CATHERINE MARIE KERKOW
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Fayetteville, NC – The U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, announces the arrest of Oscar Rodriguez, 34, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez is wanted for multiple alleged sex crimes he committed against adult and juvenile victims, burglary and deserting the U.S. Army.
During the summer of 2013 through New Year’s Eve 2013, Rodriguez allegedly forcibly entered the bedrooms of two victims and engaged in multiple sexual assaults against the victims in Harnett County.
As a result, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants charging Rodriguez with three counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of second degree rape, two counts of second degree sex offense, one count of sexual battery, two counts of crimes against nature and four counts of first degree burglary. Read the rest of this entry »
The leader of an identity theft ring that stole more than 600 identities from U.S. government employees and others was sentenced today to serve 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting United States Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia, Special Agent in Charge Kathy A. Michalko of the United States Secret Service’s Washington Field Office and Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. of the Fairfax County Police Department made the announcement. Read the rest of this entry »
By Associated Press
CHICAGO – A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is scheduled to change his plea to guilty in a federal trafficking case in Chicago.
Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez’ change-of-plea hearing is set for later Friday. It comes less than two weeks after Guzman’s arrest in Mexico.
Mexican authorities extradited the 58-year-old Hernandez to Chicago in 2012. Government filings describe him as a talented logistics chief who organized cocaine shipments by train to Chicago for the Sinaloa cartel. Read the rest of this entry »
By Esam Mohamed
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — One of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to Libya from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father’s regime crumbled in 2011, bringing cheers from Libyans as the government prepares to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gadhafi’s rule.
By John P. Coyne
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple was convicted Friday of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, abuse and threats they would harm her young child.
Jordie Callahan and his girlfriend Jessica Hunt were convicted by jurors in federal court in Youngstown a day after their lawyers argued prosecutors had built their case around unreliable witnesses.
But prosecutors said the couple kept the woman and her daughter, who was under age 5, in a damp, dark basement with a lock on the door and no bathroom. They also threatened both with a python and pit bulls and forced the woman to shop, cook, clean up after their dogs and do other household chores, said assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Rice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Julia Dahl
An arrest warrant out of New Orleans alleges that ex-NFL player Darren Sharper admitted to witnesses that he had sex with two women there “without their knowledge or permission.”
On. Feb 21, Sharper, 38, pleaded not guilty to multiple rape and drug charges in Los Angeles. He was released on $500,000 bail. But on Feb. 28, after the Louisiana warrant was issued, Sharper was taken into custody and has spent the last week in a Los Angeles jail. He is scheduled to appear in court today where a judge is expected to decide whether he should be sent to Louisiana to face charges, according to CBS affiliate WWLTV. Read the rest of this entry »
DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told Boston’s WHDH-TV Thursday the paperwork has been filed in district court. Hodgson said he finished his investigation on Thursday, according to CBS Boston. A clerk magistrate will decide whether there is enough evidence to press criminal charges against Hernandez. Read the rest of this entry »
Attorneys are seeking to delay the sentence for a man convicted of attempted murder until after he’s tried again for fatally shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music.
Michael Dunn was convicted last month and faces at least 60 years in prison for the attempted murder of three teens — Tevin Thompson, Leland Brunson and Tommie Stornes — who were in a car with Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga. Dunn is accused of opening fire on the group as they were parked outside a Jacksonville gas station in 2012. Jurors deadlocked on whether Dunn was guilty of killing Davis, and Dunn is expected to be retried. Read the rest of this entry »
Skip trace is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skip tracer is someone who performs this task. The term “skip” refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location.