Private Detective: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Officer Faces a Judge

A man wanted on multiple charges including attempted murder of a police officer will face a judge Monday morning.

David Suarez was arrested in Lexington. He will face a judge Monday morning on drug charges unrelated to the incident involving the police officer.

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Lexington police say they tracked down 38-year-old Suarez last week during a traffic stop. After searching his car, police charged him with multiple counts of drug trafficking.

Suarez had outstanding warrants out of Garrard County for attempted murder of a police officer and drug trafficking among other charges.

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Arson Investigation Lexington Man Arrested For Arson

A Lexington man is facing an arson charge after a weekend fire at a vacant home.

Daniel Prather, 18, is facing a charge of arson in the second degree. Firefighters were called to Ohio Street Sunday morning around 2 a.m.   According to his arrest citation, he admitted to entering the vacant home  moments before a fire broke out.

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When responders arrived, they noticed flames shooting out of the building. Police say Prather gave multiple accounts about how the fire started, including leaving candles lit inside the house.

Prather will face a judge Monday.

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Wrongful Death KSP Investigating Double Homicide

Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a double murder in Lawrence County, Ky. The incident occurred Saturday at a home in 1200 block of Knob Branch.

According to our sister station WSAZ, Lois Gartin, 79, and her son Michael Gartin, 52, both of Blaine, were found dead at the home. A relative discovered the bodies and called 911.

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Troopers say the two died from gunshot wounds.

In addition to the murders, a 2003 Jeep Liberty that belonged to Lois Gartin had been stolen from the home by Stanley Webb Jr., 47, of Logan, Oh., who is a relative of the Gartin’s.

Webb Jr. was arrested Sunday by the Columbus Ohio Police Department and is charged with theft by unlawful taking of an automobile and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

No arrests have been made in connection to the murders.

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Identity Theft Suspect Says He’s Too Smart to be Caught

The search is on for a man stealing people’s identities in Jefferson County, who deputies say told them he’s too smart to be caught.

Tony Canterberry is facing four counts of identity theft. He’s been arrested before – we were provided a mugshot from an unrelated case.

Investigators accuse Canterberry of stealing the identity of an employee working for a tax software company. Deputies say he then posed as that employee in order to take advantage of the customers.

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One customer told deputies that he originally called the company to resolve a tax issue. The customer says the employee answering the phone was rude, and even sent him emails threatening to destroy his identity.

Detectives say they connected Canterberry to the emails. They contacted him and asked him to come in and talk to them.

“You know he’s telling our investigators that he’s got superior intelligence and that’s why we won’t catch him,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian. “So for that reason alone, I like our chances of getting to lock him up and we’re gonna look forward to that.”

Deputies say when they find Canterberry, he will face a $340,000 bond. If you know where he is, call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.

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Wrongful Death Mercer County Deputies Looking For Driver in Deadly Hit and Run

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find the driver responsible for hitting and killing a Harrodsburg woman early Sunday morning.

According to the sheriff, Heather Lawrence was walking down the road around 2 a.m. when she was hit in the southbound lanes of  U.S. 127 near Highway 1160. Deputies are still looking for the driver.

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The sheriff says they believe they have located the truck involved in the accident, which was reported stolen several hours after Lawrence was hit and killed.

The investigation is ongoing

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Private Detective: Man Shot in Vehicle in Clay County

State police are investigating a shooting in Clay County. It happened at 2:30 Sunday afternoon on Highway8 66 in Oneida.

Troopers say a man was shot while in his vehicle and was flown to UK Hospital. The man’s identity has not been released.

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No arrests have been made and it’s unclear what lead up to the shooting.

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Missing Person Michael J Ward of Bridgeton, MO

The Bridgeton Police Department has issued an “endangered person” advisory for a man with schizophrenia who was last seen March 17, when he was discharged from DePaul Hospital.

Michael J. Ward, 57, is described as a black male with brown eyes and medium complexion, just over 6 feet tall and 223 pounds. Ward’s family has not seen him since he was discharged, and it is unknown if he has any of his medications, police said.

Anyone who sees Ward or has information him should immediately dial 911 or call the Bridgeton Police Department at 314-739-7557.

Alerts have been issued before for fragile patients after they left the hospital. In January, when overnight temperatures dropped to about 7 degrees, a homeless man could not be found after he was discharged just before midnight.

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Stanley Higgins Jr., then 25, who police said suffered from memory loss and seizures, left the hospital on foot. He was found the next night, but family members had been upset they weren’t contacted about his release. A hospital spokeswoman at the time could not discuss specifics, but said the hospital offers shelter after people are discharged.

In December, a man found dead in a drainage ditch was identified as a patient who had walked away from DePaul against medical advice in October. That man, Remy Anthony Gooldy, 54, had been treated for worsening dementia and a recent stroke.

Michael J. Ward missing

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Pedophile Tracking Second Chicago Man Gets 10 Years For Child Sex Trafficking

The second of two Chicago men charged with trafficking underage girls for sex in DuPage County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Laburron Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty this week to one count of involuntary servitude of a minor, and was sentenced to 10 years, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Jackson was arrested in June 2014 along with 30-year-old Demarcus Feltus as part of a sex trafficking sting conducted by Aurora police and the FBI, a statement from prosecutors said.

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Undercover agents answered an advertisement offering “2 sexy females” and made arrangements to meet the girls at a hotel near Robert Morris College in Aurora, prosecutors said.

About 12:30 p.m. June 20, 2014, Feltus and Jackson drove the 15-year-old girls to the hotel and waited in the car after dropping them off. They threatened to steal the girls’ personal items if they didn’t have sex with the man they thought were customers, prosecutors alleged.

Once an officer spoke to the girls and confirmed their ages, he gave other agents a signal to arrest the men outside. Jackson was taken into custody without incident, and Feltus was arrested after a short chase, prosecutors said.

Feltus pleaded guilty on Nov. 16, 2015, and was also sentenced to 10 years, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

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Accident Reconstruction Somerset Man Killed in Crash

A Somerset man is dead after a single-car crash in Pulaski County Saturday morning. Around 9:30, deputies responded to Mark Welborn Road off Highway 39.

Deputies say the driver, 39-year-old Orville Privett, was thrown from the car. His passenger, 16-year-old Darren Privett, was able to free himself from the wreckage.

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Darren was taken to a nearby medical center, but Orville was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates the two were not wearing seat belts and that speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Pedophile Tracking Cleveland Man Indicted For Child Sex Trafficking

A Cleveland man is facing federal charges after being indicted by a grand jury Tuesday.

Ronnie L. Pratt, Jr., 20, has been charged with three counts of sex trafficking children, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Pratt was arrested in November 2015 and charged with one count of Trafficking in Persons and with one count of compelling prostitution by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. But after Tuesday’s grand jury indictment Pratt is facing additional charges.

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Pratt was arrested after an FBI agent saw a Backpage.com ad that for “a lovely college girl who has a thing for older men,” according to a bureau news release.

The Backpage.com posting advertised a “lovely college girl” who has a “thing for older men.” The photo with it, though, showed a girl who appeared to be underage, according to the FBI.

The agent then contacted the girl, undercover, and arranged a meeting with her and a driver, who turned out to be Pratt, officials said.

 

 

At the scheduled meeting, it was confirmed that the “lovely college girl” was actually a 14-year-old female and the adult male driver was Pratt, her pimp..

When the girl was interviewed by officials she told them that she had been working for Pratt since she was 13 and that she knew of other underage girls being trafficked by him, police said.

Pratt’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bridget M. Brennan and Carmen Henderson.

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