Police say they received a 911 call from the residence Saturday night after someone there said 27-year-old Derrick Dearman was trespassing on their property.
Dearman was on the property because his girlfriend, Laneta Lester, had gone to the house to stay with her sister in order to get away from Dearman and their “abusive relationship.”
Police arrived on the scene but were unable to locate Dearman and left. Hours later, police say Dearman returned to the home and used multiple weapons, including a gun, to attack the occupants as they were sleeping.
When he was done, Dearman had brutally murdered five people. The victims are Robert Lee Brown, 26; Chelsea Marie Reed, 22, who was five months pregnant; Justin Kaleb Reed, 23; Joseph Adam Turner, 26; Shannon Melissa Randall, 35.
Dearman then kidnapped Lester and a three-month-old infant and drove them to his father’s house in Mississippi.…
Police were called to an apartment early Wednesday morning after 20-year-old Milina Harris threw boiling water on her sleeping mother before stabbing her multiple times.
Harris’ mom, 47-year-old Tamara Joyner, was rushed to Vidant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries where she would die later that afternoon.
Harris, who was initially charged with attempted first degree murder, has been charged with first-degree murder. She is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.
When Harris made her first appearance before a judge, she wore chains, handcuffs and a padded green cover up used for people who are at risk of suicide.
A motive isn’t known at this time and the investigation is still ongoing. Whatever the reasoning, you got to really, really hate someone to pour boiling water on them while they are sleeping and then start stabbing them.
A little after midnight on Sunday, 41-year-old Misty Childs got into an argument with her boyfriend, 45-year-old Lavont Moss inside the halfway-house where Moss lives.
After the argument, Moss went to bed while Childs fixed a pot of soup. Once the soup was boiling, Childs dumped the pot of soup on Moss’s face and torso as he was lying in bed. Childs then fled the scene.
One of the other residents described hearing Moss screaming that Childs had burned him before he fell on the couch.
“He was barely able to breathe because of the pain. He was moaning,” said Ashleigh Ferris.
Wesley Clark, a trained paramedic who also lives in the house, said the injuries Moss suffered were some of the worst he had ever seen.
“His skin, it just looked like someone took his shoulder blades and grabbed the skin and pulled it off,” Clark said.…
Police were called to the couple’s apartment on Sunday to perform a welfare check after the victim’s best friend became worried that she could not contact her.
When police got inside the apartment, they found Herndon unconscious on a couch trying to overdose. Police say there was a suicide note nearby, but they have not detailed what was written.
After searching the apartment they would find the decomposing body of Herndon’s girlfriend, Constance Thomas, dead inside her bedroom. She had been hidden under a pile of clothes and had a garbage bag wrapped around her head.
The official cause of death was later determined to be blunt force trauma. The weapon used has not been identified.
Police would also find Thomas’ dog, Lex, dead inside the apartment. Detectives aren’t sure if the dog died from neglect after Thomas died, or if it was also killed by Herndon.
Herndon was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. …
Police were called to a beach in Daytona Beach on Monday afternoon where they found 18-year-old Tatyana Allen had used the child to batter her boyfriend after the couple got into an argument.
According to witnesses, Allen was angry with her boyfriend because he would not walk with her to the bathroom. In response, Allen reportedly punched the man several times in the face before grabbing her son by the ankles and swinging him like a baseball bat at the man’s direction.
Allen then dropped the baby face-down in the sand and the boyfriend picked him up. Witnesses said Allen had been rough with the baby and at one point as she walked up the steps to the boardwalk, the baby’s head struck the railing.
Family members corroborated what witnesses told investigators, but refused to provide written statements. Surprisingly, the toddler was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital just in case.…
Police responded to the home of 30-year-old Bernice White after receiving a 911 call connected to a fight between White and her adult sister.
When police arrived, they found White’s sister had a broken arm caused by White hitting her with a 1×4 piece of lumber. While searching the home, police also found White’s son with a bandaged hand and swelling, bruising and redness to his right upper thigh and left forearm.
After White’s son was transported to the hospital, doctors discovered the boy was suffering from several broken fingers and a fractured foot. Investigators say the injuries were a result of White beating the boy with the same piece of wood she used to break her sister’s arm.
According to the affadavit, White had returned home from work and turned all Mommy Dearest when she found the apartment had not been cleaned to her specifications.…
Friends and family of 43-year-old Jennifer Streit-Spears contacted police after a couple of pictures were posted to her Facebook. One was her bloody corpse, the other of Amyx’s bloody face with a caption that read “Please pray for us.”
“The pictures were not clear although they were extremely scary. I just started to reach out to our mutual friends to see if they’ve anybody knew anything,” said a friend of Spears’.
When police arrived at the couple’s apartment, the found Amyx outside suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. Inside the apartment they found the body of Spears who, police say, had been stabbed to death.
During their investigation, police would learn that Amyx was wanted in two other counties for separate sexual offenses involving children. In Rockwall County, Amyx was wanted for the continuous sex abuse of a child under the age of 14.
Amyx was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries before being booked into the Collin County jail.…
Victoria Reid, 60, reportedly confronted her 60-year-old husband about an affair he was allegedly having.
She had him sit on a sofa, then pulled out a gun that she used to taunt him with by aiming it at his head and chest.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, she told her husband of 16 years that she wanted to maim him and give him post-traumatic stress disorder – a condition she reportedly suffers from.
She may very well have succeeded, because she shot her husband in the knee. If that weren’t bad enough, the bullet traveled up the man’s thigh and took up residence in his testicles.
The man’s condition is not known, but Reid was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated domestic violence, false imprisonment and firing a weapon inside a home. She’s currently in the Brevard County Jail on a $35,000 bond.…
The shooting happened on Tuesday morning when the teen’s mother and grandmother tried waking him up to go to school.
The teen became so angry at their repeated attempts to get his ass up, that he grabbed a handgun from his closet and opened fire.
His grandmother was shot twice while his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew were only grazed. The teen fled the scene after the shooting, dropping the gun off at a neighboring apartment complex.
His grandmother was taken tot he hospital where she is expected to recover. The two children were treated and released.
The boy was found a short time later walking along nearby railroad tracks and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged in Juvenile Court with four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.
His family is cooperating with the investigation and stated they had no idea he was in the possession of a handgun.…
Police were called to the Hammond’s home on Valentine’s Day and found John Hammond with “scratch marks on his face, sore ribs and a large knot on the back of his head.”
The injuries, according to John, were from his wife attacking him with a mini baseball bat and repeatedly kicking him in the ribs as he was semi-conscious.
When police asked Kimberly for an explanation, she told them she had watched a marathon of The Walking Dead the night before, then drank eight beers that morning.
She became increasingly upset about it being Valentine’s Day and not having received a present from her husband… so she gave him the what-for.
Police arrested Kimberly on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence. She took a Breathalyzer test while at the jail that revealed her blood alcohol content was .221. She was released the next day.…
According to reports, Karen Lotz was upset with her husband Friday night because he had left the coffee maker on. Angry, Larry unplugged the coffee maker and retreated to his office and locked the door.
After Karen used a key to unlock the office door and enter, Larry admits he fired four shots from a .45-caliber handgun. Karen was hit three times, including once in the head, according to prosecutors.
Larry then called his son to tell him what he had done, then called 911. “I just shot my wife. I just shot my wife,” Larry tells the dispatcher. “Please, send an ambulance.”
Karen was rushed to the hospital in serious condition, but would die from her injuries. Larry Lotz was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held on a $3 million bail.
I absolutely do not condone what Larry did and I hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law.…
LARGO, FL – Police have charged 25-year-old Mackenzie Freeman after he became angry about his mother’s dog eating his marijuana, and pushed her to the ground.
According to the police report, Freeman and his 57-year-old mother got into an argument after he found her pooch had scarfed an undisclosed amount of his cheeba.
Freeman got so angry that the 6’2″, 222-lb man-child punched holes in the wall, shoved his mother to the ground and hit her in the head with a pair of pants.
Police were called to the residence, but Freeman took off running when they arrived. After a brief chase, Freeman was apprehended and taken into custody.
After being read his rights, he “admitted to pushing his mother down and hitting her in the head with his pants” and said that she “deserved it.”
Freeman is now facing a domestic battery charge, which should sit nicely beside his past charges of theft, burglary, and narcotics possession.…
The 32-year-old is accused of getting into an argument with his wife that led to him covering her face with his feces-covered underwear and telling her to “smell it.”
According to reports, Stewart broke into his wife’s apartment on Christmas by breaking through a living room window. While their 2-year-old daughter stood nearby, the two got into a physical altercation.
Stewart ended up pushing his wife to the ground and shoving a pair of his shit-stained drawers into her face so that she could not breathe. “Smell it, smell it!” he allegedly commanded the poor woman.
For getting his wife shit-faced on Christmas, Stewart was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was ordered held in the Onondaga County jail without bond.…
FAIRFIELD, CA – Humane Animal Services of Solano County and the Fairfield Police Department are looking for Brandi Chin after surveillance footage captured her throwing her dog during an argument with her boyfriend.
The video shows Chin carrying a pug, named Ben, by the leg before throwing it at her boyfriend in a parking lot. The roommate of Chin’s boyfriend said the incident happened during an argument between the couple, and that she and others tried taking Ben away from Chin but were unable to.
Police got involved after video of the animal abuse was posted to Facebook on Dec 19. They are currently looking for Chin, who they believe still has Ben, but feel she is in hiding.
“We are currently looking for her at this time. She is, from what I understand, hiding from us,” said Sergeant Michael Ramirez with Solano’s Humane Animal Services . “She was recently seen walking down a business district in Fairfield, and she apparently had the dog by the tail and she was swinging it around.”
Ramirez believes Chin is hiding in the Vallejo area, and hopes the public will help them find her to face animal cruelty charges and to end the Ben’s torture.…
According to police, Dear and 41-year-old Dawn Hensley got into an argument on Christmas Day that led to Dear chasing Hensley from their home.
Once outside, Dear doused Hensley with gasoline before using a lit cigarette to set her on fire. Totally engulfed in flames, Hensley continued running until she collapsed in the street.
Neighbors came out to assist Hensley, putting out the fire and staying with her until paramedics arrived. She was rushed to the hospital where she would die from severe burns.
Officers from the Pasadena Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies would locate Dear on Sunday, 30 miles away on a bus in Altadena. He was charged with murder and taken to the Pomona Police Department. His bail was set at $1 million.
Dear isn’t the first man we have reported on who doused their girlfriend with gasoline before setting them on fire with a cigarette.…
According to reports, Bailey shot her husband four times in the torso sometime after midnight Christmas Day. When police arrived at the scene, they found William Bailey lying on the front porch of the couple’s home.
“He was still conscious and was transported by EMS to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center,” Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. He would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say the couple’s grandchildren were at the home at the time of the shooting, but did not report if they saw the death of their grandfather. Their mother had been at work at the time of the incident.
When asked why she shot her husband to death, Bailey told investigators it was because of “continuous marital issues and infidelities.” Gwendolyn Bailey was arrested and placed in the Galveston County Jail on $100,000 bond.…
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.…
According to the police report, Donald Meikle was in bed with his wife when he passed gas. She first elbowed him in the arm, but then started elbowing him and kicking him when he continued baking his brownies.
This led to Donald restraining his wife for his own safety, but her “lip was inadvertently split open” in the process. Dawn broke free, ran to the bathroom and called 911 while firing off a canister of pepper spray.
When police arrived, they noted Donald had scratches on his chest and that his shirt was ripped in several places. Dawn admitted that she had attacked her husband because of his ass biscuits, and confirmed her busted lip came from being restrained and not from a punch.
Dawn Meikle was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She was placed in the St. Lucie County Jail but has since been released.…