“I cannot imagine how two unarmed women with no record, could be taken in cuffs from a traffic dispute with NO personal or property damage involved,” Sharpton wrote in a string of angry postings on Twitter. “Well this is what we deal with everyday. We will never accept unfairness.”
Sharpton’s oldest daughter, Dominique Sharpton, 23, and ex-wife, Kathy Jordan, 53, were arrested Friday when they got into a heated verbal tussle with cops during a traffic stop, police said.
Dominique Sharpton sped past a police car on Eighth Ave. at 110th St. and blasted through a red light before cops nabbed her, sources said.
Update: Shaprton’s Daughter Tell Dad to Stay Out of It
She called her mom, who rushed to the scene to find Dominique in the back of a police car, Sharpton’s attorney said.
Cops charged both with disorderly conduct and obstruction of governmental administration, issued them desk appearance tickets and let them go.
“Kathy showed the concern any mother would show,” Sharpton wrote.
Sharpton wrote there were “no drugs or drinking at all” – making their treatment all the more worse. Sharpton lawyer Michael Hardy called the arrest “excessive” and said the police car Dominique drove around was unmarked.
“It seems they were arrested simply because they asked why the ticket was being given,” said Hardy.
Police declined comment yesterday.
Joseph Jay Magni Jr., 28, of the 400 block of Cannon Knoll Road, Lexington, is charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct and five counts of a lewd act, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in a news release.
The crimes took place at Aiken Mall Cinemas during May and June, according to the incident reports. The investigation also found that Mr. Magni sexually assaulted the 14-year-old female at his then work place, Leavelle McCampbell Middle School in Graniteville, Sgt. Myers said.
The victim was a student in Aiken County before she moved to Columbia to live with her father in April, said Richland County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chris Cowan. The sheriff’s department began their investigation on Sept. 23 when the victim’s father told investigators he believed that Mr. Magni was traveling to Columbia to have a relationship with his daughter, Lt. Cowan said. Investigators turned the case over to Aiken County this week, Lt. Cowan said.
Mr. Magni now faces a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree in Richland County.
Mr. Magni taught social studies at Leavelle McCampbell as a first-year teacher last year, said Cecelia Davidson, Aiken County Schools associate superintendent for administration. His contract was not renewed at the end of the school year, she said.
“We had no knowledge of any complaints of this nature during his time here,” Dr. Davidson said. “His not returning to employment was completely separate.”
Another Leavelle McCampbell educator, Tammy Joy Key, 38, of Graniteville, was charged with four counts of lewd act and four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old former student on Oct. 20. The Graniteville woman is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male student at her home and at Leavelle McCampbell, where she teaches math, between 2005 and 2006, Sgt. Myers said. She is on administrative leave from her position with pay, Dr. Davidson said. She was released on bond the night of her arrest.
The two arrests in such a short period of time are “very unusual,” Sgt. Myers said.
“I feel like this is a coincidence since the incidents are years a part,” he said.
Dr. Davidson said the school system would not be conducting an investigation into Leavelle McCampbell.
“These are personal issues, there’s no investigation as far as the school is concerned,” she said.
Mr. Magni is being held in the Aiken County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond, according to a jail official.
Mark Chesnut says CCA let an inmate from its Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood, Miss., steal a guard’s gun at an off-site doctor’s appointment, then take it on the lam to Nashville.
Chesnut, 22, says escapee Joseph Jackson shot him in the chest, stomach and arm after Chesnut pulled him over for a routine traffic stop on June 25.
Jackson was serving a life sentence for aggravated robbery and assault.
CCA is the largest private prison company in the nation; it houses about 75,000 offenders. Chestnut says CCA was in charge of Jackson and is liable for the $14 million in damages he suffered.
“In exchange for its lucrative private contracts,” CCA should have been able to protect the public from prisoners like Jackson, Chestnut says. He says CCA did not follow standard prison regulations at its Delta prison.
Contrary to policy, Jackson was told two weeks in advance about his off-site appointment, which gave him plenty of time to tell his accomplice where and when to meet him, Chesnut says.
On the morning of June 25, with only two unarmed guards and one small, armed female guard accompanying him, Jackson’s accomplice showed up at the doctor’s office and shot two rounds into the ceiling, according to the complaint. The only armed guard decided to call for help instead of using her gun, and Jackson took her phone and gun, Chesnut says.
Chestnut says that if he had not been able to put his car in reverse while he ran a check on Jackson, the escapee would have killed him.
Jackson and his accomplice were arrested after Chestnut, with eight bullet holes in him, called in their descriptions.
The Chestnuts seek damages for negligence and pain and suffering. They are represented by David Raybin and David Weissman with Hollins, Wagster, Weatherly and Raybin.
An Auburn radio personality and newspaper columnist has been found dead of natural causes.
John “Stump” Thrower was found dead in his Auburn home Monday morning.
Authorities say the 56-year-old died of natural causes.
Thrower was a veteran attorney and regular on the popular afternoon talk show Sports Call on 93.9 FM, working with host Bill Cameron. He also wrote columns for The Auburn Villager.
Cameron said he never knew anyone who loved Auburn more than Thrower.