Pedophile Tracking SW KS Man Found Guilty

A Stevens County jury on Tuesday found Kenneth Harris, 44, of Moscow, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Harris was found guilty of four counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim, one count of kidnapping and one count of abuse of a child. Six of the counts are subject to Jessica’s Law, which carries a possible penalty of life in prison with no parole eligibility for 25 years.

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The crimes were committed between October 2012 and September 2013. Judge Clinton B. Peterson presided over the trial. Sentencing has been set for May 12 at 1pm in Stevens County District Court.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case with assistance from Stevens County Attorney Paul Kitzke.

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Missing Person 15 Year Old Chicago Teen

Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday from her home in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Shatara Cheatem was last seen March 27 at her home in the 4400 block of West Carroll, a Missing Person Alert from CHicago Police said. She may be in the company of a man named Jonathan near the 5000 block of West Gladys.

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She is described as a black girl, 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and medium complexion. She was last seen wearing faded blue jean overalls, a long-sleeved gray shirt and gray gym shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

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Missing Person Ashley Molisani of NJ

The New Jersey State Police and Lower Township Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with locating a missing person.

Ashley Molisani, 29, is described as a white female, 5’02”, 120 pounds, brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen March 20 at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point. She was on foot, wearing a purple winter jacket, black yoga pants and brown boots. She may be using New Jersey Transit for transportation.

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Anyone with information that can assist in helping safely locate Molisani is asked to call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (609) 882-2000 ext. 2429 or the Lower Township Police Department at (609) 886-2711.

 

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Private Detective: Grand Jury Will Hear Case of Man Who Shot 9 Year Old

The Fayette County Grand Jury will get the case of a man charged with firing shots that hit a 9-year-old boy in the neck.

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Police say Alberto Pineadas Contreras fired shots at a car earlier this month. One hit the child who was in a car with his parents and two siblings. Contreras was arrested in Charleston, WV.

He’s charged with assault.

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Wrongful Death Man Arrested After Dismembered Body Found

Cherokee County investigators recovered evidence Tuesday afternoon which could be connected to a horrific killing.

Deputies arrested 63-year-old Terry Lee McKinney for the murder of a victim whom forensic scientists are working to identify.

Sheriff Jeff Shaver said someone called his office Sunday afternoon to report the discovery of what appeared to be human remains along Cherokee County Road 82, north of Cedar Bluff.  Investigators confirmed the body of a person, which was dismembered and strewn along the road.

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“I’ve been in law enforcement nearly 34 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Sheriff Shaver said.

“I’ve seen a lot, and I’ve seen people do things that you would never believe one human could do to another, but I’ve never seen this before.”

As the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit passed Country Road 137, they began to find portions of the victim’s body along the side of the road.  Investigators said it appeared as if the pieces were tossed from the window of a moving vehicle.

The Center for Applied Forensics at Jacksonville State University came to assist the sheriff’s office and Cedar Bluff police, as they are small law enforcement agencies and don’t have their own forensics lab.  The investigators searched for other parts of the victim’s body.  One officer said buzzards gathered in the area.

“It’s upsetting, when you consider this is a human being and this is what one human did to another human,” Shaver said.

“It’s very difficult because we have not been able to identify the remains.  It’s been sent to Huntsville for DNA testing where they will try to positively identify the remains.”

A Cedar Bluff police officer on patrol Tuesday afternoon noticed what could be additional evidence.  The sheriff’s office is waiting for forensics to confirm what it might be.

The sheriff said investigators believe the victim is a Cedar Bluff man who went missing from his home last Monday.  His family reported him missing Friday, and the sheriff said the man was last seen with McKinney.

“We learned that there was another case that could be related, on a missing person from Cedar Bluff, and after conducting a search warrant at a residence, we arrested Terry McKinney,” he said.

A judge set McKinney’s bond Monday at $1-million.

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Identity Theft Pueblo, CO Police Searching For Suspect

Pueblo police are seeking help in identifying a woman who used a false identity to make purchases at two Eagleridge stores on Feb. 19.

The African-American woman, who was described as being in her late 20s to early 30s, went into the Best Buy store, 5890 N. Elizabeth St., at about 10 a.m. and purchased four mobile telephones using a fake identity.

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The woman then went to nearby Kohl’s and used the same identity to buy items.

The suspect was seen riding as a passenger in a silver or gray Dodge Charger.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 542-7867 or submit an online tip at CrimeSuspect.net.

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Drug Dog Sweep 8 Lbs of Pot Found in Cleburne County, AL

A traffic stop for speeding in a construction zone led to the arrests of two men and the discovery of 8 pounds of marijuana in Cleburne County.

The stop happened about 4:45 p.m. Monday when a Heflin police officer spotted a Toyota Camry driving westbound Interstate 20. As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed an overwhelming masking another odor come from inside the car.

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He spoke to the driver, 33-year-old Reginald Gates, who admitted to the officer he was speeding, but told the officer he thought it was at a slower speed. Gates said he and his passenger, 34-year-old Jaquay Liggion of California, were heading to Anniston to see friends.

Liggion initially gave police a false name, authorities said. Once the officer checked both men through law enforcement databases, he called for backup. Police didn’t say what they found on the database search.

When the officer asked Gates for permission to search the car, Gates refused and suggested police bring in a drug-sniffing dog. They did just that.

The police dog, “Jedi” performed a free air sniff of the car, and hit on the left rear corner panel, the rear of the car and underneath the car, indicating the presence or trace of illegal drugs by “staring at the officer” and then lying down.

The officer carried out a probably cause search, finding a large white trash bag in the trunk that contained eight gallon-sized zip lock bags with a green leafy substance inside. They also found a semi-automatic pistol in a book bag next to the marijuana.

Both men are charged with trafficking marijuana. Their bond is set at $1 million each.

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Private Detective: 15 Arrested in Drug Roundup in Wayne County, AL

Wayne County Sheriff Ric Wilson said the department has to initiate a drug roundup once a year, and this time more than a dozen people were arrested.

“It’s just the way it is in this day and age,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t matter what city, state or county, drugs are an issue, and we are doing our best to do all we can to be a deterrent to illegal drug activity in Wayne County.”

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The Sheriff’s Department teamed with Collinwood Police Department on the latest roundup, which resulted in 15 arrests.

“We have warrants for five more that we are looking for,” Wayne County Chief Deputy Gerald Baer said.

Wilson said all 15 face felony drug charges. He said the indictments were issued by a special Wayne County grand jury to hear cases developed in a yearlong drug investigation.

“We’ve got people selling meth, pills and marijuana,” Wilson said.

He said all of the people arrested sold drugs to undercover officers.

“Most of the ones we got for selling meth was making it for themselves,” Wilson said. “They were making it and selling just enough to support their own habit.”

The investigation was called “Operation Spring Forward.” Baer said although several of the cases were made throughout the county, many were in the south part of the county.

“Some of these cases are older than we like them to be, when we put an operation like this together. But it just takes time,” Baer said.

Those arrested included:

■ Alan Johnson, 35, 99 Johnson Lane, Lutts, Tennessee; possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

■ Alexandria Lewis, 26, 131 Charlie Lane, Waynesboro, Tennessee; two counts of sale of prescription narcotics.

■ Victoria Maghielse, 37, 225 Pine Ridge Road, Waynesboro; three counts of sales of prescription narcotics.

■ Steven Sturgeon, 58, 150 Simmons Branch Road, Waynesboro; sale of prescription narcotics.

■ Steven Massey, 46, 3082 Buffalo Road, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; four counts of sale of methamphetamine.

■ Betsy Vaughn, 30, 100 Dog St., Collinwood, Tennessee; sale of prescription narcotics in a school zone.

■ Greg Vaughn, 46, 100 Dog St., Collinwood, Tennessee; sale of marijuana and two counts of sale of prescription narcotics in a school zone.

■ Julie Norman, 24, 638 Hurricane Hills, Waynesboro, Tennessee; sale of prescription narcotics in a school zone and sale of prescription narcotics.

■ Jeff Gambrell, 41, 225 Pine Ridge Road, Waynesboro, Tennessee; two counts of sale of prescription drugs.

■ Matthew Snodgrass, 23, 230 Ohio St., Collinwood; two counts of sale of methamphetamine.

■ Adam Nutt, 33, 1317 Shawnette Road, Collinwood; two counts of sale of prescription narcotics.

■ Daken Maples, 24, 350 Kilburn Hollow Road, Waynesboro, Tennessee; sale of prescription narcotics.

■ Ryan Clay, 23, Waynesboro; sale of methamphetamine.

■ Chasity Pitts, 30, 917 Highway 99, Waynesboro, Tennessee; sale of methamphetamine.

■ Derek Jones, 38, 917 Highway 99, Waynesboro; sale of methamphetamine.

Wilson said deputies hope to have the five with outstanding warrants in custody soon.

He said he hopes the operation sends a message to the people in the county who sell, make and use drugs illegally.

“We’re going to continue to do all we can to get this problem under control, and these roundups are one way,” he said.

 

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Drug Dog Sweep Two Charged With Manufacturing and Selling Meth in Cookeville, TN

A Cookeville woman and Monterey man were arrested on multiple drug charges last week after a police search found significant quantities of various drugs inside a car they were reportedly cleaning.

Britny Michale Thompson, of Sunflower Lane in Cookeville, and Jacob Benjamin Snyder, of Monterey Highway, were arrested in the incident.

Cookeville Police Officer Daniel Trivette said he was patrolling the area when he noticed the doors and trunk of a 1996 Toyota Camry all standing open in front of the Sunflower Lane address of Thompson.

“I observed Jacob Snyder leaned inside the trunk of the car with doors of the car open. I also observed [Britny] Thompson leaned inside the front passenger side of the vehicle moving things around,” says Officer Trivette’s report of the incident.

The officer approached the two, who gave him consent to speak with him and provided identifications with which the officer was able to run a warrants check.

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While the officer spoke with the two, he said he noticed Thompson “moving things around” in the front passenger floor board of the car.

The officer asked Snyder what they were doing, and he said Snyder told him Thompson lived at the address and that the two of them were cleaning out the car he had just bought three days prior.

“I did notice that the inside of the vehicle looked fairly clean and that there were small plastic bags full of trash around the car,” Officer Trivette reports.

Both Snyder and Thompson informed the officer that they had prior drug charges and both reportedly admitted to him of using methamphetamine.

“Ms. Thompson told me that she had a pending promotion to manufacture methamphetamine charge in court,” Officer Trivette’s report says.

The officer said he asked the two multiple times if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, “and each time they both started looking at the front passenger seat before answering that there was nothing illegal inside.”

The officer’s report says he asked Snyder to search the vehicle, but that Snyder kept evading the question, finally allowing permission but that he didn’t want the officer “to tear the car up.

“I asked him if he would be fine with a drug dog running around the car, and he said that would be fine,” Officer Trivette’s report continues.

Officer Heather Marshall arrived on the scene for backup and Thompson agreed to allow the female officer to search her person, and removed a recently used syringe from her person before the search began.

“I asked Ms. Thompson if she would allow me to search her purse due to the fact that she told me she was a drug user, had pending drug charges and had a used syringe concealed on her person,” Officer Trivette’s report says.

She consented to let the officer search her purse, according to the report.

At that time, Officer Dustin Hensley arrived on the scene with his K-9 narcotics partner, which allegedly alerted immediately to the presence of narcotics on the front passenger side of the vehicle “and jumped onto a safe sitting on the front floorboard of the vehicle.”

Upon the K-9 alert, the officers conducted a search of the vehicle.

Behind a panel on the front dash, officers discovered a baggy of white powder as well as various pills.

Multiple tools and items were discovered in the trunk of the car, including a Fortress safe and another safe back, according to the police report.

The Fortress safe was unlocked, and inside it officers discovered multiple syringes, various drug paraphernalia and multiple capsules containing a brown powder believed to be methamphetamine that field tested positive for the presence of ephedrine, as well as several baggies of white and brown powders that also field tested positive for methamphetamine. And one of those baggies, according to the officer’s report, contained several grams of the illegal substance.

Both the safe and the safe bag were both locked when the K-9 initially alerted upon them, but both Snyder and Thompson denied ownership of the locked compartments.

“I believed that both subjects had control over the safe, and they were trying to separate themselves from and abandoning ownership of the contents of the safe,” Officer Trivette writes in his report. The safe bag was easily opened, and inside it officers discovered more syringes, drug paraphernalia, and powder believed to be methamphetamine.

Due to the type and quantity of items found in the search of the vehicle, Officer Trivette reports, he believed the two were probably selling methamphetamine and that they had also started the process to initiate the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance for resale and initiation to manufacture methamphetamine.

Thompson’s booking information also indicates a Meth Free Tennessee drug act charge.

Snyder is being held on a $20,000 bond, while Thompson is being held on a $55,000 bond.

The initial court date for both is set for this coming Wednesday, and the initial court date for Thompson’s Meth Free Tennessee charge is set for July 16.

 

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Private Detective: Lexington Police Arrest Third Suspect in Robbery Case

Lexington police have arrested a third man in connection with a robbery last month.

Police say masked men forced a woman into a room at the Sportsman Motel back in February. While one man held the victim at gunpoint, two others rummaged through her things, talking money and clothes.

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Later that night, officers arrested two suspects – Michael Jackson, 57, and Jonathon Cross, 23. Police say the suspects told investigators Phillip Clayborne, 24, was the man who held the gun.

Police caught up with Clayborne Monday, arrested him and charged him with robbery.

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