Mars Hill, NC — Wesley Shelton, 26, was taken into custody earlier this week after police say he rammed a stolen car through the front door of a convenience store and made off with a bunch of bath salts.
Armed with what police believe was a 12-gauge shotgun, Wesley stole a car from a residence near the M&J Food Store Wednesday afternoon, made a beeline for the store and rammed his way in. Once inside, he apparently grabbed an undisclosed amount of instant crazy and fled the store, driving the stolen vehicle back to the home from which it was stolen. Police say Wesley then broke into the home and locked himself in a closet.
The North Carolina State Patrol blocked access to residence where the crazy man was holed up and a negotiation team arrived on scene shortly thereafter.
I’m guessing Wesley wasn’t in a negotiating mood…he had to be removed from the home with the help of a tactical team and some well placed rubber bullets. And though he was able to fire off a round from his gun during the arrest, no one was injured.…Continue Reading
Fullerton, CA — Javier Enrique Perez, 19, was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy by anally penetrating him with a toy light saber, and the hand of another child, while at least two other young boys watched.
According to court documents, the attack occurred on July 28, 2008. The 9-year-old boy’s mother had dropped him off at a sitters for the evening and headed off to work. Perez, 16 at the time, was at the home, as were several other children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 19.
At some point during the evening, Perez bent the boy over the kitchen table and forced an 8-year-old child to anally penetrate him with his hand while other children looked on. Perez then grabbed a toy light saber and anally raped the victim as he struggled and screamed in pain. When the assault was over, Perez told each of the boys to keep their mouths shut.
When the child’s mother arrived to collect him later that night, he immediately informed her of the assault.…Continue Reading
Bangor, ME — Any of you remember Abraham McDonald? He was featured back in April after police say he threatened to light his grandfather on fire because the man told him he couldn’t light a pile of sticks on fire. Ring a bell? Well, it looks as if I have found McDonald’s kindred spirit…the lovely Miss Emily Cole.
According to court documents, Emily, upset over a recent breakup with her partner, was outside of her grandparent’s home Friday, pouring gasoline on pine needles. When her grandmother, 77-year-old Ernestine Cole, walked outside and told her to knock it off, Emily reportedly doused the woman with gas and lit her on fire. Afterward, police said, Emily left the residence with her mother, Cole’s former daughter-in-law, Annette Jones.
Jones later told police that she was at the home when Emily BBQ’d her grandmother, but in another room. She also told investigators she only agreed to leave the residence with her daughter because she was scared, she had no idea what Emily was capable of.…Continue Reading
Dania Beach, FL — The douche you see before you is 53-year-old Pastro Park – he was taken into custody over the weekend after police learned he had moved his 84-year-old mother out of his duplex and into a cramped tool shed in his back yard for the sole purpose of renting out her room.
Police made the discovery Sunday after being called to Park’s home to settle a landlord/tenant dispute. The tenant, 46-year-old Sheila Kennedy, told officers she had seen a lady living in a toolshed behind the building. They soon learned the woman had been living in the shed without electricity, air conditioning, food or water for two weeks.
According to the arrest report, when paramedics arrived, they found the woman to be malnourished and dehydrated. She had some sort of wound on her head and was reportedly covered in maggots and had a worm burrowing into her neck. She was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital, where Park’s wife says she is now recovering. Police are unsure whether Park’s wife was aware of the situation, and if so, what role she played.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ — Tiana Turnman, 18, and Shykeem Jones, 24, are both in police custody, facing charges of kidnapping and murder, after the two allegedly exacted deadly revenge over an apparent nookie session gone bad.
Police said between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, Turnman and five others were hanging out in the apartment 19-year-old Paul Katoa shares with his pregnant girlfriend. At some point that evening, Turnman reportedly hooked up with Andrew McConnell, a friend of Katoa’s, and the two had sex. When the lovin’ was over, witnesses say Turnman got a little pissy due to “a dispute over money exchanged during the sex act” and because McConnell left before the wet spot dried.
The pissed off woman left the apartment, only to return a short time later with a friend. And that friend, Shykeem Jones, was armed with a handgun.
Police say Turnman locked the front door while Jones ordered the others, three men and two women, to hit the ground. After Jones kicked one of the men in the head, Katoa rushed him, and the two began struggling over the gun.…Continue Reading
The child in question was transported to the hospital by ambulance on May 1, where he was found to be suffering from severe bruising to the face, head, back, penis, stomach and legs. Doctors said the child also had several internal injuries, including a non-functioning kidney. The injuries are considered life-threatening, and had he not been seen at the hospital, doctors say he would have died.
When questioned, mommy’s boyfriend/babysitter, 21-year-old Ivan Martinez, told police a “spirit” in the home was responsible for the boy’s injuries. After failing a polygraph test (miserably, I would assume), Martinez eventually admitted to punching the kid because he threw his breakfast on the floor.
Police say the child’s mother, 21-year-old Erica Mendoza, was aware of the bruises, but failed to seek medical treatment. In her interview with police, Erica initially tried to blame the toddler’s injuries on his 4-year-old sibling.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield, CA — Danielle Mailloux, 24, was taken into custody Sunday after police say she repeatedly stabbed her 6-week-old daughter with a kitchen knife. Fortunately, the infant survived the attack and is now listed in fair condition with multiple stab wounds to the chest and back.
According to Kern County Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt, the infant’s father called authorities after he arrived home and discovered the injuries. At this point, it is unknown how many times the baby was stabbed, or even how much time passed between the alleged attack and arrival of paramedics.
Police say this isn’t the first time the woman has been investigated for crimes against children. Danielle reportedly gave birth to a full-term stillborn in March of 2009 – test results showed the infant died as a direct result of Danielle’s methamphetamine use. Though the coroner ruled the death a homicide, no charges were filed because under California law, murder charges can’t be applied if “the act was solicited, aided, abetted, or consented to by the mother of the fetus.”
Danielle’s mother, Lynna Shroyer, has said that the death of that child has been weighing heavily on Danielle lately, and she was feeling a little depressed.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX — Police have made an arrest in the gruesome murder of a man whose headless body was found in the backyard of a vacant northeast Houston home over the weekend.
Noe Morin, 35, was charged Monday in connection with the death of 35-year-old Marlon Thomas - his roommate and best friend of 20 years.
Thomas’ headless, dismembered body was discovered at about 7:00 Sunday evening behind a vacant home adjacent to the duplex he and Morin shared. In the crawlspace beneath the duplex itself, sitting next to a chainsaw, police found a garbage bag containing the missing head and one arm.
Though a neighbor reported hearing two gunshots at about 10:00 Saturday evening, investigators have reported that, except for the whole dismemberment/decapitation thing, there were no other obvious injuries to the victim. The exact cause of death won’t be revealed until after an autopsy is conducted, but my money’s on Husqvarna or Black and Decker…
Police have yet to release a motive in the killing, but friends and neighbors suggest the two may have been arguing about money or drugs.…Continue Reading
Detective Sgt. Teri Gardner began investigating the case last month after the child’s parents learned of the alleged abuse and had her seen at the hospital. The girl was then transported to another hospital in Seattle to undergo a forensic examination. At about the same time, Gardner discovered Tice had sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl as well. Both girls were able to describe the alleged assaults in graphic detail.
Tice initially denied the allegations, but eventually admitted to raping both of the girls. According to Detective Gardner, ‘Tice then said, ‘I play around. I’ll be truthful,’ but blamed (the 4-year-old girl) on initiating sexual contact.”
Tice also denied having additional victims, but shortly after his arrest, another child from California came forward with similar accusations.
Tice is now behind bars, facing four counts of first-degree rape of a child.…Continue Reading
Port St. Lucie, FL — Michael Kirk was arrested Wednesday after police say three witnesses reported seeing him floggin’ his log in his SUV near school bus stops on multiple occasions between late February and this month.
When questioned, Kirk reportedly told police that yes, he does like to pleasure himself while driving, and yes, it was possible that someone may have seen him doing so.
Police say Kirk apologized for his lewd behavior, and to show how sorry he was, he penned an apology letter and asked investigators to give it to each of his victims because “he did not mean for anyone to see him masturbating in his vehicle.”
The 24-year-old wanker was booked on charges of loitering and three felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition. He currently behind bars on an $8,000 bond.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN — Meet 50-year-old Ruth Shrader – she’s accused of repeatedly having sex with her teenage godson for the past two years, beginning when he was 15.
Shrader, a close friend of the boy’s family, is also an assistant pastor at the family’s former church and elementary school teacher.
The teen reportedly told police the sex was consensual and began when Shrader treated him to a massage. As the relationship progressed, Shrader reportedly showered the teen with gifts, cash and trips in exchange for nookie.
Charged last week with statutory rape by an authority figure, Shrader has since been released on $10,000 bail.
A Memphis City Schools spokesperson said Shrader is a teacher at A.B. Hill Elementary School, but the victim is not a student. Even so, Shrader is on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The two girls, ages 8 and 10, told police they were walking by Broadus’ house and saw him standing there in all his nekkid glory. The girls told police Broadus was holding something in one hand and waving at them with the other.
When questioned, the 70-year-old man told police he totally forgot he was butt-nekkid. See, he was heading for the shower and apparently got caught up in something he saw on the television screen. The fact that he was in his birthday suit didn’t cross his mind when he stepped outside to wave hello to the young sisters.
“He said, ‘That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it,’” said Sheriff Mike Byrd.
As of Wednesday morning, Broadus was still behind bars. If convicted on the indecent exposure charges, he’s looking at up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.…Continue Reading
Fort Worth, TX — George Bradley, 32, is facing numerous charges after police say he set fire to his mother, then headed to a nearby charter school and attempted to sexually assault a teacher at knifepoint.
Bradley’s Monday apparently went a little something like this….
For reasons known only to him at this point, Bradley reportedly poured a flammable liquid on his 68-year-old mother and flicked his Bic. Screaming and in flames, the woman managed to escape the apartment to the safety of a neighbor’s home. Police say the woman is now listed in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital, suffering third-degree burns to much of her upper body.
A short time later, Bradley entered the main office at Rise Academy, announced that he had just killed his mother and asked the secretary to call 911. School administrator Audrey Saldivar said Bradley then grew agitated, locked the office door, pulled out a knife and forced a teacher into Superintendent Richard Baumgartner’s office.
“It was just random,” Saldivar said. “We didn’t know what was happening.”
In the meantime, Baumgartner had been informed of the situation and had just reached the office at the same time Bradley was locking the door.…Continue Reading
Mesa, AZ — 25-year-old Kara Mitchell was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure after a butt-nekkid romp at a Mesa cemetery Friday morning.
Witnesses say the top was the first article of clothing to hit the ground. After dancing around topless for a minute or so, Mitchell reportedly lost the pants and continued to spin and dance. Her audience? Cemetery employees, potential customers and several groups of visitors who were there to pay respects to the deceased.
When the music in her head stopped playing, Mitchell put her clothes back on and entered the administrative office where she had a seat and began talking to herself. When police arrived on scene, the woman was found sitting in a cemetery golf cart.
Um, I’ll have what she’s having, please….better make it a double. Thanks!
This story brought back memories of Nicole Leonard – she was arrested back in ’09 after she crashed a funeral, danced (fully-clothed) in front of the coffin and bonked the deceased on the head with a wand. Funny stuff….…Continue Reading
Pineville, LA — Roommates Jaya Claggett, 29, and Lequanda Brown, 26, are facing one count each of cruelty to children after police say the women bound their children with duct tape and posted pictures on Facebook.
The investigation began after police received information the women were duct-taping the children, ages 3 through 10, as a form of punishment.
Claggett and Brown apparently used duct-tape to bind the children’s hands and cover their mouths. Police say they then took pictures of their handiwork and posted ‘em on Facebook captioned with the phrase “this how we take care of our kids.”
Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Sunday.…Continue Reading
The woman’s mother called 911 at about 8:00 Monday morning to report the alleged assault. While she was on the phone with dispatchers, the victim’s 52-year-old father was walking into the cop shop to turn himself in.
According to officers, the unidentified man said that he had just assaulted his daughter with a baseball bat while she was sleeping.
“Not a homicide, and we hope that it doesn’t turn into that,” said Oxford Police Sergeant Michael Solwold. “It’s not a good scene, and we hope that everything does turn out for everybody’s sake.”
Though police say they have had no prior calls to the home, neighbors have said they often heard the father and daughter fighting at night.
The motive behind the attack is unclear at this time. As usual, we’ll keep you updated as more details are made available.
Dad Suspected of Beating 20-year-old Daughter in Oxford: MyFoxDETROIT.com…Continue Reading
Santa Ana, CA – Annamaria Magno Gana, 41, was charged with murder Monday after allegedly shooting her husband dead on Mother’s Day. Annamaria faces an additional charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting her 16-year-old son in the arm in the same incident.
Though motive is unclear at this point, police say it started at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon when Annamaria armed herself with a “high-powered handgun” and fired a shot into a bedroom ceiling.
When Antonio Gana, 72, and the couple’s teen son ran into the room to investigate, the woman reportedly fired, hitting Antonio in the chest. As her son turned to flee, Annamaria fired again, hitting the boy in the arm. Though injured, he managed to call 911.
The shooting may have continued had Annamaria’s 9-year-old son not wrestled the gun away from the crazed woman. Police say the boy grabbed the gun and beat feet outta the house to await the arrival of police and paramedics. Officers later found the gun on the neighbor’s lawn.
Annamaria was taken into custody and transported to Western Medical Center for treatment of gunpowder burns.…Continue Reading
The victim told police she was home alone at about 2:15 that morning when she heard what she thought was someone attempting to enter her home. Armed with a baseball bat, the woman called 911 and headed out of her room to investigate. Before she made it to the door, O’Berry reportedly pulled the door open and forced his way into the room. The woman told police she swung at the man, but she wasn’t sure if the bat made contact.
She said O’Berry yanked the bat out of her hand and pushed her to the ground. When the woman exclaimed that she had no money, O’Berry reportedly replied that “he was not there for the money.” Police say he then flipped the woman over onto her belly, removed her underwear and sodomized her for what she determined was “a few seconds” before running from the home.
Responding deputies spotted O’Berry running from the scene, and with the assistance of a K-9 officer, he was apprehended a short time later.…Continue Reading
Virginia Beach, VA -- Vincent Barrett, 27, is being held on a whole heap of charges after police say he entered a home through an unlocked door early Thursday morning and sexually assaulted a young girl in her bedroom.
The girl, who police say is under the age of 13, began screaming for her parents in the midst of the alleged assault, and her daddy came running. The man confronted Barrett inside the residence and a struggle ensued.
Barrett somehow made it out of the house alive, only to be confronted by Virginia’s finest. In a hurry to flee the scene, police say Barrett struck a parked car and two squad cars before leading police on a chase.
With the help of some spike strips and a K-9 officer, Barrett was soon taken into custody. And judging by that oversized maxi-pad stuck to Barrett’s neck, I’m guessing the four-legged officer did his job quite well.
Police believe Barrett had been drinking prior to the assault, but are not releasing his BAC at this time.…Continue Reading
Minneapolis, MN — Lisa Martin was arrested on child endangerment and neglect charges Thursday after she reportedly pushed a stroller carrying her infant down a flight of stairs during an argument with her boyfriend.
According to the baby’s father, identified only as D.C.D., he and Martin were arguing that evening as he walked up the stairs to the top of the light-rail station. Martin, right on his heels, was carrying the stroller holding her infant. In an attempt to shake the woman off, D.C.D. did an about face and started walking back down the stairs. It was at that point that Martin got a little stupid.
“You already got a 12- and 14-year old you don’t give a [bleep] about, and now you don’t give a [bleep] about this one!” she yelled. “I’m gonna push this one down the steps. I’m pregnant again!”
She then gave the stroller a shove, sending it and her child down the stairs. The stroller tipped and the infant fell out, landing on the concrete.…Continue Reading