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Obion County, TN — Vicky Bell called 911 when a fire started in the trailer she shared with her boyfriend, but it didn’t lead to much. Because Bell and her boyfriend had not paid a fire protection fee, firefighters were not going to put it out. So, instead, the mobile home burned to the ground.
The nearby city is South Fulton. City residents automatically have fire protection but rural residents do not. They have to pay a $75 fure protection fee that is referred to as “pay for spray.” The mayor says it comes down to simple business. If they don’t collect fire fees, the fire department can’t survive and if they make exceptions to the rule, no one will ever pay the fee. South Fulton made the news last year for a similar incident.
“There’s no way to go to every fire and keep up the manpower, the equipment, and just the funding for the fire department,” Mayor David Crocker said.
But it was reported that the firefighters did go to the fire.…Continue Reading
Police responded to the family’s home on November 22, where they made contact with pair’s 42-year-old mother. The woman, bloodied, swollen and bruised, told deputies the proverbial shit hit the fan soon after she threw out several cans of Bud Light she had found in her refrigerator. She tossed the beer, she said, because her daughter, 20-year-old Brittany Ferguson, was not of legal drinking age. This apparently angered Brittany and her brother, 18-year-old Lindell Ferguson, and the two jumped their mother and an unidentified 47-year-old male who also lived in the home.
Neither adult suffered serious injuries, and neither required hospitalization.
Brittany and Lindell fled the scene shortly after the beating, but were arrested five days later. Both remain behind bars in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Should’a kept the beer and tossed the kids……Continue Reading
Police responded to the woman’s home after an unidentified party reported the alleged abuse to Child Protective Services.
When questioned, Avila reportedly told police she bit the child’s cheek and finger last week, leaving behind bruises and bite marks, because she was trying to discipline the kid.
Seriously, this site is just brimming with helpful parenting tips! Now I know what to do if my spawn’s grades slip again.
Avila was booked on a charge of injury to a child and later released on $5,000 bail.…Continue Reading
Canton, GA – Police have arrested 20-year-old Ryan Brunn in connection to the vicious sexual assault and murder of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera whose body was found discarded in a dumpster.
Rivera was last seen alive on Friday playing with other children at the River Ridge apartments. She vanished after telling friends she was going inside to get drinks. After a massive search, her body was found in a dumpster on Monday.
Autopsy results showed the girl was killed a short time after she had gone missing and had died from blows to the head and stab wounds. She had also been sexually assaulted before her body was tossed in the dumpster.
Brunn is a recently hired maintenance worker at the apartment complex, fitting in with the police’s initial theory that the person responsible for the girl’s death lived in the complex or had access to vacant apartments.
“We are confident that Brunn is the killer,” GBI Director Vernon Keenan said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, about an hour after Brunn’s arrest.…Continue Reading
Jacksonville, FL – A woman in South Carolina has been accused of murdering a woman in Florida and then hiding her body under some Christmas presents.
Michelle O’Dowd, 67, was discovered by her twin brother after he went to her home to check on her after she failed to show up for work. He said that the door was open and the house had been ransacked, however her car and her pets where still there.
There was also a foot sticking out of a pile of Christmas gifts. Underneath the gifts, like some kind of macabre present, was his dead sister whose bloody face covered by a towel. She had been beaten and strangled.
It wasn’t long before police had arrested a friend of the family, 40-year-old Patty Michelle White. O’Dowd’s brother said that White was an ex-girlfriend of the victim’s nephew. He said O’Down would help White, who he said could never get her life together, by letting her stay at her place or paying her for odd jobs.…Continue Reading
San Antonio, TX – A little late getting this one posted as my site wants to be an ass today, but the two kids who were shot by their mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office are still alive today.
As most of you heard by now, 38-year-old Rachelle Grimmer entered the welfare office Monday afternoon with her two children, 12-year-old Ramie Grimmer and her 10-year-old brother, Timothy Grimmer. She was really pissed off about a whole lot of stuff, including the fact that she had been denied food stamps.
A supervisor took her into a private room so that they could discuss her case, and that’s when Grimmer pulled out a handgun and started an hours long standoff with police. The supervisor convinced Grimmer to let the other employees go, which she did, and stayed with Grimmer. Police tried to negotiate with Grimmer over the phone, but she kept hanging up, eventually letting the supervisor go unharmed at around 7:45 p.m.
Grimmer stayed inside the office with her children for a few more hours until around 11:45 p.m.…Continue Reading
PUEBLO, Colo. – A woman in Colorado is in the hospital recovering after a pair of pit bulls gave her a haircut.
The 60-year-old woman walking down the road Monday morning when she passed a house where two pit bulls resided. The two dogs chased after the woman after the male dog broke from his chain and the female escaped from her pen.
The woman was dragged for 15 feet by her hair and in the process of being mauled to death when a delivery driver showed up and stopped the attack. When the ambulance arrived, they found the woman’s scalp had become completely detached, and was lying on the ground. She was airlifted to the hospital along with her new wig where she’ll undergo several surgeries to repair the damage done to her head.
Police found the two dogs by following their footprints and had to use their mace when the dogs turned on them. The owner of the animals, Paul Rodriguez, was issued a summons and complaint for two counts of unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog.…Continue Reading
According to court document, 27-year-old Harry E. Klages II had a party at his apartment in Massena, New York in January 2008. Andrew W. Lesperance, 51, attended the party and reportedly only met Klages earlier that night. Police were called after Klages phoned his father to say he had done something “he wasn’t very proud of.”
Responding police would find Lesperance with one eyeball gouged out, the other eyeball sliced, his abdomen cut, his leg nearly severed below his hip, and having had his genitals cut off. All of this courtesy of Klages, who was reported to be intoxicated, high, and ‘possibly using other drugs.’
Klages would later claim that he attacked Lesperance in response to ‘sexual misconduct,’ but prosecutors called “bullshit.” Klages – who was on probation at the time of the attack – would accept a plea deal in 2009 that resulted in a sentence of 38 years in prison.…Continue Reading
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – I don’t know if any of you have been following this story out of my state, but a 9-year-old student at Brookside Elementary called a teacher “fine” and the ensuing knee-jerking it caused has been unbelievable.
First the school suspended Emanyea for sexual harassment. They said they have had issues with the boy calling students bad names before, a claim Emanyea denied to reporters, and that he made the statement about the teacher in a suggestive manner. Emanyea was suspended for three days and served a one-day, in-school suspension and two days out of school.
Understandably, his mother wasn’t happy about the school’s decision to suspend her son for sexual harassment, so she went to the local news. It wasn’t long before sites like CNN and Huffington Post picked up the story and it quickly went viral. Not long after that, all the negative attention had the school district getting involved and then release a statement yesterday that apologized to the family.
“”After a thorough investigation by school officials involving the suspension of a fourth grade student at one of our elementary schools, it has been determined there was no sexual harassment.…Continue Reading
DALLAS, Texas - A Texas fashion model is recovering in the hospital after the airplane propeller she walked into sliced off her hand and caused injuries to her shoulder, head and brain.
Lauren Scruggs, 23, works as the editor of LoLoMag.com and had just exited a small airplane Saturday night after getting an aerial view of Christmas lights when she somehow walked into the single engine’s propeller.
Scruggs is in stable condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital where she has already underwent facial and shoulder reconstruction surgeries. Her family says she still has to undergo further surgery and are concerned about the injuries to her left eye and brain.
“They’re telling us it’s going to be a long recovery,” Jeff Scruggs said. “Obviously she’s had a lot of trauma to her head, and she lost her left hand and her left eye is questionable. We’re praying she’ll regain her sight.”
Investigators are not sure how the communications major walked into the propeller, but her family thinks she was turning to thank the pilot and walked right into it.…Continue Reading
The body of 2 year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, who prosecutors say was “awake, alert, and helpless” when her dad put her in the creek, was found partially submerged the next day by children playing nearby.
Morgan had picked up the girl from her mother to take her to a movie. When he did not return for a few hours, Imani Benton called police. By that time, Morgan had already left the park where the creek was. According to the prosecutor, Morgan went from the park to a friend’s house. There, he had a few drinks, gave away his car and some other belongings, and headed for a nearby train station.
He was arrested a week later, mere miles from the Mexican border in California. On Monday he stood in court, stone-faced and calm, answering to the charge of murder.…Continue Reading
Canton, GA – Last Friday, 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera disappeared while playing with friends at the apartment complex where she lives. Yesterday her dead body was found inside a dumpster.
Rivera was playing with other children at the River Ridge apartment’s playground when she told them she was going inside to get drinks. When she never returned police were contacted who began searching the area that evening, handing out flyers and interviewing known sex offenders who lived in the area.
By Monday morning the girl still had not been located and a 50-member team made up of GBI agents, Georgia State Patrol troopers, Department of Natural Resources rangers and other state officers specially trained in child abductions were assisting local police and firefighters in their search for Rivera.
At around 12:30 p.m., Rivera had been found. Her dead body had been found inside a dumpster located at the apartment complex. She had been severely beaten and sexually assaulted before being tossed like garbage. The dumpster was located within a short distance to the playground Rivera was last seen, but had not been searched until Monday.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – Aida Hillen, 58, has been arrested after police say she hit a high school student with her car, tossed a religious pamphlet out of her window and drove off.
The incident happened October 14 around 5PM. Police say Hillen was driving near Milby High School when she struck a student. The student told police he was knocked to the ground by Hillen’s car. He reportedly told police that Hillen stopped, rolled down her window and asked if he was “okay.”
But when he said “no,” the student said Hillen tossed a Christian booklet at him and left the scene.
Another student who witnessed this reportedly ran after the car trying to flag Hillen down, but Hillen just waved “bye” at him and kept driving. That person wrote her license plate number down on his arm and called 911. The victim was treated and released, but a few days later had to go to the emergency room with chest pains – reportedly for bruised ribs.
Investigators said the student identified Hillen in a photo array that included her driver’s license picture.…Continue Reading
The girl’s mother told investigators that she had let 21-year-old Ashley Stapert and her boyfriend live with her for a couple months because they were homeless. She had known Stapert since middle-school and felt comfortable letting her babysit her daughter.
She ended up going to police after the couple boasted about sexually molesting the infant to friends who also knew the mother. Those people physically attacked the couple and then informed the child’s mother of what the couple were saying. The baby was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and a medical exam revealed she had contracted genital warts.
When police picked up and interviewed Stapert, she admitted to fondling and performing a sexual act on the baby and implicated her boyfriend as well. She was charged with child molest and criminal deviate conduct, both felonies, and is currently in jail without bond.…Continue Reading
Chicago IL – A man is in jail today nursing some facial injuries and a gunshot wound to the ankle after he tried to mug the wrong person on Friday.
Police say 24-year-old Anthony Miranda approached a man sitting in a parked car and asked for a lighter. When the man sitting in the car told Miranda he didn’t have one, Miranda pulled out a handgun and demanded money.
The victim obliged, giving Miranda an undisclosed sum of dough. But Miranda bit off more than he could chew when he instructed the man to get out of his car. Tuns out the person he picked to rob was a MMA fighter and when got out of the car, he took control of Miranda’s gun.
As the pair struggled for the gun, it accidentally fired and Miranda was outfitted with a bullet to the ankle. The victim then held Miranda to the ground until police arrived.
Miranda was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries before being taken to jail on charges of armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.…Continue Reading
Daly City, CA - A woman in California has been charged with torture after she allegedly poured boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband and then whacking him with a baseball bat.
Police say 39-year-old Jesusa Ursonal Tatad and her ex-husband lived together until last month when Tatad reportedly became a tad upset after learning her ex had a new girlfriend. Prosecutors say she waited for the man to return home from a late shift, then dumped a pot of boiling water on him as he slept.
When the poor guy jumped up in excrutiating pain and ran to the bathroom, his psycho ex was waiting for him there wielding a baseball bat. After she clubbed him in the head, the man made it out of the home and flagged down someone who called police.
The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from second- and third-degree burns to over 60 percent of his body. Because of his injuries, the man was unable to speak but according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, he is expected to survive but ‘he’s in for a long, long recovery.’
Tatad is facing life in prison if convicted on charges of aggravated mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence as well as torture.…Continue Reading
Bayou La Batre, AL - What should have been a routine residency check on a registered sex offender turned into six arrests after police discovered a methamphetamine lab.
Anthony Higgins Jr., whose chin is doing a poor impersonation of my head for who-the-hell-knows-why, was arrested and convicted in 1998 on sexual abuse charges. Ever since, he’s been a registered sex offender, which means that law enforcement have to keep tabs on him and The Crimson Tickler.
In order to verify information that Higgins was staying at the residence, police knocked on a door on County Road in Coden. When the door was opened, they noticed materials used in the manufacture of meth sitting in plain sight. They cuffed the 44 year-old Higgins, his 27 year-old girlfriend Amy Nelson, 23 year-old Thricia Gollott (who was arrested last year in a meth bust) and 51 year-old Luther Stewart on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance.
Police also arrested two men who happened to pull up to the residence.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – A Chicago news anchor had to release an apology to some angry viewers after saying that Santa Claus did not exist while live on-air.
FOX Chicago had just ran a segment on how the economy has affected parents and their ability to give their spoiled brats the Christmas gifts they’re asking for and how the Santa’s of the malls are being trained to handle it. Afterwards, news anchor Robin Robinson made a couple of statements that enraged some parents.
“Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” she said. ”That’s what my take is. Forget about it. That’s why they have these high expectations. They know you can’t afford it, so they’re going to ask some man in a red suit. There’s no Santa!”
As you can imagine, the news station received a flurry of phone calls from angry parents throwing hissy fits over the fact that Robinson had potentially shattered the retarded illusion they had crafted for their kids, some even saying she should be fired.…Continue Reading
Police responded to the couple’s home Saturday evening after receiving a call from the “distressed” 62-year-old man. When they arrived, they found the man suffering from lacerations to his genital area. The man reportedly told police his wife of 32 years tried to sever his penis with a pair of large scissors…scissors that police say resembled poultry shears. Ouch.
Fortunately for him, she did not succeed. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The injuries were deemed non-life threatening and he was soon released.
Police say the alleged snippin’ may have been the result of a long-standing marital dispute.
Virginia Valdez has been charged with mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic violence. She was released Sunday on $100,000 bond.
The victim, Glenna Hays, told police she and a couple of family members were inside the store Saturday evening, just talking amongst themselves, when they were rudely interrupted by the alleged crazy lady, 33-year-old Alyssa Wright.
According to one of Hays’ family members, Wright eyeballed the trio as they were conversing and asked, “Are you talking to me?”
No word on whether Wright delivered the line with the correct inflection…
When the trio informed Wright that, no, they were not talking to her, she allegedly jumped Hays.
At some point during the beat down, Wright apparently pulled a knife and got to stabbin’. Fortunately, Hays’ relatives were able to pry the crazy lady off before any body parts were severed. Hays was able to transport herself to the hospital for treatment.
The store manager followed Wright out of the store and flagged down a passing police officer.…Continue Reading