Forty years after failing to report for duty, an Air Force deserter was found living under an assumed name in Florida.
Sixty-four-year-old Jeffrey Michels was arrested October 12 by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and charged with military desertion before being handed over to the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations, according to the Miami Herald. Police say under the alias Jeffrey Lantz he opened a construction business and raised a family.
Michels was born in East Liverpool, Ohio and was 24 when he went missing from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on July 6, 1977. That was the last anyone who knew him under that name ever heard from him presumably.
Though it’s currently unknown when he made his way to Florida and assumed the surname Lantz, he used it in 1998 to obtain a license for his construction business, the Atlantic Development Corporation. He later bought
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Rising rapper Kodak Black is facing up to 30 years in prison on sexual assault charges. As ABC15 reports, the rapper (named Dieuson Octave) has been indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct last November in Florence, South Carolina.
According to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the incident in question says the assault occurred in February while Kodak was performing at the Treasure City nightclub. The 20-year-old Pompano Beach artist is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who reported the attack to her school nurse in Richland County, at the Comfort Inn and Suites. “According to investigators, on or about February 7, 2016, Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC,” Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, wrote in
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An Oklahoma man allegedly kept his step daughter captive for nearly 20 years, “marrying” her when she was 11 to keep her as his sex slave. Henri Michele Piette, 62, is accused of raping Rosalynn McGinnis repeatedly for decades, according to court documents provided to Fox News.
While being held captive, McGinnis was also stabbed, choked until unconscious, shot and beaten with baseball bats, the Oklahoman reports. Piette’s children told police that he started sexually assaulting the victim at a young age. McGinnis’ mother left Piette in 1997 after he allegedly abused her, leaving behind her young daughter. Then, Piette introduced McGinnis to his other children as “their new mother,” an F.B.I. agent told the Oklahoman.
In 2016, McGinnis, now 33, escaped Piette along with eight of her nine children from a tent in rural Mexico with eight of her nine children, according to People.
“I knew that if I
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A 21-year-old woman is lashing out after her ex-boyfriend received a light sentence despite kicking her in the stomach when she was pregnant, killing their unborn child. “I’m so angry about his sentence. No sentence will bring back my baby,” said Jessy Johnson of Pontefract in Northern England. Her boyfriend Stuart Samson, 37, was jailed for two years and nine months after pleading guilty to two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, according to the UK’s Daily Mirror. Warning: The video below may be disturbing to some.
Johnson was with Samson at The Alpha Club in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire when the attack occurred on April 16 2016, just five days before her baby was due, according to the Metro newspaper. Samson was angry that Jessy had left him alone at the bar. Horrific video captures the incident, as Johnson gets up to leave, a seated Samson
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A Georgia middle school gym teacher was arrested on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old student in 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
The student was between the 8th and 9th grades at the time of her alleged assault by Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, who was charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.
Authorities were just recently tipped off to the alleged relationship, according to the GBI’s press release.
Reece taught at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. It’s not clear when she last worked at the school, according to People magazine.
She has reportedly not yet entered a plea in the case.
[Image: Union County Jail]
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Zebb Wayne Quinn went missing on January 2, 2000 after working a shift at Walmart in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. He was 18 years old and had just finished his shift in the electronics department of the store at 9 p.m. After work, he had plans with his coworker and friend Robert Jason Owens.
Robert told Zebb that he knew of a car for sale. Zebb was actively looking for a new car at the time. The two met up in the Walmart parking lot before driving separately to look at the vehicle. The two men were caught on surveillance footage at a gas station nearby at around 9:15pm, buying sodas.
According to Robert, after leaving the gas station, Zebb flashed his headlights, signaling for Robert to pull over. Zebb said he got paged and needed to make a call. According to Robert, Zebb made a call from a pay
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Thirty years after Verna O’Neil’s shooting death was ruled a suicide, her now 83-year-old husband has been arrested for her murder.
James O’Neil of Lake Worth, Florida was taken into custody after admitting to his daughter that he shot his wife in the head after an argument over “her excessive drinking and the fact that she had burned their dinner,” as reported in the Palm Beach Post.
The O’Neil’s marriage had been an up and down affair. They were divorced in 1981 but remarried three years later. On the evening of July 23, 1987, deputies were called to their home, where they found Verna with a gunshot wound to the head and James “hysterical and hyperventilating, standing in the kitchen talking on the telephone with the 911 dispatcher,” according to a police affidavit. Verna later died at the hospital.
James told investigators he and Verna had fought that night about
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For 10 years, the fate and whereabouts of Stacy Peterson have remained unknown, even as her ex-cop husband sits in jail on two unrelated convictions — one for murdering a different wife and another for trying to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for that murder.
Now the Oxygen network promises a fresh look at the mystery and at Drew Peterson, the disgraced, attention-seeking former police officer in Bollingbrook, Illinois, who has long maintained he had nothing to do with his bride’s 2007 disappearance.
The two-hour special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An exclusive trailer is at the top of this post.
The broadcast marks the 10th anniversary since Stacy, who was Drew’s fourth wife, went missing. He has alleged in court records and his public statements that the 25-year-old was cheating on him with another man and had run off with him.
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Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages urging her then-boyfriend to kill himself, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on Thursday after many of the victim’s, Conrad Roy’s, family members read statements in court.
A Massachusetts judge found Carter, 20, guilty in June for encouraging her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide three years ago. Roy was sitting in his pickup in July 2014, filling his truck with carbon monoxide, trying to kill himself. Having second thoughts, he left the truck, and Carter told him to ‘‘get back in.’’
In June, a judge called that text from Carter reckless conduct. He added that Carter knew what condition he was in and yet didn’t call 911 or Roy’s family. Carter was 17 at the time.
“You can’t think about it,” Carter wrote in one of the text messages to her boyfriend. “You just have to do it.
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Danielle Bregoli, also known as the ‘Cash Me Ousside” girl, has been sentenced to five years probation. She became famous after being featured on an episode of “Dr. Phil” entitled “I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime,” where she introduced the world to the viral catchphrase, “Cash Me Ousside, How Bow Dat?”
Fourteen-year-old Bregoli pleaded guilty last month to charges of possession of marijuana, grand theft, and grand theft auto. She also pleaded guilty to the filing of a false police report in which she accused her mother of using heroin. However, it was later revealed that the “heroin” was powdered sugar spread on a bathroom counter.
According to TMZ, Bregoli received a plea deal, and on Tuesday in a Florida court, she was given five years probation. The judge said she can complete her probation in
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