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A judge on Thursday waived court appearances for three people accused in the attempted murder of an 86-year-old man.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that three people had been arrested in the attempted killing, robbery and kidnapping of the man earlier this month.
The Orange Park Medical Center said Thursday that Clark remains in stable condition.
Douglas Cercy, 34, Jennifer Schulte, 37, and Ray Jones, 21, have all been arrested for attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping, JSO said.
"The investigation determined the victim was lured to the Westside, where he was kidnapped at gunpoint, robbed of property, including his car, and taken to the woods, where his throat was slashed," said Scott Dingee, JSO's assistant chief of investigations.
Police said all three suspects have been arrested in the past. The group was found in Boca Raton, roughly 50 miles from where Clark's car was dumped.
All three suspects are in jail in Palm Beach County.
While police said they are unable to talk to Clark because he is medically unable to talk, they had enough evidence for the arrests.
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I'm at a JSO news conference in reference to an Attempted Murder investigation leading to arrest. Streaming live @ 4. pic.twitter.com/p16l53Vi8V— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
JSO announcing arrest of suspect accused of slashing 86 year olds throat and leaving for dead. pic.twitter.com/TpInhcrFtx— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
Victim's wife reported him missing when he didn't return home from running errands, there was suspicious credit card activity.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) April 19, 2017
JSO announced arrest of 3 suspects Accused in the attempted murder and slashing throat, of left man for dead. pic.twitter.com/ewkc0etaeO— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
3 suspects charged with attempted murder, mugs not being released since the victim cannot speak with investigators.— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
Douglas cercy, Jennifer shulte, and Raymond Jones all charged with attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping in case. In custody in s. Fl— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
All 3 arrested at bus stop in boca raton, still in south Florida jail. All have priors— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) April 19, 2017
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