BATTLEBORO, NC – Tiara Drake has been accused of trying to poison five of her family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.
According to reports, the 24-year-old wanted some of a relative’s cheese on Friday, but the woman refused to give her any. In retaliation for not being given any cheese, Drake waited until the next morning and used a concoction of detergent, window cleaner and a household cleanser to poison the cheese.
When the rest of the family woke up and began to eat the cheese with their breakfast, one of them determined it was tainted and Poison Control was called. Police say medics had four of the family members drink milk to counteract the effects of the chemicals.
Drake seems to be having ongoing issues with her family, with some posts hinting that this latest cheese incident was just the straw that broke the came’s back.
“man i got alot goin on in my mind,” Drake posted on her Facebook page on March 31.…Continue Reading
CARY, NC — Police have charged 61-year-old Dottie Amtey with murder after they say she strangled her 77-year-old husband to death.
Police were dispatched to the home of Dottie and Shared after an unidentified woman called 911 Wednesday night. When police arrived at the home, they found Shared unconscious in an upstairs bedroom with someone on the phone with 911 trying to perform CPR in an unsuccessful attempt to revive him.
Police initially said Dottie would be charged with first-degree murder, but the Wake County District Attorney’s Office is considering charging her with second-degree murder.
The couple had been married for over 30 years and had five children together. Dottie was recently employed at UCB Pharma, and Shared was a research physicist, with career stops at universities and a massive government research project.
Cary officials say this is the first homicide they’ve had in their town in nearly two years.
While no motive has been released, there’s enough information in this article regarding the couple that makes it easy to speculate that this was probably some kind of mercy killing, and could also explain why prosecutors are considering the lesser murder charge.…Continue Reading
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Edward Burcham killed an elderly man riding on a lawnmower after swerving to avoid a dog in the road.
North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said that on Tuesday, 50-year-old Burcham was driving when he swerved to miss a dog he says ran out in front of his truck. He ended up going off the road and striking 73-year-old Bobby Lambert, who was riding on a lawnmower in his yard.
Lambert was pronounced dead at the scene, and charges were pending against Burcham. He was reportedly doing 35 mph in a 45 mph zone, but troopers said he was “well off the road” when he hit Lambert.
I don’t know if Burcham’s dog story has been verified, but I cannot stress this enough; if an animal runs out in front of you vehicle, simply perform controlled braking, sound your horn, and hope the stupid thing gets out of the way. Unless it’s a dinosaur or some other large animal that could result in your death if you strike it, do not ever swerve to avoid it.…Continue Reading
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. - Police have arrested 44-year-old Randall Johnson, accusing him of keeping his girlfriend’s dead body in his bedroom for days, even sharing the bed with her decomposing corpse.
Johnson’s girlfriend, 46-year-old Carla Bagget, was last seen alive on April 3 by her mother, sister and nephew who all lived at the mobile home. The nephew said every time family members asked Johnson if Baggett was going to come out of her room, Johnson would say she was either sleeping or smoking a cigarette.
But by April 6, he says they new something was wrong when they began to smell a foul odor coming from the bedroom. “That Saturday morning, my grandma went in there and said, ‘Randy, I’m sick of this, I’m going to wake my daughter up.’ So she crawled over him and as soon as she touched [Baggett], she said she was cold, stiff and she was gone,” he said.
When police arrived at the home, they found Baggett’s decomposing body in the bed shared by Johnson.…Continue Reading
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - The effort to rescue two children buried after a dirt wall collapsed on top of them, is now being treated as a recovery effort.
The 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, believed to be cousins, were playing in an excavated basement under construction when one of the dirt walls collapsed, burying them alive. One of the children’s father witnessed the collapse and called 911 at around 6 p.m. Sunday.
Using whatever they had that their immediate disposal, rescuers began trying to dig the children out, but after four hours of digging, they knew that their efforts were now to retrieve their dead bodies.
“This is now a recovery operation for these two children,” said Dion Burleson, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management. “There are calls at times like this happen where we are not able to make a difference because it’s outside of our realm.”
Some 65 rescue personnel, including Charlotte and Huntersville fire units, worked overnight while family members of the children stood near the scene. One worker told reporters that as of this morning, crews had dug down almost 15 feet.…Continue Reading
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Police say 65-year-old Henry Clifford Byrd Sr., a registered sex offender, is in custody after being accused of raping a 10-year-old girl at a church in Winston-Salem last week.
Police began investigating after being called to the church over allegations that a young girl had been sexually assaulted during a church event at the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Byrd, who served three years for taking indecent liberties with a minor back in 2000, had been invited to participate in church activities. We all know pedophiles and churches go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, and during the evening’s festivities, Byrd sexually assaulted the girl.
Henry Clifford Byrd Sr. was arrested at his home without incident, and charged with first-degree rape and with taking indecent liberties with the girl. No details were released about how Byrd was able to molest the girl without attracting the attention of others.
Police said Byrd was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be back in court on April 25. Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the Winston Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 727-2800.…Continue Reading
HARRISBURG, NC - On Friday, Anthony Hardy shot and killed his neighbors on either side of his home before killing himself after a police standoff.
Police say they received a 911 call from the wife of 42-year-old Daniel Thomas Kirchner, who I was informed I may have went to high school with, stating Hardy was shooting at her husband in the backyard.
“He came into my backyard and started shooting at my husband and my other neighbor,” she tells the 911 operator.
When asked what prompted the shooting, she says she does not know. She says her husband was outside working in the backyard when Hardy walked over and started shooting, hitting both her husband and another neighbor, 64-year-old Gary Wade Stocks.
When she realizes Hardy has left, she tried to perform CPR on her husband, noticing he had been shot in the stomach, but it is too late. Both he and Stocks were pronounced dead at the scene.
When police arrived, they found Hardy was back inside his home and refused to come out, leading to a police standoff in which gunfire was reportedly exchanged. When Cabarrus County SWAT team members finally made entry into Hardy’s home hours later, they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.…Continue Reading
OVIEDO, FL – According to the FBI, 28-year-old Sarah Adleta recorded herself sexually abusing children and then sent the images to a suspected pedophile in North Carolina.
According to a criminal complaint, the FBI became aware of Adleta after they found she’d sent images of herself and multiple children to Aaron Dixon, a North Carolina man who’d been recently charged with having sex with a child.
When agents met with Adleta, she admitted that about a year ago, she began sending Dixon nude photos of her and a child. This lead to her performing sex acts on multiple children while streaming the vile acts live on Skype so Dixon could watch her do it.
She also sent Dixon images of her performing sex acts with the children via email and her cell pone. Adleta, who was taking several classes at UCF, was arrested on child pornography charges and is being held without bail in Polk County jail pending a bond hearing.
One of Adleta’s neighbors said the Adleta would volunteer to babysit her kids, but she always felt something just wasn’t right.…Continue Reading
Some of you may remember Jackie Nanney – he and his then girlfriend were featured here in 2009 after being accused of taking pot shots at the girlfriend’s kiddos with a BB gun. Not for any particular reason, really, but apparently just to be douches.
That story was pretty much buried until yesterday. Leave it to a retard to drag a years old story back out into the open. Seriously, people, sleeping dogs and all that shit…
Anyway, seems Mr. Nanney is back in the news. Guess why he’s being featured again. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
If you guessed c) child abuse, you’d be correct! Here’s your virtual gold star.
Nanney, 27, was taken into custody last week after police officers and Department of Social Services workers visited the home he shares with his wife to conduct a welfare check on the four children living there.
During the visit, police said, they found two children with injuries believed to be from abuse.…Continue Reading
Burlington Police believe 22-year Robert Jarell Neal stabbed 45-year-old Terrance Ervin Daniels with a kitchen knife Wednesday after possibly mistaking the deaf victim’s sign language as gang signs.
Witnesses described seeing Neal stabbing Daniels with a kitchen knife multiple times. “My voice is gone from me screaming, ‘Stop, stop, leave that man alone,” said Candace Gerrington, who witnessed the attack.
“He was stabbed all around his body, his hands and face were cut up,” said Mary Latta, who saw Daniels after the attack. “It was bad.”
Police responded to the scene and found Daniels lying in the grass. He was rushed to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill were he underwent surgery. He was listed in stable condition on Thursday.
After the stabbing, Cathy Sanford saw Neal running through her backyard. She called police after Neal returned and threatened her 12-year-old granddaughter.…Continue Reading
Durham, NC – Here’s Dreamin’ Demon’s very first article for 2013, and it’s out of North Carolina where police have accused two teens and a 12-year-old girl with carjacking a man then shooting him to death.
The 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old Justino Maya asked Johnny Villatoro for a ride shortly before 7 p.m. Friday night. The father of three, who is originally from Honduras, did not know them but gave them a ride anyway.
Villatoro drove the trio to the 2900 block of Firth Street, where they then carjacked and shot him. He was rushed to the hospital after being found lying in the street, but would later die.
Police located the 12-year-old girl and Villatoro’s SUV near an apartment building. The young girl had somehow managed to accidentally shoot herself in the abdomen and leg while inside Villatoro’s vehicle. She was treated at the hospital then placed in a Durham County juvenile facility.
Maya was arrested Friday night and charged with murder. He was placed in the Durham County jail without bond.…Continue Reading
I have been following this story since it first hit the news, but was waiting a bit because I really thought the girl was alive and had ran away from home. Turns out that may not have been the case.
On Sunday, 16-year-old Kayla Campbell left her home to go ride her bike and was supposed to be back home at 5:15 pm. Her father called Kayla on her cell phone when she did not arrive home on time and she told him she was on her way.
“We called her at 5:20 p.m., and she said she was close-by,” said the girl’s father, Robert Campbell. “But we didn’t feel like she was telling the truth.”
Campbell became more concerned after using location software he had installed on Kayla’s phone to find she was not in the location she said she was. They called police at around 6 pm after trying to call Kayla again and finding the phone had been turned off.…Continue Reading
But since I suffer for you guys (some say just like Jesus), I will write another child abuse story today, a subject I like least of all. (*hears waaay too many tiny violins playing*)
A woman in North Carolina has been charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and mental emotional injury after she became so enraged over her 9-month-old daughter’s crying, that she poured boiling water on her.
Police say that 33-year-old Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes became angry with her daughter’s crying that she flipped the girl’s bouncy seat over with the baby still in it.
The resulting bruise to her daughter’s face did not her crying, so Woodhouse-Deboyes switched tactics. She went into the kitchen and filled a coffee mug with boiling water then poured the boiling water on top of her crying daughter. Still not getting the result she was looking for, Woodhouse-Deboyes flipped her daughter over and held her down in the hot water that had puddled on the floor.…Continue Reading
Havelock, NC – A 30-year-old woman in North Carolina was arrested after it was discovered she gave her 11-year-old daughter a heart tattoo on her shoulder.
Odessa Clay was charged in late September with tattooing a person under the age of 18 after police learned of the tattoo. Clay admitted to giving her daughter the tattoo late last year because she says, ”she asked me to do it.”
Clay, who sports quite a few tattoos of her own, as evident by her mugshot, was unapologetic when describing ho she used her own tools and numbed her daughter’s arm before placing the permanent heart on her pre-teen daughter’s shoulder. But it’s not like she was a complete moron. “I didn’t fill it in,” she said.
Clay says she thought tattoos were like like ear-piercings in that they were perfectly legal for 11-year-olds as long as the parent gave consent. She also stopped breathing through her mouth long enough to add that she believes her ex in-law reported the tattoo in retaliation after she filed a complaint against her daughter’s paternal grandfather.…Continue Reading
Police were dispatched to U.S. 176 in East Flat Rock Friday night after a call was made to 911 regarding the body of a man found on the side of the road. Police were able to identify the man as 45-year-old Roger Moody and concluded he had been a victim of a hit-and-run.
When investigators went to his home to notify his next of kin, they found Bishop there along with the Honda Accord she had been driving earlier that night. Police examined the vehicle and were able to determine it had been the one that struck and killed Moody. After questioning Bishop, they arrested her and charged her with murdering Moody.
The couple have a history of domestic issues throughout their two year relationship with both calling 911 on each other in the past. On the day Moody was killed, the couple had gotten into yet another fight that had Moody leaving the residence on foot.…Continue Reading
Statesville, NC – A woman has been charged with neglect after the mentally handicapped woman she was hired to care for was left alone on a back porch for hours, and was found eating garbage.
Whitney Hill, 24, was arrested on Monday after she left a mentally disabled woman alone on her back porch for seven hours. Neighbors called police after noticing the handicapped woman had been left alone the porch and was observed eating garbage that included a dirty diaper.
Speaking of chowing down on a full diaper, anyone else remember the simple joy of being handed a bowl of leftover brownie mix when you were a kid? I still like cleaning the bowl whenever I make brownies–no need to let that weed go to waste–but it just isn’t the same.
Anyway, when police arrived at the apartment and spoke with Hill’s boyfriend, they learned Hill was spending the day with a friend. Hill was employed by M & M of the Carolinas to care for the woman, but was not authorized to take the woman from the home.…Continue Reading
CHARLOTTE, NC – Police have arrested 33-year-old Regina Terry after they say she threw a pan of hot grease on her neighbors this past Sunday, burning two adults and four children.
Neighbors say that Terry has had an ongoing dispute with her neighbors, the McLean family. The altercations never turned physical, and usually consisted of them yelling at each other. But this past Sunday, Terry skipped past simple assault and went straight to assault with a deadly weapon and malicious maiming.
After Terry and the McLeans got into another argument, the McLean family–two adult sisters and their children, ages 10, 8, 6, and 22 months–were on the phone with police when Terry threw hot grease from a pan inside the McLean’s apartment.
Everyone in the McLean family was burned in some fashion. Four of the victims were taken to Chapel Hill burn center. One of the adults and her 22-month-old son suffered injuries so bad that they had to be airlifted. Two others were treated at a local hospital while another refused treatment.
One of their neighbor described the children’s reactions.…Continue Reading
DEEP GAP, N.C. – Here’s a tragic story out of North Carolina where a 4-year-old girl was killed last Friday after a tombstone fell on top of her.
While waiting on Vacation Bible School classes to begin, Peyton Elizabeth Townsend and her older sister were with several other children playing in the backyard of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. The church’s backyard doubles as a small cemetery where about two dozen people are buried.
As the children were running around the graves, a stone cross–estimated to weigh anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 pounds–somehow fell off a tombstone and landed on top of Peyton’s chest.
Peyton’s parents where there at the time of the freak accident. Her father is a paramedic, her mother a nurse, and both of them frantically tried saving their daughter’s life after moving Peyton from underneath the stone slab. Peyton was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee where she later died.
Seth Miller, a member of the church, said the grave belonged to his cousin.
“There’s no more smiling or thinking of good things after this,” said Miller.…Continue Reading
Gastonia, NC – I know there are a ton of updates going on regarding Luka Magnotta and the Miami face-eater, but a woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she got into an argument with a man over groceries and began beating him with her prosthetic leg.
Police say the unnamed woman showed up at the home of 29-year-old Charles Talbert to confront him about continually harassing her, over the last two days, about going to the grocery store.
An argument ensued that got so heated that the woman reportedly leaped out of her wheelchair and struck Talbert in the face and chest. Not content with just beating him with her fists, the woman removed her prosthetic leg and began beating Talbert with that as well.
Talbert wasn’t seriously injured in the attack, but he reported that his cellphone and glasses suffered an estimated $300 in damages. The woman didn’t fare as well and was taken to the hospital after witnesses at the scene pulled her off Talbert and inadvertently pulled her dialysis tube from her neck.…Continue Reading
Sometime on Monday, 43-year-old Gary Banning thought whatever was in the jar sitting by the sink of his friend’s apartment was consumable.
After taking a gulp, he found out that his friend, a mechanic, keeps gasoline in the jar to clean grease off his hands.
Banning spit out the mouthful of gas, getting some of it on his clothing in the process. Banning had not changed his clothes when he went out on the porch later that evening to smoke.
Police believe he dozed off with a lit cigarette, accidentally setting himself on fire. Banning was eventually transported to UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill with severe burns over 60% of his body. He would die on Tuesday morning.
The apartment where the fire occurred suffered no major damages according to W.K. Preslar, investigator with the Havelock Police Department.
“It was charred as far as the carpet where he was standing,” Preslar said.…Continue Reading