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  • Man holds carjacking suspect at gunpoint until police arrive (VIDEO)

    05/22/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/21/15 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An Atlanta man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to police.
  • UT: Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!

    05/04/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.   These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.  From FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape. “I...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children...

    10/12/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/9/14 | Michael Zennie
    Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran. The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities. Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline,...
  • AZ:Neighbor Shoots Carjacker who Attacked his Wife

    08/18/2014 4:42:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man and his wife see a neighbor drive up to her house.   The neighbor is in her 60's.   As they watch, a strange man approaches her, speaks to her, then grabs her, drags her from the SUV, throws her to the ground, and jumps in the vehicle.  The wife opens the passenger side door, but is struck by the vehicle and knocked down.   The husband fires several shots from a handgun.   A short while later, the vehicle crashes.   From The responding officers discovered it was the stolen vehicle and that the driver was the...
  • AR:Off Duty Deputy Stops Carjack/Kidnapping

    08/11/2014 5:33:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Justin Wayne Higgins The situation started as a "domestic" call.  The man shot, Justin Wayne Higgins, was only 23 and had a long criminal history.   From Court records indicate Higgins has prior convictions in Muskogee County for methamphetamine possession, first and second-degree burglary, larceny of an automobile and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Higgins had a bench warrant against him for failure to comply with the suspended sentence he received for the drug conviction, records show.  Investigators believe that Higgins had fled the initial call on foot, then carjacked a vehicle to return to the scene...
  • FL: Armed Citizen Prevents Carjacking

    07/31/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed citizen in Bradentown, Florida stopped an attempted carjacking when he fired a round at his own vehicle during the attempt.   Apparently there were two suspects.  One was in another car.  When the victim showed that he was armed by firing a shot, one carjacker took off in another vehicle, abandoning his accomplice, who fled on foot.   From The victim said he was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 4302 Cortez Road at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release. The victim said he obtained a gun and fired at...
  • Carjacker Gets Beat Down In City Heights SD

    07/15/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies ^ | 7/13/14 | Irate leaf
    Carjacker Gets Beat Down In City Heights SD STREET JUSTICE 44th & University ave. (Apple Tree Liquor Store Parking Lot) City Heights, San Diego Ca. 7/13/14 Guy tries to jack a car with women and children. Community members jump in to help the women grabbing the keys out of carjacker's hands pulling him out of the car, while police are called, when carjacker tries to get away he is brought down and held there till police arrived, Carjacker was taken into custody. Women and children were checked out by EMT, seemed shaken up but no physical injuries. UPDATE* The suspect...
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • JPSO arrests suspect in New Year's Day murder of Sgt. Joseph Anderson

    02/06/2014 2:34:40 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | February 06, 2014 | Michelle Hunter
    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Joseph Anderson, a U.S. Army sergeant and father of three who was gunned down while visiting with family in Marrero for the holidays. Darwin Bethune, 24, of 4468 Rosemont Drive, New Orleans, surrendered to authorities in New Orleans Thursday (Feb. 6), said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. He will be transported to the Sheriff's Office investigations bureau in Harvey and then booked with second-degree murder. Bethune is accused of shooting Anderson, 31, in the driveway of a home in the 6100 block...
  • Marine pulls gun on rampaging carjacker (Man with knife attacked motorists in parking lot)

    07/10/2013 10:15:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Unattributed
    It’s apparent Eliud Martir Montalvo never heard of the old warning about taking a knife to a gunfight. It was a retired Marine who was carrying a concealed weapon that brought a halt to Montalvo’s alleged crime spree, which included a series of attempted carjackings in Orange County, Fla., this week. According to WFTV-TV in Orlando, the suspect allegedly tried to steal four cars, one after another, on Tuesday. Eliud Martir Montalvo Authorities said the attacks all were within a block of one another, and the episode was halted when a Marine Corps veteran, Andrew Koplin, pointed his concealed weapon...
  • Tough Texas Mom Jacks Up Would-Be Carjacker

    06/18/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jun 18, 2013
    Dorothy Baker-Flugence (pictured with her husband and children) of Baytown, Texas, is one tough broad! Ismael Martinez (pictured) didn’t know what he was in for when he crept inside the rear of Baker-Flugence’s unlocked van last Friday with plans of robbing she and her children at knifepoint. The suspect never fathomed that he would wind up brawling with the mom. He ended up being thrown from the vehicle, run over and then hospitalized, reports Fox News. The horrifying ordeal began when 54-year-old Martinez watched Baker-Flugence go inside a CVS. He then made a beeline for her unlocked parked minivan, hid...
  • IRONY: Car jacked by Muslim terrorist suspects had ‘COEXIST’ bumper sticker

    04/19/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-19-2013 | By Christopher Bedford
    A vehicle that was carjacked early Friday morning by the suspects of Monday’s terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon has the “COEXIST” sticker affixed to its bumper. The bumper sticker, which spells out “COEXIST” using the Islamic moon, a peace symbol, a gender symbol, the Star of David, a pagan symbol, a ying-yang and a cross, is put out by the Coexist Foundation — “a non-profit organization creating understanding across divides.”
  • 4 dead, including gunman, in southern California shooting spree

    02/21/2013 6:35:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., has left four people dead, including the shooter, and two others injured before the man stopped and shot himself to death in a stolen car, police said. The shootings began early Tuesday morning when deputies responded to a call in Ladera Ranch, a sleepy inland town about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They found a woman shot multiple times. Police have identified the gunman as Ali Syed, a 20-year-old unemployed part-time student. Police say Syed lived at the Laderaa Ranch residence where the first victim was killed.
  • Car jacking suspect shot by off-duty cop in New Hope (MINNESOTA)

    12/14/2012 12:11:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 12-14-12 | MARIA BACA
    car-jacking suspect was shot by the off-duty Crystal police officer whose car he was attempting to steal, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. The sheriff's account says that the suspect confronted the officer about 6 a.m. Friday outside a Holiday Station Store on the 7100 block of 42nd Av. N., in New Hope. It also said "there is evidence" that a gun was fired. The suspect drove away in the officer's personal vehicle. Soon afterward, Minneapolis police found the same vehicle; they arrested a man who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Accused Carjacker Dies after Being Shot on Detroit's West Side

    08/10/2011 5:12:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9 August, 2011 | ALEXIS WILEY
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - Darrell Standberry said he's had a CCW for years and has never once fired his gun, but that all changed at a gas station on Detroit's west side Monday night.</p> <p>"(It's) like my American Express card. I don't leave home without it," he said.</p>
  • Officer Shoots Carjacking Suspect(WA)

    07/03/2011 12:00:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 2 July, 2011 | NA
    Police said an officer used his weapon at 6 a.m. Saturday morning to stop an attempted carjacking. Mount Rainier Police said an officer from their department was the carjacking victim, and used his service weapon in his own self-defense. The incident happened in Capitol Heights. Police said the officer fired and hit the carjacking suspect several times in the upper body. The suspect did not die in the shooting, and has been transported to an area hospital, the police said, for treatment. Mount Rainier police said the officer was also injured in the incident.
  • Statements From Dayton Shooting (OH)

    06/27/2011 2:03:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 24 June, 2011 | Scott Weber
    Blog Readers: A MUST READ! This exchange of blog posts is from the Ohioians For Concealed Carry website and is between some of its members and the Dayton man who was forced to avert a car-jack/kidnap attempt on him this week by shooting assailant twice in the guts. Note at the end he says that he owes his life to the fact that he was carrying his Glock WITH A LIVE ROUND IN THE CHAMBER! Very good advice for those who think they have enough time to operate the slide and feed a live round into the chamber... In this...
  • Police name man charged in high-speed chase(Jacksonville FL)

    02/10/2011 8:59:19 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 4 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | 02/11/2011 |
    A suspected armed car jacking in Baker County led to a crumpled convertible and a banged up police cruiser on Jacksonville's Southside Thursday night. Sean Nicholas Owens, 22, of Jacksonville is being held at the Duval County jail after taking police on a nearly 30 minute high-speed chase that at times reached over 100 miles-per-hour. Read more at
  • How Do You Shoot A 12-Year-Old?(MI)

    10/12/2010 5:11:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 11 October, 2010 | Darrell Dawsey
    "The first thing I thought is, I would've shot 'em." That's one of my good friends, talking to me the other day about the news that a pair of preteen gangsters last week walked up on a woman in the Detroit suburb of Harper Woods, flashed a handgun and carjacked her. “It's sad, that's the worst part. It's just a little boy walked up to me in the neighborhood where I grew up in and tells me to give up my car to him. And I'm like, ‘Are you kidding?' and he opened up his shirt and showed me the...
  • Carjack victim shoots suspect to death in 9th Ward(LA)

    03/26/2010 7:34:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1,233+ views ^ | 25 March, 2010 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    A man was shot dead by a motorist he tried to carjack in the Lower 9th Ward late Wednesday, police said. Joshua McElveen, 24, approached a man in a pickup truck in the 1800 block of Lamanche Street about 9:30 p.m., according to authorities. He pointed a handgun at the man and told him to open the door, NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams said. The unidentified truck driver refused. Williams said the truck driver pulled out his own handgun and fired several bullets at McElveen. McElveen, wounded, dropped his gun and fell to the ground. The would-be victim called 911, but...
  • Car salesman shot during test drive (Police Chief: "it's usually a good idea to comply")

    02/28/2010 4:30:26 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | 2/28/2010 | Staff
    MEDFORD — What started as a routine test drive ended in violence Saturday for a Lithia Toyota car salesman who had less than two weeks on the job. Robert Joe Johnson, 32, is recovering from a bullet wound to the abdomen after he was shot in a parking lot off East McAndrews Road during an alleged carjacking. Johnson needed surgery for his wound, but was able to speak to police about the attack that left him bleeding on the parking lot of the First Nazarene Church at the corner of East McAndrews and Wabash Avenue, Medford police Chief Randy Schoen...
  • MN family kidnapped, robbed after answering ad

    02/27/2010 5:32:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies · 2,161+ views ^ | 2/26/10 | Susanna Song and Becky Nahm
    A Twin Cities family thought they were meeting a man to buy a car, but they ended up trapped in their own vehicle, held at gunpoint and robbed. The family, who asked to remain anonymous, answered an ad for a Toyota Camry posted on Craigslist. The couple took their two-year-old and went to meet their contact at 8:30 p.m .Thursday on the 200 block of Birmingham Street on St. Paul's east side. The victim walked up to the man to make the transaction. He said, "He put a gun to my head and said you see what I'm working with."...
  • Off-Duty Officer Shoots Assailant in Spring Garden(PA)

    01/07/2010 3:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 677+ views ^ | 6 January, 2010 | Ian Bush and Al Novack
    Philadelphia police were continuing ther investigation on Wednesday afternoon of the fatal early-morning shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty officer. Authorities say the traffic cop was driving his own car near 7th and Willow Streets, just north of Callowhill, about 3:30am when a man jumped in, demanded cash and jewelry, and hit the officer with a gun: "During the course of the confrontation, the officer was able to get to his weapon. It was discharged, and the male was struck." Lt. Frank Vanore says 23-year-old suspect Altariq Hutchinson of Edgewater Park (Burlington County) NJ, was pronounced dead a...
  • Police: Armed Men Stop Carjacking(FL)

    10/01/2009 4:55:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1,409+ views
    News4Jax ^ | 30 September, 2009 | Staff
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police said one of two men who tried to steal a pickup truck from a group of people gathered outside a Murray Hill home was shot several times by a homeowner and his friend. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Larry Schmitt said when police arrived at the 3000 block of College Street, they found a man shot multiple times. According to the police report, Keith Loftin was outside the home with some friends shortly after 2 a.m. when two men asked for a ride in Loftin's truck. Loftin said one of the men pulled a gun on them...
  • Lithonia schoolteacher exchanges gunfire with carjackers

    08/04/2009 5:02:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 1,316+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3 August, 2009 | CHRISTIAN BOONE
    A DeKalb County schoolteacher carjacked early Sunday scored a measure of revenge against his attackers -- thanks in part to their poor sense of direction. More DeKalb stories » Decatur annexing former DeVry campus Learn how to fight bullying in schools Motel shooting leaves 2 injured After-school programs feel pinch New year, same fiscal problems .Derek Harper, 47, had just returned to his Lithonia home around 1:15 a.m. when two unidentified gunmen surprised him from behind, forcing the Evansdale Elementary teacher out of his car and onto the ground, demanding money. “After they figured out I didn’t have any cash...
  • HPD: 74-year-old man shoots Houston carjacker(TX)

    07/24/2009 7:16:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies · 1,171+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 23 July, 2009 | MIKE GLENN and DALE LEZON
    A southwest Houston man who told police he shot a knife-wielding carjacker Thursday morning is a getting a strong show of support from some of his neighbors. “He was protecting us,“ said Jaime Zaldivar, who has lived next door to August Peters, 74, for several years on Carona near Wilcrest. Peters pulled in front of the home about 6:30 a.m. when he noticed another car drive past and park along the curb across the street, police said. Soon after Peters got out of his car, Martin Baltazar, 18, came up to him and jammed a knife against his throat, Houston...
  • Police: Man who shot carjacker had permit(Texas)

    06/13/2009 5:10:49 AM PDT · by riverrunner · 20 replies · 1,531+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6 June, 2009 | na
    An alleged carjacker was shot and killed in north Houston Saturday morning, police said. At about 6:15 a.m., witnesses pulled Darryl Milton Franklin Jr., 37, out of a car that he was reportedly breaking into in the 1100 block of Langwick Drive. As they waited for police to arrive, witnesses saw him attempt to break into other vehicles and even try to commit a carjacking, authorities said. Franklin attacked a man who approached him. The man, who was carrying a permitted concealed weapon, shot Franklin, said Houston Police spokesman Victor Senties. The shooting is being investigated by the District Attorney’s...
  • Apple Valley man in held in carjacking

    05/02/2009 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 5-02-2009 | Janisse Johnson
    EASTVALE - A carjacker on parole was arrested Thursday after one of his victims followed him until deputies arrived. Riverside County sheriff's deputies from the Jurupa Valley station responded at 7:35 p.m. to a robbery call in a parking lot of a business in the 12600 block of Limonite Avenue, according to a sheriff's news release. Deputies got additional information that the suspect used a gun during the incident and that a wallet and cell phone were taken. The victim continued to talk to dispatch to inform them he was following the suspect who was driving a stolen vehicle. Deputies...
  • Arizona Man Shoots Armed Female Carjacker

    04/26/2009 6:58:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 892+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 24 April, 2009 | Alexis Huicochea and Jamar Younger
    Hey, guns are the ultimate equal opportunity employer. They don’t discriminate, they equalize. All things being equal, i.e. - both parties having guns, it comes down to skill, weapons reliability, and a little bit of luck. So, if you are a female who fancies herself as the prettier half of the crime duo Bonnie and Clyde, you best remember that you are now on equal footing, not superior footing. Thankfully, the right person won this round: Man shoots woman, foils carjacking, police say By Alexis Huicochea and Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona | Published: 04.24.2009 A woman who...
  • Man arrested after two carjackings, two crashes in Riverside, Moreno Valley

    07/10/2008 9:43:55 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 5 replies · 206+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | July 10, 2008 | JESSICA LOGAN
    A man carjacked two vehicles Wednesday afternoon and crashed the second into a light pole in Moreno Valley, injuring himself and one other person, a Riverside police spokesman said.
  • Police recover suspected getaway car from slaying[of Houston mom by illegal alien]

    04/22/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 189+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2008, | KEVIN MORAN
    Investigators have recovered a stolen Ford Taurus that they say was used by two men suspected in a failed carjacking that led to a woman's stabbing death last week as she tried to protect her baby. Sheriff's deputies are "examining the car with a fine-toothed comb" as they seek evidence in last week's slaying of Tina Davila, Harris County sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Legg said today. The car was found Monday in the parking lot of a Pasadena apartment complex, said Capt. John Martin. He said it probably was dumped soon after the stabbing of Davila, who was attacked on...
  • News Filtered by Media --- Christian and Newsome Murders

    05/11/2007 8:16:20 PM PDT · by jyro · 21 replies · 3,223+ views
    WVLT News, Knoxville ^ | Feb 8, 2007 | Whitney Daniel, WVLT Staff
    The major media has ignored this. Why did the Duke case get major coverage and this not? Channon Christian and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom were out for a date in January 2007 when the couple were carjacked, brutally tortured, and raped before being murdered and dumped. Christopher was bound, stripped, and raped. While he was still alive his penis was cut off, then he was shot, and finally set on fire all while his girlfriend was made to watch. His body was dumped by a set of railroad tracks. Channon was kept alive and gang-raped repeatedly over the next four...
  • Four suspects charged with murder in Knoxville double Slaying

    04/06/2007 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Verax · 54 replies · 4,065+ views
    WATE Knoxville ^ | February 1, 2007 | Sonu Wasu
    February 1, 2007KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Four suspects, including a woman arrested in Kentucky Wednesday night, are now facing murder, rape and kidnapping charges in the double slaying of a young Knoxville couple.But the location of the carjacking that began the series of charges in the investigation and why it happened is still being kept quiet.The suspects were indicted Thursday in Knox County, separate from the federal charges some of the men already face relating to the carjacking. The rape charges involve both murder victims, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.Lemaricus Davidson faces 46 counts including felony murder, premeditated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape and theft.Letalvis Cobbins faces 46 counts including...
  • Interesting Where is the Media Coverage for the Newsome/Christian Murders.

    05/15/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Independentamerican · 35 replies · 2,509+ views
    Snopes ^ | 5/5/2007 | NA
    Origins: On 6 January 2007, Knoxville, Tennessee, residents Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Christian, 21, went out for a dinner date at a local restaurant, then headed to a friend's house to watch a movie. They never came back. When the couple had failed to return by the following morning, their parents notified police. Christopher Newsom's body was found near some railroad tracks in East Knoxville that afternoon, but Channon Christian remained missing. A trace run on Channon's cell phone helped authorities locate her abandoned vehicle the next day, and fingerprints raised from an envelope inside the automobile led...
  • National Media's Refusal to Cover White Couple's Murder Suggests PC at Work

    05/15/2007 7:58:04 AM PDT · by · 80 replies · 6,746+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    The sudden force that the liberal press brought to bear on the falsely accused Duke lacrosse team has been curiously absent on a much more grisly crime committed against a white couple by a group of black youths.Personally, I don't think that local crime issues should ever be covered in the national press but if the media are going to cover them, they need to be consistent. My friend La Shawn Barber has a must-read post on the matter: Early this year, a white couple was carjacked, tortured, raped, and murdered by a group of black thugs. Christopher Newsom (23)...
  • Critics say news media ignoring Knoxville couple slaying

    05/18/2007 7:03:31 AM PDT · by eyedigress · 42 replies · 2,182+ views
    AP ^ | May 18, 2007
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bloggers and media critics are complaining that the national media has ignored the rape and murder of a young Knoxville couple because of the racial implications of the story. Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student, and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, were raped, tortured and killed in January. Separate trial dates were set Thursday for four people charged in the slayings. Online critics have angrily insisted that reporters are ignoring the story because the victims are white and the defendants are black. "I am not going to call it reverse racism," said country singer...
  • Graphic details emerge in Christian-Newsom killings

    04/10/2008 5:48:31 AM PDT · by Leisler · 53 replies · 749+ views
    Knox News ^ | April 9, 2008 | Jamie Satterfield
    A 21-year-old University of Tennessee student was gang-raped, choked and bound in January 2007 before being stuffed inside a trash can while still alive, a federal prosecutor told jurors in opening court statements today. "The evidence will be when she went into that trash can, she was alive," Assistant U.S. Attorney David Jennings said this afternoon in U.S. District Court. "Probably, mercifully, Channon Christian died (later that evening)." Jennings revealed details about the killings of Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, as a jury was seated in the trial of Eric Dewayne "E" Boyd. Boyd is charged with helping...
  • 'Illegal' Crime (Jesse Diaz, Illegal Immigrant Advocate, Carjacked)

    07/06/2007 6:34:35 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies · 1,294+ views
    TownHall ^ | Friday, July 6, 2007 | By Mike Gallagher
    A funny thing happened to a pro-illegal immigrant activist this week in Dallas, Texas. The activist, a League of United Latin American Citizens representative named Jesse Diaz, was carjacked. Obviously there’s nothing funny about someone sticking a gun in another person’s face and stealing his car. This isn’t funny as in hardy-har-har. And everyone is relieved that Mr. Diaz wasn’t hurt by the punk who threatened his life and stole his vehicle in broad daylight. Joe Pettimato holds a sign supporting Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta as he attends a rally in support of immigrant issues in Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 12,...
  • SHOCK: Carjacking Attempt by 11-Year-Old

    06/15/2007 3:22:11 PM PDT · by Westlander · 5 replies · 403+ views
    AP ^ | Jun 15, 2007 | AP
    Carjacking Attempt by 11-Year-Old DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - An 11-year-old Detroit boy was charged Friday with wielding a hammer as he tried to steal a car from a man in a supermarket parking lot. The boy, one month shy of his 12th birthday, was charged with attempted carjacking and felonious assault. The man told police the boy approached him about 8 a.m. Thursday and demanded the keys to the man's car while the boy gestured with the hammer. The man refused and called police, who went to the parking lot in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights and arrested...
  • Man clubs thief with trowel from bed of truck traveling 70 mph

    01/21/2007 10:18:37 AM PST · by seowulf · 13 replies · 390+ views
    KOMO TV-Seattle ^ | 1/20/2006 | April Zepeda
    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - A good Samaritan who stopped to help a car accident victim was nearly punished for his good deed when that accident victim tried to run off with his truck. But it turned out, the car thief had picked the wrong guy. Clint Lucas of Lake Stevens was driving in Bothell when he saw a car spin out of control and crash into a ditch. He stopped to see if everyone was OK. But that's when the driver got out and jumped in Clint's new $40,000 Ford truck. In an instant, Lucas decided no one was going...
  • Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On Self

    12/28/2006 12:59:57 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 43 replies · 1,601+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 28, 2006
    Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On SelfPOSTED: 11:06 am EST December 28, 2006 BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Police said a man who carjacked an SUV in Boca Raton drove all the way to Palm Springs before becoming lost and calling 911 on himself. According to police reports, Claude King, 31, approached Caroline Funkey's black GMC Envoy while it was stopped at a red light in Boca Raton. The report said King smashed the driver's side window and pulled the driver out of the vehicle. Once inside, police said King began to punch the other four passengers. One of Funkey's...
  • Man Asks for Directions, Gets Carjacked

    04/18/2006 10:44:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,047+ views
    Charter ^ | Tuesday, April 18
    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Columbus man asked for directions early Monday, but the two pedestrians from whom he sought help stole his car instead. Keith Stroman, 21, told Columbus police he stopped his 1995 Chevrolet Camaro at an intersection on the south side of town around 2:50 a.m. to ask two men for directions. Instead of answering his question, one of the men pulled a silver gun and ordered Stroman out of his car. The carjackers got into the Camaro, valued at $4,000, and drove away, police said. Stroman was not injured.
  • Police: Man Carjacks Minutes After Jail Release (perp picks Deputy's car w/child inside to steal)

    03/14/2006 3:49:56 PM PST · by Stoat · 102 replies · 1,781+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | March 14, 2006
    Related To Story Video:   Police: Man Carjacks Minutes After Jail Release   POSTED: 1:43 pm EST March 14, 2006 UPDATED: 2:35 pm EST March 14, 2006   A man accused of stealing an off-duty Orange County deputy's car with her son inside had just been released from jail on similar carjacking charges minutes before the crime, Local 6 News has learned.   Investigators said Deputy Tonjali Frost, 37, her bail-bondsman husband and her 4-year-old son were at a RaceTrac gas station across the street from the Orange County Jail near John Young Parkway Monday night putting gas in...
  • AJC reporter tells story of carjacking

    03/11/2005 9:09:55 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 1,557+ views
    Staff writer Don O'Briant, who was carjacked Friday morning, told this story while he was in the emergency room at Atlanta Medical Center getting stiches above his left eye, about 90 minutes after the carjacking happened. I had just parked my car in the parking lot behind the Chinese restarurant at the corner of Spring Street and Marietta Street and was going to work, a little after 9 a.m.This person pulled in beside me, and I noticed that he had pulled into a handicapped spot. He was a young, athletic looking black man, and he didn't have a shirt on,...
  • Correctional officer kills friend in case of mistaken identity

    02/19/2005 8:20:52 PM PST · by holymoly · 112 replies · 2,631+ views ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO - An off-duty correctional officer shot and killed a friend and co-worker early Saturday whom he mistakenly believed was trying to carjack a vehicle being driven by his wife, police said. Arlin McClendon, 36, of Calumet City, was killed while trying to pull a joke on a longtime friend in an area where two dozen carjackings have occurred in less than a year, authorities said. "It is a tragic accident, a case of mistaken identity," said Calumet City Police Sgt. Larry Smith. "The victim and the shooter were lifelong friends. They worked together." McClendon was driving in the suburb...
  • eged abductor waives extradition, headed back to Texas

    01/29/2005 12:05:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 430+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | 01/29/05 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    BISBEE - Johnny Lee Williams, who is accused in a Texas abduction case, waived the formal extradition procedure Friday with an understanding that local attempted armed robbery charges will be dropped. A copy of the Texas warrant was present in Cochise County Superior Court Presiding Judge Tom Collins' Division 1 courtroom Friday at the 2:30 p.m. hearing. The warrant "is typically sufficient for purposes of waiving extradition," said Teri Goral, Williams county-appointed legal counsel. Williams' waiver of extradition stops the formal extradition procedure by the governor's offices in Texas and Arizona. Cochise County Spokeswoman Carol Capas said Williams would probably...
  • Would-be carjacker shot dead

    06/21/2004 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Lysander · 120 replies · 397+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/21/04 | SAEED AHMED
    An armed man who tried to carjack a motorist at a DeKalb County gas station Sunday was killed when the motorist shot at him, police said.DeKalb police said the would-be carjacker, Banarrek Von Clayton, 28, was shot in the leg and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.The motorist, Brian Dean, 24, told police he was at a gas station in the 4300 block of Glenwood Road at about 3 a.m. when Clayton approached him and threatened him with a gun.Dean then took out his gun and shot Clayton in the leg, said Sgt. Willie Durrett.Clayton was able to drive off...
  • Oklahoma body may be missing woman's (ex-TCU prof carjacked in Ft. Worth)

    02/04/2004 7:30:06 AM PST · by jtminton · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 02/04/2004 | Deanna Boyd, Alex Branch
    Investigators searching for a retired TCU professor converged Tuesday afternoon in southern Oklahoma, where a woman's body was found at the bottom of an embankment along an Interstate 35 service road in Murray County. Law-enforcement agents acting on information provided by two people arrested early Sunday in the disappearance of Laura Lee Crane, 77, found a body wrapped in a sheet about 1 p.m., officials said. "A body has been recovered, and an investigation is under way to determine if it is Mrs. Laura Crane," Fort Worth police Lt. Roger Dixon said. "We have a lot of work in front...
  • Eminem's Mom Reportedly Carjacked Along Eight Mile {Irony Alert]

    01/23/2004 12:08:43 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 17 replies · 279+ views
    Eminem's Mom Reportedly Carjacked Along Eight Mile Debbie Mathers Gives Police Description Of Vehicle POSTED: 2:13 PM EST January 23, 2004 The mother of rapper Eminem was reportedly carjacked Thursday night in metro Detroit. Debbie Mathers (pictured, left) was sitting in her car while pumping gas at the BP gas station located at Eight Mile and Coolidge roads around 11:30 p.m., WDIV-TV in Detroit learned. She was approached by a man with a silver handgun who demanded her car and threatened to kill her if she did not get out of the car, according to Oak Park police. The carjacker...