A 28-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man is behind bars in Duval County jail on charges of armed sexual battery and home invasion robbery following a sexual assault of a Jacksonville woman in her Beach Boulevard home on Monday.
Travis Christopher Jakubowski of 202 Pablo Road was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 11 p.m. Wednesday on those charges as well as false imprisonment. According to Duval County jail records, Jakubowski remains behind bars and is ineligible for bond.
JSO deputies responded to a reported sexual battery in the 10900 block of Beach Boulevard at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday. The investigation concluded that an unknown suspect forced his way into the victim’s home and proceeded to sexually assault her. The victim suffered injuries to her right hand and was transported to Baptist Health for stitches. Following the incident, JSO obtained and released a detailed description of the suspect.
Lieutenant Sharon Scott, the head of JSO’s special assault unit, explained in a news conference Thursday that JSO received a tip from Baker County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a similarly suspicious incident that occurred in their jurisdiction. Detectives from both offices, she said, worked together in obtaining video surveillance that showed Jakubowski and his vehicle.
Detectives were then able to locate the same vehicle on video from a camera near the scene of Monday’s home invasion. They also found witnesses that said the same vehicle was in the neighborhood at the time, and that the driver matched the description of the suspect.
Upon releasing this information, Scott said Jakubowski was identified as the suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. JSO located the man at the home of a family member in Jacksonville’s Southside.
“This case is a prime example of exemplary work by the officers and the deputies who work daily to keep our citizens safe and work to put violent offenders behind bars,” said Scott. “We also want to say to our victim, who is a survivor, ‘you showed great resilience.’”