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« Reply #345 on: January 15, 2020, 03:55:03 pm »
Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Michael Avenatti Jailed!

by Kara Scannell, Paul LeBlanc and Caroline Kelly





A California federal judge on Wednesday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti to be held in jail without bond until his trial for probable violations of his pretrial conditions, including allegedly hiding his assets to defraud creditors.

Avenatti was arrested Tuesday night on a bench warrant after prosecutors alleged he committed new crimes while out on bail.

Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Avenatti for allegedly violating the terms of his pre-release including committing mail fraud and wire fraud and structuring currency transactions to evade reporting requirements, federal court documents say.

Avenatti is accused of purchasing numerous cashier's checks, a financial move to evade creditors and law enforcement from fund seizure, and moving money among various accounts.

Last May, Avenatti's first ex-wife, referred to as Christine A. Carlin, purchased a 2014 Mercedes S550 on his behalf using a cashier's check.

The conditions of Avenatti's pretrial release prevent him from spending or transferring $5,000 or more in a single transaction without notifying pretrial services.

It is not clear if he notified pre-trial services, according to documents.

Avenatti is accused of purchasing numerous cashier's checks, a financial move to evade creditors and law enforcement from fund seizure, and moving money among various accounts.

Last May, Avenatti's first ex-wife, referred to as Christine A. Carlin, purchased a 2014 Mercedes S550 on his behalf using a cashier's check.

The conditions of Avenatti's pretrial release prevent him from spending or transferring $5,000 or more in a single transaction without notifying pretrial services.

It is not clear if he notified pre-trial services, according to documents.

Avenatti appeared in federal court in Santa Ana, California, before Judge James Selna on Wednesday.

Dressed in a gray suit and baby blue dress shirt, he showed no emotion as he followed a marshal out of the courtroom.

Avenatti will be held in custody but will be permitted to go to New York to face trial, where he will stay in custody.

The US attorney's offices in the Southern District of New York and the Central District of California have charged Avenatti with a plethora of financial crimes that carry years of potential prison time, including charges of extorting Nike and multiple criminal counts related to alleged financial crimes.

He has denied the charges.

The attorney became a household name during his representation of adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, when prosecutors pursued a case last year against the acting-president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including having made an illegal campaign contribution by paying $130,000 during the 2016 election cycle to Daniels to silence her claim of an affair with drumphf -- a payment prosecutors have said was made at drumphf's direction.

drumphf has denied the affair, and Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence.

Speaking to CNN in a wide-ranging interview in April, Avenatti said he's "been humbled significantly" in the face of his legal troubles.
 
"There's been a lot of highs and there's been a lot of lows, and, frankly, I've attempted not to get too high," he said at the time.

"Sometimes I've failed, but I've attempted not to get too high. Right now I'm trying not to get too low."

During the interview, tears began to form at the corners of his eyes as he began thinking about what he had and what he has to lose, saying:

"It is about the journey and regardless of what happens, um, I have had an enormous life. I have had a lot of opportunities that a lot of people could only dream. I've done a lot of things over my 48 years a lot of people would never have an opportunity to do."
















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Re: THE "WHO CAUGHT A CASE TODAY" THREAD
« Reply #346 on: January 16, 2020, 01:15:28 pm »
Thursday, 16th January 2020
3 White Folks Arrested on Abuse Charges After Wooden Cages for Children Found in Alabama Home
by Benjamin VanHoose





Three Alabama residents were charged this week in connection with alleged abuse that involved locking children in wooden cages.

On Wednesday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested James H. Bond, 69, Pamela Deloris Bond, 66, and Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, after conducting a welfare check on a Smiths Station, Alabama, home
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Authorities had received information about a potential child abuse situation at the residence on Monday.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigators found two wooden cages that had hasp latches and locking mechanisms.



Upon further investigation, the team learned that children had been locked in the cages “on multiple occasions.”

Four children were in the home at the time of the welfare check, ages 3, 4, 10 and 11.



A fifth child, 8 months, also lived at the residence but wasn’t present at the time.

All five children were removed from the home and are now in the care of the Lee County Department of Human Resources.

Pamela is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

James is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Mann is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment.

It was not immediately clear whether the three had obtained attorneys.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or the Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847
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« Reply #347 on: January 16, 2020, 04:02:15 pm »
Thursday, 16th January 2020
South Carolina white woman sentenced to 25 years for poisoning husband with eye drops
by WCNC (an NBC News affiliate)





A South Carolina woman was sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter after killing her husband with eye drops in July of 2018.

Lana Sue Clayton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Thursday afternoon.



Clayton was arrested in August 2018 and was originally charged with murder and unlawful malicious tampering of food in connection with the death of her husband, Stephen Delvalle Clayton, at his home on Island Fords Road in Clover.



Investigators said a toxicology test during Clayton's autopsy revealed poisonous levels of Tetrahydrozoline, a decongestant used to relieve redness in the eyes.

Deputies alleged that Clayton admitted to administering the substance to her husband without his knowledge.

Two years before the poisoning, Clayton shot her husband in the back of the head with a crossbow.



At the time, she told police it was an accident.

Years later, she changed her story, claiming the couple got into an argument and that Stephen threw something at her, so she shot the crossbow as she ran away.
 
In court Thursday morning, Lana Clayton agreed to a plea deal to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
















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« Reply #348 on: January 17, 2020, 11:07:22 am »
Friday, 17th January 2020
Former Marine arrested in murder of 16-year-old girl
by ABC News




A former Marine has been arrested for the murder of a teenage girl whose body was discovered in a rural field in California about three months ago.

On the morning of October 22nd, 16-year-old Josephine Jimenez was found dead in the southern part of California's Madera County, a week after she disappeared from her home in Madera, a small city some 25 miles northwest of Fresno.

Detectives deemed her death suspicious due to the disposition of the body, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

In December, amid the ongoing investigation into Jimenez's death, Madera County Sheriff's Office detectives were contacted by investigators at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the primary law enforcement agency for the U.S. Department of the Navy, who had identified an individual they believed may be connected to the case while investigating a separate matter.

Madera County Sheriff's Office detectives traveled to interview the individual, 19-year-old Codi Slayton, in Oceanside, California.

Slayton was subsequently arrested by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service on unrelated charges, according to the sheriff's office.

On Thursday, Madera County Sheriff's Office detectives took the former Marine into custody on a first-degree murder charge in connection with Jimenez's death, based on information derived from his interview in December as well as new evidence discovered during a follow-up investigation.

Slayton has been booked at the Madera County Department of Corrections, where he's being held on a $1 million bond, according to the sheriff's office.

It's unclear whether he has obtained a lawyer.

Investigators believe Slayton is responsible for Jimenez's death after determining that he had used social media to communicate with her and other young girls throughout California and possibly across the United States.

Anyone who may have had online communication with Slayton is asked to contact the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

"This seems to be something more along the line of online predator," Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

"So my guess is somehow he had a method to contact her -- as most predators do -- [and] struck up some sort of conversation, and then the resulting crime occurred at some point after that."

Jimenez's family declined to speak on camera but provided the following statement to Fresno ABC station KFSN:

"The Jimenez family wants to thank federal authorities, local authorities, and Madera County Sheriff's office detectives for their hard work in the capture of the person responsible for Josephine's death. We are still mourning the loss of our daughter Josephine and look forward for Justice for Josephine."















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« Reply #349 on: January 17, 2020, 05:58:27 pm »
Friday, 17th January 2020
Woman accused in killing husband with nail-clipper file makes first court appearance
by Matt Gray




Prosecutors will seek the pre-trial detention of a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death with a file from a pair of nail clippers.

Katheleen Ayala, 30, of Millville, is charged with murder in the death of Axel Torres, 35.

She made her first appearance in a Cumberland County courtroom on Friday.

Torres was found around 1 a.m. Sunday covered in blood and unresponsive outside of the trailer they share at Country Meadows mobile home park in Millville.

The couple apparently fought inside the trailer before Torres left the residence, according to a criminal complaint.

Ayala followed him outside and chased him through the mobile home park, before stabbing him in a wooded area, police said.

In addition to a stab wound to his left leg, Torres suffered injuries to his feet, hands and shoulders, police said.

Speaking through an interpreter, Superior Court Judge Joseph Chiarello advised Ayala of her rights and scheduled a detention hearing for Thursday.

That hearing was supposed to be held Friday, but Ayala has hired a private attorney who could not be in court until next week, officials explained.

Apart from confirming that she understood what the judge was telling her Friday, Ayala did not speak.

She acknowledged several family members in the courtroom, who declined comment after the hearing.

Ayala previously told police she was responsible for the assault and said she used a sharp file from a pair of nail clippers, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

After the stabbing, Torres took the clippers from Ayala, she told police.

Police searched the area, but could not locate the item, authorities said.

Ayala told investigators that she “only wanted to scare the victim” and didn’t intend to harm him, authorities said.

Torres was initially hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday and Ayala was charged with second-degree aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

After Torres died in the hospital Monday morning, she was charged with first-degree murder.

She remains housed in Cumberland County Jail pending her hearing next week.














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« Reply #350 on: January 18, 2020, 05:53:38 am »
Saturday, 18th January 2020
Colchester white man who killed wife & kids was under investigation for fraud
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(COLCHESTER, CT) - A Colchester man charged with killing his entire family was denied bond on Thursday.

Anthony Todt, 44, was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Florida after police say he confessed to murdering his wife Megan, the couple's three children, and their family dog.

His arraignment was short, and the judge did not set a bond for the four murder charges.



The bodies of his wife and three children were found inside a home the couple was renting in Celebration, Florida.

Police said their bodies had been there for weeks.

Todt owned two physical therapy businesses, one being in the Westchester section of Colchester.

Both of the locations have since been shut down.

Todt was facing some financial problems and was being investigated for Medicaid and insurance fraud.

Investigators said he was charging insurance companies for services he never provided.

Dr. Anthony Morgan, who owns a podiatry practice next door to one of two physical therapy businesses Todt owned, said at first Todt’s business was doing well.

"When he first opened 11 years ago, he would fill the entire parking lot,” Morgan said.

“I remember saying what is he doing. And the last three or four years it got less and less."

When Todt's business was doing well, he had several employees and opened another location in town, but he had fewer and fewer patients.

The Todts sold their Colchester home about three years ago and moved to Celebration, Florida.

They were renting a home, which was costing almost $5,000 a month.

Megan Todt didn't work and was homeschooling their children.

Anthony was sleeping at his businesses during the week and would travel on weekends to Florida to see his family.

Many still can't understand why he would kill his family.

"That shows the desperation. Where he went, he wasn't making money," Morgan said.

While the Todts had lived in Colchester for many years, Anthony grew up in Pennsylvania.

His father went to prison.











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« Reply #351 on: January 21, 2020, 07:04:00 am »
Tuesday, 21st January 2020
White Man, 36, wanted for selling meth attempts 'movie stunt' escape from cops by hiding underwater in a pond - and is arrested when he comes up for air
by Ariel Zilber






A Florida man who was wanted for allegedly selling methamphetamine tried to avoid arrest by holding his breath as he hid underwater in a pond while deputies searched nearby.

Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, of MacClenny, Florida, was at work on Wednesday morning at a solar power plant in Suwannee County.

But when a sheriff's deputy arrived at the plant, Booth decided to make a run for it, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office.



He saw a nearby pond and decided he to try to evade arrest by hiding underwater.
 
But there was no escape from canine units deployed by law enforcement officials who quickly tracked him down.
Booth 'didn't take into account he's not a fish and had to come up for air and was quickly captured,' the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office posted a photo showing a deputy escorting a handcuffed and shirtless Booth out of a wooded area near the pond.

Court records show Booth has served time in prison for drug-related offenses.

In 2013, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling meth and other related charges.
 


















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« Reply #352 on: January 24, 2020, 07:58:41 am »
Friday, 24th January 2020
Russian hacker who operated 'online criminal marketplace' pleads guilty

by Phil Helsel




A Russian man accused of running an online criminal marketplace devoted to credit card fraud and other cybercrimes pleaded guilty Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

Aleksei Burkov, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of access device fraud and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, identity theft, wire and access device fraud and money laundering, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a statement.

Prosecutors say that he ran a website called "Cardplanet" in which stolen debit and credit card numbers were sold and that the stolen data resulted in more than $20 million in fraudulent purchases on U.S. cards.

He also allegedly ran another site where people advertised personal information, malicious software and other criminal services, prosecutors said.

Burkov was arrested at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport in late 2015 and fought extradition to the United States.

An Israeli Supreme Court approved his extradition to the U.S., and he was sent to America in November.

Russian officials objected to the extradition.

Israeli officials have suggested Russia sought Burkov's release by offering an exchange for Naama Issachar, a 26-year-old Israeli woman who received a seven-year prison sentence in Moscow on marijuana charges, The Associated Press reported.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said that Burkov faces a maximum of 15 years when he is sentenced May 8th.

A plea agreement also says that Burkov is eligible to be deported after he serves any sentence and that he will not contest removal from the country.

A statement of facts filed in the case says that Burkov operated Cardplanet from October 2011 through at least August 2013 and that the site sold stolen card information from virtually all major U.S. payment cards.

Burkov also offered a fee-based "checker" service to allow buyers to instantly validate the stolen card information, the document says.

Customers could also search the site to ensure that the stolen information would be used in the state where the victim lived, so that fake purchases would be harder to detect.

The people who bought the stolen card information would then encode it on counterfeit cards.

The other website was called "Direct Connection."

Prosecutors said that was a secure forum for "elite cybercriminals" to meet and plan crimes.













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« Reply #353 on: January 24, 2020, 02:42:48 pm »
Friday, 24th January 2020
Mathew Sterling sent to state hospital after planning attack at Phoenix comic book convention

by Lauren Castle





A Phoenix man who walked into the annual comic book convention, now called Phoenix Fan Fusion, in 2017 carrying several loaded guns and other weapons was sentenced to spend nearly 11 years in a Arizona State Hospital on Friday.

Judge Jennifer Ryan-Touhill found Mathew Sterling, 32, "guilty except insane."

According to police and court records, Sterling had planned an attack at the popular convention.

Police were contacted about Sterling making online threats about killing officers, according to law enforcement.
 

Police found and arrested Sterling at the convention and no attendees were injured.

According to state statute, a person can be found guilty except insane if a mental illness is so severe that he or she did not know the criminal act was wrong.

The judge sentenced Sterling to spend the same amount of time at the hospital as he would have been sentenced to serve in prison.


If at any time the psychiatric security review board finds Sterling to no longer be in need of treatment, he can be transferred to prison to finish his sentence.

Ryan-Touhill held a bench trial in December which allowed her to determine if Sterling was guilty or innocent without a jury.

She reviewed evidence that was sealed from the public leading up to Friday's verdict.

During a separate hearing in December, Sterling's lawyer said the trial was about his client's mental health issues.


On the day of Sterling's arrest, police received a phone call from a woman in Hawthorne, California, according to records.

The woman said she received Fakebook messages from Sterling stating he had weapons and threatening to shoot police officers.

Police said he posted photos of officers on social media.

Law enforcement found Sterling within 11 minutes at the convention.

His face was painted black and he wore all black clothes, a red bandanna and had a strap across his chest holding ammunition.

He was carrying two .45-caliber handguns, a .454-caliber handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun, which were all loaded.


Police also found a combat knife, pepper spray and throwing stars on Sterling.

According to court records, Sterling was also planning to attack actor Jason David Frank, who is best known for his role as the original green Power Ranger.

In a statement to the court, Frank said conventions are meant to be fun events for families and a way for him to connect with fans.

"Mathew Sterling could have taken my life. My daughter would've lost her dad and would've had to deal with that trauma for the rest of her life," he wrote.

"Since then, my family can't help but worry and stress every time I leave to go to a Comic Con."

Sterling's mental capacity was evaluated, according to court records.

Psychiatrists documented in evaluations that Sterling experiences delusions.


According to court records, Sterling believed on the day of his arrest that he was not playing the part of a comic book character.



Cates stated his client believed he actually was "The Punisher."


"His psychosis seems to struggle between being Batman and The Punisher, which is significant because Batman does not kill anyone while The Punisher does," Cates stated in court records.

In a November 2018 evaluation, a psychiatrist stated Sterling appeared to meet the criteria for schizophrenia based on symptoms he described years before the attack.

















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« Reply #354 on: January 24, 2020, 04:47:25 pm »
Friday, 24th January 2020
‘Every Parent’s Nightmare’

by CBS Dallas Forth Worth




A former McKinney daycare worker convicted of abusing eight babies will serve 20 years in prison.

A jury found Jessica Joy Wiese, 45, guilty for one of the eight cases after a trial in December 2019, and assessed punishment at the maximum sentence under the law, 10 years in prison.

“This is every parent’s nightmare – you entrust your infant child to someone who instead cruelly harms them behind closed doors,” said  Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

On Wednesday, Wiese pleaded guilty to the remaining seven charges of injury to a child in return for an additional 10 years in prison to be served after the initial jury sentence, for a total sentence of 20 years.


After final sentencing, the children’s family members gave victim impact statements — some described the continuing nightmare caused by the abuse, while others extended forgiveness.

Wiese’s youngest victim was a 2-month-old boy named Kairo Grant.

His family said he suffered numerous broken bones.
Only 2-months-old, little Kairo Grant has suffered broken ribs, a fractured wrist and broken leg at the hands of the woman entrusted with caring for him.

A jury found Wiese guilty for one of the eight cases after a trial in December 2019, and assessed punishment at the maximum sentence under the law, 10 years in prison.

On Wednesday, Wiese pleaded guilty to the remaining seven charges of injury to a child in return for an additional 10 years in prison to be served after the initial jury sentence, for a total sentence of 20 years.



After final sentencing, the children’s family members gave victim impact statements — some described the continuing nightmare caused by the abuse, while others extended forgiveness.

Wiese, a former nurse, worked as an infant care provider at the Joyous Montessori Daycare in McKinney, between May 2016 and November 2018.

After a parent noticed bruising on her child and received no satisfactory explanation from the daycare, the parent and her pediatrician notified Child Protective Services.

McKinney Police Detective Aaron Magallanez investigated and reviewed all available daycare surveillance video, which included only the previous two weeks.

He discovered that Wiese injured that infant by violently shaking him, ultimately causing three broken bones.

Detective Magallanez also discovered seven additional infants Wiese abused while in her care.

These children ranged in age from 9 weeks to 14 months.

Six of the eight charges were based on video evidence.

All of the babies were evaluated at the Children’s Medical Center’s Referral and Evaluation of At Risk Children (REACH) Clinic.

The REACH clinic medical staff is certified and trained in Child Abuse Pediatrics and determined the extent of the injuries.

These medical evaluations, along with the video evidence, led to the eight charges of Injury to a Child, all 3rd degree felonies because the injuries did not rise to the level of serious bodily injury as defined in the Texas Penal Code.

Lawsuits were filed by victims’ parents against Wiese and the company that owns the day care.










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« Reply #355 on: January 29, 2020, 06:08:17 am »
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Ex-NHLer Ed Belfour arrested at Kentucky hotel after drunken fit

by Kenneth Garger





NHL Hall of Famer Ed Belfour was arrested early Tuesday at a Kentucky hotel for allegedly trying to fight an employee and tearing down a curtain rod in a drunken fit, a report said.

Belfour, 54, was “manifestly under the influence of alcohol to a point he was a danger to himself and others” when police found him inside the Kentucky Grand Hotel and Spa about 1:30 a.m., the Bowling Green Daily News said, citing the arrest report.

Bowling Green police were called to the hotel on a complaint of a drunken and disorderly man, after the Stanley Cup-winning goalie tried to fight an employee and struck glass in anger, the arrest record said.

When cops arrived, they found Belfour on the second floor, kicking a spa door while “clutching a curtain rod that had been ripped out of the dry wall above a window next to him,” according to the report.
Belfour, who wrapped up his NHL career in 2007, had “slow slurred speech” and “bloodshot eyes” at the time of his arrest, police said.

“He could barely stand up, and he had the strong odor of alcohol on his breath,” according to his arrest report.

He was charged with criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place, the report said.

It’s not the first time the legendary former net-minder has been in trouble with law.

In 2007, while playing for the Florida Panthers, Belfour and teammate Ville Peltonen were arrested at a Miami bar for roughing up a police officer.

He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest and later ordered to serve 20 hours of community service as part of a plea deal, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

While with the Dallas Stars in 2000, Belfour also had a scuffle with a security guard at an upscale hotel and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

He was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $3,000 fine in that incident.

















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« Reply #356 on: January 29, 2020, 08:16:26 am »
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
White man lights a doobie in court
by Associated Press





(LEBANON, Tennessee) — The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court.

A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said.

Spencer Alan Boston, 20, was arrested Monday and charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession after sparking up in the courtroom, news outlets reported.
 
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said Boston was in court Monday on a simple drug possession charge.

Boston approached the bench to discuss his sentence but instead expressed his views on legalizing marijuana.

Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette, lit it, smoked it and was immediately taken into custody, Bryan said.

Sheriff's Office Lt. Scott Moore said the courtroom crowd chuckled.

It's unclear whether Boston lit up a joint or a blunt but Bryan said the defendant's marijuana did have a strong odor.

















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« Reply #357 on: January 29, 2020, 12:25:38 pm »
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
How The Mighty Duck Has Fallen!
by Bryan Alexander




Shaun Weiss,  who starred as hockey goalie Greg Goldberg in "The Mighty Ducks" movies, has been arrested and charged by police for burglary and for being under the influence of methamphetamines.

Weiss, 41, was arrested by Marysville, California, police after he was discovered in a car parked within a local resident's garage at about 7 a.m Sunday morning, according to a release posted on the police department's website.

The homeowner in the small Northern California city outside of Sacramento had alerted police to "an unknown male inside his garage that did not belong there."

Police found Weiss filtering through the resident's car.

The former child star had apparently gained entry by shattering the passenger window.

Officers ordered "the male out of the car and took him into custody," identifying him as Weiss, according to the report.

Weiss "displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine" and also admitted that "the vehicle he was filtering through was not his," according to the police report.

The report summarized:

"After further investigation, it was determined that Weiss starred in several movie’s (sic) and television series."

In 2018, Weiss was arrested in Oroville, California, for public intoxication.

Weiss appeared in all three "Mighty Ducks" comedies, starting with the first 1992 film that starred Emilio Estevez as the coach.

Weiss also appeared in TV's "Charles in Charge," "Boy Meets World," "Freaks and Geeks," two seasons of "The Tony Danza Show" and "The King of Queens," among other projects. 




















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Re: THE "WHO CAUGHT A CASE TODAY" THREAD
« Reply #358 on: January 29, 2020, 02:41:05 pm »
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Georgia white man set to be executed for killings of 2 people
by KATE BRUMBACK





(ATLANTA, Georgia) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday.

Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson for the November 1997 killings of Sabrina “Joy” Lance and Dwight “Butch” Wood Jr. in Jackson County, about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Lance went to Wood’s home the night of November 8th, 1997, kicked in the front door and shot Wood in the front and back with a shotgun and then beat Joy Lance to death with the butt of the shotgun, according to a Georgia Supreme Court summary of the case.

Lance has consistently said he did not kill the pair.

There were no witnesses and no murder weapon was ever found.

Lance's lawyers have argued that no blood or other physical evidence linked him to the killings but that investigators focused only on him from the start.

Lawyers for the state have argued in court filings that the evidence against Lance, “although circumstantial, was overwhelming.”

Prosecutors argued Lance had long abused his ex-wife, both during their marriage and after their divorce, and had threatened multiple times to kill her.

His lawyers wrote in a clemency application that the two had a troubled relationship and that “alcohol abuse was a significant factor in a history of mutual aggression.”

Lance's lawyers have sought DNA testing on various pieces of evidence, arguing the testing could rule Lance out as the killer and could reveal the person responsible.

Jackson County Superior Court Judge Nicholas Primm in September declined a request for DNA testing and a new trial, saying that in light of all the evidence presented at trial it's not likely the jury would have reached a different verdict if DNA results had been available.

The Georgia Supreme Court declined to take the case, and Lance's lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.

Separately, Lance's lawyers filed a petition last month in Butts County Superior Court alleging that the prosecutor improperly packed the grand jury with people he knew would side with him.

Because the grand jury was not randomly selected, Lance's lawyers argue, his death sentence is invalid and unconstitutional.

Lawyers for the state countered that those arguments have been previously raised and were rejected by the court.

Towaliga Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge agreed with the state and rejected the petition last week.

His lawyers have asked the Georgia Supreme Court to hear an appeal of that decision and to stop his execution from happening in the meantime.

Lance's attorneys have also asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare his life.

The board, which is the only authority in Georgia with the power to commute a death sentence, denied clemency after holding a closed-door hearing Tuesday.

In the clemency application, Lance's lawyers argued that Joy and Donnie Lance's now-adult son and daughter already lost their mother and would suffer even more if their father was executed.

"We've spent our whole lives with this huge gaping hole in our hearts, but at least we've had dad at our sides," Stephanie Lance Cape and Jessie Lance wrote in a letter to the parole board.

“It's almost impossible to imagine that it could get worse.”

Lance's lawyers also noted that the trial court refused a request from his attorney for the appointment of a second lawyer and for funds to hire experts.

He spent all his time preparing for the guilt-or-innocence phase of the trial and didn't present any evidence during the penalty phase.

The jury that sentenced Lance to death heard nothing about his mental health issues or traumatic brain injuries that affected his mental health functioning, the application says.

Lance has also been a model inmate, with only two minor infraction during his two decades on death row — having too many stamps and refusing to move to a different cell, the clemency application says.

Lance would be the first prisoner executed in Georgia this year.
















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« Reply #359 on: February 10, 2020, 10:22:20 am »
Monday, 1oth February 2o2o
Most Wanted Fugitive of Cumberland County
by John Garrahan




(Cumberland County, North Carolina) - Sarah L. Fields, 32, is being sought on one Cumberland County Superior Court family warrant for failure to appear.

Fields is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 220 pounds, with hazel eyes and black hair.

There is a tattoo of “BRIANA” on Fields’ right wrist.

Fields’ last known address was North 2nd Street in Millville.

Citizens are reminded not to approach, confront, or detain this fugitive.

If you know the whereabouts of this individual, share this information anonymously by:

1. Downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone Store and choosing Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department;

2. Submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCSONJ and your tip in the message line;

3. By going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Fakebook page and clicking “submit a tip” and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Robert A. Austino asks anyone who comes in contact with this individual to call the police immediately.

You should contact state or local police, or the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office TIP-LINE at 856-451-0625.

You can also submit a tip by downloading the CCPOTIP app for free.

Citizens are reminded not to approach, confront, or detain this fugitive.








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