Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Indictment in Child Injury Case … Warrant Issued for His Arrest (Update: Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond)
AND ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR THE NFL …
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. The indictment is in regards to Peterson hitting his 4 year old son this past summer with a branch, referred to as a switch, as a form of punishment. Peterson states that this is how he was punished as a child. A grand jury seated earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson with a crime. However, that was not the case with the new one. According to accounts, the incident resulted in multiple injuries to the child. The boy lives with his mother in Minnesota but was on a visit to Texas several months ago when Peterson disciplined him with the switch. Peterson was taken into custody at 1 a.m. Saturday in Montgomery County, Texas, and was released on $15,000 bond, according to NFL.com. If convicted, Adrian Peterson could face two years in prison.
Adrian Peterson has been deactivated by the Vikings and will not play this Sunday against the New England Patriots.
According to law-enforcement sources, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson beat his 4-year-old son with a tree branch as a form of punishment this summer, an incident that allegedly resulted in multiple injuries to the child. According to reports, Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas for injury to a child.
The “whooping” – as Peterson put it when interviewed by police – occurred in Spring, Texas, in May. Peterson’s son had pushed another one of Peterson’s children off of a motorbike video game. As punishment, Peterson grabbed a tree branch – which he consistently referred to as a “switch” – removed the leaves and struck the child repeatedly.
The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child’s back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child’s hands. Peterson then texted the boy’s mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her “mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.”
Adrian Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin later released the following statement:
Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Friday evening:
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, a Montgomery County Grand Jury, “true billed”, Adrian Lewis Peterson on a charge of injury to a child. On today’s date at 2:47 PM, a warrant was issued and entered for the arrest of Adrian Peterson for that charge.
Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has referred the case to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the investigation has led to a, “true bill”, on a criminal offense, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss details in reference to the case or investigation.
At the time of this release, Adrian Peterson is not in custody at the Montgomery County Jail and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office does not have any details in the arrest of Adrian Peterson.
Peterson’s team, the Vikings, released the following statement on Friday evening:
The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson. At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin.
One of the darkest weeks in NFL history took another disturbing twist Friday when a warrant was issued in Texas for the arrest of Adrian Peterson, the face of the Vikings, over his treatment of one of his children.
Peterson faces an indictment accusing him of reckless or negligent injury to a child stemming from Peterson’s decision earlier this year to discipline his 4-year-old son by beating him with a ‘‘switch.’’
The Vikings responded by quickly deactivating Peterson for Sunday’s home opener against New England at TCF Bank Stadium. Peterson will surrender to Houston police, his attorney said.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities early Saturday morning.
He was booked into the Montgomery County jail at 1:06 a.m. CT and released at 1:35 a.m. CT after posting the $15,000 bond.
Missing Evansville, IN Woman Joelle Lockwood Found Safe … Two Arrested Have Been Made in Connection with Kidnapping
Joelle Lockwood has been found SAFE!!!
30 year old Joelle Ann Lockwood, who has been missing since July 6, 2014 in Evansville, Indiana, has been found alive and safe. A Facebook page, ‘Help Find Joelle Lockwell,’ created to help find a Lockwood first reported that she was alive and safe.
Thank you everyone for all there efforts with helping find Joelle!!! JOELLE IS FOUND!!! SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL. She appriciate s everyone’s time and energy. We are so happy she is found safe … THANK YOU LORD! Please give her and her family privacy during this time
Woohoo JOELLE IS SAFE AND FOUND!!!
An Indiana woman missing since July 2014 has been found alive and two people were arrested in connection with her disappearance, state police reported.
Joelle Ann Lockwood, 30, was last seen near Park and Florida streets in Evansville on July 6, the Evansville Courier and Press reported.
UPDATE I: The Evansville, Indiana Police Department have also confirmed that two individuals have been arrested in Posey County in connection with the abduction of Joelle Lockwood.
Two arrests have been made in the Joelle Lockwood missing person investigation. The arrests took place at a Posey County address that police believe Lockwood had been held captive in since early July.
Lockwood was reunited with her loved ones on Saturday evening. She had not been seen by friends or family since July 6th, 2014.
A man who had visited the suspects was able to get Lockwood out of the residence and brought her back to Evansville. Evansville Police were notified and she was interviewed by EPD Detectives. They determined that any criminal charges would be handled by Posey County authorities.
Members of the Posey County Sheriff’s Office , EPD Detectives, and the EPD SWAT Team served a warrant at the Posey County residence and took two people into custody.
The names of the suspects, all criminal charges, details of Lockwood’s confinement and rescue, and the location of the arrests will be released by the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office.
Officials tell us that two are arrests were made Saturday night in the investigation of missing woman Joelle Lockwood.
Evansville police tell us that the arrests were made at a residence in Posey County where they believe Lockwood had been held since early July.
We’re told that a man who visited the suspects got Lockwood out of captivity and brought her to Evansville. Lockwood was then interviewed by EPD detectives.
EPD says that any criminal charges will be handled by Posey County authorities.
8 Year Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella Missing Since 9/2/14 in Bullhead City, AZ (Update: Body Found Near Missing Girl’s Home)(Update: 26 Year Old Justin Rector Charged with Murder)(Update: Autopsy, Bella was Stragled)
The search is on for 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella who went missing from her home before 1:30 Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was last seen in her bed Monday night at her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive (map). Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning, as “Bella’s” family told them that she wasn’t in her bed or anywhere in the house. According to reports, the FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have been contacted. To date, there has yet to be an Amber Alert issued.
The Bullhead City Police Department said Isabella Grogan-Cannella disappeared before 1:30 a.m. from her home, located on Lakeside Drive.
The girl, who goes by Bella, is 4’8″ tall and between 80 and 90 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, sparkly tank top and dark shorts. She could be barefoot.
If anyone has any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at 928-763-1999.
UPDATE II: Body found near home of missing Arizona girl
Investigators found a body near the home of missing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said Wednesday.
Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, Williamson said, adding that investigators planned to finish gathering evidence at the scene and turn the body over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
He would not provide additional information on the approximate age of the body, its gender or condition.
A body has been found in Bullhead City, Arizona, as authorities — including the FBI — search for an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 40 hours, police said Wednesday.
At a news conference late Wednesday afternoon, police said it was too early to know whether the body is that of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, known as “Bella,” who went to bed Monday night but wasn’t there when her parents went to check on her shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said there were no signs of a break-in but that kidnapping was a possibility, and that they were searching the nearby Colorado River.
UPDATE III: 26 year old Justin James Rector arrested and charged with the kidnapping and first degree murder of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.
A 26-year-old man snatched an eight-year-old girl in the middle of the night as he stayed at her family’s home – before murdering her and leaving her body in a shallow grave, police have said.
Justin James Rector was arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges on Thursday morning after the body of Bella Grogan-Cannella was found in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday.
At a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Brian Williamson would not reveal how Bella died or if she had been sexually assaulted. He said they are still trying to determine a motive for the murder.
UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner Released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday … death was asphyxiation.
An 8-year-old girl reported missing from her Arizona home was strangled, authorities said Friday as they continued to investigate the case.
The Mohave County medical examiner released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday. The cause of death was asphyxiation.
Police found Isabella’s body in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home Wednesday, a day after her family reported her missing.
Isabella was discovered wearing the same green, ruffled, sparkly tank top she had on when she was last seen. However, authorities said she didn’t have any clothing on her lower half and they are looking into whether she was the victim of sexual assault.
San Francisco 49′ers DE Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges … Will Test NFL’s New Tougher Penalties for Players Accused of Domestic Violence
29 year old San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on domestic violence charges. Police officers responded to a call at 2:48 a.m. PT as the incident occurred on Bentley Ridge Drive, part of an upscale San Jose, CA neighborhood. McDonald’s arrest occurred just three days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence where under the league’s newly implemented personal conduct policy, a first domestic-violence offense will result in a six-game ban and a second in a lifetime ban from the NFL. McDonald was previously arrested for DUI in Santa Clara County, CA in 2010.
This should be interesting what happens to Ray McDonald going forward with the 49′ers as Coach Jim Harbaugh has stated in the past he had zero tolerance for those that would put their hands on a woman. Time for Harbaugh to put some action to his words.
Coach Jim Harbaugh has told 49ers players that domestic violence would not be tolerated on his team.
“He said that we can do anything in the world and we can come and talk to him and he’ll forgive us except put our hands on women,” former 49ers safety Donte Whitner said in 2012. “If you put your hand on a woman, then you’re done in his book.”
Ray McDonald- (San Jose Police Department)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol confirmed that McDonald, 29, was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a call at 2:48 a.m. PT.
McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges and was in the custody of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department before posting bail Sunday afternoon
Police arrived at 2:48 a.m. to McDonald’s home, where a party was being held in honor of McDonald’s birthday. He turns 30 Tuesday.
McDonald apparently was involved in an altercation with his fiancee, whom a police source said is 10 weeks pregnant. When she showed police minor bruises on her neck and arms, McDonald was arrested without incident.
McDonald was booked at 5:30 a.m. in Santa Clara County jail for “inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” according to the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections. Bail was set at $25,000 and McDonald was released at 11:30 a.m.
Get ready for the 49er’s D-line to take a hit as Ray McDonald will be suspended for a mandatory 6 games, added to the already suspended for 9 games pass rusher Aldon Smith for multiple off-field incidents. Hmm, I wonder if they will be giving DE Michael Sam a call?
Elmendorf, TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel Shot to Death During Traffic Stop … DOUBLE STANDARD: Where’s the MSM Outrage?
WHERE’S THE WALL TO WALL MSM COVERAGE, WHERE’S AL SHARTTON, WHERE’S JESSE JACKSON? WHERE IS THE CALL FROM BARACK OBAMA TO HIS FAMILY?
64 year old Elmendorf, TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel was shot multiple times during a traffic stop on Saturday and later died of his wounds at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. Police Chief Pimentel was shot by 24 year old Joshua Manuel Lopez, who had an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti at the time he was pulled over. AND YOU WONDER WHY POLICE OFFICERS REACT THE WAY THEY DO WHEN THEY PULL SOME ONE OVER OR ARE CONFRONTED? Joshua Manuel Lopez had only a misdemeanor warrant for graffiti but yet was armed with a gun and shot and killed a police officer. Joshua Manuel Lopez was arrested and taken into custody. Lopez faces capital murder charges and is being held in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
Take a good look America as to the dangers that police officers are confronted every day with every possible encounter they have. But the MSM, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, AG Eric Holder and President Barack Obama are more concerned with fanning the flames of racism and race baiting, rather than honoring those police officers who protect and serve. You will only hear from an agenda driven media and opportunists about how police officer Darren Wilson assassinated Michael Brown. God forbid they honor individuals like Police Chief Michael Pimentel who had a long career of protecting and serving. I wonder how many people the White House is sending to Michael Pimentel’s funeral?
Pic – Screen grab from KSAT 12 -ABC, Click HERE to watch video
A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said.
Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents.
According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said.
The chief was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio, where he died of his wounds, according to Hughes.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
According to Hughes, Lopez had an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti at the time he was pulled over.
Chief of Police Michael Pimentel was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in a residential area near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 9th Street at approximately 11:30 am.
A struggle ensued during the stop and Chief Pimentel was shot multiple times. He was flown to University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Bexar County deputies responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody.
Chief Pimentel had previously served as the police chief of the San Antonio Independent School District Police Department.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Mayor Evelyn Lykins
Elmendorf Police Department
PO Box 247
Elmendorf, TX 78112
Phone: (210) 635-8710
CREDIBILITY? Key Witness in Ferguson, MO Michael Brown Shooting … 22 Year Old Dorian Johnson Has a Warrant Out for His Arrest in Jefferson City, MO
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM …
22 year old Dorian Johnson, the individual who was walking with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson,, appears to have a warrant out for his arrest in Jefferson City, MO. Dorian Johnson was arrested for theft and making a false report in 2011. Theft, imagine that … water does seek its own level, doesn’t it? Me thinks some one has a lack of credibility here. Remember, this is the eye witness who said that Michael Brown was shot in the back when the autopsy image reports plainly show that was not the case.
When there’s smoke, there’s fire and when there is one lie to cover up you were doing, there are usually many more to follow.
The warrant is for stealing and dates back to June 2011.
ABC 17 News looked into Johnson’s past and found out he has also been charged with filing a false police report in the same year.
After cross referencing several records, ABC 17 News found the warrant, which is for Dorian Jordan Johnson, is actually the same person as Dorian Jarvis Johnson.
Johnson has told news organizations Brown was, “shot like and animal…”
You might remember, Johnson told reporters Brown was running away with his hands up.
The Body of Missing 19 Year Old Marine Wife Erin Corwin in Mine Shaft Near in Twentynine Palms, CA … 24 Year Old Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
Sad conclusion to the search for missing Erin Corwin …
The body of missing 19 year old Erin Corwin has been found in a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, CA. Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine, had been missing since June 28, 2014. According to court papers, Lee and Corwin were lovers and she had planned to meet Lee for a hunting trip on June 28. Corwin vanished on the way to Joshua Tree National Park on June 28 and was never seen from or heard from again. Following the discovery of Corwin’s body, authorities in Anchorage, Alaska arrested Christopher Brandon Lee Sunday night.
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.
Far off in Alaska, a man alleged to have been her lover was arrested on suspicion of homicide.
Authorities on Monday outlined the discovery of 19-year-old Erin Corwin and the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, who until recently was also a Marine.
The search for Corwin ended Saturday when her body was spotted with a video camera 140 feet down a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, where her husband was stationed, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. He said deputies searched many of the 100 mine shafts in a 300 square mile area before zeroing in on right one.
The following day authorities arrested Lee, Corwin’s former neighbor, in Anchorage.
Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
The body of a missing pregnant woman originally from Oak Ridge was found Sunday in a mine shaft and her alleged lover has been arrested in her murder, according to ABC-affiliate WATE in Knoxville.
On Monday officials with the San Bernardino, California Sheriff’s Office said they developed information that the remains of Erin Corwin, 20, had been placed in a mine shaft. After searching and investigating a number of mine shafts in the area, human remains were found in a shaft Saturday.
Crews were able to retrieve the remains from the shaft Sunday. Dental records showed the remains were Corwin’s.
14 Year Old Shaina McBride Missing Since 8/15/14 in Isle of Venice, FL (Update: Missing Fort Lauderdale Teen Found Safe “Hanging out in a Hotel” with 19 Year Old James Pescovitz-Gider)
14 year old Shaina McBride has been missing since Friday, August 15, 2014. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida teen was last seen Friday night at 9 pm when a family friend said Shaina McBride left her family’s boat off Isle of Venice to step outside for a few minutes. Shaina never returned or has been seen or hard from since. Our prayers that she is found safe and soon.
A friend of the family said 14-year-old Shaina McBride left her family’s boat off Isle of Venice to step outside for a few minutes and never returned.
McBride left her purse, phone charger and all her belongings on the boat.
She is described as being white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds.
She has blonde hair and green eyes and is most likely barefoot.
UPDATE I: According to a comment from her alleged sister, Angelica Mcbride, she was not a party girl.
My sister is not a party girl, she never like to party she is only 14 years old just turn 14 in June ! And she wanted to do something different with her hair don’t mean nothing!
Fort Lauderdale Police say a 14-year-old girl who set off a massive search after she was reported missing was found Wednesday with a man at a local hotel and now charges have been filed.
Shaina McBride was found “hanging out in a hotel” on Fort Lauderdale Beach, with a young man. She had been reported missing last Friday after she had been last seen at her home in the area of Las Olas Boulevard and Isle of Venice.
According to Fort Lauderdale Police detectives, the male with McBride was identified as James Pescovitz-Gider, 19. Detectives said McBride and Pescovitz-Gider had started a relationship in June and that led up to her running away and staying with the boy at the local hotel since last Friday.
Detectives said the couple had several consensual sexual encounters over the past several days. Because of that, Pescovitz-Gider was arrested and charged with two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery of a minor.
Ferguson, MO Chaos: Protesters Refused to comply with Gov. Nixon’s Midnight Curfew … 7 Arrested, One Individual Critically Shot, Police Use Tear Gas Against Mob
Curfew, what curfew?
Earlier in the day on Saturday, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) had issued a state of emergency and called for a curfew (VIDEO) in Ferguson, MO after looting and rioting continued, following the announcement of the naming of the police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown. However, predictably there was an element that was not going to abide by the curfew and defy authority.
“This is not to silence the people of Ferguson, but to address those who are drowning out the voice of the people with their actions,” Mr. Nixon, a Democrat, told reporters and residents at a Ferguson church. “We will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the rest of this community. If we’re going to achieve justice, we must first have and maintain peace.”
Mr. Nixon added: “This is a test. The eyes of the world are watching.”
As 12 midnight came and went, some protesters disbursed; however, many staying in defiance of the 12 midnight to 5 am curfew. The result was more chaos, clashes with police (VIDEO), tear gas and arrests. As Right Wing News opined, Rioters Go Crazy In Ferguson Yet Again.
“No Justice! No Curfew!… We grown!”
Police Warn Protesters that they are violating a State imposed curfew
Man Shot (not by police) As Protesters Defy Curfew in Ferguson
VIDEO – AP
The mayhem in Ferguson Mo. Escalated early Sunday morning as a man was shot and seven people were arrested following a confrontation between police and protesters who refused to abide by the state mandated curfew.
Authorities have not identified the man but said he was critically wounded by a gunshot. It is unclear who shot him but he was injured near an area of the town where protesters had gathered near a restaurant and some people were standing on the roof. Authorities said it did not appear he was shot by an officer.
Officers from Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis city and county police worked to remove the people from the area and brought armored vehicles and tear gas. A man with a handgun as spotted in the crowd and another person was reported shooting at a police car.
“I was disappointed in the actions of tonight” said patrol Capt. Ron Johnson.
Police had earlier pledged they would not use such tactics but Johnson said they were worried about officers’ safety.
“Tonight’s response was a proper one,” he said, adding that he was “disappointed” that rioting continued.
35 Year Old Stephen Howells & 25 Year Old Nicole Vaisey Arrested in Kidnapping of Two Amish Girls, Fannie and Delia Miller (VIDEO)(Update: Expect More Charges Like Sexual Assault and Rape)
A New York couple, 35 year old Stephen Howells and 25 year old Nicole Vaisey, have been arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish girls. Howells and Vaisey abducted 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm from their farm stand in Oswegatchie, NY prompting an AMBER ALERT.. The two girls were found safe on Thursday when their captors left them off at a home, and the individual returned them to their parents. The Hermon, NY couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse both Fannie and Delia Miller. Both Howells and Vaisey are being held without bond. Both have been charged with first degree kidnapping; however, more charges are sue to follow.
Stephen Howells – Nicole Vaisey
A New York couple arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters may have planned to abduct more children.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Saturday that “there was the definite potential” of additional victims and that additional charges may be filed against Stephen Howells, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25.
The Hermon, N.Y., couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse a 7-year-old and 12-year-old after abducting them from a roadside farm stand in northern New York State earlier this week.
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
The sheriff said Howells and Vaisey “were targeting opportunities” and did not necessarily grab the girls because they are Amish.
“There was a lot of thought process that went into this,” Wells said. “They were looking for opportunities to victimize.”
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement late Friday saying the arrests of Howells and Vaisey “no doubt saved young children from future abuse.”
The two Amish sisters from northern New York who were kidnapped this week and then found safe a day later were sexually assaulted, the St. Lawrence County’s District Attorneys office told NBC News. Investigators believe suspects Stephen M. Howells II, 39, and Nicole F. Vaisey, 25 had planned the kidnapping using “coercion tactics” and knew ahead of time they wanted to take the girls, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told reporters Saturday. Howells and Vaisey are being held without bail on first-degree kidnapping charges in the abduction and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Wells added that “there was the definite potential” for additional victims, and the suspects could be hit with more charges.
Expect more charges to be added to the first degree kidnapping for Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey. Look for sexual assault and rape charges as well. Hopefully these two sex offenders will be going away for life.
More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
Computer hard drives and other potential evidence are still being collected Sunday from the home of Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, said Mary Rain, district attorney for St. Lawrence County.
“I 100 percent expect more charges,” Rain told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She said the new charges, which she would not detail, could come after she meets with police investigators Monday or at the hearing Thursday. It’s also possible prosecutors would have to wait for results from forensic tests.