Missing Person Golden Alert Issued for Laurel County Man

Deputies in Laurel County issued a Golden Alert Saturday evening for a missing man.

Officials say 71-year-old Michael Salisbury has not been seen since Friday afternoon. Salisbury needs medication that he doesn’t have with him, and he needs to be found as soon as possible.

http://liarcatchers.com/missing_persons_investigations.html

He’s described as 5’8″ with brown eyes and gray hair. He left his home driving a black Chevy Colorado pick-up truck.

If you see Salisbury, please call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

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Missing Person Autistic Girl Reunited With Family

According to the Lexington Fire Department, Summer Marie Barnett was last seen in her bed at midnight.  Her family says that they didn’t notice she was gone until a little after 3 a.m. on Saturday when they called the authorities.

Summer is ten years old and has autism, so instead of an amber alert, a golden alert was issued early Saturday morning and the hunt for little Summer began. The search ended just a few blocks from Summer’s home at a neighbor’s house.  Mary Hall says her dog started barking at the back door Saturday morning and that’s when she saw summer heading out of her back gate.  Hall quickly brought her inside.

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“I just felt terrible that I didn’t search more myself … who would’ve thought  … I made her cocoa and all the police came, the fire department took her away in their ambulance but anyway I’m surprised she didn’t freeze to death that disturbed me,” said Hall. 

Although she may have an elevated body temperature, Summer seems to be fine.

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Private Detective: Man Holds Woman And Child in Car Against Their Will

A man is facing charges after police say he lead them on a police chase Saturday morning. But investigators say during the chase, the man was holding a woman and young child inside against their will. It started on Centre Parkway at around 10 a.m.

Police say they received multiple calls involving a domestic violence situation at a nearby apartment complex. When officers arrived to the scene, family members said 24-year-old Marco Givens assaulted his girlfriend. Police learned Givens arrived to the apartment earlier in the morning and allegedly kicked in the door. When the victim tried to get in her car with her son, Givens apparently took control of the car and took off with the woman and child inside.

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Police say the victim kept hold of her cell phone and managed to secretly send text messages to her family members about the situation and where they were located.

An officer tried to stop the vehicle near Georgetown and Roosevelt, but officers say Givens refused to stop. A short chase ensued that reached speeds of 60-70 miles an hour, and ended on Pemberton. Police say the suspect ran a few blocks away to 5th and Chestnut, where police were able to take him into custody.

The woman and child were both unharmed.

Givens is facing several charges, including burglary, unlawful imprisonment and fleeing and evading.

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Drug Dog Sweep Four Arrested in Atmore, AL

Four Atmore men were arrested on drug charges on Thursday after sheriff’s deputies and Drug Task Force agents searched for drugs at an Atmore residence.

According to information from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, four men were arrested and charged during the incident. Their charges and bonds were as follows:

• Thomas Longmire, two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of marijuana, $100,000 bond.

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• Ian Martin, unlawful possession of a controlled substance/synthetic and resisting arrest, $5,000 bond.

• Jerry Johnson, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, $5,000 bond.

• Chuck McNeal, unlawful possession of a controlled substance/hydrocodone, $5,000 bond.

According to ECSO officials, agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force and sheriff’s deputies served an arrest warrant Thursday on Longmire, at 213 Maxwell St., for the charges listed above.

While at the residence, law enforcement officials discovered that Martin was in possession of seven packs of synthetic marijuana, and he reportedly attempted to flee on foot.

After a short pursuit, Deputy Preston Hill and Deputy Michael Sanderson were able to apprehend Martin. He was then arrested and charged.

While at the residence, the officers were given permission to search the vehicles in the yard. DTF agents reportedly found more than one pound of marijuana in Johnson’s vehicle.

The vehicle was seized and Johnson was arrested and charged.
A K-9 drug dog also reacted to a scent in McNeal’s vehicle. When officers searched the vehicle, they reportedly found a bag of hydrocodone pills. McNeal was arrested and charged.

All four suspects were booked into the Escambia County Detention Center.

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Wrongful Death Lexington Police Search for Murder Suspect

Lexington police have identified the suspected gunman in the city’s 18th homicide in 2014.

As of Friday investigators were still searching for 21-year-old Jevon Magee, also known as “Tink.” Officers said he gunned down Joseph Ramone Parker at the August Arms apartment complex at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Now Magee’s sister is urging him to turn himself in. Galisha Washington lives in the apartment complex, feet from where the shooting occurred. For her, it was a shock that someone was killed and even more unthinkable that her brother may have been involved.

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“It’s definitely a surprise, cause like I said that’s my brother, I have never seen him do anything so violent,” said Washington. “He’s not that type of person.”

For Washington, last 38 hours have been pure confusion. She said, Magee, who is her younger brother, has been visiting her for the week. Early Thursday morning, Washington said her brother woke her up saying that police were outside.

“I saw police, ambulance, and a man laying on the ground and they was performing C.P.R.” said Washington.

Police said that man was 30-year-old Joseph Ramone Parker. Galisha and neighbors told LEX 18 that they had never seen him before.

Washington was in shock about the shooting and even more so that the suspect might be someone she loves.

“I was just thinking what happened? Somebody just got killed, what happened who did it?” said Washington. “I definitely didn’t think my brother had anything to do with it.”

She said Magee just got out of prison for a robbery he committed at only 15-years-old and that he is a changed man, incapable of doing this.

Washington said Magee left her home Thursday and she hasn’t seen him since. Police came to her workplace on Friday afternoon looking for Magee and told her that witnesses and evidence pointed to her brother.

Now she said she wants the truth and justice for the victim, not matter what it is.

“Police can only go by what they see and what people tell them,” said Washington.”I hope my brother turns himself in and gets to the bottom of this situation.”

If you have any information about Magee’s location, you are asked to call police.

Javon Magee

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Missing Person Golden Alert Issued For Lexington Child With Autism

Lexington Divisions of Police and Fire have issued a Golden Alert for Summer Marie Barnett.

Summer walked away from her residence on Winston Road between midnight and 3 a.m. Saturday morning.  Summer is 10 years old and autistic.  She is between 36 and 48 inches tall and weighs approximately 60 pounds.  She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.  She was last seen wearing purple pajama bottoms with crossbones on them, a purple shirt, and is likely wearing a black wool coat.

http://liarcatchers.com/missing_persons_investigations.html

Anyone with information about her whereabouts are requested to notify Lexington Police at 859-258-3600.

Summer Marie Barnett

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Missing Person Paul Kochu of Pittsburgh

The parents of Paul Kochu retraced his steps from Monday night and showed a picture of him around the area, hoping to find someone who may have seen him.

Ben Monito, Kochu’s roommate, said they were watching Monday Night Football at Smokin’ Joe’s on East Carson Street. Monito said his roommate was intoxicated and went home around midnight.

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“He called us a little bit after saying that he was cut, he cut himself on broken glass or something, so we came home, helped clean that up and got the bleeding to stop,” Monito said. “At the time, he was really emotional.”

Monito said Kochu seemed fine by the time his friends left the house on Wharton Street.

“They were going to go out and get something to eat, and Paul didn’t want to go, and when they came back, he was gone,” said Kochu’s mother, Ellen.

His keys, wallet and cellphone are gone, but his car is still there, Ellen Kochu said.

Pittsburgh police have been unable to locate the young man.

“They looked at his phone records, they looked into his purchasing on his debit cards and credit cards, they had bloodhounds out this afternoon to try to find his scent, but it all turned up with nothing,” said Kochu’s father, Jack.

Paul Kochu graduated from the Duquesne University School of Nursing. His mother said he recently completed orientation at Allegheny General Hospital.

Kochu is described as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen Kochu is asked to call 911 or call the police bureau’s Missing Persons office at 412-323-7141.

“He’s a very loving, caring person, and we’re just hoping somebody knows something or somebody saw him and can give any kind of help they can,” Ellen Kochu said.

Paul Kochu
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Fraud Investigation Rowan Co. Sheriff’s Officials Make Huge Counterfeit Goods Bust

Deputies say a multi-million dollar criminal operation in Morehead has been shut down.

Rowan County Sheriff’s officials say the businesses Brand Closeouts and Skaggs Wholesale had been selling counterfeit goods for years. During the course of the investigation, they uncovered racks of big name brands such as Michael Kors, North Face, Juicy Couture. Unfortunately, all of it was fake.

Warrants were served on the companies after a 10-month investigation. Just as authorities expected, they found millions of dollars in counterfeit products in both locations. In addition to possession of the goods, police found out the company was doing its own manufacturing.

http://liarcatchers.com/fraud_investigation.html

The company is owned by Jamie and George Skaggs. The couple has not been charged but could face both state and federal charges for buying and selling counterfeit merchandise, as well as charges of tax fraud.

“When you’re doing such a big business and you’re making a lot of money, it just keeps flowing in, the product keeps flowing in and you make a lot of money you just think, well I can get away with it. I assume that’s what they think,” says Chief Deputy Joe Cline.

The merchandise itself isn’t worth millions, but detectives arrive at the sum total of the products as if they were to be sold in stores as the real deal.

The department says even though there have been no arrests, the department says there will be.

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Private Detective: Carroll Co. Clerk Arrested for Theft of City Funds

The Ghent City Clerk was arrested Friday on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Robbin Powell of Ghent, illegally wrote city checks to herself between July 2012 and December 18, 2014, according to officials.

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Officials allege that the checks Powell wrote herself range in amount of $105,000-180,000.

Powell was arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

 

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Wrongful Death 2 Indicted in Lexington Murder

A grand jury has indicted two people accused of gunning down a Lexington man.

According to the Herald Leader, Sayvon Thompson and Chauncey Anthony Ingram will go to trial for robbing and killing Jeffery Adams.

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Adams was found shot to death at an apartment hallway on McCullough drive back in October.

Nathan Miller was also charged with murder, but the paper reports the grand jury dismissed his charges.

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