In The Mean Time...
Evansville, IN — Ricky Lee Kalichun, 45, is being held on $50,000 bond, charged with intimidation with a weapon and public intoxication, after police say he Sharpie’d his face and attacked another man with a sword. I personally feel the mugshot totally outshines the actual story, but do feel free to read all about it at courierpress.com.
COVINGTON, KY — A mother has been charged after waking up from a drug-induced stupor to find her 9-month-old dead from severe burns.
Police say 26-year-old Megin Gray took Xanax, Percocet and drank alcohol before going to bed on Monday night. When she woke up on Tuesday at around 11 a.m., she found her infant daughter on the floor and on top of a baseboard heater.
She rushed her to the hospital, but the baby had already died from her severe burns from head to toe on the left side of her body. Gray, a mother of three other children, was arrested that same day and charged with second-degree criminal abuse. Depending on the results of the autopsy, those charges may be upgraded.
What an absolutely senseless death. It’s one of those deaths that if you really let yourself think about the torture that infant must have went through, it’ll almost drive you insane.…
Cleveland, Ohio — Robert Bonness is a retired police officer who apparently thinks the law doesn’t apply to him. He pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempted rape and 24 other counts related to his collection of child pornography.
Police say Bonness responded to an advertisement posted on Craigslist for a father and daughter interested in a special person. For two months this pervert allegedly communicated with an undercover detective he thought was the father of a 12-year-old girl and arranged to meet them in North Olmsted in late October to have sex with the girl. When Bonness arrived, a search of his car turned up condoms, lubricant and sex toys. His home computer reportedly revealed hundreds of videos and photos of child pornography. After serving as a patrolman for 23 years, I’m surprised Bonness didn’t see this sting coming. It just goes to show how strong his urge was.
I know how much prison inmates love cops… and knowing that they love sex offenders, especially the kiddie kind, even more, I was really looking forward to a nice prison sentence for this guy.…
Dover, Delaware — Joseph Tighe, 62, was arrested yesterday for allegedly carrying on a relationship with a 16-year-old high school student. The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Tighe for eight counts of rape in the fourth degree and other charges after an investigation revealed that Tighe had an ongoing relationship with a Dover High School student.
Tighe and the student had allegedly been meeting at hotels in the area. Tighe is a music instructor at the high school the girl attends. He teaches string instruments at a middle school as well and has been teaching at the schools for about a year and a half. He is now on paid suspension from the district. An unpaid suspension is not an option according to Tighe’s contract, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas said. The Dover Police Department called Thomas late Wednesday afternoon regarding impending charges against Tighe. Thomas said he can’t divulge the details of the district’s internal investigation now in effect.
Tighe is currently in James T. Vaughn Correctional under a $45,500 secured bond.…
Jacksonville, North Carolina — Martha A. Martin, 55, was in court yesterday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a handicapped person and interfering with an emergency communication.
Jacksonville Police allege the woman hit her mother in the head with a hammer, and then disconnected the telephone when she tried to call 911. Jacksonville Police responded to a domestic dispute at the Decatur Road home at 5:53 p.m. and then returned at 8:23 p.m. when Pilar Martin’s call was disconnected, JPD spokeswoman Beth Purcell said. “We have been there several times, and they haven’t followed through at the magistrate’s office,” Purcell said.
The 83-year-old victim, Pilar Martin was taken to the hospital Tuesday with serious injuries and has since been released. Martin is being held in the Onslow County Jail on a $50,000 bond. I’d really like to know what that argument was about.…
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An assistant basketball coach at Tony Hillerman Middle School has been charged with trying to force a teenage girl to perform sex acts on some of his players.
Police say that when a 14-year-old girl went to the coach’s office to inquire about becoming a manager for the team, she encountered 19-year-old Tomas Vargas, assistant basketball coach, and three other players. Vargas informed the girl that in order to get the job, she would have to give blowjobs to the players.
The girl refused and attempted to leave, but Vargas pushed a table into her and would not let her leave the room. Investigators say the girl told them Vargas then grabbed her by the back of the neck and forced her head into one of the player’s laps until she broke free.
According to court documents, and in an act we rarely see here at D’D, Vargas admitted to everything when questioned by police. Vargas is now being charged with attempted sexual penetration and false imprisonment.…
Punta Gorda, Florida — Jerome Nubin has been charged with sexual battery on a 12-year-old, aggravated assault, kidnapping and domestic battery after an incident that happened Wednesday morning.
Police say the 32-year-old man forced his girlfriend to watch him sexually assault her 12-year-old daughter three times. Prior to assaulting the child, Nubin allegedly slapped and punched the mother and threatened both the mother and child with a baseball bat. The child’s grandfather is the one who actually contacted the sheriff’s office. He indicated that Nubin threatened him with a bat and threw bricks, a child’s scooter and a lamp at him.
The child told detectives that Nubin sexually battered her while she was in her mother’s bedroom with her mother present. Detectives said the child and the mother were held against their will by Nubin, who used verbal threats and a baseball bat. According to the press release, Nubin told the girl to take her clothes off or he would cut her throat. He then raped her three times.
Nubin is being held in the Charlotte County Jail without bond.…
Sante Fe, NM — A Santa Fe High School shop teacher is on paid administrative leave after police say cell phone video surfaced showing the woman locking a 15-year-old student in a cage outside.
The kid was supposedly acting up in class earlier this month, and instead of sending the kid to detention or the principal’s office, the teacher reportedly recruited a couple other students and dragged the kid outside and locked him up inside a wire cage.
The boy can be seen waving to his fellow classmates from behind the chain link cage. After sitting in there for about 15 minutes, the boy was able to kick his way out and contact his parents.
“She actually empowered two students in her same class to sort of control him physically,” explained Santa Fe Police Detective Sergeant Louis Carlos. ““We’re looking at whether or not her actions define the criminal code for abuse and neglect because of leaving him in this cage that housed chemicals. And of course the temperature– the weather that day.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A teenage student at Smithfield High School has been charged with cyberstalking after creating a fake Facebook account to harass another student.
The 15-year-old girl created a fake account pretending to be a fellow student who was born missing part of her foot. The account was created under the name “Halfafoot” with the victim’s last name and birth date. Accompanying the profile was a picture of a bloody, severed foot.
After police figured out who was responsible for the posting, the affidavit states they went to the teen’s home where her father was “annoyed and rude,” referring the police to the phone number of a law office. Detectives confiscated three computers from the home instead.
Police really took this seriously and questioned 2 of the 26 “friends” listed on the fake account and were able to get a clearer picture of how the profile was created and why.
A female Smithfield High sophomore told the police that the account was created Nov. 6 by the 15-year-old and a male Burrillville High School student on her home computer while she was taking a shower, the affidavit shows.
Philadelphia, PA – A doctor has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors.
This story truly seems like a really bad script for a horror flick. Over the last 30 years, 69-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell has made millions of dollars performing a procedure that most doctors will not do — late-term abortions. Prosecutors say that the doctor would prey on minorities, immigrants and poor women, lying to them in regards to how far they were in their pregnancies.
Gosnell charged $325 for first-trimester abortions and $1,600 to $3,000 for abortions up to 30 weeks. Abortions are legal up to 24 weeks gestation in Pennsylvania, although most doctors won’t perform them after 20 weeks, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors say that most of the women were lied to in regards to how far they were along in their pregnancies and that once labor was induced, the women would give live birth to viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy.…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A mother is facing child abuse charges after being accused of beating and burning her young son, as well as keeping him locked up in a tiny linen closet.
Police say 23-year-old Fairrin Moss would lock her 3-year-old son in a closet that measured 12 inches by 24 inches for hours while she left the house. Moss was arrested last month and charged with assault and child endangerment after the boy’s aunt found him locked inside the closet.
She took him out and began removing his clothing to give him a bath and discovered her nephew was sporting a slew of visible injuries on his body. Luckily the woman did the right thing and took him to the hospital where staff found the boy had been over the head, in the head, in the stomach, on the side, legs, grabbed by the neck and had severe burns on his foot. Investigators say it looked like it had been submerged in boiling water.
The boy is expected to recover, at least physically, and has since been placed in a foster home.…
A woman returned home to find that it had been burglarized. Missing were some electronics and jewelry, but what upset her most was that the thieves had also taken off with her father’s ashes, along with the ashes of her two Great Danes.
Police were eventually able to track down the culprits as well as finding out why they had stole the ashes of the woman’s father and two dogs. The idiots thought the ashes were cocaine or heroin, and had even snorted some of the ashes before getting rid of them. As of right now, Waldo Soroa, 19; Matrix Andaluz, 18; and Jose David Diaz Marrero, 19 have been arrested on multiple burglary charges along with two juveniles.
Funny thing is, I didn’t even bother looking at the state this happened in. I already knew.…
Spartanburg, SC – In what authorities describe as a calm, controlled, methodical tone, a 14-year-old boy called 911 dispatchers just before midnight on Monday and told them he had just killed his father, grandmother and his great-aunt. In the same tone, he also said he would be waiting for them at the home.
When police arrived at the home, the boy came out of the house with his hands in the air – he was taken into custody without incident. Inside the residence, officers found 44-year-old Joe Robert Lankford dead in his bed – he had been shot once in the mouth. The boy’s great-aunt, 83-year-old Virginia Gaston, had died from a gunshot wound to the forehead. The boy’s grandmother, 80-year-old Rachel Gaston Lankford, was alive, but had been shot in the face. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The boy told police he had shot them all with the .22-caliber rifle his father bought him for his birthday last September. Why? When questioned, the boy simply said, “I don’t know.” Spartanburg Public Safety Director Tony Fisher said the teen does not have a history of mental health issues, nor has he had any discipline issues at school.…
Chicago, Illinois – A physician from RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago has been suspended from his job because of the pending investigation resulting from his January 13th arrest. Police say 37-year-old Joshua Baron attempted to trade prescription medication for sexual favors on Craigslist.
An investigator noticed the ad the week before the arrest. “We routinely check Craigslist for anything that could be criminally related to Wilmette, whether it’s property crime, drugs, etc.,” Detective Kyle Murphy said. Baron is a pediatric neurologist at Rush, specializing in epilepsy. “He is being suspended pending further investigation,” said Deb Song, Rush spokeswoman. “He won’t be allowed on campus or allowed to see or admit patients here.”
During the Craigslist correspondence, Baron attempted to trade prescription medication for sex acts. He then traveled to Wilmette to make the exchange. Baron was arrested at a private residence in Wilmette and charged with felony attempt delivery of a controlled substance and misdemeanor solicitation of a sex act. His bond was set at $2,000.
According to the Rush University Medical Center Web site, Baron joined the Rush Pediatric Neurology division in July 2006. …
Bristol, CT — Marc Higgins, 21, is being held on murder and assault charges after police say he stabbed four random people at a party over the weekend because a woman at the party supposedly made a stink about his anal emissions.
According to authorities, an intoxicated Higgins “was farting throughout the evening” Saturday, prompting a female partygoer to slap him. Embarrassed and enraged, Higgings reportedly stormed out of the apartment, only to return about 45 minutes later armed with three knives. Police say Higgins didn’t specifically target anyone, but just started lashing out at those unfortunate enough to be within stabbing distance.
Though authorities claim several people were attacked, only four required medical attention. Fellow partygoers Sandra Ranger, 18, David Klett, 19, and Tyler Basso, 18, were all treated for their injuries and released. A man Higgins considered a friend, 21-year-old Matthew Walton, wasn’t so lucky – he was pronounced dead at the hospital. Higgins fled from the scene after all the pokin’, but turned himself in a few hours later.…
Columbus, Ohio – Not a big surprise, but the man accused of killing his child by repeatedly slamming him on the ground has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and had his bail set at $2.5 million.
As Jaded reported in November, 20-year-old Quindell Sherman was charged murdering his 3-month-old son, Jayden Sherman after getting into an argument with the child’s mother. During this argument, Sherman slammed the infant onto a concrete landing. He then struck the baby’s mother, Sonja Mitchell, and great-grandmother, Carolynne Holmes, before picking the baby up and throwing him an estimated 25 feet, into the middle of E. 16th Avenue.
Sherman then ran into the street, grabbed the infant by an arm and “dragged him down the street like a rag doll,” police reported. Not quite finished, this monster then ran into an alley, turned around to face the house and slammed his son on the ground again. He grabbed the baby again and hid in a trash bin, where officers said they found him standing on the child.…
Charleston, West Virginia – A woman was charged with domestic battery after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the nose during an argument.
Richard Lee Vaten, 41, and Lisa Kay Casdorph, 40, were arguing in a car just before 7:30 pm on Monday. The couple pulled into the parking lot of a Go-Mart convenience store where they continued to argue. That is until Casdorph used an ink pen and/or car keys to stab Vaten in the nose.
It isn’t clear what the argument was about, but the stabby lady not only got herself a domestic battery charge, she also got a possession of methamphetamine charge after a search turned some up in her purse. She was in the South Central Regional Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Moral of the story: don’t mess with a meth head.…
Clearwater, Florida – A few servers at a Florida Tilted Kilt are facing felony drug charges after police, acting on an anonymous tip, raided their workplace.
Investigators entered the building at around 9 p.m. Saturday looking for evidence of prescription drugs being sold from the establishment. They ended up arresting 19-year-old Lisa Bragg and 20-year-old Meghan Martin for possession of narcotics without a valid prescription. Another server, 21-year-old Brittani Matterazzo, was nabbed after allegedly trying to ditch some pills in the women’s restroom garbage can.
Normally I don’t care too much about stories like this but what the hell, I liked Matterazzo’s mugshot. Also, the article has a hilarious comment made by one of the customers when reporters asked how they felt about drugs being sold out of the restaurant.
One customer told 10 News that drug sales in the restaurant industry aren’t uncommon, saying a Dunedin fast food chicken restaurant sold marijuana through the drive-thru window when customers asked for “extra biscuits.”
That last line kills me for some reason.…