Neighbors react to Walmart groping arrest

UPDATE, 3/28/14:

The suspect accused of groping two juvenile females has been arrested, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Once booked into the Clay County Jail, Marco Evora, 55, of Jacksonville will be charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct. He will be held on $200,000 bond.

Original story below:

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Clay County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in connection to groping of young girls at a Walmart in Middleburg.

According to a CCSO press release, an unidentified man in his late 40s or early 50s approached two junior high school girls Tuesday late afternoon at the Walmart on Branan Field Road.

Around 4 p.m. the man spoke to the girls and tried to entice them to his home, the release says. As the girls were attempting to walk away, the man reportedly groped and touched them inappropriately.

The suspect is described by the victims as a 5-foot, 2-inch man weighing approximately 225 pounds who has dark hair with some grey. At the time, he was wearing a tan button-up, short-sleeve shirt with a collar and light-colored blue jeans with dark-colored shoes.

The suspect walked away from the Walmart in the direction of Branan Field Rd.

The investigation is ongoing. It is unknown at this time if there are other victims at the Branan Field store or other locations.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or if you recognize him is asked to contact CCSO Special Victim Unit at 904-264-6512.


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