19 YEAR OLD MALE STUDENT ARRESTED
A college student was arrested by the University of North Florida Police Department after a victim and witness reported Cage William Edwards had threatened the victim with a gun. The recently released Arrest and Booking sheet gives details into the investigation and arrest of Edwards on October 20, 2017. The incident occurred in the dorms located on campus at UNF. Per the report, the victim states that he heard a knock on his door and when he answered the door the victim observed Edwards standing by the door holding a black semi-automatic handgun. Upon the victim opening the door, Edwards pointed the handgun at the victim’s chest and pulled the trigger. The victim describes hearing a clicking sound when the trigger was pulled.
The victim contacted a friend who lives a few rooms down through the social media outlet “Snap-Chat.” At the victim’s request the friend came over to the victim’s dorm room. While walking the friend passed by Edwards’ dorm room which had the door open. The friend observed through the open door, Edwards with a lot of marijuana, money, and a black semi-automatic handgun in plain view on the floor. After the friend arrived at the victim’s dorm room, the two decided to go to the on campus police station.
Upon arriving at the UNF police station the victim and friend told the officers what had happened and what they had each observed. Further, the friend stated to the police that Edwards and the friend share “Snap-Chat,” videos online. The friend was able to provide videos of Edwards smoking marijuana and possessing a black semi-automatic handgun in what appears to be the dorm room Edwards resides in.
UNF PD responded to Edwards’ dorm room and detained him. Edwards’ gave consent to search the dorm room as well as Edwards’ motor vehicle. The search revealed Marijuana in Edwards’ front pocket, a black box with marijuana residue, a glass pipe with residue, several baggies with marijuana residue, plastic jars with marijuana residue, several containers with marijuana residue, wax paper with marijuana residue, and a black gun safe. When asked about the gun safe, Edwards stated that he did not have a key to access the safe. Per the report, a firearm was not recovered by the Police.
UNF PD interviewed Edwards about the incident. Pursuant to Florida’s public records law confessions or statements from suspects must be redacted. It appears Edwards denied having the gun or anything illegal on campus when asked twice by the authorities. The next part is redacted, which leads one to believe that some form of confession was made regarding either the marijuana or gun involved in the case. It appears Edwards gave the name of “Yobi” as being a student at UNF, but not living on campus. It is not clear at this time as to what “Yobi’s” involvement in the case is, or if a “Yobi” actually exists.
What is also not clear based on the report is any motive or explanation for Edwards’ actions. It is unclear if the victim knows Edwards, or if there had been an ongoing dispute between Edwards and the victim.
After the search and interviews Edwards was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of Less than 20 grams of Cannabis (Marijuana), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Continue reading