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An Indiana mother was arrested on Tuesday for leaving her young son unattended in a hot car while she was interviewing with child services about her four-day-old baby.

Jennifer K. Ost, 27, was charged with neglect of a dependent after she left the kid outside the Department of Child Services in Anderson, Indiana, watching a film on her cell phone as temperatures reached the high 80s.

The mother-of-two had an appointment with the DCS at Community Pediatrics about her son who was born just four days prior at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

She left the against medical advice, according to cops.

During the appointment, she had an examination and according to court documents, she was ‘belligerent’ and cursed at the DCS employee afterward.

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Cops raced into action after a man called 911 to report a Cincinnati home had just been broken into back in November. “The house is for sale, but it’s not an open house today. And I just seen two male black subjects force the front door open,” the caller tells the 911 operator in audio that was only just released. Officers responded to the home, where a black realtor was showing a prospective buyer the residence. Footage captured the exchange between the officers and the two men

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A carjacking attempt was thwarted Tuesday when the would-be thief was unable to drive the stick shift vehicle he tried to steal, deputies said.

Officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Jaelyn Alexander, 25, tried to carjack an elderly man at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and Dean Road a little before noon.

He quickly realized he couldn’t drive the manual transmission car that he’d gotten into, so deputies said he stole another car and took off.

Deputies said they spotted Alexander a short time later and he was taken into custody.

Alexander is charged with carjacking, battery on a victim over 65 and grand theft.

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#momsneeddrinks.

That’s the hashtag a Missouri woman used for pictures she posted to Instagram of her daughter and several glasses of wine during a gathering in June 2018, prosecutors say.

About 45 minutes later, Samantha Jones, 32, of Smithville left the party with her 5-year-old daughter Macklyn Lucas strapped into a car seat on the rear passenger side of the vehicle, according to a news release from the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Jones lost control of the car shortly after leaving, crashing the side of the vehicle where Macklyn sat into a telephone pole, which snapped into two pieces, prosecutors said.

When police arrived at the scene, Jones was apparently distraught, saying, “My baby is my world. I don’t care if I go to jail, I just want my baby to be OK,” KCTV reported shortly after the crash.

Macklyn died from head trauma three days later at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Jones was charged with driving while intoxicated, prosecutors said.

Macklyn was called the “princess of Smithville” by Casi Joy, a country singer from Smithville who was a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” and family members remembered her as “caring, compassionate, funny and so wise beyond her years,” The Kansas City Star reported.

Prosecutors said Jones admitted to drinking as much as two bottles of wine in about three and a half hours during the gathering in Camden Point, according to the release. Her blood-alcohol level was .186 about two hours after the crash, which is over twice the legal limit, prosecutors said.

In May, Jones pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, according to the release.

During a sentencing hearing last week, dozens of people attended to show support for Jones, according to the release. Jones’ attorneys read letters that argued she shouldn’t go to prison because she would punish herself for killing her daughter “more than prison ever could,” according to the release.

Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said he didn’t doubt Jones is “anguished” by her daughter’s death but argued she still deserved prison.

A judge sentenced Jones to nine years in prison, according to the release.
“The defendant said moms need drinks,” Zahnd said in a statement. “I will say this: Moms need to put their kids first. Moms need to protect their children. Moms need to obey the law. Moms must not get behind the wheel of a car after they’ve had drinks.”

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Authorities say a man serving a 40-year sentence for his role in a international child pornography ring has died following a fight involving seven inmates at a federal detention center in southeastern Michigan.

A statement Friday from the Federal Bureau of Prisons says Christian Maire had life-threatening injuries following the “altercation” Tuesday at the Milan detention center about 50 miles southwest of Detroit and was pronounced dead.

(In December, Christian Maire sobbed in court, telling the judge: ‘I am sick.’ Read more here.)

Maire’s drew national attention as federal prosecutors illustrated how nine men lured hundreds of teenage girls onto the dark web and convinced them to strip, masturbate and perform illicit sexual acts on a webcam.

The men even convinced some girls to cut themselves while they watched.

All nine defendants were convicted and sentenced to decades in prison, including Maire, a married father of two from New York who masterminded and ran the operation.

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With tears in her eyes, Samantha Allen pleaded for Circuit Judge Scott Duncan to set bond for Jaquoia Xiaxiana Collins.

Collins is the mother of Allen’s grandchild, and the woman accused of taking her son’s life.

“I know Jaquoia, and I would like for her to have bond, if you don’t mind,” Allen told the court. “Because I know that she’s a good mother. I’m hurting. I’m broken. But I know she has kids, and I want her to get her affairs in order, for her kids. She has my grandbaby. And I forgive her. And I love her. And I don’t know if she intentionally tried to do it. It’s up to you.”

Duncan denied Allen’s request. He determined there was probable cause to believe Collins had committed second-degree murder, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

At 11:39 Saturday evening, Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies found Quartez McShane lying motionless in a roadway at Wild Oak Farms Apartments. An investigator lifted his shirt and found a one-and-a-half-inch stab wound in McShane’s torso.

Deputies later learned that just 20 minutes before they arrived, Collins allegedly made a Facebook post directing women to not allow men to put their hands on them.

“Ladies, NEVERRRR let a Boy put his hands on You cs a Real MAN ain’t Going for it,” the post read, according to deputies.

Hours earlier, Collins allegedly made another post on her Facebook that read, “N***** Only think you Good for Sex, like b**** did you Know I knew how to Draw.”

Investigators took screenshots of the posts before deleting them.

McShane had only a faint pulse when deputies found him. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital but he died early Sunday morning.

Security footage from the apartment complex’s leasing office showed McShane’s car arrive shortly before the stabbing. After a while, Collins could be seen running away from the car, deputies said.

She’s being held at the Escambia County Jail.

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A man was arrested on Sunday after breaking into his wife’s lover’s home and cutting off his penis with a pair of scissors, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy responded to the call Sunday after the victim called for help.

The man told investigators his neighbor, Alex Bonilla, 49, broke into his home with a gun and threatened to kill him. Two children were inside the home when Bonilla showed up, according to the report.

The victim said Bonilla tied him up and used a pair of scissors to cut off his penis. According to the arrest report, after Bonilla cut off the victim’s penis, he left the home with the penis.

Deputies said Bonilla caught the victim and his wife having sex a couple of weeks before the incident.

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Christopher & Shannon Scranton charged with child neglect, drug possession

Two adults were arrested after they were found with meth at a park while their five children were left alone in a nearby motel, the Palatka Police Department said.

Christopher Scranton, 34, and Shannon Scranton, 32, are each charged with five counts of child neglect, one count of possession of methamphetamine without a prescription and one count of possession of drug equipment.

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Chilling surveillance video shows the moment a gunman shot and killed a man in what police believe was a drug deal gone wrong on a Bronx street. Cops on Sunday released the video showing 31-year-old Richard Cepeda’s final moments. Cepeda met his killer in the lobby of a building on the Grand Concourse near Field Place in Fordham Heights at about 9:40 p.m. Thursday, cops said. He handed something to the man, who pulled a gun on him.

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Boyfriend will soon be making his own sandwiches as his girlfriend could be going to jail for assaulting him with one.

A woman was arrested for assault after throwing a sandwich at her boyfriend Thursday night, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said.

According to arrest affidavits, 35-year-old Stacy Chamberlain was charged with domestic battery after getting into an argument with her live-in boyfriend over their pets attacking each other.

During the argument, Chamberlain threw a sandwich at her boyfriend. While attempting to clean up the mess, Chamberlian pushed the man causing a scratch.

Officials did not release any information on the type of sandwich used in the argument.

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MURRAY CITY, Ohio (WCMH) — A man is accused of stealing a piece of construction equipment and using it to flip a vehicle in Ohio. It happened July 6 on Main Street in Murray City. According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Carl H. Williams, 26, of Glouster, admitted to stealing a front end loader from his employer and using it to flip a car belonging to a female acquaintance. A witness followed Williams as he brought the loader back to Murray Timber and Log Company before running into the woods. Williams was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle. The sheriff’s office says additional charges for criminal damaging, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident will be presented to the Hocking County grand jury at a later date

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The hammer fell hard on Brittany Zamora, 28, from Goodyear, Arizona, who as sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday!

Per the conditions of her sentencing, she cannot be released on good behavior. This means that when Zarmora is done serving her sentence, she will be 48 or 49 years old.

After she is released, she will need to register as a sex offender and then begin serving two lifetime terms of probation.

Zamora, who taught sixth-grade at Las Brisas Academy, was arrested in March 2018.

She was accused of having sex with the 13-year-old multiple times in a classroom, and, on one occasion, in front of another student while he served as a lookout.

Zamora was caught when the victim’s parents noticed he was acting strange, leading them to install an app on his phone called Sentry Parental Control, which monitors messaging apps for ‘suspicious content or behavior’.

The Sentry app sends parents alerts when it detects suspicious images and messages on a child’s device.

It also detects whether or not a child is exposed to inappropriate online content through its web monitoring feature.

When the teen’s parents started getting the alerts about inappropriate text messages, they confronted him.

That’s when the teen admitted to having sex with Zamora.

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Jared Carter hates that he had to take drastic measures against a homeless man who tried to attack him. Carter said he noticed the man was outside of his building smoking, so he asked him to leave. After being told the leave, the homeless man confronted Carter and then wanted to fight.

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After her boyfriend said he was too tired to have sex, a Florida Woman allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and slashed him multiple times on the arm and shoulder, according to a criminal complaint.

The confrontation between Jennifer Lee Chapman, 37, and her live-in boyfriend occurred around 5:45 AM Friday in the couple’s apartment in Dunedin, a Tampa suburb.

A sheriff’s deputy reported that Chapman and the 36-year-old victim “got into a verbal argument over defendant wanting to have sex and the victim did not because he was too tired.”

After Chapman grabbed a knife and cut her arm, the couple began grappling on the kitchen floor. When they briefly separated, Chapman allegedly “cut victim’s left arm and shoulder area multiple times.” She also head-butted and punched her boyfriend in the face, cops allege.

Pictured above, Chapman was arrested yesterday in connection with the July 5 incident. She was booked into the county jail after being charged with aggravated battery, a felony.

Chapman is also facing a probation violation charge in connection with her guilty plea last year for illegally possessing marijuana, crystal meth, and the antidepressant Xanax. She was sentenced in October to two years probation.

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Dramatic courtroom video shows two brothers in Ohio lungeing at the man convicted of killing their mother. A sentencing hearing was held Thursday for Dale Williams, 62, who had previously pleaded guilty in the shooting death of Elizabeth Pledger-Stewart. Just as the victim’s daughter was about to make a statement, her brothers leapt at Williams in an apparent attempt to attack him.

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Nearly two years after a man lost custody of the daughter he had just gotten back, after he was convicted of felony meth possession, he knows exactly how it got there. Wester, state investigators now say, planted it himself — and now that man was far from the only victim. It’s unclear if he regained custody of his daughter since his arrest.

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Police in New York City are hunting a woman who they say stole a man’s $20,000 Rolex watch from his apartment after he passed out, following a night of partying together at the high-end Manhattan club 1 Oak.

The NYPD released surveillance video on Tuesday showing the unnamed suspect emerging from an elevator in the victim’s apartment building in a skimpy lace dress.

According to investigators, the 29-year-old man met the mystery brunette on the night of June 1 at the Chelsea hotspot, popular among such A-listers as Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

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A woman was arrested Tuesday night for child endangerment and abuse when she left her young child in a hot car as “punishment” in Draper.

Jesica Brown, 28, was arrested for child endangerment and child abuse when police found her child left in a hot car.

According to the probable cause statement, a Draper City Police officer was dispatched to a welfare check at the Draper City Park at approximately 9 p.m.

Dispatch advised the officer that the complainant called to report that a child between 4-to-5 years old was in a “time out” inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up for “punishment purposes.”

The officer stated in the probable cause statement that the outside temperature was approximately 82 degrees at the time of arrival. The officer then determined that the vehicle was not turned on and that the windows were in fact not rolled down, according to the probable cause statement.

The officer then spoke to the child’s mother – later identified as Brown – who advised that her son was 4 years old and told police that she put her son inside the vehicle as punishment for “acting out,” according to the probable cause statement. The officer also confirmed with Brown that the child was placed inside the vehicle alone, with the car turned off and no windows rolled down for ventilation.

An assisting officer made contact with Brown’s son and placed her hand on the child’s head, which was hot to the touch and that he was sweating and had puffy eyes, according to the probable cause statement. The assisting officer then spoke with Brown, who admitted to using meth and heroin, according to the probable cause statement. The assisting officer then received consent from Brown to search her purse and found a used syringe.