Woman accused of attacking mother with cheeseburger at McDonald’s

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

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A woman is accused of attacking her mother with a cheeseburger early Sunday after an argument escalated outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Indianapolis’ east side, according to multiple reports.

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Indianapolis police were called around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a 39-year-old woman and her 60-year-old mother argued outside McDonald’s near 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue, The Indianapolis Star reported.

They found the unidentified victim “covered in ketchup, mustard and pickles,” according to WXIN. Her injuries appeared to be minor.

Police told the Star that the fight started before the pair got to McDonald’s when the woman’s mother said her daughter could no longer stay in her home.

Officer Aaron Hamer told the newspaper that the woman was shouting at her mother and the older woman stopped at the McDonald’s drive-thru to allow other people to get out of the car.

“While her daughter was seated in the front passenger seat, she took a bite out of her cheeseburger,” Hamer told the Star. “The victim stated her daughter yelled, ‘(Expletive), I ought to kill you,’ and hit her in the left side of her face with her hand and the cheeseburger.”

The daughter, who was not identified, jumped into another vehicle and left the restaurant, police said.

Authorities continue to investigate the case.

19-year-old shoots, kills man trying to break into apartment

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 5:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

Police said a teenager shot and killed a man Monday as he attempted to break into the teen’s apartment in DeKalb County, Georgia. 

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Malik Hyatt, 19, told police he heard someone banging on the door of his apartment and trying to kick it in early Monday morning. 

Hyatt said he looked through the peephole and saw a man he did not know with something by his side.

He told his 22-year-old sister to go to her room, grabbed a gun and shot through the door twice.

When investigators arrived, they found the suspect dead on the stoop.

“They actually saw a male on the ground with a T-shirt on his face and a handgun in his hand outside one of the apartments,” DeKalb police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.

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The medical examiner identified the man killed as Eric Ransom, 22.

“In home invasions, you never know what the suspect’s motive are. Maybe it’s money. Maybe the victim had something they wanted,” Robertson said.

Police said they do not plan on charging the teen. They said the shooting appears to be justified, but the case is open and remains under investigation.

Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 5:58 AM

A 24-year-old former substitute teacher in Monett, Missouri, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

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According to the Monett Times, Loryn Barclay was arrested Sunday and charged with four counts of sexual contact with a student by a teacher. Barclay started as substitute teacher in fall 2016, and she was hired as a paraprofessional in November. As of April 27, she was relieved of her duties.

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“When we became aware of potential involvement with a student, we followed all procedures by informing the Children’s Division,” Monett superintendent Brad Hanson told The Monett Times. “We had a conversation with her, and she was not employed from then on. We learned about it the day of her exit as an employee. We dealt with it swiftly.”

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In early May, Barclay allegedly told an officer with the Monett Police Department that she “had an inappropriate relationship” with a student while employed as a substitute teacher. According to the affidavit, she told officer Jay Jastal that she had intercourse with the student twice at his family’s home in Barry County and had oral sex with him in a car at a park in Lawrence County.

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The student allegedly admitted to having intercourse and oral sex with the one-time teacher on multiple occasions.

“The district followed all compliance issues and followed through with everything we needed to do, and now, we’ll let the legal side do its work,” Hanson told the paper.

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She faces charges in both counties.

Jastal, who serves as school resource officer, was tipped off about the relationship in April.

Barclay met a $25,000 bond and was released Sunday night. A hearing is scheduled for July 24.

Charges in Barry County, where the student’s home is located, were filed on Monday, and a warrant was issued for Barclay with a cash-only bond of $10,000.

Body found in locked Walmart bathroom now identified as 29-year-old woman

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 7:54 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:36 PM

The body of a woman found found Monday inside a bathroom at a Walmart in Oklahoma has been identified, but police still aren’t sure how long she was there.

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Sand Springs police have identified the woman as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway from Muskogee.

According to police, employees assumed that the family bathroom was out of order because it was locked. Employees placed an out of order sign on the door Friday and it remained there throughout the weekend.

On Monday, employees unlocked the bathroom door and found the woman. 

Sand Springs Police say their preliminary investigation shows nothing suspicious about the woman's death.

They do not know why she was in Sand Springs. 

Walmart issued the following statement about the discovery:


"We are saddened by this. We don't know all the facts right now, but we are working closely with local law enforcement to provide what information we have that might be useful. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we must refer you to them for additional information." 

Narcan may be no match for 2 new fentanyl strains

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Two new strains of fentanyl are so deadly that they may be immune to naloxone, also known as Narcan, the drug used to save those who have overdosed, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday in a news release. 

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Acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl were not identified by the GBI until March, when the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office submitted the drugs as part of forensic evidence. A month later, officials investigated four overdoses that killed two people in the county. At the time, authorities thought the overdoses were caused by a bad batch of deadly drugs such as heroin or fentanyl.

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Officials have not said if the two new strains are connected to the overdoses. 

“It is not known how the human body will react to both drugs since they are not intended for human or veterinary use,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. “The drugs can be absorbed through the skin and are considered highly dangerous.”

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One of the drugs – acrylfentanyl – was banned in Georgia in April, she said, and has been on the GBI watch list for months. 

“It’s a very potent drug and there’s a high potential it has already killed people in Georgia,” Miles told WSB-TV. “There are multiple reports that (the drugs are) showing resistance to naloxone.” 

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The new strains come three weeks after four people were killed and dozens suffered from overdoses in a two-day span in Middle Georgia. The chief medical officer at Navicent Health in Macon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a new drug in the area was being sold as Percocet. It’s possible the drug could be homemade.