SPRINGFIELD, MO - Police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Craig Wood with the abduction and murder of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old abducted in broad daylight as she walked home from a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called after a couple watched a tan Ford Ranger stop near Owen as she walked down the street and heard the driver ask her for directions. Owens took a step or two toward the truck before the male driver lunged out of the truck, grabbed Owens with his left hand and threw her into the truck “like a rag doll” before fleeing the scene.
Other neighbors chased after the truck, but were unable to stop him. Luckily, the couple were able to give police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the exact license plate number. This helped police quickly determine the truck was owned by Jim and Regina Wood, who told them the truck was driven by their son, 45-year-old Craig Wood.
When detectives arrived at Craig Wood’s home a few hours after Owens’ abduction, he drove up in the truck police were looking for and tossed a roll of duct tape in the bed of the truck as he got out.…Continue Reading
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Little Rock Police say 48-year-old Willie Noble didn’t care much about his future freedom when he walked out of his home and started shooting at a car full of teenagers who vandalized his car.
One of those bullets ended up hitting and killing 15-year-old Adrian Broadway, and now Noble is looking at a first degree murder charge.
It happened on at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning after Broadway and a group of her friends pulled up to Noble’s residence for the second time that night, and covered Noble’s car with leaves, eggs and mayo.
Noble came running out of the house armed with a gun, and opened fire on the group of teens as they drove away. Police say the group drove to a nearby gas station and called 911 after realizing Broadway had been shot in the head.
She was rushed to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she would be pronounced dead. Aside from the driver of the vehicle suffering lacerations to his hand from broken glass, no one else in the car was injured.…Continue Reading
Wesley Chapel, FL – A retired police captain has been arrested after he shot and killed a man inside a Florida theater during an argument that started over the victim’s texting before a showing of Lone Survivor.
According to police, the incident happened at the Cobb CineBistro at Grove 16 complex a little after 1 p.m. Monday. The movie hadn’t started yet, but 71-year-old Curtis Reeves was getting aggravated with another patron, 43-year-old Chad Oulson, who was sitting in front of him with his wife.
According to witnesses, an argument started between the two men regarding Oulson’s texting. After asking Oulson to stop several times, Reeves left the theater to complain to staff. When he returned, the two men began arguing again.
After Oulson explained he was simply texting his 3-year-old daughter, one of the men threw popcorn at the other before Reeves pulled out a .380 caliber handgun and shot Oulson once in the chest. Oulson’s wife was also wounded by the same bullet after trying to tried shield her husband with her hand.…Continue Reading
SHREVEPORT, LA - Police say 16-year-old Devon Antonio pushed his luck too far when he decided to rob a 63-year-old woman a second time, and ended up dead after the woman shot him in the chest.
Police say the teen broke into the woman’s home carrying a shotgun and demanding money from her safe. The woman said she recognized Antonio as the same person who robbed her of some money and a gun just a few weeks prior.
She said she feared for her life because the teen was pointing a shotgun at her demanding money, and she knew her safe only contained around $55 dollars in coins.
“As I was unlocking the safe I prayed to God to give me strength, to get through this, it’ll be me or him,” she said.
It is said that God helps those who helps themselves, and this woman helped herself tremendously when she replaced the gun stolen previously and had made the decision to store it inside the safe. She removed the gun from the safe with one hand while taking the bag of coins with the other.…Continue Reading
NOBLESVILLE, IN - The teen who helped save two children after they fell into an icy reservoir in 2010 was killed after one of her friends carelessly pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger.
Some of you may remember 16-year-old Aubrey Peters. In 2011, the Red Cross honored Peters and her grandparents as a Red Cross Hall of Famers after they helped save two little girls that had fallen through the ice at the Morse Reservoir.
Unfortunately, the teen died after a total idiot pointed a gun at her chest and pulled the trigger. What makes the entire situation more tragic is the person who pulled the trigger was one of her friends who thought the gun was unloaded.
According to court documents, Peters was with friends in a home when 20-year-old Jacob McDaniel grabbed a handgun and asked Peters if she wanted to hold it. When she said she didn’t, witnesses say McDaniel “dropped the magazine from the gun, pointed it at Aubrey, took the safety off, and pulled the trigger.”
Immediately after being shot, witnesses say Peters clutched her chest and asked, “What just happened?” before collapsing.…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
SOUTH JORDAN, UT - Police have revealed the two boys found shot to death in a Utah basement earlier this month died in a murder-suicide.
I was going to report on this when it first hit the news, but there weren’t a lot of details available aside from a lot of speculation and rumors. The story first made the news when a Taylor Wheeler, 12, and Dayton Gessell, 15, were discovered dead in the basement of a home on November 15.
Police said three other teens were in the home at the time of the shootings, including two brothers who lived there. One of these teens was upstairs with an adult when the shootings occurred. The other two ran from the home moments after the shootings occurred, and flagged down a passing police officer who lived nearby. Aside from the two dead kids, police would also find three guns in the basement.
That was pretty much it for details until now. Police are saying the autopsies have been completed and that Wheeler died of a single gunshot wound and Gessell died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.…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
Russellville, AR - Police responding to a call of a possible shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot found a man who’d been shot in the back with a shotgun. The suspect? The man’s toddler.
It’s being reported that the child was climbing into his father’s truck with the help of an older child, and grabbed on to an unsecured, loaded shotgun in the process. The toddler accidentally pulled the shotgun’s trigger, shooting his father, identified as Monty Wheeler, in the back. Wheeler was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center by EMS and has since been released in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, but I hope to at least see a charge of child endangerment. Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons said they will decide what charges, if any, will be filed once they have all the facts.
Wheeler lists his employer as the Dardanelle Police Department, so you’d expect he’d know how to better store and protect his weapons around children. On Oct. 31st, Wheeler shared a photo on Facebook that shows a child saying “Thank you daddy for Loving me enough to carry a gun.”
I am by no means against ownership of guns for protection or concealed carry, but if you are going to carry or even own a weapon of any kind, please learn and practice safe storage.…Continue Reading
Clarks Summit, PA - Investigators are still trying to figure out what motivated a 42-year-old nurse to kill a 79-year-old nursing-home patient before killing herself.
Police said that at around 5:30 p.m. Monday, employees at Abington Manor entered a patient’s room to find the patient, Howard Kinney, dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Also in the room was one of their nurses, Aimee Larkin, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Their deaths are now being ruled a murder-suicide, police stating that Larkin used a Sig Sauer P245 she got last Christmas to kill herself after she killed Kinney. You bastard.
What they are now trying to determine is why Larkin killed Kinney a little over an hour into her shift. There was no note left behind, and the relationship between Larkin and Kinney is unknown. Neither of them exhibited any unusual behavior before the incident.
Larkin has worked for the facility since 2011, while Kinney had been living there for the past two years while undergoing cancer treatment. According to Kinney’s nephew, he was in remission at the time of his death.…Continue Reading
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VA – If you ever wanted to know what not to if your daughter comes home past curfew, then I have a story for you. A father in Virginia is facing some very serious charges after his daughter missed curfew and he held two teens in his driveway with a shotgun before shooting their vehicle.
Carlton Walker Jr. was mighty pissed when two of his daughter’s teenage friends brought her back home two hour past her curfew. Walker blocked their car in the driveway with his pickup and confronted the driver while brandishing a shotgun. He told the driver and his girlfriend they weren’t goin’ nowhere and told his wife to call police.
When the two teens tried to pull forward and turn their vehicle around, Walker fired a shot into the back of their car. The teens called 911 and police arrived on the scene where Walker wanted the couple to be arrested for keeping his daughter out all night.
Police arrested Walker instead, seeing as he was the only one committing any crimes that night.…Continue Reading
KANSAS CITY, MO – Police have accused a teenager of murdering his uncle during an argument over chores.
On Saturday, police were called to a home shortly before 6 p.m. on a reported shooting. Once there, they found 37-year-old Robbie L. Lee inside the home, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
Also in the home was Lee’s 17-year-old nephew, Tye Lee. A witness told police that Tye was the person who shot Robbie. They said the two got into an argument after the uncle told his nephew he was lazy and needed to do more chores around the house.
Robbie, who had just underwent shoulder surgery, told his nephew, “I’ll stand up to you.” The teen apparently didn’t like this too much and retrieved a gun from the living room. He then shot his uncle in the chest before sitting on the front porch to wait on police.
Tye Lee has been charged with second-degree murder. His bond has been set at $750,000.…Continue Reading
PHOENIX, AZ - A 24-year-old woman died while hugging her boyfriend after he accidentally fired a gun he was removing from his waistband.
Police say Amanda Mosley and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging Tuesday morning when she informed him that the gun he had in his waistband was causing some discomfort.
When the unidentified teen removed the gun, it accidentally discharged, and a bullet struck Mosley. She would die after being rushed to the hospital. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the shooting appeared to be accidental but they will continue to investigate.
“We understand that she wanted to hug the 18-year-old. He had a gun in his waistband. It caused some discomfort while they were hugging. They started to remove the handgun and that’s when it accidentally went off is what we have obtained at this point from this 18-year-old,” said Sgt. Steve Martos.
The underlined part was by me. I thought the use of the word “they” was interesting. Although, the story was told to him by the teen who had just killed his girlfriend, so who knows what really happened.…Continue Reading
Josephine and Jeffrey Ruckinger, both 43, allegedly plotted to murder Josephine’s family Friday night because of a decades-long fued, and Josephine’s general hatred towards her family.
According to authorities, the couple went to the home of Josephine’s parents where Josephine rang the doorbell. When 64-year-old Roberta Frew answered the door, Josephine shot her mother in the chest at point-blank range with a sawed-off shotgun.
Josephine’s brother, 47-year-old John Frew Jr., tried to grab a nearby rifle, but was shot multiple times in the chest by Jeffrey. John Frew Sr. managed to run into a rear bedroom and retrieve a .22 rifle. This was real bad news for the murderous couple, as it turns out Frew is a damn good shot.
When Frew emerged from the bedroom, he saw Josephine down on one knee, aiming the sawed-off in his direction. He opened fire and killed her with a headshot.…Continue Reading
HAYWARD, CA – A 10-year-old girl’s parents didn’t report that their daughter had been shot in the ass until hours later — believing the girl’s bleeding was actually her period.
According to police Sgt. Mark Ormsby, the girl was sleeping in her home around 2 a.m. Friday morning when a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting wounded her in the buttocks. When the girl woke up bleeding and in pain, her parents found no indication she’d been shot. and believed her symptoms were consistent with starting menstruation.
When she woke up in the morning for school, she was still in pain. Her parents checked her bed and found several bullet holes. When they inspected the girl’s body more closely, they located the bullet entry wound and called 911 more than five hours after she’d been shot.
The girl’s doctor told investigators that the entry wound was small and could have been easily overlooked if the family thought she was getting a visit from Aunt Flow. Personally, if my kid was bleeding, I’d have checked them out thoroughly before introducing the Playtex.…Continue Reading
CHARLOTTE, NC - A Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with manslaughter within a few hours of shooting and killing an an unarmed man.
There are still some unanswered questions regarding this incident and what we do know is that Jonathan Ferrell got into a single-car accident in a wooded area early Saturday morning. The wreck was so bad that Ferrell had to crawl through the back window of the vehicle to get out.
Ferrell wandered a half mile before emerging from the wooded area into a nearby neighborhood. He went to a home and began banging “violently” on the front door. The woman inside opened the door, thinking it was her husband returning home from work. When she saw a large black man standing on her front porch, she shut the door and called 911.
What happened when police arrived on the scene is where some of the details are lacking. Camera footage taken from responding officer’s patrol car show an unarmed Ferrell running towards the officers while lifting up his shirt.…Continue Reading
WEST MELBOURNE, FL - Investigators say a Domino’s delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in a motel parking lot.
Byron Park, 54, was in the parking lot of a Days Inn after delivering a pizza to one of the rooms. While sitting in his vehicle and counting his money, he was approached by 32-year-old Frederick Kelly Jr.
Kelly pulled out a knife and demanded Park give him his money or he would kill him. Park responded to this demand by pulling out a firearm and shooting Kelly once, killing him. No charges are expected to be filed against Park, a former law enforcement officer.
“Preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self-defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Investigators say Kelly had a lengthy criminal history that included armed robbery, false imprisonment and aggravated battery.
“The suspect in this investigation was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes,” said Ivey.…Continue Reading
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Miracle Jackson, 16, made her first court appearance yesterday to face charges from a double murder at a medical marijuana shop in July.
According to …Continue Reading
Duncan, OK – Just when you think it’s safe to go for an afternoon jog, you get shot by a group of bored teenagers. That’s exactly what happened to 22-year-old Christopher Lane on Friday afternoon.
Lane was a student from Australia attending East Central University on a baseball scholarship. He was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend when he decided to go for a jog, which his father says was part of his daily routine.
Despite the upper-class neighborhood he was jogging in, there were some bad apples hanging around that afternoon. Three teenagers, identified as James Edwards, 15; Chancey Luna, 16; and Michael Jones, 17; spotted Lane jogging past the house they were hanging out at and decided to kill him.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” Police Chief Danny Ford said. “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.’”
The three teens got into a car and followed Lane, then shot him one time in the back before driving off.…Continue Reading
Manchester, NH - A reportedly depressed father killed shot is 9-year-old son to death during a supervised visit at a YWCA before turning the gun on himself.
Muni Savyon, 54, and son Joshua Savyon were together for a supervised visit with an adult monitor when, halfway through the hour-long visit, Muni pulled out a handgun, shot Joshua and then himself. The monitor was unharmed. A police tactical team entered the building and found the bodies of Muni and Joshua inside.
According to those who knew him, Muni had a lot going on lately. In February Muni was a defeated candidate for the New Hampshire Legislature, the relationship between him and his ex-wife was described as “contentious” by police, and he’d just returned home from his brother’s funeral in Israel.
Rabbi Levi Krinsky said that Muni was distraught when he saw him a week ago. “He was going through a very, very difficult battle over his son,” Krinsky said. “He was visibly distraught, so my guess is that’s what led to this.”
He went on to say that Muni had sent an email to a friend that warned of what he was going to do.…Continue Reading