on January 31, 2019

Murdered Houston Woman Charine Wilson Estranged Husband Johnny Leon Wilson Arrested In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Johnny Leon Wilson, the estranged husband of murdered Houston woman, Charine Wilson, has been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to officials.

Charine, 29, was missing for a month before her body was found in a ditch and now her estranged husband, Johnny Leon Wilson, 48, has been arrested and charged in her murder.

On Wednesday, 48-year-old Johnny Leon Wilson was arrested by a fugitive task force in Las Vegas. He was staying at a hotel under an alias at the time of his arrest, reports abc13.

According to police, Charine was last seen alive on Nov. 10 when she visited her husband at his apartment. She went missing and Johnny Wilson was nowhere to be found.

Johnny Wilson has been charged with murder. As of Thursday, he was behind bars awaiting extradition.

In November, the victim’s mother told local media outlets she feared the worst after investigators found cleaning supplies, a bucket and mop, and evidence of blood stains inside the suspect’s apartment.

Surveillance video obtained by police showed Johnny Wilson removing a large object that appeared to look like a body from his apartment and putting it in the trunk of a car.

About a month later, deputies in Navarro County said Charine’s remains were found in a ditch near Richland, Texas, which is 175 miles north of Houston. The sheriff’s department said the woman appeared to have died after being shot multiple times.

on January 31, 2019

TX Woman Alyssa Reagins ID’d By Family As Young Houston Victim Found Shot In Head “Not Suicide” Police

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Alyssa Reagins has been identified by family members as the Houston woman found dead in the street in front of a home in the Spring area. The fatal incident was originally reported to police as a suicide. Deputies now say that they do not believe the incident was a suicide.

Reagins, 20, was discovered suffering from gunshot injuries outside the home on Pepper Ridge Lane and Bellchase Drive around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, after authorities responded to a call of shots fired.

Upon arrival, deputies found Reagins with a gunshot wound to the head in front of the home where she was staying.

The initial call came in as a suicide, but authorities said they have not found a weapon and have gotten conflicting stories from the people in the home, reports Click2Houston.

After searching the house, authorities found several weapons but none of them are believed to be gun used in the shooting.

Surveillance cameras caught a white car speeding by around the time of the incident, but there is no word on whether it was related to the crime.

Deputies said there were also several children in the home ranging in age from 2 to 10.

Authorities have not yet taken anyone into custody. All the people who were inside the home when the shooting happened have been let back inside, Click2Houston reports.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact police at 911.


on January 31, 2019

Comedian Artie Lange Arrested Wednesday On NYC Drug Charges Whisked Away To Rehab

NEW YOUR CITY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Howard Stern alum, Artie Lange was arrested on drug charges Wednesday and now his reps are saying the comedian has checked into a rehab facility.

Lange’s “team” tweeted on Wednesday that he’s in a long-term treatment program, but made no mention of the fact that the 51-year-old was actually arrested on a drug charge that day, reports PageSix.

Page Six confirmed on Thursday that the comedian was arrested and booked in Essex County, N.J., on Wednesday night for possession of a controlled substance. The same day, his team issued a statement that he was seeking help for his drug addiction.

“Excuse any show advertisements.. starting today, Artie will be undergoing a long term treatment program, he loves and respects his fans… updates coming soon.. and it’s time – TeamLange,” they wrote.

A rep for Lange didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Lange’s arrest comes after various comedians came forward and urged him to get help. In December, Lange appeared in a New Jersey court where he tested positive for cocaine — but was spared jail time for a violating his probation.

Lange serving four years probation for heroin possession and was ordered to apply to drug court during his appearance at state Superior Court in Newark.


on January 31, 2019

OH Woman, 3 Children, Killed In Wednesday Akron House Fire Identified By Family Members

AKRON, OH. (THECOUNT) — Lydia Rebecca Aponte and her children, 10-year-old Makayla Monterey, 7-year-old Isiah Ortiz, and 5-year-old Aiden Ortiz, have been identified as the victims killed in a house fire in Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood, authorities said on Thursday.

The house at 18th Street SW and Iona Avenue was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived Wednesday morning leaving four dead, including three children.

According to family, Aponte alerted her fiance, 28-year-old Jesus Castaneda, of the fire. He opened a window while she went to help her kids. Castaneda ended up jumping from a second-story window, family told FOX 8.

He was not injured.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said it is waiting on DNA results.

The children were all students at Pfeiffer Elementary School.

“The entire Akron Public Schools family is grief stricken that a wonderful young family, a family new to our community and a blessing to Pfeiffer Elementary School is gone. We hope you will join all of us as we pray for these children, their mother and everyone who was close in their lives,” said David James, superintendent.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

on January 31, 2019

How Is This Legal? “Prop Money” Sold On Internet Exactly Resembles Real U.S. Currency

WWW, INTERNETLAND. (THECOUNT) — What some might call “prop money,” others (like law enforcement,) may call straight-up counterfeit cash, upon examining the phoney bounty sold on websites like

The phoney cash, usually sold in large quantities of $100 bills, is legally sold on the internet, as long as it is called a “prop” and not used for legal tender.

A recent episode of A&E Live PD, featured a traffic stop where an officer found a large amount of what he believed to be counterfeit money, but as the ordealed played out on live tv, the officer soon learned from higher ups that his find was completely legal, as the suspect did not attempt pass the near-identical but worthless “props.”

Advertisements for the prop money featured on websites like, feature pictures of the “novelty” stacked up in different scenarios, one involving a handgun.

You can even choose to purchase prop $100 bills in the old and newly minted ribbon style.

Actual “prop money,” used in the production of a movie, usually contains overt added printing identifying the bill as a fake, but the cash slung on wish – is nearly identical to the real thing.

“New Style Prop Money $100 Full Print Stack for Movie TV Video and bank staff practice Novelty and Photography,” says one seller on wish.

Bank staff practice! No that’s a novel application!

on January 31, 2019

Missing KY Teen Savannah Leigh Pruitt Adoptive Father Randall Pruitt Arrested

GRAYSON COUNTY, KY. (THECOUNT) — The F.B.I. has made an arrest in the case of missing Tennessee teenager, Savannah Leigh Pruitt, officials announced Thursday.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Randall Pruitt, the adoptive father of missing teen Savannah Pruitt has been arrested and charged with rape.

Pruitt faces one count of rape. The sheriff’s office was not able to provide any other details, including the circumstance of the arrest or whether Savannah Pruitt had been found, saying they did not want to compromise the integrity of the investigation.

Pruitt, 14, was reported missing from her Madisonville home on the night of January 13, 2019.

Authorities now say a suspect has been arrested in Leitchfield, KY, in the disappearance of the young girl. The suspect has yet to be identified.

Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the FBI detained a male suspect at the Marathon gas station at 802 South Main Street, in Leitchfield, KY.

Pruitt’s two cell phones were pinged near the I-75 welcome center in Corbin the morning of Jan. 14, about 140 miles from her home. The phones have been inactive since.

WKOA interviewed a Marathon gas station employee working at the time. The employee told them the male suspect entered the store Wednesday evening and made a purchase. When he exited the store and returned to his vehicle, appearing to be a gray Ford passenger car, the suspect was immediately surrounded and taken to the ground by several FBI agents. The suspect was the only person traveling in the vehicle. source

Within minutes, Leitchfield Police Department Sgt. Robert Jackson and Officer Eugene Cain, and possibly other LPD officers, arrived at the Marathon to assist.


Geo quick facts: Leitchfield is the county seat of Grayson County, Kentucky, United States. Leitchfield is a home rule-class city with a population of 6,699 as of the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

on January 31, 2019

TX Woman Killed In Weds Odessa H2 Hummer-Vs-4Runner Crash Involving Kids ID’d As Maylin Gabriela Melo Perez

ODESSA, TX. (THECOUNT) — Maylin Gabriela Melo Perez has been identified as the victim in a fatal Odessa, Texas, crash on Wednesday.

Melo Perez, 36, was operating a Toyota 4Runner with two children passengers, traveling on Andrews Hwy near the intersection of 87th St, when she ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.

Martina Nabarrete Banuelos, 54, was traveling northbound on Andrews Highway in a H2 Hummer and struck Meol Perez as she passed through the intersection, reports NewsWest9.

Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the accident scene and discovered Melo Perez mortally injured and two children suffering from critical injuries.

Melo Perez was pronounced deceased on scene of multiple blunt force injuries.

Both children, a 2-year-old male and 6-year-old male, were transported to area hospitals and are currently listed in critical condition.

Banuelos was also transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible additional information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Odessa is a city in western Texas. Downtown, Jack Ben Rabbit is an 8-foot-tall statue of a jackrabbit. Another 37 Jamboree Jackrabbits dot the city. The Presidential Archives and Leadership Library exhibits presidential memorabilia. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Stonehenge is a replica of the famous English site. To the southwest, meteorite fragments are on display at the Odessa Meteor Crater – wikipedia.

on January 30, 2019

IA Teen Corey Brown Likely Fell Off Marshalltown Communication Tower Following Family Argument

MARSHALLTOWN, IA. (THECOUNT) — Police say the cause of death for 13-year-old Corey Brown was blunt force trauma injury caused by a head first fall from a Marshalltown communication tower, officials said on Wednesday.

Brown’s body was discovered Sunday, several days after he left his Marshalltown, Iowa home, following a family argument.

Investigators say Brown died from a blunt force trauma injury after falling from a communication tower. The search for Brown began Wednesday, January 23 after it was determined he left his family’s home following an argument the night before. source

Searchers discovered his body four days later at a communication tower site located in Marshalltown.

Police say their investigation determined Brown climbed over a secure fence to enter the site and climbed the communication tower, then fell from an undetermined height.

He suffered a traumatic head injury in the fall.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Brown’s body Tuesday. Officials only released preliminary findings, results from toxicology tests won’t be available for six to eight weeks.

Geo quick facts: Marshalltown is a city in, and the county seat of, Marshall County, Iowa, United States. The population was 27,552 in the 2010 census, compared to 26,009 in 2000 – Wikipedia.

on January 30, 2019

Gremlins Actor “That Guy” Dick Miller Passes Away

Dick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film “Gremlins,” has died, Variety is reporting.

Miller, 90, passed away at an unknown location Variety reported on Wednesday.

With a career spanning more than 60 years, Miller has made hundreds of on screen appearances, beginning in the 1950s with legendary director and producer Roger Corman. It was then that he starred as Walter Paisley in the cult classic “A Bucket of Blood,” before going on to land roles on projects such as “The ‘Burbs,” “Fame” and “The Terminator.” source

Miller also appeared in “The Howling” and “Piranha.”

In 2000, Miller was featured alongside former collaborators including Roger Corman, Sam Arkoff and Peter Bogdanovich in the documentary SCHLOCK!

on January 30, 2019

OOPSY Ariana Grande New “7 Rings” Tattoo Actually Reads “Small Charcoal Grill” Say Fans

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Ariana Grande made a permanent mistake and learned the hard way after revealing her latest “7 Rings” tattoo on Tuesday.

Grande, 25, debuted her new ink on Instagram Tuesday claiming it spelled out “7 Rings,” but as her Japanese fans quickly pointed out, it actually translates to “shichirin,” which is a small charcoal grill.

Grande tweeted and then deleted a “no biggie,” tweet:

“Indeed, I left out ‘つの指,’ which should have gone in between,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “It hurt like f–k n still looks tight. I wouldn’t have lasted one more symbol lmao. But this spot also peels a ton and won’t last so if I miss it enough I’ll suffer thru the whole thing next time.”

She then added, “also….huge fan of tiny bbq grills,” reported E!

If Grande does fix the error, it wouldn’t be the first time she’s altered a tattoo. As fans will recall, the star covered up her “8418” tattoo on her foot—which had been a tribute to Pete Davidson’s late father—with a Mac Miller tribute after she and the SNL star called off their engagement.