A Florida man was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly started a fight with his girlfriend by slapping her in the face with a cheeseburger.
Kyle Jamison Jones, 30, abruptly woke the woman up on May 4 with the odd assault, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said.
The woman said Jones continued to attack her, by pulling her hair and kicking her down the stairs. Deputies said when they arrived, "the victim was visibly upset and covered with particles of the food item."
Jones allegedly admitted to a verbal fight, but not a physical one. He was charged with battery and jailed in Martin County, officials said.
Richmond, VA-Police in Virginia say a 17-month-old girl has died after being assaulted at a Richmond hotel.
The girl's mother, Aija Brown, said that Nariah Ivy Brown died Friday after being sexually assaulted two days earlier. She says she left her daughter in a motel room with a man she trusted and returned to find her daughter wounded. She says Nariah was then hospitalized.
"I was giving my baby CPR in the back seat,” Brown said. "Because I thought she wasn't breathing."
City police have only said the girl was assaulted. Authorities haven't released Nariah's official cause of death or expanded on the type of assault she suffered.
No charges were filed in the girl's death as of Tuesday.
Millington, TN-A woman was accidentally shot by her 8-year-old child at a baseball game in Tennessee on Tuesday evening.
The mother and child were among 2,000 fans at the USA Stadium in Millington that night, attending the University of Memphis' baseball game against the University of Tennessee at Martin during the annual W.S. "Babe" Howard Classic.
The child had been playing in a vintage World War II jeep on display at the stadium as part of a Veterans Appreciation Day, according to the Millington Police Department.
The child found an unsecured handgun inside the vehicle and thought it was a toy. The child picked up the gun and pulled the trigger, firing a round that struck the mother, police said.
Officers received a call about shots fired just before 6:30 p.m. local time.
The mother was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said.
Police declined to release the names of the mother and child.
Investigators later determined that the unsecured gun belonged to 76-year-old Charles McFarland, who was subsequently charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. No bond has been set at this time, police said.
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a liquor store owner near Los Angeles is hospitalized with at least one gunshot wound suffered during a shootout with police at the end of a chase.
The county sheriff's department says the man is in critical condition Saturday. The suspect is same man who allegedly is responsible for killing a Liquor store owner in Downey, LA.. The suspect was seen in a black Toyota Prius when LAPD attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, However the suspect refused to stop and the chase began. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a large-caliber revolver at police.
It ended when traffic trapped the Prius and police who pulled up in the next lane riddled the car with gunfire.
Authorities said a woman driving the Prius was shot, but her injury was not life-threatening.
Methuen, MA-A man who was being arrested opened a bag of what is believed to be fentanyl and spread its contents around the booking area, sending a police officer to the hospital and closing down a portion of the police station Wednesday.
Officer Patrick Waldron was taken to the hospital for evaluation after being exposed to the drug, said Police Chief Joseph Solomon.
The suspect, Kyle Dennis, 28, also of Methuen, was also taken to the hospital. He was treated and released back to police custody, Solomon said.
Police arrested Dennis around 4 p.m. on three outstanding warrants for receiving a stolen motor vehicle, giving a false name to police, possession of a Class A substance, possessing a firearm and ammunition without a permit and improper storage of a firearm, he said.
When he was being booked at the police station, a needle fell from his pants, he said. “Officers searched him and Dennis allegedly grabbed a plastic bag, which had been taped between his legs, ripped it open and spread its contents out all over the booking area and onto …Waldron, who was booking the suspect at the time,” Solomon said.
The booking area and cell block was cordoned off and closed to the public. Any suspects arrested by Methuen officers will be sent to other police departments until the area can be decontaminated, he said.
Statesboro, GA-This is not what a child was expecting after opening a box of Legos.
It certainly shocked the three women from Georgia who bought the toy at a South Carolina consignment shop and discovered the box contained about 3 pounds of methamphetamines worth approximately $40,000.
The women, whose names were being withheld by authorities, bought the box in Charleston and returned to Bulloch County with it, Bulloch County Deputy Jim Riggs told the newspaper.
“They took it and gave it to a young child, who opened the box,” Riggs said.
The women and the owners of the consignment shop are not being prosecuted, Riggs said.
The women contacted the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and turned over the meth, the Herald reported.
Deputies, after an investigation with Drug Enforcement Agency agents, determined the drugs possibly had been mailed to an incorrect address, investigator Jason Borne told the newspaper. Investigators believe the package was unclaimed and returned to the post office, which later sold it at an auction, “sort of like ‘Storage Wars,’” Riggs said.
West Milford, NJ-A Morris County woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty in connection with the death of a puppy that was found in a weighted cage in a pond in West Milford last week.
Tonya Fea, 47, of Jefferson Township, was also charged with two counts of animal cruelty and defiant trespass, after an investigation by the West Milford Police and Passaic County Prosecutor’s office.
A female golden retriever puppy was found in a submerged cage in Greenwood Pond on Bonter Road in West Milford on April 30.
The puppy was then taken to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory where a necropsy was performed. The puppy’s cause of death has not yet been released.
Fea was charged via summons-complaint and was released pending the resolution of the case and was scheduled to appear at Central Judicial Processing Court on May 22.
Birmingham, AL-Birmingham Police confirm a person was shot Wednesday morning at Jefferson State Community College.
The shooting occurred at the Jefferson Campus, located in the 2600 block of Carson Road.
We will give you updates as they become available.
CHICAGO-Police said a newborn baby boy was found alive on top of a garbage can in the Hermosa neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the baby was found in an alley on the 1700 block of North Keystone Avenue around 4 p.m. on top of a garbage can and wrapped in a blanket.
According to Chicago fire officials, people who lived nearby heard the baby crying, went to the alley and found the child. The people who found him, a woman and her daughter, then took the baby to a fire station on the 1700 block of North Pulaski Avenue.
The baby was just hours old and still had an umbilical cord attached. The cord was not clamped, and the baby was bleeding when he was found.
A fire department spokesman said when the baby was brought to the station he was “blue, unresponsive, no pulse.” They shocked the baby back to life. Two paramedics performed CPR while transporting the newborn to Norwegian American Hospital where he was stabilized.
"I don't know what it's like to have a child, be pregnant, and be in some horrible circumstances where you are driven to do something like this. It almost sounds diabolical," Patrick Fitzmaurice, paramedics field chief, said. "But come to us, call 911. We would've taken the baby to one hospital and her to another hospital. We won't judge. Don't leave your baby in an alley. Come to a firehouse. Leave the baby there. Give the kid a chance."
The baby boy remains in critical condition at Lurie Children's Hospital and is said to be steadily improving.
Authorities are searching for the child's mother to see if she is OK, and police say she may face charges.
Morristown, TN-The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing 12-year-old.
MPD investigators say 12-year-old Elizaida Lugo was reported missing overnight from her mother's home on Marshall Avenue.
Elizaida Lugo stands 5' tall, with black hair and brown eyes. She may be wearing a red sweatshirt and black yoga pants.
Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is urged to contact Morristown police through the dispatch center at 423-585-2701.