TPD makes arrest in death of man found lying in roadway


By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department has made an arrest after the body of a young man was found lying in the roadway.

TPD has arrested 23-year-old Gerald Daniel for the murder of Antonio D. Randolph Jr.

Randolph was found lying in the road in the area of Glenda Drive and Pepper Drive around 2:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

TPD says a full arrest report will be available on Thursday morning.


By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 10, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department has identified a young man found lying in the roadway and has launched a homicide investigation into his death.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Antonio D. Randolph Jr.

Police responded to a report of a person lying in the roadway in the area of Glenda Drive and Pepper Drive around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim, later identified as Randolph Jr., was unable to be revived and passed away from his injuries.

Police say the case is now being investigated as a homicide and TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to review all evidence and interview

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2 Arrested In Death Of Chicago Woman, 24, Found Near Wilmington


JOLIET, IL – Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 24-year-old missing Chicago woman whose body was discovered on July 8 near the Kankakee River in Wilmington Township. The arrests were carried Wednesday and Thursday by the Illinois State Police District 5 in Lockport, the police agency in charge of the case since the woman’s body was found. The two men taken into custody were Jonathan Rodriguez, 29, of Blue Island, and Esteban Rodriguez, 27, formerly of Wilmington.

The two are charged with felony crimes of intimidation and concealing a homicide. Esteban Rodriguez was also busted for having a loaded gun at the time of his arrest. He is currently incarcerated in Cook County while Jonathan Rodriguez was booked into the Will County Jail early Thursday morning, jail records show.

Esteban Rodriguez

Earlier this week, the Will County Coroner’s Office revealed that the woman found last found near the Kankakee River was positively identified through dental records as Martha E. Sanchez of Chicago.

“We hope that this gives the family a little bit of peace,” Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Patrick Callaghan told Joliet Patch on Thursday.

Callaghan stressed that the investigation into Sanchez’s

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Couple Arrested in Sacramento Area After Toddler Found Dead Under Blankets in SUV


Two people were arrested in connection with a 3-year-old girl found dead inside a vehicle parked on the side of a Northern California road on Wednesday, officials said.

Angela Phakhin, 27, and Untwan Smith, 46, were taken into custody on suspicion of child endangerment and conspiracy around 12:30 p.m. after a police officer found them in their Toyota RAV4 along Rod Beaudry Drive in Rancho Cordova, according to a statement from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

The officer approached the car after noticing it was parked facing the wrong direction, deputies said.

Although Phakhin and Smith were its registered owners, the officer uncovered an outstanding warrant for Smith’s arrest in Arkansas.

While searching the vehicle, police discovered the toddler unresponsive under some blankets in the beat seat, according to sheriff’s officials.

The girl did not show obvious signs of trauma but was pronounced dead at the scene.

“They put the child in a risky situation that most likely caused her death,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. “That’s why they were arrested for the child endangerment at this point.”

The exact cause of the 3-year-old’s death has not been determined, pending an autopsy report from the county coroner’s office.

Phakhin was her biological mother, while Smith is Phakhin’s boyfriend, investigators

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Providence man arrested after handgun found in diaper bag


RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island State Police arrested a man after discovering a loaded handgun inside a diaper bag during a routine traffic stop.

In a release, police say they arrested 21-year-old Karon Williams of Providence and charged him with possession of a loaded handgun inside of a vehicle, and license or permit required to carry a pistol, in addition to child abuse. Police say Williams’ 6-month-old daughter was in the car with him at the time of his arrest.

Troopers stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation on I-95 in Richmond Friday around 4 p.m. Williams was a passenger in the vehicle. During the routine stop, troopers found a loaded handgun in a diaper bag in between Williams’ legs.

Williams’ daughter was turned over into DCYF custody.

Williams was heading from Providence to New York at the time of his arrest. He was arraigned and released on $10,000 personal recognizance.

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Suspected SoCal bank robber arrested; explosives found in Montana home – KABC


Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper, according to authorities and court documents filed Monday.

FBI agents were tipped off when Richard Gathercole, 39, called his mother from a Nebraska jail following his arrest in the attempted shooting of the trooper who was trying to pull him over on Interstate 70 last week, according to a search warrant application to a federal judge. The trooper wasn’t injured.

According to a transcript of the call, Gathercole told his mother, who is unnamed, to “get all the guns out” of the house. The woman agrees, then says, “Um, this is recorded. You know that.”

FBI agents, along with officers from Chino, California; Rexburg, Idaho; and Montana’s Musselshell County searched Gathercole’s home in the town of Roundup, about 50 miles north of Billings, on Saturday, according to officials with the Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office. Inside, they found “numerous” improvised explosive devices that were removed by a bomb squad, the officials said in a statement.

FBI Los Angeles spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the search was connected to a

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Sapulpa Police: Heroin, Syringes Found In Teacher’s Purse


SAPULPA, Oklahoma –

A Sapulpa 2nd grade teacher was arrested on drug and embezzlement complaints Monday, May 2 at Holmes Park Elementary. Court records show the assistant superintendent called police after the teacher, Megan Nicole Sloan, left her Facebook account open on another teacher’s computer.

Administrator Johnny Bilby told police the second teacher could see a conversation where Sloan was talking about using and selling heroin as well as pawning items that belonged to the school, an affidavit states.

 Police say Sloan was questioned and admitted using drugs even before they searched her purse and found heroin.

“She says her kids have never had access to her purse,” said Lieutenant Philip Diehl, Sapulpa Police.

“This particular morning the purse was left in the classroom, because as soon as she arrived at work she was called down to the office, and so she set her purse down and left.”

Officers were surprised by what they found in the purse.

“Multiple – I would guess maybe 40 syringes, some empty, some still had liquid in them, some still had needles, some did not,” Diehl said.

An affidavit states substances in her purse tested positive for methamphetamine, black tar heroin,

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Man arrested after 2 teens found dead on rural road


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado road.

Gustavo Marquez, 19, was arrested Sunday and was being held in jail Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse resulting in death.

The bodies of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found March 12 by a passing driver about 20 miles south of Colorado Springs near Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Authorities haven’t said how the teens died except to say they were killed and they haven’t released any details about a possible motive or a connection between Marquez and the two teens.

The arrest affidavit in the case is sealed.

Court records show Marquez was charged with assault and kidnapping in February in nearby Fountain. His public defender in that case didn’t return a call seeking comment on his behalf.

His mugshot shows that Marquez has a tattoo across his face that says “Santa Muerte” — “Holy Death” in Spanish — a skeleton folk saint often associated with violence and drug trafficking but who also has a following among a variety of people, including the poor, artists and immigrant

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19-year-old arrested after 2 teens found dead in Colorado


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man is under arrest in connection with the deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found on the shoulder of a rural Colorado road.

Gustavo Marquez, 19, was arrested Sunday and was being held in jail Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse resulting in death.

The bodies of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found March 12 by a passing driver about 20 miles south of Colorado Springs near Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Authorities haven’t said how the teens died except to say they were killed and they haven’t released any details about a possible motive or a connection between Marquez and the two teens.

The arrest affidavit in the case is sealed.

Court records show Marquez was charged with assault and kidnapping in February in nearby Fountain. His public defender in that case didn’t return a call seeking comment on his

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