Authorities arrested Kyle Campbell, 26, of Jasper, after a week-long investigation.
Campbell is a teacher at Creekland Middle School, police said.
Detectives said they were notified by Cherokee County School Police that they had received an allegation of inappropriate contact between Campbell and a 15-year-old male student.
Campbell was arrested at the school print shop Wednesday morning.
He is being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond.
By: Rick McCann/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
BREAKING NEWS – The security guard accused of killing a man outside a South Nashville restaurant has agreed to a plea bargin .
Jeremy Holmes’ trial was set to begin next week, but everyone involved was called together for a hearing today and during the hearing an agreement was reached.
According to our information, Holmes has accepted a plea of involuntary manslaughter and will be sent to prison for six years but will be eligible for parole after serving 60 percent of the sentence.
Holmes was originally charged with second degree murder for shooting Adam Villegas in the parking lot at Nippers Corner.
Defense attorneys claimed that Holmes shot Villegas in self-defense, after Holmes threatened to run over him with his car.
Holmes’ first trial ended with deadlocked jury back in August.
The former security guard will have a sentencing hearing on Feb. 26 to determine the manner of sentencing.
Welch, 26, of French Camp, Calif., is accused in the Oct. 1 stabbing death of Kimberly Smith of Oconomowoc in a murder-for-hire plot.
Welch is charged with first-degree reckless homicide. He is accused along with Darren M. Wold, 41, of Lubbock, Texas, and Jack E. Johnson, 65, of Mexico and formerly of Waukesha, of plotting to kill Smith, who was in a bitter custody fight with Wold over their 4-year-old son, according to criminal complaints filed against them.
Wold funneled money through Johnson to Welch so that Welch could fly to Wisconsin under an alias and kill Smith, investigators say.
If the allegations in the criminal complaint against Welch are true, “they show a violent and gruesome attack on a member of our community resulting in her death,” Waukesha County Circuit Commissioner Martin Binn said during Welch’s initial court appearance Tuesday.
“If ever there was a case in Waukesha County that cries out for high cash bail, it is the case involving Mr. Welch.”
Welch appeared in court amid tight security. Two sheriff’s deputies stood next to Welch and held him as he appeared before Binn.
One deputy was grasping Welch’s arm; the other was holding the back of Welch’s shirt.
Sheriff’s officials would not say whether Welch was wearing a stun belt, saying that they do not disclose security procedures. Welch’s wrists were cuffed to a belt. His legs also were shackled.
There were at least three other deputies in the front of the courtroom.
Welch was being transported from the San Diego County (Calif.) Jail to Waukesha County by a private prisoner transport company when his violent escape occurred about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a rest area along I-40 in Arkansas. Welch had been held in San Diego after his Nov. 18 arrest in Mexico as he attempted to cross the border into the United States.
According to police, he stabbed a North Atlantic Extradition Service guard in the right hand, head and neck with a screwdriver-like tool after the guard had taken Welch and four other prisoners into a restroom at the rest area in Van Buren, Ark.
Welch got the guard’s handgun, then awakened and overpowered another guard who was sleeping in the van. He fired shots at the guard and then drove away in the van, police said.
Welch was arrested about noon Thursday in Sallisaw, Okla., after a truck driver’s relative told authorities that Welch had hitched a ride from the driver. The driver had seen a pistol in a bag Welch had with him and sent a text message to his mother saying he was concerned for his safety.
Police caught up with the truck along I-40, west of U.S. Highway 59, in Sallisaw and about 30 miles west of Van Buren, Ark., where the escape occurred.
On Friday, Welch was brought to the Waukesha County Jail.
Welch is accused of somehow getting into Smith’s home on Oct. 1, binding her hands behind her back and stabbing her, according to the complaint. Her 4-year-old son was in the house at the time of the killing but did not witness it, authorities said.
Police found a knife and a pair of medical-style gloves used in the slaying in a storm drain near Smith’s home.
Smith’s DNA was on the knife and gloves, and Welch’s DNA and a fingerprint were found on the gloves, according to testimony and court records.
Welch is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 28.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s detectives arrested the women Sunday after uncovering the operation.
Authorities say 38-year-old Robbin Lynnette Brown and 45-year-old Cecelia V. Robertson, both of Jonesboro, Georgia were hold up inside the Holiday Inn Express on Skibo Rd.
The women allegedly set up their operation inside a rented room. Detectives arrested them after finding out about fake 100 dollar bills being passed around town.
Detectives say Brown and Robertson tried to hide their operation from officers by stuffing 15 counterfeit bills in the hotel room toilet and covering up the tools they used.
The women are charged with counterfeiting and manufacturing, forgery, possession of counterfeit notes and felony conspiracy. They each are being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under $8,000 bonds.
Detectives warn the public that if they have a 100 dollar bill in their possession, make sure it is not one of the counterfeit bills. The fake bills have a different feel and texture. The bills also lack numerous security features.
If you have questions about the legitimacy of a 100 dollar bill, you may go to the U.S. Government’s Secret Service website for additional information and direction.
Michael Paul Ritter, 29, was arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one count of malicious wounding, according to court records.
The incident happened just before 3 a.m. at Vixens nightclub at 9557 Winchester Ave. (U.S. 11), according to a complaint by Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chad Jones.
The bouncer, Timothy L. Quinn, told police that a man pulled a knife out and attempted to stab him after being told he was not allowed in the bar, according to Jones’ complaint.
Quinn told police he then “elbowed” the man and dragged him outside. During the scuffle, the man bit the inner thigh area of the Quinn’s left leg, according to Jones’ complaint.
Jones said he had activated the emergency lights on his cruiser to pull over a motorist in the parking lot of a nearby bar when he heard the bouncer from Vixens yell to him and another deputy that he had been stabbed, according to the deputy’s complaint.
Organizers say the protest was meant to show officials in Washington that Arpaio shouldn’t handle immigration enforcement, and that Congress and the Obama administration need to come up with a way for immigrant workers to come to the country legally.
The three-mile walk that started in a west Phoenix park ended by afternoon at the Durango Jail Complex, a collection of five jails, where officials played music, including a record by singer Linda Ronstadt, to drown out noise made by protesters. Ronstadt took part in Saturday’s protest.
Protesters chanted “Joe must go” as they approached the jail complex. One person carried a sign that said “We are human” and bore a picture of a lawman with a wolf’s face. A family of five wore T-shirts saying “Who would Jesus deport?”
For his part, Arpaio said he wasn’t bothered by the protesters and that they should be directing their frustrations at Congress because it has the power to change America’s immigration laws.
“They are zeroing in on the wrong guy,” Arpaio said. “They ought to be zeroing in on the president.”
The demonstration was peaceful until police say protesters near the end of the procession started throwing water bottles at officers. Phoenix Police Lt. Pat Hofmann said officers used pepper spray as they tried to separate protesters from an officer who was trying to take away the bottles.
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Andy Hill said on-scene supervisors described a group of demonstrators purposefully disrupting the demonstration by assaulting several police officers and a police horse.
He said one demonstrator struck a police sergeant on the head and chest with a flagpole. Two others threw water bottles, possibly containing rocks, at other officers, but missed.
Hill also said a police officer on horseback was assaulted while her horse was mobbed, punched and pushed. The officer used pepper spray to stop the assault.
Lafayette Owens, 45, allegedly shot the Hickman’s Pub doorman, Robert Hawthorne, 49, after Hawthorne kept a close watch on Owens while he was at the bar at 2335 Hickman Road late Friday and early Saturday, a police report said.
Hawthorne told police that he had had problems with Owens causing trouble in the past and that Owens was upset that Hawthorne watched him that night. After the bar closed, Owens allegedly confronted Hawthorne outside the bar and tried to cut or stab Hawthorne with a knife. Hawthorne took Owens to the ground, but released him, the report said.
Hawthorne later left the bar and drove near a Kum & Go at 30th Street and Hickman Road, where he saw his friends arguing with Owens and two others, police said.
Hawthorne stopped at the intersection, yelled to his friends to “stop messing” with Owens and Owens got out of a vehicle and fired two or three shots from a handgun at Hawthorne, the report said. One of the shots went through a headrest in Hawthorne’s van and hit Hawthorne in his right shoulder blade, causing him minor injuries.
Police later located Owens’ vehicle and arrested him and two others: Larry Lee Cobb, 42, and Alfonda Huey, 39. Police said they found a stolen handgun in the vehicle and two knives on Owens.
All three men were charged with being felons in possession of a firearm, which carries up to a five-year prison sentence. Owens was also charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon.
A Hamilton County jury found 40-year-old Thomas Phelps guilty of aggravated murder and other charges Tuesday from an incident at the Almost Home bar along Hamilton Avenue.
Phelps gunned down 29-year-old Corey Land while he was working at the establishment on Feb. 9, 2009.
Jurors deliberated for two days before they reached their verdict.
The shooting was prompted by an altercation Phelps had with Land at the bar. After Phelps was thrown out of the establishment, he went home and returned to the bar with a gun.
Jurors watched disturbing surveillance video of the crime during their deliberations. The video shows Phelps chasing Land up and down the bar, firing five shots and eventually killing him.
Phelps was convicted on one count of aggravated murder and two counts of having weapons while under disability.
The charges carry the maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Phelps will be sentenced on Feb. 4, 2010.
By: Rick McCann
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com Parkersburg Police said they responded to the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital over the week-end after a security officer was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.
Police said that the officer was his way to deposit the hospital’s money at a local bank when he was confronted by an armed men.
Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said while the guard was in Camden Clark’s north parking lot, carrying an undisclosed amount of money, two men asked him for some help locking in a car seat.
The security officer made the mistake when he tried to help and one man allegedly pulled a pistol on the guard and demanded the money.
Chief Martin said the men then drove off in a cream and gold colored KIA SUV north on Murdoch Avenue.
Police are looking for two white men in their 30′s who are anywhere between 5’11″ and 6′ tall, and weigh approximately 200 pounds.
The gunman is said to have sandy blonde shoulder length hair and a half moon scar on the side of his face and a scar on the top of his hand.
If you have any information you’re asked to call the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444.
Molnar said Speight was being taken to an undisclosed location to be interviewed. Charges were pending.
Police were still working to positively identify the victims and notify their families.
Molnar didn’t know whether Speight was armed when he surrendered.
The drama began around noon Tuesday when a victim was spotted barely alive along the side of a narrow country road. Seven people were found dead inside and outside a nearby home.
Police surrounded a 2-mile-stretch of heavily wooded terrain overnight. As teams tried to flush out the gunman, he fired at a police helicopter and hit a fuel tank, forcing it to land. No police were injured.
Authorities said Speight was acquainted with the victims, but details of the relationships weren’t released. Sheriff O. Wilson Staples said investigators believe Speight had weapons training based on the weapons found in his home, but he declined to elaborate.