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Walhalla Police arrested a woman who they say was pushing a toy car along the side of a road while drunk.

It happened Monday around Noon on North Church and North Broad Streets.

Police say Megan Holman was pushing a power wheels toy car.

Holman told officers she wanted to be a professional wrestler just like her father and this was how to do it.

Holman was charged with public drunkenness.

She was booked into the Oconee Co. Detention Center and later released on a personal recognizance bond.

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The 17-year-old suspect attacked Jensen Counts, one, (inset) in a Crest Foods parking lot in Edmond, Oklahoma on May 24 (main). He took the screaming baby from his car seat and hurled him to the ground in front of horrified onlookers. That same night, the teenager exposed himself to strangers, jumped on the hood of people’s cars and tore down a parking sign. After being apprehended by police he said he had smoked marijuana laced with acid.

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A Vigo County, Indiana, woman who was accused of having sex with a minor, not disclosing she has HIV, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to Fox59, 21-year-old Lisa Marie Custer, of Terre Haute, was first arrested in March 2017 after she had sex with the 15-year-old son of a friend despite knowing she was HIV positive.

Court documents pertaining to the case state she became interested in the teen after she began staying with his father and told him she wanted to have sex with him soon after. She did not tell him she was HIV positive. She only disclosed the vital information two days after she had sex with him, documents indicate.

She was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to comply with the law on reporting some communicable disease — Indiana law requires carries of AIDS, HIV, and/or Hepatitis B to warn sexual partners of their status.

Speaking about the case at the time, Rob Roberts, the Chief Deputy Prosecutor, said, “The fact still remains, that anytime you have one person that’s infected and they’re not warning others, then they’re probably not taking the necessary precautions to prevent that spread,” adding that he did not want “one of those major outbreaks here in Vigo County.”

The 21-year-old was freed after posting bond but found herself behind bars in Georgia a few months later. She was tracked down in a wooded area in Lee County Georgia in June 2017 and arrested following a purse snatching in an area Walmart.

Recently, Custer struck a deal with prosecutors which saw her plead guilty to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to warn of a communicable disease. A second count of sexual misconduct and an escape charge were both dismissed under the agreement.

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A homeless Naples man is facing a trespassing charge after behaving erratically outside a McDonald’s restaurant.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a male taking his clothes off dancing strangely at the restaurant on Tamiami Trail East near Bayshore Drive on Sunday evening.

Witnesses believed the man must have been on drugs, and stated that it looked as though the male was “trying to have relations with a railing.”

A Volusia County woman was charged with child abuse after police said she was caught on surveillance camera tossing around children at a day care.

Police said 65-year-old Katherine Weitz was abusing toddlers she was supposed to be taking care of at Dream City Academy in Ormond Beach.

“There was shaking (and) a couple of kids being smacked during nap time,” said Keith Walker of the Ormond Beach Police Department. “Some of the kids, she palmed the back of their heads with her hands and pushed them face forward in their cots.”

The office manager heard children crying and checked the surveillance footage and saw the abuse, police said.

Officials said it was Weitz’s third day on the job as a full-time employee.

Parents said they were outraged when they learned of the incident.

“We found over 30 incidents that could be considered child abuse to at least four different children,” Walker said.

Police said Weitz told them that she woke up with a headache and thought about calling in sick, but instead went to work where she had no patience with the children.

Police said Weitz passed a background check before she was hired.

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Jonathan Robinson, 25, refused to move and could be seen arguing with officer Carl Harmon. The cop had stopped a woman carrying Robinson’s two children, moments before.

In the video Harmon shouts at Robinson to ‘get back!’ after Robinson followed the woman, later identified to be his wife, crossing the road.

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Columbus police released more than 49 minutes of video footage Monday in connection with a Friday encounter in which an officer punched a man who refused to comply with police instructions to stay back from a scene where officers were investigating a report of gunshots.

The video is a compilation of three officers’ body cameras and two cruisers’ video footage showing at least three people taken into custody after a shooting was reported by the ShotSpotter detection system Friday in the 900 block of Heyl Avenue on the South Side. Though the scene is repeated from different angles, the clearest footage of the altercation appears to come at the 22-minute mark.

Jonathan Robinson, 25, refuses to get back and argues with officer Carl Harmon after Harmon stops a woman with two children Robinson later identifies as his kids as they attempt to cross the street toward the house where the investigation is focused.

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A 22-year-old woman has been arrested after a viral clip showed her mowing down two women with her car outside a San Antonio, Texas, nightclub.

Miranda Jane Guerrero is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the incident which took place outside ‘The Well’ on May 2 – according to jail records.

Sibbieo Jardan, 27, and India Spears, 24, told officers attending the scene they had both been hit by the car.

Video posted online shortly after the incident showed the car plowing into the two women as they stood around outside the nightclub.

One of the women can be seen trying to smash the window of the vehicle before being launched across the parking lot by the force of it reversing.

The two women told officers the incident was sparked by an argument between them and Guerrero at the nightclub’s bar.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — A Gainesville woman is accused of biting a deputy while she was being arrested.

According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Alyssa Lawson, 22, was asked to leave Skate Station when employees saw her drinking alcohol from a flask. Deputies say Lawson became angry and punched two employees.

When deputies arrived, they say Lawson climbed on top of their vehicle, resisted their attempts to handcuff her and tried running away when they were placing her in the vehicle.

As deputies took Lawson to a nearby hospital to be evaluated, they say she became angry, slipped out of her handcuffs and bit a deputy as he tried to put the handcuffs back on.

Lawson is charged with two counts of simple battery, resisting law enforcement without violence, and battery on law enforcement. She was booked at the Alachua County Jail with bond set at $8000.

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Andrew Charles Shinault, 23, told investigators Paloma Williams, 24, was using the pistol for ‘sexual gratification and arousal’ at his home in Valrico, Florida. He said that he was on the edge of the bed with Paloma between his legs when the apparent accident happened two weeks after they started dating. They both rubbed his 9mm Taurus pistol over one another before he says he accidentally pulled the trigger. He screamed for his parents to come upstairs to help him and was later arrested for manslaughter. Shinault admitted that they were both under the influence of drugs having taken meth two hours before the shooting.

Paloma is also said to have been on fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug. However, police say they have suspicions about his version of events because it is hard to accidentally trigger the pistol he alleged to have used. During a police search detectives found a hole in the TV which was behind Paloma at the time of the shooting. A spokesman for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said: ‘Andrew Shinault shot a woman while engaging in an act of foreplay involving his registered handgun. ‘The woman, who was shot in the upper body, was transported to Brandon Regional Hospital where she later died.’

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New Port Richey man was caught with cocaine on his nose during a traffic stop in Hillsborough County, according to deputies. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said two deputies pulled over a car and noticed the passenger, Fabricio Jimenez, 20, had a white powdery substance on his nose.

Jimenez’s nose was swabbed, and the substance tested positive for cocaine, deputies said. The Sheriff’s Office said they also found a backpack in the car containing 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills. Deputies said they found a small bag of cocaine on Jimenez during a search. Deputies said Jimenez told them the cocaine on his nose was not his.

Jimenez was arrested on drug charges

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INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH – Police say a 21-year-old woman squeezed her boyfriend’s testicles so hard during an altercation that they bled, according to the report.

Katie Lee Pitchford, of Indian Harbour Beach, was charged with Battery Domestic Violence on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after striking her boyfriend with a brush. In addition, she was also charged with Violation of Probation stemming from a case when she hit a law enforcement officer in November 2017.

She became so enraged that she hit him with her fists and scratched the left side of his face, according to the affidavit. Deputies said they observed a large scratch on the victim’s face and a bruised left eye.

“The victim also stated the defendant ‘grabbed him by his balls and squeezed them until they were bleeding,’” the deputy said.

The boyfriend said Pitchford then grabbed him around his neck until he couldn’t breathe. The victim eventually got away from Pitchford to call law enforcement.

Pitchford told deputies they were “in an argument and nothing physical,” according to the report. However, deputies placed Pitchford under arrest.

Pitchford then asked a deputy if she “could talk to the victim because she wanted to say she was sorry.” Instead, she was transported to the Brevard County Jail, where she is still being held without bond.

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A vehicle assistance company helped save a one-year-old Florida girl after her mom passed out inside a hot car.

OnStar vehicle alerted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office that there was a child making noises inside a vehicle that wasn’t running. Deputies were able to get inside the car Sunday because the window was cracked a few inches.

The child was drenched in sweat and had an overflowing diaper. The mother Kristina Bowermaster was passed out and complained she felt dizzy, but refused medical attention.

Deputies said they searched the woman’s home and found drug paraphernalia for meth and crack. WJAX reports child welfare officials took the child into custody until a family member arrived.

Authorities say Bowermaster was arrested for child abuse in March after she was found asleep behind the wheel with a child in the back seat.

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Surveillance footage captured the sickening moment a mentally-ill inmate was punched in the head and face at eight times by prison guards who were supposed to be supervising him.

Terrance Debose, 47, could be clearly seen on video strapped to a chair in a small cell in the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio.

Corrections Cpl. Nicholas Evans could be seen standing next to the chair and appeared to switch off his body camera before pummeling the face of the inmate.


Corrections Officers Nicholas Evans, left, and Timothy Dugan, right, were seen placing Terrance Debose into a cell while being restrained

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to track down two men who tried to use a blow torch to get into an ATM machine on the second floor of the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island but bungled the job when the hinges welded shut.
A worker who came to service the machine the next morning found burn marks on the hinges and locks. In fact, the hinges were actually welded shut.

Video surveillance shows two white male suspects with their faces covered entering the upstairs around 3:15 a.m. on May 31st.
One had on a black half nose mask with black sunglasses, a black leather style jacket, camo pants, desert tan military style boots, and black gloves.

The other wore a tan toboggan style hat, scarf around his face, a black long sleeve Under Armour shirt, black gloves, black shorts, and white tube socks with multiple colored stripes. He was seen with a crow bar and appeared to serve as the lookout.
Instead of cutting the ATM with the blow torch, the would be thief welded the metal parts shut and the pair left with nothing.
Anyone with information on the bungled blow torch burglary is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com
, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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A Florida man was arrested last weekend for battery after allegedly pouring ketchup on his girlfriend.

According to the arrest report and affidavit from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Peter Jacob Wagman was arrested after the girlfriend called the police.

The girlfriend told officers she was sleeping in bed when Wagman poured ketchup on her. According to the affidavit, the couple had been arguing over infidelity by the girlfriend. She went to bed and woke up to ketchup, being poured on her. She says Wagman was yelling, “That’s what you get b****.”

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A newlywed couple and four wedding guests were arrested after they broke into a former Munson school shortly after the wedding.

The marriage of Zachary Fuit, 26, of Roy, Utah, and Abigail Carlson, 21, of Pensacola, was held Sunday at Bear Lake in northern Santa Rosa County. They ended up in jail hours later, along with their wedding guests Zachary Barr, 21, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Stephen Pepik, 24, of Pensacola, Colton Patterson, 20, of Burleson, Texas. and Victor Peres, 21, of Newark, New Jersey. All of them except Carlson are U.S. Marines, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to 11550 Munson Highway after receiving a complaint that several individuals pulled wood boards covering a broken window to access the school. The caretaker was inside the school when he heard a loud noise. he was able to write down the license plates of two vehicles outside the school. They later sped away.

A short time later, both vehicles were located and a traffic stop took place. One was pulled over by SRSO deputies and the other by a Milton Police 0fficer.
Deputies said they determined the six were involved in the burglary, and items founds in one of the vehicles placed them at the scene.

All six were charged with burglary and criminal mischief. Fuit was also charged with theft.

Waterbury officers were injured during at attack by a customer at a gas station on Monday morning, according to police.

Around 2 a.m., two officers were leaving a gas station on Union Street when they were attacked from behind.

Officials say the two officers held a door open for a patron, which is when the patron attacked the officers.

The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Matthew Patterson, tried to rip off one of the officer’s holster, and the second officer pulled out his taser to assist the first officer.

While defending his handgun, the officer fell to the ground, and Patterson was unsuccessful in taking the gun.

Police say that’s when Patterson gave up his hold of the gun on the officer’s holster and fled.

The two officers were able to chase Patterson down Union Street where the suspect was arrested after resisting arrest.

“Our officers are focused, very professional. We saw that with this particular incident early Monday morning,” said Chief Fernando Spagnolo, Waterbury Police Department.

Spagnolo said one officer deployed his taser, but it didn’t stop the suspect.

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A transient woman brought not one, but two machetes to a bar and started waving them around and threatening violence, telling patrons she had killed more than 100 people with the weapons, police said.

Victoria Lynn Morley, 54, who also goes by Sheryl Baula, entered the the Axe and Ale, 1320 Central Avenue North with two machetes and started waving them in the presence of multiple people in a “careless and threatening manner,” an affidavit states.

Witnesses reported seeing Morley scrape the blades together and announce she had killed more than 100 people with her machetes. She also threatened to kill the bar owner if she followed her out of the establishment, according to the affidavit.

“The defendant’s behavior and ations caused a breech of peace in the bar,” police said in the report.

Morley was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

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Metro Police said a woman was charged after trying to bring more than 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine, tobacco and weed into prison in her vagina.

Rebecca Leann Proffitt, 29, is charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution.

A Metro Police affidavit said officers discovered a package concealed in Profftt’s genitals while being scanned into Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Proffitt handed over the package, which was found to consist of 45.5 grams of a substance that field tested positive for meth, 20.8 grams of tobacco, 12 strips of Buprenorphine and 41 grams of a leafy substance “with a strong odor of marijuana.”

The suspect reportedly admitted to officers that she was smuggling the suspected drugs into prison for another inmate. She told officers that she was paid $300 to smuggle the package into prison.

Proffitt’s bond was set at $10,000.

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Texas authorities say that a woman pulled a gun on a man at a Mexican restaurant while the pair argued over who would be up next for karaoke.

The karaoke fan, identified as 41-year-old Doris Vallejo-Godoy, is said to have been with her girlfriend at the La Catedral del Marisco in Southeast Austin at approximately 1am on Sunday.

According to an arrest affidavit, the confrontation occurred over the karaoke machine at the eatery.
Vallejo-Godoy told police that she tried to calm the man down by brandishing the pistol. She claimed that he had been calling her various names, the Statesmen reports.

The man told police that the woman struck him in the face soon after the argument began. He added that Vallejo-Godoy then pulled her gun out and pointed it directly at him.

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Video captured a Florida Highway Patrol trooper speaking to the driver of a white BMW on the Florida Turnpike near the Hollywood Boulevard exit on May 25.

Trooper Arsenio Caballero assisted the other trooper on the stop, who was standing at the side of the BMW.

As Caballero then walked back to his cruiser. he was hit by the BMW as the driver fled the scene.

Officials located the abandoned vehicle a few days after. However, officials are continuing to search for the driver behind the wheel of the white BMW 6-Series.

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Lawmakers in Alabama have passed a bill that would require the chemical castration of people convicted of a sex crime against a child under the age of 13, according to WIAT.

If Gov. Kay Ivey signs the bill, it would require offenders aged 21 and older to be chemically castrated before leaving prison.

The bill, known as HB 379, was introduced by Republican State Rep Steve Hurst of Calhoun County, which is in the northeast part of the state.

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OHIO: A 600 pound cocaine dealer is so obese a makeshift courtroom had to be set up in his ambulance for him to plead guilty in. Kirk Lenell Smith admitted to cocaine trafficking and being a felon in possession of a gun during makeshift hearing. Smith was sentenced to two years in jail. His sentence was agreed on as part of a plea deal struck between him and prosecutors