2 local men found passed out in police parking lot after attending Kentucky Derby
Posted on May 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM Updated today at 4:02 PM (KMOV) – Two St. Louis-area men face charges after they were found passed out in a Louisville police parking lot after the Kentucky Derby early Sunday morning. Darelle Simmons, 37, and Dwight Brown, 44, were both charged with public intoxication, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of heroin. According to police, the suspects were found sleeping inside a Cadillac Escaladearound 7:10 a.m. in the parking lot at 3315 Newburg Rd. Police say officers discovered heroin and marijuana in bags sitting on Simmons’ lap, as well as open beer and wine containers in the SUV’s center console. According to police, both men smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes.
man accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old nephew on Saturday as
he demonstrated the laser sight on one of his guns by pointing it at the
The boy, identified by WNEP
as Hunter Pedersen, was visiting his grandfather's home in Delaware
Township, Pennsylvania on Saturday when he asked his uncle, who lives in
the home's basement with his son, to see his gun collection.
uncle, 34-year-old Chad Olm, obliged and showed the boy and his son
several weapons—all of which Olm claimed were unloaded—from his locked
gun safe, including a .357, a .22 and a 9 mm. As he was showing Pedersen
another a .40-caliber Glock 27, Olm decided to demonstrate the gun's
The bullet struck the child in the forehead, above an eye. He began bleeding and fell over.
police arrived, the child's body was found on the floor of the bedroom
and there was a single bullet hole in the corner of the room, near the
ceiling. The gun was on the clothes washer in the laundry room.
The victim's parents were not there at the time of the incident. They arrived after police.
Olm was arrested on charges of criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of children.
horribly tragic. The family is devastated," Blooming Grove State Police
station commander Lt. Chris Paris said. "It goes to show that the safe
handling of firearms is a must. The family has lost something that they
can never replace."
(Gawker.com) - Months after the infamous Swiss cheese man terrified city
residents, Philadelphia has a new public masturbator on the loose.
Friday afternoon, a Temple Ph.D student was riding a SEPTA bus when the
man next to her pulled down his pants and allegedly started to
masturbate. The woman asked the man to stop; when he didn't, she began
filming him with her phone's camera.
"You know this is on video,
right?" the woman asked in the video, which was obtained by NBC
Philadelphia. "You really wanna do that? I have it on my phone."
"Are you crazy? Do you see how many people are on this bus? Do you see a child behind you? You are disgusting."
Eventually, the man—who seemed completely shocked by her angry reaction—responded.
"Are you serious right now?" he said. "I'm standing here the whole time. Why wouldn't you just say something?"
"Does someone need to tell you not to touch yourself in public on a bus?" the woman said.
Soon, others confronted the man, and he left the bus. Both the woman and the bus driver later called 911.
told NBC Philadelphia they know the suspect's identity but are waiting
for a warrant to be approved before making an arrest.
Police believe a man kept his 96-year-old mother's body frozen for 3 years so he could continue to collect her retirement benefits and Social Security checks after her death.
Pulaski County, Ky. sheriffs showed up at Jon Whiteford's house to
question him about his mother, Faye, he killed himself with a gunshot to
the head. Faye Whiteford's body was later found tied up in a tarp near
the driveway of a property her son had been renting. Police believe she
died of natural causes in the spring of 2011.
Whiteford's testimony, law enforcement has been piecing together the
story by talking to friends and neighbors, and what they've found is
A friend of Whiteford's told police that his mom was always a touchy subject.
didn't know she had passed away, and we were afraid to ask," Al Fried
said. He speculated that Whiteford, who had to move out of his mom's
house after her retirement money wasn't enough to avoid foreclosure,
waited to report her death because he didn't want the money to dry up.
the foreclosure, Whiteford rented a broken-down house in another county
and moved his mother's body there, while he lived at a friend's house
near his mom's old place.
he went to apply for welfare benefits of his own, he told officials he
lived in his car. He also confessed his mother was dead, but said he didn't know how she died or where her body was.
stored her in a freezer from 2011 until around Christmas of 2013 when
he was forced to leave his home," Pulaski Sheriff's Lt. Brett Whittaker told local news station Lex 18.
Because of the cold winter, her remains likely remained frozen until they were discovered last month.
Lawsuit: Cops Shoved A ‘Sharp Object’ Down Teen’s Throat, Killing Him
A 17-year-old was killed after a confounding police encounter during
which the cops slammed him on the ground, shattered his ribs,
pepper-sprayed him and shoved a sharp object down his throat, according
to his family’s lawsuit.
The teen, whose first name is not given in the lawsuit, allegedly
died at the hands of Huntsville, Alabama, police during an attempted
drug bust. His mother, Nancy Smith, filed the lawsuit.
Smith was set up in a drug sting operation facilitated by a police
informant. Officers approached Smith during the drug deal, and he ran.
The officers were not dressed as cops and did not announce themselves as
Smith was caught by an officer and thrown to the ground, suffering
injuries. He was cuffed and violently restrained. Officers even
Matters quickly became much worse.
According to the lawsuit,
police were concerned that Smith had swallowed a bag of drugs in an
effort to conceal evidence. A medically untrained officer shoved a
“sharp oblong object” down Smith’s throat to find the nonexistent drugs:
Upon information and belief, Defendant Officers, without
proper training or expertise, shoved a sharp oblong object into Minor
N.S.’s throat; however, no bag was found or recovered from the scene nor
was a bag found or retrieved from the hospital where Minor N.S. was
treated until his death.
The incident happened a year ago, but it took local reporters months to obtain the autopsy report, according to WAFF.
The report listed Smith’s cause of death as undetermined, but
asphyxia was suggested as a strong possibility. Some combination of the
violent manner in which Smith was restrained and the object shoved down
his throat may have deprived his brain of oxygen, killing him.
The report could not rule out a drug overdose. But since Smith’s
blood samples were discarded, and never tested, it is impossible to
determine whether he had drugs in his system at the time of his arrest.
The suit alleges excessive force and wrongful death, and seeks unspecified punitive damages.
Oklahoma boy came home to his grandmother's Tulsa apartment with a bad
progress report from his school. He gave his grandmother the report and
while she sat reading, he went to her room and grabbed a .22-caliber gun
from her room. He returned and shot his grandmother in the back of the
"He got in trouble today at school, so when I got home I was gonna
talk to him furthermore about it," Annie Mougell-Walker told local
station KOTV. "All I saw was a big bang of a flash and heard it, and I knew I was shot in the back of my head."
Mougell-Walker, 42, was treated at a local hospital and able to
return home the same day with a neck brace and the bullet still logged
in her head, the New York Daily News reports.
The child was arrested and charged with shooting with intent to kill, Officer Jillian Roberson told the Daily News.
The child initially told police that he was not involved in the
shooting which sent them scrambling to find the shooter. It was not
until investigators interviewed the child's grandmother in the hospital
that they learned the shocking truth.
Besides the obvious trauma of knowing that her own grandchild shot
her in the head, officials told the News that Mougell-Walker has a small
wound near the base of her skull where the bullet entered. Doctors were
unable to remove the bullet but believe that it will successfully work
itself out, Mougell-Walker said.
Parents, 6 Sons, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl For Nearly A Decade
The sheriff of a small county in northeast North Carolina says he is
"disgusted" by the parents of six men who are accused of sexually
abusing their sister for nearly a decade, at a private family compound.
"I blame the parents for this," Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley
told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "It's your responsibility as a
parent to teach [your children] right and wrong. When you see a child
doing something that is totally wrong and you don't correct them, then
the child thinks it's OK."
Tilley said his deputies charged the six brothers,
ranging in age from 19 to 27, on May 6, with a number of crimes related
to the alleged sexual abuse of their 16-year-old sister. The sheriff
said the alleged abuse began when the girl was 4 years old and continued
until she was almost 15.
Authorities have identified the brothers
as Aaron Jackson, 19, Benjamin Jackson, also 19, Nathaniel Jackson, 21,
Mathew Jackson, 23, Jon Jackson, 25, and Eric Jackson, 27.
"He confided in his pastor and his pastor told him that was wrong and not the way normal families are," said Tilley.
speaking with the pastor, Eric Jackson allegedly went to the Perquimans
County Sheriff's Office and told them that he, along with five of his
siblings, had been sexually abusing their sister.
"From there, we had two more brothers confirm what he said," Tilley said.
the alleged confessions, police needed more evidence to make arrests in
the case. For that, they attempted to speak with the alleged victim.
That task, authorities said, initially proved futile.
"Her parents refused to let us talk to her and [they] moved to Colorado," said Tilley.
in Colorado were notified of the situation and the Department of Human
Services in Colorado Springs took custody of the victim. It was then,
Tilley said, that his deputies were able to talk to the girl about the
alleged sexual abuse.
"I sent one of my investigators to Colorado
and he had an eight-hour interview with her," Tilley said. "She
confirmed everything her brothers told us."
The case was presented
to a grand jury in North Carolina and they handed down indictments
against the parents and brothers in April.
All six of the brothers
were arrested on May 6 and are being held on a $150,000 bond. The
parents are currently free on a $15,000 bond.
"I never thought
this case would go anywhere because we could not get any cooperation,
but they sealed their own fate when they moved to Colorado and that
child was ready to talk," Tilley said.
The sheriff paused, and then added, "Nothing good will come out of this unless this young lady is able to move on."
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