Former BCSO deputy arrested after allowing jail inmate to post Instagram videos with his cellphone
A former Bexar County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday after an investigation revealed that he allowed jail inmates to use his cellphone to make social media videos, Facetime calls and phone calls.
Major changes coming for Bexar County Sheriff’s Office disciplinary process, sheriff announces
A major change was announced Monday for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office as part of the collective bargaining agreement -- no more arbitration, and the deputy discipline and appeals process is changing significantly.
Investigation underway after teen shot, killed in northern Atascosa County, sheriff says
A homicide investigation is underway in northern Atascosa County after officials said a teen was fatally shot overnight. Two other teens were arrested in connection to his death, according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward.
Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot
Holzer, now 28, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for plotting to bomb the Colorado synagogue last year, by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy." They also said that Holzer no longer held the supremacist-like beliefs that led him to plan the bombing at Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo. AdThe Temple Emanuel plot was one of 61 anti-semitic harassment and vandalism cases that the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region tracked in 2019. AdHolzer was arrested Nov. 1, 2019, after receiving two phony pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at the Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado.
Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
In addition, bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left at the clinic and others at a motel where Ulrich was staying, authorities added. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged in an attack on an Allina Health clinic this week that left 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay dead and four other people wounded. Ulrich had threatened in October 2018 to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. The threat led Ulrich to be banned from clinic property, and the following month a restraining order was granted to prohibit him from contacting a doctor at the clinic. AdAt a news conference following Thursday's hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Oklahoma man charged in shooting deaths of 5 kids, brother
This Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 booking photo provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Pridgeon is in custody as a suspect, after six people, including five young children, were shot to death early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee County Sheriff's Office via AP)MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A 25-year-old Oklahoma man was charged with murder Wednesday in the killings of his brother and five young children, police said. Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of firearms during probation, court records show. Police identified the slain children as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1; Jaidus Pridgeon, 3; Harmony Anderson, 5; Neveah Pridgeon, 6; and Que’dynce Anderson, 9. Raven Anderson, who is an aunt to the children, told Tulsa TV station KOTV that Pridgeon was the father of three of the slain children.
Man arrested in killing of 5 children, 1 adult in Oklahoma
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JARRON, NOT JARROD - This Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 booking photo provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to a call of multiple people shot at a home in Muskogee, Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said. Authorities found one man and four children dead at the scene, and a fifth child died at a Tulsa hospital, Hamlin said. Officers also encountered Jarron Deajon Pridgeon with a gun and took him into custody. Hamlin described the slain youths as “small children” but said police do not yet have their exact ages.
Covid-19 deaths could nearly double in U.S. by April despite rollout of vaccines, report warns
(low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. The number of people in the U.S. killed by Covid-19 could nearly double in the next several months despite a nationwide vaccine rollout, health researchers warn. The country is expected to approve and begin distributing one or more vaccines as early as December. IHME researchers forecast that the expected vaccine rollout only reduces the death toll by 9,000 before April 1 and said a rapid vaccine rollout targeting high-risk individuals could save 14,000 more lives. The country reported more than 227,800 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a record since the pandemic began, while 2,600 people died, according to Johns Hopkins data.cnbc.com
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash
This undated photo provided by the Fond du Lac County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel Navarro, a Mexican American man from Wisconsin charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. (Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office via AP)FOND DU LAC, Wis. A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. Navarro apparently didn't know Thiessen, but targeted him because he was white, said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz set bail at $1 million during an initial court appearance Thursday. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney said Navarro's crime it not reflective of the entire community.
Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)ATLANTA The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is set to appear in court Tuesday to ask a judge to release him from jail while his case is pending. An autopsy found Brooks was shot twice in the back. Felony murder is punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison.
A sheriff put down his baton to listen to protesters. They chanted walk with us, so he did
A Michigan sheriff joined protesters in Flint Township on Saturday, putting down his weapon and saying, "I want to make this a parade, not a protest." Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police officers in riot gear, local affiliate WEYI reported. "The only reason we're here is to make sure that you got a voice -- that's it," Swanson said in video clips shown on Twitter. He was speaking to the crowd protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. He smiled and high-fived people in the crowd, who responded by chanting, "walk with us!"
NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
Barrientes Vela makes first court appearance since being indicted on felony charges
Barrientes Vela makes first court appearance since being indicted on felony chargesPublished: February 26, 2020, 5:21 pmFormer Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela on Wednesday morning made her first court appearance since her arrest last month on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
Sheriff: Woman, 30, kills man after drunkenly striking patrol vehicle
Sheriff: Woman, 30, kills man after drunkenly striking patrol vehiclePublished: December 26, 2019, 5:19 pmA 30-year-old woman is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after driving drunk and crashing into a patrol unit at a high rate of speed, killing a 36-year-old man and injuring several others, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Thursday.
Former deputy arrested, accused of pressuring woman to get him drugs, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO - A former Bexar County Sheriff's Office narcotics deputy, who resigned last year after Sheriff's Office administrators learned the deputy was pressuring a woman to illegally buy him drugs and subjected her to unwanted sexual advances, was arrested and charged Monday, Sheriff Javier Salazar said. In October 2017, Rivera was investigated by the Public Integrity Unit for improprieties under color of his office, a spokesperson with the Sheriff's Office said. Rivera is accused of subjecting a woman to unwanted sexual advances and forcing her to obtain drugs for him, Salazar said. Rivera resigned in April 2018 while under investigation by the Public Integrity Unit and Internal Affairs, which resulted in a general discharge, Salazar said. Investigators with the Public Integrity Unit continued their investigation and later presented it to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, resulting in an indictment.
Former deputy arrested, accused of pressuring woman to get him drugs, BCSO says
A former Bexar County Sheriff's Office narcotics deputy, who resigned last year after Sheriff's Office administrators learned the deputy was pressuring a woman to illegally buy him drugs and subjected... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Photo shows man filling plastic buckets with gasoline
A picture shared by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up plastic buckets at a gas station. A pictured shared Friday by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up at a gas station. However, he wasn't putting the fuel into the gas tank of his vehicle or a gas can. He was filling up seven or eight plastic buckets and placing them in the back of his vehicle. The sheriff's office concluded their Facebook post saying, "We know everyone is anxious and trying to stock up on gas, but come on!
Deputies: 'Live' hand grenade discovered during Florida traffic stop
freeimages.com/Elvis Santana(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies in DeSoto County, Florida, say they discovered a cache of weapons during a traffic stop Saturday, including an apparent "live" hand grenade. A narcotics unit was conducting a traffic stop when the weapons were discovered, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Driver Donald Reid, Jr. told detectives as far as he knew, the grenade was "live," the post said. The bomb squad from neighboring Sarasota County responded to help remove and destroy the grenade, the sheriff's office said. Reid was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, according to the post.