Jake Vanner, Jr. was arrested October 15th and charged with felony theft. According to reports, the Ascension Parish offices of Motiva were burglarized and several Academy Sports gift cards were taken.
The gift cards were later used at two Academy Sports stores in Baton Rouge. Surveillance cameras captured three people using the gift cards.
According to investigators, Timothy Gregory punched a 59-year-old female security guard in the face and ‘carjacked’ the security guard’s golf cart, driving northbound on I-95 for two miles before he was caught.
A security officer told police that Gregory had escaped after pulling a fire alarm.
Officers were able to catch up with Gregory on I-95 where they say he swerved in and out of rush-hour traffic, endangering other drivers’ lives including the officers.
Police were able to subdue Gregory and take him into custody after a struggle.
Police say Gregory admitted taking the cart saying, “I pushed an old lady out and commandeered it.”
Gregory is charged with 1 count of carjacking, 2 counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, and one count of resisting officer with violence
The Burbank Police Department said that 50-year old Neil T. Gunn, a 22-year veteran with the department, was found dead around 11:40 a.m. Thursday.
The FBI has confirmed it is looking into possible civil rights violations by Burbank officers and the U.S. attorney’s office has issued a grand jury subpoena for personnel records involving 12 members of the department, including Gunn.
The Glendale Police Department is handling the investigation into Gunn’s death.
Police arrested Connally, 22, at her apartment in Union City on charges of misdemeanor sexual assault, but overnight the charge was upgraded to felony sexual battery.
The bus driver was 21 years old at the time of the relationship, the student was 16 years old, according to police
A spokesman for the Fulton County School System said the district acted on a tip from another student about the alleged relationship.
The victim attends 11th-grade at Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn.
“At this time, Connally has been terminated, and the criminal investigation is under way,” said Allison Toller, director of communications for Fulton County Schools.
Channel 2 Action News spoke to an attorney for the student’s mother and the attorney admitted the driver and student had a relationship for over a year, but claimed the relationship has ended
Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones spent the day in Clayton County and was able to obtain the police report that detailed the love triangle that erupted into fighting and cursing in front of students.
The school district didn’t have much to say about the altercation, but parents did.
“That’s outrageous. That’s outrageous,” said parent Robert Fisher.
Parents and students at Rex Middle School were stunned after learning that police arrested two teachers after both got into a heated fight in front of students.
“I mean, what example are you showing the kids? Because when the kids get into a fight, you’re ready to expel them,” said parent Felicia Lyons.
According to the police report, Shaka Cobb, 32, said she and a man who teaches at the school are expecting a child together. Cobb stated that she discovered a love letter from Ebony Smith, 25, on her baby’s father’s Facebook account over the weekend.
Cobb angrily responded back on Facebook, according to police, and when the two returned to school on Monday, a fight broke out on the eighth-grade hall.
There was cursing, punches were thrown and threats to put the love letter on a blackboard for all to see, according to the police report.
Children witnessed it all.
“Love triangles happen everywhere. But it shouldn’t happen at school. Not in front of the kids,” said Fisher.
The officer stated he felt compelled to arrest the teachers because the altercation happened in front of the students.
Some parents said there’s only one punishment for the teachers. “They should be terminated to be honest with you. Kids get kicked out so they should be terminated,” said Lyons.
The school district placed both teachers on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation.
Both teachers face disorderly conduct charges and Smith faces simple battery as witnesses described her as the aggressor.