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An Alabama State University student is charged with the murder of fellow ASU student Adam Dowdell, 22.

Ivry Hall, 20, was taken into custody on Friday and booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility. Bond was set at $250,000.

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Dowdell's body was found behind a church not far from the ASU campus at about 2:45 p.m. Monday. According to a press release by the Montgomery Police Department, Dowdell was shot to death.

He was last seen on Sept. 8 as he left his dorm room with a friend to go to an ATM machine. He was reported missing the following day.

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Hall, a native of Chicago, overcame incredible odds to become valedictorian of his high school graduating class. Despite the double tragedies he endured -- losing both of his parents before age 16 -- he excelled at boxing and was a dedicated student.

Dowdell's mom, Toya Cohill, and a cousin identified Hall as the friend who accompanied Dowdell to an ATM machine before he went missing.

Cohill posted photos of her son and Hall on Facebook late Wednesday. She wrote in all caps: "THEY GOT HIM!!... THANK YOU JESUS... WHEN I TELL Y'ALL GOD IS AWESOME!! HE IS AWESOME!! JUSTICE FOR ADAM DOWDELL AKA BELLE... I WON'T MISS A COURT DATE!"

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Cohill didn't go into any specifics, but a cousin revealed more information in the comments section of a YouTube video posted by a crime blogger on Thursday.

A user named "Yazmine" wrote: "They have phone records that prove that he had intentions on hurting my cousin... phone records have proven a lot more than we knew. Stay tuned!"

She added:

"We are hurting BADLY! We have so many questions, and we are angry. This young man took his life for no reason, then fled out of state. That screams GUILT all day! You'd think that all that he experienced in Chicago, he would make better decisions being that he's trying to be an influencer. This is not what a good influence does. Only a cold-hearted person would do this!"

When Cohill learned her son was missing, she and family members drove an hour from Alabaster and remained in Montgomery until her son was found.

"I didn't realize my child was two blocks away from me on the ground," Cohill said at a candlelight vigil for Dowdell Thursday night.

She warned the crowd of 200 mourners to be wary of the people in their circle.

"Make sure the person you call your friend is really your friend," Cohill said. "Be cautious on who you call your friend. Everybody that smiles in your face is not your friend. That goes for friends, family, your next-door neighbors, your roommates.

"You have to limit yourself, limit the people who know your A to your Z," she said.

Cohill cautioned the crowd to turn on their location on their phones.

"Stay focused on where you're at when you go somewhere. It's hard for people to keep up with you when you don't turn your location on," Cohill said. "Your parents aren't trying to run your business. They're just trying to keep up with you."

She said her son didn't turn off his location. "They turned it off. I know this for a fact, my child didn't go down without a fight."

"It wasn't right how they did my baby," Cohill said. I don't want this to happen to my worst enemy. I just want justice for my baby."
 

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor was arrested in Corsica for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.

The 32-year-old UFC star was detained on Saturday, just one day after he tweeted that USADA officials had drug tested him.

The alleged incident occurred in a bar on Sept. 10. "Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services," the prosecutor wrote in a statement sent to AFP.

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A rep for McGregor vigorously denied any allegations of misconduct in Corsica where the MMA star was on vacation with his family.

McGregor had been tweeting photos of himself while on his yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.

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McGregor is pictured with his girlfriend Dee Devlin and their children while on vacation in the South of France. The well-known Irish troublemaker strolled around the town shirtless, which is forbidden under French law.

On Sept. 11, he shared that officials from the USADA had arrived on his yacht to drug test him.

McGregor has had multiple run-ins with the law since winning the featherweight and lightweight championships.

He previously announced his retirement from MMA in March 2019, but he returned to the ring to fight three times in 2020.

McGregor again announced his retirement from the ring in June 2020.

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A Florida man has been arrested in the case of a missing Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found wandering around an apartment complex.

Shannon Demar Ryan, 38, was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 15, in connection with the disappearance of Leila Cavett, 21.

Cavett was reported missing after her son, Kamdyn, was found wandering alone in a Miramar, Fla. apartment complex on July 26.

The boy wore only a t-shirt and a soiled diaper. He is currently in the custody of Florida's child protective services.

Ryan, a self-described "witch doctor," was the last person to see Cavett alive.

According to a criminal complaint, Ryan claimed he knew Cavett for over a year and he persuaded her to drive to Central Florida from Georgia to sell him her truck for $3000.

Police located Cavett's abandoned truck in Hollywood, Fla. and set up surveillance on the vehicle.

Police spotted Ryan near the truck and surrounded him. He claimed he did not know where the young mother was. He said he took Cavett and her son to Fort Lauderdale beach, then they returned to Hollywood, where he dropped them off at a RaceTrak gas station around 2:30 a.m. on July 26.

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After dropping Cavett and her son off at the RaceTrak gas station, Ryan said she and her son left in a dark sedan "with several unknown black males." He said that was the last time he saw her alive.

The criminal complaint accuses Ryan of lying to investigators about his interactions with Cavett.

"The video surveillance did not show Ryan's car at the pumps where he described it, nor did it show [Cavett] leaving in a dark sedan," FBI agent Samuel Band said Monday.

Video surveillance did show a gold Lexus similar to Ryan's in front of the Miramar apartment complex minutes before Kamdyn was found, Band said.

FBI agents are still searching for Cavett who is presumed dead.

Ryan used Cavett's debit card to make purchases at Walmart and RaceTrak gas station., according to the complaint.

The complaint revealed he bought bleach, duct tape, a box of extra large 39-gallon trash bags and two boxes of extra strength carpet deodorizer.

A search of Ryan's Lexus turned up a half empty bottle of all purpose cleaner with bleach, several black trash bags and a white powdery substance under the front passenger seat.

In Cavett's truck, investigators found shovels with what appeared to be blood droplets on them.

Band said Ryan's phone records showed Google searches on July 26 for "What day does commercial garbage pickup for Hollywood, Florida" and "Does bleach and alcohol make chloroform."

"According to the National Institute of Health, chloroform is commonly used to incapacitate a victim by rendering them unconscious," the complaint says.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel spoke with Ryan's mother who said there was no way her son was involved in a kidnapping.

"Shannon is not no evil, violent person," she said from her home in Alabama on Monday. "Shannon loves every living thing around him. My son ain't kidnap no child. That's a bunch of bull. He's not that type person. He would not harm anyone."

She said Ryan traveled back and forth from South Florida to Alabama to do psychic readings.

"He'd stay with a friend or at a motel or wherever he could stay," she said.

"My son would not hurt a flea or a fly," she said. "There's no way I believe he would do anything to anybody. He's not that kind of person."

Ryan made hundreds of posts on Facebook after he was initially questioned by law enforcement more than a week ago. Some of the posts taunted the police to come and arrest him.

Ryan, who describes himself as a witch doctor, spiritual adviser, teacher and CEO on his Facebook page, posted a video on Aug. 9, stating he was the last person to see Cavett but he denied being involved in her disappearance.

"Why is it you have a missing woman, and the last person that's seen her, which is me, who talked to the police, you ain't heard nothing about me," Ryan says in the video.

Ryan said investigators called him to do a follow-up interview earlier this month, but he declined to meet with them unless they had an arrest warrant in hand.

He is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.

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A Virginia woman was arrested for running over her cheating husband with her car. After Bashirah Tripp saw what she had done, she put her car in reverse and ran over him again.

Cellphone footage shows the aftermath of the deadly impact. Tripp is seen standing over a man and screaming at him as he lay motionless on the ground. The incident occurred at a shopping center in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm sick of you! I'm sick of you! I hope you dead!" she screams.

Bystanders watched in horror as Tripp picked up a broken fender off her car and hit her husband with it, before spitting on him. "F*ck him!" she said repeatedly. "I gave you 18 years of my f---ing life!"

Two women from a nearby salon covered the man with a white sheet, believing he was deceased.

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Tripp, who remained on the scene, was taken into custody by Norfolk police and charged with aggravated assault. Bystanders applauded when she she was placed in the back of a police unit.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

There are unconfirmed reports that the man, identified as Duke Johnson, died from extensive head wounds and internal injuries.

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An Ohio man who kneeled on the neck of a crying 2-year-old baby boy in a viral photo was arrested and may be charged with child abuse.

Isaiah Jackson, 20, of Clark County, was arrested on a probation violation unrelated to the shocking incident.

Clark County officials are reviewing potential charges against Jackson, who is shown kneeling on a crying baby's neck in the photo.

The photo was a recreation of the image of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

The baby boy's arms are being held by someone off camera. It is not clear if the person restraining the child will also be arrested.

investigators made contact with Jackson, the child's mother and the child immediately after the photo went viral with the caption "Blm now mf."

The baby was evaluated at a local hospital but he was unharmed. The mother, who is dating Jackson, was not aware of the photo having been taken, or its contents, until she was informed by other parties after the photo went viral, according to WHIO.

The mother and baby are Caucasian, Jackson is mixed-race.

The baby's grandmother posted screenshots of text messages er daughter exchanged with a friend that show her defending Jackson's actions.

"We are looking into this case; however, it is still an active investigation. At this point, we are actively looking into it and we are VERY early on into this investigation," Major Chris Clark added in an e-mailed statement.

Lt. Shultz said the county prosecutor's office will "provide a determination of the scope and breadth of the felony charges" Jackson is likely to face.

Facebook is suspending the accounts of users who post the photo for violating the community's standards on hate speech and nudity.

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The person of interest in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

Julian Conley, 19, was accompanied by his attorney Jackie Patterson when he arrived at police headquarters in Atlanta at 4:30 p.m., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Patterson said his client was "formally charged" in the fatal shooting around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"When you have a warrant out, you have to turn yourself in," Patterson said. "So that's what we are going to do."

Conley is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Secoriea's death.

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Secoriea was riding in a car with her mother and a male friend on June 12 when she was shot and killed near the burned out Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Southwest Atlanta.

As many as four Black Lives Matter activists opened fire on the family's SUV in a parking lot off University Avenue. More arrests are expected, police said.

Conley turned himself in after police circulated his photo last week. Police also released video footage that shows a Black male wearing a white v-neck t-shirt and dark jeans and carrying an AR-15 automatic rifle.

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Conley told police he was at the Wendy's location but he never fired a weapon.

"At the end of the day, I had nothing to do with it," he said.

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Bryshere Y. Gray was arrested Monday at his Arizona home after a domestic dispute with his wife escalated to violence.

Gray was charged with assault after he strangled his wife until she lost consciousness.

The 26-year-old actor was taken into custody hours after he barricaded himself inside his home on Sunday night.

The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday when Goodyear police responded to a 911 call from a woman at a Circle K gas station.

The woman told police her husband, the actor Bryshere Y. Gray, had assaulted her for hours and choked her until she passed out at their Goodyear home.

The woman reportedly had "numerous visible injuries" on her body, according to PEOPLE. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she received treatment for her injuries and was discharged.

Police responded to the Gray residence located at the 13000 block of S. 176th Lane, and attempted to speak with Gray, but he refused to come outside.

Police called out the Goodyear SWAT team and Crisis Negotiations to assist them. The standoff ended just after 7 a.m. Monday, when Gray was taken into custody without incident.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic assault and disorderly conduct charges. His mugshot was posted on the Goodyear police Facebook page.

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Gray, pictured with Empire castmate Jussie Smollett, began his career as a rapper at age 16. Using the stage name Yazz The Greatest, he performed at music festivals in the Philadelphia area, including Jay Z's Made in America Festival.

He got his big break when he was cast to play Hakeem Lyon on Fox TV's Empire in 2015. The series was canceled earlier this year after six seasons.

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Tory Lanez was arrested on a gun charge after an argument outside a house party in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday.

TMZ reports the rapper was busted after police responded to a 911 call around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police that people were arguing in an SUV before someone fired shots in the air and the SUV drove off at a high rate of speed.

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A short while later police located the SUV and found Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion inside along with another woman.

Megan had a cut on her foot believed to be from broken glass on the floor of the vehicle.

Cops searched the vehicle and recovered a firearm. Lanez was taken into custody and booked into the county jail for carrying a concealed weapon without a license.

Earlier on Saturday night, Megan and Lanez attended a pool party at Kylie Jenner's upscale Holmby Hills home.

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Former Sandrarose.com Morning Wood Ray Hushpuppi is busted. The billionaire real estate mogul was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States on charges of fraud and money laundering.

He was submitted as Morning Wood by a loyal reader who referred to him as her "dream man."

The popular Nigerian businessman, real name Ray Igbalodely, has over 2 million followers on Instagram.com where he shows off his flashy cars and high end clothing, bags and shoes.

Igbalodely was taken into custody by at his luxury condominium Pallazo Versace along with his entire team.

The arrest came after a joint sting operation by the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and Interpol.

Igbalodely is charged with fraudulently obtaining $35 million in wired funds from the U.S. government under the pretense of testing Nigerians for the Covid-19 virus.

Igbalodely's fleet of luxury vehicles were seized in addition to is extensive watch and jewelry collection and cash.

Igbalodely's associates Sean the Escaper, Tony Roma, "HP", and a 4th man were also arrested. They all lived together at the Pallazo Versace in Dubai, according to published reports.

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Chad Daybell, the new husband of Lori Vallow, was arrested after human remains were unearthed at his Idaho property.

Vallow is the mother of 2 children, Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17, who have been missing since September. She was arrested in Hawaii in February and extradited to Idaho where she is being held on $1 million bail.

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Daybell was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of concealing or destroying evidence after police in Idaho executed a search warrant at his home in Fremont County.

"During the search of the property, investigators found what appears to be unidentified human remains," chief of police Gary Hagen said.

Vallow and Daybell fled to Hawaii last year after police and federal agents in Idaho questioned them repeatedly about the location of the children.

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Vallow missed a court-ordered deadline to bring the children to the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho.

Tylee and Joshua were last seen in September 2019, according to police. Surveillance cameras at an Idaho storage facility showed Vallow and Daybell removing heavy items from a storage unit.

Police served a search warrant on the storage unit, but did not disclose if any evidence was found.

The case has frustrated law enforcement who believed the children were deceased.

At least 5 people -- including Vallow's ex-husband, Charles, and Daybell's wife, Tammy -- have died under suspicious circumstances in Vallow's inner circle.

Tammy told police that a man fired several shots at her in the weeks before she died mysteriously in her sleep.

Vallow and Daybell married 2 weeks after Tammy's death. Tammy's body was exhumed by police. Toxicology results are pending.

Vallow's first husband, Charles, was shot and killed by her brother, Alex, on July 11, 2019. Alex claimed he shot Charles in self-defense. Vallow was at home at the time of the shooting. She corroborated the story that her brother gave police.

Alex mysteriously died on December 11, 2019 of unknown causes.

Vallow and Daybell are cult members who were preparing for the second coming of Jesus in July 2020.

Tylee was preparing to return to college at the time of her disappearance. Joshua, who was adopted, was diagnosed with autism.

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A New Mexico cop was arrested in full uniform while on duty, and charged with aggravated battery on his wife.

According to the arrest warrant, former Officer Jeffrey Wharton beat his wife so badly, she was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and multiple facial injuries.

Some of the violence was captured on the couple's Ring doorbell camera.

When Wharton arrived to work, he was met by Rio Rancho police detectives with a felony warrant for his arrest.

Female officers systematically stripped Wharton of his police issued weapon, gun belt and gear. The entire arrest and booking were captured on body cam video.

The video, dated Feb. 22, shows Wharton surrounded by officers before the change of shift. He was advised that they had a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence.

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To further humiliate him -- and to drive home the point that he is a disgrace to his uniform -- another officer took a pair of scissors and cut Wharton's uniform off of him while his hands were cuffed behind him.

Wharton was transported to the Sandoval County Detention Center and booked on 2 felony counts of aggravated battery on a household member, kidnapping first-degree, aggravated battery against a household member (strangulation or suffocation), tampering with evidence and negligent use of a deadly weapon (unsafe handling).

Wharton resigned from the police force shortly after his arrest. He is awaiting trial.
 

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Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was caught with his pants down - literally - at an alleged meth orgy with two men Thursday night.

According to a police report obtained by conservative activist Candace Owens, Gillum was arrested in a drug-filled hotel room with two other men last night in Miami Beach.

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According to the police report, Gillum, 40, was arrested in a Miami Beach hotel room with two other men in various stages of undress. Police responded to the location after one of the men overdosed on crystal meth.

The drugs were in three small baggies on the bed and the floor in full view of cops. One of the men told police that when he arrived at the hotel shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, Gillum and the person having the medical issue were "inside the room under the influence of an unknown substance."

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The police observed Gillum, who was partially undressed, in a bathroom vomiting. He was unable to communicate with officers due to his level of inebriation.

Gillum confirmed he was the man in the police report. The failed gubernatorial candidate released a statement on Friday, calling his arrest a "distraction".

"I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement."

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Gillum, who is married, added that he will spend "the next few weeks" with his family and asked for privacy during this embarrassing time.

Gillum and his wife of 11 years, R. Jai Howard, have three children. Gillum, a Democrat, served as the 126th Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018.

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A well-respected college dean is among 14 people busted in a child porn sting, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Dr. Keith Walters, 44, was charged with three counts of obscene Internet contact with a child and one count of sexual exploitation of children using a computer device to seduce, entice or solicit a child.

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Walters was placed on administrative leave and stripped of his title as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, the Valodosta Daily Times reported.

Walters and 13 other men were arrested on Feb. 6 and February 9 as part of Operation Broken Arrow, a joint operation between 18 law enforcement agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

The operation targeted men in chat rooms and other online websites. Lindsay Marchant, assistant special agent for the GBI, said "Every individual arrested during the operation believed they were going to a location to meet with a child and engage in prearranged sex acts."

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The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he was arrested in a prostitution and drug sting.

William Bynum Jr., who was president of Jackson State University since 2017, resigned after he was busted along with 15 other people for "procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana," according to the Clarion-Ledger.

The Clinton Police Department conducted a prostitution sting and arrested multiple suspects, including Jackson, WJTV.com reported.

Jackson State University professor Shonda McCarthy, 46, was also arrested for procuring the services of a prostitute and marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle.

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Sheena Stanford, 35, and several other suspects were charged with "promoting prostitution."

Detectives made contact with the suspects through various "dark web" services.

Bynum, a married father of six, resigned less than a week after another HBCU president was fired for his role in an admissions scandal.

Dr. Austin Lane was terminated early Wednesday for allegedly allowing an unqualified student to be admitted to Texas Southern's law school.

The JSU board will convene an emergency meeting to discuss appointing an interim president.

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Rapper Future Hendrix is reportedly disappointed that his eldest son's gang associates led him down the wrong path. 17-year-old Jakobi Wilburn was arrested and charged with gang activity and gun possession charges last month.

Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, offered to cover his son's legal fees after he learned Jakobi faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Jakobi was arrested in a gang bust in Georgia, where he's also reportedly facing charges of trespass and altering the ID of a firearm. He was allegedly found in possession of a gun with the serial number scratched off.

The teenager is listed as "indigent" on his arrest paperwork and he was assigned a public defender.

According to TMZ, Future along with Jakobi's mother, Jessica Smith, have retained some of the best lawyers to represent their son in court.

Smith, told the publication she and Future have been on top of the legal case, as they're actively involved in his life, adding, "Our son is a minor and to protect his well being in this trying situation, we ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time."

Insiders say Future, who fathered 7 or 8 other kids with as many women, was estranged from Smith and Jakobi for years until Smith learned her baby daddy was a platinum-selling rapper.

Future reportedly reunited with his firstborn son when the child was 11.