JESSIEVILLE, AR — A five-year-old boy from Oklahoma was killed in Arkansas Sunday after he was attacked by a family friend’s Bullmastiff.
The boy and his 2-year-old sister were staying with 50-year-old Lynn Geiling and her husband while their family rebuilt their home destroyed by the deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Oklahoma last month.
The siblings had been staying with the couple for about two weeks when the couple’s Bullmastiff attacked the boy as he was putting on his shoes and, according to Geiling, throwing a tantrum.
“The child was putting on some shoes and was crying and upset,” said Garland County Deputy Scott Hinojosa. “The dog possibly took that as being aggressive and at that time the child was attacked.”
Geiling told police she tried to pull the dog off the boy, but by time she did the boy had already suffered “major lacerations” to his head and neck. He was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs.
The dog ran away after attacking the boy, and animal control were still searching for it late Sunday night to have it euthanized.…Continue Reading
Springdale, AR - Here’s not one, but TWO dead babies to ruin your day. Travis Fox is accused of shaking two of his babies to death a year and a half apart.
Last Wednesday, Fox’s 7 month old baby, William, was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The doctors found the injuries suspicious and Fox, 24, confessed to investigators that he violently shook the child for an extended amount of time because the child was “fussing.’”
Horrifying, sickening, enraging, but not unheard of. That’s why there’s such a thing as dontshakeyourbaby.com. But here’s where it gets mind-blowingly awful.
Investigators then found out that Travis Fox was under investigation for the September 2011 death of his 6 month old baby boy, Travis II, in another county.
In the most recent infanctide, Fox “admitted that he shook his six-month-old son for 30-45 seconds because he was ‘fussing’ . . . Mr. Fox said he was angered and tired because he was up for two days without sleep.” He also admitted drinking five beers before killing his baby.…Continue Reading
JONESBORO, Arkansas — Police say 28-year-old Jamie Craft was drunk and half naked when she tried to flee the scene of a car crash in a battery operated toy truck.
According to police, Craft was drunk Sunday when she crashed her 2001 Grand Am into the side of a mobile home. The owner of the mobile home said Craft was travelling at a high rate of speed when she rounded a corner and hit the under panel of his trailer.
Another witness told police that Craft was not wearing any pants when she got out of her car and began yelling at him. According to the police report, she grabbed the man’s daughter and got into his son’s Power Wheels truck and tried to drive off.
Police found Craft at her mother’s house, where she had walked after getting out of the toy truck. They say she was also “irate and very intoxicated.” When officers tried administering a portable breathalyzer test to Craft, “she could barely stand.” Officers had to hold her shoulders so that she would not fall over.…Continue Reading
Forrest City, AR - It’s coming up on four years since I wrote about Reginald Davis (note: very graphic), and that case still rings my outrage bell loud enough to put any civil defense siren to shame.
Quick recap: Davis went to visit the new mother of an eight-day-old baby girl–supposedly his daughter. When the 15-year-old mom returned after leaving the baby alone with Davis so she could get a shower, she observed blood on the baby, and the mother and grandmother took the little girl to the Forrest City (Arkansas) Medical Center, accompanied by Davis.
A medical examination indicated the infant had been raped; it also was noted that she had a fractured skull. Police were called, Davis was arrested, and the little girl was transferred to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock due to the severity of her injuries.
For any of you new to the case, let me reiterate: EIGHT. DAYS. OLD.
If we were to say that the case as it originally stood filled all three able-to-be-perceived dimensions on the WTF?/OMG!…Continue Reading
That creepy looking clown you see to your left is Sondance the Clown, otherwise known as 47-year-old Thomas Morgan. He got himself arrested after police searched his home and found child pornography on his computer.
Police obtained the search warrant after noticing someone using his Internet service provider account to download copious amounts of the stuff via a file-sharing program. Police say the amount of child porn they found on this clown’s computer was quite substantial.
“There was enough material on there that it would take them at least two or three weeks to go through all of it so there’s a lot of images,” said Cpl. Steven Dooly with Fort Smith Police.
Over on the Sondance the Clown website, Morgan states that he has spent 20 years perfecting his craft and is trained to work with children.…Continue Reading
According to witnesses, Michael Sadler had just cashed a check at the Asher One stop convenience store Thursday, when 14-year-old Michael “Lil Flip” Stanley rode by on his bike and jacked his wallet before pedaling down the street.
Incensed, Sadler hopped into his mini-van and gave chase, jumping the curb and tearing through several yards before finally mowing the kid down in a vacant lot.
Once the kid was immobilized, Sadler reportedly dragged him out from underneath the van and began beating the holy hell out of him. One witness told police Sadler even tore the kid’s clothing off in an attempt to find the wallet.
“He ran over him than pulled him out from under the van and started beating him up and choking him. That’s what I saw.” said witness Dewayne Turner. ”He [Stanley] is well loved; you know kids are going to be kids.…Continue Reading
Ryan Moody was rushed to the hospital suffering from bite wounds to his face and head, then airlifted to another hospital in Little Rock for surgery. According to his mother, Amber Moody, their nine-month-old pit bull attacked Ryan in the front yard.
Police have since learned that Amber adopted the pit bull from the Humane Society last March. I didn’t know this, but the Humane Society normally doesn’t adopt out pit bulls to families with young children.
Amber was able to get around this technicality by simply putting, “none”‘ in the section of the adoption form asking for the number of children in her home. But some chick at the Humane Society wants to remind everyone that it’s not the breed as any breed of dog poses a threat to young children.
“If a dog is sleeping and the child goes and jumps on it, it doesn’t even know who jumped on it. It’s first reaction is to turn around and snap,” said Margaret Shepherd, the Executive Director of the Humane Society.…Continue Reading
Angela Allen, 16, was last seen on Feb 10 at around 7:30 p.m. after telling her grandmother that she was going out for a walk in the neighborhood. When she never returned, her family called police to report her as a possible runaway.
After doing some investigating, police found that Allen had been communicating with 36-year-old Lloyd Jones, a convicted rapist, on a social networking site. The pair had also been texting for the last few days, Jones allegedly posing as a boy in the 11th grade.
“They conversed back and forth,” said Chief Kenneth Bell with the Van Buren Police Department. “He groomed her. They built a relationship. He picked her up.”
Jones was eventually picked up and placed in police custody on an aggravated assault charge. He eventually gave police information that led to them to a plastic barrel buried three feet deep in a shallow grave on property owned by Jones’ family.…Continue Reading
The woman, apparently worried that Jackson may harm the pup, called police on Friday to voice her concern. And while she wasn’t in the apartment that day, Jackson was.
Police have reported that when they arrived at the woman’s apartment, they discovered it had been trashed and many of her belongings were destroyed. Officers found a dead Chihuahua in the washing machine, and believe Jackson had put the dog in the machine while it was still alive.
Jackson, 30, was arrested on the spot and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and criminal mischief, both Class D felonies. He’s been ordered held on $25,000.…Continue Reading
Cassie Cotta’s mother contacted police on New Year’s Eve after her daughter failed to show up for work. The last time anyone had any contact with her was at around 11pm on December 30 when she left a post on her Facebook account that read ”Blah blah blah.. Cheers people! Fuck it.”
Cassie’s husband, 33-year-old Brent Cotta, was the last person to see Cassie alive and told police she left for a party with a man named “Brandon.” He also commented on that last post of Cassie’s, joining in with concerned friends and expressing his concerns over Cassie’s party habits and the people she hung out with.
The Ft. Smith PD informed Cassie’s family that due to New Years Eve celebrations they would not be able to form a search until January 1, so Cassie’s friends and family started a grassroots effort to locate her using Youtube and Facebook to get the word of her disappearance out to the public.…Continue Reading
According to court documents, five horses and an aluminum trailer were stolen from the SAU stables on November 3. Three of the horses were worth more than $25,000 each. The other two — and the trailer — were worth somewhere between $5,000 and $25,000 each. Jaci Rae Jackson, a student rodeo team member who turned 19 yesterday, has been charged as an accomplice to the crime.
As investigators began working the case, they were reportedly told by one of Jackson’s fellow rodeo students that Jackson had asked her who owned the horses that were later stolen. Court documents described another student saying that Jackson took notes about the locations of the stalls where the stolen horses were housed.
Then, on Nov. 7, an informant reported to authorities that Jackson had asked for help moving the stolen horses. According to the affidavit, Jackson told the informant that her mother’s boyfriend had “screwed it up.”
It is hard to know what, exactly, the mother’s boyfriend ‘screwed up’ but, apparently, it wasn’t the killing of one of the horses.…Continue Reading
Little Rock, AR — Police are investigating the death of Dexter Williams (FB), whose body was discovered in an empty bathtub next to a sleeping TV meteorologist. According to police, Williams, 24, was found dead early Monday inside the bathtub – naked and wearing a silver dog collar-style chain around his neck. KARK-TV weatherman Brett Cummins reportedly was asleep and lying next to him at the home of Christopher Barbour, 36, who made the discovery.
Maumelle Police spokesman Lt. Jim Hansard said that traces of blood were found in the bathtub. Lt. Hansard said police are awaiting the results of an autopsy and toxicology tests conducted Tuesday on Williams.
Barbour reportedly told investigators that – at around 8PM on Sunday – Cummins brought Williams over to Barbour’s house where the three drank and snorted illegal drugs. Barbour also reportedy said that Cummins and Williams got into the bathtub in his bathroom at around 10PM and continued to drink, according to local press accounts.
Reports say that when Barbour found the pair in the bathroom at around 8AM the next day, he shook the snoring Cummins and the two of them then tried to wake up Williams.…Continue Reading
According to police, Sotelo was awakened by a commotion inside the residence in the early morning hours of August 25. Upon awakening, Sotelo saw a man in a ski mask dragging a female resident toward the front door at knifepoint. The woman, Elizabeth Navarette, had been bound at the wrists with flex-cuffs.
Sotelo armed himself with a 3-foot long machete and started swingin’, making contact with the masked man’s head several times.
The burglar reportedly yelled out that Sotelo owed him money. When that didn’t stop the whackin’, he released Navarette and fled the home. It didn’t take a whole lotta police work to catch up with the dude – he left behind a prescription pill bottle with a name and address on it.
“We didn’t know if it was going to be the suspect or not. We had a name and address in De Queen.…Continue Reading
MEMPHIS, Ar - A surprise hearing is scheduled for today, one in which many think some or all of the West Memphis Three will be released. I’m not going into all the details surrounding this case as if you are reading this site on a regular basis, you are probably fully-versed on it and have already formed your opinions.
For those of you who do not know who the West Memphis Three are, they are three individuals currently sitting in prison for almost two decades, one of them on death row, convicted of killing three 8-year-olds back in 1993. You can get all the details surrounding this case here, here, here and especially here (almost everything you ever wanted to know about the case is there presented with no bias whatsoever) , but here it is in a D’D nutshell.
Three eight-year-old boys, Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers, were found dead in a ditch shortly after being reported missing. They had been beaten, tortured and mutilated. Within a short amount of time police zeroed in on three of the town’s misfits, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., 17; Jason Baldwin, 16; and the supposed ringleader, Damien Echols, 18.…Continue Reading
PARAGOULD, AR – I normally do not post stories in the afternoon, but I came home to a Facebook message from someone asking if I would write up something about a 16-year-old boy who went missing this week. They knew me well enough to suck up a bit, ensuring I would at least read the entire message.
I checked out a few links they provided and felt I should help get the word out about Zach Ware, especially since the media may not pay much notice — seeing as he isn’t a white girl.
The last anyone has heard from the 16-year-old was on Monday after he went to football practice, to work and to a football scrimmage at Valley View High School. His family called police on Tuesday morning after he never returned home and repeated phone calls remained unanswered.
Zach’s cell phone was last used to access the Internet at midnight on Tuesday, police reporting a ping came back from the phone placing it in the Sharp County area.…Continue Reading
Little Rock, AR — Marco Antonio de la Rosa Gutierrez, a waiter at the Casa Manana Mexican restaurant, was arrested Friday night after police say he lured a 7-year-old girl into the men’s room and raped her.
According to authorities, the child was at the restaurant with family when she excused herself from the table and made her way to the restroom. It was then that Gutierrez allegedly lured the child into the men’s restroom and sexually assaulted her – all in the span of about five minutes. When he was through with her, he reportedly continued to wait tables until police arrived.
Restaurant owner Desiderio Juarez says Gutierrez has worked at Casa Manana for nearly 10-years. Juarez considered him a good employee, but wants him held accountable if found guilty. “He’s got a family. He’s got a wife and he has kids.”
The child was examined at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and has been interviewed by police. Gutierrez, 35, is being held on $1 million bond. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Gutierrez is not a registered sex offender, but does have a criminal history.…Continue Reading
Desha, AR — Two days after the body of 2-year-old Harley Davidson was found in the refrigerator of her mother’s home, capital murder charges have been filed against mom’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Jesse Holloman. According to the child’s mother, Kristy Davidson, she had left Harley with Jesse Saturday night so she could work. The next morning, Jesse showed up at her place of employment and told her something had happened to the baby during the night…she was dead. Kristy raced home and ran directly to the bedroom, searching for her child. When she couldn’t find Harley, she ran next door to get help. When she returned to the trailer, she noticed all of the food that was once in the fridge was now sitting on the counter. She then opened the refrigerator door and found her little girl in a box with some sort of net-type cloth over her head. Though neighbors and first responders attempted to revive the child, it was too late – she was pronounced dead at the hospital.…Continue Reading
Fayetteville, AR - Police say registered sex offender Brandon Hutson is back behind bars after allegedly raping a 3-year-old child in a WalMart bathroom last week. According to the police report, the child and her brother were playing alone in the toy department when Hutson “helped” the little girl find the bathroom. Once inside the bathroom, Hutson reportedly masturbated while the child was in a neighboring stall before molesting her twice in a span of ten minutes. After the assault, the child told her mother a man carried her into the bathroom and raped her. Though he left the area before police arrived, authorities were able to identify him through store surveillance videos. Hutson was arrested at another WalMart store on Friday after police responded to a report of a suspicious person trying to help a little girl find her mother. Though he initially denied raping the child, claiming he had accidentally bumped into her, he later ‘fessed, cried and said he didn’t mean for it to happen. Hutson, who was convicted on charges of child molestation back on ’07, now faces charges of kidnapping and rape.…Continue Reading
Hot Springs, Arkansas- Just by looking at the mugs of these two fugly trolls, I knew the story was not going to be pretty. Last Monday, police executed a search warrant at the apartment of 31-year old Bonnie Moore and 60-year old Phillip Medley after a father went to police claiming his 13-year old daughter was victimized by the couple. The father said his 13-year old daughter told him she that while she was at their apartment, Medley and Moore allegedly showed her a pornographic video of a young child on a camcorder screen and then made her undress. The girl said that after she watched the video, she and Moore laid on the bed together and touched each other. A video camcorder and several nude photos were located in the apartment by police. Officers were able to identify some of the minor children in the pictures and determined that the sexual acts shown in the pictures were committed while the couple lived in Searcy County prior to moving to Hot Springs.…Continue Reading
Paragould, AR – This is John Paul Jones, alleged pervert. Nice moobs, huh? According to police, John’s fiancee grew a bit suspicious of his “extra-curricular” activities after a juvenile female approached her and said John had been secretly taking pictures of her. After viewing the contents on John’s cell phone, the fiancee contacted police. A search of the phone reportedly revealed more than 7,000 pornographic images on the memory card. Of those images, approximately 400 images were of child sexual erotica and at least 40 images of child pornography. That’s a lot of nasty. The images were both computer-generated and images downloaded from the net. John, of course, has denied knowledge of the pictures. The 36-year-old is now looking at 40 felony counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Bond has been set at $100,000. I guess the wedding is off?…Continue Reading