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OHIO: Cuyahoga County officials have released surveillance video that shows now-indicted corrections officers spraying pepper foam on an inmate while she is restrained in a chair.

Clark is accused of using pepper foam on the female in July 2018, while guard Robert Marsh is charged with unlawfully restraining her. Marsh also allegedly struck the inmate.

The incident was caught on the two angles of jail’s surveillance cameras.

The men are two of five corrections officers who were indicted following a lengthy investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

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A 40-year-old St. Paul man who married his 21-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years in prison, the maximum penalty possible on an attempted incest charge.

Travis Fieldgrove pleaded no contest in a deal with prosecutors that included a joint recommendation for the sentence by the defense and prosecution.

At sentencing Thursday morning, defense attorney Jeff Loeffler said Fieldgrove is embarrassed by the offense and wishes it never happened. He said Fieldgrove suffers from a brain injury and is not “high-functioning,” according to the Grand Island Independent.

Police said Fieldgrove had a sexual relationship with his adult daughter in the beginning 2018, and even got married in Adams County.

Samantha Kershner, 21, has also taken a plea deal, reducing an incest charge down to misdemeanor false reporting, and is expected to be sentenced in June.

DNA Testing showed a 99 percent probability that Fieldgrove is Kershner’s father. Fieldgrove’s defense attorney said there’s no dispute that he is her father.

A prosecutor has announced felony charges against an Atlanta-area police officer who was captured on video hitting a homeless woman inside a convenience store.

Cellphone video forced prosecutors to reconsider the use-of-force case involving DeKalb County officer Phillip Larscheid from two years ago.

The officer was called to a Decatur gas station for a shoplifting and loitering call involving Katie McCrary but when she tried to leave and push past the officer, he beat her with his baton.

The GBI then turned over its findings to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.

“We determined that the case warranted proprietorial action and presented the case today to the grand jury for one count of aggravated assault and one count of violation of oath of office, both felony charges,” said DeKalb County district attorney Sherry Boston.

McCrary was arrested and taken to jail but her injuries looked so severe the jail wouldn’t take her, and sent her to the hospital instead.

The charges against McCrary have been dropped.

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A North Texas woman was arrested after police said she intentionally set her stepdaughter’s face on fire.

Grand Prairie police arrested 20-year-old Dalia Jimenez and charged her with felony injury to a child.

“This is probably the most extensive injury that I’ve ever investigated,” said Grand Prairie Police Det. Greg Parker.

On Monday, officers responded to a report about her 5-year-old stepdaughter needing medical treatment for facial burns.

Originally, Jimenez told the officers the little girl was injured when she got too close to a candle two days earlier. But, police said there were inconsistences in her story.

There were burns running down both sides of the girl’s cheeks, to below the jawline, and some small burns on her shoulders.

Parker said when investigators arrived, the child was in a great mood, running around and playing with her younger sibling. But, she did complain that her face was hurting.

“We were made aware on scene that there was prior CPS history. That the girl had suffered a broken arm in 2018, so we decided to move forward with a forensic interview,” Det. Parker said.

Jimenez ultimately confessed that she intentionally poured rubbing alcohol on her stepdaughter’s face and used a lighter to set it on fire. She admitted she was trying to punish her for yelling, police said.

During that interview, the child told investigators that her stepmother hit her repeatedly with a belt and burned her.

Child Protective Services removed the injured girl and her younger sibling from the home. Both are now safe with other family members.

Police said the children’s father was not home at the time. He is not expected to face any charges.

Jimenez was released from the Grand Prairie jail after paying bond.

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Two people were taken into custody on Monday at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville after authorities say they left a small multi-colored pig inside a hot vehicle.

Trinity Tavarez-Soto, 19, and Mark Gray, 20, were arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

According to the arrest report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 2:30 p.m. regarding an animal inside a vehicle at the Avenues Mall located at 10300 Southside Blvd.

Upon arrival, police met with a witness who told them that she was going to work when she noticed a pig in the backseat of a vehicle in the parking lot.

The witness stated she tried to find the owner of the pig but was unsuccessful. JSO observed the pig in question in the backseat of the vehicle and attempted to locate the owner by running the tag.

JSO says based on the totality of the circumstances, they used their issued window break and busted out the rear passenger window.

FCN Meteorologist Mike Prangley reported that inland temperatures on Monday reached triple digits, a record high for Memorial Day in Jacksonville.

The officer opened the door and took the pig out, immediately placing the pig in the backseat of a patrol car.

While they were attempting to locate the owners of the car, Tavarez-Soto and Gray both walked out of the mall and to the car.

They were taken into custody after determining the vehicle belonged to them.

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Baltimore police have released body camera video that shows a disturbance that took place last weekend in the Inner Harbor. Police said they made several arrests Saturday after a large group of teens came to the downtown area. Police said officers got reports that the teens were fighting. According to witnesses, the teens also made threats and caused property damage.

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On Friday, May 24, 2019, at approximately 6:09 pm., law enforcement officers with the Metter Police Department and the Candler County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist in a high-speed chase that began in Treutlen County, Georgia.

According to reports, the Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office stopped a silver Ford Fusion on interstate 16 on traffic related charges. During the traffic stop, the driver was removed from the vehicle and at some point, the driver fled on foot and a passenger, later identified as Cornelius Roberts (27 years old) of a Sylvania address, jumped into the driver’s seat and fled. The vehicle continued east on I-16 in pursuit by Treutlen County Deputies and joined by the Georgia State Patrol. During the chase, the Georgia State Patrol attempted to deploy spike strips and during the attempted deployment, the Trooper broke his leg. The Trooper however continued in the chase and eventually to the lead in the chase.

As the vehicle approached the 104 Exit, Metter Police Officers set up on the 104 offramp in attempt to deploy spike strips. As the vehicle turned onto the 104 offramp, CPL Ray Smith deployed a set of spike strips onto the off ramp and the vehicle swerved to avoid the spike strips, causing the vehicle to lose control. The vehicle continued out of control until striking the cross over arm and then running into CPL Ricky Lovett’s patrol vehicle striking it head on. The impact of the crash sent CPL Lovett’s parked vehicle from the off ramp, across Highway 121, and down an embankment finally resting inside the fenced area Near Metter Ford. After the Ford Fusion came to a final rest, Roberts jumped out the window of the Fusion and fled on foot. Treutlen County Deputies and Troopers were able to chase Roberts down and arrest Roberts a short distance from the vehicle.

Following the arrest, a search was conducted on Fusion and approximately 1-pound of Marijuana was discovered. It was also discovered that Roberts was on probation/parole. Roberts was transported to the Candler County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released to Treutlen County Deputies. Roberts was charged with Possession of Marijuana (Felony), Fleeing Attempting to Elude (Felony), and a host of traffic related charges. The Georgia State Trooper was transported to Meadows Memorial hospital and was treated for a broken leg and was released.

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A Pasco County man is facing a battery charge after deputies say he hit his mother with a corn cob.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at a home in Zephyrhills.

According to deputies, 27-year-old Cody Cummins threw a corn cob at the victim. The cob hit the woman on top of her head, an arrest report says.

Deputies who responded to the scene say the victim was hurt but did not have any physical injuries.

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A woman has been arrested after attacking the manager of a Miami Burger King after being denied free fries.

According to police, 42-year-old Natasha Ethel Bagley and another suspect, who is still on the run, initially went through the Burger King drive-thru at 18420 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida, asking for free fries.

Bagley went inside the restaurant and caused a distraction while the second suspect jumped over the counter, police said. After hearing the commotion, the store manager came out of her office and noticed the second suspect.

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A Summerfield woman spent Sunday night in the Marion County Jail after being accused of biting two men while she was drunk and naked.

The victims told Marion County sheriff’s deputies they were both bitten by Tina Marie Guinto, 36, of SE 138th Place Road, while they were trying to get away from her during a verbal altercation. Both said she was highly intoxicated and naked, according to the sheriff’s office report.

One of the victims said he was trying to leave the scene and ran to the other victim’s truck. He said Guinto followed him to the vehicle, opened the door, began punching him multiple times and then bit him on the nose. He said he saw Guinto bite the other victim, too, the report said.

A detention hearing for a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor repeatedly turned into chaos soon after the judge denied Sigmund Gomez bond.

Gomez was told to stay away from the alleged victim and his own children, unless authorized by New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and told to not have any contact with his girlfriend, Sara Ybarra, moments before he became upset.

Gomez, who pushed and yelled at a courtroom sheriff’s deputy, was escorted out by seven deputies.

Gomez and Ybarra’s family members became emotional during Gomez’s outbreak and while he was being removed from the room.

Gomez was charged last week with eight second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and four fourth-degree felony counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

Ybarra was also charged in connection to his arrest with a one third-degree felony count of child abuse and one misdemeanor count of failing to report child abuse.

During the detention hearing, a Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office investigator testified that the investigation found Gomez was sexually abusing the 15-year-old victim from July 2018 to April 2019.

Detective Carbajal said that Ybarra was an abuser as well and noted an instance when “she stripped the victim naked, threw her on the floor and told Gomez … ‘If you want her, you can have her.’”

The defense called Ybarra’s sister to the stand. She defended the defendants and said Ybarra is her caretaker.

Judge Conrad Perea granted Ybarra a $10,000 secured bond under the conditions that she continue to take care of her sister and have no contact with the alleged victim or her own children. He also ordered her to not have any contact with Gomez.

A trial date for the two has not been scheduled.

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LORIDA: A man walked into a pawn shop in Florida, put his baby on the counter and, according to police, asked how much he could get for the kid.
“This is what I got,” the father, Richard Slocum, said as he placed the infant before the owner of the store in Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf coast. “He’s barely used, seven and a half months old, what do you think he’s worth?”

The father later told officers he had been joking, but the shop owner didn’t see the humor and called the police.

“He was pretty serious about it,” Richard Jordan told a local television news channel. “He spun the baby around, and said, ‘Can I pawn this?'”

Jordan called the police as soon as Slocum left, saying he was concerned for the child’s wellbeing.

“Slocum claims that his encounter with the store clerk was a prank and that he wanted to place his own video on social media,” the police department said in a statement.

Slocum contacted law enforcement himself after he heard on social media that they were trying to identify the person behind the stunt. Dozens of police and local officials then descended on his home, he said.

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Oregon: A would-be robber brought a hatchet as a weapon and begged for forgiveness as the store clerk was armed with a gun. As the clerk picked up the phone to call 911, the robber slid the hatchet across the counter, put his hands up and reportedly said, “I’m sorry. I’ll leave.” He then ran out of the store.

They fired the clerk. If your store is about to be robbed take your lunch break until the robber leaves and keep your job….

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Karlee Harbst was the smiling winner of a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery. S

The money was coming at a great time too because Harbst was reportedly pregnant.

But last week, the 27-year-old Port Orange woman was among more than 20 suspects apprehended by police in a major drug bust, according to reports. She was reportedly charged with solicitation to deliver heroin and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and made her first court appearance Friday in connection with the case.

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Sara Barnes, 26, was arrested in Seminole County, Fla., after she admitted to setting fire to one of the oldest trees in the world.

The 118-foot, 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree, located in Big Tree Park in Longwood, Fla., mysteriously burned to the ground on Jan. 16, 2012.

The Department of Forestry suspected foul play at first, but the fire was treated as an accident until crime line tips led them Barnes.

According to Ivey, while authorities were serving a search warrant of Barnes’ house, she admitted to starting a fire at the base of the tree as a light source so she could see what she was doing.

She was then charged with intentional burning of land, which is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida.

Barnes was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

The tree, nicknamed ” The Senator,” is a historic landmark. It was donated to Seminole County by Sen. M.O. Overstreet in 1927 and was dedicated by Calvin Coolidge as a national historic landmark two years later.

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A Florida man Ken Freeman, 50, is in trouble after he threatened to behead numerous police officers and then eat their eyes and tongues.

Freeman was arrested and charged with six counts of threatening death or serious bodily harm of a law enforcement officer.

Six Melbourne police officers approached Freeman Thursday outside a Dick’s Sporting Good store after he hit a man and threatened to cut his “(expletive) head off” in front of his family.

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A Florida stripper has been accused of assaulting a passerby with a coconut Saturday after the man filmed her without her permission outside a Key West strip club, police officials said.

Shonta Latasha Bolds, 36, of Miami, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, according to Monroe County Jail records. The crime is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

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A Florida woman who made national headlines last year when she smiled in her mugshot after a drunk driving crash was sentenced to prison Thursday.

Angenette Welk-Missett, of Ocala, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after she pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence manslaughter and two counts of DUI with property damage.

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The judge said Welk-Missett must serve at least four years before she is eligible for release.

Welk-Missett was driving down U.S. Highway 27 in Marion County on May

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A 44-year-old mother Linette Boedicker, also known as Linette Warrichaiet, is charged with murder after her two-year-old daughter was found floating in a bathtub in their Las Vegas home. She was arrested Saturday.

Officers found the ‘unresponsive child’ and performed CPR.

She was taken to UMC trauma were she was pronounced dead, according to a police news release.

Investigators believe Boedicker ‘held the child under the water until she stopped breathing’ and then called 911.

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A Taco Bell employee was captured on cellphone video berating a customer who complained about his food and was ultimately held back by her coworkers as she attempted to punch him.

The customer at the Miami, Fla., Taco Bell captured the female employee attempting to swing at him after he had allegedly complained about his overcooked chalupa, a $2.89 fried flatbread filled with beef and toppings, which he ate.

“I felt like I was violated as a customer ’cause the customer is always right,” Francisco Hernandez told Miami news station WSVN.

“The chalupa was very hot, overcooked, but again, I was so hungry I ate it, and all the stuff just fell on the paper,” he said. “I just claimed that the items were not prepared correctly, and then I mentioned my waiting time was past normal.”

Hernandez said that his complaint caused the cook to come into the dining area, pick up the box that his food came in and throw it at him. He then left the restaurant.

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A local woman Hanna Wilks, 26, landed herself in jail while visiting an inmate Thursday.

She was on a phone call with a male inmate at the Nassau County Detention Facility, staff members noticed her two children in the car unsupervised for approximately 20 minutes, according to a NCSO arrest report.

The car was reportedly on, as was the air conditioning.

She was arrested for not providing proper supervision for the children and was booked into the same facility.

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When deputies in Pinellas County performed a pat-down on Jeymie Wescott, 35 Tuesday, she let out an expletive.

They didn’t learn why until they got her back to the county jail.

Deputies in a Largo, Florida, Burger King were called to the restaurant’s restroom when they received a report of a woman “snarling and yelling.”

The St. Petersburg woman was in a pinch.

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit, Wescott had seven syringes inside her vagina on Tuesday when she caused a commotion in the fast food establishment.

Deputies said Wescott “showed several indicators of narcotics usage” when they found a whopper of a stash inside her person.

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A Florida mother was arrested last week after ‘hundreds of bugs’ crawled out of her daughter’s backpack inside her elementary school’s lunchroom.

Jessica Stevenson, 33, was taken into custody after an employee from Bagdad Elementary School reported that the second-grade girl and her two siblings were living in poor conditions.

Stevenson, of Milton, was charged with five counts of child abuse.

The girl is one of five siblings between the ages of 5 to 14 who were living in Stevenson’s ‘filthy’ home, according to a report from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the incident occurred after the employee reported that the girl and her three siblings had poor hygiene to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

The worker told authorities that the second-grader’s body odor was hard to ignore and that the child had been wearing the same clothes for an entire week in April.

Police said the employee also told them that at one point ‘hundreds of bugs crawled out’ of the student’s ‘backpack in the lunchroom’.

Another teacher told authorities that the student was ‘having meltdowns’ and seemed depressed.

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A woman was killed Thursday night after jumping from a moving vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver, Scottsdale police report.

Police say that they responded to 65th Street and Indian School Road around 8 p.m. for reports of a person in the roadway.

On scene, they found 24-year-old Summer Leann Crosswhite in the road. She was transported to a local hospital where she died.

Police say Crosswhite and her friend, 21-year-old Courtney Kiser, had been drinking in downtown Scottsdale. Kiser then reportedly drove home with Crosswhite in the front passenger seat.

At some point, Kiser and Crosswhite got into an argument.

Some time during or after the argument, Crosswhite reportedly opened the passenger-side door and jumped out of the moving car.

Kiser remained at the scene, police say. She was arrested for DUI.

The incident remains under investigation.