June 24, 2018

2 Wrong-Way Houston Crashes Days Apart: Both on I-45, Both Involve Young Female DUI Drivers, Both Involved Kia

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Nicole Bertoldi, the Houston woman accused of causing a now fatal I-45, June 2 crash, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Bertoldi, 28, now faces new charges in connection with a wrong-way Gulf Fwy Houston, TX., crash after a man who was critically injured in the crash died.

Police say, 67-year-old Billy Ray Allen, a passenger in a Kia vehicle struck by Bertoldi, died in an area hospital following the crash and an arrest warrant was issued for Bertoldi.

Bertoldi’s wrong-way crash was followed days later by another serious wrong-way crash involving another young woman later charged as the offender.

Elizabeth Nichols, 22, was arrested following another wrong-way crash, this crash also on I-45 and like Bertoldi’s crash, it also involved a Kia. The crashes are not related. Continue reading

June 24, 2018

MD Woman Jenna Rae Sutphin ID’d As Victim Killed By Fiance’s Dog In Violent Huntingtown Attack

HUNTINGTOWN, MD. (THECOUNT) — The Calvert County, MD., woman killed Thursday after being attacked by her fiancé’s dog has been identified as Prince George’s County government worker, Jenna Rae Sutphin.

Sutphin, 28, was transported to an area hospital following a violent dog attack that occurred near Cherry Hill Road and Route 4 in Huntingtown at around 7:15 a.m. Thursday. Alarmed motorists witnessing the attack and called 911.

“This was an unusual phone call,” said Maryland State Police spokesperson Elena Russo. “The trooper responded to the scene and found this attack happening. It looked to be adjacent to the front yard, an area that had a lot of brush in it. So the attack was actually taking place in an area outside of what looked to be a fenced-in area of the home.” Continue reading

June 24, 2018

NC Sanford Latin Dance Studio Party Shooting Leaves One Dead 7 Injured

SANFORD, NC. (THECOUNT) — One person was killed and another seven injured after gunfire erupted at a rented Stanford, NC., dance studio holding a birthday party event. 27-year-old, Travis Mclean, was identified as the deceased victim.

The shooting incident occurred during a birthday party early Sunday morning at Sanford Latin Dance Studio located at, 109 S Steele St, Sanford, NC., according to a press release from the Sanford Police Department.

Sanford Police responded to the 100 block of Carthage Street in reference to someone being shot. Upon arrival, police located several victims who had sustained gunshot wounds. The gunshot victims were taken to Central Carolina Hospital by personal vehicles before emergency workers arrived. Continue reading

June 24, 2018

SC Man Tijhee Dijon Salley ID’d As Victim in Lexington Fatal Auto-Vs-Bicycle Hit-And-Run Crash

LEXINGTON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Lexington man, Tijhee Dijon Salley, has been identified by the South Carolina Highway Patrol as the victim in a deadly auto-vs-bicycle, hit-and-run crash Friday night.

Salley, 19, was operating a bicycle when he was stuck from behind by an unknown vehicle who then fled the scene in the area of YMCA Rd., and Ruff Acres Ln., Lexington, SC.

SCHP is searching for the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Lexington County Friday night.

Officials say Salley was riding his bicycle along YMCA Rd & Ruff Acres Ln Lexington, SC., Lane around 9 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. Salley was transported to Palmetto Health Richland, where he died from his injuries. The driver fled the scene, according to Corporal Sonny Collins with Highway Patrol. Continue reading

June 24, 2018

NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO SANDERS: This Photo Of The Red Hen Owners Tells You Everything You Need To Know

LEXINGTON, VA. (THECOUNT) — The following text is from an actual “poem” review left on the Yelp website about The Red Hen, the Virginia restaurant who recently denied service to one, Sarah Sanders Huckabee.

Folks have flocked to Yelp to weigh in on the controversy, forcing Yelp to post a notice saying the eatery’s reviews would be under an “Active Cleanup Process,” for the foreseeable future. See that notice below.

Yelp user: Keith M. from Baton Rouge, LA:

Nothing was terrible but nothing was great
Food was mediocre on our plates

Seems to me they rest on their past rep
The menu is old lacking any pep

Now that the owners who all wear P***Y hats
See the pix here to see that’s a fact

Want to take a stand and refuse to serve
Someone they disagree with raw raging nerve

So they can alienate half of their crowd
And when sales fall will scream out loud

My job is done, see you all later
Enjoy the prosperity and not be a Trump hater

The point of the tome was to show there is choice
And everyone here has an equal voice

Surprised to see a lot of support
While laughing at others who are not good sports

Eat here if you want but it’s not for me
I’ll go where there is fairness for all to see

I may not agree with all those I meet
But will strive to be pleasant as we pass on the street

Peace out.

Continue reading

June 23, 2018

LA Mother Chelsie Hamm Arrested After Toddler Shoots Self With Gun Left On Table As She Napped Outside Shreveport Home

SHREVEPORT, LA. (THECOUNT) — Shreveport, LA., mother, Chelsie Hamm, was arrested and charged with “Illegal Use of a Weapon,” over a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy in her care with a gunshot wound to the arm. The child is expect to recover.

Police are investigating the early morning shooting in south Shreveport after they responded to reports of a reported “accidental shooting,” in the the 100 block of Flournoy Lucas Drive.

Arriving officers located a three year old inside of the residence suffering from a single gunshot wound to the arm. Continue reading

June 23, 2018

Xavier Murphy Mother Issues Statement After Charlottesville Son Arrested Murder Of Girlfriend At VA Days Inn

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Xavier Murphy, the Charlottesville man accused of shooting his girlfriend, Tatiana Anisee, Friday evening at the Days Inn hotel, is the cousin of slain woman, Alexis Murphy, his mother has revealed.

Anisee, who was listed in some news reports as, Tatiana Wells, was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to police. Murphy was taken into custody for the shooting and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm.

The shooting is remains under investigation. Continue reading

June 23, 2018

Evansville Man David Egan ID’d As Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Indiana man, David Egan, has been identified as the victim in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Evansville late Friday night.

Authorities say they have opened an investigation into the deadly hit-and-run incident after Egan, 23, of Evansville., was struck and killed on I-69 near South Green River Road in Evansville before midnight.

Indiana State police say they received multiple calls of a man acting erratically while in the roadway in the southbound lane of I-69. As authorities attempted to reach the scene, more 911 calls came in saying the man was now laying down in one of the lanes.

Upon arrival, police found Egan suffering from serious injuries as a result of being struck by an unidentified vehicle that left the scene.

Egan was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of blunt force trauma.

Deputies arrived to the area of I-69 near South Green River Road to find the man with severe injuries. An ambulance delivered the man to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Continue reading

June 23, 2018

OH Woman Jessica Mustin ID’d As Victim In Fatal Wrong Way Cleveland Memorial Shoreway Saturday Morning Crash

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) — Middlefield, Ohio woman, Jessica Mustin, was identified as the woman killed after a wrong-way driver slammed into her car on Cleveland Memorial Shoreway near the East 9th St. exit ramp early Saturday morning.

Mustin, 22, was struck and killed while operating a Volkswagen Jetta westbound around 2:50 a.m. by a 29-year-old man in a Toyota Camry heading in the wrong direction.

Authorities say Mustin attempted to avoid the man but was unsuccessful and the two vehicles collied.

Cleveland police say the woman was driving her Volkswagen Jetta westbound around 2:50 a.m. when a 29-year-old man approached in a Toyota Camry headed in the wrong direction. She attempted to get out of the way, but was unable to do so. She died at the scene. Continue reading

June 23, 2018

KY Man Robert L. Saunders Found Dead In Ditch In Apparent Barbourville Drowning

BARBOURVILLE, KY. (THECOUNT) — Barbourville, KY., man, Robert L. Saunders, has been identified as the victim found laying in a ditch on Stephen Trace Road.

Friday at 11:30 a.m., Kentucky State Police responded to a call of a utility worker reporting a dead man laying in a ditch.

Saunders, 42, was later pronounced dead at the scene. State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort ruled the death as an apparent drowning. source

The body was found in a ditch near KY-3439 at Stephen Trace Road.

No foul play is suspected and toxicology results are pending.