Private Detective: Lexington Man Charged with Mail Theft

A Lexington man was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing mail from mailboxes.

Officers told LEX18 at around 1:55 p.m. on May 16, 2015, undercover officers saw a man stealing mail from houses in the area of Kalmia Avenue. In recent weeks, residents had reported a man stealing mail from houses in the area. Officers said they were able to retrieve stolen mail items from the suspect.

David Clark was charged with theft of mail matter. Clark also had two unrelated warrants which were served at the time of his arrest.

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Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call police. Tips can be phoned into: the Division of Police at (859)258-3600, the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (859)258-3700 or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859)253-2020. You can also submit tips by cell phone. Simply text: “tips2020” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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Accident Reconstruction One Killed in Jessamine County Crash

A man has been arrested and charged with DUI after his passenger died when he crashed his truck.

“The guy was out of the car but he was screaming and cursing and saying he didn’t want his girlfriend to die,” said Emily Dean, a witness.

Dean says she and her dad were on their way home when they saw a truck drive off the road and into a ditch.

They say the driver got out, but his girlfriend, was pinned underneath the truck.

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“All I heard was one siren and then someone was knocking on the door,” said Joyce Barber, a neighbor.

“I walked up here to the house to see if they had a block or something to put underneath the wheels,” said Walker Deering, a passerby. “In case it decide to fall.”

Deputies with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said several people lifted the truck and pulled the woman out.

Shortly, thereafter, emergency workers arrived and the woman was flown to UK Hospital where she later died.

“That’s really sad,” said Barber. “It’s always sad to hear that.”

Deputies arrested the driver, Jeffery Tuggle, and charged him with DUI but believe those charged will likely be upgraded.

Barber lives just a few feet away from the accident and said speeding on the narrow, winding roads happens too often.

“Sometimes it looks like they’re driving on the interstate the way they drive past here,” said Barber.

“It’s not a really busy road,” said Deering. “But when cars speed, they fly.”

Deputies say as they investigate why Tuggle lost control of the truck, it appears the woman was thrown from it because she was not wearing a seat belt.

 

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Wrongful Death Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Two of the four people accused in a Clark County murder were arraigned in court Monday.

Kristi Mattingly is accused of murdering Roy Combs, 26, of Madison County, May 13th. She also allegedly tried to kill his brother. Don Attaway is also charged with murder in Combs’ death. Both pleaded not guilty Monday in Clark District Court.

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State Police say Mattingly, Attaway, Kirk Garrett and Christopher Coleman were involved in Combs’ murder. Garrett and Coleman were arrested in Ohio, and are awaiting extradition to Kentucky to face their charges.

Combs’ brother was injured in that shooting, but is expected to recover.

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Private Detective: Search Continues For Shooting Suspect

The hunt for a man described as armed and dangerous, continued on Monday night.

Police said they are still searching for 55-year old Mark Showalter. On Sunday, Pulaski County Deputies arrested his son, Timothy, after investigators said the duo shot a woman in the head.

While 49-year old Allison Boclair recovers, her best friend is begging for help.

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“If we didn’t see each other every day, we were constantly on the phone,” said Sarah Evans, when describing the friendship she and Allison Boclair have shared since they were 12 years old.

Now, Evans is praying this strong mother of three, will pull through.

“She is determined and if anybody can come out of this, she can,” said Evans.

Still, it’s hard for Evans to comprehend what happened to her friend, early Sunday morning..

“To have no regard for human life, you know he basically shot and took off and didn’t care whether she was alive or dead,” said Evans.

Pulaski County Deputies said 34-year old Timothy Showalter, and his father Mark, shot Boclair in the head at her home on Highway 542. Investigators said the crime wasn’t random and an argument led to the violence. After, Boclair was left in critical condition and taken to UK Hospital.

By Sunday afternoon investigators arrested Timothy at his house, about five miles from the crime scene. He is in the Pulaski County jail, charged for burglary and complicity to commit assault in the first degree. By Monday night, Mark was still on the run. Deputies said it was imperative they get him off of the streets.

“They said he is armed and dangerous. And like I said earlier, if he will do that to her, he will do that to anybody,” said Evans.

Back in 2013 Mark was arrested for attempted murder in a Lincoln County shooting. Those charges were later dropped. Boclair’s friends said it’s time Mark come forward.

“Turn yourself in, you were a coward whenever you done it. Act like a man and turn yourself in,” said Evans.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department said Mark Showalter is described as 5’10 weighing about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes, gray hair and a beard. Again, he’s considered armed and dangerous. Investigators ask anyone who knows where Mark is, to call police right away.

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Private Detective: Wanted Man Captured in OH

A Lexington man wanted for removing his ankle monitor and taking off has been arrested in Ohio.

Antoine Edward Woods, Junior, better known as “Yola,” is a convicted felon. He has been in and out of court several times and has been able to post bail at each of his hearings.

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Woods was arrested in connection to a drive by shooting at a home in December and a home invasion in January.

During his last court date, a judge ordered Woods pay an eight thousand dollar bond and wear an ankle bracelet.

But, police say Woods cut his ankle monitor in March and went on the run.

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Drug Dog Sweep $683k in Hard Drugs Seized at AZ Border Crossings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized $683,000 in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at Arizona ports from multiple smuggling attempts in the past week, according to the agency.

Officers the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales arrested a 26-year-old woman Sunday after they found nearly six pounds of heroin, worth more than $79,000, hidden in a suitcase in her Chevrolet sedan, authorities said.

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On Tuesday, officers at the Port of San Luis arrested 19-year-old Elidia Margarita Espero-Obeso from Victorville, Calif., after a drug dog led officers to nearly 40 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $432,000, stashed in a false-floor compartment of her Mitsubishi SUV, the CBP release said.

At the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, officers arrested Francisco Arturo Hernandez-Millanes, 45, from Hermosillo, Son., after a drug dog detected the presence of drugs in the rear bumper of the Ford Mustang he was driving, CBP said.

Officers pulled apart the rear bumper and found a compartment that contained 43 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $128,000, and three pounds of heroin worth about $44,000, the release said.

CBP seized the drugs and vehicles, and handed over each suspect to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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Private Detective: Body Pulled From Lake Cumberland

Crews pulled a man’s body from Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County Sunday evening.

The coroner says a family was out fishing and came upon the body of a man near the Burnside Marina. The body will be taken to the medical examiner in Frankfort for positive identification.

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No other information has been released.

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Wrongful Death Laurel County Grand Jury Indicts Man

A Laurel County grand jury has indicted Jonathan Humfleet for murder.

The Times Tribune is reporting that Jonathan Humfleet has been indicted for murder for allegedly killing Clifford Humfleet back in March. Investigators say the shooting happened after Jonathan got into a fight with Clifford and his brother, River. Jonathan was able to get a hold of a gun that river had and shot Clifford in the chest.

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Deputies found Jonathan near the scene and say he confessed to shooting Clifford.

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Wrongful Death 9 Dead in Biker Gang Shooting in Waco, TX

Three rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and several were injured.

Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

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Police and troopers were in the parking lot trying to secure the area and protect citizens when a fight broke out inside the restaurant and spilled into the parking lot.

Swanton said the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire.

Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.

The scene at the Market Place between Don Carlos and Twin Peaks was absolute chaos, Swanton said.

The victims were taken by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center, which later was placed on lock down, but officials at Hillcrest said they had no comment.

He also said police have been trying to work with management at Twin Peaks for several weeks but have been thwarted in their efforts to avoid a situation like happened Sunday afternoon.

A witness who was having lunch across the parking lot at Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant said he and his family had just finished eating and walked into the parking lot when they heard several gunshots and saw wounded being taken from the fight scene.

“We crouched down in front of our pick-up truck because that was the only cover we had,” the man, who asked not to be identified, said.

He and his family were travelling to Selina, Kansas and decided to stop for lunch.

He said he saw several wounded men being treated.

He also said there were several police officers at the scene and ambulances were responding to the scene to aid those hit by gunfire.

At about 2 p.m. a second crime scene was being investigated at the Waco Convention Center but only very few details were known about the situation there.

One law enforcement spokesman said there were several armed officers and EMS units on the scene and Washington Avenue and University Parks Drive in that area had been closed.

A News 10 photographer who was at the convention center said he witnessed several men being arrested there.

Officers also were en route to the Flying J Truck Stop, at New Road and Interstate 35 because a large number of bikers had been seen gathering there.

Swanton said the scene at Twin Peaks is “as secure as it can be right now,” Swanton said, but police are concerned that groups who were involved in the first incident may be moving to other locations in and around Waco where more violence could erupt.

Swanton said citizens should avoid the area until an all clear can be issued.

The Interstate 35 exit onto Loop 340 southbound is closed, as is the access road that runs alongside the Interstate.

“We have multiple medical and law enforcement resources in the area who are dealing with the issue,” Swanton said.

Ambulances from West, Limestone and Coryell counties were at the scene to assist local EMS units.

Trouble at Twin Peaks among rival bikers had been brewing for some time, District Attorney Abel Reyna told News 10 about two weeks ago.

Reyna said local police were on heightened alert in anticipation of trouble on Thursday nights, when Twin Peaks hosts a Biker Night.

Reyna said some weeks ago trouble erupted between two local motorcycle gangs and that spilled over into gangs from the Dallas-Fort Worth area showing up to support the local groups.


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Private Detective: Police Search for Suspect on The Run After Pulaski County Shooting

One man is in jail and a second man is on the run after a Sunday morning shooting. It happened around 8:30 a.m. on East HWY 452 in Pulaski County.
Investigators say when they arrived to the scene, they found 49-year-old Allison H. Boclair. They say Boclair had been shot in the head and she was airlifted to UK Medical Center. At last check, she was listed in critical condition.

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According to deputies, 34-year-old Timothy Showalter and 55-year-old Mark Showalter fled the scene in a dark blue 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck. That truck was later found at a home in the Eubank community. Several hours later, Timothy Showalter was arrested at his Somerset home and was charged with complicity to commit assault and burglary.
Deputies are still searching for Mark Showalter. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds with blue eyes, gray hair and a beard. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call police immediately.

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