Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the Sheriff’s Office received a warrant for the arrest of Kevin Cornelius Gardner for Sexual Battery by person in Familial or Custodial Authority and Impregnation of a Minor. On Dec. 3, 2015 Gardner was adjudicated guilty for said charges and sentenced to 10 years in the Florida Department of Corrections followed by 15 years Sex Offender Probation.
After being adjudicated and sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections on Dec. 3, 2015 the Third Judicial Court, in and for Madison County, Fl., granted a furlough for Gardner with strict requirements to report to the Madison County Jail no later than 9 a.m. on Jan. 5.
Gardner has failed to report as required and an amended warrant for Gardner now includes the additional charge of absconding. Gardner’s previous incarcerations revealed addresses for him in the areas of Orange Park and St. Augustine, Fl.
Gardner is described as a black male, 52 years old, 5’11” and approximately 219 pounds.
Any information concerning the location or whereabouts of this subject, please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 973-4001.