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Late last night, a suspect vehicle in an armed carjacking was spotted in Daytona Beach and fled from law enforcement. The vehicle reached high speeds as it fled through Port Orange, where two deputies successfully deployed stop sticks. Later, the vehicle ran a red light, lost control and crashed into a tree near Clyde Morris Boulevard and City Center Parkway. The two suspects in the vehicle were later pronounced deceased at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. This is Air One video footage of the incident.

*This individual was wanted on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim and felony battery when deputies located him at a house in DeLeon Springs. A deputy noticed the defendant was covered in a blanket and ran into a bedroom shortly before he surprised a second deputy by jumping straight through a closed window. The defendant was treated on scene for minor injuries obtained during his exit, and remains in custody on $5,000 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

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Lillington, NC – A Harnett County deputy is on administrative leave after a video posted to social media showed him tackling a girl as she recorded an arrest with her cellphone.

The incident happened about 10:40 a.m. Monday after two deputies were dispatched to a report of a person who had a concealed firearm and was involved in illegal drug activity on Winding Ridge in the Carolina Hill neighborhood off Buffalo Lake Road, according to a release from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

A Pompano Beach woman was taken into custody over the weekend on a disturbing charge after police say she stuffed four puppies into a backpack and allegedly abused them while inside of a bar.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Teresa Gardner on Sunday morning and charged her with multiple counts, include tormenting animals and resisting arrest.

According to an arrest report, witnesses saw Gardner swinging the backpack as well as slamming it on tables and benches at the Briny Irish Pub located off East Atlantic Boulevard.

Deputies were able to rescue the puppies, each just four weeks old, who appeared shaken and tormented.

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In what sounds like the plot of “Sister Act 3”, two nuns are accused of embezzling at least $500,000 from an L.A.-area Catholic school and using the money to fund gambling trips to Las Vegas. Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang were reportedly fingered by bank records that indicate they’d been scamming St. James Catholic School in Redondo Beach for at least 10 years.

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Lancaster, OH – The Fairfield County Dog Warden’s Office is investigating a dog attack that wounded a Lancaster police officer Sunday morning, according to police officials. The officer shot the dog as he was being attacked.

Lancaster police were called to a home on Sheridan Drive for a well-being check around 9:30 a.m. when they say a resident’s “mixed breed” dog attacked them.

Police body cameras captured the attack, which lasted a couple of seconds before the shot was fired. Video shows officers talking to a woman in a driveway when a dog comes towards them. According to Officer Chad Helser, the dog came at him first, but he kicked at it before the animal turned toward Officer Jim Schorr.

Helser’s report said the dog jumped at Schorr, biting his left forearm. During the attack Schorr shot the dog once.

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” video posted online shows a black man being arrested after walking a drunken neighbor home. Samir Ahmed tells news outlets he found a man passed out near his front yard in Silver Spring, Maryland, this month and helped him get home. He says he returned to find Montgomery County police officers looking to assist the drunken man. Court documents say an officer then “detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating” from Ahmed, who denied possessing the drug and resisted arrest. Video captured by neighbors shows four officers then searched Ahmed. Police say officers found a small bag of marijuana. Ahmed was arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and given a January court date. His lawyer says officers couldn’t have smelled unburned marijuana from inside Ahmed’s pocket. Police declined to comment.”

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FAIRFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA: 31-year-old Christopher Paul was experiencing either a mental or medical health episode. A family member was struck in the head from his actions. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the family member outside the house. Paul was inside the house. Fire department personnel took Paul to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from Fentanyl.

A Florida man has been arrested for having sex with a miniature horse on multiple occasions, deputies say. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Nicholas Anthony Sardo, of Citra, has been arrested and charged with four counts of bestiality/sexual contact with an animal.Sardo admitted that he had sex with the horse four times during the course of a week, according to the detective. The sheriff’s office stated in a press release that, “he used a condom each time because he didn’t want to get a disease from the horse.”

Additionally, Sardo told the detective that he knew he was wrong for what he did and that, “he was a sick man,” according to the sheriff’s office. One of Sardo’s family members is the owner of the horse and the horse is currently under their care. Stipulations of Sardo’s future contact with the horse could be determined by a judge in the near future.

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A Marion County woman is behind bars after deputies say she dropped a baby while running from law enforcement. The body cam video shows it all play out. According to the arrest affidavit, Kayla Morgan was running in and out of traffic with a baby — apparently high — barking like a dog at cars. During this, she drops her baby on the ground. A witness picks the baby up and responding officers take the baby to safety. Meanwhile, the chase with Morgan continued until deputies were forced to tase her. According to the affidavit, Morgan later told deputies at the hospital that she took molly and meth for three days, which addiction professionals say can heighten your sense of reality and non-reality.

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Cordes Junction, AZ – A stolen-car pursuit came to a bizarre ending along I-17 Tuesday evening.

The incident started around 4:30 p.m., as Phoenix police started following a suspect truck in the north Valley, near I-17 and Dixileta.

Police tried to perform a traffic stop north of State Route 74, but the driver wouldn’t pull over, and continued to travel north of the Valley along I-17.

Our chopper was overhead as DPS was finally able to slow the pickup truck near Cordes Junction, by using spike strips across the freeway.

But it wasn’t over yet.

“The driver continued northbound at slow speeds, with troopers pursuing, until the pickup lost a tire and came to a stop,” DPS said.

The driver cooperated with DPS, and was taken into custody without incident.

However, that was not the case for the passenger in the truck.

“The passenger was acting erratically and failed to comply. At one point he exited the pickup and began dancing on the roof of the pickup. He then re-entered the truck and locked himself in,” DPS said.

He even stripped off his shirt as he danced on the top of the truck, waving his arms and making wild hand gestures.

Finally, DPS troopers moved in, inching closer as they took cover behind a vehicle.

After several tense moments, troopers were able to take the second man into custody.

The incident caused a huge backup along I-17, but the freeway has since been reopened.

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Oroville, CA – The Butte County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday released dashboard camera video of the fatal police shooting of a man Thursday in a Camp Fire evacuation zone.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he believes the video clearly shows the moments before multiple law enforcement officers opened fire on 48-year-old GD Hendrix of Berry Creek.

Hendrix, who had been sought since around June for parole violations and was a “prime suspect” in a double homicide investigation in Butte County, allegedly pointed a “metallic object” toward officers following a high-speed chase along Highway 70 that started in the Concow area and ended near Butte Valley, Ramsey said.

Hendrix was struck at least twice, once in the torso area and once in the head, the district attorney said. He died on the scene. A Sutter County Sheriff’s Office police dog, Bandit, also was killed by gunfire. A pit bull associated with Hendrix also was shot dead.

Hendrix did not fire upon officers. Ramsey said officers recovered a steel pipe that Hendrix allegedly raised toward officers, imitating an “armed attack on officers.”

The district attorney also released a photo of the steel pipe.

Ramsey said it appeared Hendrix “may have committed what is referred colloquially to as ‘suicide by cop.’”

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The 11-year-old boy is a student at Buckeye Ranch Client & Mental Health Services, but he assaulted a staff member and escaped the facility Monday evening. Police said the boy climbed a tree and broke off a branch, using it to strike a caretaker.

The 11-year-old then ran towards a Dollar Tree store, and darted inside when he spotted police. According to the report, the boy stole two butcher knives, took them out of their packaging, and threatened to throw them at police officers inside the store.

Despite being surrounded, the boy was able to escape again and ran into the parking lot, where at least four officers surrounded him. The boy then became suicidal, holding a knife to his own neck and threatening to kill himself.

Officer Brandon Judd snuck behind the boy as a sergeant distracted the 11-year-old by talking to him. In video, Officer Judd can be seen grabbing the boy’s wrists, forcing him to drop the knives, and then handcuffing him.

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At approximately 2:34 p.m., LBPD Officer McGuire’s Vehicle License Plate Reader (LPR) recorded Valerie Giocondo’s license plate and the vehicle stopped near South Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach. At approximately 2:44 p.m., Officer McGuire was dispatched to the 700 block of South Coast Highway to look for Giocondo. LBPD Dispatch broadcasted that Valerie Giocondo had made suicidal threats. LBPD Dispatch broadcasted “the female possibly does have a BB gun inside of the vehicle.” At approximately 2:53 p.m., Jane Doe 3, John Doe 1, and Jane Doe 4 were returning to their vehicle from the beach a the west end of Saint Ann’s Drive. When they reached the top of the stairs they walked past Giocondo who was seated in the driver seat of the Lexus. As they passed, Giocondo asked them to call the police. Giocondo displayed a black handgun in her hand and said she was not going to hurt them but was going to herself.

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Muskogee police were called to the ‘I Don’t Care Bar and Grill’ at approximately 2pm on Monday to answer a call for the capture of 36-year-old Andrew Kana. The Ponca City resident was wanted for several outstanding warrants. Footage shows officers attempting to handcuff the man on one of his hands as he has refused to give his other hand. When the suspects pulls out what appears to be a handgun, he is gunned down by Sergeant Ron Yates.

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This leaked footage from Brusly Middle School of a police officer wrestling a student now has the Louisiana State Police investigated for allegations of excessive force.

Newly leaked footage of an incident in October at Brusly Middle School shows a police officer wrestling with a student and slamming him to the ground twice as school staff members nervously look on.

During the altercation, the officer says the student tried to grab the officer’s gun, two sources say.

The incident occurred the morning of Oct. 5 in the main office at Brusly Middle School.

The footage shows a young male student, believed to be 14-years-old, walk into the office and approach the desk where staff members appear to help him make a phone call. Sources familiar with the case say the student had just gotten into a verbal argument with the school’s vice principal and was in the office to call his grandmother to come pick him up.

At about the 1:45 mark in the officer rises to his feet while holding the teen in a headlock, then lifts him into the air upside down, and body slams him to the ground again.

The officer says the student tried to grab the officer’s gun.

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The Washington County sheriff’s office has released the dash-cam video that shows a shootout with a gunman Sunday. The agency said on Facebook that Sheriff Tim Helder chose to release the footage because bystander video has already been posted online and “because of the great public interest it has generated.” The video, viewable above, also includes 911 audio and shots of the bullet holes in Washington County Cpl. Brett Thompson’s vehicle.

“We are so thankful Corporal Thompson, all other officers who were involved, as well as citizens who were in the areas of the incident, were unharmed,” the statement on Facebook noted. Police identified the gunman as Luis Cobos-Cenobio, 29. He faces four charges of attempted capital murder and one charge each of fleeing, terroristic act, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on Cobos-Cenobio. Calls to the immigration office in Fort Smith were not answered Monday. He shot at law enforcement officers during a car chase that started in Tontitown and ended in Springdale, according to a news release from the Police Department. No officers were injured, but they did return fire. Cobos-Cenobio had an injury to his shoulder when he was arrested at the intersection of South Thompson Street and Don Tyson Parkway, according to the news release