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Man accidentally texts probation officer asking if he has pot

Sunday, November 9th, 2014


A Georgia man is going back to prison after accidentally sending a text message to his probation officer asking if he had pot.

Alvin Cross, Jr., plead guilty on Monday to possession of cocaine and sentenced to one year in prison, WALB-TV reported. He was sentenced for an additional year for violating his probation.

Cross’ probation officer reportedly received a text message from the man asking “You have some weed?”

Man accidentally texts probation officer asking if he has pot

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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A Georgia man is going back to prison after accidentally sending a text message to his probation officer asking if he had pot.

Alvin Cross, Jr., plead guilty on Monday to possession of cocaine and sentenced to one year in prison, WALB-TV reported. He was sentenced for an additional year for violating his probation.

Cross’ probation officer reportedly received a text message from the man asking “You have some weed?”

Boyfriend Of Missing Charlotte Teacher Bianca Tanner Charged With Murder

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014


Police in Charlotte arrested the boyfriend of missing Charlotte teacher Bianca Tanner Thursday morning and charged him with her murder after a body was found in Steele Creek.

Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. is charged with murder.

The body, which was found in a wooded area on the 10400 block of Calico Crossing Lane near Lake Wylie, will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office to be identified.

Smith posted bail Wednesday.

He was extradited back to Charlotte after he was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Chicago over the weekend.

Detectives interviewed him for hours on Wednesday about his relationship with Tanner, and then transported him to the jail, where he was placed under a $100,000 bond Tuesday. That bond was lowered to $20,000 on Wednesday.

Officials said earlier Wednesday that if Smith posted his bond and was released, he would be on house arrest and would be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

Smith did post bond before 9 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Smith was always a person of interest and had been misleading investigators.

Smith told reporters that he doesn’t know where Tanner is as he was being moved from CMPD headquarters to the Mecklenburg County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Tanner’s family decided they wanted to talk with Smith to see if he would give them some answers, and went to the jail to talk to him.

After the meeting, the family told WBTV, “We’re no closer today than we were the night she went missing, unfortunately & sadly!”

Tanner was last seen June 7.

A warrant was issued on Smith two weeks after Tanner disappeared. Detectives say Smith left Tanner’s three year old son home alone.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are calling the Tanner case a homicide, and say Smith is a person of interest – he was the last person to see the 31-year-old mother.

According to warrants released in the case, Smith told investigators that he received a text message that led to an argument between him and Tanner the night she disappeared. Tanner left the apartment intoxicated, carrying a bag with her, Smith says.

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Tanner recently moved to Charlotte with her son for a teaching job. Before that she was a teacher at Reedy Fork Elementary School in Guilford County.

Tanner’s family members have been conducting searches for her. Tuesday afternoon investigators met with them to give a “briefing on the status of the case, where it’s going, and the strategy to locate Bianca.”

Chief Monroe said “we have determined there will likely be a couple of more searches within the area of Charlotte. We’re not going to divulge those areas just yet.”

After getting a police briefing, and then talking with Smith – Bianca’s family members Tuesday night said “right now we’re feeling overwhelmed

Married Ex-Teacher Faces 135 Years for Molesting 12-Yr Old Boy

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


Former “Teacher of the Year,” Mrs. Ethel Anderson is currently facing up to 135-years in prison, basically life, for having sex with one of her 12-year-old students. She previously rejected a plea deal that offered her 15-years in prison followed by a lengthy probation, and now faces the jury’s decision and possible maximum sentence.

The prosecution has allegedly explicit text message evidence that they plan on using against Ethel to further strengthen their case against the woman. One alleged textual conversation that they read in court was “Forget 16, my heart is racing just thinking about you. I don’t want my husband.”

Only her father appeared in court to support her.

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Man sends ominous text just before crash

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

About six months ago, Chance Bothe typed out a text message while driving down a familiar Texas road. It was a simple “b right there,” but it changed the 21-year-old man’s life. While sending it, he veered off the road and into a ravine. Instead of visiting his pal, the young man wound up in a hospital, battling for his life.

Even more chilling was a message he’d written in the moments prior to that: “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident,” he’d typed. Luckily for him, the prophecy was only partly right.

The Victoria, Tex. college student had been driving home, to Ganado — less than 40 miles away — after an early class on Jan. 24. Based on what his family managed to piece together later, the young man had been texting his childhood friend throughout the drive.

They were having an argument of sorts, when the Chance missed a slight curve in the road. He drove straight through it and his truck slid — what his mother estimates is 20 to 30 feet — into a ravine.

“It affects everyone, it’s just not worth it,” Chance’s mother, Vicki, told, referring to texting while driving.

The nursing home administrator is certainly more aware of that reality than many of us. Vicki Bothe is one of the forces behind UnSend, a nonprofit foundation she helped create after her son’s wreck, in order to spread awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.

Vicki Bothe provided with a copy of the journal she kept after her son’s accident and spoke in detail about the six months that have passed since the morning that turned her family’s life upside down.

“I’d never seen so many first responders. There were so many lights. The whole town was full of emergency personnel. I knew at that time that it was not a good situation,” she said, while describing the moment she drove up to the scene of her son’s accident.

“Luckily [the accident] was witnessed,” Vicki Bothe told “No one would’ve seen him if it hadn’t been witnessed. It’s so far down the road.”

Two men ran to the crash site and began to pull Chance out of his truck. They hesitated, Chance’s mother said the men told her later, because they recalled cautions that injured individuals shouldn’t be moved. Once they noticed Chance taking a big gulp of air, they decided again to move him. And just as soon as they’d gotten him away from the vehicle, it erupted in flames.

“I have a hard time driving by the accident scene,” Vicki said, recalling panic attacks she has when near the area.

The hospital “found that he had a open compound fracture to to his left ankle, a punctured right lung, multiple facial fractures along with lacerations, a severe skull fracture with some apparent head trauma with a small brain bleed,” Vicki Bothe recorded in her journal’s first entry. Doctors later confirmed to the family that Chance suffered severe head trauma. He’s still recovering from all the injuries.

“He’s a million dollar kid,” Vicki Bothe said, describing the procedures, including two complete facial reconstructions, Chance has undergone in the past six months. “Most days he does pretty well, but there’s a pretty significant change in his personality.”

“He had to learn everything over again,” Chance’s mother continues. “He had to learn to speak with proper voice inflection. He had to learn how to convey emotion. Prior to the accident, he was an extremely intelligent child. He painted, he played music, he was a math whiz.”

Now Chance is joining his family on a mission to share his story though. Chance’s sister, her husband, and two of Chance’s close friends founded UnSend, a foundation determined to raise awareness about texting and driving.

“So here is the question. What can you do? Make a pledge and take a stand to ‘Keep It In Your Pants!’ That text can wait. Your life cannot. Don’t let a text message be your famous last words,” the foundation’s temporary website pleads.

“They just need to understand, don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life,” Chance recently said, according to NBC-affiliate WAFF in Huntsville, Ala. “I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago, and I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head, I’m surprised that’s not me up in that casket. I came very close to that, to being gone forever.”

“We’re not comfortable being in the spotlight,” Vicki said, before explaining that her family is pushing forward and sharing Chance’s story anyway. “I don’t want another mother to go through this.”

This story has been updated, and contains reporting from Tricia Forbes, WAFF in Huntsville, Ala. Here is a link to her original piece, which first ran.

Female teacher’s aide jailed after sending nude photos to three students (VIDEO)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

“A teacher’s aide has been jailed after sending nude photos of herself to three 16-year-old students. U.S. marshals arrested Tiffany Lynne Huffman on charges of sexual misbehavio

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r. The 28-year-old woman from Oklahoma is alleged to have struck a friendship with the three teenagers through messages on Facebook. Police said she began having sexual conversations with each victim and eventually sent them nude photos of herself. She also sent photos of herself in sheer lingerie via text message from her cell phone. Court documents show that police have obtained the photos, which were sent between March 30 and April 17.”

Student shot to death in dorms on Mississippi State campus

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A student was shot to death at a Mississippi State University residence hall late Saturday night, prompting campus-wide alerts as authorities searched for suspects who fled the scene.

University spokeswoman Maridith Geuder said police received a call about the shooting at Evans Hall around 10 p.m. Saturday. The victim was taken to a hospital where he subsequently died.

Three male suspects fled the building in a blue Crown Victoria. As of early Sunday, no arrests had been made and the campus remained under emergency conditions.

Shortly after the shooting, the university began sending a series of text message alerts to students. Geuder said a team of university officials and police was meeting early Sunday. The team is automatically convened in emergencies under a school policy.

The four-story Evans Hall holds about 300 male students and is located on the north side of campus. The campus of about 20,000 students is located in a rural area in the northeastern part of the state, about 125 miles northeast of Jackson.

The school’s website says the campus is located in a low-crime area, and that emergencies are rare.

Teen taunts cops via text message

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

ROGERS, Ark. — A northwest Arkansas teenager thought it would be funny to send a text message to a random phone number saying she hid a body, but the joke backfired.

Of all the local phone numbers she could have chosen, the 15-year-old girl picked one that belonged to a police detective. Police found the girl’s address by tracing her cellphone number.

The prank? To text: “I hid the body … Now what?” to a random phone number. The teen said she got the idea for the prank from a posting on the website Pinterest.

Police didn’t find the prank funny and say it tied up some of the department’s resources.

The girl was released with a warning.

Former ‘Teacher of the Year’ accused of molesting 12 year old

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Ethel Anderson, a 29-year old woman who was once the teacher of the year, was arrested for having sex with a 12-year old boy.  The woman was secretly recorded referring to the sex acts she had with the boy.  Anderson, who is married with a four-year old child, is alleged to have performed oral sex on the boy while helping him with his homework.

The meeting between the teacher and the boy was arranged by his mother.  Anderson admitted that she performed oral sex on the boy and allowing him to fondle her.  She now faces three counts of lewd battery and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. She was released on $50,000 bail.

The boy’s mother called police when she saw an inappropriate text message from the woman.  When police spoke to the boy, he was able to identify stretch marks on the woman’s stomach.

Suicide attack on NATO air base

Monday, March 5th, 2012

(Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least two civilians on Monday after detonating explosives at the gates of the NATO base where copies of the Koran were burned, Afghan officials said.

The bomber targeted a vehicle belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said district governor Kabir Ahmad Rahil, adding there could be foreign casualties, although a NATO spokeswoman said no coalition troops had been harmed in the attack on Bagram airfield.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was “revenge” for the Koran burning, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a text message to media.

The burnings of the Koran last month at the NATO base, which the U.S. said were unintentional, brought Afghan-American relations to a new low and sparked widespread anti-Western protests that killed 30 including American troops shot by Afghan soldiers.