Police to arrest 10 people in LSU fraternity pledge’s death


Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday.

One of the 10 suspects, Matthew Alexander Naquin, also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, LSU said in a statement.

Eight of the suspects are LSU students and were active members of the fraternity, according to university spokesman Ernie Ballard. He said all 10 are expected to be jailed Wednesday once they turn themselves in to LSU police.

“The LSU Police Department has communicated with the Gruver family throughout the investigation process, and the university has also been in touch with them regarding today’s arrests,” LSU’s statement says.

Gruver died at a Baton Rouge hospital on Sept. 14 after Phi Delta Theta members found him lying on a couch at the fraternity house and couldn’t tell if he was breathing, police said.

A coroner said hospital tests found a “highly elevated” blood-alcohol level in Gruver’s body.

Witnesses told police that the fraternity’s pledges were forced to drink to excess on the night before Gruver’s

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Driver Who Plowed Into People In Charlottesville Identified As James Fields, Reports Say


The driver of the grey Dodge Challenger who killed a woman and injured 19 people when he plowed through a large group of people on a pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday is James Alex Fields, according to The Washington Post.

A superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, Martin Kumer, told the Post that local police had arrested and booked a man named James Alex Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The arrest is on several charges including suspicion of second-degree murder and malicious wounding. Other possible charges include failure to stop for an accident involving a death and hit and run.

Fields, 20, is reportedly being held with no bail.

Fields is a resident of Ohio. His last known residence is in Maumee, Ohio, a town southwest of Toledo with a population of 14,286.

Public records obtained by The Cleveland Plain Dealer show that Fields is a registered Republican.

The incident involving the Dodge Challenger occurred in the early afternoon during clashes between white supremacists, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other groups.

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Critics want cops to stop "shaming" people on social media


TAMPA, Fla. — In an age of social media, law enforcement agencies will often post photos or video these days to help track down suspects.

But once the arrest is made, how appropriate is it to share those images or even – comment on them?

There’s growing debate over whether posting such images and comments is nothing more than taunting. Perhaps even counterproductive.

“I find it rather unprofessional,” said Amanda Spock, looking at a recent mugshot post on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

But Heather Mosher saw the same post from a totally different perspective.

“If he’s out there causing trouble, he should … have his comeuppance. He should be in trouble. Made fun of, in my opinion,” said Mosher.

Last year, a picture posted by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office went viral after deputies grabbed a man they had just arrested by his dreadlocks.

These days, the agency posts are often more straight-forward.

“The posts we make are fact-based and inform the public of the circumstances of

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Critics want cops to stop "shaming" people on social media


TAMPA, Fla. — In an age of social media, law enforcement agencies will often post photos or video these days to help track down suspects.

But once the arrest is made, how appropriate is it to share those images or even – comment on them?

There’s growing debate over whether posting such images and comments is nothing more than taunting. Perhaps even counterproductive.

“I find it rather unprofessional,” said Amanda Spock, looking at a recent mugshot post on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

But Heather Mosher saw the same post from a totally different perspective.

“If he’s out there causing trouble, he should … have his comeuppance. He should be in trouble. Made fun of, in my opinion,” said Mosher.

Last year, a picture posted by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office went viral after deputies grabbed a man they had just arrested by his dreadlocks.

These days, the agency posts are often more straight-forward.

“The posts we make are fact-based and inform the public of the circumstances of

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Rapper Finese2Tymes arrested after 28 people hurt at concert


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Underground rapper Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested on an unrelated charge early Sunday — one day after 28 people were injured when gunfire broke out at his performance in an Arkansas club.

US Marshal Cliff LaBarge initially had said Hampton was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon in connection with the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock.

LaBarge later clarified that statement to say that Hampton was arrested on an unrelated gun charge out of Forrest City, Arkansas.

Several agencies including US Marshals, FBI and ATF were involved in the arrest, which occurred outside of a nightclub in Birmingham, Alabama, said LaBarge.

It is unclear if the rapper will be extradited to Arkansas.

Gang activity suspected

Of the injured in the Power Ultra Lounge shooting, all but three had gunshot wounds, and the others suffered related injuries. Two people are listed in critical condition, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said Saturday afternoon, and the others had non-life-threatening injuries.

Victims ranged in age from 16 to 35, he said.

Officials believe the shooting is related to gang activity, Buckner said.

“We do not believe this was an act of terror,” he said. “Some sort of dispute ensued.”

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Five People Arrested in Connection to Smash-and-Grab at Roseville Galleria Jewelry Store


SACRAMENTO — Roseville police have identified all five men arrested in connection to a brazen smash and grab robbery at a jewelry store in the Roseville Galleria mall Monday.

DeVon’s Jewelry store, inside the Roseville Galleria, closed for business Tuesday. Some employees’ sense of security, now shattered like the glass on the store’s display cases.

“It’s not a fun thing. It’s very traumatic to the people that work in the store when it does happen, it’s very chaotic,” said Tom Carson, manager at DeVon’s jewelry store.

Police arrested 32-year-old Bobby Youngs, 22-year-old Melekei Dunn, 23-year-old Trevon Lenitte-Davis, and 24-year-old Denzel Patterson, all of whom are from Fairfield, along with 24-year-old Vallejo man Wade Wilson on Monday for the robbery. The group took baseball bats to the jewelry store counters, and grabbed handfuls of jewelry before taking off.

Within about 20 minutes of the crime, officers detained all five after they fled to an apartment in Sacramento and recovered nearly all the stolen merchandise, mostly high-end watches.

It was a crime Carson said he could see coming.

“We’ve known this was going to happen for a while. It’s hard to stop something before it happens…we’ve been cased,” said Carson.

“It’s not unusual for criminals to visit the scene of a crime

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Five people arrested during Jefferson Davis monument protests, NOPD says


After a tense night of protests at the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid-City, five people were arrested, according to New Orleans police. 

Of the five arrested, three were booked with disturbing the peace, one was booked with crossing a police cordon and the other with possession of marijuana and public intoxication. 

The arrests came as protests continued against the decision to remove monuments to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and PGT Beauregard. A monument to the Battle of Liberty Place was dismantled and removed a week earlier. 

On Monday evening, a group of counterprotesters arrived for a standoff with the monument supporters. Exchanges occasionally became more than testy, with several people detained. 

Those arrested were identified as follows: 

  • Norman Hilred, 43, disturbing the peace
  • Theresa Wilden, 35, disturbing the peace
  • Columbia Bullion, 32, disturbing the peace
  • George Johnson, 42, crossing a police cordon
  • Dan Bingler, 33, possession of marijuana and public intoxication

 

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Police: 2 people arrested after $2.5 milllion Kush bust


HOUSTON – Houston police have arrested two men who are accused of manufacturing $2.5 million worth of Kush, officials said.

During a news conference Thursday, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and the Harris County District Attorney  Kim Ogg  shared details about their largest Kush bust to date. 

In June 2016, Turner vowed to clean up the streets by implementing an aggressive plan to improve public safety throughout the city and address the Kush epidemic.

WATCH: Houston officials share details on largest Kush bust

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Kush, also known as Spice and K2, is a dangerous synthetic drug that causes aggressive behavior or renders a victim comatose. More than 100 different types of chemicals can be used to produce Kush, which became illegal in 2012.

Turner’s plan to kick the Kush epidemic was to move 175 patrol officers from desk jobs to beat patrols, add 13 park rangers, institute an overtime program for roving Houston Police Department patrols in targeted parks and create a new patrol division dedicated to the Central Business District. 

Turner also said the city started targeting the people and places responsible for making the drug, working to get it off the streets one step at a time.

Police did just that, as they explained in their news conference Thursday. 

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Former MATA CEO Ron Garrison arrested in prostitution sting with 41 other people



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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ron Garrison, the now former CEO of MATA, was arrested during a three day TBI prostitution sting in Memphis.

Garrison was arrested for seeking sex from an adult prostitute.

A total of 42 people were arrested during “Operation Someone Like Me.”

Ads were posted online and for sex with prostitutes and received more than 500 responses.

Eight people were seeking sex with minors, two wanted sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Agents answered ads and two juvenile trafficking victims were recovered.

ICE is helping with the investigation as several people were in the country illegally.

Garrison first said Thursday he was resigning due to health reasons.

He had been the CEO since 2014.

MATA released the following statement:

As it relates to today’s announcement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding former MATA CEO Ron Garrison, this has in no way diminishes the contributions of Mr. Garrison at MATA during his tenure over the last few years. MATA and its Board of Commissioners wishes him well in his future endeavors. But, our top priority as an organization is to remain committed to the number one task at hand and

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