CORYDON, IN – A pair of teens are in custody officially charged with murder and robbery charges after a botched break-in which left an elderly couple brutally murdered.
According to authorities, Austin Scott and Kevin Schuler (both 18) arrived at the home of 57-year-old Asenath “Senie” Arnold and 70-year-old Gary Henderson in the wee hours of the morning last Saturday on a 4-wheeler and entered through an unlocked door.
A friend of the couple first stumbled upon Arnold later on in the morning and notified the police. Upon searching the premises more thoroughly, the police located Henderson in the same bedroom area of the home.
Court records state that both Scott and Schuler confessed to the murders after being arrested on unknown and unrelated charges the same Saturday of the murders. Scott is being held responsible of the stabbing death of Henderson while Schuler is accused of using a “wooden stick with a metal end” to bludgeon Arnold to death.
Items that were stolen included credit cards, firearms, and prescription pills.…Continue Reading
Police were called to a home at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning where an African Rock Python had killed 5-year-old Connor Barthe and his 7-year-old brother, Noah.
Connor and Noah were sleeping over with a friend in the home of snake owner Jean-Claude Savoie, in an apartment above the Reptile Ocean pet store. The snake measured between 11 and 15 feet long and weighed almost 100 pounds. It was initially being reported that the snake had escaped an enclosure in the pet store, but police later revealed the snake was kept in the same apartment the boys were sleeping in a specially built enclosure.
Regardless, then snake climbed into the ceiling, making its way into the ventilation system of the building and into the living room ceiling where the brothers were sleeping. Because of its weight, the snake reportedly fell through the ceiling and landed on the mattress where Conner and and Noah were sleeping, strangling them both at the same time.…Continue Reading
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC – Three men have been arrested for making meth after one of them called 911 claiming he got lost in the woods while searching for paranormal activity.
Police say they received a call Monday night from 39-year-old Sonny Clay Hyatt. He told them he and his friends had been out investigating ghost stories in the woods when they got separated. Hyatt told the dispatch that he was now lost in the woods and needed help getting out.
Deputies ended up using Hyatt’s cell phone signal to track him down, but his story just didn’t sound right. After further questioning, Hyatt admitted that he and his two friends, 38-year-old Thomas Glenn Imler Jr. and 31-year-old Eric John Schmidt, weren’t in the woods looking for spooky ghosts – they were in the woods to make sweet, sweet meth.
Wyatt told them that they had gone into the woods to make meth because they were too afraid to do it in their apartment. The three got into an argument when their cook failed, and his two friends left him in the woods and made it safely back to their apartment.…Continue Reading
TEMPLE, TX – Police went Hansel and Gretel Tuesday morning to nail a murder suspect, following a trail of blood that led them to a man believed to have stabbed his wife to death in their apartment.
Officers were called to the Kensington Apartments in the 400 block of Fryer’s Creek Drive in Temple shortly after midnight Tuesday to investigate a disturbance. When they arrived, they could see Autumn Alaine Reeves, 35, lying in the front room of her apartment, seriously wounded and bleeding.
They forced their way into the home and began performing CPR, but despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey. Reeves’ body has been sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy, but I’m guessing the knife holes are going to figure prominently in the cause of death.
Detectives say their initial investigation suggests that the victim and suspect were involved in a domestic disturbance when things deteriorated into a need for sharp instruments.…Continue Reading
WEST BEND, WI – A West Bend man has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a Walmart parking lot.
Police say Craig Hron, 50, ambushed the woman he used to live with in the parking lot of the Walmart on W. Paradise Drive at around 7 a.m. Sunday, slashing her with a knife as she attempted to get into her car.
“We heard this loud, blood curdling screaming. He was full of rage, just punching away, slamming the door against her, dragging her out, trying to get into the driver’s seat,” said Cody Bauer, one of the victim’s co-workers.
According to police, Bauer tried to step in and stop the attack. He was “punching him in the arm, just trying to get in there,” the Good Samaritan said.
Hron had left his own vehicle parked in the lot of a neighboring business and approached the victim, 45, on foot, knowing where she routinely parked. The victim told investigators that Hron also made threats about harming her son while carrying out the attack.…Continue Reading
The boy had been in the hospital since August 1, the day his father found him inside their home, head-first inside their top-loading washing machine.
The boy’s father told investigators that his wife was shopping and he’d been outside working in the yard when he went inside to check on his son. Inside the laundry room he saw his son’s feet and legs sticking out of the washing machine, his face submerged in water.
When paramedics arrived at the home, they found the boy on the ground next to a washing machine with his father at his side attempting to revive him. The unidentified boy was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on Sunday.
Police are calling the death a tragic accident, but if any criminal charges are filed, it won’t be until after their investigation is complete. “We have taken the washer as evidence. We’re gonna process it forensically and make sure it was working properly,” Lt.…Continue Reading
The explosion woke many people up in the neighborhood, with one neighbor saying it sounded like a high-power rifle was fired right outside his window.
When police arrived at the home of 45-year-old Christopher Dillingham, they found the remains of his dog strewn about the yard, along with household items.
When asked why in the hell did he just blow up his dog, Dillingham informed them he was preparing for the Rapture and that the devil was in the dog. When asked why he was throwing items from inside his home into the yard, he explained that “the souls of demons” were inside the metal objects in the house.
Dillingham, who owns and operates a fireworks stand called Thundershack, said his ex-girlfriend gave him the dog, named Cabella, and “put the devil in it.” So he made a bomb using black powder from fireworks then strapped it around Cabella’s neck before feeding it treats.…Continue Reading
Lila Warwick was discovered in the basement of her home after failing to pick up her 14-year-old granddaughter for vacation Bible school. Autopsy reports showed that Warwick died from multiple stab wounds and strangulation.
Police would eventually arrest three teens – Warwick’s grandson, 17-year-old Robert I. Warwick, 19-year-old Brok Junkermeier, and 16-year-old Devon J. Jenkins. According to prosecutors, Robert Warwick was under the impression that his grandmother had $40,000 in a safe, so he enlisted the help of both Junkermeier and Jenkins in helping him steal it.
According to prosecutors, Jenkins accompanied Junkermeier to the victim’s home early Monday morning. Jenkins waited in the car while Junkermeier made entry into the woman’s home using a garage code he obtained from Robert Warwick. Junkermeier waited in the garage for two hours, ambushing the poor woman as she walked into her garage. He then proceeded to “cut her with a sword-like knife, forcing her to write out a $1,500 check.”
Police say he then attempted to strangle her, but when she wouldn’t die he stabbed her repeatedly before eventually throwing her down the basement stairs.…Continue Reading
LOS ANGELES, CA – One woman is dead and 15 people were injured after the driver of a car sped across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying the Venice Beach boardwalk.
According to both security video and witness statements, 38-year-old Nathan Campbell parked the black Avenger next to the Cadillac Hotel, twice leaving the car to walk out to the boardwalk before getting back in and accelerating onto the boardwalk, swerving to avoid the yellow poles meant to prevent cars from getting into the area designated for pedestrians-only.
“The driver was out for blood,” a witness said, describing a driver’s attempt to turn the world-famous Venice boardwalk into a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto, running over pedestrians and vendors in a black Dodge Avenger.
The incident was called in to police shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, and witnesses told police and reporters that the driver looked to be in control of the car as it ran people down, intentionally trying to hit those enjoying the boardwalk on a crowded summer afternoon.…Continue Reading
Moab, UT – Think you are having a bad day? Well a cop in Utah has been accused of trying to kill his father after he caught him having sex with his wife.
According to reports, 33-year-old Timothy John “TJ” Brewer, a deputy with the sheriff’s department in Grand County, invited his father, Moab fire chief Wesley “Corky” Brewer, to his home for dinner and drinks.
Sometime in the early morning hours, TJ’s wife, Logan Brewer, said she was going to take one of their children to bed. When that kid came back downstairs, TJ realized he was alone and went upstairs to find the door to his 4-year-old son’s bedroom was locked. When he made entry, he found his wife on top of his father, with “his dad’s dick” inside her.
As you can imagine, poor TJ lost it. He “beat the fuck” out of his old man before leaving the room and coming back with a handgun. Logan told investigators that she heard her husband “rack a round” into the gun’s chamber before he started smacking her around a bit.…Continue Reading
LAKE WORTH, FL – Police have arrested a 26-year-old stripper at the Cheetah Club after they found her two hungry children living in a filthy home with no power and covered in insect bites.
Police responded to the home of Tammy Pierce after they received a call from an unidentified female at the home crying because “she hasn’t eaten in three days.” When police arrived at the home, they found Pierce lying on the floor complaining of stomach pains from drinking too much at the club the night before.
Her two children were walking around the “dirty” home, trying not to step on the cigarette butts that were strewn about the home. They were covered in insect bites and told police they were hungry and had not eaten. The officers noted in their report that the home had no power and that the food in the refrigerator had spoiled.
Firefighters ended up going to a nearby store to get the kids some food, and their Godmother eventually picked them up and took them to her home. …Continue Reading
Baltimore, MD – A grandmother’s attempt to get her grandson to go to sleep by applying methadone to his gums worked a bit too well and now she’s in jail facing murder charges.
On July 4, Towanda Reaves was watching her two grandchildren and put them to bed at around 8pm. She called 911 at 4am the following morning when she found one of the children unresponsive. Despite attempts to revive 17-month-old Aadyn Overton, he was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Police initially thought the death was accidental until they received a call from the hospital. Turns out the dead infant’s younger sister was admitted to the hospital later that same day and tested positive for methadone. When questioned, Reaves admitted she’d rubbed methadone on both of the infants’ gums to help them go to sleep.
Reaves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, first- and second-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Those who knew Reaves say they are shocked at the allegations, saying that the woman seemed like a doting grandmother.…Continue Reading
New York – It took twenty-five years, but Tawana Brawley made her first payments to one of the men she falsely accused of raping her in 1987.
A lot of us older folk remember this case like it was yesterday. A young black woman discovered in a trash bag covered in shit claiming she’d been gang raped by a group of white men who scrawled the words “KKK”, “Nigger”, and “Bitch” on her body.
She told police that she was abducted by two white men who took her into the woods where four other white men joined in raping her 33 times. She was unable to give clear descriptions of any of the men, and would only answer police with nods and blank expressions. However, one detail she revealed was that one of the men had blond hair, a holster and a badge.
The story alone was enough to get the public’s attention and outrage, including celebrities like Bill Cosby, Spike Lee and Don King. But when Rev. Al Sharpton, a relatively unknown at the time, began handling Brawley’s publicity with attorneys Alton H.…Continue Reading
Johnstown, PA – Police have charged a 12-year-old boy with armed robbery after he allegedly robbed a lemonade stand with a BB gun.
It happened on Wednesday when a 10-year-old running a lemonade stand was approached by the older boy who had a BB gun in his waistband and threatened the victim.
The two boys “got into a wrestling match over the money box” but the 12-year-old ended up getting the upper-hand and made off with $30.
The victim chased after the boy, along with his a few friends — ages 8, 10 and 13 — and tracked him down at his home. “The boys were all familiar with each other, so it wasn’t difficult to spot the suspect,” Johnstown Police Captain Andrew Frear said.
Police said the 12-year-old, who is not being identified because of his age, will face charges in juvenile court of robbery and recklessly endangering another person.
This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on young people committing armed robberies. In 2012, an 11-year-old boy tried to carjack and rob a woman at gunpoint in a church parking lot.…Continue Reading
STONINGTON, CT - A 10-year-old boy in the backseat of his father’s car called 911 to report his dad was driving drunk moments before his father crashed.
Rhode Island State Police received a 911 call from the boy who said he and his 12-year-old sister were passengers in a Mercedes driven by their father, Owen Gilman. The boy said he was in fear for his life because his old man was drunk and driving erratically.
The boy told them he was so scared that he was contemplating jumping from the moving vehicle because that would be better than crashing at the speeds his father was currently driving. The boy didn’t have time to test his theory, because moments later his father rear-ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Gilman hit the Jeep so hard that he sent it 50 feet off the shoulder of the interstate and down an embankment where it overturned. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital to be treated for blunt force trauma and lacerations and was last listed in fair condition. …Continue Reading
New York, NY – A 35-year-old woman on a first date died after she plunged 16-floors to her death when the balcony she was sitting on collapsed.
Jennifer Rosoff was on a date with Stephen Close at a Mexican restaurant before she brought him back to her apartment a little after midnight. Once inside, Rosoff stepped out on to her small balcony, sat on a metal railing and had a smoke.
Her date got nervous and told Rosoff she may not want to sit on the rail. “She said that she had done it before and wasn’t worried. She didn’t think it was a problem,” said Paul Browne, the NYPD’s chief spokesman.
Close said shortly afterwards, he heard two cracks or pops before the railing Rosuff was sitting on bent and sent the woman 140 feet down to her death, dying instantly upon landing on top of some construction scaffolding.
Some residents say they heard Close screaming while others saw him in the lobby. “He was hysterical,” a resident said. Police do not suspect foul play and the Department of Buildings are now investigating.…Continue Reading
McALESTER, OK – Police have charged a mother with child abuse by injury after she poured gasoline her 5-year-old daughter’s head to treat head lice, which then caught fire.
According to an affidavit, 25-year-old Shana Suggs attempted to treat her daughter’s head lice with gasoline back in January. Not sure how well that would have worked, but the fire that started when a nearby space heater ignited the gas probably did the trick.
Suggs’s boyfriend said he ran to the bathroom when he heard Shuggs scream and found her and her daughter on fire. He rolled the girl on the ground, but could not extinguish the flames until he wrapped her in a jacket.
On the one hand, the girl didn’t have a head lice problem any longer but on the other, she suffered second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body. Suggs was burned on her forearms, hands and foot.
Suggs’ daughter wen through lengthy treatments at a Tulsa burn center and a Texas Shriner’s hospital and is now living with relatives. …Continue Reading
Anaconda, MT - Jeremy Brent Cramer, 38, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to stabbing and beating his 3 year old son to death and leaving his body in a field in southwestern Montana.
On July 8th, Cramer’s wife, Nataliya, called police in their hometown of Lacey, WA to report that her husband had left with their son and now she could not get a hold of him. She was alarmed to discover that he had used his gas card to fill up in Moses Lake, about 3 1/2 hours away from their home, but she did not think her son was in danger, so no Amber Alert was issued. There was a missing person report and a “be on the lookout” for Cramer and his son.
Later that same day in Montana, Cramer was discovered in a bathroom by a convenience store clerk, washing blood from his clothes and minus a son. Apparently, he had hitched a short ride there and the man who gave Cramer a ride asked him about the blood on his clothes, to which Cramer responded, “I had a traumatic experience and no one is dead.” Liar. …Continue Reading
FLINT, MI – Police have charged 74-year-old Lois Arlene Janish with the murder of her 14-year-old granddaughter who disappeared in 1998.
Coral Hall was last seen or heard from on September 22, 1998 after getting into an argument with her grandmother about skipping school. One of her friends told police she was supposed to spend the night with Coral but she never showed up at their pre-determined meeting spot.
Another friend told police a similar story, saying that Coral had called her that day to say she and her grandmother were fighting and that she needed a place to stay the night, but that Coral never showed up.
Coral had been living with her grandmother and her grandmother’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance. She moved in with her grandmother after a judge ruled Coral’s mother was unable to care for her. Coral’s mother would die in 1996 from a drug overdose.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton stated Janish has always been a suspect in Coral’s disappearance, but they never had enough evidence to arrest her.…Continue Reading
OMAHA, NE – Prosecutors have charged a a 19-year-old with first-degree murder and sexual assault after his victim, a 93-year-old widow, died from her injuries after being raped and brutally beaten.
Louise Sollowin died Wednesday, three days after the man broke into her home and attacked her, Omaha police said. Sollowin was found by an officer sent to the south Omaha house where the woman had lived for the past 71 years. She was discovered in her bedroom, bleeding, around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to reports.
Sergio Martinez-Perez, 19, was still in the house, naked and passed out on top of the woman, when police arrived. Now, I’m no lawyer, but I’d say that’s gonna be a pretty tough thing to explain away at trial. Authorities believe Martinez-Perez entered the home through an unlocked door.
Prosecutors say that Martinez-Perez admitted to assaulting and raping the elderly resident because he was “angry with women” after a night of drinking. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine filed the murder charge on Thursday, adding it to already-pending charges of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree assault and burglary.…Continue Reading