ST. PETERS • A man who attacked and carjacked a driver at Mid Rivers Mall Saturday morning has been charged, police said Monday.
Darius L. Smiley, 23, of University City, faces multiple charges. Authorities are still looking for an accomplice.
The 59-year-old victim was getting in his Chevrolet Trailblazer about 11:15 a.m. Saturday when a Smiley also got in the Trailblazer, showed a gun and demanded the vehicle, police said.
The victim was injured in the face during a struggle before getting out of the Trailblazer, police said. The carjacker sped off eastbound on Interstate 70.
A short time later, a tire apparently blew on the Trailblazer, and the carjacker abandoned it on I-70 near Highway 370. Witnesses saw the man get into a white Hyundai Sonata that then drove off.
About 20 minutes later, St. Charles police were called to a similar incident with similar suspects at Ameristar Casino, St. Peters police said. Smiley was
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Bryan Glinn Drake also charged with obstruction of justice
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – A former city police officer has been arrested after he was indicted on multiple counts of embezzlement and obstruction of justice after he allegedly transmitted videos from a citizen’s cell phone to his own phone.
The Colonial Heights Police Department said Tuesday that former officer Bryan Glinn Drake, 30, was arrested on three counts of misdemeanor embezzlement and three misdemeanor counts of obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred on March 17, 2017.
Police said they began an investigation last June after learning of allegations that during an arrest, an officer had allegedly transmitted videos from the arrestee’s cell phone to his personal cell phone. Police said the officer was immediately suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Early in the investigation, police said, the officer
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Officials have recovered what they beleive to be the remains of missing toddler Mariah Woods.
In a press release sent Saturday evening, a FBI spokeswoman said the 3-year-old’s remains were found in Shelter Creek along Shaw Highway in Pender County, North Carolina.
The remains will be sent to the medical examiner for positive confirmation.
Mariah was presumed dead based on evidence gathered throughout the weeklong investigation into her disappearance, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.
[Amber Alert: ‘Items of interest’ tested by FBI that could lead to missing girl]
Kristy Woods’ boyfriend, 32-year-old
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Thomas William Barnes told police the content included depictions of sexual intercourse with children as young as 6.
A former employee for the Florida Department of Children and Families who is accused of sending an obscene photo involving a juvenile was arrested Thursday after Yahoo alerted authorities to the photo.
Thomas William Barnes, 67, of 3500 NW 38th St., was charged with possession of sexual performance by a child and promoting a photo of a sexual performance by a child, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.
In August the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report from Yahoo that a user, later identified as Barnes, sent a graphic photo of a man and a girl, the report said.
Police got a search warrant and reportedly found child pornography on Barnes’ computer. The report said the computer contained multiple folders
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Montgomery County police have arrested a man and a woman for the death of an unidentified person found in Wheaton Regional Park, a police statement issued Friday said.
Police had previously charged Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, with murder in the slaying. Lopez-Abrego remains held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online court records.
On Thursday, officers arrested Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno, 22, of an unconfirmed address; and Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jimenez, 24, of the 12000 block of Dalewood Drive in Wheaton, police said.
Online court records say each faces a first-degree murder charge, and each remains held without bail, according to
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The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is seeking victims of a former Silver City man who has been charged with possession of child pornography in federal court.
John Henry Bevel Jr., 42, now of Las Cruces, was charged Oct. 24 with three counts of sexual exploitation of children and taken into federal custody, according to a news release distributed Wednesday by the Attorney General’s Office.
Southern New Mexico authorities have identified nine victims so far in Las Cruces, and they believe there may be additional victims in Albuquerque, where Bevel Jr. lived prior to moving to Las Cruces, and in Silver City, where Bevel also previously lived.
In October, the Office of the Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit referred a cyber tip to Homeland Security Investigations in Las Cruces and the Las Cruces Police Department that led to a search warrant at Bevel’s Las Cruces home.
According to the criminal complaint filed
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