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A bank robber in Columbus went viral over the weekend after a news media outlet posted his impressive mugshot collection on Facebook.

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Dontrell Demetrius Scott, 26, walked out of a SunTrust bank in downtown Columbus carrying a bag full of cash on November 5.

The hapless bank robber didn't attempt to conceal his identity as he flashed a toothy grin for the bank surveillance camera on his way out the door. Apparently he loves to have his picture taken.

Unfortunately for Scott, the bank he chose to rob that day is housed in the same building as the Columbus field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

Scott was in police custody within hours. He was apprehended at a used car lot where he attempted to purchase a used car with a portion of his ill gotten gains.

Scott told the used car salesman he was looking for a car - any car. He wasn't particular about the make or the model of car because he was in a hurry, said D. Cochran, owner of Ask D Auto Sales.

Scott showed Cochran a fist full of cash and asked if that would speed up the sale.

"He said I would like to buy any one of your cars," Cochran told WRBL.

"He said 'I like this Mercedes.' And I told him the price of the Mercedes. And he said, 'Well, I'll take anything, I'm just in a rush.' I said, 'OK well let's go inside,' He said, 'I got the money right now.' So he showed me a wad of cash. When he showed me the cash, I was like, 'Whoah.'"

By that time, Columbus police had identified Scott and emailed his bank surveillance photo to all the local media outlets.

He was in custody by 7 p.m. He was still at the used car lot signing papers when police showed up to arrest him.

During the booking process, Scott added a new mugshot to his growing collection, totaling 15 mugshots in all.

Not counting his juvenile record, which is sealed by the courts, Scott's mugshots begin with his first arrest in 2012.

A media outlet compiled all of Scott's mugshots into one meme and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral across social media platforms.
 

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A Miami United Parcel Service worker was charged with hiding packages worth nearly $3,000, then returning to steal the packages later.

Police say Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Jr., 18, a seasonal delivery driver for UPS, hid packages containing electronics while his co-worker wasn't looking. He then returned later to steal the packages, police said.

Reggin Jr. was caught on camera hiding the packages under a dumpster at an electronics business where he and a co-worker had delivered 5,500 packages.

The next day, he hid more packages under the dumpster. He was caught when a manager at the business saw him on surveillance video retrieving three boxes from under a dumpster.

The packages contained a laptop and two PlayStation 4 game consoles, according to WSVN-TV.

Cops arrested Reggin and recovered the stolen electronics. He was charged with third-degree grand theft.

In a statement to WSVN-TV, a UPS spokesperson said Reggin Jr. was no longer a seasonal employee at the company.
 

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A Marietta woman will spend the Thanksgiving holidays in jail for firing a handgun into a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-thru window because she didn't receive a fork or napkins with her order.

Jonelle Jade Dare, 33 was arrested Tuesday, nearly a month after she was accused of shooting into a KFC restaurant in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

The incident occurred Oct. 28, Shelbyville police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. No one inside the restaurant was injured.

Witnesses said the woman was irate about not receiving napkins or utensils with her meal, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

After exchanging words with the cashier, Dare pulled a handgun and fired through the open drive-thru window.

Investigators tracked her to Atlanta and secured warrants for her arrest with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, according to the AJC.

She was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sandy Springs. A handgun was recovered.

Dare is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to Kentucky, according to AJC.com.

"Fulton County Sheriff's deputies have notified authorities in Kentucky that Ms. Dare is available for pick up," the agency told AJC.com. "They have 15 business days to do so."

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Brianna Shontae Williams, mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, was released from the hospital Thursday and booked into the Duval County Jail.

Police released a mugshot that shows Williams wearing a red jumpsuit instead of the standard issue grey or green jumpsuit.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told First Coast News that a red jumpsuit means the inmate is a "possible self harm, high escape risk, or medical transport."

Williams was hospitalized after swallowing an overdose of prescription drugs the day police found the skeletal remains of a small child believed to be Taylor.

Williams, 27, reported Taylor missing in early November from her home in Jacksonville, Florida.

The skeletal remains were found on Nov. 12 in a wooded area in Demopolis, Ala., near Williams' hometown of Linden, Ala. The state of decomposition indicates the remains had been there for months.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is awaiting a positive identification. But investigators are still collecting human remains that were scattered around the area by animals.

The Sheriff's Office secured the property as a crime scene and patrol vehicles keep watch 24/7, according to First Coast News.

Investigators believe a black garbage bag found at the scene once contained the little girl's body. Investigators also found clothing in the garbage bag that did not match the description of the clothing that Williams said Taylor was last seen wearing.

Forensic Expert Michael Knox told First Coast News identifying the remains is a tedious process due to the body's state of decomposition.

"It's a very painstaking process because you have to do it in small layers," Knox said. "You sift through everything in that area, you make sure no evidence is missing. Investigators are not in a hurry, they want all the data, all the information before they make a decision."

Knox said it's a "telltale sign" for JSO to put in the arrest warrant that Taylor hasn't been seen since May.

"The coroner's position would be if, in fact, it's clear to them that this child was dead long before the time that she was supposedly last seen by the mother," Knox said. "That would be enough to show that the mother is doing something wrong here, that would tend to indicate some foul play."

Williams was a high achieving honor student who graduated number 1 in her class from Linden High School in Linden, Ala. She was a Petty Officer assigned to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville at the time of her arrest.

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A former Atlanta police officer robbed Cobb County hotel guests while wearing his full police uniform and badge, authorities say.

Justin Thorne was arrested and charged with multiple felonies in connection with an armed robbery at a Comfort Inn and Suites off Windy Hill Road in Cobb County, Ga, Channel 2 Action News reports.

Thorne was captured on the hotel's surveillance cameras in the hallway outside the room of 2 hotel guests visiting from Arkansas on Oct. 17.

Thorne was dressed in full police uniform, including a bulletproof vest, hat, a gun belt and a police badge, according to WSB-TV.

The 22-year-old officer forced the hotel guests to hand over $800 in cash and an iPhone worth $700.

Thorne joined the Atlanta Police Department in 2017 and worked as a patrol officer on the city's southeast side until earlier this year when he resigned.

According to documents obtained by WSB-TV, in September Thorne was the subject of an investigation into allegations that he took payment from a suspect to make an outstanding warrant go away.

"When Thorne was asked by OPS to make a statement about the allegation, he chose to abruptly resign on October 1," according to the APD's Office of Professional Standards.

Cobb County Police are trying to determine if there are other victims.

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Alexis Crawford's roommate, Jordyn Jones, 21, and Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley were arrested and charged in Crawford's death, WSB-TV reports.

Both suspects were booked into the Fulton County jail on Friday night, hours after Crawford's body was found in a DeKalb County park.

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Police said one of the suspects led investigators to Crawford's body. Her cause of death was by asphyxiation.

The 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student was reported missing by her family on Nov. 1 after she failed to show up for class or to work.

The motive for murder is still under investigation, but Crawford reportedly filed a sex assault complaint against Brantley three days before she went missing.

WSB-TV reports Crawford accused Brantley of sexually assaulting her inside the off-campus apartment she shared with Jones.

Brantley waved his fist during his first court appearance on Saturday morning, according to WSB-TV's Michael Seiden. Jones' first hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

Crawford's family announced her funeral will be held on Saturday Nov. 16 at Noon at the Hill Chapel Baptist Church, 1692 W. Hancock Avenue in Athens, Georgia.

The family asks that any cards or donations be sent directly to Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral home, which is handling the arrangements.

"The Crawford family is truly grateful and encouraged by the outpouring of love and concern they have received from across the country," said Rev. Markel Hutchins, a spokesman for the family. "Please keep them in your positive thoughts and prayers," Hutchins added.

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A 13-year-old boy facing two murder charges made a bold midday escape from a North Carolina courthouse after appearing at a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Police say the boy, identified only as Jericho W., escaped from the Robeson County’s department of social services building around 12 p.m.

The child, who was transported from the Cumberland Juvenile Detention Center, was clad in beige prison issue pants and a white shirt. Police say he is barefoot and wearing leg irons. His bold escape triggered a massive manhunt.

Jericho and a 19-year-old male are charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a dangerous weapon in the deaths of Frank Thomas, 34, and Adam Thomas, 33, whose bodies were found in a home they shared.

After appearing at a hearing on the charges, Jericho was placed in a holding area with two other juveniles, according to a spokesperson for Robeson County's Sheriff's Office said.

When someone opened the door to the holding area, Jericho bolted through the door and fled into a wooded area outside the building, according to ABC 15 News.

His mother, Nikki Jacobs, pleaded with the juvenile to turn himself in.

"He's 13 years old and out here in the dark," said Jacobs. "My baby's out here somewhere, nobody knows, and he is all alone and hopefully he is safe wherever he is at. I just wish that he would come back ... turn himself in and get the help that he needs."

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Reality star Eva Marcille's ex Kevin McCall was arrested following a scuffle at the Fulton County Justice Center Tower on Tuesday in Atlanta.

According to Fox 5 News, McCall, of West Los Angeles, entered the courthouse while live-streaming on his cell phone. When a deputy sergeant with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office ordered him to turn off the livestream, McCall, 34, continued to stream on his cell phone and "used profane and abusive language" toward the deputy sergeant.

McCall's face allegedly hit the deputy sergeant's hand when the officer attempted to take McCall into custody.

When other deputies piled on to assist the sergeant, officials say the sergeant and McCall fell down one of the courthouse's escalators. Neither man was injured during the fall.

McCall was charged with felony 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor terroristic threats, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and misdemeanor simple assault, according to Fox 5.

He is being held in jail without bail.

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McCall is best known for his relationship with America's Top Model winner Eva Marcille, 35, with whom he shares a daughter. Marcille is a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

McCall is also a Grammy-winning producer and artist who was featured on 2 of Chris Brown's songs.
 

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Terry Bean, left, a high-profile LGBT+ activist and Obama donor, was arrested and charged with using a computer while conspiring to prevent a 15-year-old boy from testifying against him and his ex-boyfriend after they allegedly had sex with the teenager in an Oregon hotel room.

Bean, 71, was arrested on October 30 and charged with two counts of felony 3rd-degree sodomy and misdemeanor sexual abuse. He was released from jail on $3,000 bond the same day.

His then-attorney, Derek Ashton (pictured right), was arrested hours earlier and also posted a $3,000 bond. Ashton is a prominent Portland attorney who once represented the Portland mayor. Both Bean and Ashton are charged with an elaborate scheme to conceal the whereabouts of the then-teenage victim to prevent him from testifying against Bean.

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Bean is a prominent land developer in Portland and a co-founder of one the largest LGBT+ organizations in America: the Human Rights Campaign. He raised over $500,000 for former President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

Bean was originally arrested in 2014, at age 66, for arranging a sex hookup with a 15-year-old boy after meeting him on an online dating app.

Bean's ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson, was also arrested for having sex with the teen in the hotel. Bean and Lawson both filed restraining orders against each other. Lawson eventually dropped his restraining order but Bean's restraining order still stands.

The case was dropped in 2015 after the boy went missing and prosecutors were unable to find him. Prosecutors reopened the case in August after locating the now 20-year-old victim who detailed the extraordinary lengths that were undertaken to protect the high-profile friend of a sitting president.

The case began to unravel in 2015 when Ashton asked a judge to approve a $220,000 payment to the teenager to make the whole case go away. The judge said no, but the men paid the boy anyway.

Paying off a victim is legal in certain criminal cases in Oregon if a judge approves it. But bribing a victim or witness to make a criminal charge go away is a crime.

At the time, Bean released a statement claiming he was exonerated and "this nightmare never should have even begun."

"I take some measure of comfort that the world now knows what I have always known — that I was falsely accused and completely innocent of every accusation that was made," Bean's statement said.

Prosecutors actively searched for the boy to get him to testify against Bean, but the teenager was nowhere to be found. At least three Portland attorneys conspired to conceal the boy's location.

The victim, who is reportedly Black, later told prosecutors that, after he received the $220,000, his own attorney, Lori Deveny, arranged to hide him in her girlfriend, Deanna Wray's cabin in a remote location in Oregon. Wray is also an attorney in Portland.

The scheme involved cash exchanging hands, a "burner" cell phone, and the disabling of a Lojack tracking device on a rental car.

"She told me not to talk to certain people, she told me to go on the run at a certain point," the boy reportedly told a detective in reference to his lawyer, Deveny. "So, if I did testify I was told I wasn't supposed to get my money. So that's why I did not testify. And that’s why my attorney told me to go on the run."

The Portland Tribune first reported that a legal assistant to Wray, who was nervous that the case was reopened, went to her then-law firm to confess that she was involved in helping the teen disappear.

Bean met Lawson in 2013. He was immediately smitten with the "stunning" mixed race young man. Bean put Lawson up in a luxury apartment and paid his rent as well as gave him $1,600 a month for expenses.

Bean, who is wealthy and very well-connected, took Lawson on trips around the world and introduced him to his high-profile friends, including then-President Barack Obama during a private party at the White House.

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Lawson is seen speaking to then-President Obama at the White House in a photo posted on his Facebook page in 2014.

According to Gay America Blog, Lawson has a lengthy criminally record that includes assault and battery on previous boyfriends.

More arrests are expected, and multiple attorneys will likely be disbarred for obstruction of justice.


 

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A NYPD detective who allegedly leaked actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s mugshot to an entertainment website has reportedly been stripped of his gun and badge.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, NYPD detective Josh Ulan was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on administrative duty on Tuesday.

The decorated sex crimes detective is accused of providing Gooding's mugshot to Atlanta-based website Rolling Out following Gooding's arrest on groping allegations in June.

Gooding, 51, was arrested on June 13 on charges of misdemeanor forcible touching and sexual abuse stemming from an allegation by a woman who claims he groped her while she served drinks at a bar in Times Square.

A new video published by TMZ shows the alleged groping incident at TAO nightclub in Times Square.

The "Jerry Maguire" star has since been indicted on a number of criminal charges in connection with three women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Ulan, 49, joined the NYPD in 1992. He is noted for his involvement in the arrest of Peter Braunstein, who posed as a firefighter on Halloween 2005 and sexually abused a woman for 13 hours.

"The NYPD's Special Victims Division is committed to doing everything possible to ensure survivors of sexual assault feel the safety and support needed to come forward, bravely share their experiences, and help the NYPD bring to justice those who have committed these horrific crimes," Devora Kaye, the department’s acting deputy commissioner of public information, told the publication in the statement.

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An Oklahoma man and his wife were arrested after he fatally shot his daughter's boyfriend and his cousin because they were Black.

Manuel Quezada, 47, and his wife Angelica Quezada were arrested on Tuesday night after the shooting outside their home in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Police believe Mr. Quezada fatally shot Albert Thomas, 20, and Albert's cousin Dejon Ross, 21, because his daughter was dating Albert, pictured below left. One victim was shot inside a car while the other man was shot dead in the driveway.

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Quezada had a gun visible in his back pocket when sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene. His wife was arrested for being an accessory to murder, according to Newson6.com.

The victims were going to see a movie when they were killed. Family members tell News On 6 that Albert never met Manuel Quezada. "Albert had never even met the man. [Manuel Quezada] would always tell her that he didn't want her being around black people," said Aleta Thomas, aunt of Albert Thomas. "He never met the dad until last night, and this man killed him in cold blood."

According to public records obtained by the DailyMail.com, the Quezadas have a 27-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 28 and 32. Thomas and his girlfriend had dated for two years, according to his family.

Thomas's mother created a GoFundMe page on Wednesday to raise funds for his funeral. Friends and family of the two men paid tribute to them on social media on Wednesday.

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A 29-year-old Waukegan man was arrested and charged with criminal transmission of the HIV virus to a minor he met on a dating app.

Marcus E. Davis is accused of engaging in repeated instances of unprotected sex with a 16-year-old boy and infecting him with HIV.

Davis is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The boy's parents contacted the Sheriff's Office in June after they discovered their son had hooked up with Davis since he was 15.

During their investigation detectives determined that Davis drove to the boy's home and engaged in sex acts there, as well as engaging in anal intercourse at Davis' north suburb home.

Davis, who knew he was HIV-positive, did not inform the teenager of his HIV status until after the two had engaged in unprotected sex on several occasions.

The victim contracted HIV from Davis, officials said, according to CBS2 Chicago.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said the minor met Davis through an online dating app. Officials are warning parents to be aware of the apps on their children's phones and who they are in contact with.

Davis is being held on $100,000 bail in the Lake County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Over one million people are currently infected with HIV in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

HIV is still considered a life sentence due to the lifelong treatment necessary to keep the viral load count low enough to be undetected. The virus can lay dormant inside internal organs for years.

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A Colorado woman who sought donations to fulfill her terminally ill daughter's "bucket list" was arrested and charged with the girl's murder.

Kelly Renee Turner, 41, organized ride-alongs with police and fire crews for 7-year-old Olivia Gant, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid $11,000 for a "bat princess" costume party for Olivia.

Turner publicized her daughter's terminal illness and promoted the girl's "bucket list" of dreams to fulfill before she died.

When Olivia died in 2017, her cause of death was listed as a variety of ailments including an intestinal disorder, brain seizures, and a buildup of fluid deep in the brain.

But when Olivia's body was exhumed last year, a coroner did not find physical evidence of those disorders. Her cause of death was listed as undetermined.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested Turner at a Denver-area hotel on Friday. She is being held without bond.

Police say Olivia was in and out of hospitals for most of her 7 years. In the months before she died she received nutrition through a feeding tube.

She was admitted in July 2017 to Children's Hospital Colorado, where doctors said she showed signs of malnutrition.

One doctor told investigators Turner insisted that he sign a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) order for her daughter.

The doctor said Turner wanted to withdraw all medical care and give Olivia nutrition intravenously (via IV) rather than through a feeding tube in her stomach.

Doctors told Turner Olivia wouldn't survive on IV nutrition, and Turner was given the option of taking her home on hospice care. Olivia died at home a few weeks later.

Doctor's suspicions grew when Turner brought another daughter to the hospital and claimed she had "bone pain."

Turner brought up Munchausen syndrome by proxy in an interview with investigators last year.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a psychological condition in which a parent or caregiver exaggerates or causes medical illnesses in children for attention from healthcare workers.

"That has never been my case, like at all, whatsoever," Turner said in the interview.

Turner is also accused of fraudulently obtaining about $539,000 worth of medical care for her two daughters from the government-funded Medicaid program.

Last week, a Dallas woman was sentenced to six years in prison for subjecting her 10-year-old son to hundreds of procedures and 13 major surgeries in another case of Munchausen by proxy.

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Police rescued a Monroe, Louisiana man who was brutally beaten after he was caught having sex with a 13-year-old girl by her family members.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on the 100 block of Lisa Drive on Sunday morning in reference to an injured person.

When deputies arrived at the location, they encountered a battered and bruised Javionne Thomas hiding outside the home. the 18-year-old told them he was having sex with a female in the home when he was savagely beaten by her family members.

Deputies entered the home and determined the female was actually 13 years old. The age of consent in Louisiana is 17.

According to Brproud.com, the girl initially told police that the sex was non-consensual. Her mother said she wanted to press criminal charges against Thomas.

Thomas was transported to a hospital where he was treated for lacerations and deep tissue injuries to his face and neck area.

Deputies interviewed Thomas again at the hospital. He confessed to having consensual sex with the girl but he denied knowing she was underage.

Thomas also told deputies that he did not want to press charges against the girl's family for beating him.

The deputies spoke to the girl again and she recanted her original statement. She admitted to police that the sex was consensual and that Thomas knew she was underage.

Thomas was arrested after being released from the hospital and charged with Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, according to Brproud.com.

He is being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center on $50,000 bond.

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A Dallas woman was sentenced to six years in prison for subjecting her 10-year-old son, Christopher to hundreds of procedures and 13 major surgeries.

According to a Child Protective Services (CPS) complaint obtained by the Star-Telegram, Kaylene Bowen-Wright faked or caused her son's illnesses and medical problems almost from the day he was born.

CPS states Bowen-Wright, 36, subjected Christopher to years of unnecessary invasive medical treatments in Dallas, where they lived.

Bowen-Wright pleaded guilty to injury to a child causing serious bodily harm. She admitted she faked his medical conditions and subjected him to 13 major surgeries as well as hundreds of minor medical procedures.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Christopher was fed through a feeding tube and for a time he was in a wheelchair.

When he was 5, Christopher was placed in hospice care and Bowen-Wright signed a "do not resuscitate” order, meaning nurses would allow him to die if his condition took a turn for the worse.

"(She would) just always say that something's wrong with Christopher all the time," the child's father, Ryan Crawford testified in court. "It was just one thing after another."

Bowen-Wright was arrested in 2017 after CPS notified authorities of a possible Munchausen syndrome by proxy child abuse case. Her other children were removed from her home.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a condition in which a mentally unstable parent or caregiver exaggerates or causes medical problems in children or people in their care.

Christopher, who has healed from his surgeries, was placed in his father's custody by the state.

"She stole Christopher's childhood," prosecutor Jennifer Sawyer said in court.