SPARTANBURG, SC - A couple were arrested after a man was accused of hitting his girlfriend with his anger management book and she was accused of stabbing him with a boxcutter.
Police were called to a home Monday night on a domestic disturbance call and found 23-year-old Tyler Ford suffering from a deep cut on his forearm while his girlfriend, 22-year-old Sheelah Thompson, had a bump on her forehead.
Thompson told police that she and Ford got into an argument over their relationship while watching a movie. Thompson said her boyfriend strangled her, hit her with his rolled up anger management book and threatened to kill her.
She added that Ford put her phone in the oven to prevent her from calling for help and “popped” their infant daughter on the legs because she was crying.
Ford’s story was a little different and painted Thompson as the instigator of the argument, as well as the winner of the fight that ensued. He claimed the argument started after he began asking Thompson why she purposely tries to anger him, knowing he takes anger management classes.…Continue Reading
Albuquerque, NM — Cara Claffy, 35, is being held at the Bernalillo County jail, charged with domestic violence and aggravated battery of a family member, after allegedly knocking her mother upside the head with a vibrator.
60-year-old Sheryl Claffy called police Sunday to report that her spawn struck her on the head with the device, leaving her bloodied, and was attempting to leave the residence they shared.
Mom told police she was just sitting there watching tv, when an argument between herself and her daughter erupted. It was then, she said, that Cara grabbed the electric vibrator and whacked her in the dome.
She pointed out a pickup truck sitting nearby, and informed officers that her daughter was inside. She wasn’t. The alleged weapon, however, was. An officer retrieved the vibrator from the floor of the vehicle. A detailed description of the device has not been made available.
Cara was apprehended after exiting a nearby home. She told officers she argued with her mother, but she didn’t harm the woman. In fact, Cara said, the old lady just came out of a room, all bloody and stuff, and informed her that she had hit herself in the head with the vibrator.…Continue Reading
Anyway, police were called to the couple’s home Monday and found Ashley Marie Prenovost nekkid, bloody and drunk. It is alleged that after the boyfriend refused coitus, Prenovost went on a rampage. Police say she punched a couple of holes in the bedroom wall and smashed a picture frame, causing injuries to both of her hands.
Then, for whatever reason, Prenovost picked up the four-month-old child she shares with her boyfriend, and began carrying her around the house, yelling and screaming and bleeding all over the place. At some point during the alleged tirade, the child’s head met a dresser.…Continue Reading
Cleveland, OH — The totally sane lookin’ fella to the right is Daniel Roman — police say he aimed a gun at his 9-year-old daughter and threatened to pull the trigger last month after the girl stepped on his dog’s tail.
The child, along with her siblings, were apparently visiting Roman for the weekend when the alleged incident occurred. It is unclear whether the child was purposely mistreating the dog, but according to police, Roman threatened her with, “Step on the dog’s tail again, and I will pull the trigger.”
Roman’s grandmother, who claims to have been at the home that particular weekend, told 19 Action News that her grandson did not make any threats towards the child. Police say, however, Roman also threatened his younger children, 7-year-old twins, with bodily harm if they breathed a word to anyone.
The children’s stepfather, when contacted by 19 Action News, had this to say to a reporter:
“He called us denying it so I knew there had to be some truth in it.…Continue Reading
North Charleston, SC — Kayso, I’m a little late on this one – those who know me would expect nothing less from the Queen of Procrastination – but since it’s looking like Crazy Lady Day at The Dreamin’ Demon, I’m gonna go ahead and throw in Helen Williams.
Williams, 44, sent her common-law husband out for some beer late Christmas Eve, and when the man returned home empty handed due to the fact that the stores were closed, she got a little testy.
The 41-year-old man was apparently in the kitchen upon his return (making his own damn sammich, by the way), when Williams grabbed the squirrel and knocked him upside the back of the head with it. Then, police say, she stabbed him with it. I, for one, would love to see this friggin’ squirrel… sounds like I need a similar one for my “collection.”
Anyway, the man tore out of the house and headed to the neighbors to call police. When police arrived shortly after midnight, they found the man covered in blood, suffering from cuts to the face and shoulder.…Continue Reading
Casco Township, MI – A man in Michigan was arrested after he allegedly punched his mother in the face repeatedly while decorating the family Christmas tree.
Pasco Township Police received a 911 call from a home on Friday with no one on the line. However, shouting could be heard as well as a female yelling “you are hurting me.” When police arrived at the home, they found 33-year-old Lewis Atwood with his girlfriend, mother and brother.
According to the report, the family had been decorating the family Christmas tree when a drunken Atwood flew into a jealous rage over finding his brother had a personalized ornament to hang on the tree, but he did not. In response, he began repeatedly punching his 58-year-old mom in the face.
The woman suffered a bloody nose, swollen eye and a swollen lip. As for Atwood, he had minor injuries to his knuckles and hands consistent with drunkenly punching your mother in the face multiple times. Atwood was arrested for domestic violence and booked into the county jail, where he’s being held on a $5000 bond.…Continue Reading
MILTON, GA – A man was sentenced to life in prison after shooting his stepson to death during an argument over loud video games.
Back in February of last year, 46-year-old Eric Brandon got into an argument with his stepson, 16-year-old Alexander Koser, over the teen playing his video games too loudly. While Koser was fixing a snack in the kitchen, Brandon grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun.
When Koser turned around, Brandon shot the teen once in the chest. He then racked the shotgun and fired a second shot into the teen’s his chest. He then racked the shotgun again and fired a third shot into his stepson’s body.
Brandon called 911 and reported what he had done and was apprehended without incident. According to the DA, while in the back of the police car, Brandon told police that he hoped the teen was dead. He was eventually charged with two counts of felony murder and with possession of a weapon while committing a felony.
Jurors took less than 30 minutes to convict him of the charges on Wednesday.…Continue Reading
WINTER HAVEN, FL — A woman is facing murder charges after police say she accidentally shot and killed her daughter, thinking it was her boyfriend.
According to police, 52-year-old Adele Bing got into an altercation with her boyfriend on Monday. The boyfriend left the home and went to the hospital to treat injuries he says he received after Adele hit him in the head with a gun.
Police responded after being notified by hospital staff, and were interviewing the boyfriend at the hospital when they received a call about a shooting at Adele’s address. When they arrived at the home, they found Adele’s daughter, 22-year-old Ruby Bing, lying dead on the ground in front of her mother’s home.
Turns out that Ruby picked the absolute worst time to pay her mother a surprise visit her 4-month-old daughter. Adele was inside, but said she was afraid the “banging” and “kicking” she heard at the front door was her boyfriend returning to kill her.
Armed with a baseball bat and a .22 caliber handgun, Adele opened the door.…Continue Reading
Orlando, FL – Police have arrested a 28-year-old man after he allegedly attacked his pregnant sister for eating his chicken nuggets without his permission.
According to reports, Kareem Gordon became furious after he found his 25-year-old sister had eaten his chicken nuggets. After arguing over the nugget faux pas, Gordon followed his sister into her bedroom, yelling “I will punch you down.” He didn’t follow through with that specific threat, but he reportedly grabbed his sister by her neck, pushed her into a nightstand, making her fall to the ground.
Gordon told police he didn’t attack his sister, who is four months pregnant, but was merely trying to have a civil discussion when she slammed the bedroom door in his face. He said she fell after he shoved open the door. Police arrested Gordon anyway, charging him with aggravated battery on a pregnant person. He was booked into the Orange County jail on no bond.
Seems as if Gordon has a history of assaulting women, police saying he has a previous domestic violence incident on record with his wife. …Continue Reading
HASTINGS, MN – Beatriz Fernandez, 37, is looking at second degree assault charges after police say she ran her husband’s new girlfriend off the road before cracking the woman’s skull with an aluminum baseball bat.
On November 13, someone called police to report a female assaulting another woman on the side of a rural road. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a fractured skull.
The victim told police she was driving with her boyfriend, who also happens to be Fernandez’s husband, when Fernandez began ramming the rear of her vehicle. The victim said she was eventually forced to pull over and stop.
When both women exited their vehicles, Fernandez hit her husband’s lover “two to three times with a bat with full-out swings” after Fernandez knocked the victim on the ground. Fernandez’s husband, who’d reportedly ran from the car, told police he left his wife about six weeks ago and that she’d recently found out about his new relationship with the victim.
Officers located Fernandez a short time later.…Continue Reading
According to police, 51-year-old Carol Sanders filed for divorce from her husband, 53-year-old Mike Sanders, a little more than a month ago. The couple had a court hearing on Tuesday morning regarding an order of protection Carol had filed.
Hours later, Carol went to the family’s home with her 14-year-old daughter and her 49-year-old brother to gather some personal belongings. What they didn’t know was that Mike had parked his car a couple blocks away and was hiding behind the house in order to ambush them.
While Carol’s brother, 49-year-old Thomas Fitzpatrick, sat in his truck in the driveway she and her daughter went inside the home. That’s when Mike walked up to Thomas and shot him once. Mike shot him a second time after he fell out of the truck.
Mike then went inside the home and began shooting.…Continue Reading
REDLANDS, CA — Police have arrested 28-year-old Steven Sunny after they say he planted a pipe bomb underneath his ex-wife’s vehicle in an attempt to blow her up, along with the couple’s two young children.
The woman was with her two children in the parking lot of the Redlands Town Center Monday when she noticed a suspicious device underneath her SUV. She immediately called 911 and police responded, quickly evacuating several nearby businesses and taping off several aisles in the parking lot.
Customers and employees were stranded for several hours as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad used a robot device to remove a pipe bomb from underneath her vehicle and use dogs to perform a sweep of the area to ensure there were no other explosive devices.
Later that night, police would arrest Sunny at a San Bernardino trailer park where his girlfriend lives. He was charged with three counts of attempted murder and possession of an explosive device with intent to kill. He’s being held on $1 million bail.…Continue Reading
Lafayette, LA - A woman kidnapped by her violent ex-boyfriend was rescued by family members after they shot and killed her captor.
Last Wednesday, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, was abducted by her estranged boyfriend, Scott Thomas, who is also the father of their 2 year old son. The kidnapping took place in a daycare parking lot as she was picking up their son. A witness observed Bethany screaming, honking the horn and trying to fight off Thomas and begging someone to take the boy. The witness, Derrimetrie Robinson, was able to take the child as Thomas shoved Bethany into his car and sped away.
That evening, police found Thomas’ white Buick near a field with one of Bethany’s shoes in it, but, other than that, there were no new leads and no sign of Bethany, until Friday. That’s when police and family were searching for her in the fields near where Thomas’ Buick was left, and residents gave the family members a tip about an abandoned house in a field nearby. …Continue Reading
LAKE WORTH, FL – A self-described sadomasochist is facing some sexual assault charges after she went a little too far with her girlfriend, allegedly beating and choking her while also raping her with a marital aid.
The 53-year-old victim contacted police on October 25 to report that her girlfriend of nine months, 23-year-old Mia McCarthy, had attacked her the day before. A detective met the victim at a sexual assault care center where the victim was sporting bruises, bite marks and scratches on her neck.
The victim told the detective that she’d gotten into an argument with McCarthy that had turned physical. She said that McCarthy had punched and scratched her before choking her to the point that she saw spots and almost passed out. The victim said that’s around the time McCarthy gave her some helpful advice that I will have to remember for my next Backpage date:
“Breathe or I’ll kill you,” McCarthy reportedly threatened.
She went on to describe an earlier incident that happened back in July.…Continue Reading
Ephrata, PA - A religious nutbag was arrested and jailed on Wednesday after he beat his wife with a wooden paddle when she refused to address him as “Sir” in front of their kids.
According to police, 55-year-old Dan Kopp routinely discipline his wife whenever she didn’t show him proper respect. Some of these corrective measures included taking his wife over his knee and spanking her with a wooden paddle or his hand.
In October 2012, the wife realized her life sucked and went to police to report the abuse. She told police her 6-foot-5, 230 pound husband beat her in front of the kids as a “means of disciplining her for disobedience to him for undermining his parenting.”
She even brought along proof of the abuse in the form of a video she recorded a month prior that showed him beating her in front of their young children for not saying “Yes Sir.” Before teaching her this lesson, he gives her a “count of three to comply.” He can also be heard threatening to “cast the demons out of her” the next time she disobeyed him.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV - A 61-year-old man has been arrested for beating his girlfriend to death with a beer mug after the couple argued about her sleeping around with other men.
On Sept 19, police were called to a mobile home park in reference to a woman bleeding from the head. Once there, police found Jennifer Evanson suffering from multiple head injuries. She would die at the scene. The coroner would later rule Evanson died from multiple blows to the head as a result of a homicide.
Investigators quickly focused on Dana Baker, the boyfriend of Evanson’s who was living with her at the time of her death, but was nowhere to be found on the night she died. They would find Baker about a mile away from the mobile home park, living in a tent in the desert.
Police noted that Baker had blood on his shorts, socks and shoes. When questioned, Baker told police he had been dating Evanson for about three months and had recently moved into her mobile home.…Continue Reading
Chandler, AZ - Christopher Jackson has been arrested after allegedly branding his initials onto his girlfriend’s vaginal area.
The incident occurred back in May, but the victim only recently reported it to police. According to her, Jackson, 49, wanted to go out dancing after a baseball game. The girlfriend said she was too tired, so he gave her some pills to help her stay awake. They did not.
In fact, she passed out and awoke later with extreme pain in her special lady parts and the initials, “CJ” seared into them. The girlfriend states that Jackson had bragged about branding previous girlfriends and wanted to brand her as well because “her vagina was his.”
Police found Jackson’s butane torch and branding tool inside his home. Jackson was booked into jail on aggravated assault with serious physical injury.
I found a Chris Jackson on Facebook who really likes dancing. I have a vagina (please, hold your applause) and the thought of some guy branding it is bad enough, but knowing my genitalia was mutilated by a guy who dances in pleather pants would just be adding salt to the gash.…Continue Reading
Greenwich, CT - A man told police he “lost it” when he bashed his wife’s skull in with a baseball bat inside their mansion after learning she was leaving him.
Police responded to the $7.3 million estate of Michael and Diane DeMaio on Tuesday after receiving a report of a domestic situation with injuries. Once inside, they found Diane, 54, laying in a pool of blood inside a large closet with three ice packs placed under her badly disfigured head.
“What, hello, what’s going on,” she said before closing her eyes. Police tried to put pressure to a large gash on her head, “but felt it was soft”.
Also in the home was Diane’s elderly mother, Gloria Sica, who was screaming that Michael had attacked her daughter. “That monster hit her and she’s dying,” she screamed. An officer drew his gun on Michael and placed him in custody. The 55-year-old would confess to using a baseball bat to bash his wife’s head in.
“I lost it, I just lost it,” he told the officers as he lay handcuffed on the ground, explaining he became enraged shortly after learning his wife was leaving him.…Continue Reading
MISSOULA, MT - A woman in Montana has been accused killing her husband of one week by pushing him off a cliff during an argument, instead of killing him with 30 to 40 years of incessant nagging.
Cody Johnson, 25, and Jordan Graham, 22, were married a little over a week ago but their honeymoon was short lived after Johnson was reported missing on July 8, when he did not show up for work.
Graham said she last saw her husband the night before, when he left their house late on July 7 with unidentified friends in a dark-colored car. On that same night, Graham reportedly sent a friend a message stating she was going to talk to her husband about her regretting having ever gotten married.
On July 10, Graham spotted her husband’s body at the base of a cliff in Glacier National Park and alerted park rangers. When asked how she knew where to look for Johnson’s body, she claimed she received an email telling her that her husband had died after a fall while hiking.…Continue Reading
LANDOVER, MD - A woman has been accused of breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s home where she tried to kill the man’s 8-year-old son.
Police say 26-year-old Helen Marie Newsome broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home early Saturday morning intent on killing his 8-year-old son. After the boy’s father went to work, Newsome allegedly went into the young boy’s bedroom and attacked him while he was sleeping.
According to Andy Amaya, the boy’s father, Newsome first tried to smother his son with a pillow, but the boy responded by head-butting her. Newsome switched tactics and grabbed a dumbbell she used to hit boy on the head. Andy said that his son takes karate lessons and was able to use some of what he had learned to karate chop Newsome before she came at him with a knife. The boy was able to kick her away and then run to a neighbor’s for help.
The boy was taken to the hospital where he received eight stitches on his head and then released, say police.…Continue Reading