CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Details are sketchy when it comes to the standoff between the Christiansburg sheriff department and 35-year-old Michael Potts. Police officers say they pleaded with Michael, who held his daughter hostage in his truck after a domestic dispute call on New Years Eve. After an hour of negotiations with the man, who was allegedly threatening to hurt the 2 year old girl, police shot him right in front of her after he put his vehicle in reverse and began backing towards officers. Michael’s family isn’t so quick to believe the scenario, with his stepmother telling The Roanoke Times that he was a man who “loved his kids” and spent all of his free time with them. The rest of the family was too upset to comment; the entire situation is under investigation and the deputy who fired the shot is currently on administrative leave. Is this a case of an abusive dad or an abuse of police power?…

FERRUM, Virginia – 23-year-old Jessica Goode was out in the woods collecting frogs for a science project with two other Ferrum College students when 100 yards away 31-year-old hunter, Jason Cloutier, took aim with his high-powered rifle and fired — mistaking Goode for a deer. The bullet struck Goode in the chest, passed through her and through the hand of 20-year-old Regis J. Boudinot. Goode turned to Boudinot and stated “I’m going to die” and then collapsed. Cloutier immediately tried to help Goode, but it was too late. Although this is a tragic accident, Cloutier was not supposed to be hunting on the property. He now faces charges of manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and trespassing. He is currently out on bail. A Remembering Jess Goode Facebook page has been created if you want to stop by. I would advise anyone not wearing a bright orange vest with blinking Christmas lights, and a loud speaker exclaiming “I am NOT a deer!” to stay out of the Virginia woods during hunting season. …

Omar Abdelaal Grabbed An Axe…

October 29, 2009 at 9:41 am by  

Hanover, Virginia – Omar Abdelaal just turned 16 – now, he’s looking at 20-to-life. Omar is accused of attacking another teen with an axe, sloughing off the left side of the kids face. The victim, just 15, had to have his face sewn back together with about 120 stitches. The entire attack was captured on video surveillance at a frequent teen hangout called Tractor Supply, Co. According to police, two groups of teens were arguing in the parking lot when Omar and his friends walked away and entered the supply store – the victim and his friends weren’t far behind. At some point, Omar broke away from the entire group, grabbed an axe from a display, removed the protective cover, and attacked the other teen. On the surveillance video, the victim could be seen facing Omar with his hands at his sides when he was hit. …

Charlottesville, Virginia – Police need the public’s help in trying to find missing Virginia Tech student, Morgan Dana Harrington. She was last seen Saturday night after being separated from friends at the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Harrington went outside before Metallica took the stage for reasons unknown. “Everyone assumed she’d be coming back,” said Amanda Melvin, a friend of Harrington’s. But she didn’t. Harrington’s purse and cellphone were found outside the stadium and her car was still in the parking lot. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and knee-high black boots (RAWR!). She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Her parents reported her missing on Sunday. “Being absent and unheard from for this amount of time is really unusual…unheard of from her,” said Morgan’s mother Gil Harrington.. Anyone with more information about Harrington or her whereabouts is asked to contact Virginia State Police at 434-352-3435 or by e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.…

Christopher Scott Little Failed

August 17, 2009 at 9:36 am by  

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia. – Here is a nightmare story that had a nice ending. On Thursday, a 15-year-old girl was walking down the 1700 block of Dock Landing when Christopher Scott Little, 33,  pulled his white pickup into a nearby driveway, got out and grabbed her, putting her into his vehicle. At some point, Christopher stopped the vehicle and the teen jumped out. Christopher gave chase and tried putting her back in the truck, but she was able to flee and alert police. She gave them a description of Christopher, his vehicle AND the license plate number. He was picked up a short time later and with the teen’s identification, charged with one count of abduction by force..…

No! Three Is Not A Charm!

August 12, 2009 at 12:11 am by  

Bristol, VA With the economy the way it is nowadays, the grocery bill can be alarming, especially if you have young children. I know mine think I am being the Wicked Witch when I refuse to buy every single item they toss into the cart which is usually several boxes of Fruit Gushers, Hostess Cupcakes, and those damn Kellogg’s Cereal Straws. To make matters worse, they eat the crap up within a day or two and then complain they have nothing good to eat. That is what forced me to start locking up their horde of instant-drive-mom-nutzfast in my filing cabinet and only disperse small rations from it when my husband angers me. Even though he says it’s a crime, it’s not and it sure is a hell of a lot better than what these three dolts came up with.…

Axton, Virginia It’s after midnight on a Saturday, a time for all good college kids to be hitting their drinking prime or making their way back to their dorm room looking for the perfect opportunity to sneak their love for the evening into the comfort of their room. But for Timothy Carter, activities after midnight on Saturday were a bit more adventurous. Guided by the loving hand of his father, Timothy was lured home only to find daddy had flipped and that his basic survival instincts would be put to the test after his father turned the gun on him. …

Joshua and Brandy Sawyer Killed Carly

June 14, 2009 at 6:13 am by  

Chesapeake, VirginiaCarly Sawyer was a beautiful little 5-year-old girl trapped in the middle of a bitter custody dispute. For 2 1/2 years, two families fought over the child…but, in the end, her father, 24-year-old Joshua Sawyer, was granted custody. Wednesday evening, paramedics were called to the Sawyer home on a report of an unresponsive child. There was little that could be done for her…Carly died on Thursday. Now Joshua and his second wife, 21-year-old Brandy Sawyer, are facing murder charges in the death of the little girl with the precious smile. …

Michael Dwayne Kohlman Is A Bad Babysitter

May 6, 2009 at 5:18 am by  

Newport News, VirginiaI don’t have a lot of info on this skeevy perv, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Michael Dwayne Kohlman, 50, was entrusted with the care of three young girls between the ages of 4 and 11. He was their babysitter–and had been, for the last 18 months. Now he’s behind bars……

Faith Loftin & Shawn Franklin SUCK

March 17, 2009 at 9:24 am by  

Lynchburg, VA–There aren’t a lot of details being released on this particular case but a couple of things are known for sure; Faith Loftin’s 5-year-old son is suffering from 2nd and 3rd-degree burns caused by scalding water, and police believe that Shawn Franklin is the person responsible for causing those injuries.…

Joseph Hagerman III Decapitated His Son

February 11, 2009 at 3:58 am by  

Virginia Beach, VADetails are still emerging on this story, but one thing is known for sure…Joshua D. Hagerman died on Tuesday. He was just 5-years-old. His father, 33-year-old Joseph Hagerman, stabbed him. Sources close to the investigation say that Joshua was decapitated.…

From Coffee To Decapitation

January 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm by  

Blacksburg, VA–Xin Yang, 22, hadn’t been in the United States very long…the graduate student from Bejing arrived at the Virginia Tech Campus on January 8. Xin Yang just completed her second day of class and was having coffee with a friend on campus at the Au Bon Pain cafe on Wednesday evening, when her life was brutally cut short.…


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