• 2 Clay County firefighters under investigation

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    MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - Two separate investigations are going on at one firehouse in Clay County.

    An Action News Jax investigation exposed two high-ranking firefighters accused of serious violations. Both investigations are taking place inside Station 14 in Middleburg. Raleigh Zike has been with the department since 1996 and is now a battalion chief. According to a report, he pulled over a school bus leaving Keystone Heights High School, after a student reportedly flashed his wife.

    The report details Zike going on the bus, making threats and harassing a student. But he didn't have much to say when we confronted him. He kept saying we should ask his supervisor.

    We also uncovered a second report about a separate incident involving a captain and subordinate at the same fire station. In that report, now former firefighter Aubrey Raisor told investigators she had an inappropriate sexual encounter in Joseph Lancaster's sleeping quarters. Her husband didn't have much to say to us about the investigation.

    With two major investigations at the same fire house, we went straight to the fire chief's office to get answers. Deputy Chief David Motes came to talk to us. He says in Zike's case, they're still waiting on the sheriff's office investigation. He wouldn't comment any more on either case, only saying the investigations were ongoing.

    Lancaster is on administrative leave during this investigation and hung up the phone on us Monday.
    The female firefighter, Raisor, has resigned.


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