Wrongful Death Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend’s Son Arraigned

A Boyle County man charged with killing a 13-month-old boy appeared in court Tuesday for the first time.

Joseph Adams’ arraignment lasted only a few minutes and the judge entered a not guilty plea for the man accused of killing his girlfriend’s son.

25-year-old Adams asked the judge in his video arraignment for a public defender and was scheduled to be back for a preliminary hearing next Wednesday.

http://liarcatchers.com/wrongful_death.html

Police say last Friday, Adams was supposed to be taking care of the boy when the 1-year-old was somehow hurt. The toddler was taken to a Danville hospital where he later died.

Police say Adams assaulted the boy, who had severe trauma.

Adams is behind held without bond.

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Fraud Investigation Phone Scammer Pretend To Be IRS

If a telephone caller claims to represent the IRS and demands payment or face arrest, don’t believe him. If the caller says he’s from a utility and your power will be turned off if bills aren’t paid, hang up.

Across the region, people are being targeted by callers purporting to be from government agencies or utilities threatening harsh repercussions if money isn’t sent to them.

http://liarcatchers.com/fraud_investigation.html

And thousands of people — many senior citizens — fall for the scams.

The calls have reached such an epidemic level that the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Trade Commission have issued warnings. Federal law prohibits debt collectors from using intimidation, threats and harassment, and no one can be jailed over a debt. The Internal Review Service contacts people by mail, not by phone.

“The callers are aggressive, intimidating and threatening to turn off people’s power or have them arrested,” Piermont Police Chief Michael O’Shea said Monday. “Victims should break contact and contact the police. Government does not make those types of calls.”

One caller canvassing more than 100 Piermont businesses and residents identified himself once as “Police Chief Michael O’Shea,” O’Shea said. “These calls originate from overseas. They Google a community, in this case Piermont, and make calls,” O’Shea said.

In many cases, the scam involves buying prepaid Green Dot MoneyPak cards. People use the prepaid cards to pay telephone, cable and credit card bills. Victims are asked to give the card’s number to the scammer, who can then retrieve the amount paid on the card. The Green Dot website warns customers about scams and advises they never give their card number to people they don’t know.

Warnings

IRS:

www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

Federal Trade Commission:

www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/lights-out-fake-utility-bill-collectors

People can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments in your complaint.

Crime prevention tips:

• Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

• Remember that anyone who has the number on a Green Dot MoneyPak card has access to the funds on the card.

• Never give out personal or financial information to anyone who emails or calls you unsolicited.

• Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers or Green Dot MoneyPak card numbers to someone you do not know.

• Utility companies and government agencies will not contact you demanding immediate payment by MoneyPak.

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Insurance Fraud NH Resident Sentenced to Prison

The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced that a Nashua, N.H., resident pleaded guilty in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Oct. 9 to two charges of felony insurance fraud and one felony charge of bail jumping, stemming from a fraudulent insurance claim he had filed with Travelers Insurance Co.

The department announced that in September 2012, after the roof of his home was damaged by high winds, Mark Kelley sought reimbursement from Travelers Insurance Co. by submitting two receipts that he claimed showed he had paid a local contractor for repairs.

http://liarcatchers.com/insurance_fraud.html

Subsequent investigation by Travelers, and later by a senior investigator at the New Hampshire Insurance Department, revealed that Kelley had not made any such payments to the contractor and that many of the alleged repairs had not been completed.

After being indicted in October 2013 for insurance fraud, Kelley failed to appear at a scheduled hearing in February 2014, and he was arrested in May 2014. He was sentenced to two concurrent 12-month prison sentences on the insurance fraud charges, with six months of each sentence suspended on good behavior for two years. Kelley also was sentenced to one and a half to three years for failing to appear in court, with the entire sentence
suspended on good behavior for two years.

“Insurance fraud is a crime that affects not just the insurance companies but New Hampshire residents, who end up paying higher premiums,” said NH Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny. “I am very proud of our Fraud Investigation Unit, which works tirelessly to protect consumers by prosecuting those who break the law.”

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Wrongful Death Body Found in Closed Lexington Business

A man’s body was found Monday night inside of a building on the north side of Lexington and investigators say the case has been labeled a homicide.

Fayette County Coroner, Gary Ginn said he was called to Premier Car Wash on New Circle Road near Russell Cave Road around 7:30 p.m.

Ginn said a white man of unknown age had been found dead in a back workshop area of the building. The victim’s wounds led investigators to believe foul play was involved.

http://liarcatchers.com/wrongful_death.html

It’s unclear exactly how the man died. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Premier Car Wash has been closed for several months. It’s unknown if the man was affiliated with the business.

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Pedophile Tracking Logan County, OH Man Arrested

A Logan County man wanted on sex charges was arrested Sunday.

Peak of Ohio is reporting that Robert Holbrook, 32, was arrested during a traffic stop in the 100 block of Richard Avenue. He was a passenger in the car at the time.

The report says a warrant was out for Holbrook’s arrest on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition.

http://liarcatchers.com/pedophile_tracking.html

He is accused of assaulting a child under the age of 13 over a period of several years.

Police started to investigate Holbrook back in June.

He is being held in the Logan County Jail.

Robert Holbrook accused of rape and gross sexual imposition in Logan County. (Photo/Logan County Jail)

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Missing Person 15 Year Old Whittier, CA Boy

Police and worried family members are seeking the public’s help in finding 15-year-old Whittier boy who’s been missing since Thursday.

Robert “R.J.” Guzman Jr. told his father and step-mother via a text message that he was at Whittier High School just before 7 a.m. Thursday, but his father, Robert Guzman Sr., said he later learned his son never arrived at school after leaving home in Uptown Whittier.

The teen has not been seen since, and he had not answered his cell phone, the father said. Gomez Jr. has never gone missing in the past.

http://liarcatchers.com/missing_persons_investigations.html

The father said he did not know whether his son had run away, or if something may have happened to him.

“I just want to get my son back,” Guzman Sr. said.

Guzman Sr. and his son had a discussion regarding grades at school Wednesday, but the Guzman Jr. did not appear upset.

The young man told his father he wanted to go stay with his mother, and they agreed to discuss it further before the weekend.

Guzman Jr. is Latino, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 112 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left eyelid, and small moles his right cheek and the right side of his chin. Anyone with information can reach Whittier police at 562-567-9200.

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Missing Person Norma Jo Brown of Bath County

State police say a missing Bath County woman may be tied to a murder case and could be in danger.

Police say the last person 33-year-old Norma Jo Brown was seen with was 37-year-old Kevin Howard, who was recently charged in the murder of University of Cincinnati assistant professor.

It’s been more than two weeks without a word from Brown.

“She texts every day, and she hasn’t texted or called. Regardless, she would,” said Genie Hardin, Brown’s sister.

http://liarcatchers.com/missing_persons_investigations.html

And the new developments have brought little comfort to the family. But Brown’s sister says Howard isn’t a stranger to them.

“He was a neighbor and also Norma had, I think, at one time, they dated years ago. So we knew him from back then when she knew him,” Hardin said.

Howard and a second man, Charles Black, are accused of killing Grant County man Randy Russ, who went missing in mid-August. Investigators found human remains believed to be those of 54-year-old Russ in a grassy area off a road in Fleming County. Officials have not positively identified the body, however, and the Fleming County coroner says it could be another month before the body is identified.

Both Howard and Black are charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and theft of a vehicle.

State police say Norma Jo knew all three men. Now the family is worried the mother of two could be in danger.

“To me, I just think that he’s probably killed her. You don’t ever want to think the worst, but you do when weeks go by and she still hasn’t turned up,” she said.

And in the small Salt lick Community where she was last seen, the family is hoping someone knows what happened.

“If there’s any information they know that is important, no matter how big or small, that information needs to be told to the police,” Hardin said.

If you know anything about where Norma Jo Brown may be, call state police.

 

Norma Jo Brown

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Wrongful Death Trial Date Set For Man Accused in 2003 Murder

A trial date has been set for a man charged in a 2003 murder in Nicholas County.

Shawn Fryman will go to trial in August of 2015 in the death of David Sadler, who was found by family members shot to death inside his home.

Fryman was arrested in February of this year, nearly 11 years after the crime. Another man, Joshua Abnee, was arrested in March and has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in the shooting. Abnee faced a complicity to murder charge and pleaded guilty in August also agreeing to testify against Fryman, who is charged with murder.

http://liarcatchers.com/wrongful_death.html

The Carlisle Mercury has reported that the death penalty could be sought against Fryman.

The victim’s wife, Brenda Sadler, said Fryman was her husband’s best friend.

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Wrongful Death Body of Missing Woman Found in MO

A former Charleston resident is in custody tonight just hours after the discovery of a body in Mississippi County, MO.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the body of a missing Illinois woman was discovered Sunday evening near Moore’s Landing, in northern Mississippi County.

A short time later, Clifford Ray Williams, 45, of Ullin, Illinois was taken into custody and booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center in connection with this investigation.

The victim’s identity and the cause of death are being withheld pending the results of an autopsy and Coroner’s Report by the Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker.

http://liarcatchers.com/wrongful_death.html

On Saturday, Illinois State Police told Local 6 Williams was wanted on kidnapping charges out of Pulaski County.  ISP says Williams was last seen with his Sylvia Tipler, the mother of his children.

Tipler’s family reported her missing on Saturday

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Missing Person 14 Year Old Takoma Park, MD Girl

Police need your help locating a missing Takoma Park girl.

14-year-old Tashanna Lane was last seen in the 8200 block of Houston Court in Takoma Park at 3:15 on October 10th, police said.

http://liarcatchers.com/missing_persons_investigations.html

Lane is described as a dark-skinned female, about 5’7″ tall weighing about 109 pounds. Lane was last seen wearing a black and white cardigan over a black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and black/yellow Jordan shoes. Lan’es hair was braided in a ponytail the last time she was seen .

Anyone who has information about Tashanna Lane’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100.

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