Country Music Singer Wayne Mills Shot & Killed by Pit & Barrel Bar Owner Chris Ferrellby in Nashville, TN … Supposedly Self Defense Over Argument Over Mills Smoking in the Bar
44 year old country singer Wayne Mills was shot by ‘Pit & Barrel’ bar owner Chris Ferrellby at the downtown Nashville, TN bar early Saturday morning. Mills, lead singer of the Wayne Mills Band, later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. According to Ferrellby, he shot Mills in self-defense after the two got into an altercation because Mills was smoking in a non-smoking area of the restaurant. Really, the use of deadly force for smoking in a non-smoking section? I guess smoking really does kill. One would suspect that there has to be more to this story. The Nashville metro police continue to instigate the shooting.
Nashville police on Sunday said they are still investigating a fatal shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning that left a country singer dead inside a downtown Nashville bar.
Wayne Mills, 44, was shot by Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell, police said. Ferrell told police he shot Mills in self-defense following an argument over Mills smoking in the bar. Mills later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
“We’re investigating Chris Ferrell’s claims of self-defense,” said Kris Mumford, a police spokeswoman. Ferrell is not in custody and there have been no arrests, she said.
Mills toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which often performed on the college circuit. The music was “outlaw/southern rock flavored,” according to the band’s website. Early in their careers, country music stars Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks had all opened for the band.
Last Honky Tonk
On a personal note, I have actually seen Wayne Mills perform and in a day and age where Country music has become more main stream and one can’t tell the difference between pop and country, you certainly could with the Wayne Mills Band. Although I am not a huge country fan, it is refreshing when you are in a “Honky Tonk” to hear more traditional country music. How very sad. Our prayers go out to Wayne’s family, loved ones and friends.
Taylor Hicks posted on Facebook, “My good friend Wayne Mills passed away in Nashville. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Wayne he was my buddy. -Taylor”
9 Month Old Savanna Catherine Todd Missing Since 1994 from Isle of Palms, SC Has Been Found in Australia … 53 Year Old Dorothy Lee Barnett Charged With International Parental Kidnapping
Unbelievable … 9 month old baby missing since 1994 found in Australia nearly 20 years later …
Savanna Catherine Todd, who was kidnapped by her mother in 1994 in South Carolina after she failed to returned her to the girl’s father after a supervised visit in April 1994, has been found alive in Australia. The daughter, now 20, as reported by the Sidney Morning Herald was “safe, healthy and otherwise living a normal life.” Savanna’s father, Benjamin Harris Todd III of Charleston, was granted custody following the couple’s February 1994 divorce. Since being taken out of the United States, Savanna’s name was changed to Samantha. Dorothy Lee Barnett was arrested in Australia on November 4, 2013 and charged with one count of International parental kidnapping and making false statements to attain a passport. Barnett was denied bond and is expected to be extradited to the US. Barnett faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted.
9 month old Savanna Catherine Todd
A girl missing since 1994 has been found and an indictment has been unsealed against the girl’s mother.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 53-year-old Dorothy Lee Barnett, of Queensland, Australia, has been charged with one count of international parental kidnapping and two statements of false statement in a passport application.
Barnett used to live on Isle of Palms.
Attorneys say Barnett is charged with keeping her infant child, Savanna Catherine Todd, outside of the United States in an effort to keep her ex-husband from having any access.
According to the indictment, Todd was removed from the country when she was 10 months old. She was kept outside of the country until May 2009, the attorney’s office continued.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Todd, now an adult, was found safe and living an otherwise normal and healthy life.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation didn’t give up either … Agents alleged that they came across evidence that Barnett tried using an alias a decade ago to get an American passport.
Savanna’s picture was posted on websites. Artists created images depicting what she might look like today.
During her alleged time on the lam, Barnett used aliases such as Alexandria Maria Canton, federal authorities said, to evade detection.
Citing court papers, The Australian reported that she got married in 1995 to Juan Geldenhuys in South Africa. She gave birth to a son.
Once in March 2003 and again in March 2004, Barnett used her new name, Alexandria Maria Geldenhuys, to attempt to get a U.S. passport, according to the indictment against her.
She and her new husband later became citizens of New Zealand, then moved to Australia in 2007, The Australian reported. Her husband later left Barnett and died of cancer.
New Mexico Police Officer Fire Gun at Minivan Full of Kids After Traffic Stop That Went Terribly Wrong … Mother Charged with 5 Counts of Child Abuse, Aggravated Fleeing an Officer
All of this started with a simple traffic stop when police pulled over a woman in her mini-van full with children for speeding.
A police officer’s dashboard camera captured the following traffic stop on October 28, 2013 in New Mexico after a woman was pulled over for going 71 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. The mother pulls over and then as the officer goes back to his vehicle, she drives off. She is then pulled over again and all hell breaks loose. Of course running away from the police and then having a 14 year old boy then get into a scuffle with one of the police officers did not help matters. However, as the mom tried to drive off again, the police opened fire on a van full of children. Good grief, you think they could have used a little bit better judgement than that?
The mother, Oriana Ferrell , was charged with five counts of abuse of a child, aggravated fleeing an officer, resisting an officer, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her 14 year-old son was charged with battery of an officer. One has to wonder what is going to happen to the police as an investigation is certain to happen?
In the video, Oriana Ferrell and a state police officer are seen arguing over a ticket just south of Taos. As the cop walks off, Ferrell drives away and is pulled over again by the same officer.
The officer isn’t too happy, yelling “Get out of the vehicle right now!”
The dash cam shows the officer trying to pull Ferrell out while the five kids inside scream.
Her 14-year-old son gets out, but thinks again when the officer pulls his Taser. The struggle continues.
“Look, I’m going to ask you one more time to get out of the vehicle and then I’m going to pull you out, OK?” the officer said. “You’re already facing evading charges. You ran away from me.”
Finally, Ferrell agrees to get out and talk, but the conversation doesn’t last long. Ferrell and the cop struggle as she tries to get back into the van.
While that happens, the 14-year-old gets out again, and this time, he rushes the officer, trying to defend his mom.
After a short tussle, the boy runs back into the minivan. The officer tries to get him out while backup arrives.
Ferrell starts to drive off while another officer fires at the minivan full of kids as young as six.
EXIT QUESTION: How much time will it take for Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to hitch themselves to this story?
UPDATE I: From The Raw Story - Several New Mexico State Police officers are under investigation after at least one of them fired shots at a minivan full of children last month.
Ferrell was later arrested and charged with child abuse, fleeing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 14-year-old boy was charged with battery. The other children were taken into the custody the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. They were later placed in the care of a family known to Ferrell, according to court documents obtained by The Taos News.
At a hearing on Tuesday, Eighth Judicial District Judge Jeff McElroy reviewed the dashcam footage and said that the “court is concerned about the nature of these charges.”
Defense attorney Alan Maestas explained to the judge that Ferrell was fleeing from the officer because she feared for the safety of her children.
“She was flat-out scared that something was going to happen to her children,” he said. “We ought to talk about the stupidity and recklessness of shooting at a car that has five children in it.”
“If someone ought to be charged with child abuse, it ought to be the New Mexico State Police,” Maestas pointed out.
The New Mexico state police chief, Pete Kassetas, called the incident “an intense, 43-minute-long, dangerous situation that placed the public at risk.”
“I have, of course, reviewed the video and do have concerns relating to the conduct of the officer who discharged his firearm,” the chief said in a statement.
Greg Meyer, a retired police captain and expert on the use of force, watched the video and told NBC News that he also had concerns. He said that it was possible the second officer was firing at the tires, but that it would take more investigating.
“I would be asking a lot of questions about the window smash — what’s he trying to accomplish there? And the gunfire — what’s he trying to accomplish there?” Meyer said. “Until we know why, it’s difficult to judge thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the reasonableness of what happened here.”
OH MY CANADA … Toronto’s Crack Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Says the Following During Live Media Presser … “He Gets Enough Pu$$y to Eat at Home” VIDEO (Update: Wants to Run for Prime Minister Of Canada)
OH MY CANADA … CAN THE TORONTO CITY HALL PLEASE RESTRICT ALL OF THIS LOONS POWERS …
So you thought that you had heard it all from Toronto’s crack smoking mayor Rob Ford? Not even close. At a presser answering some media questions and allegations against him, Ford did the unthinkable. Ford stunned everyone in attendance with his lewd, inappropriate and foul mouthed comments about allegations in court documents released that he had claimed to have been intimate with former policy adviser Olivia Gondek. Are you kidding me, who says this? Does this man have any self-restraint? Your wife must be so proud.
“It says I wanted to eat her pu**y and I have never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married and I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”
Warning, and we do mean warning: Graphic piggish language from an admitted crack user
Really Mayor Ford? When a individual finally admits to smoking crack, admits to one of his many drunken stupors and goes off on a foul mouthed tirade wanting to kill someone and thinks nothing of it to use the “P” word in public … I would dare say that you are pretty much capable of saying anything. Just saying.
This man does not care about politics, he is a self-centered narcissist who has no self-control and the world and media attention needs to center around him.
Last week they stripped him of most of his powers, now they look to take away all of his powers and make him mayor in name only.
A new challenge to Mayor Rob Ford awaits him at Toronto City Hall today, as councillors are set to consider yet another motion to limit his powers.
The motion calls for paring back the mayor’s office budget so that it is equivalent to that of a regular member of city council, and for the balance of his budget to be administered by his deputy.
The councillors will also consider delegating additional powers Ford holds to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.
Council has already taken steps to restrict Ford’s powers in recent days, amid a high-profile scandal that has seen the mayor admit to having smoked crack cocaine, to buying illegal drugs and to other behaviours he has deemed embarrassing to have revealed.
Could he just go to his reality TV show and stopping making a mockery of things. More from CNN of Toronto’s biggest embarrassment. The idea that Ford even contemplates being Prime Minister after all of the stuff he has been through lately tells us more than we need to know of Rob Ford.
Sounding confident about his re-election chances, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said this weekend that he has aspirations for higher office.
“Yes, one day I do want to run for prime minister,” Ford said during an interview with Fox News Channel’s John Roberts.
Without delving into specifics, Ford said that he is receiving treatment while insisting that he does not suffer from addiction.
El Paso, TX Couple Jeffrey Farrey & His Wife Jennay Farrey and Their 17 Month Old Son Blake Farrey Found, However, 5 Month Old Baby Jackson Still Missing
Authorities are reporting that an El Paso, TX couple, 22 year old Jeffrey Farrey, his wife, 20 year old Jennay Farrey, and their 17 month old son, Blake Farrey have been found in an undisclosed location outside of the state of Texas. They were taken into custody on Sunday. However, 5 month old Jackson Farrey is still missing and his whereabouts are still unknown.
The El Paso Police Department says in a statement 22-year-old Jeffrey Farrey, his wife, 20-year-old Jennay Farrey, and their 17-month-old son, Blake Farrey had been found in an undisclosed location in the continental United States and were taken into custody on Sunday. They were reported missing on Friday.
The family’s car, a 2007 Dodge Charger, was also found in the same place.
The Farrey family was reported missing on Friday afternoon, November 15, 2013. According to their former landlord, the couple left behind a suicide note that stated, “that they were having financial problems and will take their lives, and that their bodies will be found soon.”
Octavio Hidalgo wants to put his home up for sale after the family who was renting it from him vanished. Hidalgo doesn’t expect them to return because he says they left behind a suicide note.
“The note said that they were having financial problems and will take their lives, and that their bodies will be found soon,” said Hidalgo.
On Friday afternoon, the El Paso Police Department announced the Farrey family from west El Paso was missing – 22 year old Jeffrey Farrey, 20 year old Jenna Farrey, and their two kids, 19 month old Blake and 6 month old Jackson.
Fort Bliss officials confirmed that Specialist Jeffrey Farrey is a soldier stationed at Fort Bliss and assigned to the 1st Armored Division.
Fort Bliss spokesperson, Major Joe Buccino said, “We are cooperating with EPPD to locate the soldier and his family. Our immediate concerns are the welfare and safety of him and his family.”
Don’t Mess with 92 Year Old Women From Texas … Opal Phelps Kicks Would be Home Invader/Robber in the Face
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS …
This might just be the feel good story of the week. 92 year old Opal Phelps is the hero of the week. Opal was awakened in her bedroom by a masked thief in her Jasper County, TX home Monday, but was not intimidated. Instead she was defiant. The home invader then asked for $20, she informed him she didn’t have any money and was unaware of what she did with her purse. The thief then instructed her to put on her shoes. Because her shoes are hard to get on, that’s when the feisty senior citizen took her other foot and kicked the masked man right in the face. GOOD FOR YOU OPAL!!!
The senior citizen did not give in to the thief’s demands. When he asked for $20, she informed him she didn’t have any money and was unaware of what she did with her purse.
He then instructed her to put on her shoes.
“He had a hold of my leg trying to put them shoes on, and they hard to get on, and I just took my other foot and kicked him right in the face,” Phelps said.
She had a Life Alert monitor on her nightstand and when the intruder grabbed it, she hit the button. The man took off, but he did get away with a gun she had near her bed.
She was defiant to the end.
One would think that was defiant enough by Opal Phelps, but it gets even better. Opal told the police, “I’m going to stay here. I was getting me another gun.” Phelps then says, ” … I’m going to use it next time I think.”
Police are still looking for the thief.
UNBELIEVABLE … Limestone County, AL Judge James Woodroof Suspended Sentence of Austin Clem Convicted of Forcible & 2nd Degree Rape from 20 Years to No Prison Time Sentence
If there was ever a story that needed to be categorized as WTF, it is the following one …
JUSTICE? 25 year old Austin Clem had been previously convicted raping a minor Courtney Andrews. The abuse started when she was 13, saying she kept quiet for years because of threats at the hands of her rapist. Clem had sexually abused her at age 13, then raped her twice at age 14 and once at age 18. Austin Clem now faced the sentencing for his crimes, or so everyone thought. Initially, Limestone County, Alabama Judge James Woodroof handed down a jail terms of 20 years for forcible rape and 10 years each for two second-degree rape charges to run concurrently. Then Judge James Woodroof did the unthinkable. The judge suspended those sentences and instead gave Clem three community corrections sentences of two years plus three years of supervised probation, to be carried out concurrently. Austin Clem must register as a sex offender, but if he follows all the ridiculous suspended sentence guidelines, this rapist will stay out of prison. According to reports at CNN, not only was the victim stunned, so to was the rapist’s defense attorney.
I’m still baffled,” the victim, Courtney Andrews, told CNN. She came forward publicly to express her outrage over Wednesday’s sentencing. “I don’t know how any of this is possible.”
The defense for Austin Clem, 25, was also caught off guard at first.
“Frankly, I think the judge’s sentence was surprising to most everyone in the courtroom,” said Clem’s attorney, Dan Totten.
What the hell was this judge thinking, suspending a sentence from 20 years to 6 years probation and no prison time for forcible and two counts of 2nd degree rape? UNREAL!!! Get this, the lawyer for Clem is actually considering appealing the conviction. It’s not bad enough this POS does not have to serve time in prison, he is whining that the slap on the wrist given is like house arrest. Poor baby.
The lawyer says Clem is considering an appeal on the conviction. He has 30 days from the sentencing to do so.
As the sentence stands, the requirements for community corrections are so stringent that they are in effect a form of house arrest, Totten said.
“It sets a bar so high, I don’t know of a lot of people who could abide by these limitations,” he said.
The county’s district attorney, Brian Jones is “reviewing available options to set aside this sentence and to achieve a sentence that gives justice to our victim.”
MSNBC Suspends Unhinged, Lunatic, Moonbat, Liberal, Abusive, Homophobic Host Alec Baldwin from “Up Late” for Two Weeks … Cursing at Photograpgher, “Co*ksucking f*g.”
We are asked the age old question, if “unhinged” host of ‘Up Late’ is suspended for two weeks on MSNBC, will any body know its gone?
From Variety comes the news that MSNBC has suspended the unglued Alec Baldwin for two weeks. Baldwin has had quite a past week. . Just hours after a courtroom victory against his stalker, Alec Baldwin is seen chasing down and threatening a photographer outside his Manhattan apartment and calling him a “c**ksucking f*g.” Hmm, making a gay slur in this day and age? Even MSNBC had to act; however, had it been a Republican, GLAD would be calling for their firing.
Alec Baldwin’s “Up Late” program will not air tonight or next Friday on MSNBC in the wake of comments the actor made while dealing with reporters seeking to question him about a salacious court case in which he is involved.
“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry,” Baldwin said in a statement posted on MSNBC’s website. “Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward”.
Oh wait, another dust up: ‘You Are as Dumb as You Look’: Alec Baldwin’s Latest Public Dust-Up with Journalist Includes Swipe at Fox News.
Actor Alec Baldwin stood toe-to-toe with a TV news reporter outside his Manhattan apartment Friday morning, angrily demanding to be left alone and saying the reporter would “have a big problem” if the public sidewalk questioning continued.
That Robert Moses works for Fox News affiliate WNYW-TV in New York wasn’t lost on the outspoken liberal thespian, who took a concluding swipe at Moses and his employer.
Moses was covering the conviction of a woman who was stalking Baldwin and asked the actor for follow-up comments; Baldwin, however, warned Moses to leave the sidewalk in front of his building, WNYW noted.
Baldwin, who was returning to his apartment after walking his dog, started by telling Moses, “You’re in my way” as he headed down the sidewalk.
Before finally entering the apartment building, Baldwin turned around again and told Moses, “You are as dumb as you look — you are with Fox, right?”
I would like to address the comments I made this past week.
I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand “Up Late” will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.
Baldwin’s show has been replaced by an episode of ‘Lockup’. What will MSLSD do when Lockup gets better ratings?
UPDATE I: Alec Baldwin: My MSNBC Show Might Not Return.
If the show did not return, I guess it’s 10 viewers will be extremely disappointed.
“If the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming,” the actor wrote on Saturday.
The morning after MSNBC announced a two-week suspension of Alec Baldwin’s late night show, the actor has expressed uncertainty if the program will return at all.
“Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now.”
You know the story can’t go well when there is a Kevorkian involved … Robbery, Kidnapping and Cutting off one’s Penis, oh My!
Four men, Ryan Anthony Kevorkian, 34, Naomi Josette Kevorkian, 33, Hossein Nayeri, 34, and Kyle Shirakawa Handley, 34, have been charged with kidnapping, robbery and torture as they cut off a California marijuana dispensary owner’s penis. Who does this, unless your name is Lorena Bobbit? However, unlike John Bobbit who had his reaatched, in a final act of depravity, police said Handley, Nayeri, and Ryan Kevorkian took the victim’s penis with them as they fled so that it could never be reattached.
Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.
Ryan Anthony Kevorkian, 34, and Naomi Josette Kevorkian, 33, were arrested Friday in Fresno, a day after the FBI arrested 34-year-old Hossein Nayeri in Prague in the Czech Republic, Orange County authorities said in a statement.
The four have been charged with kidnapping for ransom, aggravated mayhem, torture, burglary and a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury.
75 Year Old James Parham Pleads Guilty In Drug, Prostitution Sweep in Senior Citizen Housing Complex in Englewood, NJ
PIMPING AIN’T EASY, ESPECIALLY AT 75 …
Hmm, didn’t we see this in a Soprano’s episode? 75 year old James Parham has please guilty to possession of drugs and providing prostitutes to some of his younger neighbors in the building.In April, 2013, James Parham and Cheryl Chaney, 66, were arrested on suspicion of running a prostitution ring out of the Tibbs building and possessing cocaine. Parham was evicted from his apartment at the Tibbs building, who was already in the process of being evicted in a matter unrelated to his recent arrest, said Housing Authority Attorney Terrence Corriston. Who says you have to retire at age 65? Good grief.
James Parham, 75, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a nuisance for purposes of engaging in unlawful conduct. Parham allegedly admitted providing prostitutes — mostly young women with crack cocaine habits — to some of his younger neighbors in the building, police said. As part of the Oct. 17 plea, Parham can never return to the senior building at 111 West St. He also is barred from living in any building owned by the Englewood Housing Authority and must pay more than $1,500 in fines.
The sting operation that ensnared Parham, his 66-year-old neighbor and a school crossing guard made national headlines and became joke fodder for late-night comedians. Englewood police have maintained 24-hour patrols in the lower-income senior building since late April that residents say have kept out vagrants and other unwelcome guests. The two women who also were arrested in the sweep pleaded guilty to similar charges in August.