Twin brothers arrested in Newberry

Staff report

NEWBERRY, Fla. – Jimmy William Hayes, 50, of Trenton, and Johnie Steven Hayes, 50, of Newberry, were arrested early this morning after Johnie allegedly interfered with Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies who were arresting Jimmy on a warrant.

Deputies went to a Newberry home to arrest Jimmy on domestic battery and domestic assault charges out of Gilchrist County and made contact with Johnie at the back door of the home. Johnie allegedly said that Jimmy is his twin brother and that he was in High Springs at a friend’s house. He said the only other person inside the residence was his mother.

However, deputies at the scene could see through a window that Jimmy was walking around inside the home, and he was also reportedly seen sitting at a table inside the home.

A deputy told Johnie not to go back inside the home, and Johnie reportedly replied, “It’s my twin brother, man,” and quickly went inside, locking the door behind him.

After deputies made multiple announcements that both brothers were under arrest, Jimmy came out of the residence and Johnie quickly shut the door behind him. Johnie reportedly continued to refuse commands to come out of the house until deputies spoke with him on the phone; he reportedly came outside shortly after the phone call.

Johnie has been charged with resisting arrest without violence. He has a federal criminal history; Judge Thomas Jaworski released him on his own recognizance.

Jimmy remains in the Alachua County Jail on the Gilchrist County warrant.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Therein lies part of the problem. Although people recognize and acknowledge a crime/wrongdoing, they still seek to defend the perpetrator simply because of a relationship or some other characteristic they feel obligates them to. Let LEOs and the court system do it’s work, hopefully the right verdict will be handed out, even better if no one gets hurt in the peocess.

  • Judge Thomas Jaworski Is a F-ing joke another one who doesn’t believe in bail just let them go

  • A lack of standards those two. In my day men wore their hair short and neat and their faces were clean shaven. They look like hippies.

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