Last Thursday morning, police were called to the home of 16-year-old Logan Stephenson after his family found him dead in his bed.
At around the same time, police were called to the home of Logan’s best friend, J.D. Byram, after the teen started having seizures. Byram was taken to the hospital where he would die Monday night.
The following day, the Greenbrier police chief said they had received information that the two boys were with a group of teenagers that had been drinking Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel.
“We have certainly seen methanol infections, but nothing like this. I mean, this was a product that was almost 100 percent methanol, which is quite unusual,” said Dr. Donna Seger, the Director of the Tennessee Poison Center.
She added that drinking racing fuel can make someone feel drunk, along with blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also cause seizures, permanent blindness, coma and, as these two boys found out, death.…
MILWAUKEE, WI – Officials say that 21-year-old Elizabeth Luebke stormed out of a party over the weekend and was found froze to death in front of a home nearby.
According to reports, Luebke had attended a concert Saturday night before showing up at a house party.
According to witnesses, she was very drunk when she got into an argument with her friend and stormed out of the house.
The temperature outside was around -5.8 degrees with a wind chill of -27.5 degrees, and Luebke was wearing nothing but stockings, shorts and a tank-top.
When Luebke didn’t return to the home, someone called her mom, who drove to Milwaukee to look for her daughter.
At around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, a passerby found Luebke’s frozen body in the front yard of a home around the corner from the party she had left.
Police say that a surveillance camera in the neighborhood captured Luebke collapse to the ground just before 4:30 a.m. at the address her body was located.
Luebke’s mother told investigators her daughter was hospitalized last October with a blood alcohol content of 0.40 after she was found unresponsive at a bar.…
On Thursday night, Morey used a handgun to shoot and kill his bedridden wife, Betty Morey; his son’s 48-year-old girlfriend, Linda Merrell; and 27-year-old Ernesto Calzadilla. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said that Morey’s son, 33-year-old Christopher Morey, then wrestled the gun from his father and used it to fatally shoot him.
As for the motive, reports are that Morey got into an argument with his son’s girlfriend, who lived in the home, over the use of a washing machine. Morey is described as a heavy drinker who had “hundreds” of guns in the home. Neighbors say there was always a lot of drinking going on in the home and that this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.
“Similar event has happened in the past but no one was injured, luckily, but there was shots fired,” said neighbor Sean Tubbs.…
MADISON, WI – Police have arrested 33-year-old Christopher Gamboeck after he allegedly threw a beer bottle at a bartender’s head because she changed the bar’s music from Black Sabbath to God-awful Christmas music.
The incident happened Christmas Eve afternoon at the Farm Tavern Bar, where a drunken Gamboeck was drinking with his uncle.
According to police, Gamboeck became very upset over the bartender changing the music from Black Sabbath to Christmas crap, and decided to give her some what for.
Patrons in the bar told police that Gamboeck chugged a bottle of Budweiser, slammed the bottle on the bar, then threw the bottle at the bartender’s head. He then tried to go around the bar with his fists clenched, but other patrons intervened.
Gamboeck’s uncle managed to get his nephew out of the bar after Gamboeck pulled a Christmas tree to the ground and broke a few ornaments.
Police caught up to Gamboeck at his residence where he rushed towards the officers and hurled some gender-based obscenities at a female officer.…
SAINT CLOUD, MN – Police have arrested 37-year-old Jamie Elrod after she allegedly bit off part of her husband’s ear during an argument over beer.
According to reports, police were called to the couple’s home after receiving a report of domestic assault.
Police would find both Elrod and her husband inside the apartment. They would also note Elrod’s husband was missing part of his ear.
During a search of the apartment, officers would find a significant amount of blood as well as a piece of the man’s ear on the floor.
Elrod’s husband told the officers that he and Elrod got into an argument after he returned home from drinking. The argument over beer became physical, said the man, and resulted in Elrod biting off part of his ear.
Elrod, who appeared to have been drinking herself, told police she had no idea what happened to her husband’s ear. She was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault and is currently being held at the Stearns County Jail on $30,000 bond.…
Sheppard’s son was unusually cranky and she was unable to get the baby boy to stop crying. Frustrated that conventional pain relievers weren’t working, Sheppard called her mother who instructed her to rub a little whiskey on the boy’s gums.
Sheppard was either confused by her mother’s instructions or she’s just a simpleton with a sauced up infant, because instead of rubbing some whiskey on the boy’s gums, she gave her son a baby bottle with bourbon in it.
After the child was found unresponsive on the floor of her trailer, he was later airlifted to the hospital with a .19 blood alcohol level. Sheppard initially denied knowing how he got into the booze, but then later admitted the truth.
Sheppard has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and assault on a family member. She’s been released on a $10,000 bond.…
COSTA MESA, CA – Benjamin Golden, a 32-year-old senior marketing manager for Taco Bell, is out of a job and facing criminal charges after he was captured on video assaulting an Uber driver.
Last Friday night, Edward Caban picked up Golden at around 8 p.m. and immediately knew he’d made a mistake. Golden was intoxicated and uncooperative, refusing to give Caban an address to go to.
Fed up with Golden, Caban pulled into a parking lot and told Golden he needed to get out of his car.
“You’re too drunk to give me directions, man. I’m kicking you out,” Caban told Golden as the drunkenly falls over in the back seat. “Get out of my car or I will call the police.”
After arguing for a bit, Golden opens the door and appears to be leaving, but then suddenly unleashes a flurry of punches to Caban’s face and head. When Golden stops yanking on Caban’s hair to pick up the hat that had fallen of his head, Caban uses the opportunity to retaliate with some pepper spray.…
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Prosecutors say they may file charges against a 58-year-old woman who allegedly hit her 61-year-old boyfriend over the head with a mounted sailfish, then poked him with the nose of the fish.
According to what the boyfriend told police, he and his girlfriend were drinking at around 2 a.m. when he decided to sketch a mounted sailfish. The two began arguing for some reason and she moved the fish before leaving the room.
When she returned, she found the fish had fallen and broke. Believing her boyfriend was responsible for the broken fish, she grabbed the head of the sailfish and began hitting him over the head with it. The man called 911 after she began poking him with the nose of the fish and cut his hand.
Responding police did not arrested the woman, citing her health issues, but the Muskegon County Prosecutor said they are reviewing the case and may file charges against the woman at a later time.
If you thought this was the first story ever featured on DD in which someone got into trouble for beating another person with a mounted animal, you would be mistaken.…
OMAHA, NE – Jacqueline Eide is facing trespassing charges after she broke into the Henry Doorly Zoo to pet a tiger, and got a mangled hand for her efforts.
In the early morning after Halloween night, an intoxicated Eide got inside the zoo and made her way to the cage of Mai, an 18-year-old Malayan tiger at the zoo’s African Grasslands exhibit.
Once she placed her hand inside the cage, Mai latched onto her hand “causing severe trauma to her hand,” police said in a statement.
After freeing herself, a friend drove Eide to the hospital where police say the 33-year-old was aggressive towards staff and showed signs of intoxication by alcohol or drugs.
Eide was still in the hospital on Sunday to treat injuries to her left hand that are so bad, she might lose parts of her fingers. But that’s not the end of her worries. Police have also charged her with criminal trespass.
Not that Eide’s a stranger to police or the court system, seeing as she’s previously been convicted of drunken driving, shoplifting, graffiti and other crimes.…
AIKEN, SC – Police have arrested 25-year-old James Quattlebaum after he decapitated a 2-week-old puppy in front of his girlfriend and her two children during an argument.
On Saturday, police responding to a disturbance call arrived at a home and spoke with 37-year-old Tarsha Hankinson. She told them her boyfriend, Quattlebaum, came home under the influence of narcotics and had beheaded a puppy in front of her and her two children, ages 7 and 10.
The two children told police that Quattlebaum had gotten into an argument with their mother then and confirmed he had used a large kitchen knife to cut the head off of one of their puppies.
Inside the home police would find blood on a rug in a rear bedroom and a large knife on a dresser. The knife was covered with blood and light-colored animal fur. Police would find the puppy’s body outside the home in a trash can.
The officers would find Quattlebaum in the driveway sitting in his vehicle reeking of alcohol. After being placed in a patrol car, Quattlebaum had to be hobbled when he “began kicking the door to the patrol car as officers began preparing to transport him” and spit in an officer’s face.…
URIE, WY — Joseph Richardson and Paulette Richardson are facing manslaughter charges after they let Paulette’s 16-year-old son drink until he died from alcohol poisoning.
According to court documents, Paulette’s son, Kendal Ball, had been expressing a desire to drink. Paulette would tell police that the boy’s biological father was an alcoholic and she was afraid her son would turn out like him.
In order to stop that from happening, the couple came up with a genius plan to let the kid drink. Joseph would explain later that he was told the best way to stop the boy from drinking would be to let him drink until he got sick.
So on the night July 6, Ball started drinking with his step-father and a family friend. How much the kid drank in a two hour time-span all depends on who you ask.
Paulette said her son drank a few shots of Fireball and a few shots of Jack Daniel’s. Joseph said his stepson drank a few ounces of Jack Daniel’s.…
PONTIAC, MI – Police have arrested 47-year-old Henry Michael for allegedly stabbing his son-in-law after the victim found Michael and his daughter, the victim’s wife, lying naked in bed together.
Police were called to the hospital where a 25-year-old man was brought in suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound to his back. The man would tell police that he had come home at around 3:30 a.m. and found his wife sleeping in the bed with her father, and both of them were completely nude.
When he woke up Micheal, an argument ensued that led to Michael stabbing his son-in-law before fleeing in the victim’s vehicle. After interviewing the victim, police located Michael’s 24-year-old daughter who told them that after going out drinking with her father, they returned home where she passed out.
She said she didn’t know what happened until her husband woke her up, but doesn’t believe her father sexually assaulted her. She was transported to the Haven START Program for an examination before being taken to a relative’s home.…
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY – Police in Kentucky have arrested 44-year-old Michael May after he was caught trying to dig up his father’s grave so he could argue with the dead man’s corpse.
Lincoln County constable Delbert Mitchell noticed a truck parked at the Pilot Baptist Church cemetery at around 10:30 p.m. Monday night and went to investigate. He would find May using a shovel and a pickaxe to dig up his father’s grave.
Mitchell said that when he asked May what in the hell he was doing, May began “hollering out verses” from the Bible and explained that he was trying to dig up his old man in order for his deceased father to go to heaven.
May’s father died more than three decades ago after being beaten to death at a sawmill while drinking with co-workers. According to Greg Haynes, the pastor of Pilot Baptist Church, May explained that his “Daddy didn’t do things right,” and he needed to be dug up in order to go to Heaven.
“He needs to be on the ground.…
ORLANDO, FL — Police have arrested 29-year-old Kiria Ferris after she barricaded her two toddlers in her apartment so she could go out and drink margaritas.
One of Ferris’ neighbors called police at around 8 p.m. Saturday night to report she had found Ferris’ twin toddler sons playing in the rain near a lake. She took the 2-year-old’s back to their mother’s apartment, but no one was home.
When police arrived, the found the door to Ferris’ apartment wide open with plywood an bicycles blocking the entrance.
Inside the apartment, all three bedrooms were locked, a bookshelf was toppled over in the middle of the family room, and an unlocked bathroom contained a pile of toys and some toxic toilet bowl cleaner.
Police managed to contact Ferris who told them she was on her way home from work. This turned out to be a lie, as evident by the red wristband she was wearing that showed she’d been drinking at a local margarita festival.
Ferris admitted she’d barricaded her two kids in the apartment so she could go drinking at Margarita Fest with friends.…
Sometime after Giancherio purchased some alcohol from a liquor store and returning home, a neighbor called police to report she just watched Giancherio drive off with her young daughter standing on the driver’s side running board.
The neighbor said the girl was yelling and banging on the window as her mother simply gazed at her daughter and continued driving. The girl eventually fell off the truck and landed in the road. Giancherio simply drove away.
“I went over to check on her and her knees are all cut up, she’s on the curb just crying, and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down,” said the neighbor.
The girl begged the neighbor not to call police on her mother, but they did anyway. When officers arrived, Giancherio had already returned home and parked her truck in the garage.…
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Police have arrested 80-year-old Matthew Moore after he allegedly gunned down his daughter for not buying him alcohol.
The incident happened Friday night when Moore and his 47-year-old daughter, Chrystol Moore, got into an argument over alcohol – Matthew wanted some, and Chrystol refused to go get it.
This pissed the elderly man off so much that he pulled out a gun and shot his daughter multiple times. When police arrived at the home, they found Chrystol Moore dead and Matthew Moore sitting at the kitchen table nearby.
Chrystol’s 13-year-old daughter was in the home at the time of the shooting, but was not harmed. Physically, at least. Mathew Moore was arrested in the death of his daughter and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on a $40,000 bond.
Moore sure is one ornery old fella, but he ain’t got nothin’ on John Wesley Hardin — a man so mean he once shot a man just for snoring.…
HILLSBOROUGH, NC — Chandler Kania, 20, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder after his drunk ass drove the wrong way on the interstate and killed three people in a head-on collision.
According to prosecutors, Kania went to at least two different bars the night of the crash, and used a fake ID that allowed him to buy alcohol. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student got so hammered that five people tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler.
This led to a physical confrontation with one person being knocked to the ground. They were only able to get his cell phone, but they figured this would keep him from leaving – but they were wrong. Kania ended up driving his Jeep on the wrong side of I-85 for at least 6 miles before colliding with a Suzuki driven by 49-year-old Felecia Harris.
Harris, 46-year-old Darlene McGee, and Harris’ granddaughter, 6-year-old Jahnice Baird, were all killed in the crash. Harris’ daughter, 9-year-old Jahnia King, was seriously injured but has since been released from the hospital.…
AUGUSTA, GA – Tabathia Grooms helped bolster a few stereotypes regarding Georgians after she attacked her boyfriend, Carlos Grace, because he declined to have sex with her.
According to reports, the 35-year-old came home around 11:30 p.m. after a night of drinking. She was still fuming because, earlier in the day, Grace had refused to kiss that colostomy bag she calls a mouth.
As Grace sat on a couch, Grooms informed him that she’d went out and “fucked everyone else because he would not fuck her,” then physically attacked him. During the assault, Grooms allegedly scratched Grace on the face, head and neck and bit him on the arm before he was able to lock himself in the bathroom and call 911.
When police arrived, they reported that Grooms was “highly intoxicated” and refused to explain what had happened. She did admit to drinking and threatened to run a deputy over with a baby stroller if he did not move out of her way.
While at the residence, Grooms’ 66-year-old mother took one of the officers aside and told them that her daughter had punched her in the face during her tirade.…