Des Moines, IA – Students from Lincoln High School reported seeing a man in a nearby park eating rocks Monday. That man, 35-year-old Michael Sutton, was later taken into custody on a wide range of charges. Yes… rocks.
The students apparently happened upon the weird ass scene sometime Monday afternoon. When the students asked Sutton why, exactly, he was eating rocks, Sutton reportedly replied, “I lost my meth.” This, of course, prompted them to report the incident to their school resource officer.
When police arrived on scene, Sutton was still chowing down. An officer asked him what he was eating. “Rocks,” Sutton replied. The officer then asked Sutton if he thought maybe it was a little odd to be sitting in the middle of the road eating rocks. “Well, they are small rocks,” was his reply. Oh, well in that case…..
After he was finished snacking, Sutton rose to leave the area. It was then that police noticed he had a couple of kiddos in his car.…Continue Reading
MONROE, NC — A couple in North Carolina are under arrest after their foster child was found cuffed to their front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck.
A sheriff’s deputy responding to an animal services call stopped by the home of Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper, both 57. Piles of garbage were around the home, along with abandoned and rusted-out vehicles. Chickens, turkeys, geese, two llamas and a horse were also found roaming the property, leaving the area with an overwhelming smell of urine and feces.
On the front porch of the home, the deputy found an 11-year-old boy. He was shivering, cuffed to the porch by his ankle, and had a dead chicken hanging from around his neck. Moments later, Dorian came out of the home with another child, releasing several dogs that began attacking the officer.
The deputy retreated back to his patrol car and called for backup. During this time, Dorian uncuffed the boy and removed the dead chicken from around his neck, placing the dead animal on a barrel.…Continue Reading
Granbury, TX - These two were sentenced earlier this month, but I totally missed the story and figured I’d post an article that ends on a good note for change. Justin and Brittany Alston, both 21-years-old, were sentenced to 60 years in prison after teens notified an adult that the couple were starving their 9-month-old baby.
Last December, several teenagers were at a party at the Alstons’ mobile home when they heard Riley crying. When Justin refused to check on his son, a 17-year-old at the party went into the boy’s room and found him emaciated and lying in urine, feces and vomit. His skin was flaking off his body, his bones were showing through his skin, and one of his socks had fused to his foot.
“I was furious and I was shaking and I was breathing hard and I was trying to be as gentle as I could with this baby because I felt like if I just moved a certain way this baby would break. He was so fragile and little,” Magon Rutledge said.…Continue Reading
CHARLOTTE, NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged an 11-year-old boy and his mother in connection with the death of a 7-month-old.
According to investigators, 33-year-old Wendy Johnson left her home to run a 45 minute errand, leaving her older son to care for his little brother, Camden Johnson. When she returned home, she found Camden unresponsive in his crib. Camden was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead. Camden reportedly had a hemorrhage to the right eye, injuries to both cheeks, his forehead, nose, back of his head, and to his lip.
Police would first question Wendy, then charge her with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse causing serious bodily injury. However, her older son would later admit to police that he was the one who’d caused his brother’s fatal injuries, using a doll to show how he’d picked up his brother and dropped him on his head three times. He said he put his brother back in his crib and poured water on him in an effort to revive him.…Continue Reading
Russellville, AR - Police responding to a call of a possible shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot found a man who’d been shot in the back with a shotgun. The suspect? The man’s toddler.
It’s being reported that the child was climbing into his father’s truck with the help of an older child, and grabbed on to an unsecured, loaded shotgun in the process. The toddler accidentally pulled the shotgun’s trigger, shooting his father, identified as Monty Wheeler, in the back. Wheeler was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center by EMS and has since been released in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, but I hope to at least see a charge of child endangerment. Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons said they will decide what charges, if any, will be filed once they have all the facts.
Wheeler lists his employer as the Dardanelle Police Department, so you’d expect he’d know how to better store and protect his weapons around children. On Oct. 31st, Wheeler shared a photo on Facebook that shows a child saying “Thank you daddy for Loving me enough to carry a gun.”
I am by no means against ownership of guns for protection or concealed carry, but if you are going to carry or even own a weapon of any kind, please learn and practice safe storage.…Continue Reading
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS - A Mississippi woman was arrested after she allegedly tried selling her 4-month-old baby boy to a woman in Louisiana she met over Craigslist.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department say they were contacted after 23-year-old Bobbie Stojic posted an ‘In Search of’ on Craigslist for baby clothes. A woman in Louisiana contacted her and the two women formed a relationship and began texting each other.
The woman in Louisiana said that after Stojic gave her a sob story about financial difficulties and possibly being evicted from her home, she offered to help care for Stojic’s 4-month-old. Stojic had a better idea, and texted the woman: “Well, for $5,000 you can have the child. Come and get him.”
The woman was interested, but replied that if Stojic wanted to relinquish her parental rights, they would need to go through the legal adoption process. Again, Stojic had a better idea and replied that there was no need for all that red tape, and that the woman could put the baby on layaway – $600 now, and then work out the remaining balance later.…Continue Reading
BARRIE, Ont. — It’s been awhile since we’ve had anything worth reporting out of Canada, but when we do, you can count on it being pretty messed up. In this case, three friends are facing a cornucopia of sex-related charges that include child pornography and bestiality.
Shayne Lund, 22, is facing 110 charges, including counselling and conspiring to kidnap a child, making and selling child pornography, invitation to sexual touching, voyeurism, sexual assault and bestiality.
His two friends, 19-year-old Kathryn Thompson and 20-year-old Avery Taylor, are each facing 16 charges that include child pornography and bestiality.
What exactly this trio has been up to has not been revealed in detail, but investigators say they have identified at least five child victims between the ages of two and 10. Comments from some people close to the case will have you imagining the unimaginable.
One woman told police that her 5-year-old daughter is one of the alleged victims, and that she often used Taylor as a babysitter. She said she was horrified to learn that her child has been sexually abused and that pictures of the abuse may be circulating the Internet.…Continue Reading
ORANGE CITY, IA – A daycare worker has been accused of killing a 3-year-old girl because the toddler would not remove her coat.
Autumn Elgersma died on Halloween, two days after being admitted to the hospital suffering from a head injury she received at her daycare. According to 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp, the owner and operator of the in-home daycare, Autumn had fallen down some stairs shortly after being dropped off Tuesday morning.
After receiving a call from Sapp about her daughter’s accident, Jennifer Elgersma took Autumn from Sapp’s home and rushed her to the hospital where doctors discovered the little girl had a fractured skull and brain trauma. When Sapp was presented with evidence that Autumn’s injuries were not consistent with a fall down down some stairs, Sapp admitted she’d thrown the girl to the floor after she refused to take off her coat.
Sapp was arrested and initially charged with willful injury and child endangerment resulting in serious bodily injury. Since Autumn died from the injuries inflicted on her by Sapp, those charges will be upgraded as soon as the girl’s autopsy is completed, according to Orange City Police Chief Jim Pottebaum.…Continue Reading
DANBURY, CT – A couple in Connecticut are in jail after investigators said they forced a 9-year-old girl to bark while wearing an electric dog collar as punishment for a bad progress report from school.
Eduardo and Paula Montanez were arrested after the girl told her teacher she was having problems at home, then described the electric dog collar incident. She said her stepfather and mother were upset about her progress report, so Eduardo put a PetSafe barking collar around her neck and made her bark so she would get shocked. Her mother was there when this happened, she said, but did nothing to stop it.
The girl said it only happened once, but marks on the girl’s neck lead investigators to believe that the shock treatment was a common method of punishment used in the home. The girl also told police that she’d been beaten by her parents several times. After a joint investigation between Department of Children and Families and Danbury police, the couple were arrested five days later.…Continue Reading
KENOSHA, WI – A drunk man dressed as a clown has been accused of dangling a boy over a railroad overpass early Sunday morning.
According to police, 33-year-old Antonio Brown came home drunk after attending a Halloween party Saturday night. Still dressed as a clown, he told his girlfriend’s two kids that he wanted to go walk the train tracks, something they had all done before.
As he and the two boys – ages 13 and 8 – walked along the tracks, Brown continued drinking alcohol. The boys said Brown was “acting strange” and ended up making them drink the alcohol to the point that one of the boys threw up.
When the younger of the two boys got scared and wanted to go home, Brown got angry. The two boys took off running with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown caught up to the older boy, grabbed him, picked him up and hung him upside down from an overpass. “If you try that again, I’m going to drop you,” he allegedly informed the boy.…Continue Reading
San Antonio, TX – A woman in Texas has been accused of ripping open her 6-year-old son’s scrotum, then using superglue to try and close the wound.
Investigators say that last month, 33-year-old Jennifer Marie Vargas grabbed her son’s package and jerked hard enough to rip open his ballsack. Instead of seeking medical treatment for her son’s injury, Vargas used a bit of World War II ingenuity.
She first cleaned the gaping wound with alcohol then applied superglue to his scrotum until the bleeding stopped. Afterwards, she stuffed his underwear with paper towels and told him to go to bed. As you can imagine, it’s pretty tough to sleep when your testicles are trying to pop out of a rip in your scrotum.
The boy was crying in his bed when his father returned home at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, where his father is stationed. He found that his son had blood in his underwear and took him to the hospital to treat the 1.5 inch (!) tear to his scrotum.…Continue Reading
Wish there was a way those worm-ridden kids could help contribute some dough to the household instead of just complaining about their teeth falling out into the sink?
Well, just do what the following couple in Tennessee did, and introduce your kids to the exciting world of child pornography!
The investigation into 40-year-old Connie McCall and her husband, 61-year-old Ronnie McCall, began in the summer of 2012. That’s when authorities were investigating claims of child neglect in regard to the couples’ four children, ages 5 to 16.
The trailer where the family lived was described as “filthy and deplorable” by Investigator Debbie Dunn with the Johnson City Police Department. But even worse was the physical health of the kids. For example, the six-year-old had head and body lice, flea bites, ring worm, and severe dental problems.
“The amount of tooth decay, you can imagine, was extremely painful.…Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX – Police have accused a woman of instructing her 5-year-old nephew to bite his 7-year-old sister and cut her with a knife.
Irene Gonzales, 37, has been charged with injury to a child after teachers at her niece’s school noticed the girl was sporting bruised bite marks and cuts on her back. When asked how she received her injuries, she told them her little brother did it. When asked why he would do that, she told them it was because her aunt told him to.
When police questioned the boy, he confirmed his sister’s story and said that he’d bit his sister after being told to do so by Gonzales. When Gonzales was questioned, she actually admitted she’d told the boy to bite his sister as a form of discipline, and to cut her back with a knife as a form of punishment.
Gonzales, who has custody the two children, is being held on $5,000 bond. Child Protective Services says it’s investigating and the children have been placed with another family member.…Continue Reading
LIBERTY COUNTY, TX - A mother and her sister have been arrested after police found twin two-year-old girls nude in a locked bedroom inside a filthy trailer.
According to police, they were at the trailer to check on the twins’ mother, 20-year-old Brandy Dominguez, who is on pre-trial release for a human trafficking charge. She wasn’t home, but her sister, 27-year-old Amy Castillo, was there and let the officers inside the trailer.
Once inside the trailer that the officers would describe as deplorable, they heard scratching noises coming from inside a locked bedroom. Castillo allowed the officers to enter the room, and that’s when they found the two girls. The room reportedly smelled of human waste and aside from the two nude girls, contained nothing but a blanket on the floor.
Castillo was arrested and is facing charges of child abandonment and child endangerment. Dominguez arrived at the scene while police were still there and told them she’d only been gone for a short amount of time. Charges against her are still pending.…Continue Reading
Tulsa, OK – A couple of stereotypical Second Life players have been arrested after their 3-year-old daughter was found weighing only 13 pounds.
Mark Knapp, 48, and Elizabeth Pester, 33, are both in jail on child abuse and child neglect complaints, but before I talk about why, I’m going to tell you about their ongoing relationship with the Department of Human Services.
DHS first took custody of the couple’s daughter in 2010, weeks after she was born. They were worried about the infant having feeding issues and the fact that the couple were not spending time with the baby. She was returned to the couple on March 17, 2011, but was taken to the hospital in June 2012 after being found malnourished and weighing only 13 pounds.
Once again, the baby was returned to the couple with instructions that the baby was to be weighed weekly beginning July 19, 2012. DHS also had a therapist from Sooner Start, an organization that helps families raising infants with developmental delays, to visit the child weekly to be weighed.…Continue Reading
BARTLESVILLE, OK – A mother has been arrested after allowing her 10-year-old daughter to get a tattoo with ink that contained human ashes.
Jennifer Wilson, 31, is facing child neglect charges after a school counselor at Jane Phillips Elementary School contacted Washington County Child Welfare about a tattoo they noticed on the left side of the girl’s body. Wilson was arrested with her husband, 33-year-old Amos Wilson, during a drug raid Thursday morning. Amos was allegedly breaking bad and making meth inside the home.
After the couple were questioned by police, they learned that the person responsible for giving the young girl the tattoo was an unlicensed tattoo artist, 31-year-old Brandon Brown. He was charged with unlawful tattooing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He told investigators that despite not having a license to practice, he was a very clean tattoo artist and didn’t expose his clients to any health risks.
I know that the words “clean” and “health risks” can evoke various different definitions depending on the person you ask, but Sgt Elizabeth Mitchell said they checked out Brown’s workspace and found that “there were live and dead baby roaches present, along with roach feces on the open box of disposable gloves.” They also found the ink that was used on the girl had been mixed with human ashes.…Continue Reading
MESA, AZ - A 16-year-old has been arrested after police say she gave birth in her family’s home, then promptly chucked the newborn out a window.
Police arrived at the teen’s home on Sunday on a report of an injured person. The injured person turned out to be the teen, who was bleeding extensively after giving birth. The family told police they had found the placenta, but could not locate the baby.
After 30 minutes of searching, police finally found the newborn outside the home, alive and pissed off, possibly suffering from a fractured skull. Turns out, in a ridiculous attempt to hide her pregnancy, the teen threw the baby out of the bathroom window after she gave birth to it.
The baby fell about five feet and hit a brick inside a shed attached to the bathroom. The baby has been placed in custody of Child Protective Services and is expected to survive. So,instead of getting into possible trouble with her parents for getting pregnant, the teen will still get into possible trouble for being pregnant while also facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse.…Continue Reading
GREENWOOD, SC - A mother has been arrested after her bruised 4-year-old, found sitting on a neighbor’s porch, told police his mother beat him and that she didn’t want him.
Police were called to the home after a woman who lived there found the little boy sitting on her porch with bruises on his face. When she asked him where his mother was, he said, “She don’t want me anymore.”
The police report said officers arrived and found the boy had bruises on his face, dry blood coming from his nose, and a large bruise from a belt under his shirt that appeared to be a few days old. When police asked the boy how he received his injuries, he told them that his “momma hit me with a belt.”
The woman and another neighbor told police that they’d seen the boy around the neighborhood before and that he was often unsupervised. They also said they’d seen his mother hit him and that she yelled at him a lot.
After an hour on the scene in which no one came to find out where they boy was, police went to his home and found the boy’s mother, 23-year-old Shelby Briley, sleeping.…Continue Reading
DENVER, CO - A couple have been charged with felony child abuse after police found four malnourished boys living in a home full of piss, shit and flies, and only communicated with each other using grunts.
The boys were found after 35-year-old Lorinda Bailey took her 2-year-old son to the hospital to treat a cut on his forehead. She told the emergency room doctor that the injury resulted from a fall, but the doctor called police after noting the boy had suspicious bruising, smelled like an ashtray, was unwashed, and would not talk.
Denver Police Officer N. Rocco-McKeel and Denver Human Services case worker Jill Perry decided to go to Bailey’s home to check on her three other boys, aged 4, 5 and 6. The family was known to DHS, as Bailey and her wizard, 66-year-old Wayne Sperling, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse back in 2009.
When they got to the couple’s apartment, Rocco-McKeel immediately detected the smell of decomposition from outside, a smell that became “unbearable” once they got inside the apartment.…Continue Reading
Oak Lawn, IL – We’ve featured so many murdered babies over the years that I’ve lost count. But this story out of Illinois comes complete with a mental image that will stick with me for as long as the “My Daddy Ate My Eyes Out” story has.
Police say 62-year-old Alfreda Giedrojc used a sledgehammer to bash in her 6-month-old granddaughter’s head before using a knife to slit the baby’s throat.
It happened on Sunday morning, after Giedrojc’s son-in-law left his 6-month-old daughter, Vivian Summers, in his parents-in-law’s home. He and Giedrojc’s husband then left the home to work on a rehab project across the street, leaving Giedrojc alone with Vivian.
Once everyone was out of the house, Giedrojc picked Vivian up off of the couch where she was sleeping, and placed her on the floor. She then went to a closet to retrieve a sledgehammer she’d placed the night before, and then used it to repeatedly hit the infant in the head.
When Vivian would not stop moving and crying, Giedrojc grabbed a knife from the kitchen.…Continue Reading