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More weapons found in Delaware prison 2 years after riot

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More than two years after a fatal riot, investigators have found more homemade weapons in a building at Delaware’s maximum-security prison where a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage.

Delaware State Police Cpl. Roger Cresto testified Tuesday that the weapons were found recently at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and were sent to a forensics lab for DNA testing.

Cresto’s testimony came in the trial of Roman Shankaras, one of 18 inmates who were charged in the February 2017 riot, during which prison guard Steven Floyd was killed. Two other guards were released by inmates after being beaten and tormented. A female counselor was held hostage for nearly 20 hours before tactical teams burst through a wall with a backhoe and rescued her. Sixteen of the inmates were charged with murder.

Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman for Delaware State Police, and Carl Kanefsky, a spokesman for Delaware attorney general, refused to answer questions Tuesday about the discovery of the weapons, which were found more than two years after investigators began executing searches of inmates’ cells following the riot.

Meanwhile, the prosecution’s star witness, a former Baltimore gang member who is serving a life sentence for murder, took the stand Tuesday in Shankaras’ trial.

As he has in the trials of other inmates charged in the riot, Royal Downs testified that in the days leading to the uprising, he and other prisoners were upset about the way they were being treated and discussing a possible protest.

Downs testified that he advocated for a peaceful protest, by having prisoners refuse to come back into the building when their recreation time was over. After he and other inmates couldn’t agree on that strategy, Downs suggested having inmates refuse to come out of their cells.

“It would have been a peaceful protest,” he said, adding that he did not agree with other inmates who instead wanted to overcome guards and take over the building.

“I truly, truly didn’t want to be part of it, no way. I didn’t even want to get caught up in it,” Downs said under prosecution questioning.

Downs said he even wrote a note to Floyd warning him of an impending uprising, and threw it out on the hallway of his cell tier, but fished it back into his cell after it landed in the wrong place so nobody else could see it.

After having his memory refreshed by a prosecutor, Downs testified that he talked to Shankaras and another inmate, Jarreau Ayers, the night before the riot.

Downs said Ayers stayed behind with Shankaras to continue the conversation and later reported to him that Shankaras said inmates were going to seize the building the next day.

Downs admitted that, despite his previous calls for a peaceful protest, he became involved in hostage negotiations after inmates seized the building, taking a walkie-talkie from inmate Dwayne Staats so that he could communicate with law enforcement officials.

“Had I not, things would have gotten a whole lot worser in that building,” Downs said, adding that he was just trying to get “some kind of control.”

“I felt like I stepped up,” Downs said, explaining that he was concerned that inmates were going to get hurt.

Downs, who was first interviewed by investigators on the day the riot ended, met with authorities several more times before pleading guilty to a single count of riot just weeks after he and other inmates were indicted in October 2017. His cell mate, Kelly Gibbs, killed himself in November, days after pleading guilty to rioting, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

Meanwhile, prosecutors in March dismissed cases against six other defendants, opting to move forward only against Shankaras, Lawrence Michaels, and Alejandro Rodgriguez-Ortiz.

That decision came after the first two trials against seven inmates resulted in only Staats — who admitted planning the uprising knowing it could become violent — being convicted of murder.

With little physical evidence, and no surveillance camera footage, prosecutors have had to rely heavily on testimony from Downs and other inmates, whose credibility has been successfully attacked by defense attorneys.

Downs was to resume testifying Wednesday.

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Oregon man sentenced for trying to bribe ICE agent to deport wife, her daughter

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An Oregon man was sentenced to four months in prison on Monday for trying to bribe an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to deport his wife and her daughter.

Antonio Oswaldo Burgos, 48, pleaded guilty in November to bribing the deportation officer in May 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon said in a news release, citing court documents.

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Burgos followed the officer from the ICE office in Portland, where Burgos is located, to Vancouver, Washington, a roughly 10-mile drive north.

He tried paying the officer to deport his wife, whom he met in El Salvador and was divorcing, and her daughter from a previous relationship. The ICE officer declined and reported Burgos.

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A week later, the officer, along with ICE investigators, made a recorded call to Burgos, in which he offered $3,000 to force his wife out of the U.S. A similar call took place the following week, and Burgos and the officer planned an in-person meeting.

When the two met as part of the sting operation, Burgos offered $4,000 to the ICE agent to deport his wife and her daughter.

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“Attempting to bribe a federal law enforcement officer is a serious crime and will be met with equally-serious consequences,” Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in November. “I commend the ICE officer involved in this case for responding to Burgos’ criminal proposition with the utmost level of professionalism and resolve.”

Burgos on Monday was sentenced to four months, and will also serve three years’ of supervised release, officials said.

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Diocese criticized for not listing some accused priests

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A lawyer representing victims of clergy sex abuse is criticizing the Archdiocese of Boston for not listing on its website the names of several priests who have faced accusations.

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian said Tuesday that by not publicly listing the priests’ names, the diocese has “lost the ability to understand the need to protect children and help victims try to heal.”

The archdiocese says it immediately reported all allegations to law enforcement when it received them.

It says it does not list the names of priests who were dead when the allegations are received, as five of the latest clerics were.

The archdiocese says another priest, the Rev. Richard Donahue, is retired, and the allegations against him remain under investigation. It was not immediately clear if Donahue has an attorney.

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Milwaukee to pay $2M to family of man who died in squad car

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The city of Milwaukee will pay $2 million to the family of a man who died in the back of a police squad car in 2011.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the family of Derek Williams agreed to settle its civil lawsuit, with the money going to Williams’ three children.

Jon Safran, an attorney for the family, says the settlement means the city is being held accountable for Williams’ death.

The 22-year-old Williams had been arrested after fleeing police investigating a suspected robbery, and a police report said an officer placed his knee on Williams’ back during the arrest. Squad car video showed him handcuffed in the back of a squad car, struggling to breathe and begging for help.

No officers were charged or disciplined in the case.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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Florida man driving lawnmower accused of striking police cruiser while drunk

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Florida authorities say they arrested an inebriated man on a lawnmower who slammed into a police officer’s parked, unoccupied cruiser.

The alleged alcohol-fueled fender-bender in Haines City on Saturday evening caused minor damage to the cruiser’s bumper and led to the arrest of Gary Anderson, 68, who police said had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, according to reports.

The officer was on a call when he heard a loud bang from inside a store, FOX13 Tampa reported.

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Anderson allegedly told the officer he struck the cruiser but denied causing any damage. He also allegedly admitted being drunk. Anderson reportedly had a trailer with a large cooler attached to the lawn mower.

“I’m proud of the professional demeanor our officers showed when dealing with this heavily-intoxicated, belligerent offender,” Haines City police Chief Jim Elensky said in a statement. “It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel drunk, even if that wheel is to a Craftsman, Massey Ferguson or John Deere.”

While in custody, Anderson was driven to a hospital after he accused officers — reportedly using foul language and racial slurs — of trying to poison him with cocaine, FOX13 reported.

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Police said there was cocaine in Anderson’s system when he was arrested.

The station reported Anderson allegedly told officers his driver’s license was suspended 41 years ago and he has never gotten it back.

Anderson was charged with committing a third DUI offense in 10 years and refusing to submit to a DUI test.

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He was being held in lieu of $3,000 bail.

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Ex-Chicago sergeant faces felony counts in gay club fight

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A former Chicago police sergeant has been charged in an attack at a gay club last year that left two men seriously injured.

Chicago police said Tuesday that 45-year-old Eric J. Elkins faces two felony aggravated battery counts in the Sept. 29 attack. Another man, 34-year-old Giovanni Rodriguez of Chicago, also faces felony counts.

Elkins resigned from the Chicago Police Department earlier this year. He previously was charged in Michigan in 2016 with criminal sexual conduct involving a teenager between the ages of 13 and 15. The sex charge was dropped and Elkins pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of disorderly conduct. Michigan records show he was sentenced to probation, community service and substance abuse treatment.

Police say Elkins and Rodriguez turned themselves in Monday. They are due in court Tuesday.

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N Carolina man accused of killing, dismembering roommates

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A grand jury indictment has revealed more about a grisly killing in North Carolina, where a man is accused of stabbing his roommates, chopping up their bodies, wrapping them in carpet and dumping them in the woods.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 46-year-old Tyrone Donte Gladden was indicted Monday on charges of first-degree murder and dismembering human remains in order to conceal an unnatural death.

He’s accused of killing 40-year-old Devetta Carnetta Campbell and 36-year-old Gary Michael Craig Jr. in June 2017. Their families asked police to check the apartment that July. It was empty, stripped of its carpeting, but investigators found blood evidence, and then spotted a human torso in the woods nearby.

Gladden was arrested that August. His girlfriend told police he’d been researching “decomposing bodies” online.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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North Carolina man arrested for allegedly possessing weapon of mass destruction

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A North Carolina man was arrested Thursday for allegedly possessing a weapon of mass destruction at his home, police said.

Owen Gregory Dean, 44, of Murphy, was taken into police custody after it was discovered that he had a blasting cap at his home, according to WLOS-TV.

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Owen Dean, 44, was arrested for allegedly possessing a weapon of mass destruction. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Adult Corrections and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in searching the man’s home. The blasting cap was safely recovered by bomb technicians.

Blasting caps are a small explosive device that can cause an explosion if combined with a fuse, according to the New York Daily News.

“Again this had a huge potential for disaster. Explosives must always be properly handled and stored. We appreciate all the assistance of the SBI, ATF and DPS in helping us to bring this to a safe conclusion,” Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer said in a statement, according to WLOS-TV.

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Dean was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center. He was being held under $15,000 bond. He’s set to make a court appearance May 9.

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Minnesota dad charged after allegedly leaving son, 4, inside car during work shift: report

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Authorities say a 4-year-old Minnesota boy died Saturday after his father left him in a hot SUV for hours while he worked.

The father, 26-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. He allegedly told police that he had no one to watch his son. According to the complaint, Taylor told police he left the window open a crack and gave the boy a hand-held video game.

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The boy died Saturday in St. Paul. Authorities say Taylor left the child in the vehicle for hours while he worked the Grillfest event at CHS Field. Taylor returned to the SUV at about 5:15 p.m. to find the boy was stiff and showing signs of decomposition.

KFGO reported that he first allegedly told police that he left the boy in the car for about 2 1/2 hours, but later reportedly admitted that he left the boy at 11:30 a.m. and returned at 5:15 p.m.

The temperature reached 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and the criminal complaint says the boy was in the sun. A meteorologist said even though it was in the 70s outside, the inside of a car could reach 130 degrees in direct sunlight.

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He reportedly rushed the boy to the hospital while holding his hand, frantically seeking medical help, KSTP reported. The boy was pronounced dead on arrival.

It isn’t clear whether Taylor has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

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New Hampshire DUI suspect drove for 15 miles in the wrong direction on the highway: police

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A 24-year-old New Hampshire woman drove for 15 miles in the wrong direction on a highway outside Manchester Sunday, nearly striking several drivers before police managed to stop the vehicle, authorities said.

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Carly Tate drove northbound in the southbound lanes on Interstate 293, and then on Interstate 93 through the town of Hooksett, police said. State troopers eventually deployed spike strips to slow the vehicle down before arresting the suspect.

Officers responded to several calls around 2:50 a.m. from witnesses who claimed they were nearly hit by the vehicle, the press release stated.

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Tate is charged with DUI and reckless conduct. She was released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning she did not have to pay bail and agreed to return to court. Tate is scheduled to be arraigned in Merrimack County Superior Court on May 23 at 1 p.m.

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