• Jacksonville Sheriff's Office searching for man who allegedly abducted teen

    By: Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for Patrick Felton, 38, in reference to an Amber Alert regarding the whereabouts of a 13-year-old boy. The boy has been located, but Felton has not yet been found by authorities.

    On Saturday night, police were called after Felton allegedly got into a fight with the boy's mother. Felton dropped her off at Baptist North Medical Campus located at 11250 Baptist Health Drive.  

    Felton would not let the boy exit the vehicle and drove off with him. The boy's mother called the suspect, demanding he return the 13-year-old.  

    Felton confirmed he had the boy and hung up the phone, police say. Felton would no longer answer his phone, and police were able to locate his abandoned car on Redpoll Avenue. They later found the boy, but not Felton.

    Action News Jax found records showing Felton has a lengthy criminal history, including carjacking with a deadly weapon, which he served 20 years for.

    He was released from prison in January 2019, then he violated his parole, got arrested, and was released again in August 2019. 

    Now JSO is looking for him concerning his involvement in this abduction. 

    Anyone with information about Felton's whereabouts should contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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