Drug Dog Sweep More Than An Oz. Of Meth Found in Oregon

More than an ounce of methamphetamine was seized last week, along with cash, drug paraphernalia and illegal prescription narcotics, on the basis of a joint investigation by the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Team.

The investigation led to the arrest of two McMinnville residents, identified by Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Ray as Richard Peter Graham, 30, and Stephani Ann Freund, 34.

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Graham was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of delivery, Freund with one count each of possession and delivery.  Graham’s counts involve methamphetamine, oxycodone and morphine, Freund’s methamphetamine.

Freund was also cited for violating her post-prison supervision on a prior probation violation. The underlying convictions, from December 2010, were for delivery of a controlled substance/methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Possession is a Class C felony, delivery a Class B felony. Lodged on $500,000 bail each, the pair are slated for arraignment on grand jury indictments at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A probable cause affidavit described the chain of events this way:

A search warrant was authorized for Graham’s Southeast Ford Street apartment. As officers were preparing to serve it, Freund arrived in a vehicle and picked him up.

Officers trailed them. Traffic violations were enough probable cause for them to pull the vehicle over Northeast McDonald Street, near its intersection with 27th Street.

A drug dog was called in and immediately alerted on the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was located inside and it tested positive for methamphetamine.

The warrant authorized officers to inspect Graham’s cell phone. They discovered a text thread between him and Freund.

The last incoming text from Fruend read, “35 900.” Graham confirmed officers’ suspicions that Freund, whom he identified as his regular supplier, was offering 35 grams of meth for $900.

Graham said he was simply serving as the middleman in the deal. He said Freund, who had $300 on her, along with about 37 grams of meth, offered him $150 for setting it up.

He said they were on their way to complete the deal when they were pulled over. He said she was hiding the drug in her pants.

At the apartment, officers found digital scales, drug packaging material and containers of prescription narcotics in an upstairs bedroom. They also discovered two caches of meth, one weighing 8.15 grams and the other 11 grams.

Graham said he had been trading pills for meth. He said he had been selling meth at the street level for six or seven months.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact deputy Justin Brester at 503-434-7506.

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Wrongful Death Charges Reduced For Three Suspects in Madison County Fatal Shooting

Two weeks after the shooting death of a Madison county man, three of the four suspects had their charges lessened today during a preliminary hearing.

Kirk Garrett is the only one still facing a murder charge in the death of Roy Combs, who was shot just shy of his twenty-sixth birthday. Don Attaway, Kristi Mattingly and Christopher Coleman are now facing complicity to murder charges. Detectives say the suspects met up the day before Combs was killed.

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Officials say all of the suspects except Attaway were armed during the attack. A shotgun was recovered at the home of Kristi Mattingly, and two other weapons are believed to have been thrown into the Kentucky River at the Clays Ferry Bridge.

Police searched the area last Friday, but recovered nothing.

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Private Detective: Theft Ring Hits Victoria’s Secret Stores

Lexington police are asking for your help in breaking up a theft ring targeting Victoria’s Secret stores across Kentucky and Indiana.

Officials say a group of women stole around 40 thousand dollars in merchandise, and that the crime spree is much bigger than mere shoplifting.

“They are getting away with a significant amount of merchandise,” says Detective Mark Thomas. “They have hit us twice. They have hit St. Matthews several times in Louisville, and they have also hit Oxmoor a couple of times we are aware of, and a store in southern Indiana.”

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Police say the women travel the interstate, stopping at Victoria’s Secret stores with a definite plan of attack.

“They begin just stuffing merchandise into these bags as quickly as they can,” Thomas adds. “It takes them under a minute sometimes, sometimes closer to two minutes, but they stuff as much merchandise as they can into these bags and then just simply walk out of the store. I mean the nerve of people to do something like that is really sad.”

Police say a single hit in Lexington added up to four thousand dollars. The women are allegedly selling the stolen goods on social media, and police say anyone buying the merchandise could also land in hot water.

If you recognize these women or have information about this or any other Crime Stoppers case, you could earn a cash reward. Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859.253.2020.

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Wrongful Death Lexington Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

A Lexington woman charged in the 2013 stabbing death of her boyfriend was back in court Wednesday to change her plea.

Melinda Morgan was arrested and charged with murder in the death of 41-year-old Antonio Epps. Morgan pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

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She’ll be back in court, June 22 for a hearing to see if the incident falls under the domestic statute.

Morgan will be sentenced June 26.

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Missing Person Michael Gorley of Lincoln County

The family of a Lincoln County man missing for 10 days hopes a $1,000 reward will lead to information in his disappearance.

Michael Gorley, 38, was last seen around 9 p.m. on May 17th. Gorley’s mother, Sandra Hasty said the man was wearing a pair of teal and white Hawaiian swim trunks, as he walked along Knob Lick Road toward Junction City.

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“We don’t know what happened. All we know is he’s missing. That’s all that we can say is that he’s a missing person,” Hasty told LEX 18′s Josh Breslow on Wednesday. “I’m grieving. I’m devastated. I’m angry. Someone has taken my child away from me.”

Gorley lives with his mother in Lincoln County and he also takes care of her. She said she believes the father of two was attacked but she did not want to go into any more detail.

Kentucky State Police are investigating Gorley’s disappearance but they have not released any information on the case.

“My son would not worry me like this. He knows I’m not in good health. He would not worry me like this,” Hasty said. “We need to know something. Somebody reach into your heart and think of me as a mother.”

To get the word out, Gorley’s family has circulated fliers and created a Facebook page: “Justice For Michael Gorley.” They are also offering a $1,000 reward and selling decals with Michael’s name for $10, in an attempt to raise money to increase the reward.

“Someone come clean. I know there’s someone out there who wants to tell what’s happened. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to tell,” Hasty said.

Anyone with information on Gorley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Richmond Post of Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404.

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Missing Person Gloria Romero of Concord, CA

Missing Person Alert In Concord: Woman, 72

Police in Concord this morning are looking for a missing 72-year-old woman.

Gloria Romero was last seen Tuesday around 6 p.m. at her residence on Loeffler Lane, according to police. She suffers from medical issues and does not have access to vehicles or a cell phone, police said. Police do not know where Romero could have gone, but they said she has been known to visit churches in the area.

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Romero is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information one Romero’s whereabouts is asked to call Concord police at (925) 671-333.

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Pedophile Tracking Madison Co. Man Charged With Attempting to Procure a Minor for Sex Online

A Madison County man has been arrested on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer for sex.

Owen P. Taylor, 49, was arrested as a result of an investigation with Kentucky State Police, and Richmond PD. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect posting on a popular website. During the conversations, Taylor expressed his interest in performing sexual acts with a minor.

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The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Taylor’s residence.

Taylor is currently charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer for sex. The charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years.

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Identity Theft Buffalo, NY Woman Arrested

Investigation by Erie County Sheriff’s Detectives led to the arrest of a woman for identity theft.

Police say they received a complaint from a resident in Holland who thought his name and social security number were in use elsewhere. Police probes found that a person had used his name to open a National Fuel gas account and several charges totaling more than $1,500.

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Detectives tracked down the person and say she was living in Buffalo. Police arrested Selina Loomis, 44, and charged her with felony identity theft and petit larceny.

The Holland resident first noticed the suspicious activity when he reviewed his credit report.

Selina Loomis will return to court on June 9.

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Missing Person Gregory Roffe of Chicago

Police are searching for a missing man last seen downtown Monday evening.

Gregory Roffe, 34, was last seen about 5 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of East South Water Street, according to a missing person alert issued by Area Central detectives.

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Roffe was described as a white man standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 192 pounds, police said. He has brown eyes, brown hair and a light complexion.

Police said Roffe may be suffering from depression.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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Pedophile Tracking Mooresville, NC Man Wanted on 24 Child Sex Charges

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl.

The Sheriff’s Office has issued 24 warrants for 45-year-old Rudolph (Rudy) Anthony Prickler, Jr., 12 each for indecent liberties with a child and first-degree sex offense with a child.

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The investigation into Prickler began in late-April. The victim told investigators of multiple occasions in which Prickler had sexually assaulted her, authorities say. The child stated Prickler would also show her pornographic materials, and that Prickler would take pictures of her unclothed.

Detectives searched Prickler’s home and seized numerous items.

Following the search, 24 warrants for Prickler’s arrest were issued. His whereabouts are unknown.

If you have any information that may be helpful in this case, you’re asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (704) 878-3100.

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