Drug Dog Sweep Fayette County, TX Drug Dog Helps Find 7 Kilos of Meth

Lobos, the Fayette County sheriff’s police dog, sniffed out seven kilograms of methamphetamine Sunday morning during a traffic stop, sheriff’s officials said.

Manuel Alvarez, 49, of Royal City, Wash., was stopped around 11 a.m. at a rest area on Interstate 10 near Flatonia. Sgt. Randy Thumann became suspicious of Alvarez’s travel itinerary and asked to search his vehicle, which Alvarez consented to, according to sheriff’s officials.

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Lobos helped Thumann locate the meth in a compartment built into Alvarez’s pickup, officials said. Seven kilos of meth has a street value of about $680,000, officials said.

Alvarez was charged with felony drug possession and jailed in Fayette County.

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Private Detective: Two Charged in Madison Co. Vet Burglary

Nearly a year after the crime, two Tennessee men have been charged with breaking into a Madison County vet clinic.

Police say Timothy Ross and Jason Leffew broke into the Skipworth Vet Clinic last June and stole more than $23,000 in medications and supplies. The two are said to have made entry by prying open a rear door. Several cables, including the phone line, had been cut inside the business and a pair of wire cutters were recovered.

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They say three months later, the pair tried to break in again but were unable to break into the store and hit a Lexington Clinic just hours later. Officers say Ross and Leffew were locked up in Tennessee.

Extradition for the two men is pending at this time. They are facing charges of burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

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Fraud Investigation Jessamine Co. Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s office is warning residents of a telephone scam.

Multiple residents in Jessamine County have received phone calls from a person saying they are a Jessamine County Sheriff Deputy. The impersonator will tell them they failed to show up for jury duty and have an outstanding warrant. They are then instructed to go get a money voucher and call the impersonator back with the voucher number to take care of the warrant.

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Another version of this same scam told a resident they had a warrant and needed $3,000 and send the impersonator the money voucher numbers. We started receiving call reference this Friday April 22nd and had several calls Monday April 25. Anyone that receives these type calls are asked to call the Jessamine County Sheriffs Office at (859) 885-4139.

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Missing Person Michelle Lee Alpi of Lincoln County, NC

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Michelle Lee Alpi, whose last known address was on Timberlake Lane in Lincolnton.

Ms. Alpi was last seen by family members on March 28 of this year. Family members say she has a history of substance abuse and could be in a rehab center.

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She is described as a white female, 5’3” inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She has been entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database as a missing person.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michelle Lee Alpi should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.

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Missing Person Seattle Man Searches For Wife Who Went Missing in Mexico

A Seattle man is desperate for answers about what happened to his wife after he says she went missing during a recent trip to Mexico.

Jonathan Reinhard hasn’t heard from her in about two weeks, he said.

Jenny Chen left Seattle on March 1 for a backpacking trip and planned to spend three to four months exploring Mexico, Cuba, and New York, Reinhard said. At 26 years old, it was a chance for her to clear her head and figure out what she wants to do with her life, he added.

The two met while he was living in China in 2008.

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It wasn’t love at first sight, he admitted.

“We met at a place where everybody practices English. And she asked me if I liked Kentucky Fried Chicken,” Reinhard said.

“Just a very warm and dedicated person. And I’m not the easiest one to get along with and we just stayed the course. Yeah. Just fell in love,” he added.

They two eventually moved to the U.S.

Chen was was granted permanent residency and was working toward becoming a citizen, Reinhard said. But she struggled to find work.

One last adventure on her own seemed like the perfect way to refocus.

On March 1, she ventured down to Mexico.

“She’s younger and she wanted to go on one last adventure until she puts herself in the job market and starts working in Seattle,” said Reinhard. “It was a backpacking trip before she started getting serious with her life and finding herself a little bit.”

Reinhard says they kept in close contact through Skype and Facebook as his wife posted photos of her adventures in different cities along the way.

The two agreed to meet up at the Cancun airport on April 15, but Chen never showed up, Reinhard said. The last time family and friends heard from her was four days earlier.

“I’m sick. I’m sick to my stomach. I have to take medication for anxiety. I actually have to try to work for a little bit because I have a job. I’m depressed. I really have little or no energy to do anything,” Reinhard said. “It’s the worst feeling in the world. I never would wish this on anyone.”

Reinhard said he’s filed a missing person’s report, reached out to law enforcement in Mexico and government officials in the U.S. So far, he’s received few answers.

On Friday, he’s planning to head back to Mexico to try to retrace his wife’s steps.

He remains hopeful she will be found, but he fears something horrible may have happened to her.

“The worst case scenario is she’s been moved out of the country and trafficked and I’ll never hear from her and I’ll never know. And that’s the worst,” he said. “The best is she’s alive.”

Reinhard plans to hire a private investigator to help him figure out what happened to his wife. She was scheduled to be back in Seattle on July 5, he said.

Reinhard has created a Facebook page to help spread the word about the search for his wife.

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Wrongful Death Man Arrested After Woman’s Body Found in Storage Unit in CO

A man aboard a flight to China was arrested for murder Friday after a woman’s body was found inside a Colorado Springs storage unit.

38-year-old James T. Woo is charged with first degree murder. He was arrested Friday aboard a flight from Seattle to Hong Kong.

The body of 33-year-old Julie Tureson was found inside the Public Storage Facility in the 4400 block of E. Platte Avenue by deputies following up on a missing persons report. They determined the manner of death was homicide and identified Woo as a person of interest.

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Woo was tracked to the Seattle Airport, where he was aboard a flight to Hong Kong. Woo was arrested with assistance from Homeland Security and is charged with first degree murder.

Woo is still in Seattle and is being held at the Seattle Correctional Facility.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating Woo’s background. His home, employment, and family are in the San Francisco Bay area, but he is known to frequent the Front Range of Colorado.

Woo is also known to actively use the Tinder app.  Anyone who has had contact with Woo is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Tip line at 719-520-6666 or 719-520-7777. This is for historical information only. The Sheriff’s Office is not investigating Woo for any other crime.

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Private Detective: Ex-Lee County Circuit Clerk Sentenced For Abuse of Public Trust

A former Lee County Circuit Clerk was sentenced last week in Franklin Circuit Court after pleading guilty in February to abuse of public trust.

Emma Adams was sentenced Friday, to five years’ probation and 180 days of home incarceration. As part of sentencing, the judge imposed a fine of nearly $335,000.

Adams also must pay the remaining balance of restitution, which is nearly $79,000. She paid $156,000 in restitution in February when she pled guilty. Adams will pay $2,500 in restitution monthly.

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Adams unlawfully obtained more than $100,000 in public money or property from funds that were administered through the Administrative Offices of the Court (AOC).

With assistance from AOC auditors, the Office of the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations began investigating Adams.

The investigation traced and verified a total of $334,845.44 in missing state funds from 2006 until mid-year 2015. Nearly $78,738.97 of the missing funds was from circuit civil filing fees, which was administered solely by Adams.

The remaining $256,106.47 was traced to missing bank deposits. Those funds represent money the circuit clerks are required to take in and hold in trust on behalf of others such as bail bonds and restitution payments.

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Wrongful Death Investigation Underway After Skull Found on Bourbon Co. Farm

An investigation is underway after a skull was found on a Bourbon County farm on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Bourbon County Coroner, the skull was discovered in a creek bed on Threave Farm/Stud.  The discovery was made by farm hands who were working on the land.

Cadaver dogs were brought to the farm, but did not find any other remains nearby.

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The coroner tells LEX 18 that there doesn’t appear to be trauma to the skull. The skull was sent to the state medical examiner in Frankfort.The coroner wasn’t certain of age or the sex of the remains.

A person answering the phones at Threave Farm would not comment on the situation.

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Private Detective: Frankfort Teen Shot While Sleeping

Frankfort Police are investigating after a 19-year-old told police he was shot while he was sleeping.

Police tell LEX 18 that the shooting happened at an apartment in the 200 block of Centennial at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 19-year-old Jordaan Metts told police he woke up in his bed with hip pain and discovered that he was bleeding from a gunshot wound.

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The bullet was fired from an apartment above his and entered through his ceiling, striking him. Frankfort Police are awaiting a search warrant on the upstairs apartment.

Metts lives with his grandfather.

Metts was taken to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center and his injury is not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

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Missing Person Crews to Resume Search for Man Missing in Laurel Lake

An underwater search and recovery team from Louisiana will continue their search for man missing in Laurel Lake.

Clarence Holmes has been missing since 2012. According to the “Southeast Louisiana Underwater Search and Recovery” Facebook page, the group plans to return to the area on Monday. They say they have been studying sonar images from the lake and can see something that could be human remains.

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Clarence Holmes went missing in July of 2012 while boating on Laurel Lake after severe storms swept through the area.

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