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Five Suspects in Custody after Kidnapping/Murder Teen Girl
http://www.msnbc.com/local/WKJG/M217775.asp ^ | August 21, 2002 | TamiPie

Posted on 08/21/2002 1:36:03 PM PDT by TamiPie

Suspects charged with teen's death

Aug. 21 - Police apprehended five people Tuesday afternoon along I-69 in DeKalb County. After the arrests, police say they learned the grizzly details surrounding 17-year-old Cheri Sue Hartman's kidnapping, and subsequent death.

Court records detail what happened Monday night, when Cheri Hartman was abducted from the 1300 block of Sinclair Street. According to detective accounts in a probable cause affidavit, Christine Johnson and Rheann Kelly showed up at Hartman's home that night to confront her. The women told police they beat up Hartman before forcing her into a car. Police say Ronrico Hatch, Brett Marks and Christoper Hovis were also in the car. Court documents say the five took Hartman to a remote location and beat her again. Chistopher Hovis told detectives Ronrico Hatch then shot Hartman. Court records go on to explain the five left the scene, purchased some gas, and returned to the scene. Detectives report that Ronrico Hatch doused the girl, and that Christopher Hovis set a fire with his lighter. Around 8:30 Tuesday night, police discovered Hartman's body in a field off of Dupont and Johnson. An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning. While police confirmed the identity of the victim, the coronor is holding off on a positive identification until dental records become available. Cheri Sue Hartman's abduction prompted the city's first AMBER alert. The alert went out at five a.m. Tuesday, and the system is credited with the apprehension of the five suspects. Prosecutors charged Ronrico Hatch with 1st degree murder and criminal confinement. The other four suspects are all charged with criminal confinement. All were ordered held in jail without bond.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: cherisuehartman; fortwayne; in; rheannkelly

1 posted on 08/21/2002 1:36:03 PM PDT by TamiPie
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To: TamiPie
After the arrests, police say they learned the grizzly details surrounding 17-year-old Cheri Sue Hartman's kidnapping, and subsequent death.

Was there an actual bear involved, or does MSNBC just employ illiterate editors?

2 posted on 08/21/2002 1:40:01 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: TamiPie
Sounds like the motive here must have been "boyfriend trouble." I wonder which one of the male accomplices was the focus of the difficulty?
3 posted on 08/21/2002 1:40:27 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: TamiPie
Sick, sick, sick!
4 posted on 08/21/2002 1:41:03 PM PDT by justshe
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To: r9etb
Sounds gangish.
5 posted on 08/21/2002 1:41:25 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: BlazingArizona
Let's review for them...

Grizzly bears

Grisly details

Morons.

6 posted on 08/21/2002 1:49:34 PM PDT by IncPen
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To: TamiPie
This is bull excrement. All five should be charged with murder in the first, with special circumstances. Fry em all.
7 posted on 08/21/2002 2:04:08 PM PDT by mercy
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To: AppyPappy
Sounds gangish.

Agreed. Could be both. From the sounds of it, Mr. Ronrico Hatch would be the putative boyfriend.

8 posted on 08/21/2002 2:11:08 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: TamiPie
You would think that somewhere in a news story they would say WHERE it happened. Is that not one of the things that are required in the 1st paragraph of a decently written story? There are a LOT of DeKalb counties out there.
9 posted on 08/21/2002 2:13:15 PM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: maximus@Nashville
Given that it is I-69, it would most likely be De Kalb County in Indiana, north of Fort Wayne en route to Michigan.
10 posted on 08/21/2002 2:20:59 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: IncPen
"Let's review for them...
Grizzly bears
Grisly details
Morons."

Yes, products of today's public school system which teaches them to "feel good" about themselves despite their stupidity. Now, they're "good and stupid."

Michael

11 posted on 08/21/2002 2:29:59 PM PDT by Wright is right!
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To: maximus@Nashville
From other news articles about the case, the incident happened in front of her home, just as she got out of her car.
12 posted on 08/21/2002 2:37:47 PM PDT by TamiPie
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To: IYAS9YAS
They were caught by the police in rural Dekalb County, Indiana. The crime took place in urbanized Allen County (Ft. Wayne). The perps all appear to be big city white trash.
13 posted on 08/21/2002 2:40:04 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: TamiPie

more details *here*

14 posted on 08/21/2002 3:48:18 PM PDT by archy
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To: Mr. Lucky
ronrico? is that like shanicola?
15 posted on 08/21/2002 4:27:26 PM PDT by contessa machiaveli
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To: Mr. Lucky
They were caught by the police in rural Dekalb County, Indiana. The crime took place in urbanized Allen County (Ft. Wayne). The perps all appear to be big city white trash.

Are you certain that they're white, or that their victim was? The other FReep thread [see post #14] on this event reports some sort of racial aspect to the matter. Perhaps it was another of those *hate crimes*.

It is a story that didn't make the national news, for some reason, so I thought you should hear it, as it demonstrates what can go wrong when the authorities fail to use all the weapons in their arsenal against the monsters that are committing these crimes.

Monday night (August 19) three young men entered an Arby's here in Fort Wayne, and began harrassing 17 year old Cheri Hartman, a cute kid with bright copper-colored hair. Witnesses say she eventually responded with a "racial slur" against one of the rowdies. All three of the punks were 21 years old-adults in the legal world, if not in the establishment media paradigm.

When Cheri arrived home Monday night she was assaulted by the three, beaten, and shoved into a blue 1992 Chevy with a luggage rack on top.

Eyewitnesses saw everything, and called the F.W.P.D., who, on arriving, found Cheri's car-keys and a pool of vomit on the pavement. It was 11:08 P.M.

"We wanted to make sure this was a true abduction," said Robin Thompson, Police spokeswoman. Curious point of view considering the eyewitnesses and physical evidence.

It was a point of view that would cause a slow-down in the expected "Amber-Alert" response that has been successful in other parts of the country. The Allen County Sherrif's Dept. wasn't informed until 5:00 A.M. The State Police were in the dark throughout the night.

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16 posted on 08/21/2002 5:01:01 PM PDT by archy
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To: TamiPie

Da Suspects: Hatch, Hovis, Johnson, Kelly, Marks.
17 posted on 08/21/2002 5:11:33 PM PDT by jordan8
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To: jordan8
Another full toilet ready to be flushed.
18 posted on 08/22/2002 3:11:37 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: mercy
>>All five should be charged with murder in the first, with special circumstances<<

The girl's defense will be, "big bad boys made me do it", and they will either be acquitted or get a slap on the wrist.

You know it.

I know it.

19 posted on 08/22/2002 3:16:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: archy
I was a friend of Cheri's. She was a sweet girl, just a little misguided. All the monsters were white, except ronrico hatch.
20 posted on 01/25/2003 3:57:15 PM PST by JodiJo20
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