Bradley William Stone, the 35-year-old Iraq war veteran who allegedly shot his ex-wife and five members of her family to death over a reportedly longstanding child custody dispute in Pennsylvania Monday, remains on the run, a day after police discovered the ghastly murders.
The last sighting of Stone was late Monday night in Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania, where authorities reported that a resident fired shots at a man who matched Stone's description according to The Morning Call.
Doylestown Township police explained that a man fitting Stone's description – white male, about 5-foot-10 and wearing camouflage clothes – demanded the car keys of a man walking his dog at about 7 p.m. Monday while armed with a knife. The man who was armed with a gun, however, sent Stone running when he fired off a few rounds at him. more >>
Police in the Northwest suburbs of Atlanta are on the lookout for a two-women tandem that has used the allusion of prayer to distract and steal from gullible supermarket shoppers, who leave their personal items inside their cart.
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office posted an alert bulletin on Monday to its Facebook page warning local shoppers throughout the Atlanta metro area to be wary of friendly strangers in stores who start up conversation and then offer to lead in prayer, claiming to try and help solve a shopper's personal problems.
The police alert states that a team of two women are carrying out a prayer distraction scam on unsuspecting shoppers at local stores in the tri-county area. The scam entails one of the women distracting a shopper by sparking up a conversation that ultimately leads to the targeted victim bowing her head as the woman leads in prayer, while the partner sneaks up and swipes the shopper's credit cards, cash and other valuable personal items that are sitting in the cart as the shopper is distracted. more >>
Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanged in Aug. and his family insists that he was lynched; the FBI just announced that they would be looking into the case to determine whether Lennon's death was self-inflicted or murder.
"That's all I've ever asked for: what is due, owed rightfully to me, and my family – justice. Prove to me what happened to my child," Claudia Lacy, mother of the deceased, told CNN.
Lennon was last seen on Aug. 28, when he left his home in Bladenboro, North Carolina, to exercise. When he didn't return home, his parents grew concerned, and at 7:30 the following morning, Lennon was found hanging from a swing set in the center of a park. Medical reports stated that he was covered in fire ants, adding to the sadness of the teen's death. more >>
Career criminal-turned-minister John Turnipseed said the image of African American men as violent troublemakers has to change so when incidents like Ferguson occur, the public will fight for them.
The Minneapolis minister told The Christian Post that, "One of the things that has to happen is that the perception of young black men has to change."
Turnipseed, a former pimp, drug dealer, and gang leader who has been imprisoned three times, acknowledges, "As a black male I have as much to do with that as anyone else." more >>
A cane-walking man suspected of killing at least five people in three different homes after going on a shooting rampage in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County Monday is now on the run after barricading himself inside a home just outside Philadelphia and later eluding police who tried to apprehend him.
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has described the suspect as Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg.
"All of the victims have a familial relationship to Stone," explained officials in a release online. "Stone is described as 5'10", 195 pounds and is known to use a cane or walker to move. Stone may be wearing military fatigues, in either sand or green color." more >>
Federal Judge Robert Holmes Bell, father of bestselling author and popular pastor Rob Bell, called the shocking secret life of former Christian radio host John Balyo, "filthy" and "obscene" as he sentenced the once married expectant father to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.
Balyo, 35, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Michigan earlier this summer, to photographing and having sex with the boy in April – the same month he got married.
"No one ever reported any misgivings or indiscretions about Balyo. But he was a wolf in sheep's clothing,'' said Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa K. Hessmiller wrote in a sentencing memorandum according to the USA Today. more >>