2 men charged with killing 2 during attempted robbery of drug proceeds in Syracuse


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse police today announced the arrest of two men in connection with a Sept. 25 shooting that left two men dead.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said at news conference Thursday Rene DeJesus, 33, and Brian Montanez, 26, were trying to rob the victims of “drug proceeds” when they killed two men.

Fowler would not say whether the victims were actually selling drugs, or whether they had been robbed of drugs, money or both.

DeJesus, of New York City, was arrested with the help of the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. He was brought back to Syracuse.

DeJesus was charged with first-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted robbery, according to arrest records posted Thursday. He was arrested in New York City, records show.

Rene DeJesus, 33, of New York City 

Montanez  of Syracuse, was arrested in Syracuse. He was charged with second-degree murder and attempted robbery. His mugshot was not immediately provided.

The two victims were Jose “Jimmy” Osvaldo Castro, 39, of Syracuse and Arturo Resto Figueroa, 31.  Figueroa is not from New York and may have ties to Oklahoma, police said.

An “associate” of Castro’s called 911 around 9:47

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Police: Man Arrested In Attempted Child Lurings In Northeast Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have made an arrest in connection to multiple child lurings that were reported in Northeast Philadelphia last week.

On Monday, police arrested 35-year-old Marwan Deeb and charged him with four counts of luring of a child into a motor vehicle and four counts of corruption of a minor in relation.

Police say Deeb surrendered Monday night.

Police tied Deeb to six open cases, where they say he would offer cash to entice children to get in.

“At this time, he’s charged with four counts of luring a child which is a felony of the second degree and counts of corrupting the morals of a child, a felony of the third degree,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Burgmann.

According to police, the first incident occurred last Tuesday on the 400 block of Tomlinson Road around 3 p.m. when children told police they were approached by a Hispanic man in a black vehicle. They say the man offered them cash to get into the car and that’s when they ran away. The car the suspect was driving was a black SUV with damage to the front bumper, broken headlight, tinted windows, with one black wheel and three silver wheels.

Deeb is also accused of an attempted luring

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Attempted abduction at Naples mall leads to arrest


NAPLES, Fla. –

A Naples man was arrested after he allegedly picked up a young boy and started walking off with him at the Coastland Mall. 

Collier County deputies say witness watched 46-year-old Donald Hayes on Saturday follow the family through the mall and then said he’d give them $100 to talk with him.

When they refused, he kept following them, eventually picking up the young boy and walking off. 

Deputies say Hayes dropped the boy after the boy’s parents started yelling at him.

Hayes was taken to jail on a battery charge. He remains in custody held on a $2,000 bond.

No mugshot has been posted on the Collier County Sheriff’s Office website.

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Ithaca Commons shooting suspect ID’d, in jail without bail on attempted murder charge


ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police have released the name of the man charged with attempted murder in an early Sunday morning shooting on the Ithaca Commons.

Yakez Cornett, 22, of Ithaca, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Ithaca police spokesman Jamie Williamson said. 

Cornett was arraigned on the charges in Ithaca City Court. Judge Scott Miller sent Cornett to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.

Cornett is accused of shooting another man in the 200 block of East State Street at 1:24 a.m. Sunday, Williamson said.

Ithaca police were alerted of the shooting after gunshots rang out.

Emergency responders found a man who had been shot in the back and leg outside Silky Jones Bar on The Commons. Cornett is accused of shooting the man after an argument, police have said.

Bangs Ambulance took the victim to a hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition Sunday.

Police say they found Cornett near the intersection of Cayuga and East State streets, where he was carrying a handgun and ammunition. The Ithaca Police Department is not yet releasing the suspect’s mugshot, Williamson said.

Ithaca police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call dispatch at 607-272-324.

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Ithaca Commons shooting suspect ID’d, in jail without bail on attempted murder charge


ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police have released the name of the man charged with attempted murder in an early Sunday morning shooting on the Ithaca Commons.

Yakez Cornett, 22, of Ithaca, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Ithaca police spokesman Jamie Williamson said. 

Cornett was arraigned on the charges in Ithaca City Court. Judge Scott Miller sent Cornett to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.

Cornett is accused of shooting another man in the 200 block of East State Street at 1:24 a.m. Sunday, Williamson said.

Ithaca police were alerted of the shooting after gunshots rang out.

Emergency responders found a man who had been shot in the back and leg outside Silky Jones Bar on The Commons. Cornett is accused of shooting the man after an argument, police have said.

Bangs Ambulance took the victim to a hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition Sunday.

Police say they found Cornett near the intersection of Cayuga and East State streets, where he was carrying a handgun and ammunition. The Ithaca Police Department is not yet releasing the suspect’s mugshot, Williamson said.

Ithaca police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call dispatch at 607-272-324.

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Arrest made in 2011 attempted murder


Key West is one small town, a recent arrest shows.

Police Officer Kuniko Keohane on Thursday checked some mug shots of wanted suspects and immediately knew the man accused of a 2011 parking-lot stabbing behind the Overseas Market shopping center, 2720 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

It was Juan Perez, 49, a homeless man she had spoken with as he worked outside the same shopping center where in 2011 police say he nearly killed another homeless man, Richard Roddy, who was then 56.

Keohane arrested Perez within two hours of seeing his mugshot, recalling she had spoken with him while he worked cleaning the parking lot of the same shopping plaza where he allegedly stuck a knife in Roddy’s chest and chased after him.

“I recognized the suspect as Juan Perez who I knew from contacts on the street,” Keohane wrote in the arrest report. “I went back to Overseas Market and found Perez sweeping up the parking lot.”

Perez had been arrested in 2011 but sent to a facility for the mentally ill, Key West police said, and later transferred to a low-level security lockup where he absconded.

“He still faces the original charge,” police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said.

Friday, Perez remained at the county jail

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Half-Headed Miami Man Facing Arson, Attempted Murder Charges


A Miami man famous for missing half of his head is facing arson and attempted murder charges for allegedly setting his mattress on fire.

Carlos Rodriguez, 31, was arrested Monday on one count of first-degree arson and two counts of attempted felony murder, according to an arrest report.

Rodriguez appeared in bond court Tuesday but the public defender representing him asked for the hearing to be reset for Wednesday, saying Rodriguez may have some “mental issues.”

According to the arrest report, firefighters responded to a duplex in the 200 block of Northwest 61st Avenue after his mattress was set on fire. The report said two people live in the duplex next door.

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The report said the fire was set deliberately “posing an immediate threat to the lives and safety of the occupants.”

Rodriguez gained fame in 2010 when he was arrested in Miami-Dade for allegedly soliciting a prostitute and his mugshot was posted on the internet. In YouTube videos, Rodriguez, who answers to the name “Halfy,” explains he injured his head after he hit a pole while driving, flew out the front window of the car

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Half-Headed Man Arrested (Again) for Attempted Murder, Arson


Half-Headed Man Arrested (Again) for Attempted Murder, Arson

Let’s get this over with: The photo above is real, the man is alive, and his name is Carlos Rodriguez. He is 31 years old and goes by the nickname “Half Head,” and the reason is obvious. Half Head lives in Miami and got into a car accident when he was high some years ago. This forced doctors to remove part of his brain and then fuse his skull back together.

So, without a full brain, Half Head seems to have issues with impulse control and can’t keep himself out of trouble. Today he’s back in jail.

On Monday, Half Head was arrested for two felony counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree arson, according to the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections. 

Half Head first came to New Times’ attention in November 2010, when we published his mug shot after he’d been arrested for soliciting a prostitute. In a Miami Police arrest report, his distinguishing characteristics included having “half a head.”

This then catapulted Half Head to a brief period of worldwide infamy, and people flooded New Times‘ inboxes with angry letters claiming we had faked the mug shot.

But,

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