Suspect charged in shooting deaths of 2 Westerville police officers


“In respect of the ultimate sacrifice made by Officers (Anthony) Morelli and (Eric) Joering, I am ordering the lowering of flags until they are laid to rest,” Kasich said in a tweet Monday. 

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Child porn went viral on Facebook, and police say its creator has been charged



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A man has been charged with sexually abusing three underage girls across two states after a video of one alleged encounter spread across the world via social media.

Germaine Moore, 44, of Detroit, turned himself in at a police station outside Birmingham, Ala., early Tuesday after his mug shot and name were splashed across news sites and police bulletins as a suspect in the dissemination of the video that has spread as far as France. The video allegedly shows a child performing oral sex on Moore.

Law enforcement agencies across the country have warned people against sharing the explicit video, a problem that has emerged as social media has made spreading videos easier and faster than ever before, often without considering the impact on victims and police investigations or the legal ramifications.

The public’s attempts to identify the suspect by sharing the video slow efforts to track down real perpetrators, Tony Garrett, the executive director of the nonprofit Central Alabama CrimeStoppers, told The Washington Post.

The victim also may be re-victimized as more people see the crime, Madison County Chief Trial Attorney Tim Gann told citizens.

“You’re disseminating child porn and that’s a felony . . .

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Disney Star Adam Hicks Charged With Series of Robberies


UPDATE: E! News can confirm Adam Hicks has been charged and now faces three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and two felony counts of second-degree robbery.

If convicted as charged, the former Disney star faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 60 years in state prison. Bail was set at $550,000.

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Disney star Adam Hicks was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of armed robbery.

The 25-year-old actor, who starred on the Disney XD shows Zeke and Luther and Pair of Kings as well as in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, and Danni Tamburro, a 23-year-old actress were detained at 2 p.m. in Burbank, north of Los Angeles. A police spokesperson told E! News that officers arrested the two for allegedly carrying out several armed robberies in the city. No injuries of victims were reported. Bail was set at $350,000 for each.

Hicks and Tamburro appear to be a couple, based on photos the two have posted on social media in recent months.

Police said in a statement that one of the alleged victims was a 52-year-old man, who said a man armed with a handgun demanded his wallet at gunpoint. The victim was able to run away.

Police said that as officers were investigating the incident, three additional armed street robberies of pedestrians occurred within minutes

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Smithfield murder arrest: Tony Hines arrested, charged with murder …


A man was arrested Monday in Smithfield and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 120 Neuse Bend Road in Smithfield just before 1 p.m. Monday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Jeff Caldwell.

When deputies arrived at the home, 18-year-old Carlos Mejia Escamilla, of the 100 block of River Oaks Drive in Selma, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives interviewed multiple people and searched the home on Neuse Road.

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The investigation led to the arrest of Tony Lee Hines, 19, who lives at the Neuse Road home..

No other information was immediately available. Hines’ mugshot was not available as of about 7 p.m. Monday.

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Man arrested, charged with murder of 18-year-old in Smithfield shooting


A man was arrested Monday in Smithfield and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 120 Neuse Bend Road in Smithfield just before 1 p.m. Monday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Jeff Caldwell.

When deputies arrived at the home, 18-year-old Carlos Mejia Escamilla, of the 100 block of River Oaks Drive in Selma, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives interviewed multiple people and searched the home on Neuse Road.

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The investigation led to the arrest of Tony Lee Hines, 19, who lives at the Neuse Road home..

No other information was immediately available. Hines’ mugshot was not available as of about 7 p.m. Monday.

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Man charged with killing wife had been arrested for choking her before


The man who was arrested after his wife was found strangled at the bottom of a staircase inside their Brooklyn home was previously arrested for choking her until she was unconscious several months ago, The Post has learned.

Barry Wells, 29, was arrested Sept. 21 on felony charges of strangulation in the second degree for attacking his wife, Tonie Wells, in Manhattan on July 20.

In that case, Barry Wells allegedly dragged Tonie Wells, 22, down the stairwell of a West 42nd Street building and into a closet before placing his hands around her neck, causing her to lose consciousness, according to the criminal complaint.

His bail was set at $5,000 at his Manhattan Criminal Court arraignment and a temporary order of protection was issued against him.

The case remains open and his next court date is Feb. 6.

Barry Wells was arrested Wednesday after his wife, the mother of a 2-year-old girl, was found dead — with bruising around her neck — inside their home in Crown Heights.

He was escorted out of a borough precinct Thursday in handcuffs and placed in a waiting

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Michael Ray Arrested, Charged with DUI and Cannabis Oil … – People


 

Michael Ray has apologized after being arrested in his hometown of Eustis, Florida early Wednesday, following a minor car collision.

The country star, 29, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis oil, the Eustis Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE.

“At approximately 3:34 a.m., Eustis Police were dispatched to the McDonald’s … in reference to a minor vehicle crash without injuries in the drive-thru line. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the at-fault driver … Michael Ray Roach, who was operating a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. During the crash investigation, the officer observed indications of possible impairment from Mr. Roach,” the police department said in a statement.

A police report obtained by PEOPLE notes that “Michael said he was in the drive-thru and his foot slipped off the pedal, causing him to hit the back” of the car in front of him. The arresting officer noted that Ray “had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, he stumbled while walking and smelled of alcohol. He said he was coming from a bar in Tavares.” The “Think a Little Less” singer then failed a series of sobriety tests and did not consent to a breathalyzer.

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Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife Sherra arrested in California, charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy


The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested in California in connection with his death, sources close to the investigation said Friday. 

Sherra Wright has been charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder, Memphis police Director Michael Rallings said in announcing the charges Saturday. 

The attempted murder charge is about a prior attempt to kill Lorenzen Wright, officials confirmed. They said Sherra and Billy Turner previously tried to kill Wright. 

Memphis Police Major Darren Goods, of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, said last May or early June the gang unit received information about the case.

WWE Suspends Rich Swann After Being Charged for Kidnapping …


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WWE Superstar Rich Swann has been arrested in Florida and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

The Gainesville Police Department posted the incident report on Twitter on Sunday, and WWE later announced Swann was suspended:

Per TMZ Sports, police said Swann was driving home with his wife Friday when an argument between them escalated.

Swann’s wife is Vannarah Riggs, who is better known as

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