The Fayetteville Observer reported that 28-year-old Ronald Clark turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies Thursday evening and was charged with first-degree murder.
Army Spc. Breon Joseph Smith was shot to death at Congo’s Latin Club early Thursday.
Investigators say Smith was shot after he asked Clark and his companions to leave the club because they had become loud and boisterous.
Investigators say Clark went to his car and came back and shot Smith.
Smith was a vehicle mechanic in the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. He had joined the Army in 2001 and had been at Fort Bragg since 2006.
PHOENIX AZ March 25 2011 – Police say a teacher’s aid at a middle school in Phoenix was arrested Thursday for engaging in sexual acts with two teen students.
The principal and teachers at Western Valley Middle School near 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road learned Thursday that 20-year-old Gabriela Antoinette Compton sent a picture of her breasts to some male students, said Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.
Police were contacted, and officers arrived at the school with detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit, said Thompson.
Detectives found out during the investigation that Compton had engaged in sexual acts with two students, a 14-year-old male and a 13-year-old male, Thompson said.
Compton was arrested at her home near 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street and admitted that she was involved in the incidents, Thompson said.
Compton was booked in the Maricopa County Jail on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse, and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor.
METHUEN MA March 25 2011 — Two men tried to wheel a shopping cart containing four Dell laptop computers out of the Walmart store, but walked away from the carriage when a store security officer stopped them near the door and asked to see their receipts.
City police Officer Jeffrey Smith was across the street at Mann Orchards when he was dispatched to the store to investigate the attempted theft. The two men were spotted leaving the area in a grey Subaru Impreza with New Hampshire plates.
Store security officer David Laureano said he saw the two men pushing the shopping cart toward the store entrance with its contents covered with a green bath towel.
Laureano told Smith as he approached the men he saw one of them counting cash and talking about purchasing the laptops. Laureano told Smith when he asked them to show a receipt the men abandoned the cart and quickly walked out of the store.
Both men were described as about 6 feet 1 inch tall, wearing black shirts and jeans. One of the shirts had Sig Sauer printed on the back, and both were wearing baseball caps, one red, the other black. The men were estimated to be 20 to 30 years old
Laureano told police the computers, valued at $3,000, were taken from a locked case and that the lock had been forced open.
Using Walmart security cameras, Laureano obtained photos of the two men as they were leaving the store and one photo of the car involved, police said.
The Commercial Appeal reports that 21-year-old Terrell Loverson had faced a first-degree murder charge but the jury convicted him Friday on the lesser charge.
The security guard, 28-year-old Marques Rainey, was shot once in the chest when he tried to break up a gang fight on Feb. 27, 2010.
Prosecutor Ray Lepone told jurors that the former Marine was just trying to do his job when he was shot.
Loverson’s lawyers argued that he shot out of fear with no premeditation, which is required for a first-degree murder conviction.
Loverson faces 15 to 25 years in prison at sentencing next month
Matthew Grimes claims in the lawsuit that James Harrington, a pastor affiliated with Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, and Willard Gupton, an Indy Parks and Recreation employee, arranged the planned fight during a youth symposium at Municipal Gardens on July 24, 2010.
Grimes accused Harrington and Gupton of fraud, battery and infliction of emotional distress. The officer had been asked to speak at the anti-violence event.
Grimes was pushed to the floor during the altercation and said he injured his back while trying to break up the staged fight.
Shortly after the incident, the church denied any involvement in the incident and said that Harrington acted on his own.
6News has contacted both the city and the church for a response but had not heard back as of late Wednesday morning.
Chicago IL March 25 2011 A man walked into his local convenience store on the Far South Side wearing a ski mask and doused two employees with gasoline, then threatened to set them on fire if they didn’t hand over the cash register drawer, according to police and the store’s owner.
But the workers were able to wrestle the suspect to the ground before anyone was hurt, police said.
“I was shocked,” said the owner, Haytham Elzeibaq. “I’ve never had any problems with anybody.”
Thomas K. Hughes Jr., 53, of the 11300 block of South May Street, was charged with attempted aggravated arson and attempted armed robbery, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak. He’s been ordered held on $750,000 bail.
Hughes entered Morgan Park Foods at 1101 W. 111th St., at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to a police report. He was wearing a ski mask and immediately began pouring gasoline on the floor and merchandise, said Elzeibaq, who was in the store with his nephew and a store security guard.
Holding a gas can in one hand and a lighter in the other, Hughes then poured gas on Elzeibaq’s nephew and the guard, Elzeibaq said. Hughes then told them to open the cash register or “I will burn you and the store,” according to police.
Grabbing the cash register from the counter, he warned the three to “stay away or I’m going to light the store and you,” Elzeibaq said.
But then “my nephew jumped him” and Elzeibaq joined in, and they wrestled Hughes to the ground, Elzeibaq said.
As they held him for police, Elzeibaq said they took his mask off and recognized him as a customer who has come into the store about once a week.
“I never had any problem with him,” said Elzeibaq, who immigrated from Qatar 20 years ago and has owned the store for about five years.
The gasoline took a few hours to clean up, but the store was reopened later Thursday, Elzeibaq said