September 25, 2018

AL Father Arrested After Leaves Infant Alone In Bathtub Over “His Turn” To Play Video Game

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (THECOUNT) — Cordarius Cotton has been identified as the Alabama man arrested after leaving his infant son to drown in a bath, while he played video games Sunday night.

Cordarius Cotton, 23, has been charged with reckless manslaughter after officials say he left 5-month-old Dezmend Cotton alone for more than an hour, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

A 911 dispatchers say an individual called from the home saying a baby became unresponsive while taking a bath.

CPR instructions were provided over the phone to someone at the home, according to local report.

First responders arrived on scene and took over, but they weren’t able to resuscitate little Dezmend.

The boy was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Children’s of Alabama.

“I can’t imagine how hard this is going to be on that child’s family,” Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said in a press release, according to WIAT. “This will be heart wrenching for all involved. God be with them.” Continue reading

September 25, 2018

LA Man Joshua Kidd ID’d As Victim In Bossier City Murder

Bossier City, LA. (THECOUNT)Joshua Lewis Kidd, of Bossier City, LA, has been identified as the victim found suffering from at least one gunshot wound Tuesday.

Bossier City Police Officers responded to multiple calls shots fired in the 500 block of Parklane Drive, Bossier City, LA. Upon arrival, officers found Kidd, 30, with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

The victim is Joshua Lewis Kidd, a resident of Parklane Drive. Kidd was 30 years old. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

AL Bodies Of Irondale “Siesta Motel” Owners Found In Leeds Wooded Area

LEEDS, AL. (THECOUNT) — Two bodies, believed to be those of missing Irondale owners of, “Siesta Motel,” were located in a wooded area in Leeds Tuesday afternoon.

Irondale Police officers announced that a suspect, identified as, Steven Mulkey, provided information that led to the recovery of Ching Kao and Siumei Kao, off Rex Lake Road.

Mulkey was captured Monday at a motel in Staunton, Virginia. Police officers believe the 27-year-old is responsible for the disappearance of Ching and Siumei Kao, the owners of the Crestwood Boulevard motel. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

MO HS Band Director Arrested 5 Felony Counts “Sexually Touching Of Students”

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (THECOUNT) — Ryan Blocker, of Lilbourn, MO, a New Madrid County Central High School band director, has been arrested at his home after being accused of “sexually touching students.”

Blocker, 34, was charged with five felony counts of sexual contact with a student and sexual contact with a student by teacher.

Authorities were notified by New Madrid County School District leaders after multiple students reported they were inappropriately touched by Blocker, New Madrid’s band director.

An officer met with the school district leaders, was given written statements from some of the female students and a list of contact information for potential victims. The officer then contacted the parents of the potential victims and scheduled interviews. During one interview, a 14-year-old female student told officers she was in the band room being fitted for a uniform when the band director, Ryan Blocker, touched her. She told officers she jumped back and told him to stop, which he did. The student said it was only her, Blocker and one other female student in the room. Another student claimed in an interview that Blocker looked down her shirt, and that while she was being fitted for a uniform, he checked the tightness of the uniform and “groped” her above her clothes. According to court documents, the student said she asked the boys in band they told her Blocker does not fit them in that manner. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

Reward Offered In Case Of Murdered WA Woman Amarah S’ra Alexandra Riley

SKYWAY, WA. (THECOUNT) — Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects who killed Amarah S’ra Alexandra Riley.

Riley, 22, was shot dead Sept. 19 while driving south on Rainier Avenue South, just north of Renton Avenue South.

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, investigators have determined that multiple shots were fired toward the victim’s vehicle. source

Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying any suspects in this case. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

KS Councilman Justin Adrian Accused Felony Unlawful Sexual Relationship With Olathe HS Student

OLATHE, KS. (THECOUNT) — Justin Adrian, the Olathe East High School social studies teacher and recently resigned Ward III Shawnee city councilman, is now facing allegations that he had a felony unlawful sexual relationship with a teenage student.

Adrian, 33, who was once called the “new face” of Shawnee city politics, was charged on Tuesday in an investigation that began at the high school on Sept. 10, say Johnson County prosecutors.

Adrian, who is openly gay, was/is a rising star in local Democratic politics. In 2016, he served as a Hillary delegate at the Democratic National Convention, and in 2017 he was elected to the city council. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

REPORT: 2 Found Dead At Clearwater FL Shephard’s Beach Resort

CLEARWATER, FL. (THECOUNT) — Clearwater homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation after two people were found dead at Shephard’s Beach Resort, located on South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Clearwater Police responded to the resort located at 619 S. Gulfview Boulevard around 1:29 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found the bodies of two adults inside a second-floor room at the hotel. Authorities have not identified the victims.

Homicide detectives are on scene conducting their investigation. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

FL Teacher Fired After Refusing School Policy “No Zeros – Lowest Possible Grade 50%”

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Diane Tirado, a former eighth-grade teacher at West Gate K-8 School in Florida, claims she was fired because she disagreed with a school policy that states, “NO ZEROS – LOWEST POSSIBLE GRADE IS 50%.”

Tirado was issued a pink slip after she contested the policy, “no students can receive a zero for failing to complete an assignment,’ according to reports.

Tirado, a history teacher working at West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie only over the last month, claims that after finding several students failing to complete their assignment, she learned about a school policy in the student handbook that states:


In a farewell message, the teacher wrote on her whiteboard:

“Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in.” Continue reading

September 25, 2018

FL Man ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Oscoda Twp MI Small Plane Crash

OSCODA TWP, MI. (THECOUNT) — David Smith, from Orlando, Florida, has been identified as the victim in an Oscoda Township, MI, small plane crash Tuesday morning.

Smith, 33, went down in a plane he was piloting in Iosco County. Authorities say, Although wreckage was located, no bodies have yet been recovered.

Officials said, Smith was on record as operating a Kalitta charter from Ypsilanti to the crash scene airspace.

At 10:30 a.m. Oscoda Township Police found the wreckage on federal forest land about 4-5 miles away from Oscoda–Wurtsmith Airport, located at, Oscoda-Wurtsmith, E Airport Dr, Oscoda Township, MI.

Officials believe only one person was on-board, and have identified him as David Smith, 33, from Orlando, Florida. Authorities said his family has been notified. Continue reading

September 25, 2018

NC Man Marcus Wiley ID’d As Body Found In Goldsboro Ditch More Than Week After Flood

GOLDSBORO, NC. (THECOUNT) — Marcus Wiley, of Goldsboro, NC, has been identified as the body found in a ditch more than a week after Hurricane Florence ripped through the area.

A Goldsboro area had been flooded, and just today, Wiley, 32, was found in a ditch near Big Jim’s Pizza, located at, 1750 US-117 S, Goldsboro, NC. Authorities said that they believe Wiley died during last week’s flood, but they are not sure, pending an investigation and resulting autopsy.

It wasn’t until after the floodwaters receded and a landscaper went out to clear the area that a man’s body was found, WRAL reports. According to WRAL, authorities believe the death might have been caused by the hurricane, but, to determine the cause, the body was sent to Raleigh for an autopsy. Continue reading