North Carolina

Well, watch the entire video before you pass judgment the kid was throwing punches at his mom and at the guards… They did their job and subdued the kid… They did nothing wrong in my opinion!

A North Carolina mother has blasted hospital security guards and police for tackling her 16-year-old son to the ground, punching him and Tasing him after she brought him to doctors during a ‘mental health episode’.

The remains of a woman who died in an apparent dumpster-diving mishap have been discovered in a landfill.

Stephanie Cox, 30, disappeared on January 30 after climbing into a dumpster behind the Alamance Crossing shopping center in Burlington, North Carolina.

Stephanie Cox, 30, was reported missing to the Greensboro Police Department on January 30. Her vehicle was found unattended in a service drive behind a row of businesses in Burlington, and police determined the vehicle had not been reported stolen.
After an investigation, police said they believed Cox was attempting to collect things from a dumpster shortly after midnight and that she did not exit the dumpster prior to its being serviced at 1:47 a.m. According to the police, Cox’s family said that it was not uncommon for her to collect items from dumpsters.

A review of associated video shows that she arrived alone and that no one else was on the property until the garbage truck arrived to service the dumpster, police said.

“This case brings to light the dangers associated with collections from dumpsters,” Burlington Police said. “The commonly known practice of ‘dumpster diving’ is not safe.”

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A North Carolina couple have been arrested after their two-year-old son was hospitalized with a skull fracture and doctors determined he was so malnourished that he ate his own feces.

Jade Newman, 21, and Delane Bostic, 25, are each facing one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

County officials said the parents took their child to the hospital earlier this week. Examinations revealed that the toddler weighed about 18 pounds. Officials read the affidavits saying that the toddler ate his own feces as well.

The FBI is looking for a man who robbed several banks in the Charlotte area while wearing not-so-convincing wigs as a disguise and made off with cash without using a weapon.

The ‘Bad Wig Bandit,’ is on the loose and the feds are asking the public for help in tracking him down.

The bureau on Thursday said the suspect, a medium build black male either in his 20s or 30s, robbed three banks in the Charlotte area over the course of the last three weeks.

In each of the robberies, the man simply passed a note to a bank employee. The robber is then believed to have gotten in a getaway car and fled the scene.

On December 13, he is alleged to have tried to rob the BB&T Bank in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Deputies say a man beat a family member (60-year-old Mark Stanley) who was found half-naked in a room with two children. Stanley, who lives in North Carolina, was visiting family members in Virginia for the holidays. Deputies said one of the family members woke up early and decided to check on his two toddlers, ages 2 and 3. Investigators said when the man opened the door, he found Stanley half-naked inside the children’s room.

A North Carolina paramedic is accused of killing his wife with eye drops and collecting a $250,000 life insurance payout after her death. Joshua Hunsucker, who appeared in court Friday, has been charged with first-degree murder. A Department of Insurance agent and the medical investigator tested vials of her blood and found high levels of tetrahydrozoline, which is one of the active ingredients in a certain eye drop medicine that you would use to clear your eyes.

A school resource officer has been suspended after surveillance video captured him body-slamming a North Carolina middle-schooler to the ground twice while escorting him to along a corridor. The video taken at Vance County Middle School shows the sheriff’s deputy walking alongside the child, who is under the age of 12, before the deputy suddenly lifts the boy up and throws him to the ground, twice, before pulling the child back onto his feet and dragging him down the hall.

Authorities in Nash County made a break in a 15-year-old cold case on Thursday, finding the remains of a missing woman and charging a suspect with murder.

Deputies found remains strongly believed to be that of Deborah Elaine Deans, who has been missing since 2004.

Deputies arrested and charged 49-year-old Kimberly Hancock with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Deans, a mother of four. Authorities said Deans and Hancock were sisters-in-law and briefly lived together.

Online records indicate Hancock, then known by Kimberly Kay Privette, was charged with manslaughter in March of 1989, but got a suspended sentence. The Sheriff’s Office says she killed her father after there was abuse in the relationship.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested at the couple’s home on Murdoch Road outside of Newport.

In court this morning, the woman sobbed when addressing the judge and held her head down during a first appearance. She is charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

In the 911 call, Frabutt told the operator a pruner was used. The operator asked what kind of pruner. “Actually it’s good for pruning roses,” Frabutt replied.

The woman referred to James Frabutt as her soon to be ex.

911 asked her if he was seriously bleeding. “Oh no,” said Frabutt. “Like I said, I couldn’t even get enough blood to make the sign of the cross, or write sinner, or anything like that.”

On the call, the woman was evasive when asked about specific injuries. 911 asked where he was bleeding from. “That would be his favorite part of himself,” Frabutt replied.

Deputies have not said anything about a motive but in the 911 call, the woman gave some clues when 911 asked what caused his physical pain. “That would be part of the message against sinning against God and fornication,” she was heard saying on the call

Officer Wende Kerl shot and killed Danquirs Napoleon Franklin at a Burger King, police say Franklin was armed with a gun at the time of the shooting and refused to drop it when commanded to do so by police.

Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn’t point his weapon at authorities.

The body camera footage shows two officers approaching the 27-year-old outside a Burger King on March 25 after witnesses called 911 to report a man with a gun acting in a threatening manner.

The police video shows officers repeatedly yelling for Franklin, who is black, to put his gun down. He’s seen squatting by the open door of a car, facing someone in the passenger seat.

“Sir, put the gun down,” says the officer wearing the body camera. “Drop the gun!”