Articles Tagged with criminal-defense

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When the wife of a Florida man was allegedly struck as her husband attempted to hit her with a Pop Tart the authorities deemed it an act of criminal domestic violence.

36-year-old Brandon Sutherland is a disabled veteran who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his 29-year-old wife.

Around 10:00 pm on December 15, Sutherland and his spouse reportedly got into an argument that escalated to the point where the man allegedly became rather frustrated.

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Dustin Adkins, 34, is a father who was convicted for an incident involving a gun he was showing someone that went off by accident. The bullet penetrated a wall, striking and killing a 13-year-old girl.

As a part of Adkins’ probation, the man has been prohibited from gun ownership.

On December 7, Adkins and 4 children, including his daughter, went into the forest with two rifles and two handguns and headed to a place people regularly use to shoot at targets.

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Two women were nabbed while allegedly attempting to leave a Walmart store with stolen merchandise while the store was filled with law enforcement agents and families during the annual “Shop With a Cop” event.

Shop With a Cop, a nationally recognized effort supported by donations, tries to help families with children who have been victims of crimes or are suffering from financial hardships. Some of their outreach is meant to facilitate a trusting relationship between children and law enforcement in cases where children have had interactions with police during criminal situations. The children and their families meet at Walmart and law enforcement agents take children through the store filling baskets with toys and goodies they desire for the holiday season.

On the morning of December 10 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, local families were gathered with their children at Walmart so they could take part in the “Shop With a Cop” event.

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A sheriff’s deputy in Texas allegedly took female suspects of criminal activity to remote areas and reportedly strip-searched them without legal cause.

49-year-old Floyd Berry has worked in law enforcement in Bexar County for the past 9-years.

Beginning on November 4 and spanning over the following 10-days, Berry allegedly performed traffic stops on several vehicles holding women who were in legal trouble, such as having active warrants.

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When a man was making too much noise while his girlfriend was trying to sleep, she reportedly responded to the excessive loudness by physically attacking him with pieces of a faux Christmas tree.

38-year-old Krystall Graham and her boyfriend of 8-years reside in Clearwater, Florida with two children, ages 8 and 2, one of which was fathered by Graham’s boyfriend.

On the morning of December 5, Graham was asleep while her boyfriend was awake and watching television. He reportedly had it turned up to a volume that was disturbing her slumber.

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A Riverside County woman is facing several charges after she was subjected to a pedestrian check which allegedly produced 14-grams of methamphetamine that the authorities believed she planned to distribute to others.

Just before 5:00 on December 4, La Quinta Special Enforcement Team deputies believed they had reason to perform a “pedestrian check” on a woman walking down a street in La Quinta, California.

After approaching her, and while interacting with the woman, identified as 29-year-old Naicia Welch from La Quinta, the law enforcement agents allegedly discovered that she was holding a substance that they believed was methamphetamine.

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An employee of a Georgia restaurant reportedly called out from his shift because he was too inebriated to perform his job, and later allegedly attempted to steal money from the establishment at gunpoint.

Kentarias Gowans is a 20-year-old man from Flowery Branch who works for the Oakwood Steak n Shake restaurant.

On Thanksgiving, Gowans was reportedly scheduled to work a shift but he called in beforehand to alert them that he would not be coming in due to the fact that he had consumed too much alcohol.

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A Florida man allegedly left a young boy by himself on the side of the road near a police department after becoming convinced that the boy was gay.

On the evening of December 1, a person notified the authorities after they allegedly witnessed a man and a young boy inside a vehicle on the highway that runs in front of the Haines City Police Department. The witness alleged that the child got out of the car at the side of the road, as the driver made a U-turn and left the area and left the child without supervision.

The police department was closed at the time, and an officer found the child when he went to the location to investigate the report made by the concerned citizen.

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A man who escaped arrest on Live PD for alleged reckless operation of his vehicle was taken into custody after viewers of the television show, in addition to the suspect’s “Crime Pays” forehead tattoo, assisted the police in tracking him down.

On November 30, Live PD aired an episode with a featurette which showed a suspect driving his vehicle down the road with the headlights turned off.

When the Terre Haute police began to pursue the car in an attempt to get the driver to pull to the side of the road, the suspect reportedly began to greatly increase the speed of the vehicle. Before the officers caught up to the man his car was shown veering off the road and slamming into a tree.

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On Black Friday, police apprehended a man from Virginia after he was allegedly found inside his vehicle in a North Carolina Kohl’s parking lot without any clothing, and smoking marijuana.

When a Knightdale police officer was patrolling in the Knightdale Kohl’s parking lot, he reportedly caught a whiff of what he believed was marijuana.

The officer sought out the source of the smell, and after searching the parked vehicles he reportedly came across a man seated inside a car that had the window rolled down. When the officer got closer he noticed that the man sitting in the driver’s seat was not wearing any clothes.