Wrongful Death Possible Plea Deal in Officer Daniel Ellis Case

Two people arrested in connection with the murder of a Richmond police officer may be accepting a plea deal in court Friday.

Rita Creech and Carl Banks are scheduled to go before a judge Friday in a case involving the shooting death of Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis. Creech and Banks are accused of attempted robbery that Officer Ellis was investigating when he was allegedly by Raleigh Sizemore.

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Sizemore is charged with murder.

They are listed as appearing in court to change their pleas.

They had both entered not guilty pleas in the past.

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Missing Person National Missing Children’s Day

After a teenage girl was reported missing in Virginia earlier this year, the FBI and police worked quickly to reunite her with her family and arrest the man who’d lured her away.

Unfortunately, not all lost children are found quickly, and some never make it home. On National Missing Children’s Day, the FBI asks the public for help in locating any of the victims pictured here from our Kidnapping and Missing Persons webpage.

With its partners, the FBI continues its efforts to eradicate predators from communities and to keep children safe. Ready response teams are stationed across the country to quickly respond to abductions. The Bureau offers a full array of forensic tools such as DNA, trace evidence, impression evidence, and digital forensics. And through improved communications, law enforcement also has the ability to quickly share information with partners throughout the world.

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The FBI also has several programs in place to educate both parents and children about the dangers posed by predators—in person and online—and to recover missing and endangered children should they be taken. Through the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams, Innocence Lost National Initiative, Innocent Images National Initiative, annual Operation Cross Country, Office for Victim Assistance, Child Exploitation Task Forces, and numerous community outreach initiatives, the FBI and law enforcement partners are working to keep the most vulnerable among us safe and secure.

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Private Detective: Former Girl Scout Leader To Be Arraigned in Cookie Theft

A Floyd County woman will be arraigned after being accused of stealing from her Girl Scout troop earlier in the year.

Leah Ann Vick, 27, of Auxier was charged with theft by unlawful taking after police say she stole nearly $20,000 dollars worth of Girl Scout cookies from the Wilderness Road Chapter that she lead.

The alleged crime took place between Feb.1 and March of this year.

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She was picked up a week ago in Clark County and admitted to stealing 6,250 boxes. Even though the cookies will be recovered, the Girl Scouts of America say they can no longer sell them as they can not verify the integrity of the boxes.

“They could be damaged or tampered with,” Haleigh McGraw, Marketing Director of the Wilderness Road Girl Scouts told East Kentucky Broadcasting.

People can donate to the troop here. You can also designate what you would like your donation to go towards.

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Wrongful Death Man Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Manslaughter in 2016 Death

The trial for a man who was accused of murdering a man in 2016 has ended.

Police had said Donald Roark Jr., 26, shot and killed Corey White, 28, at the University Trails apartments off Red Mile Road.

On Wednesday, Roark was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

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The jury recommended a 10-year sentence. However, formal sentencing will be July 21st.

Police were originally called to the apartments at 12:18 a.m. on Jan. 3 after a security guard reported there was an intoxicated person on the premises. When officers arrived they found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Last November, Roark was released from jail on bond.

 
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Private Detective: Grand Jury to Hear Evidence in Louisville Sex Scandal

A Louisville TV station reports that a Jefferson County grand jury is hearing evidence in the University of Louisville basketball program sex scandal involving self-proclaimed madam Katina Powell.

Powell is notorious after she claimed to host 22 stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 at the basketball dormitory on the school’s campus.  Subpoenas have been issued in the case and now the grand jury will determine whether or not any crimes of sexual abuse were committed.

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Powell documented the escapades in her book “Breaking Cardinal Rules.” She claimed that basketball staffer Andre McGee paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers.

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino has denied any knowledge of the parties.

According to WDRB, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Foster, who is in charge of a unit that prosecutes crimes against children, is handling the case.

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Missing Person Cora Brown of Manhattan, KS, Who May Be With Accused Killer

Riley County Police have filed a missing person report for a Manhattan woman who may be with a man suspected of murder.

RCPD said Cora Brown, 37, may be in danger and may be with Steven Harris, who has a warrant for his arrest on murder and attempted murder charges.

Harris is considered armed and dangerous. Police say they may be traveling in a gold 2004 Buick Rendezvous.

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Officers with RCPD were sent to the 2800 block of Nelson’s Landing Sunday night after reports of a shooting in the area. When officers arrived on scene they found one man identified as German Gonzalez-Garcia, 39, of Manhattan, had died from gunshot wounds. Officers found a second man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken by air ambulance to Stormont Vail in Topeka in critical condition.

Police said if you see them do not approach and to call 911 immediately.

If you have any information on the location of Harris or Brown call Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

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Missing Person 17 Year Old Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter.

Shelby Booker is described as 5’6”, 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes.

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Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road.

Deputies say she has baby with her.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.

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Wrongful Death Friends Remember South Broadway Shooting Victim

Friends remember a Lexington shooting victim killed Monday at an apartment complex.

Justin Jenkins was shot and killed at an apartment complex on South Broadway on Monday

Friends said that the 19-year-old was with a group trying to help another friend and bring him back to Frankfort when the situation turned deadly.

Jenkins was killed during what police call a confrontation between two groups of people.

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Twenty-year-old Dylan Capps is charged with his murder.

Jenkins’ friend, 19-year-old Keegan Newton is charged with wanton endangerment.

Jenkins and Newton’s friend, Ravon Woodhouse, were there the afternoon of the shooting. He’s taking the news very hard.

“It all happened so fast, you know what I’m saying? It all happened so fast. I had no opportunity to tell people to get back. It was a blink of an eye,” said Woodhouse. “It’s just so hard.”

Capps and Newton will be in court in June.

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Missing Person W.VA State Police Seek John Doe Warrant in Missing Person Case

West Virginia State Police investigators are expected to seek a warrant for a man last seen with Kara Jeffrey, 21, of Barboursville, who has been missing since May 1 and is believed to be in danger.

Cpl. Isaac Harmon said the WVSP will seek a “John Doe warrant” for the arrest of a man going by the alias Jeff Cooper, who they believe Jeffrey is with.

“I’m going to research the legalities behind that,” he said. “We don’t do it very much, but if all we have to go off of is a positive photo and alias (we can do it).”

Jeffrey had been living in Fairmont, West Virginia, but went missing on May 1 after she traveled to Huntington to see Cooper near W.Va 75. She is described an Asian female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds, with an athletic build.

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The search for Jeffrey has since expanded into the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, around the Hedgesville area in Berkeley County, and in nearby Hagerstown, Maryland. The search remains ongoing in Huntington.

Harmon said they believe Jeffrey is in danger due to her association with known drug traffickers, including the man known as Cooper. Harmon said Jeffrey has also been diagnosed with a mental illness and is believed to be off her medication.

In February, Jeffrey was charged with conspiracy to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after troopers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle early Jan. 12 in Fairmont.

The driver of the vehicle, identified later as Jeffrey’s boyfriend, evaded police before ditching the vehicle and fleeing on foot.

After searching the vehicle and Jeffrey’s residence, police found cocaine packaged for sale, a loaded assault rifle and several types of drug paraphernalia indicating the use, processing and sale of narcotics.

Harmson said he is not sure if Jeffrey is with the man on her own free-will.

Anyone with information regarding Jeffrey or her whereabouts is asked to call West Virginia State Police Cpl. Issac Harmon at 304-290-4002 or Sgt. Sally Hatten at 304-633-6261.

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Private Detective: Skull Found in Utah Home’s Cellar May Be From Woman Who Went Missing in 1988

Crime scene investigators are trying to determine the identity of what appear to be human remains found in the cellar of a Spanish Fork home Monday morning.

The home near 80 North 800 East is the same place where a woman lived who went missing nearly three decades ago.

Two friends noticed some sinking dirt in the cellar and decided to dig down to see if there was anything in the dirt. They discovered what appeared to be a human skull wrapped in a blanket, according to Spanish Fork Police.

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“When the individual was interviewed by police he advised that last year he was informed by an adjacent property owner that a previous tenant who resided at the property was a missing person and she had never been located. The tenant advised that he was curious into what was causing the sinking dirt and he wondered if someone or something was buried in the cellar,” Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson said in a news release.

“Our department conducted an extensive investigation in regards to that search,” Johnson said Monday.

He said the skull was wrapped in a blanket.

Police say Peggy Sue Case was reported missing from the home in 1988. Investigators never found evidence of her disappearance, but did name Michael Kurfin as a person of interest in the case.

Case has been listed as a missing person since 1988, and police say Kurfin’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

The skull found Monday will be taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification.

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