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Intoxicated man flees crash scene with victim's motorcycle stuck to bumper, police say

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 3:06 PM

Police in Mobile, Alabama, arrested William Christopher Pruett, 29, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Mobile County Sheriff's Office
Police in Mobile, Alabama, arrested William Christopher Pruett, 29, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.(Mobile County Sheriff's Office)

A man is facing charges including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after police said he fled the scene of a crash last week in Alabama with the victim's motorcycle stuck to his bumper.

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The man, identified by Mobile police as 29-year-old William Christopher Pruett, crashed into a motorcycle and its 49-year-old driver early Wednesday morning, according to AL.com.

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the scene of the collision on Halls Mill Road near Pruett's home, WALA reported.

Medics rushed the victim to the hospital, where he was last listed in critical condition, but Pruett left the area before police arrived, AL.com reported.

Officers found him at his home on Halls Mill Road around 7:45 a.m. after a person called to report seeing a Jeep with a motorcycle attached to its front. When police arrived, the motorcycle was still stuck to the front of the vehicle, according to WALA.

Police arrested Pruett on charges of first-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Mobile County Sheriff's Office records show.

He was released Friday on bail.

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‘Robust’ police presence at Mason schools after 2 threats

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:16 PM


            A Mason High School student was arrested Thursday evening after an investigation tied him to a threat about a shooting at the school, district officials said. FILE PHOTO
A Mason High School student was arrested Thursday evening after an investigation tied him to a threat about a shooting at the school, district officials said. FILE PHOTO

A Mason High School student was arrested Thursday evening after an investigation tied him to a threat about a shooting at the school, district officials said.

In a notice posted on Mason Schools’ website — and sent to school parents in the Warren County district — Mason officials said the district worked with Mason Police in their investigation of a threat posted in a restroom of the school.

MORE: Mason bus driver fired after student abandoned on bus for hours

And a Mason Middle School student is under investigation for his threat made on a school bus, said officials.

The student allegedly stood up on the bus today (Thursday) and said he was going to shoot up the school on Friday, according to communications from the district.

“We will have a robust law enforcement presence at all of our schools on Friday, and will have other measures in place that we aren’t sharing publicly. We always support a parent’s decision to do what is in your best judgment when it comes to your child’s safety — and an absence will be counted as excused,” an email to parents from the district said.

“We understand how disturbing threats are for your family. They are for our Mason City Schools staff, too. We are all working hard to share the message that making a threat is very serious and has enormous consequences for the person who does so, and a community,” said officials.

Mason High School is the largest in Ohio and the school system’s enrollment is the biggest in Warren County.

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Springfield man enters plea in shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 11:18 AM


            Travis Hypes appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty to murder and felonious assault charges.
Travis Hypes appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty to murder and felonious assault charges.

A Springfield man pleaded not guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday to murder and felonious assault charges related to the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Travis Hypes is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was 30 weeks pregnant with the couple’s child, on April 5 at a home on McCreight Ave.

RELATED: Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

A court affidavit said that Hypes told police the couple had gotten into a physical argument. He drew a gun, but he claims it accidentally went off, according to the affidavit.

Marsh later died from the shooting at the hospital, but the baby was successfully delivered.

Hypes’ bond was set at $500,000 cash surety.

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Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant woman

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:11 AM

Woman's baby delivered by C section after she's shot in head

A Springfield man was indicted on two murder charges this week in connection with the shooting that killed a woman who was 30 weeks pregnant.

Travis Hypes, 24, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on the murder charges and felonious assault, according to the prosecutor’s office. He is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was carrying their baby, on April 5 at a home on McCreight Avenue.

MORE: Springfield pregnant woman shot in the head: What we know now

The baby was successfully delivered by c-section before Marsh died, a police affidavit said. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said the baby is still fine.

The affidavit says Hypes told police that he and Marsh got into an argument and began pushing each other. Hypes told authorities he brandished the gun but didn’t mean to use it, the affidavit said.

The gun allegedly went off during the pushing match, according to what Hypes told police in the affidavit.

But Marsh’s family doesn’t believe that’s what took place. They told the Springfield News-Sun that Marsh was protective of the baby and wouldn’t willingly get involved in a physical altercation.

MORE: Springfield crime: Family of slain pregnant woman responds

Hypes was arrested while Marsh was fighting for her life and was originally charged with felonious assault. After her death, Clark County prosecutors upgraded the charges.

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1 injured in shooting at Florida high school

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:29 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

At least 1 Person Injured in Florida High School Shooting

One person was injured Friday morning in a shooting reported at Forest High School in Ocala, according to the the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

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