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Man impersonating police officer tries to pull over real cops in unmarked car

An Arizona man was charged last week with impersonating a police officer after he pulled over two state troopers who were patrolling in an unmarked car. 

Matthew Allen Disbro, 44, of Mesa, was booked Wednesday into the Maricopa County Jail. 

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said two troopers were patrolling State Route 51 in an unmarked yellow Ford Mustang when they saw a black Dodge Charger, equipped with police-style lighting, through their rear window. The troopers ran a registration check on the license plate and discovered the car belonged to a private citizen.

A few moments later, the driver of the Charger activated his flashing lights and tried to pull the Mustang over, officials said in a news release. When the troopers did not pull over, the driver pulled up alongside them and started yelling and waving, indicating that they needed to pull over. 

The troopers turned the tables, activating their own lights and pulling the driver, later identified as Disbro, over, the news release said

Disbro, who was taken into custody, works as a uniformed, armed security guard, investigators said. His Charger was not only equipped with lights, but also with a police siren and radio scanner.

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“Motorists need to feel confident that when they are pulled over by law enforcement they are dealing with a state-certified peace officer,” Department of Public Safety Maj. Deston Coleman said in a statement. “Criminal behavior like that exhibited by the suspect undermines public confidence and makes it difficult for troopers and other law enforcement officers to perform their job.”

Investigators released images and a brief video of the Charger in an effort to find any citizens who were pulled over by Disbro under the guise of a police officer. Anyone who had contact with him in that way is asked to call investigators at 602-644-5805.

Mom accused of having sex with son's 15-year-old friend, giving them weed and alcohol

A Tennessee woman has been charged with statutory rape after police say she had sex with a 15-year-old boy. 

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According to the arrest affidavit, Melissa Lumpkin of Arlington had some of her son's friends over after a football game in 2016.

The victim told police that Lumpkin gave him and three other boys alcohol and marijuana, which she drank and smoked with them, according to police documents.

Court records said Lumpkin was sitting on the couch with the teen when the other boys went out to smoke. While they were alone, he started touching her and the two started kissing. 

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Eventually, the boys returned and Lumpkin stopped kissing the teen, the affidavit said. Later that evening, the teen reportedly began kissing and touching Lumpkin again. The victim said Lumpkin stopped kissing him and went into her bedroom, according to the affidavit.

The arrest affidavit said the victim waited two hours for his friends to fall asleep. He then woke her up, and the two had consensual sex, according to the arrest affidavit.

The boy told some friends the next day what had happened. One of his friends told their father, who informed the victim's family. 

Lumpkin was arrested Thursday.

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Missing Florida mom's body found in Georgia, family says

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that the body of missing Florida woman Jennifer Perry was found, and the man found driving her car will face new charges.

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Search crews found a woman's body while searching for Perry in Charlton County on Friday night.

The GBI confirmed Monday that the body belongs to Perry, a 38-year-old Bryceville mother.

Perry was reported missing on Wednesday. A day later, Delbert Lamar Goodman was seen driving her truck in Baker County, Florida.

Deputies arrested Goodman on drug charges. 

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GBI investigators said a warrant has been issued for Goodman for concealing the death of another person.

Goodman is already in jail in Baker County.

Perry's death is being investigated as a homicide, GBI investigators said.

Anyone with information about her death is asked to contact GBI at 912-729-6198.

Day care provider gets probation for trying to hang toddler, running over 2 men

A Minnesota home day care worker has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for trying to hang a toddler and running over two men.

>> PREVIOUSLY: Police: Day care worker arrested, accused of trying to hang child

According to KARE, Nataliia Karia of Minneapolis was arrested in November 2016 after authorities said she hanged a toddler in her care from a homemade noose in her basement. Karia fled after Joseph Sabir, the father of another child at the day care, rescued the toddler, who survived the incident, the station reported. She drove off in her minivan, running over and injuring two men before she tried to kill herself by jumping from a bridge, authorities said.

>> Man suspected of nearly beating girlfriend's daughter to death

Although Karia, who was charged with attempted murder and criminal vehicular operation, pleaded guilty, her attorneys said years of abuse by her husband sparked her actions and caused her to become mentally ill.

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In addition to the probation time, Judge Jay Quam on Monday sentenced Karia to "court-ordered mental health treatment and electronic home monitoring for at least two months," the Star Tribune reported. Karia also can't visit her own children without supervision, according to the newspaper.

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Man suspected of nearly beating girlfriend's daughter to death

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, arrested a man after investigators said his girlfriend's child suffered life-threatening injuries while under his care. 

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According to the arrest affidavit, the suspect, Latarius Curry, was alone with the victim and two other children when he called his girlfriend. 

He reportedly told the victim's mother that her daughter was having a seizure. The woman rushed home from work and noticed her daughter's body was "very stiff," and her eyes were rolling into the back of her head, the affidavit said.

The child was rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition. 

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Court records detail the severe injuries the child suffered, which included liver laceration, contusions and bruises. It also said the child had multiple seizures. 

The doctor said the injuries are consistent with "non-accidental trauma, specifically blunt force trauma to the head."

Police said the injuries are currently "unexplained."

Curry has been charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect. 

Texas woman accused of biting off, swallowing part of victim's nose

A Texas woman was arrested and charged with assault after police say she bit off and swallowed part of another woman's nose.

According to KTRK, the victim, identified only as "Tatiana," said the incident happened last week after she, her neighbor and the neighbor's guest came back to Tatiana's home after a night out. When the neighbor's guest, 41-year-old Jessica Collins of Conroe, "demanded more alcohol and cigarettes," Tatiana said she asked her to leave, KTRK reported

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That's when Collins attacked her, Tatiana said.

"I didn't have time to react, to push her away," said Tatiana, who claimed that Collins then bit off a portion of her nose. 

Tatiana told KTRK that she didn't know the extent of her injury until the ambulance ride to the hospital. She said she called her husband, screaming, "I don't have a nose! I'm 28 years old and I don't have a nose anymore!"

Tatiana said she will need plastic surgery for her injury. 

Collins was released from jail Monday after posting bond.

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Department of Justice indicts 7 people for stealing $1.5M in online dating scam

Seven Nigerian nationals have been indicted for conducting an online dating scam that cost lovelorn victims more than $1.5 million, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia said in a Friday news release.

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The seven defendants created fake profiles on dating sites, sometimes using images of government officials or models, the Justice Department said. The defendants would carry on relationships for months over online messaging, texts and phone calls, tricking “lonely individuals into giving them money,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in the release

“Some victims lost hundreds of thousands of dollars from their retirement savings or inheritances,” Pak said. 

After gaining love and trust over multiple months, the defendants would create “elaborate false stories” in order to convince victims to send them money via wire or online transfers, according to the release. Between the seven, they are charged with 60 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, identity theft and use of false passports.

The defendants are:

  • Olu Victor Alonge, a.k.a Serge Damessi, a.k.a. Didier Baraze, a.k.a. Mobo Marcus Adeh, a.k.a. Ayo Baraze, a.k.a. Nicolas Soglo, 34, of Newnan
  • Ugochukwu Lazarus Onebunne, a.k.a. Policap Tizhe, a.k.a. Saheed Ademoha, 41, of Douglasville, Georgia.
  • Olajide Olalekan Adara, a.k.a. Kelvin Mensah, 33, of Loganville, Georgia.
  • Joshua Adedeji Ipoade, 28, of Atlanta.
  • Oladunni Temitope Oladipupo, 24, of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Two other defendants have not been apprehended, and their identities have not been made public. 

Man charged with peeking at girl, 12, at New Hampshire outlet mall dressing room

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged for  looking at a 12-year-old girl over the wall of a dressing room at a store in a New Hampshire outlet mall, WMUR reported.

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Police in Tilton were called to the Tanger Outlet Mall after Eric Muldowney, 30, of Somerville, Massachusetts, was accused of climbing up a wall to look at the girl, who was changing, WMUR reported.

The girl’s mother confronted Muldowney and attempted to prevent him from leaving, but he pushed the woman away and fled in a red Toyota that had a Rhode Island license plate, police said.

A police officer near I-93 saw a vehicle matching that description and pulled it over. He arrested Muldowney, who was charged with violation of privacy and simple assault, WMUR reported.

Muldowney was released on a $6,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 20, the television station reported.

Texas woman sentenced to 40 years for trying to sell 2-year-old for sex

A Texas woman was sentenced last week to 40 years in prison for trying to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex. 

Sarah Marie Peters, 25, of Houston, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted human trafficking, promotion of prostitution of a child and sexual performance of a child, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. She received a 40-year sentence on the sexual performance charge and 20-year sentences on each of the two other charges. 

All three charges are to run concurrently, a news release from the district attorney’s office said. Peters will not be eligible for parole until 2038. 

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The Houston Chronicle reported that court documents said the investigation, completed by the Montgomery County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, began when a detective on the task force received information about a woman who was “into incest.” The detective made contact with the woman, later identified as Peters, through a social media website. 

Investigators said that Peters sent the undercover investigator inappropriate photos of naked young girls and, according to court documents, sent a message to the detective asking, “Know of any guys that would pay to have fun with (her daughter)?”

“The detective advised they would pay $1,200 for Peters to travel to Conroe with the child for an alleged sexual encounter,” Peters’ arrest report said, according to the Chronicle

Peters agreed.

Task force members followed her Feb. 22 to the Greyhound bus station in Houston, where they watched her get onto a bus with her daughter, the newspaper reported. They tailed the bus to Conroe, where Peters and her daughter got off the bus. 

Peters was arrested, and her daughter was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. 

“The events of this case are hard to believe -- that a mom would willingly expose her own daughter to this type of danger,” Tyler Dunman, chief of the district attorney’s Special Crimes Bureau, said in a statement

Without the proactive work of the task force investigators, the child “would have become a victim (of) the worst type of abuse,” Dunman said

He urged members of the community to be vigilant and report to police any activity they see or hear about that could put a child in danger of sexual abuse or exploitation.

Shooting deaths at mattress stores in Houston are linked, police say

A man found dead at a Mattress One store in Houston has been linked to two other area shooting deaths, including a woman who was discovered Saturday at a Mattress Firm and a 62-year-old woman who was killed Friday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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Houston police and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office named Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, as the suspect in the murders, KTRK reported. Rodriguez is a parolee who was released from prison last year, authorities said.

Since 1989, court records show that Rodriguez has been convicted on burglary, attempted aggravated sex abuse, auto theft and criminal trespassing charges, KTRK reported. He is also a registered sex offender, the television station reported.

Monday afternoon, police received a call to a Mattress One store in north Houston, the Chronicle reported. When they arrived, police found an unidentified man who was shot to death, Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.

Saturday night, a store manager for a Mattress Firm near the Willowbrook Mall found Allie Barrow, 28, dead and positioned between two mattresses,  KTRK reported.

Barrow had a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science.

Friday, 62-year-old Pamela Johnson was found dead in her home, KTRK reported. Authorities said the woman's vehicle was seen being driven by a man.

“All three cases appear to be related,” Houston police Lt. Humberto Lopez said at a news conference.

>> Mattress Firm hiring ‘Snoozetern’ to test out mattresses

Both mattress companies released statements Monday. 

Mattress One “is deeply saddened and would like to offer its deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of its deceased associate.”

“We're deeply saddened to learn that one of our team members was found deceased at a store in Houston,” Mattress Firm CEO Steve Stagner said in a statement. “We send our sincere condolences to this team member’s family, friends and loved ones. We are cooperating fully with law enforcement. Out of respect for the person involved, her family and the ongoing investigation, we will offer no further comment at this time.”

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