Private Detective: Drug Lab Found At Site of Lexington House Fire

Lexington Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire Monday morning and officials say that a drug lab was found in the home.

The fire happened at a home on the 500 block of Woodbine Drive. First responders found heavy smoke and flames in the basement but knocked the fire out quickly. A father and son live in the home and neighbors tell LEX 18 that it appeared the son was badly burned .  He was driven to the hospital by his girlfriend.

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Officials confirm that the son has suffered life-threatening injuries. Hazmat is on scene and a family pet was decontaminated.

There was smoke damage to the rest of the home. Although the fire was knocked out quickly, officials believe that the family will have to relocate for the time being.

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Private Detective: Suspect in Shooting of 9 Year Old Pleads Not Guilty

The suspect who allegedly shot a 9-year-old pleaded not guilty in court.

Police say Alberto Pinedas Contreras left town after being named a suspect in the March 7 shooting of a 9-year-old child on Russell Cave Road in Lexington.
Police say the little boy was riding in an SUV with his mother and two other siblings when a man in a white Maxima fired several shots in the area of hollow creek. 9-year-old Antonio was critically injured and is still in the hospital.

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Before being named as a suspect, Contreras was picked up on a minor charge and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center. Before police could get a warrant for the assault, Alberto Pinedas Contreras was released from custody. He took off to West Virginia where he was picked u by police and immigration agents on March 12.
The judge referred Contreras’ case to the Public Defender’s office

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Wrongful Death Boyfriend Not Indicted in Death of Montgomery Co. Woman

A grand jury did not return an indictment in the case of a woman killed by a vehicle in Montgomery County earlier this year.

Sheriff’s detectives say a grand jury decided there wasn’t enough evidence to indict Adam Baker on a reckless homicide charge. 22-year-old Katrina Craver died when she was hit and killed on Nest Egg Road in late January. Deputies say she jumped on the back of Baker’s truck as he pulled out in the road.

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Officials say that the two had been in an argument before the accident.

Baker told officials he didn’t know Craver had fallen from his truck.

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Private Detective: Grandfather Shoots Man After Grandchildren Threatened

Frankfort police are investigating a bizarre shooting situation that unfolded over the weekend. Police say that a grandfather shot a man Saturday night along Bellemeade Drive.

According to officers, a man was doing yard work while his three grandchildren were playing nearby. That’s when, he says, that a drunk stranger walked up to him and said something along the lines of “God has spoken to me and he told me to take the children.”

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The drunken stranger then allegedly lunged at the grandfather. The grandfather immediately ran to his vehicle, grabbed a gun and shot the stranger in the leg.

As of now, no one has been charged, but the case will be presented to the grand jury.

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Wrongful Death Suspect in Laurel County Murder Pleads Not Guilty

A Laurel County man pleaded not guilty in court Monday after sheriff’s officials say he admitted to shooting and killing his own cousin.

Jonathan Humfleet is accused of shooting 21-year-old Clifford ‘CJ’ Humfleet inside of a home on Board Walk Circle in Laurel County. Dispatched received a call around 4:30 Sunday morning that someone had been shot inside Humfleet’s home .

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Deputies say when they arrived on the scene, everyone inside the home was intoxicated and they were told Jonathan Humfleet had taken off after the shooting. They found him a short time later hiding at a nearby church.

They say Jonathan Humfleet told them that he, CJ Humfleet and CJs brother River Humfleet got in to an argument. The arrest citation says he ended up with River’s pistol and shot CJ once in the chest.

Jonathan is charged with murder, 18 year old River Humfleet has been charged with facilitation to commit murder but he hasn’t been booked in to jail yet because he is in the hospital.

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Insurance Fraud FL Man Arrested for Faking Death

A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges on Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn’t be making payments.

Details of the charges against 62-year-old Jose Lantigua are unclear. But Saturday’s arrest ends two years of speculation about whether the former furniture store owner had faked an illness in 2013 while vacationing in Venezuela, leaving his business millions of dollars in debt.

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His life insurance companies thought they were being swindled and launched an investigation saying the businessman was not dead after two lenders filed claims. The lawsuits by Hartford Life and Annuity Life Insurance also alleged a worker was bribed to falsify documents stating the businessman’s body was cremated. They also claim Lantigua fraudulently assigned benefits claims to a local creditor before he disappeared.

The South Florida Business Journal reports Lantigua’s son accused the insurance company of falsifying its investigation into his father’s death, accusing the company of lying about the Venezuelan government revoking his father’s death certificate.

The newspaper reported that the insurance company admitted a Venezuelan lawyer did alter documents to make it seem like the Venezuelan government nullified the death certificate. A judge ruled the papers were faked, but could not determine who faked them.

Fast forward to Saturday when officials stopped a car Lantigua was driving in with his wife in Buncombe County, NC.

A Jacksonville prosecutor said Lantigua faces insurance fraud charges in Florida involving policies worth $9m from seven companies.

Assistant State Attorney Joe Licandro said an arrest warrant for Lantigua had been issued more than a year ago, but prosecutors dropped it after problems emerged with some of the underlying information in the case. He said a new warrant charging Lantigua with insurance fraud and schemes to defraud was issued within the past week.

Licandro said no warrant had previously been issued for Lantigua’s wife because prosecutors weren’t sure until now whether she knew he was alive. Federal agents released her in North Carolina, but she was arrested on Saturday evening in Florida.

Attorney Joshua Woolsey, who has represented the family in several civil suits, said on Saturday that he and his law firm were withdrawing from the case.

“I and the law firm were shocked to learn this morning that we have been defrauded by acting and relying on the information that indicated he was dead,” Woolsey said.

It’s unclear whether Lantigua has retained new representation.

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Missing Person Ryan Brocklehurst of Van Buren County, Mich.

Police need help locating a missing man who walked away from a treatment center March 19.

Ryan Brocklehurst, 34, walked away from the center on Bangor Road in the Village of Lawrence. He was last seen around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday.

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The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department said he was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Brocklehurst is considered endangered because he has no access to prescribed medications. He has very few contacts in southwest Michigan and even fewer places he might stay.

If you have any information, call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department at (269) 657-3101

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Pedophile Tracking Northern VA Man Gets 21 Years

A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison in a case that prosecutors say involves the repeated sexual abuse of a child.

Jose Quintanilla was sentenced Thursday in Alexandria Circuit Court. He was convicted of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, production of child pornography and similar charges.

Once the 44-year-old is released from prison, he’ll be on supervised probation until his death.

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Between 2011 and 2014, prosecutors say Quintanilla performed sex acts on a victim under the age of 13, against the victim’s will. They say Quintanilla videotaped the assaults a number of times and saved the files, which police recovered.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Cathryn Evans says she hopes the victim can “find some small degree of closure and that the process of healing can begin.”

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Wrongful Death Man Found Murdered in Laurel County Home

Investigators say alcohol is believed to have played a role in a deadly shooting Sunday in Laurel County.

According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Clifford Lee Humfleet, 31, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest around 4:30 a.m. at a home on Boardwalk Circle. He was flown to UK Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Deputies said the victim and his cousin, Jonathan Ryan Humfleet, 23, got into a fight in the living room of the home. One shot was fired from a pistol, striking the victim.

Jonathan Ryan Humfleet is charged with murder. He is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.

River Humfleet, 18, has been charged with facilitation to commit murder. He was taken to UK Hospital due to a pre-exiting medical condition.

 

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Pedophile Tracking Longview, TX Man Charged

A Longview man remained in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday on bonds totaling $75,000, charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child sexual conduct.

Willard James Ellard, 29, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1500 block of Young Street by Longview police officers.

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Ellard had outstanding warrants stemming from a 2014 indictment for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.

According to the indictment, Ellard assaulted a six-year-old girl in August of 2012 by forcing her to engage in oral sex.

Ellard was arrested for the charges in 2013.

Ellard also had an outstanding warrant stemming from a 2011 assault causes bodily injury charge.

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