Tragedy has struck the North Carolina sports community after East Carolina safety Domonique Lennon was found shot dead in the parking lot of the Bahama Breeze restaurant located in the 3300 block of Wake Forest Road near Interstate 440, in North Carolina.
Lennon, 24, was shot Friday night near the popular eatery in Raleigh. He was found by authorities lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. The NFL bound player was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Suffolk, Va., native played with ECU from 2011-15. He started 12 games at safety for the Pirates in 2014 before playing in all 12 games in 2015, tallying 27 tackles. Continue reading
A body found near a creek on Indianapolis’ south side on Thursday has been identified as, Tanya Ragsdale, the woman reported missing June 16.
Two children found Ragsdale’s body near a creek while playing in the area.
On Friday, the Marion County Coroner identified the body as Ragsdale, 40. The death remains under investigation. Continue reading
Youngstown, Ohio, police responded to a shooting on the city’s west side Friday afternoon where a woman, later identified as, Rae’venna (Raevenne) Faircloth-Thomas, was found dead in her car.
The Mahoning County Coroner identified Faircloth-Thomas, 24, as the victim in a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Oneta Avenue at 12:45 p.m. Faircloth-Thomas had multiple gunshot wounds. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
TheCount.com has obtained the following picture of Faircloth-Thomas with an unidentified male. Continue reading
A Worcester man accused in the death of Vanessa Marcotte has been formally charged with murder.
Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was indicted for murder Friday in the Princeton native’s death in Aug. 2016.
Marcotte, 27, had worked for Google in New York City. She was in Princeton visiting her family when she went out for a walk when she did not return.
She was reported missing and her body was later found in the woods not far from her family’s home off Brooks Station Road.
Colon-Ortiz was arrested in April after his DNA matched the DNA profile developed from samples found on the hands of Marcotte.
He had been previously charged with aggravated assault and battery, and assault with attempt to rape.
On April 15, 2017, police detained Ortiz, on Friday night in connection with the slaying of the 27-year-old Google executive, according to reports. Marcotte’s body was found in the woods by a K-9 unit near her Woodlands home on the evening of Aug. 7. After she didn’t return home from a run, her family reported her missing. Police said the woman tried to fight off her attacker. She had burns on her feet, hands, and head when she was found.
Jones County, MS., man, William McCoy, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping after he allegedly held his girlfriend against her will for two days. During that time the woman says McCoy, 33, beat, choked, cut and burned her with cigarettes.
The victim’s mother contacted the Jones County sheriff to report the abuse. She then transported her daughter to the Adult Detention Center for help. Deputies found the victim badly bruised and burned. McCoy’s first name “William” was reportedly found carved into the victim’s leg. The victim confirmed McCoy cut her using a broken lightbulb.
The mother was alerted to the abuse when a concerned citizen called her saying the victim had run to his business after being chased by McCoy of Ellisville, according to the sheriff.
The victim was taken to area hospital by her mother, and after a brief investigation deputies took McCoy into custody.
McCoy is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court Friday afternoon.
Former LDS Church bishop, Erik Wayne Hughes, has been arrested and accused of drugging and sexually abusing two teenage boys.
Hughes, 51, of Mapleton, was arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of 20 counts of forcible sexual abuse, dealing in harmful materials to a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and witness tampering.
A victim claims that Hughes did things such as give him Viagra and touched his genitals 30 to 50 times, the two also allegedly exchanged explicit photos of each other.
On another occasion, police say Hughes had a male victim meet him in Las Vegas during a business trip. The victim said he was given a pill by Hughes that “made him feel groggy,” according to the affidavit, and at that point, he said he was sexually assaulted.
Police are investigating a homicide after 102-year-old Mildred Williams was found dead in East Oakland, CA., Sunday.
Williams was found in the 3000 block of 22nd Avenue after officers were called to the area near Highland Hospital at about 1:20 a.m.
Police said at the time that they had a suspect in custody but failed to elaborate. Continue reading
Deputies have confirmed that the death of a North Fort Myers, FL., Vacation Bible School teacher, Jo Ann Leasure, is being investigated as a homicide.
Leasure, 77, was found Wednesday morning inside her Parkway condo on Hancock Bridge Parkway during a welfare check after she failed to show up at Covenant Presbyterian Church for Vacation Bible School.
Investigators have not released a cause of death or said if they’re still looking for a suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. Continue reading
Police have arrested Michael Marchalk, the Schuylkill County man accused of fatally beating his father with a baseball bat on Father’s Day.
Marchalk, 37, was arrested on the Atlantic City boardwalk just before noon Friday, state police said. He will be extradited to Pennsylvania to face murder and other charges related to the death of 60-year-old attorney, Gary Marchalk.
Police said in a complaint that Michael Marchalk had repeatedly threatened his father in recent months. He lived with his father a few days before the beating and was supposed to enter a drug treatment program. Continue reading
A medical examiner has identified Kaytlynn Cargill, as the female found at a North Texas landfill. Cargill, 14, was reported missing Monday evening.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body Thursday as that of Cargill of Bedford, Texas.
Arlington police Lt. Christopher Cook says the body was discovered Wednesday afternoon by a waste collection worker at a north Arlington landfill. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death. Bedford police say the girl was last seen Monday evening as she walked her dog. Her dog was later found tied to a fence at the nearby dog park. A friend of the girl said she had asked others to watch the dog for a minute but didn’t return. h/t
Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the family at this difficult time.