EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ – Police in New Jersey have accused Amy Ochetto of intentionally setting her home on fire while her 12-year-old daughter was still inside.
Sometime around 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a house fire call on Windwood Drive in the Cardiff section of the township. They would find Ochetto’s home on fire and helped get the woman’s daughter out of the home without injury, along with 41-year-old Yeser Bekete.
The Cardiff and Bargaintown fire companies were able to extinguish the blaze and later determined that the fire had been intentionally set. Detectives got involved and would accuse Amy Ochetto of using a flammable liquid to intentionally set the fire while her daughter and Bekete were still inside the house.
Ochetto was arrested and charged with aggravated arson, two counts of aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. She is being held on $100,000 cash bail. Police have not revealed why they believe Ochetto set fire to the house.
Some have wondered why Ochetto was not charged with attempted murder if she set the fire knowing there were occupants in the house.…Continue Reading
HARRISBURG, NC - On Friday, Anthony Hardy shot and killed his neighbors on either side of his home before killing himself after a police standoff.
Police say they received a 911 call from the wife of 42-year-old Daniel Thomas Kirchner, who I was informed I may have went to high school with, stating Hardy was shooting at her husband in the backyard.
“He came into my backyard and started shooting at my husband and my other neighbor,” she tells the 911 operator.
When asked what prompted the shooting, she says she does not know. She says her husband was outside working in the backyard when Hardy walked over and started shooting, hitting both her husband and another neighbor, 64-year-old Gary Wade Stocks.
When she realizes Hardy has left, she tried to perform CPR on her husband, noticing he had been shot in the stomach, but it is too late. Both he and Stocks were pronounced dead at the scene.
When police arrived, they found Hardy was back inside his home and refused to come out, leading to a police standoff in which gunfire was reportedly exchanged. When Cabarrus County SWAT team members finally made entry into Hardy’s home hours later, they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.…Continue Reading
Australia - A woman in Australia was arrested after she poured super glue into a man’s eyes during an argument.
Police say the 58-year-old woman got into an argument with her 64-year-old roommate on Easter Sunday that turned particularly violent.
Senior Sergeant Paul Kinna said the woman allegedly tried to strangle the man and poured superglue into his eyes and one ear, then tried to set the man on fire before beating him with her prosthetic leg. Aristocrats!
The man was taken to Ballarat Base Hospital, before being transferred to Melbourne’s Eye and Ear Hospital in a stable condition. The woman has been charged with three offenses, including one count of reckless conduct endangering life.
The man got lucky as getting super glur into your eyes isn’t really as bad as it sounds. I mean, it sucks, but that was actually the one thing she did to him that wouldn’t have caused any serious injury.Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX – A fight between baby mamas ended with one woman having her leg amputated after one of the women intentionally rammed the other with a car and pinned her to a house.
According to Chris Chaney, 26-year-old Shareyll Starre Hunter is his ex and the mother of two of his children and pregnant with another. He says she took his car keys from his home without his permission, angering his current girlfriend, 21-year-old Alise Stephon Kelley, who is four months pregnant with his child.
The two women got into an altercation in the driveway, with one of the women trying to hit the other with a flashlight. When Kelley started walking back towards the house, Hunter drove the vehicle into her, pinning Kelley to the house before driving off.
Police say Kelley was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and suffered several compound fractures in at least one leg, which doctors later amputated. At this time, police are still looking for Hunter, who already has an outstanding warrant, and was last seen driving Chaney’s beige Lincoln LS with paper plates.…Continue Reading
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Police have arrested two adults and two juveniles in connection to the beating death of 21-year-old Brittany Jeffers.
The details surrounding the events that proceeded the beating aren’t completely clear to me, but according to police, at least eight people took part in the beating while many others stood around and watched.
According to Jeffers’ mother, the fight began when Jeffers’ step-sister was attacked by a neighbor on Wednesday.
“That’s when my daughter Brittany said, ‘This ain’t happening,’ and she ran over to try and save [her sister],” Emily Harvey said.
Police say a crowd of people stood around and watched the fight, but no one was helping or trying to stop the women. Sometime during the fight, according to Harvey, a man blind-sided Jeffers.
“So he just came up and kicked my daughter in the head and punched her around the temple and that is when she just fell to the ground,” Harvey said. “I ran over to get to my daughter and found her unconscious, gasping for air, and she turned blue, and I called 911 to help her.”
Jeffers, the mother of a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, was flown by medical helicopter to Grant Medical Center where she was pronounced brain dead and kept alive long enough to harvest her organs.…Continue Reading
SPARTANBURG, SC - Police say 36-year-old Tyshekka Collier is facing charges after she walked into the school office to pick up her son, who had just been suspended, then slapped the wrong child.
On Wednesday morning, Collier was called to Fairforest Middle School to get her son because he’d just been suspended. When she arrived, she saw a boy sitting in the office with his head down and slapped him in the face. Problem was that it wasn’t her son – it was a boy who was sick and waiting for his mother to come pick him up.
Collier apologized to the boy, then walked over to her son and proceeded to slap his ass silly. According to the arrest warrant, Collier hit her son in the head and face, knocking him to the ground.
Police were called to the scene and Collier was arrested and charged with disturbing school and two counts of assault and battery.
“In speaking with the parents and all the interviews that were done — the two charges for the assaults and disturbing school, we felt were the most appropriate means to go with,” said Spartanburg County sheriff’s Lt.…Continue Reading
GREENWOOD, SC – Michelle Thomas was arrested after she attacked her boyfriend with a knife, and took his prosthetic leg so he could not chase after her.
Thomas called Greenwood police to say she had just been attacked by her live-in boyfriend. She told them he was drunk and began hitting her after she threw him a pack of cigarettes. She said she ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife that she used to slash at the man when he would not stop attacking her.
She said that after she cut his hands, she removed his prosthetic leg and tossed it out the door in an attempt to hinder his ability to chase after her. When police arrived, they noted a knot on Thomas’ forehead and a cut on her hand she said she received when her boyfriend tried to take away the knife.
However, the boyfriend had a different version of what happened. Police say when they arrived, he was in the bedroom screaming, ”She tried to kill me for no reason!” Police found a large amount of blood in the hallway and bedroom, and he’d sustained a stab wounds to both his hands and his left thigh.…Continue Reading
TEMPE, AZ - Andrew Kent is facing assault charges after the 21-year-old jackass tossed vodka into a bonfire at an Arizona State University frat party, severely burning two teenage girls.
One of the victims is a 17-year-old high school student from California who was at ASU on a recruiting trip, the other is an 18-year-old female ASU student. Both girls were invited to a party at a fraternity house located off campus.
According to Tempe Sgt. Michael Pooley, the party had been going on since Friday and there were about 300 people present and a lot of underage drinking going on.
According to witnesses, the teen was standing next to a a bonfire when Kent, a junior at ASU and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, threw a vodka bottle into a bonfire. The resulting explosion set the two teen girls on fire.
Both teens suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns as a result. The 17-year-old sustained severe burns to her legs, while the 18-year-old sustained serious burns from the back of her shoulder to the back of her legs.…Continue Reading
Pittsburgh, PA – On Monday, 41-year-old Leon Walls walked inside a Pittsburgh Target and used a long kitchen knife to stab three people, including a teenage girl.
Walls allegedly ran into the East Liberty store, after stabbing Jobe Wright in the arm. Walls headed towards the restrooms at the back of the store while Wright and another man searched for him in the store, one of whom was carrying a baseball bat.
Walls ended up at the checkout lane, where he grabbed 16-year-old Allison Meadows – who was in town from Tennessee to visit family – and used her as a shield.
“You come close, I’ll stab her,” Walls allegedly warned the men before stabbing Meadows twice in the back.
“He kept stabbing her. Me and like four or five other guys, they ran and tackled him. He cut the one guy’s lip almost off. The other guy’s finger was, like, hanging off,’ one witness said.
When police arrived, they found found a group of people where holding Walls to the ground, and multiple people where suffering stab wounds.…Continue Reading
PALM BAY, FL - Kathryn Wright was arrested after police say the 58-year-old grandmother got drunk off her ass while chaperoning a bus filled with children returning from an elementary school field trip.
Police say Wright drank two bottles of diluted vodka while in accompanying her grandson, and 200 other students at Lockmar Elementary School, on a trip to WonderWorks in Orlando. On the way back to Palm Bay, Wright became belligerent and started using profanity in front of approximately 36 other students on the bus.
She got so bad that other adults on the bus moved Wright’s grandson away from her because he was getting upset. When the adults tried to calm Wright down, she shouted at the others, telling them to “get the (expletive) out of my way or else,” and pushed one woman.
Police were called and met the bus before it got back to the school. Wright was so drunk at that point, she couldn’t even walk off the bus on her own. She was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and battery.…Continue Reading
NEW ALBANY, IN — Police have arrested 18-year-old Cody Burns, accusing him of stabbing his father after he told his son to pull up his pants.
The incident happened last Tuesday after Burns’ father told the boy he was lookin’ like a fool with yo’ pants on the ground. Burns allegedly walked to the kitchen and retrieved a knife, then walked into the living room and stabbed his father in the left side of his chest.
The man was taken to the hospital where his wounds were not considered life-threatening. Another person was in the home and witnessed the assault and Cody Burns was charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon. He is currently behind bars on $75,000 bond.
Here’s a true story about my dad and how he expressed his dislike for a shirt I planned on wearing to a restaurant with the family. When I was 14, my family was going to meet other family members at a steak house. I decided that the perfect shirt for the occasion was a t-shirt that I had cut the collar and sleeves off of, and was decorated with a slew of cow bones.…Continue Reading
CLARKSVILLE, TN - A jury in Tennessee found 52-year-old Karen Jeffries guilty of assault charges after she dumped a pot of hot oatmeal on her husband.
Back in 2011, Jeffries was arrested after she dumped a hot pot of oatmeal on her husband, Douglas Jeffries, while he was sleeping in a chair. Douglas would suffer second- and third-degree burns to to his back, chest and shoulder.
Karen Jeffries was charged with reckless aggravated assault, but has always maintained her actions were made in self-defense. Testifying in her own defense, Karen told the jury that on the night before the incident, the couple were on their way to Bible Study when Douglas confronted her about going through his cell phone.
She actually had gone through his cell phone, she said, but only because she suspected her husband was dealing drugs and she was looking for proof. The following morning, she says her husband began questioning her about his cell phone again, stating he was going to hurt her if she didn’t tell the truth.
“He was angry. I don’t know if it was work-related, personal or I’d made him mad.…Continue Reading
AKRON, OH – Edwin Heatherly, 71, has pleaded guilty to assault after he messed up his neighbor with a high-pressure washer last year.
According to the Summit County prosecutor, Heatherly was using his high pressure washer to clean off an outdoor grill last June. His neighbor of 33 years, 69-year-old Kenneth Grether, wasn’t real happy with this, as the grime from Heatherly’s grill was flying over a 5-foot high fence and landing on his house and in his garden.
Grether had some issues trying to get Heatherly’s attention because Grether is deaf and mute. So he simply sprayed his water hose through the fence that separated their property. Heatherly responded to this by spraying his power washer at Grether through the fence, and ended up cutting Grether’s hands, arms, chin, neck and the area behind his ear.
After Heatherly’s wife called police, officers arrived to find Grether bleeding profusely from his face, arms and hands. Heatherly would be arrested and charged with felonious assault with a weapon, while Grether would be left with scars, including a foot-long scar extending from his chin to his right ear, along with $40,000 in medical bills.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Delaina Garling was arrested after she pepper sprayed some Family Dollar employees then tossed the canister to her 7-year-old daughter screaming, “You know what to do, baby. Spray it!”
Authorities say that on Monday, 27-year-old Delaina Garling went inside a Family Dollar Store with her daughter and son, both 7. Problem is that she’d been banned from this store after allegedly stealing from it.
Surveillance video shows Garling being escorted out of the store when she pulls out a can of pepper spray and sprays a woman in the face as she’s walking out the door. After she is tackeled to the ground, she tosses the canister on the ground and instructs her daughter to use it.
The girl picks the canister up off the ground, but either chooses not to use it or cannot figure out how. Either way, one of the employees grabs it out of her hand as Garling is pinned to the ground until police arrive.
Police would find Garling in possession of marijuana and eight Klonopin.…Continue Reading
Austin, TX – A woman is in jail after police say she popped another woman’s eyeball out of her head during a fight Saturday afternoon.
According to police, 20-year-old Talicia Morrison got into a fight with Cherry Webster and ended up grabbing Webster’s face, grabbing her eye and then “dug her fingers up in there,” which caused Webster’s eyeball to come out of the socket.
By time officers arrived on the scene, Morrison had already left, but Webster was there screaming in pain with her eyeball hanging out. So far, there is no word on what the fight was about, but the women are acquaintances, according to Austin Police Officer Veneza Bremner. ”I’m sure it was some sort of drama that was occurring,” he said.
Webster was taken to the hospital where doctors were able to pop her eyeball back into her head, but the extent of the damage remains to be seen. (*snicker*)
When police brought Morrison in for questioning, she admitted to being involved in the fight and displayed a couple of broken fingernails. Initially she said she wasn’t aware of the damage she had done to Webster, but then later stated she might have used her fingernail to pop out the woman’s eyeball.…Continue Reading
Georgetown Township, MI – Police in Michigan have arrested an 11-year-old boy after they say he abducted a 6-year-old boy last week.
The 6-year-old was playing in his front yard last Wednesday afternoon when the older boy lured him out of his yard, grabbed him the neck and jacket, then forcefully led him down the street and across some railroad tracks.
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Bennett did not give much details about what the 11-year-old did or said to lure the boy out of his yard aside from stating that it was “rather intricate for an 11-year-old to come up with.”
When the stepmother of the younger boy noticed her son was no longer playing in the yard, she went out and began searching for him. Lucky for her, a school bus driver had noticed the two boys walking down the street and felt something wasn’t right. Mainly because the older boy was leading the younger boy by the collar of his jacket, and the younger boy looked scared.…Continue Reading
Anchorage, Alaska - Police say Daniel Pirtle, a double amputee with metal, prosthetic legs, went into a Walmart and shot a manager after getting into an argument over Pirtle’s unrestrained dog.
Police say that on Saturday afternoon, 45-year-old Daniel Pirtle went inside a crowded Walmart in a motorized cart, accompanied by his unrestrained service dog. Pirtle got into an argument with the store’s assistant manager, 33-year-old Jason Mahi, after Mahi asked Pirtle to restrain his dog.
The argument escalated to the point that Pirtle pulled out a gun and shot Mahi in the stomach. Afterwards, Pirtle navigated the motorized cart through the aisles, making his way towards the store’s entrance. He was apprehended by police near the front of the store where officers took a handgun from him, as well as his legs, before placing him in a police car.
Witnesses said Mahi was conscious after being shot. “He said, ‘I can’t feel my feet.’ He just kept talking about his kids,” said a patron who rushed to Mahi’s aid. “‘My kids, my son,’ that’s basically all he said.…Continue Reading
DENVER, CO – Video captured a 14-year-old girl defending herself against another 14-year-old girl who brutally assaulted her in a Henry World School classroom.
The incident happened last Friday when the victim, who didn’t even have time to take off her backpack, was assaulted by another girl inside the middle school classroom. “I turned around because I didn’t want to fight her and she grabbed my hair,” the unidentified victim said.
The other student pulled the victim to the ground and began punching her repeatedly in the face and body. The victim says the other girl has been bullying her for a month – stalking her in the school halls, pushing her and trying to get her to fight. She says never fought back and told teachers about the situation and that she didn’t feel safe.
The victim’s mother said the school never called her to inform her of the incident, only finding out her daughter had been attacked after another parent informed her.”My daughter is the one who was severely hurt, was sitting alone in a nurse’s office and I still wasn’t called,” she said.…Continue Reading
MILWAUKEE — Cell phone video was posted on Youtube that showed Jason Scales body slamming a DMV security guard after he was asked to leave the building, while other patrons cheered him on.
The 35-year-old man had been asked to leave the north side DMV after he refused to turn down the music on his cell phone. Scales got mad and refused to leave, so a security guard stepped in to escort Scales out of the building.
As you can see in the video below, the guard has some trouble getting Scales to leave, and ends up getting body slammed to the ground while the crowd laughed and cheered for Scales. After getting off the ground, the guard pulled his gun on Scales as he finally left the building.
Milwaukee police say the man was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, but no felony assault charges.
Law enforcement expert Brian Dorow said that while the confrontation would have been challenging for an experienced officer to control, guards or officers should not touch an unruly person if they are not posing an eminent threat.…Continue Reading
CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA – Police arrested 45-year-old Michele Davenport after they say she enticed her 12-year-old daughter to fight another 12-year-old girl in a school parking lot, an incident that was caught on video.
No reports on how police originally got involved, but they released video taken at Primos Elementary School that showed Davenport encouraging her 12-year-old daughter to fight another girl they allege is her daughter’s bully.
The girls do not seem eager to fight, but after Davenport’s insistent yelling – including Davenport telling the other girl she wants to see her daughter kick her ass and informing her she would jump in if any bystanders intervened – the girls finally start swinging in that funny way girls do when they fight.
As the girls are going at it, Davenport can be heard telling her daughter to “hit her in the face!” and ”get her on the ground!” At one point they stop fighting and the victim offers a handshake to Davenport’s daughter, but Davenport eggs them on and the girls continue fighting.
“You can see [in the video] that the kids really don’t want to fight, but the mother is so adamant and profane that eventually the 12-year-olds get in a fight,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said in a news conference.…Continue Reading