Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Man acting like dog gets arrested on drug charges
A Texas man who was arrested on drug charges, after construction workers witnessed him on his hands and knees, eating mud and growling like a dog, was still being monitored Friday at the DeSoto Detention Center.
Authorities suspect phencyclidine, or PCP, contributed to Terence Loyd's delusions. A small bottle of the hallucinogenic drug, a half-pound of marijuana and quarter-ounce of crack cocaine were seized during Lloyd's arrest Thursday afternoon, DeSoto sheriff's Lt. Horace Womack said.
"He was covered in mud when he was brought in. "In fact, he had ingested so much mud that he was throwing up mud," Womack said Friday morning.
Loyd, 32, of Lufkin, Texas, was in a cell where jailers could keep an eye on him, Womack said. "We've not been able to communicate with him much."
A female who had accompanied Loyd from Texas to a Mansfield housing complex, where Loyd was visiting relatives, told authorities that Lloyd had been acting strange most of the day. She said he had been wandering around the complex and eating dog food.
Teen mom sends picture of surprise baby to ex
Rachael Yanetta was rushed into hospital with stomach pains and gave birth to a baby daughter.
Even the night before she gave birth, the 19-year-old had no idea she was heavily pregnant and simply thought she was just "piling on weight".
She then took a picture of the tot and sent it to ex-boyfriend Matthew Burns, 18.
When he responded with a text asking "Who’s baby is this?" she replied "It’s our daughter."
Shocked mum, dad and their new daughter are all doing well.
Rachael said: "I’m still in complete shock.
"Surprise isn’t the word, the whole family’s stunned."
Mystery Crime Fighter sends Anonymous Tip Offs
A mystery sleuth has helped police tackle a range of crimes by sending them over 200 tip offs.
The letters, always typed in black on white paper, have been sent over the past year and have given police enough information to carry out drug warrants, catch road tax dodgers and non TV licence-payers.
The tip-offs all look exactly the same and all center on criminal activity in the quiet Somerset town of Highbridge.
Avon and Somerset Police Chiefs are desperate to find out who the budding private detective is and have promised to protect their identity if they come forward.
There are a number of theories as to their identity, with some suggesting they could be a retired policeman or even a crime novel enthusiast.
Inmate Murdered After Put in Cell With Killer
A 23-year-old inmate beaten to death at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary had been put in a cell with convicted killer he had testified against.
Prison spokesman Jerry Massie says Paul Duran Jr. fought with one cellmate and then was put in a cell with Jessie James Dalton.
Duran was found beaten to death about 15 minutes later.
Massie says the two were not supposed to be put in the same cell and prison officials are trying to determine how it happened.
Duran pleaded guilty to a robbery charge and testified against Dalton who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Massie says investigators will present their findings to a district attorney who will decide if criminal charges will be filed.
Mother of Children Tossed Off Bridge Says Father 'Kept Laughing'
The Vietnamese mother of four young children tossed to their deaths from an Alabama coastal bridge testified Monday that her common-law husband laughed when he told her that the children — then reported missing — would never be found.
Luong is accused of throwing the children from the bridge after an argument with his wife.
Phan, whose testimony in Vietnamese was interpreted by a translator, said Luong at first told her he had left the children with a woman in Bayou La Batre. By 7 p.m. when they didn't return, she went to police and began a frantic house-to-house search.
Days later, when his story came under scrutiny and he was taken into custody, Luong had officers bring Phan to his jail cell to tell her: "They are all dead," according to her testimony.
"No way that we can find the children," she said he told her. "He kept laughing." She fell to her knees and cried, police testified.
Woman Shoots Sleeping Daughter
A Savannah woman was charged with aggravated assault Monday after shooting and wounding her 11-year-old daughter as she slept in bed, police said.
Mary Elizabeth Frazier, 35, was being held in the Chatham County jail. Her daughter, Diamond Frazier, was being treated at a local hospital. Police said the girl was in critical but stable condition Monday afternoon.
Savannah-Chatham County Police spokeswoman Judy Pal said investigators do not believe the shooting was an accident, though she declined to give a suspected motive.
"We believe that she purposely shot her daughter," Pal said. "We have information from family members and from doctors that she has a a history of mental illness."
A neighbor called police early Monday saying she thought a burglar had been shot inside the woman's home, she said.
"I don't know if she called because she heard the gunshot or because the mother was screaming," Pal said. "But it turns out it was actually her daughter that was shot while the girl was sleeping."
Police confirmed that Frazier's 16-year-old son, Devon Frazier, died in 2007 when he drowned while swimming in the Ogeechee River.
Teen Tries to Kill Mother After She Finds His Stash
A 15-year-old Colorado Springs boy has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother after she discovered his stash of marijuana.
Police say the boy hit, kicked and choked the woman at their home Sunday afternoon until she lost consciousness. Family members took her to Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and later released.
Officers arrested the boy on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder at his home on Dream Weaver Drive. He was taken to the Spring Creek Detention Center.
No names were released.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

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