LINCOLN, NE – A Nebraska bus driver has been fired after surveillance video captured him delivering a passenger approximately eighteen knuckle sandwiches before dragging the guy off the bus.
Officials in Lincoln announced 43-year-old Troy Fischer had been fired from StarTran Bus Service and has been cited on suspicion of misdemeanor assault. The incident happened in March, and video shows Fischer talking with a lone male passenger.
I couldn’t quite figure out why Fischer was pissed off at the man, but he reportedly called his boss and told them he was having problems with a passenger. He was informed to let the man off voluntarily or call police. Fischer chose not to do either, and can be seen attacking the man who never fights back. After punching the man over a dozen times, Fischer drags him off the bus and leaves him on the side of a road.
Afterwards, Fischer tells his supervisor that he put the passenger off the bus and that “it wasn’t pretty.”
Fischer was initially suspended without pay but was fired after a disciplinary hearing that allowed him to rebut the allegations.…Continue Reading
Martell, NE - Looks like Matthew Wylie still hasn’t learned how to be around babies and not severely injure them. He was on our site back in 2009 after nearly severing a 3-month-old’s tongue, and now he’s back after allegedly breaking a 1-year-old’s skull.
A few years ago, Wylie was accused of almost severing the tongue of his then girlfriend’s 3-month-old. He would admit to pressing down on the infant’s tongue in an attempt to stop him from crying and possibly cutting the boy’s tongue with his fingernail.
Wylie was arrested and charged with felony child abuse. He would later be found guilty of the charges and sentenced to three to six years in prison. The boy’s mother, Tracy Daniel, kinda-sorta defended Wylie and would end up marrying him. The couple would have a daughter in 2010.
In September 2011, after serving less than two years in prison, the state Board of Parole approved his release after his Sunday school teacher told the board that Wylie has shown tremendous growth since being allowed to leave prison to attend Sunday school.…Continue Reading
Early reports were saying the kids didn’t mean to hurt anyone when they ignited the ring of gasoline they had poured around the bed their mother and her boyfriend were sleeping in, they were just mimicking a Tom and Jerry cartoon they had watched.
Their mother, 30-year-old Tanesha Beard, woke up and was able to get herself and her children out of the house unharmed but her boyfriend, 37-year-old Jermain Westbrook, wasn’t so lucky. She wasn’t able to rouse him and he had to be rescued by firefighters. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition suffering from smoke inhalation and third-degree burns to nearly half of his body.
The discussions immediately centered around cartoon violence and how this really isn’t anything new as violent media has taken the blame for the actions of children since the day violent media existed. Violent cartoons, movies and video games have often been offered as scapegoats in the news, the reason why a parent’s little angel set another kid on fire.…Continue Reading
Omaha, NE – A 10-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother were charged with arson this week for starting a fire that left their mother’s boyfriend in critical condition, suffering burns to nearly half his body.
According to prosecutors, the alleged firebugs and their two siblings had been left in the care of an uncle Thursday evening, while mom and her boyfriend went out partying. The couple returned home shortly before the fire started and went to bed.
After watching an episode of Tom and Jerry at about 4:30 Friday morning, prosecutors say the dangerous duo poured a ring of gasoline around the bed where their mother and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Jermain Westbrook, were sleeping, then set it on fire.
Mom, Tanesha Beard, awoke immediately, but was unable to rouse her sleeping beau. Beard and the children managed to escape the home unharmed.
Westbrook, however, wasn’t so lucky. Firefighters rescued him from the second-story bedroom, but not before he had suffered smoke inhalation and third-degree burns to nearly half of his body.
At a juvenile court hearing later that same day, Beard apparently interrupted the proceeding and declared that she was the one that set the fire.…Continue Reading
A mom in Nebraska has been arrested, along with three other adults, after two of her sons were found locked inside a dog kennel.
When police went out to check the welfare of four children living in a trailer, they found a nasty-ass mobile home full of the usual trash, shit and piss you come to expect in stories like this.
But a disgusting trailer full of animal turds isn’t what got some people slapped with felony child abuse charges. It was the dog kennel found in the trailer that contained a filthy mattress and 22-year-old Ashley Clark’s two boys, ages 3 and 5.
Clark told investigators that she only locked her two sons in the dog kennel, which measured 42 inches by 30 inches, to keep them from climbing out the window and out of her mobile dump.
The two boys were removed from the trailer and placed in state custody along with two girls, ages 8-years-old and 8-months-old, who also lived in the trailer with their parents, 25-year-old Bryson L.…Continue Reading
Gothenburg, NE – On September 17, a couple traveling to a wedding with the woman’s young son had an interruption in their plans when the man, Jason Eugene Melledy, 39, stopped the vehicle to beat the woman on the side of the road and then go kill himself. She would later die from her injuries.
Michelle Stella, 42, and her 8-year old son were with her boyfriend, Melledy, and had been traveling from the Denver area to a wedding in the Gothenburg area. Stella’s son told police that, around midnight, the couple got into a verbal argument. Melledy then stopped the car and pulled Stella out of the car and began beating her.
The boy told officers Melledy was hitting his mother in the face and head with his fists. During this, Stella was able to tell her son to run away. The boy ran to a nearby ditch and hid. He then flagged down officers and led them to his mother. She was found lying in the west bound lane of the highway with severe facial and head injuries.…Continue Reading
Mitchell, Neb. – I’m sure a lot of you have already gotten the bad news, but for those of you who did not hear, they have found the body of 8-year-old Kerra Wilson and have arrested her stepfather.
Wilson’s family reported her missing Wednesday afternoon after her school called and informed them she had never shown up that day.
Her stepfather, 32-year-old Salvador Carlos Lopez, claimed to have dropped her off at Mitchell Elementary that morning. But following interviews with school staff and Wilson’s classmates, as well as video surveillance footage, police do not believe him and determined Wilson was never on school grounds that day.
Yesterday evening a local rancher contacted authorities and told them he had found something suspicious and felt they should come check out an area of land. There, within some rugged terrain a few miles north of Mitchell, investigators would find Wilson’s dead body. Based on evidence found at the scene, Lopez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
“We were hoping to bring Kerra (Wilson) safely home to her family; sadly we weren’t able to do that,” said Lt.…Continue Reading
Police say they were called to Creighton University Medical Center shortly after midnight after the boy had been left near the emergency entrance. The 12-year-old told officers his mom and grandparents dropped him off there and then drove away.
The boy was taken to Project Harmony for placement, while police continue to search for his family.
Back when Nebraska adopted the Safe Haven law in July 2008, the law didn’t specify an age and some parents used this to get rid of their teenage children. In fact, thirty-six children were reportedly left at state hospitals within the first four months of Nebraska’s safe haven law being signed; many of them pre-teens or teenagers as old as 17.
Some of you may remember Gary Staton, the man who dropped off nine of his children, aged 1 month to 16-years-old, at a Nebraska hospital invoking the safe haven law (his girlfriend would get pregnant with twins a year later).…Continue Reading
Lincoln, NE — When Kristin Renee-Walz’s husband showed up in the emergency room Friday night with knife wounds to his elbow, forearm and knee, he reportedly told medical personnel that he was a sleep-eater and must have injured himself while sleep-slicing himself a piece of cake. It could happen, right?
Wrong. Police didn’t buy the flimsy excuse and arrested Renee-Walz. Authorities seem to believe the woman armed herself with a KA-BAR knife with a 5″ blade and proceeded to get stabby after hubby refused to take her out. She ultimately left a deep, 2-inch cut on hubby’s right elbow as well as 1 1/2-inch cuts to his forearm and knee. Weird….she doesn’t look crazy. oO
Renee-Walz, 40, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.…Continue Reading
Lincoln, Nebraska – Police are investigating an alleged sex assault that ended when the victim sent her attacker to the hospital after beating the crap out of his face with a frying pan.
Details are vague, but what is being reported is that a 20-year-old woman held a party at her apartment. After a night of drinking the woman fell asleep on the floor, only to be woken up by a 23-year-old man touching her inappropriately.
She told him to stop repeatedly, but the man persisted and became more aggressive. She ended up kicking him away from her and then smack him in the face four times with a frying pan she retrieved from the kitchen.
Police were called and the man was taken to the hospital suffering from fractures to an orbital bone and to his nose. Officer Katie Flood says citations are pending against the man once he is released from the hospital.…Continue Reading
McCOOK, Nebraska – The body found in the Bartley Cemetery has been positively identified as 14-year-old Kailee Clapp, the teen who was reported missing earlier that morning.
Clapp was last seen by family members Thursday night. She was reported missing on Friday morning when she was not found in her room before school. At first it wasn’t believed the teen was in any danger, possibly having left on her own. Her mother, Nora Clapp, even tried getting in touch with her that day through her Facebook page asking her daughter to contact someone.
It wasn’t until police found a large pool of blood in an alley no more than 100 yards from her back door that it was believed her life was in danger. That afternoon, police would bring in 18-year-old Stathis Sebastian Kirkpatrick for questioning. Afterwards, police would locate Clapp’s body in the cemetery. Reports are that she had been mutilated.
Kirkpatrick is being held on $1 million dollars bail, charges pending autopsy reports. His relationship to Clapp has not been revealed, but I did hear a report on the news that he was not a boyfriend.…Continue Reading
OMAHA, Neb. – Police are hoping someone will recognize the two women captured on video using small children to shoplift high-dollar purses from the Westroads Mall. In one incident, video captures a women leading two children, around 4 or 5-years-old, to the purse section of the store. There the children snag $800 worth of Dooney and Burke handbags before running out to a red Monte Carlo. A second incident shows another woman leading two boys around the same age to the purse section, but this time the children were able to lift $1200 worth of purses before running out of the store. Authorites would like to stop these women, and not just because of the crime of theft. They are also worried about the children being used for criminal behavior. “If Criminal behavior starts in grades one, two, three or four, that is much more predictive of lifelong criminal behavior,” said Boys Town Executive Vice President Dr. Daniel Daly. “This is a basic breakdown in the fundamental social contract.” Anyone who knows who these two morons are should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 402-444-STOP, offering a tip online at OmahaCrimeStoppers.net or texting OPD to 274637 (CRIMES).…Continue Reading
Lincoln, NE – When a 6-year-old boy was found acting out sexually with a 4-year-old child last month, authorities learned the child had been sexually assaulted himself. When questioned, the boy told officers that his uncle taught him how to do those naughty things. When police talked to Uncle Perv (aka Shad Jenkins), they discovered he had molested his nephew on at least two separate occasions in September and December of last year. Furthermore, it was revealed that Shad was molested by a family member when he was a child. Seems his own father partook in a bit of boy buggery. Damn…talk about your nasty vicious cycle. I would recommend a healthy dose of bleach for that particular gene pool, but it’s obviously way too late. Shad Jenkins, 22, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and third-degree sexual assault of a child. His bond was set at $250,000. Shad is about as smart as he looks – perv has at least 10 different Myspace profiles, all mostly blank and unused.…Continue Reading
Omaha, NE – Last Thursday, Christina Fields took her 2-month-old son in for a well baby check-up. During the examination, the doctor felt a lump on the child’s ribcage and ordered x-rays – it was then discovered that the boy was suffering from multiple rib fractures – 13 of them, all in various stages of healing. The doctor told police that it appeared as if the child had been shaken while being held around the midsection. During questioning, Christina admitted to being frustrated with the infant on several occasions, but denied doing anything more to the child than just squeezing his tiny baby body. Investigators believe the abuse had been doled out over the last four weeks. The child was placed in protective custody and his mother in police custody. Christina, 20, has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Bond was set at $10,000. I remember dealing with a single cracked rib some time ago, and I gotta tell ya, it hurt like no other pain I’ve ever experienced!…Continue Reading
Lincoln, NE- Sunday night officers were called to a disturbance between 22-year old Richard Lynne Andersen and his 19-year old roommate after she discovered that he had been putting her black cat, Delila, in their washing machine. The roommate confronted Andersen about the abuse after she discovered he had recorded the incident on his cell phone. The police watched the one-minute, 14-second video of the cat struggling in the top-loading washing machine. In the video, the machine, which has no water, is turned on with the drum spinning and Andersen could be heard saying, “It’s the spin cycle!” while laughing. When the machine stops, Andersen says, “Kitty, come on Kitty!” to the very disoriented cat and then he mischievously starts the machine again. Andersen’s roommate also told police that her cat is fearful of people due to Andersen’s continual abuse to the animal. Well…Duh! Judging by her choice for a roommate, I guess the girl’s cheese is not completely centered on her cracker if she was aware of the sadistic bastard’s previous abuse to her beloved pussy and did not kick his ass to the curb sooner.…Continue Reading
Omaha, NE – I gotta tell ya, I visited Kyra Gates’ Myspace profile to see if could find anything of value to add to this story – I was there for about two minutes, tops. I am now partially blind and mostly stupid. But, because I am a saintly woman and hope to spare you from the seizure inducing background, I put my mad copy and paste skillz to work and give you this, from her About Me section – ” i feel that im a very good mother and a devoted friend. i love to party and get drunk as possible. if you like what ur hearing so far log on to me.” Now, let’s think about that first sentence for a minute, shall we? If, indeed, she were a ‘very good mother’, chances are her mug wouldn’t be gracing our awesome website. Right? Right. Kyra is here today because she is accused of punching her 10-month-old baby in the face, causing the child’s nose to bleed. When the cops arrived on scene, Kyra refused to hand over the bloodied baby.…Continue Reading
OMAHA, Nebraska — After the girlfriend of 28-year-old Sylvester Porchia found him flirting online, she got her revenge and Porchia found himself suffering some humiliation at the hands of a woman scorned. What she did was to take pictures of him after he agreed to be handcuffed to his bed naked. She then left him there, logged into his Facebook account and posted the pics. Porchia wasn’t even aware of what she had done until he had managed to free himself and his friends started calling wanting to know what why the hell he was posting nekkid pics of himself on Facebook. Understandably, Porchia is a bit pissed and after filing a protection order against her, police are investigating possible domestic assault and false imprisonment charges. We talk about double-standards here at D’D all the time, and Porchia brings up another one. No doubt had the roles been reversed and he had posted pics of his naked girlfriend on Facebook as revenge, he would be sitting in jail and women would be calling for his testicles on a fork.…Continue Reading
Sutherland, Nebraska – Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of summer (and beginning of football season). Since it does mark the end of the warm season, families sometimes gather up their children for one last little trip before school goes into full swing. Those people who do stay home may take part in marching in or observing a Labor Day parade in their town. But guaranteed, this three day weekend isn’t fully celebrated unless you’ve cooked out over the grill at least once, inviting family and friends to eat well, drink some beers, and share a sense of camaraderie. Except at the Goodwin house. 22 year-old Angus ruined the fun when his girlfriend took off, he threatened his buddies, and then beat the piss out of his father.…Continue Reading
Lincoln, NE – It’s a good thing that most pervs are stoopid. If they excelled at their ‘craft,’ they might get away with their pervy shenanigans forever and no one would be the wiser. Gregory Tyrrell? Luckily, he’s one of the stupid ones. Gregory, a level-three sex offender who has spent years behind bars for burglary and sexual assault, is accused of walking into the woman’s locker room at a couple of different health clubs on more than one occasion. Now, he didn’t just breeze right through the locker room door to get an eyeful – he was way too sneaky for that. What he did, and bear with me while I laugh my ass off, was wrap himself up in towels, from his head to his knees with just his eyes visible, and he’d saunter into the locker room like that. Well now, that wouldn’t look suspicious at all, would it? The dude is 6’2″ and 170 pounds with hairy man knees. He seriously thought no one would catch on?…Continue Reading
Sumner, Nebraska – After researching this story, and playing the scene out in my head a couple of times, I puked in my mouth a little. Ok, it was more than a little. Let me introduce you to Tyler Brockman. On July 4, Brockman was on his way home to Kearney after participating in a rodeo in Sumner. Well, you know how those rodeos are, right? Do you? Cause I sure as hell don’t. I’m assuming that Brockman had either had a drink or seven, is smart as a dog turd, or a combination of both, because he failed to return his horse to his trailer. Not only did he neglect to make sure the animal was secured in the trailer, he neglected to untie the horse from the back of the trailer before he headed home that evening. …Continue Reading