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Miami-Dade PD

2 people are in custody facing charges in the shooting death of a Miami pastor. Miami-Dade police arrested Latravia Charm Bell, 20, and Nathaniel Bernard Roberson, 31, in the fatal shooting of Gregory Byrd last month at The Village Flea Market & Mall.

Both suspects confessed to their roles in the murder. They will be charged with first-degree murder, Local 10 News reported.

Another suspect listed on the arrest form, Mikal Norman, is still at large, the news outlet reported.

Byrd, 54, was caught in the crossfire of a shootout in a crowded parking lot as he walked to his vehicle on Sept. 10. He was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center.

The shootout occurred while two Local 10 News reporters were at the scene working on another story.

Byrd's widow called him a "good family man."

"He was my friend — my best friend, my fishing partner," Dorothy Boyd said in an interview last month. "He was a great man."

Police say the community assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.

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Houston PD

A Houston mother who was photographed sobbing on the ground after her 2-year-old daughter was found in a storm drain has been charged in the child's murder.

Sahara Ervin, 20, and her boyfriend Travion Thompson, 21, were arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of Maliyah Bass.

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Maliyah's battered and bruised body was pulled from a storm drain on August 23, a day after the toddler was reported missing by her mother.

Ervin told police she left Maliyah on the playground for a few minutes while she cooked breakfast on Aug. 22. When Ervin went back outside, she said Maliyah was gone.

The community gathered to help in the search for Maliyah.

"Everyone looking stupid and looking for the baby when they knew what happened to the baby," said a neighbor, Stella, KTRK reported.

Court records show Maliyah was physically abused before she died. Her body was covered with looped-pattern bruises that may have been caused by an extension cord or a hanger.

The coroner said Maliyah died from blunt force trauma. She was last seen on the apartment's surveillance video on August 20 at 12:40 a.m.

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Duncan PD

A group of angry fathers took matters into their own hands when a teen girl told them a man leered at her in a Cracker Barrel restroom.

The incident happened at a Duncan, SC Cracker Barrel restaurant on Sunday morning. A group of fathers were having breakfast with their daughters - members of a softball team - when a 15-year-old girl returned from the women's restroom and told her father a man was peeking at her from under the restroom stall.

The girl said she noticed something moving near her feet and realized it was a man's head coming from the stall next to hers. The 15-year-old wasn't the only girl in the restroom at the time.

"I'll never forget the way they looked after. They were traumatized," a witness said.

The outraged father asked a female employee to get the man out of the restroom so he could have a word with him. The employee found the man in a stall and told him to get out.

The girl's father confronted the man - identified as Douglas Lane, 53, of Charlotte, NC, as he exited the restroom. Other fathers joined in to "talk" with Lane.

"The guy came running, sprinting out the front door with a very bloody nose," a witness told WSPA.com.

Not done with their talk, the group of outraged dads pursued Lane into the parking lot and tackled him to the asphalt.

Lane tried to get away, but the fathers restrained him until police arrived.

Police recovered Lane's cell phone on the floor of the women's restroom.

Lane, a registered sex offender, was charged with voyeurism, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He had been charged with peeping at least eight times prior to this incident.

Lane was released on $2,000 bond and will be monitored by GPS. The judge ordered he move to South Carolina, but he must have no contact with the victim or her family.
 

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD

North Carolina police responded to calls of a shootout between two groups of people outside a daycare center in Charlotte on Friday, Sept. 18.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the scene of the shootout around 2:45 p.m. at a daycare on West Arrowood Rd.

Police say 20-year-old Isaiah Kersey and two others went to the daycare to pick up his toddler son, but he was denied by the daycare staff because he wasn't on the child's approved list for pick up.

The staff called the child's mother, who soon arrived with three other men - all packing firearms. An argument ensued in the parking lot between the two groups, which escalated into a wild shootout.

Police said two people in each group opened fire outside the daycare -- which had several children inside. None of the children were hurt. One staff member fell and injured her arm while running from the gunfire.

Kersey was the only person arrested and one firearm was recovered. He was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail on charges of simple affray, obstruction and resisting an officer.

In 2019, Kersey was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after he was injured in a shooting in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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A Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat after he recorded himself licking personal hygiene items on a shelf in a Walmart store.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, posted a video of himself licking a row of deodorants at the Warrenton Walmart on March 11. "Who's scared of coronavirus?" he asked as he licked the items.

Pfister was identified by outraged citizens and arrested on Monday, March 23.

The Warrenton Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page, saying police received calls from concerned local residents, as well as foreigners in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.

"We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in," Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. "We take these things seriously to protect our community."

Pfister's attorney, Patrick J. Coyne, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client's behavior was "immature" and "impulsive" and he shouldn't be treated like a criminal.

That "public conduct that was immature on March 10 looks completely different through the lens of today," Coyne said. "Everything has changed at warp sped, but that should not work retroactively and convert a tasteless and impulsive act into a criminal terrorist threat."

Pfister is being held in jail without bail. He appeared in court Wednesday and his next hearing is set for May.

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St. Charles County Jail

A 17-year-old boy was charged with raping his 11-year-old sister after the girl gave birth to a boy in a bathtub at her St. Charles, Missouri home.

The teenager was charged with statutory rape, incest and statutory sodomy of a person younger than 12 last week. Their parents were charged with child endangerment, according to a probable cause statement.

Police say the girl's parents did not provide medical care to the child after she gave birth in a bathtub at their suburban St. Louis home, according to FOX 4 News.

The police were called when the teenager brought the newborn boy to a local hospital. The baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached and a low body temperature of 90 degrees.

The teenager initially claimed the baby had been dropped off on his porch by an ex-girlfriend.

When he couldn't provide the ex-girlfriend's name, he finally admitted the baby was his and that his minor sister had given birth at home.

The parents claimed they were not aware their daughter was pregnant or that she was allegedly being sexually assaulted by her brother, according to the probable cause statement.

During an interrogation, the teenager told police he had sex with his sister about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant.

The baby boy, who was born prematurely, remains hospitalized. The 11-year-old girl is in the care of relatives.

Police say the children's father was in the U.S. illegally and had been previously deported back to his home country.

All three suspects are being held at the St. Charles County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash only for the mother, $100,000 cash only for the father and $25,000 cash only for the teenager, according to court records.

The three suspects were not named to protect the identity of the minor girl.

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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."

Botham Jean, Amber Guyger

A Dallas police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 26-year-old accountant. An independent investigation by the Texas Rangers determined there was enough evidence to charge Officer Amber Guyger, who shot Botham Shem Jean at his own apartment door on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Angelo Graham

Sports journalists were quick to denounce an All Lives Matter protester in a gorilla suit as racist.

The man ran onto the field during the Lions-Bears game in Chicago on Sunday. He wore a gorilla suit and a white t-shirt with the words "ALL LIVES MATTER" on the front and "Put down the guns" on the back.

But those same journalists were stunned into silence when the identity of the man was revealed.

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Constance Zellous

Constance Lakeysha Zellous is well-known to Florida law enforcement. The Orlando woman has a long rap sheet that includes multiple arrests for credit card fraud.

Orlando police busted Zealous and 7 other thugs for using stolen credit cards to purchase breast implants, liposuction, gold teeth, handbags and shoes.

Zellous is pictured above in a few of her numerous mugshots.

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