In The Mean Time...
BILLINGS, Montana — Investigators say the man who was attacked by a wounded grizzly bear did not die from the mauling, but rather a gunshot from the friend who was trying to save him.
The hunting trip from hell happened on Sept 16 along the Montana-Idaho border where four people had gotten together to hunt some black bear. After splitting into groups of two, 20-year-old Ty Bell shot what he thought was a black bear.
He and his hunting partner, 39-year-old Steve Stevenson, waited around for 15 minutes and began tracking the bear they figured was now dead. They eventually found the bear but unfortunately for the men, the bear was very much alive and wasn’t a black bear at all.
There are only about 45 grizzly bears in the entire 2.4-million acre Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, and Bell happened to shoot one of them.
The grizzly, being pretty pissed off about getting shot, turned on both men and started for Bell. Stevenson, in a heroic attempt to save his friend, began making noise to distract the bear.…Continue Reading
Some of you may remember this story from last week. Rebecca “Becky” Louise Bryan, 52, called 911 and told them that a man had “walked into our living room and he shot my husband in the head.” She also stated that before he left the shooter apologized for killing her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, but that he should have hired him.
When the news was first reporting on Bryan’s murder, some felt were saying that this was a tragic case of mistaken identity. But now police are saying it was all a lie and that Rebecca was the shooter all along.
They figured this out because it seems Rebecca didn’t plan this “kill my husband and blame intruder” scenario very well. For starters, the handgun used to kill her husband was found in the dryer and the handgun’s box was found under the couple’s mattress.…Continue Reading
Prairie du Sac, WI — Carl W. Lemm Jr., 56, was jailed after reportedly being found sitting nude on his neighbor’s enclosed patio. According to the criminal complaint for the case, the woman told a Sauk Prairie police officer that on Sept. 11 at about 1:30 a.m. she went to let her dogs out onto her patio. When she turned on a light, she discovered Lemm sitting naked in one of her chairs.
Lemm reportedly told the neighbor he had been thinking about her, that he had been watching her on a previous night, and had seen her ‘wearing pink bikini underwear as she walked around the house.’
Temptress! What can you expect when wearing pink bikini underwear in rural Wisconsin?!
The woman also told the officer that Lemm knew what she had been watching on television in her second-floor bedroom. The woman took the opportunity to report to the officer that – several weeks before the patio incident – she saw Lemm walking in front of her house naked.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ — Edward Hartley, who has been convicted of at least six prior sex crimes including rape, reportedly saw two girls – ages 13 and 14 – at a downtown Phoenix bus stop. Court records say that Hartley approached them and initiated a conversation. The two girls told Hartley that they were runaways. He offered the girls a ride.
Court accounts say that Hartley drove the two girls to a Phoenix Days Inn motel and arranged for a room. He then reportedly offered them $400 for sex. To make his proposal seem even more attractive, apparently, court documents describe Hartley pulling out his penis to assure them that it was ‘too small to hurt them.’
Police say the teens agreed. By that, I mean agreed to the $400…
Police say they each admitted to having sex with Hartley while all three were in the motel room bed. Hartley then reportedly gave the girls four counterfeit $100 bills and told them that he would pay the motel for them to keep the room for the next two weeks.…Continue Reading
CONCORD, N.H. - For anyone following this case, the fact that Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval, M.D. ruled the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass as a homicide comes as no real surprise.
But I was surprised that Duval also revealed they also know how Cass died “after further investigation and receiving toxicology results”, especially since the initial autopsy results proved inconclusive.
The specific details are not being released to the public right now as it may hurt the ongoing investigation. Of course this doesn’t sit well with some who feel their curiosity being satisfied outweighs a case being built against a child murderer.
Cass’ stepfather and the public’s main suspect, Wendell Noyes, was taken to the hospital earlier that same morning after being witnessed “repeatedly lying face down and rolling around in the driveway.”
In the weeks following Cass being pulled from the river, her family has moved out of their home and put it up for sale.…Continue Reading
Mitchell, Neb. – I’m sure a lot of you have already gotten the bad news, but for those of you who did not hear, they have found the body of 8-year-old Kerra Wilson and have arrested her stepfather.
Wilson’s family reported her missing Wednesday afternoon after her school called and informed them she had never shown up that day.
Her stepfather, 32-year-old Salvador Carlos Lopez, claimed to have dropped her off at Mitchell Elementary that morning. But following interviews with school staff and Wilson’s classmates, as well as video surveillance footage, police do not believe him and determined Wilson was never on school grounds that day.
Yesterday evening a local rancher contacted authorities and told them he had found something suspicious and felt they should come check out an area of land. There, within some rugged terrain a few miles north of Mitchell, investigators would find Wilson’s dead body. Based on evidence found at the scene, Lopez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
“We were hoping to bring Kerra (Wilson) safely home to her family; sadly we weren’t able to do that,” said Lt.…Continue Reading
Prosecutors allege that on Aug. 4 Brikho administered three drops of fluid into each of the girl’s eyes and told her to keep them closed for a few minutes. While lying there, she felt something touch her lip. According to the statement, the girl opened her eyes to see the doctor standing on a chair with his exposed penis at her face.
“How many penises do you see, miss… One? Perfect.”
Prosecutor Eric Smith said after the incident the girl immediately told her mother, who was in the waiting room, and they notified Roseville police.
Brikho told police that he had gotten on a chair to look at a vent that had not been working properly and that the vent was directly above the girl’s head, Smith said. Police apparently did not buy it.
Smith has charged Brikho with assault with intent to penetrate, a 10-year felony, and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a two-year misdemeanor.…Continue Reading
According to police, Dequita Hoefling entered her daughter’s room at about 1:00 that morning and proceeded to stab her several times in the neck and back as she slept. Deputies said the girl was able to run to a bedroom to wake up her father for help. He then rushed her to the hospital.
“You can only imagine what was going through the mind of this father as he’s carrying his 13-year-old daughter into an emergency room with multiple stab wounds,” said Lt. Dan Norris.
After questioning dad at the hospital, officers were dispatched to the home where they arrested Hoefling without incident. So far, the motive behind the alleged attack is unknown.
Hoefling, 40, is behind bars on a $500,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault. The teen is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Woman Arrested in Daughter’s Stabbing: MyFoxHOUSTON.com…Continue Reading
SUTHERLIN, Ore. – How I wish all pedophiles were as dumb as Jason Daniel Goodman. The 33-year-old was arrested after his lost iPod was recovered and found with child porn loaded on it.
Back in October of last year, some employees at a Shell gas station found an iPod and kept it at the store in case the owner came back for it. By February of this year no one had claimed it so the device was taken home by one of the employees.
He called police after he charged the device and was greeted by 1,400 pornographic images that included some with children as young as 6-years-old. The Oregon State Police Crime Lab was able to pinpoint Goodman as the owner of the device when it was accidentally left at the gas station.
Goodman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with encouraging child sex abuse and possession of child porn and placed in jail on $200,000 bail.…Continue Reading
The kid apparently watched as 46-year-old Dennis Sullivan pushed his mother around, hitting and head-butting her, eventually knocking her on her ass. As the kid was helping his mother off the floor, she told him beat feet out of the house and away from Sullivan.
The kid headed out to the garage to grab his bike, but as he was leaving, he could hear Sullivan hitting his mother, so he grabbed a shovel instead.
Sullivan reportedly stormed out of the house, screaming and cussing at the child. The douche even made fun of the kid’s dad, who had just recently passed away. The big, dumb bully then charged at the kid, and the kid swung. After making contact with Sullivan’s face, the boy dropped the shovel and ran to his grandfather’s house across the street. He later told police he just wanted to scare Sullivan so he’d stop hitting his mother.…Continue Reading
North Naples, FL — Florida State Attorney’s Office released a 200-page document Wednesday describing the crime scene encountered by Collier County deputies when they responded to a 911 call on July 26th of this year. It was not good.
The call to 911 was made by the parents of the apartment dweller, Christopher Serna, 34. Serna’s parents had reportedly found him in the apartment covered in blood and thought he had been the victim of an assault.
The new documents from the State Attorney’s Office, however, describe Collier County deputies finding the bloody Serna sitting on a black box shaking uncontrollably. He wouldn’t respond to their questions.
With little progress being made, a deputy went looking around the apartment. In the living room, the deputy found the head of a woman who would later be identified as Suzanne Bishop, 45. Documents describe a metal rod with a black rubber handle protruding from her head.
Suzanne Bishop’s body was discovered on the floor of the master bedroom. Next to her, investigators saw two knives and a baseball bat.…Continue Reading
Police say that during a scheduled monthly visit with his 2-year-old son Thursday, Dante Roberson, for some insane reason, held the child’s hand in boiling water for what is believed to be about five seconds.
Needless to say, the child lost some skin and has already undergone two reconstructive plastic surgeries to repair the damage to his hand.
“He [Roberson] said that the child put his hand in the hot water,” said San Leandro police Sgt. Mike Sobek. “But as the doctor noted, if you touch hot water, you pull your hand back pretty quickly.”
Back in 2009, the child’s mother accused Roberson of abusing the same child, who was about 9 months old at the time, but there was not enough evidence to charge him. And though she has custody of the toddler, she was not present at the home when the most recent incident occurred.…Continue Reading
Huntsville, TX – If all goes as planned, one of the men responsible for the dragging death of James Byrd 13 years ago will be dead sometime this evening.
Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, is scheduled to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. local time in Huntsville, Texas, making him the 11th man executed in Texas this year.
Back in 1998, 49-year-old James Byrd accepted a ride from Lawrence Brewer, John King, and Shawn Berry. The three men took Byrd to a remote area and beat him unconscious before they chained him by his ankles to the back of their pickup truck.
Byrd’s body was dragged for three miles down asphalt pavement as the men swerved the truck side-to-side. Byrd was alive for about two miles until his body hit a culvert and he was decapitated. The men continued driving for another mile, dropping off Byrd’s remains in front of an African-American cemetery before attending a barbecue.
All three men were eventually tried and convicted. Brewer and King received the death penalty while Berry got life in prison.…Continue Reading
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – I normally stay away from the baby rape stories because I hate writing them up. But for Shawn Joseph McCormack, a man accused of videotaping himself raping a baby then distributing the video over the Internet, I’m making an exception. Not just because of the absolutely sickening details, but also because of the excellent work of the Bakersfield Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and the Colorado Springs Police Department.
It all started with a video recovered on the other side of the country during a November 2010 child porn bust in Boston. The video starts with an 11-month-old lying on his back on a hotel bed. His legs are raised and his hands are bound to his legs by electrical tape. At approximately 3 minutes an adult male covers the child’s mouth with his hand and the child’s muffled cries can be heard.
None of the news articles will go any further when describing what is detailed in the arrest warrant, citing it is just too graphic to broadcast.…Continue Reading
Police say that 28-year-old Shanla (or Shayla) Jamie Sutherland and her two young children, ages 3 and 5, were inside a minivan being driven by 28-year-old Leah Louise Porter. They were on their way to meet a man in the parking lot of a Rite Aid to sell some prescription drugs.
According to police, as Sutherland and Porter were negotiating the sale with 30-year-old Brandon Schott Donahue, who had pulled up alongside them in the parking lot, the 3-year-old grabbed a loaded shotgun they’d found and fired off a round through the minivan’s roof.
Reports that the child was demanding a fresh Pull-ups® when discharging the weapon have not yet been substantiated. (I’m betting the adults wished they’d been wearing a fresh Pull-ups® – Morbid)
Sutherland immediately pulled her two kids out of Porter’s minivan, who then drove off, and placed them in the backseat of Donahue’s ‘s car before she ran inside the Rite-Aid.…Continue Reading
MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the teenage son of a Washington day care operator after three young girls say they were sexually assaulted at the all night day care.
Charging documents state that in April, a 4-year-old and a 10-year-old girl both told their families that 18-year-old Dakota Wilson had molested them while they slept. The older girl said it happened about 10 times prior, but she was afraid to report it because she thought she would get in trouble.
Then in May, another 5-year-old girl told her family that Wilson sexually assaulted her when she was in the bathroom and she was still suffering pain from the assault.
When questioned by police, Wilson initially denied the accusations, but would admit this wasn’t the first time he’d been accused of inappropriately touching young girls. He told them he had touched young girls sexually at his mother’s day care a year prior, when they lived in Idaho. He said he was able to curtail his urges to rape children by hanging out with friends and playing video games.…Continue Reading
SWEET SPRINGS, MO – A woman in Missouri has some ‘splainin’ to do after her kindergartner took her meth pipe and an ounce of drugs to school for show-and-tell.
Police were contacted by Sweet Springs Elementary earlier this month after the young boy was asked to bring some family pictures to school for show-and-tell.
According to court records, instead of pictures the boy brought his mother’s meth pipe and several baggies of her meth that totaled around $3700.
The child’s mother, 32-year-old Michelle Marie Cheatham, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and one count of first-degree child endangerment.
She has since posted bail and is in the hospital after suffering complications from gastrointestinal surgery. Her son is now being cared for by relatives.
Neighbors are shocked by the allegations, but one source said that Cheatham’s life began spiraling out of control earlier this year after her husband died in a car crash that yielded her a sizable military pension.
Not a lot of details at this point, thank gawd, but the child reportedly told police he was assaulted Saturday inside the home of someone he’s known for years.
“She had unzipped my pants,” the boy said. “I was telling her to move, move,” he said. “I feel like she shouldn’t do that to no child. I feel like she shouldn’t do that to me or others.”
Haggerty was arrested and is now charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to authorities, Haggerty is HIV positive. The charge accuses her of using a “deadly weapon,” her saliva, against the boy during that alleged sex act.
Though he was checked out and given a clean bill of health, the poor kiddo is still terrified that he could have contracted the disease.
“I feel assaulted and depressed,” he said.
As of Monday, Haggerty was still behind bars.…Continue Reading