Erik Alvarado was arrested after his girlfriend, whom he’s accused of abusing, was able to give her children a note to give to their bus driver asking for help.
Erik Alvarado was arrested after his girlfriend, whom he’s accused of abusing, was able to give her children a note to give to their bus driver asking for help.
Most of the arrests made were misdemeanors of public intoxication, with nine DWI arrests included, authorities say.
KOB4/Metropolitan Detention CenterA suspected white supremacist is facing charges after allegedly ditching a bullet-riddled car containing three dead men in the parking lot of an Albuquerque hospital this week.Richard Kuykendall, a 41-year-old with an “apparent association” with the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, was charged Friday with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for his role in the Wednesday triple homicide, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico.Prosecutors allege that after a deadly shootout in a nearby alley, Kuykendall drove to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital with the victims, removed his shirt and told a security officer “that there were three dead guys in the Chevy” before he walked away.The criminal complaint—first obtained by Seamus Hughes, a researcher at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism and a Daily Beast contributor—notes that authorities only believe Kuykendall “may be responsible for the death of one of the three men.”The victims, who have not yet been identified, were also members of the gang. Kuykendall is being held on bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.SHOOTING VIDEO: @ABQPOLICE said three bodies showed up at Kaseman Hospital around 3pm yesterday. They have not confirmed these videos are connected, but show a what appears to be a barrage of bullets at 2:40p yesterday. 2 miles away a bloodied man is seen leaving the scene @KOB4 pic.twitter.com/jqnvdcW4Tn— Ryan Laughlin (@RyanLaughlinKOB) May 13, 2021 Prosecutors described the Aryan Brotherhood as a “nationwide prison gang that strives to control drug distribution and other illegal activity within state and federal prisons.” Formed by white inmates, it has about 20,000 members both in and out of prison and is known for using Nazi symbols, including swastikas and SS lightning bolts, the complaint states.While authorities have not provided a motive for Wednesday’s slaying, the complaint notes that the gang is known for murdering or threatening members who do not remain loyal or pose a threat to the enterprise.“The [Aryan Brotherhood] uses murder and the threat of murder to maintain a position of power within the prison and jail system,” the complaint states. “Inmates and others who do not follow the orders of the [Aryan Brotherhood] are subject to being murdered, as is anyone who uses violence against an [Aryan Brotherhood] member.”Prosecutors state Kuykendall was walking in an alley behind a local pizza shop on Wednesday when a dark-colored Chevy Malibu pulled up behind him. When Kuykendall tried to get in the car, shots were immediately fired at him.Kuykendall “ducked and maintained a low center of gravity as he ran around the front” of the car while shots were still being fired. He was able to jump in the car.She Masqueraded as an Aryan Princess to Take Down Neo-NazisA few seconds later, Kuykendall exited the car and walked toward a dumpster, the complaint states. “Kuykendall remained next to the dumpster for nine seconds and then went back to the car.” The Albuquerque Police Department later found a 9mm pistol in the dumpster.Prosecutors state that after possibly moving a person inside the car, Kuykendall got into the driver’s seat—on top of the presumably dead driver—and drove to the nearby hospital.Once there, he took off his shirt, revealing several tattoos associated with the neo-Nazi group, including “a large letter B on his left shoulder and an iron cross on his left breast,” the complaint states.When authorities arrived, they found a car “riddled with bullet holes” with a loaded pistol under the driver’s seat, an empty pistol on the back seat and spent bullet casings throughout the car, the complaint says.It’s far from Kuykendall’s first run-in with the law. “Kuykendall has an impressive criminal history, with at least 35 arrests in New Mexico and Massachusetts,” the complaint states. His crimes range from forgery and identity theft to larceny and conspiracy, to an assault of a family member in 2018.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The unidentified boy was discovered with multiple wounds about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Dallas police said. Investigators believe an "edged weapon" was used.
A truck driver in Florida was making his scheduled stops early Wednesday morning when he came across a grisly scene along the side of County Road 219. It was the bodies of two teenage boys, shot to death and sprawled along the side of the road. “I just found two bodies,” the driver said in a 911 call released by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, according to WKMG. “I’m shaking right now.” Authorities would later identify the teenagers as Prestin Wayne Nixon, 16, and Isaiah Alexander Nelson, 17. “These two young men have been robbed of their chance to live their lives having been senselessly taken from their families,” Capt. Jon Galvin said in an update to the case Thursday. According to Galvin, the bodies were discovered just after 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The shocked trucker told the dispatcher that the bodies were in front of a Wildwood house along the road. “They’re just laying on the ground,” he said. He warned other drivers to turn around before coming upon the grisly sight and pleaded with dispatchers to send a deputy as soon as possible. “I’ll pray for their souls,” he said. “I can’t believe this.” Galvin said both teens appeared to have “injuries stemming from gunshot wounds.” Authorities do not believe it was a random shooting. “This is a tragedy and it has deeply impacted our community,” Galvin said. “We believe at this time that both victims may have known their assailant.” Both teens were being homeschooled when they died, however, Nelson had friends and family attending Wildwood Middle High School and grief counselors are on hand at the school for those in need. Investigators have released few other details about the double homicide, citing the ongoing investigation. “Our detectives are working tirelessly to follow up on any leads and we’re asking for the community’s help in solving this brutal and senseless murder,” Galvin said. Oxygen.com reached out to the sheriff’s office but did not receive an immediate response. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact authorities.
A Mississippi man sentenced to life in prison for marijuana possession had his appeal struck down in court this week. Allen Russell, 38, will spend life behind bars after a Mississippi Court of Appeals judges upheld his 2019 conviction on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by Oxygen.com. On Nov. 29, 2017, Russell was arrested by Hattiesburg police officers. Authorities confiscated “five bags of a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana,” court filings state. In total, nearly 44 grams of cannabis were seized from Russell’s apartment. He was sentenced to life in prison in Forrest County without the possibility of parole due to past convictions. Under Mississippi law, individuals can be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after they’ve served at least one year in prison on two separate felony charges. One of those charges, however, is required to have been a violent offense. In 2004, Russell pled guilty to two separate charges of burglary of a dwelling. Burglary constitutes a violent offense in Mississippi. Russell served roughly eight and a half years and was released from prison in 2014. The following year he pled guilty to possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Russell argued in his appeal that a life sentence was “cruel,” “unusual,” and “grossly disproportionate” to his original conviction. Ultimately his sentence was affirmed by the appeals court. “Upon review of the case before us, and in accordance with precedent, we find that Russell’s sentencing as a habitual offender was not grossly disproportionate as he claims and was clearly within the prescribed statutory limits,” appeals judges wrote in their decision. “Because Russell has failed to prove the threshold requirement of gross disproportionality, and because his habitual- offender sentence fell within the statutory guidelines, we conclude that his sentence constituted “a constitutionally permissible punishment for his most recent crime.” Several of the case’s trial judges, however, dissented. “The purpose of the criminal justice system is to punish those who break the law, deter them from making similar mistakes, and give them the opportunity to become productive members of society,” Judge Latrice Westbrooks wrote. “The fact that judges are not routinely given the ability to exercise discretion in sentencing all habitual offenders is completely at odds with this goal.” Westbrooks specifically cited the judiciary’s inability to take past “facts and circumstances” into account surrounding a habitual offender’s prior crimes. “In cases like Russell’s any discretion really lies with the prosecution rather than the judiciary,” Westbrooks wrote. “Once an offender is charged and convicted as a habitual offender, courts have no option but to ‘rubber stamp’ the decision by sentencing an offender.” Other dissenting judges stated Russell’s sentence should be vacated. Mississippi state law dictates that possession of between 30 and 250 grams of cannabis — or over one ounce — is punishable by up to a three-year prison term, a $3,000 fine, or sometimes both. Possessing small amounts of marijuana is technically decriminalized in Mississippi. More than a dozen states have decriminalized and legalized recreational marijuana. Earlier this year, New York became the latest state to legalize adult-use cannabis. The move is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and generate approximately $350 million in annual revenue. The legislation also automatically expunges past marijuana convictions and prohibits "unlawful" workplace discrimination of cannabis use by employers. New Yorkers can now smoke cannabis "almost anywhere that cigarette smoking is allowed," according to state Public Health Law, which includes sidewalks, front stoops, or other public locations, city police said. "As a result, smoking marijuana in any of these locations is not a basis for an approach, stop, summons, arrest or search," Sgt. Jessica McRorie of the New York City Police Department told Oxygen.com in a statement Friday. In April, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill easing restrictions on parole eligibility for incarcerated individuals across the state. The legislation, however, excludes repeat offenders, and those convicted of certain crimes, such as murder. according to the Associated Press. Senate Bill 2795 is slated to become state law on July 1. In 2020, Reeves, who is a Republican, vetoed a series of criminal justice bills, including one that would have greatly expanded parole eligibility for thousands of inmates.
A Texas elementary school principal was shot to death by her husband outside her home this week while her two children were inside, police said. Erica Allen, 35, was found in the front yard of her League City home on Wednesday. Neighbors in the community an hour southeast of Houston witnessed her estranged husband shoot her and then go back into the house, according to KHOU. Nicholas Allen then apparently called the police and falsely claimed that a home invasion was in progress at his house. "The investigation determined that the initial call of a home invasion was untruthful, and the incident stemmed from a domestic problem," reads a statement from the League City Police Department. The 40-year-old allegedly told police that there were “innocents” inside the house, presumably referring to his two children. When a tactical team responded at around 1:30 AM they found Nicholas Allen's bodyinside of a closet, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 2-year-old and 7-year old were found unharmed inside the home. Erica Allen Photo: Facebook Erica Allen was a principal at Heights Elementary School in the Texas City Independent School District, KHOU reported. Her husband was an assistant principal at Wells Middle School in the adjacent Spring Independent School District.ABC 13 reported Erica Allen had filed for a temporary restraining order in Galveston County in July against her husband. KHOU obtained court documents saying she’d filed for divorce and that the home where she was murdered was recently sold.If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential.
What happened: Paul Liao, 67, was working as a Lyft driver on Monday night when an unidentified man entered his car and demanded money. The incident occurred just after Liao, who is also an Uber driver, finished refueling and washing his car at an ARCO gas station at Rush Street and Rosemead Boulevard around 9:20 p.m, reported CBS LA. During the interaction, the suspect had also asked Liao, who is Taiwanese, if he was from China.
The news comes hours after Insider reported Joel Greenberg, a former Gaetz wingman, will plead guilty to six felony counts on Monday.
They were "all shooting at each other" about 9:50 a.m. near Dearborn and Grand, according to preliminary information from Chicago police.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday. Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m. “This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” Sergeant Ricardo Tores said, according to KGO.
Martin "Marty" Lucas was well-known in Ardmore, Oklahoma for his kindness. Tragically, someone who had benefited from that kindness would end Marty's life. On November 15, 2019, police arrived at his home to perform a welfare check. They could see through the window Marty was lying on the floor, so they forced their way in, only to discover Marty, then 63, was dead. All signs pointed to a struggle: Items in the home had been knocked over, blood had splattered everywhere, and Marty’s hands were bruised. “I think he fought for his life,” Eric Hamblin, captain of the Ardmore Police Department, told “An Unexpected Killer,” airing Fridays at 8/7c on Oxygen. Blood on the back of Marty’s head indicated that he’d died from blunt force trauma. Police also found pieces of a moss-covered rock, which they traced to the stone pathway leading up to Marty’s front door. His wallet and phone were missing from the scene. But even more disturbingly, police also noticed burn marks, as if from a clothes iron, on Marty’s shirt, introducing the idea of torture into the equation. Had someone not only brutally killed Marty Lucas, but tortured him beforehand? And if so, why? And who? There was no sign of forced entry in the home, suggesting Marty had been familiar with his killer and let them inside willingly. Police began their investigation by trying to figure out who would want to harm Marty — no easy task, as he was not known to have very many enemies. He was “such a nice person,” his daughter-in-law Brittany Lucas told producers. He did, however, struggle with substance abuse, and his addiction led him to commit petty crimes, authorities recalled. It was when he started his own carpentry business that he returned to the straight and narrow. Marty then devoted his life to being a good father and serving as a mentor to others who struggled with substance abuse by providing work for them. Authorities spoke to Marty’s son Michael Lucas, who informed them that his father’s beloved truck was missing from the scene. It was a crucial lead for investigators. “We knew that this truck was a key to solving this homicide,” Brice Woolly, a detective with the Ardmore PD, told producers. Oxygen Series For More Cases About Mysterious Deaths, Watch 'Accident, Suicide Or Murder' They were also able to track where Marty was last seen alive: He was known to visit a nearby gas station every morning to pick up coffee, but surveillance footage recovered from the scene showed that he’d last been there on Tuesday morning, three days before he was found dead on Friday. However, his truck was captured on surveillance footage being driven by someone on the road some time after that. As the investigation continued, police scoured surveillance footage of the nearby gas station for any strange activity and soon spotted footage of a lone man walking from the direction of a motel toward Marty’s home. While investigators got to work trying to find the identity of the man, they also spoke again with Marty’s family in an effort to find out who Marty may have been spending time with before he was killed. His family reported that Marty was not only known for giving jobs to people who were trying to get their life back on track, but he paid them in cash. He’d also had to fire a number of people after they were caught stealing from him. With that information, a new theory began to emerge: Could one of Marty’s workers, who would have known that he regularly carried large amounts of cash on him, have robbed him? Police eventually received the autopsy report, which shed disturbing light on what happened in Marty’s last moments: It confirmed he’d died from blunt force trauma to the head, and revealed there were also burns on his back and his arms, and that they'd been inflicted onto him after he was already dead. Still investigators were at a standstill, clearing all possible suspects that emerged until one phone call reignited the case. Marty’s truck had been found hundreds of miles away in Springdale, Arkansas. Someone had called police to report a man named Jack Latham was in possession of the truck. An investigation of the behicle revealed blood had recently been cleaned from the interior. Jack Latham “This was the break that we needed,” Woolly said. Police learned from Marty’s family Latham had been one of the men that Marty had hired to work for him. He had a criminal history filled with misdemeanors, but he was a trusted worker and was not known to be violent. He also hadn’t been seen for months, and had ties — an ex-wife and daughter — in Arkansas. Police went to the jail to interview Latham, where they immediately noticed that he had a black eye and other bruises, which they suspected were sustained during Marty’s murder. But after detectives read him his rights and informed him that he was a suspect, he refused to talk, prompting them to instead seek out his daughter and ex-wife. They said that they’d seen Latham a couple of days before the murder and that on Tuesday night, he’d called Marty and asked for work but was denied due to his drug use. Surveillance footage from the hotel that Latham was staying at showed him leaving the premises in the same clothes as the person who was caught on surveillance video in Ardmore walking toward Marty’s house before the murder. Security cameras also captured Latham driving Marty’s truck into the parking lot of the motel where he was staying, and then throwing something into the dumpster: likely the rock that was used during the murder, police theorized. Police charged Latham with murder and he was extradited to Oklahoma to face charges. There, Latham began his confession: He told investigators he’d been desperate to get money for drugs and knew that Marty would have cash. Marty had refused to give him any money because he knew he’d use it for drugs and a physical fight occurred. Latham admitted to using a paperweight from a nearby table to hit Marty, at which point he panicked, took the money and the truck, and fled. He denied using a rock from outside or an iron to attack Marty, leading police to suspect that the drugs he’d been on at the time had significantly altered his memory of the event. “It was absolutely senseless, over a few hundred dollars,” Woolly concluded. Jack pled guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. Marty’s family is now focused on honoring his memory by continuing to help others in their community, KTEN reported last year. “It didn't matter who you were, or where you came from… he'd help you. And so we all help each other, we help everyone,” Brittany Lucas told the outlet. “I want to give back to my community just because of the person he was.” For more on this case and others like it, watch "An Unexpected Killer," airing Fridays at 8/7c on Oxygen or stream episodes here.
ST. CLOUD – A Stearns County District Court jury on Friday acquitted a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a St. Cloud officer in the hand during a scuffle last June. Sumaree D. Boose was charged last year with a felony count of first-degree assault of a peace officer. He was acquitted by a 12-member jury after a weeklong trial that wrapped up midday Friday. By 3:15 p.m., the jury had reached ...
Adji Sarr, who has accused Senegal's opposition leader of rape, has learned the consequences of speaking out about sexual abuse in the conservative West African country the hard way.
An Arizona couple is accused of fabricating a missing child story so their truck would be found quicker. The Phoenix Police Department issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday morning for "an 18-month-old child” who was allegedly taken by two suspects who took a green pickup truck without permission. Stormee Wagner, 40, and James E. Wagner, 37, told police that the child, for whom they are caregivers, was in the back of the truck when it was taken, according to authorities. Police acted quickly and within hours the suspects and the truck were located, but they couldn’t find any baby. That is because, well, there was no baby. Police believe that the couple made up that part of their story to ensure that the cops worked quickly to recover their truck. Stormee Wagner and James Wagner Photo: MCSO “After an intensive search for the reported baby, we have learned that the ‘care giving couple’ fabricated the story of a kidnapping. The couple wanted quicker police response to get their vehicle back from the suspects who took their truck without their permission,” police wrote later that day. “The resources used during this investigation worked tirelessly to find the alleged kidnapped baby. A police helicopter was also used during the search. With the facts as we now know them, the suspects will now be arrested and booked for false reporting to law enforcement” The pair were arrested on Thursday. Sgt. Mercedes Fortune told AzFamily they were booked for false reporting to law enforcement. It’s not clear if they have entered pleas. They no longer appear to be in custody. The truck in question. Photo: Phoenix Police Department “I know there’s a lot of people that may think ‘You should have known this from the beginning.’ But we have to err on the side of finding this 18-month-old,” Fortune told KTAR. “We did the right thing.” Police have not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment. The department has not identified the alleged truck thieves. It's unclear if the truck was illegally taken. It’s not clear if the Wagners have attorneys.
Ian Diaz was arrested five years after prosecutors say he framed his ex-girlfriend in a scheme that resulted in her spending 88 days in jail.
Luckily, Duke the Labrador was unhurt following the brief flight.
A Columbia, Missouri man who once appeared on the Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible show has been arrested and charged with murder in a four-year-old cold case. Jeffrey McWilliams was arrested Tuesday on charges of second degree murder, first degree robbery, and armed criminal action in relation to the murder of Augustus Roberts in December 2017. The Food […]
Qinxuan Pan had been on the run since the Feb. 6 slaying of Kevin Jiang.
A Miami-Dade County police officer shot a man at The Falls shopping mall in Kendall Friday night who law enforcement says was armed with a knife that was designed to look like a gun.
The 320-year prison sentence of a man convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman and two teenage girls was reconsidered Friday in a Sacramento County Superior Courtroom. The judge who originally sentenced the man -- 13 years ago -- heard that resentencing request. Take a look at the video above to learn why the case was back in court.