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Facebook post lands man in jail

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File this one under the category of things best not posted on Facebook.

A 22-year-old Mineral Wells man is behind bars after allegedly posting on his Facebook page that he had more than a dozen warrants out for his arrest.

“So, I have 16 warrants out right now. Lol they know where I’m at tho so, it must not be TOO bad,” Eddie Smith’s Facebook page read on Jan. 20.

That same day, a concerned citizen sent a Facebook message to the Mineral Wells Police Officers Association. Sure enough, investigators looked into the claim and found Smith was wanted on 14 city warrants, according to detective Nick Wells.

We got to digging, came up with a good address and we went out and paid him a visit,” Wells said. “… It’s one of those things where you can poke fun at a lot of things. Don’t poke fun at us. We’ll take care of it.”

The warrants, some from three years ago, ranged from traffic citations like an expired inspection sticker and no insurance to petty theft and totaled more than $1,200 in fines.

Unable to pay his fines or make bond, Smith was ordered by a municipal judge to serve 51 days in jail, Wells said. He was being held Monday in the Palo Pinto County Jail.

Police Chief Dean Sullivan said his department welcomes such bragging on Facebook.

“The NFL calls it ‘unsportsmanlike conduct — excessive celebration,’ a 15-yard penalty,” Sullivan said. “We’ll just call it ‘genius’ and leave it at that.”



Georgia inmates forced to wear hot pink jumpsuits

Courtesy of: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/georgia-inmates-forced-wear-hot-pink-jumpsuits/njtpr/


Inmates at a Georgia jail are now wearing pink jumpsuits.

The Grovetown jail in Columbia County started making male inmates wear pink this week.

A police sergeant said he’s heard from inmates that they already hate the color and never want to come back. And that’s exactly what they were hoping for.

“A lot of them have said, ‘I’m not coming back because I’m not wearing pink again,’” said Sgt. Cameron Brown with the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.

Drivers can also see the inmates in pink when the men pick up litter on roads.

Pink uniforms are not the only change at the Grovetown jail. The jail has also added several more security cameras.




Inmate in cell breaks fire sprinkler, floods Miami courtrooms




Courtesy of: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/brief-inmate-in-cell-breaks-fire-sprinkler-floods-miami-courtrooms/ar-AA7WcTp

AA7WYaGA Miami-Dade jail inmate was charged Thursday after police said he broke a fire-alarm sprinkler inside Miami-Dade’s criminal courthouse, causing flooding that damaged at least three courtrooms during the frantic morning calender calls.

Acacio Carreira, 32, was charged with obstructing a fire-extinguishing equipment.

He was in custody awaiting trial for a burglary. On Wednesday morning, Carreira was inside a holding cell while awaiting an appearance before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Miguel de la O when he set off the fire alarm, police said.

Miami-Dade police say he wasn’t hard to identify – Carreira was the only one in the holding cell behind courtroom 4-7.

The flooding forced officials to suspended hearings in some courtrooms, and moved some proceedings to other rooms. The county had to hire clean-up crews to dry out the courtrooms, although it was unknown exactly how much it’ll cost taxpayers.

Nike bail: Judge accepts sneakers as bond

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A man in the US state of Massachusetts has avoided jail for failing to pay court fees by leaving a pair of $85 (£55.94) Nike trainers as a bail bond.

Judge Douglas Stoddart accepted the unusual deposit after offering Jason Duval, charged with drug offences, the chance to “be creative”.

The charges date back to 2012, and Duval, 39, said he was unable to pay after going through a costly divorce.

Duval was originally charged in 2012 with two counts of possession of a Class B substance, possession of a Class C substance and driving to endanger.He can recoup the shoes by paying $100 or doing 10 hours of community service.

He said he was unable to pay $450 in court fees that would have seen the case dropped.

Facing a few days in jail as a result, the defendant explained that his finances were in a parlous state following expensive divorce proceedings. Judge Stoddart of Framingham District Court in Massachusetts said he did not trust Duval enough to release him without bail. But he offered him a lifeline, telling the defendant: “If you can come up with a creative idea to convince me you’ll come back, I’ll work with you. Upon presentation of the brand new trainers, which Duval said were a Christmas gift, the judge appeared satisfied, announcing: “OK, we’ll take them.”

Dania model accused of knifing boyfriend after his dog eats her marijuana

Courtesy of: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-model-slashes-boyfriend-pot-20131021,0,4976151.story


A South Florida model allegedly slashed her boyfriend with a pink pocket knife after his dog wolfed down her marijuana stash, according to an arrest report.

Shadae Scott, 26, who told a judge she does modeling work, posed for a Broward Sheriff’s Office mugshot after she was arrested on Sunday evening and charged with one count of domestic battery.

Her boyfriend, Kevin Wiggins, suffered two small knife cuts in the face and head area and one gash across his hand.

Scott explained to deputies that her boyfriend kept walking into her knife as the two argued, according to an arrest report.

On Monday, Scott wore a nondesigner jail jumpsuit during a brief bond court appearance at which a bemused Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley read out the BSO arrest report.

According to the arrest affidavit, deputies were called to Scott’s Dania Beach apartment shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday because of a domestic dispute.

Wiggins told deputies the couple got into a fight after his dog ate her marijuana. Wiggins said she kicked him out of the apartment but he couldn’t find his personal items. The model hid all his stuff, the boyfriend said.

He told deputies Scott then started stabbing at him after he asked where his computer was hidden.

Scott told a different story, according to the report.

She said the fight was over dinner plans. She said the argument turned physical after she tried to leave the apartment. but he stopped her from leaving. Scott said she then pulled out a pocket knife to protect herself.

“Scott added that during one of the many times during the argument, Wiggins walked into the knife and cut himself,’ wrote Sheriff’s Deputy Laughten Hall on the arrest report.

Hall noted seeing three “small lacerations” on Wiggin’s body, including a slash over his left ear.

Scott said little during her court appearance, only that she does some occasional modeling work and has lived in South Florida for four years. Scott’s modeling profile and photographs appear in several talent agency websites.

The couple have no children together. She has no criminal record in Florida, records show.

Hurley set Scott’s bond at $3,500, ordered the glamour girl to stay at least 500 feet away from her boyfriend at all times and prohibited her from possessing a knife. Scott was still listed as residing at the Paul Rein Detention Facility as of late Monday afternoon.

Wiggins could not be reached for comments.

It is unclear what happened to the pot-eating pooch.

Police: Beach woman’s scheme could land her on dumbest criminals list

Courtesy of: http://wtkr.com/2013/10/17/police-beach-womans-scheme-could-land-her-on-dumbest-criminals-list/


Virginia Beach, Va. – It’s a not-so-elaborate scheme, that police say, could have landed a Virginia Beach woman on the list of dumbest criminals.

Ariel Sinclair is accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in cash from the Virginia State Lottery.

But, it’s how she did it that has police scratching their heads.

“If you’re providing your fingerprint to access this machine I have no idea how, in your mind, you’re thinking you’re going to get away with this,” said Adam Bernstein of the Virginia Beach Police Department.

Police say the 23-year-old worked as an assistant manager at the Rite Aid on Holland Road.

They say she used her own fingerprint to gain access to the store’s lottery machine and the cash inside, a blunder that pointed police in her direction.

“We work a lot of different cases some are much more difficult than others but this one, pretty easy, when the person’s providing their fingerprint in order to obtain the override,” said Bernstein.

Sinclair has been charged with embezzlement. She was released from jail on a promise to return to court. A preliminary hearing is set for early November.

Man survives failed execution, Iran will try again ‘once medical staff confirm his health condition is good enough.’

courtesy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/131017/iran-man-who-survived-hanging-may-not-be-spared

An Iranian man hung for drug possession has survived his sentence but may be hung again, a punishment international human rights group Amnesty International is attempting to halt.

Thirty-seven-year old Alireza M was hung for possessing crystal meth in the city of Bojnord last week, and was pronounced dead after 12 minutes. But he wasn’t: workers at the morgue discovered that he had survived the ordeal.

“We found him alive again, which made his two daughters very happy,” an unnamed family member said to Iranian state media, according to the BBC.

Unfortunately, Iranian judicial authorities have decided that he will be hung again, writes the Guardian, when he has made a recovery from the first attempt. Convicts must be in good health before they are hung under Iranian law.

Mohammad Erfan said “The sentence issued by the revolutionary court is the death penalty … in such circumstances it should be repeated once again,” according to the Guardian.

“The horrific prospect of this man facing a second hanging, after having gone through the whole ordeal already once, merely underlines the cruelty and inhumanity of the death penalty,” said Philip Luther, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme, in a press release.

“The Iranian authorities must immediately halt Alireza M’s execution and issue a moratorium on all others,” he added.

The ultimate fate of Alireza M remains uncertain, but Iran is no stranger to execution. According to Amnesty International figures, Iran is one of the top five executioners in the world, joining the ranks of China, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Man stabbed wife to death over ‘taunts about his small penis and bed-wetting’

Courtesy of: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/345290/Man-stabbed-wife-to-death-over-taunts-about-his-small-penis-and-bed-wetting


John Clinton killed his wife Paula by plunging a kitchen knife into her back four times.

The 52-year-old then tried to cut his own throat, following a row at their home in Aintree, Liverpool, a jury was told.

Mrs Clinton, 48, ran out onto Felstead Avenue to get help but died from multiple wounds to her body, hands and left eye before an ambulance arrived on November 28 last year.

Clinton has admitted manslaughter, but denies murdering his wife of 24 years.

He claims he “just lost it” after his wife had pushed him over the edge by “galling him” about his bed-wetting and small manhood.

Armed police were called to the family home where they found Clinton had slashed his wrists and neck in a “serious attempt” to kill himself.

Officers found blood all over the house, including on a set of papers marked “ending a marriage”.

Ian Unsworth QC, told Liverpool Crown Court: “It is apparent that the marriage was in some difficulties in the days leading up to her death and on the day itself.

“Paula was seeking advice as to divorce and the financial arrangements which would follow.

“According to things she said to others, the reason she sought a divorce arose largely out of the defendant’s drinking.”

“John Clinton claims he “just lost it” after his wife Paula had pushed him over the edge by “galling him” about his bed-wetting and small manhood.”

The court heard how Clinton often visited the Grapes pub in Thornton on his way home from work.

On the night Mrs Clinton died, he had drunk 10 pints at his local.

Earlier than day, the mum-of-two had been to visit the Citizens’ Advice Bureau over dividing the couple’s assets.

Clinton told police he stabbed her while holding his hand over her mouth.

He claims she had asked him who would look after him with his bed-wetting and small manhood.

But, he added he wasn’t trying to justify his actions.

Mr Unsworth said Clinton had threatened his wife with a knife a few weeks before her death

He said Clinton became “a bully and a dangerous one at that” after he had been drinking.

He added: “It is clear from what he has said that he does seek to justify his actions, at least in part, by painting a picture of his wife and her conduct which is not a true picture.”

The trial, which continues, will determine if Clinton is guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Woman fakes timestamps on FB messages to help acquit her boyfriend of child abuse; Prosecutors prove it and she now faces perjury and tampering charges

courtesy http://record-eagle.com/local/x1612860626/Mom-accused-of-perjury

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TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City woman is accused of using false social media postings in an attempt to exonerate a boyfriend who was on trial for abusing her teenage son.

Christine Paige Borrowdale, 39, faces an 86th District Court warrant for perjury and tampering with evidence during the June trial of Andre Anthony LeBlanc, 39, her boyfriend. She testified she had printouts that showed her son, 16, was engaged in a Facebook conversation at the time LeBlanc was accused of abusing him.

Prosecutors quickly called into question Borrowdale’s testimony and evidence.

“Basically, people didn’t believe her,” said Grand Traverse County Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg said. “She was confronted later with the fact the dates were changed on the computer. When we went back and looked at computer we found she changed the time setting. That evidence was brought into the trial.”

LeBlanc was found guilty and sentenced to five days in the county jail. Borrowdale’s alleged deception could land her a 15-year prison sentence.

The case began in March when LeBlanc was charged with fourth-degree child abuse and malicious destruction of property. The victim was kicked out of Borrowdale’s home and returned to pick up some belonging when LeBlanc pinned him to the ground during a physical confrontation.

Court documents state Borrowdale made a printout on June 11 that was used by the defense to call her son’s testimony into question. A forensic examination showed the computer’s time zone was switched on the same day. Court documents state “if the time zone is switched on a computer, the times displayed for ‘texts’ or ‘posts’ in a Facebook conversation will be adjusted equally.”

Moeggenberg said Borrowdale stood by her story after being confronted on the stand.

“During her sworn testimony, (the) defendant was questioned regarding these records: ‘Did you alter these records in any way?’ and defendant responded ‘No,’” court documents state.

Moeggenberg said perjury cases are not common because it’s difficult to prove, but in this case the evidence is strong.

“This case was more egregious than most because the mom sided with her boyfriend rather than her son,” she said. “The courtroom is where we speak the truth. We want to show how important it is.”


Man stages his own kidnapping in order to party with friends. Worth it?

courtesy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/rogelio-andaverde-faked-kidnapping-party_n_4063040.html


A pillar of any good relationship is communication. Last week, Rogelio Andaverde let it be known that he’d rather be kidnapped at gunpoint than tell his wife he wanted to go out partying.

The 34-year-old Edinburg, Texas man allegedly staged his own kidnapping last Tuesday. At about 10:30 p.m. he had his buddies — wearing masks and toting guns — break into his home while his wife was there and take him at gunpoint, police tell the San Antonio Express-News.

The frantic woman called authorities, who fanned out across the neighborhood to look for Andaverde, Fox News reports. Police grew suspicious when they couldn’t find any leads, and even more-so when Andaverde turned up.

He reportedly told his wife that his kidnappers showed mercy and set him free. But later he allegedly confessed that he lied about the kidnapping so he could go out on the town with his buddies. He also reportedly said he was afraid of his wife.

“We have people file false reports all the time, and we put them in jail for it,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño told The Monitor. “But I’ve never had someone do it just to get out of the house.”

Andaverde was charged with making a false report, and deputies are looking for his friends — the bogus kidnappers — for questioning.