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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:03 AM
— Prosecutors in Washington State said an escort shot a man in the head twice in his home, then stole his wallet and gun before running away. The man survived, police said.
Investigators in Snohomish County arrested the suspect, 21-year-old Marissa Wallen on Tuesday, and she made her first court appearance via video camera Wednesday.
Probable cause documents say Wallen shot the 36-year-old victim while the two were engaged in sexual activity at his North Everett home.
“I was stunned on Tuesday when the first detective came to our door,” said Mark Barnum, who lives next door. “He said your neighbor was shot twice in the head.”
The probable cause document said Wallen admitted to shooting her client in the back of the head, while they were engaged in sexual activity, and that "she fired a second shot that struck him in the side of the face.”
Wallen “said that she then took his wallet (off) his night stand and fled the location, believing, he was dead on his bedroom floor,” according to the probable cause document.
The victim's neighbor said he heard a noise.
“I heard what sounded like two or three taps coming from the wall,” Barnum said. “It was notable because we don't usually hear anything.”
He said he thought the noise could have been a hammer at first, until he talked with detectives.
“It just kind of shocking to think perhaps that was maybe - maybe those were the shots. Maybe it was [the victim]. And I feel really badly that I was unable to help,” Barnum said
An officer found the victim three days after the shooting.
During a welfare check, the officer found the victim “sitting up against a wall in the master bedroom… he had a lot of dried blood on his head and he was awake, but unresponsive,” the documents said.
A CT scan found two bullets still in the victim’s head.
Neighbors say he works in tech.
“He keeps to himself a lot, he's got his computer stuff up there. He handles a lot of websites, it security,” said Erik Buxton, another neighbor. We’ll talk, he’s a nice guy.”
Documents say he had cameras that captured Wallen inside the home and running down the driveway.
Wallen is also accused of using the victim's credit cards to rack up more than $10,000 in charges
Documents say the victim "had been hiring female escorts and frequenting a strip club in Seattle, where he was bragging about how much money he earned and belongings he had at his house.”
“He liked to kind of flash his money a little bit. It's what's going to happen - you're going to attract negative people along the way,” Buxton said.
But neighbors say they're just glad he survived.
“He got a long hard road ahead of him, so I wish him well,” Barnum said. “I’m just so glad that for him and his family that he’s going to pull through.”
A judge Wednesday said Wallen had warrants out for her arrest and a long string of failures to appear, and set her bail for $1 million.
Jenner Matthews was arrested in connection with the case Tuesday. The probable cause document said Wallen made payments to him through Facebook using the victim’s accounts.
Officers were able to communicate with the victim at the hospital with gestures, but court documents say the victim is unable to speak.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
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Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:19 PM
KETTERING — A service dog is missing after he ran off when the vehicle his owner was driving became involved in a crash in Kettering Friday morning.
Officials say Zeus the dog, and his owner, a Special Forces veteran, were involved in a two-vehicle crash that ended with their vehicle into a pole at the intersection of East Dorothy Lane and Shroyer Road.
Zeus ran from the crash that occurred just after 11 a.m. and has not been seen since.
His owner reportedly suffered a broken jaw as a result of the crash and allegedly will not seek medical treatment until his dog is found, community members said.
Signs about Zeus being missing, as well as articles of clothing, have been placed all around the Oakwood, Far Hills and Oak Knoll areas where he was last seen.
Community members looking for the missing dog urge others not to chase Zeus if you locate him, but rather call the local police department.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:44 PM
NORTH HAMPTON — A boil advisory is in effect for the village of North Hampton in Clark County, according to Jeff Clevenger, operator of record of the North Hampton Water Treatment Plant.
The tower pressure dropped under 20 psi, and residents need to boil water for three minutes.
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Residents should bring water to a roiling boil for at least three minutes before using it for drinking, cooking or brushing teeth.
Bacteria samples will be collected on Monday, and testing takes 24 hours.
The boil advisory will be in effect until at least Tuesday.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:08 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A mother said her 2-year-old was pelted nine times with paintballs while they were outside their west Charlotte home.
The 2-year-old had marks all over her body after someone shot paint at her.
Paintball wars have been gaining national traction since the beginning of the year.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it has received more than 150 calls since the beginning of the year involving complaints about paintball gun.
The mother, who didn’t want to be identified, said it was a traumatizing moment for her and her daughter.
"She was screaming so bad. She said, 'Mommy, help me. Mommy, help me,’” she said. “That killed me. When I saw her with paint all over her shirt and her pants, my heart dropped."
The mother said she found welts on her daughter’s chest, back, knees and legs.
The mother told Channel 9 that a group of men were shooting each other on her property earlier this past week.
“I heard one of them say that's their way to, instead of attacking themselves with guns, they're going to do it like that because that's how they get the anger out of them,” the mother said.
The mother said she's not against people using paintball guns to settle their differences, but it shouldn’t jeopardize anyone else's safety.
She filed a police report and days later, she said her car was hit twice with paintballs.
The police department investigated the incident and arrested 17-year-old Keon Jaquez Broughton, who is facing charges for causing a disturbance, assaulting a child and resisting an officer.
The number of complaints the police department has received involving paintball guns is growing.
Meanwhile, local paintball gun stores are seeing a rise in sales.
David Veldof, who owns a paintball gun store, believes some people are having a good time at the wrong place.
He's educating customers on smarter options, including regulated fields.
"Over the past three to four weeks, we've had a substantial increase in sales,” Veldof said. "And believe it or not, a lot of people have been going to these fields and staying off these streets."
The mother said her 2-year-old has been seeing a counselor to get over the fear of being outside she developed since the paintball incident.