Carbon monoxide poisoning is being blamed in the death of 24-year-old Ashley G. Speer, of Glenwood City, Wis.
The victims were occupying a boat on the St. Croix River near Bayport, over the weekend, when the accident occurred, authorities said Monday.
Speer was pronounced dead at the scene while two men also on the craft were hospitalized Sunday after they fell ill, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office in Hudson, Wis.
Justin M. Roskos, 25, of Hastings, and Hayden L. Johnson, 27, of River Falls, Wis., are being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. Roskos, the boat’s owner, is in critical condition, while Johnson is in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.
“Initial investigation indicates this is a probable carbon monoxide poisoning incident,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Office read. “However, the investigation is ongoing.”
Nebo man, Charles Adam Muzic, died Saturday after falling 75 feet down Upper Catawba Falls while hiking with his friends.
According to McDowell deputies, Muzic, 22, of Nebo, NC., was hiking with his girlfriend and friend near the top of the falls Saturday afternoon when the tragic accident occurred.
“Muzic was sitting on a rock at the edge of the falls. His girlfriend reports that she turned her back to do something, heard a noise, turned back around and Muzic wasn’t there. The girlfriend hiked back down the falls, saw that Muzic was injured and called 911,” said Public Information Assistance Richelle Bailey, of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Crews accessed the remote location from the gated community of Catawba Falls Preserve off Mount Hebron Road in the Crooked Creek community of Old Fort. Rescuers found Muzic at the bottom of the falls in the water, according to reports, and it took nearly two hours to carry him out of the steep terrain. Continue reading
Alabama man, Jason Whorton, has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after allegedly pretending to be a “Special Agent” in an effort to coerce three female victims.
Authorities received a 911 call to report attempted sexual assault around 5 a.m. Saturday, June 24. When they arrived, one victim told them that she and two of her friends were at McDonald’s when a man driving a white Dodge truck pulled up and stated he was a “Special Agent” from Marshall County. The phony cop then exited his vehicle and proceeded to check the ID of all three women.
One victim told police that she and her friends gave Whorton the ID’s and he then instructed them to follow him to the Piggly Wiggly in Albertville.
After arriving, Whorton informed one teen that she had “a warrant” out of Etowah County, and that she needed to join him in his truck, and she complied. Continue reading
Florence Police and emergency responders are on the scene of a fatal accident involving Colbert County Coroner, Carlton Utley.
A death investigation is underway at the scene near the intersection of Irvine Avenue and Seminary Street close to the University of North Alabama campus.
Police report Utley was dropped by of a family member driving a truck at the intersection of Tombigbee and Court Street. The truck was also carrying a trailer. Utley somehow became stuck between the truck and trailer as the vehicle pulled away. Continue reading
The Darlington County SC., Coroner has identified the victims of a fatal triple shooting in Darlington as Randolph Malika McClain, 21, and Ahmond Britton, 24. The fatal shooting occurred just after midnight Monday.
McClain and Britton were shot dead while another unidentified person was seriously injured.
The Darlington Police Department was called to the area of Southern Pines and Kirven Street at about 12:45 a.m. in reference to multiple shots being fired, according to a press release on the department’s Facebook page. Upon arrival, officers found a wrecked vehicle, and inside, three people who had been shot. One of the victims died immediately, the post states. The other victim passed away at the hospital, and the final victim had serious injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery. Continue reading
Seattle, WA., Quickmart convenience store owner, Min Kim, will spend over eight years in prison over his shooting of a shoplifter. The shooting came about a month after Kim’s wife was shot in a similar Spanaway store robbery.
Kim had earlier pleaded guilty to shooting Jakeel Mason in the back after he caught him shoplifting at the convenience store.
Prosecutors say Kim shot Mason two times in the back after the two fought and Mason took off running. Mason’s death came just more than a month after Kim’s wife was shot during a robbery at the store.
“I did not have right to take Mr. Mason’s life, or anyone else’s life. I feel terrible that I did so and will have to live with that for the rest of my life,” Kim said during the trial. Continue reading
The Phoenix Police Department has identified Jesus Ramon Del Toro, as the suspect who was shot and killed in Friday’s officer-involved shooting.
Del Toro, 34, was shot dead after officers conducted a traffic stop. Del Toro reportedly took off at a high rate of speed.
According to Phoenix PD, just before 10 p.m., officers were patrolling the area near 28th and Monroe Streets when they observed a traffic violation by a black Chevy Camaro. Officers circulated the area to relocate the car. They found the car near 21st and Adams streets. As soon as the suspect saw the officers, he started to drive erratically, according to Sgt. Alan Pfohl with the Phoenix Police Department. Continue reading
A City Watch Alert has been issued for Memphis woman, “Gabrielle Hairston,” after she sent family members, “farewell” text messages.
Memphis police believe Hairston, 22, could be in danger after her family told officers she sent her family farewell messages via text and did not show up for work Monday morning.
Relatives went on to say Hairston has been depressed as of late. Family members did not release any further information.
Hairston was last seen driving a black 2016 Nissan Altima with TN tags 5A43C8.
Memphis police are urging anyone with information on Hairston’s whereabouts to call (901) 545-2677 or Missing Persons at (901) 636-4479.
Bexar County, TX., Sheriff’s deputies arrested wanted fugitive, Derrick Roseland, after he posted a picture of Iron Maiden concert tickets, complete with seat locations, on Facebook.
Roseland was wanted on aggravated kidnapping charges when he was arrested without incident while attending a concert in San Antonio this weekend.
According to the sheriff’s office, Austin police said a friend of Derrick Roseland’s posted a picture of Iron Maiden concert tickets on Facebook. Authorities suspected Roseland would be attending the concert as well. According to Iron Maiden’s website, they stopped by the AT&T Center on Saturday. h/t
Bexar County deputies went to the seats pictured in the Facebook post and arrested Roseland without incident.
Popular Rock Hill, SC., teenager, Quan Torbit, is dead and a woman injured after an evening shooting Sunday on Roddey Street, near Arcade Victoria Park. Torbit was known as a “rising senior” at South Pointe High School.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 6:15 p.m. after arriving police were then notified that a shooting victim had been driven to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill in a private vehicle. That victim turned out to be Torbit, 18.
Blake Hanson @BlakeWSOC9 “Detectives sweeping Rock Hill park with metal detector after woman shot, man killed this evening.”
Investigators determined that two people were shot in the 200 block of Sunset Drive, not far away.
One of the victims died at the hospital. Police have not released his name but sources told Channel 9 that Quan Torbit, a rising senior at South Pointe High School, was killed.
Greg Suskin @GSuskinWSOC9 “Sources say Quan Torbit was shot and killed in Rock Hill last night. He was a rising senior at South Pointe HS. New info from police soon.”
A female suffered minor injuries from a gunshot wound, authorities said.
No arrests have been made and police have not released any other details surrounding the crime.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.