. When someone is arrested for a felony in Jacksonville, the state attorney’s office has discretion on what criminal charges to bring. The state can elect to file the exact charges someone is arrested for, can reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, or drop the criminal charges all together. That is why it is important to contact a Jacksonville Felony Attorney as soon as possible after you are arrested in Jacksonville.
There are now 4 JSO officers facing pending felony charges in Jacksonville.