‘Devastated’ foster daughter shaken by details of Clay County couple’s hostage ordeal – What We Know!

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A lady raised by a Clay County couple who endured a surprising hostage ordeal informed News4JAX it’s troublesome to wrap her thoughts round her personal emotions as she processes the information of what occurred to her beloved foster dad and mom.

Shalia Richardson mentioned in a cellphone interview that she was raised with love by the Inexperienced Cove Springs couple and he or she’s devastated by what investigators say occurred to them.

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Based on an arrest report, they had been dehydrated, malnourished and affected by infections after they had been rescued Monday night time after being sure with duct tape for greater than two days in their very own house.

“I can’t even fathom the sensation that I’ve,” Richardson mentioned. “I’m simply sort of devastated.”

Aubrey Lumpkin, 46, is charged with house invasion theft, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon within the case. He appeared Wednesday earlier than a Clay County choose, who ordered him to be held with out bond.


Richardson mentioned she’s by no means met Lumpkin and has no concept who he’s.

“I’ve by no means seen him so long as I lived there,” she mentioned, explaining that she moved away about seven years in the past.

Richardson mentioned she will’t consider the couple she considers her dad and mom had been “sure by duct tape on their arms, legs and faces” and had been left “extraordinarily dehydrated, coated in feces, malnourished and affected by infections,” in accordance with the arrest report.

“They had been superior dad and mom. They liked me unconditionally. They made certain I obtained all the pieces I wished and wanted. They had been at all times there. They had been nice,” she mentioned.

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The couple, now of their 70s, informed investigators the house invasion started about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lumpkin informed deputies he and one other man broke into the house and compelled the couple onto the ground. He mentioned whereas they had been screaming, he fired two rounds from a revolver over their heads to scare them.

Clay County deputies mentioned they’re nonetheless investigating who the second individual with Lumpkin may need been. Lumpkin is presently the one one going through prices within the case however deputies mentioned it’s an energetic investigation.

Lumpkin informed deputies that when the person and girl had been sure with duct tape, he and the opposite intruder discovered the couple’s financial institution playing cards and compelled them to share their PINs.

The boys then moved the couple into their rest room and took turns going to an area ATM to withdraw money, Lumpkin mentioned. They took roughly $3,000, Lumpkin informed deputies, after which used the couple’s automobile to go purchase medication.


Based on Lumpkin’s arrest report, he referred to as 911 simply after 11:30 p.m. Monday and informed the dispatcher he “was a chunk of s***” and had accomplished “horrible issues” and wished to show himself in. He informed the dispatcher the place he was and that there have been two aged folks with him in want of medical consideration.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the couple sure with duct tape and took them to Orange Park Medical Heart the place they had been admitted for remedy.

“I don’t suppose they’re going to be OK,” Richardson mentioned. “I feel they’re traumatized. I can’t even think about in the event that they need to return to that home.”

Deputies mentioned they discovered a silver revolver within the house, just like one Lumpkin described utilizing.

Anybody with extra info is requested to name the Sheriff’s Workplace at 264-6512 or a SaferWatch tip could also be positioned.

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