Robert “Jason” Owens Charged with the Murder of Missing 38 Year Old ‘Food Network Star’ Contestant Cristie Schoen Codd & her Husband 45 Year Old Joseph “JT” Codd Buncombe County, NC
36 year old Robert “Jason” Owens has been charged with the murder of 38 year old Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband 45 year old Joseph “JT” Codd. Cristie Schoen Codd and Joseph “JT” Codd have been missing since Sunday, March 15, 2015. Cristie Codd was also reported to be five months pregnant. Cristie Codd was a competitor on season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Robert Jason Owens was charged with first degree murder of the couple on Tuesday, as well as breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering charges. . He was also charged with the murder of the couple’s unborn child.
His arrest warrant states that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and J.T. Codd and their unborn child, ABC 13 reports. Owens was also accused of stealing a laptop computer, jewelry, and a handgun from the couple’s home.
Cristie Schoen Codd & Joseph “JT” Codd
A man who was the suspect in an unsolved missing persons’ case in Buncombe County has been charged with murder in the disappearance of a Leicester husband and wife that were expecting their first child later this year, according to deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45 were reported missing by family members on Sunday, March 15, deputies said. Family members said Cristie Codd was five months pregnant.
Deputies discovered the couple’s vehicles at their residence along with their two dogs, but the couple was nowhere to be found.
Robert “Jason” Owens
Family members said the home did not “look right.”
On Monday, deputies began an extensive search around the Codds’ property and in the surrounding neighborhood.
By Monday night, a deputies had taped off the area surrounding the home of Robert “Jason” Owens, 36, on Owens Cove Road. Flood lights illuminated the yard as detectives snapped photos of the property and went in and out of the home. Owen’s home stands about a half mile from the Codd’s residence.
Owen was later taken into custody and his truck was towed from the home.
On Tuesday morning, deputies confirmed that Owens had been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Arrest warrants state that Owens “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice afterthought kill and murder” Cristie and JT Codd and their unborn child on March 12.
Deputies said Owens was also a suspect in the January 2000 disappearance of Asheville teenager Zeb Quinn.
POROUS SOUTHERN BORDER: Increase in Sex Offenders Crossing the Mexican Border into the United States
FANTASTIC, NOW OUR POROUS SOUTHERN BORDER IS ALLOWING SEX OFFENDERS TO SNEAK INTO THE UNITED STATES.
When is the United States government actually going to care enough to actually prevent illegals for entering into the United States unlawfully? Now we have the US Border Patrol reporting that we have a spike in sex offenders entering illegally into the United States through Mexico. But I guess this is just more of those folks that Jeb Bush says come to America as an “act of love.” I guess this is a special kind of love, Jeb. The Border Patrol is discussing the sex offenders that have been apprehended, imagine the number of the ones that have not? When will we ever wake up and protect our borders? We are supposed to be a sovereign nation with laws and borders, yet we act as if we do not care. First illegals. now sexual predators and coming soon … ISIS.
When is our government ever going to protect We the People? It is bad enough we let illegals into the country for political purposes in an effort to bolster the Democrat vote and to create low wager earners by the Corporate capitalists. Now we let sexual predators in to rape and sexually assault women and children. WHEN DOES IT END!!!
The Border Patrol is reporting a severe spike in sex offenders sneaking into the U.S.
According to the feds, illegal immigrant sex offenders have been caught in every corner of the Rio Grande Valley.
Border Patrol agents are running into more sex offenders this year than last year.
Within the last five months, 144 apprehended.
During the same time last year, 93 sex offenders were caught trying to fly under the radar.
In December, a woman from El Salvador was picked up, who was convicted of child sex assault back in 2009. It reportedly happened in Dallas County.
Later that month, three Mexican nationals were caught near Harlingen.
In February, seven sex offenders were rounded up near McAllen, Harlingen, Falfurrias and Kingsville.
Less than a week later, another two Mexican nationals were caught. Two days ago, two Guatemalan men were arrested.
The sex offenders go to great lengths to avoid capture. Agents said they often travel through South Texas brush and try to blend in with large groups of illegal immigrants.
Amber Alert Issued for 9 Year Old Brianna Christine Elise Crane Missing Since 3/7/15 in Salon, Iowa … Abducted by 48 Year Old Stepfather Kenneth Eugene Johns (Found Safe, Amber Alert Cancelled, Arrest Made)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 9 year old Brianna Christine Elise Crane by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Brianna Crane was abducted Saturday afternoon from her home in Solon, Iowa by her stepfather, 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns. He is believed to possibly be armed and dangerous and driving a rental car, a 2014 dark gray Ford Focus, Gray, 4 door with Iowa license plate #CKJ484. DPS spokesman Alex Murphy stated Johns is believed to live in the Johnson County area, possibly Coralville. Kenneth Eugene Johns is considered armed and dangerous and has a previous felony conviction.
According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, Johns was paroled on Dec. 9, 2013. In 2006, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for controlled substance violation, assault while participating in a felony and other charges. That case was in Polk County, as was a 2000 conviction for interference with official acts causing serious injury.
UPDATE I: Amber Alert for kidnapped 9-year-old.
Authorities searching for a convicted felon who is suspected of abducting his stepdaughter from Solon this afternoon.
According to an Amber Alert issued by the Department of Public Safety and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns is accused of abducting Brianna Christine Elise Crane, 9, of Solon.
Brianna is white, 4 feet tall, 85 pounds, with blondish-brown hair and hazel eyes. Police said she was last seen wearing a plaid coat with a furry hood, blue jeans and black high tops. She is hearing impaired, authorities said.
Johns is white, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black hat, blue jeans and gray shoes.
“We do believe he is armed and dangerous; that could be a risk to our public or officers or both,” said DPS spokesman Alex Murphy. “We’re trying to play it safe.”
Police said they’re looking for a 2014 Gray Ford Focus sedan with an unknown license plate.
- Brianna Crane is from Solon, IA. She’s 9-years-old, 4 feet tall and about 85 pounds. She’s also hearing impaired. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and black high tops.
- Kenneth Eugene Johns. Johns is a 48 year old man, 6 feet tall and 210 pounds. He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, black hat, bluejeans and gray shoes.
Authorities have searched two homes in Johnson County in connection with a convicted felon who is suspected of abducting his stepdaughter from Solon this afternoon.
Law enforcement searched two locations in Johnson County connected with the case: one in Coralville and another in Iowa City. Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford said the home checked by his officers was where Johns was believed to have stayed at one time and a vehicle matching the description of what Johns is driving was seen in the area. Bedford said the car turned out to belong to someone else and Johns was not found at that location.
Police in Iowa City followed up with an acquaintance of Johns’, but he was not found there either. Authorities said they had no specific reason to suspect Johns was in Iowa City.
If you have any information regarding Brianna’s whereabouts, you are asked to call the Johnson County Sheriffs Office at 515-443-3014 or dial 911.
UPDATE III: Missing Girl Found, Suspect in Amber Alert Arrested.
The suspect in Saturday’s Amber Alert has been arrested in Davenport.
The Amber Alert was cancelled after the girl was located early Sunday morning. Officials said she was in good health when she was dropped off to police by a third party.
Johns, 48, was taken into custody without incident at about 9:30 a.m. at a home in Davenport.
8th Grader Adelina Silva at Capshaw Middle School in Sante Fe, NM Suspended for Informing Parents They had the Option to “Opt Out” of State’s New Online Standardized Test, PARCC
FIRST SHE WAS SENT TO THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE, THEN SHE WAS SUSPENDED … CAN YOU SAY VIOLATION OF ONES CIVIL RIGHTS?
MORE IDIOTIC AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BEHAVIOR FROM OUR SCHOOLS … Adelina Silva, an 8th-grader at Capshaw Middle School in Sante Fe, New Mexico was disciplined and suspended by school officials for taking a stand and handing out opt-out forms Thursday informing parents that they had the option to ‘opt out” of the new on-line standardization test known as PARCC. According to Adelina Silva, she said “My goal here was to just let the parents know that they have the option.” However, that is when the Storm troopers at the Middle School started pulling the fliers out of the kids hands. Adelina Silva was then sent to the principals office? WHAT!!!
So what rule did the 8th grader break that landed her in the principal’s office, the opt-out form is even available on the school district’s website? But this is what goes on in today’s Gestapo schools where only protests against conservative issues are allowed or children are given extra credit. Silva had been suspended for one day as of Thursday afternoon. WHAT PART ABOUT VIOLATING ONES CIVIL RIGHTS DOESN’T THIS SCHOOL UNDERSTAND? So the student broke no rules, yet she was suspended from school and missed time from classes. What brilliance on the part of school officials.
WHERE IS THE ACLU ON THIS ONE?
More students, parents and teachers standing up against PARCC, the state’s new online standardized test. It caused a disturbance at one school Thursday morning where a student at Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe said she was disciplined for taking a stand.
“It’s setting us up for failure,” Adelina Silva said. “My goal here was to just let the parents know that they have the option.”
Adelina Silva, an 8th-grader at Capshaw, said she was handing out the opt-out forms Thursday when suddenly staff stepped in.
“They started pulling the fliers out from the kids’ hands,” she said.
That’s when Silva said he was pulled in to the principal’s office.
“And I was waiting there for over an hour and 20 minutes wasting my class time.”
The form she was handing out is available on the Santa Fe Public School’s website.
“I was very upset when I heard this,” her mother, Jacqueline Ellvinger said. “Parents need to know that this form is online and they are able to opt their children out of it.”
Ellvinger also chose to opt-out her son.
“It’s ridiculous,” she said of PARCC “Our children’s education is being based off a test.”
6 Year Old 1st Grader Hunter Punished with the Cardboard Wall of Shame at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass, OR Because His Mother Got Him To School Late
READING, WRING AND THE CARDBOARD WALL OF SHAME …
Why is it that it seems that those in control of educating today’s children in schools have the least amount of judgement? Sadly, we are presented with yet another example of school officials who should be flogged for their actions. A first grade boy at the Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass, Oregon was punished by having to sit behind the cardboard wall of shame while eating lunch in the cafeteria with his classmates. WHAT? This was his punishment for not something he did, but for something his mom did. It appears that little Hunter was late to school because his mom’s car has trouble starting in the morning sometimes. So let’s understand this, the 6 year old has to suffer this embarrassment as a punishment for something he did not do, nor could control? Seriously? I am all for holding children accountable in school, teaching them manners, how to interact with others with respect and teaching them there are rules, but this is insane and over the line.
An Oregon school district is reviewing its tardiness punishments after a picture posted on Facebook of a 6-year-old sitting behind a cardboard screen in the lunchroom generated widespread outrage.
The Grants Pass School District issued a statement saying it “is taking the concerns raised very seriously,” and the punishment “was never intended to isolate or stigmatize students.”
Nicole Garloff says her son, Hunter, was upset when she dropped him off late at Lincoln Elementary School, so she checked on him at lunchtime. She found him sitting behind a cardboard screen. She took him home, and posted a photo on Facebook. So did the boy’s grandmother.
Just how ignorant are those who are educating our children? District school officials wrote that their practice of separating students behind a cardboard shield during lunch “was never intended to isolate or stigmatize students.” WHAT!!! What else could it possible do but ISOLATE OR STIGMATIZE a student. ARE YOU FRIGGING STUPID!!! What else could putting some one behind a barrier do but isolate them. We are told by our liberal edumacators that dodge-ball is stigmatizing to children. That keeping score in stigmatizing to children. We need to give everyone an award and prize so not to make some children feel … “uncomfortable”. BUT THIS IS OK.
UPDATE I: Backlash from parents over the Cardboard wall of Shame …
The boy’s parents got an apology from principal Missy Fitzsimmons on Thursday and were confident no more kids would be `placed on display” like that again. Exactly, how long was this going on?
Officials at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass say they plan to change the consequences for students who are tardy after a grandmother’s photo of her first-grade grandson stuck behind a cardboard wall in the school lunchroom prompted widespread outrage on Facebook and in phone calls to the district.
In a posting on the school’s web page, district officials wrote Thursday that their practice of separating students behind a cardboard shield during lunch “was never intended to isolate or stigmatize students.”
UPDATE II: Grant’s Pass, OR School District 7.
Over the past few days, there has been considerable general and social media attention regarding the Lincoln Elementary School Attendance/Tardy Catch-up Protocol. Yesterday afternoon, Principal Fitzsimmons was able to meet with both parents to discuss their concerns. The meeting was productive. The parents’ concerns were politely discussed and, ultimately, the issues were resolved to the satisfaction of both the parents and the school. All parties involved believe that an appropriate resolution has been reached and are anxious to move forward with their normal daily routines.
As a result of the concerns raised, the District ended the learning catch up location at Lincoln Elementary School. Going forward, a separate, supervised classroom has been designated for necessary catch-up work. The District and Lincoln Elementary will continue to work with families on an individual basis to encourage and promote student attendance.
AMBER ALERT: 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta Missing Since 2/23/15 in New Castle, DE … Abducted by 43 Year Old Mother’s Ex-boyfriend Michael Trotta (Update: Elinor Trotta Found Safe in Mass, Father Arrested)
A multi-state AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta.
An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 3 year old Elinor Trotta. Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta. Police state that 3 year old Elinor is in “imminent danger” and that Michael Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey and is possibly heading to New York City. Trotta fled with Elinor in a 1989 gray Mazda 626 with Delaware plates but that car was later found near the scene in Delaware and towed away.
Police issued a multistate AMBER ALERT and the FBI got involved in the search for a Delaware girl who police say was abducted by her father and could be in a sport utility vehicle heading through New Jersey.
Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta.
Delaware State Police issued the alert because New Castle County Police said that Elinor is now in “imminent danger” and that Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey — possibly heading to New York City.
Elinor, who has shoulder-length brown hair and weighs about 60 pounds, was last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and “Frozen” sneakers. Trotta, who is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a scruffy beard and balding, was last seen wearing all black clothing.
If anyone has any information are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com.
UPDATE @ 5:38 p.m.: The Amber Alert for the state of Delaware has been canceled. Three-year-old Elinor Trotta has been located and is safe.
Elinor Trotta and her father Michael Trotta were both found safe in Massachusetts.
The girl and her father were found at an apartment complex in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. Trotta was walking with his daughter out of the complex when he was met by an FBI SWAT team who cornered him and arrested him without incident, police said.
AMBER Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Kloe Rose Donohoo in Corpus Christi, TX Missing Since 2/22/15 (Abducted by 19 Year Old Austin Edward Carlin)(Update: Found Safe in Ozona, TX, Carlin in Custody)
The Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department have issued an AMBER ALERT for missing 6 year old Kloe Rose Donohoo. Kloe Rose has been missing since February 22, 2015. She is believed to have been abducted by 19 year old Austin Edward Carlin and according to law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. Carlin has a mental disability and cannot read. Authorities believe they are traveling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe Rose Donohoo was last seen at a home on the 2002 block of Yorktown Boulevard early Sunday morning, February 22. Law enforcement said that an adult relative noticed around 4:30 a.m. that Donohoo was gone. She also discovered that the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Carlin, and her van were also gone.
- White, Female, 6 years old, born 04/11/2008
- 36” tall, 56lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION – Austin Edward Carlin:
- White, Male, 23 years old, born 05/01/1995
- 65 ” tall, 170 lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
- last seen wearing Black Tank Top, Blue Jeans and Black Shoes. Suspect has a mental disability and cannot read
Kloe Rose Donohoo is believed to be with the suspect, Austin Edward Carlin. Carlin, 23, has a mental disability and cannot read. Donohoo is believed to be in grave or immediate danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Authorities believe they are travelling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe is white with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 56 pounds.
Carlin is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black shoes.
If you have any information about Donohoo or Carlin, contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2802.
UPDATE I: Missing Corpus Christi girl found safe.
An Amber Alert issued Sunday by Corpus Christi police was canceled hours later after six-year-old Kloe Rose Donohoo was found safe more than 300 miles away.
Kloe disappeared late Saturday night, taken by Austin Edward Carlin, according to police. The girl was located in Ozona, Texas along with Carlin, who was taken into custody.
Carlin was found on Interstate 10 by a Department of Public Safety trooper who heard a report over a scanner and recognized his vehicle, Corpus Christi police said. The trooper was able to secure Donohoo and took Carlin into custody.
4 Month Old Khalieyah Pitts & Her 24 Year Old Mother Tabitha Rantanen Missing Since 2/17/15 in Portsmouth, NH (May Have Fled to Greenfield, MA)
4 month of Khalieyah Pitts and her 24 year old mother, Tabitha Rantanen, have been missing since Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth police have been searching for the 4 month old and the tot-mom following a court order was issued by the Portsmouth Family Court for the state to take custody of the child, Khalieyah Pitts. NH DCYF was granted emergency custody of the infant at Rochester District Court on Feb. 13. According to authorities, the 24 year old mother has no known address in the New Hampshire Sea cost area. Tabitha Rantanen also has mental health and active substance abuse issues.
Portsmouth police Capt. Mike Schwartz stated that the mother, Tabitha Rantanen, was aware of the court order and fled with the baby. Schwartz said the baby was not in anyone else’s care and was not abducted. The police believe that Tabitha Rantanen is no longer in New Hampshire. It is believed that she may be in Greenfield, MA, as she has family in the area. A felony warrant has been issued for Tabitha’s arrest on a charge of interference with custody. Rantanen is described as being 5’2 and about 120 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Left to Right: Khalieyah Pitts, Tabitha Rantanen
Police said 4-month-old Khalieyah Pitts and her 24-year-old mother, Tabitha Rantanen, who may be going by “Tabi Pitts,” have been missing since Tuesday. On Tuesday, a court ordered Rantanen to surrender custody of her daughter. Police said once she became aware of the order, she fled New Hampshire with Khalieya.
Police said they may be near Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Family members expressed concern about Rantanen’s mental condition and substance abuse.
Police in New Hampshire and Massachusetts are working together to search for a “mentally unstable” mother who took her daughter.
Sgt. Dan McCarthy informed 22News that the Greenfield Police Department is assisting the Portsmouth NH Police Department search for 4 month old Khalieyah Pitts.
The New Hampshire Child Protective Services was granted emergency custody of Khalieyah by court order on February 13th. Sgt. McCarthy said the mother, 24-year-old Tabitha “Tabi” Rantanen, took Khalieyah and fled the state. She was last known to be in Greenfield where she has family.
Anyone with information is asked to call Greenfield Police at (413) 773-5411, Seacoast Crime Stoppers at (603) 431-1199 or Portsmouth Police at (603) 610-7649.
4 Year Old Rivka Kutsy & 3 Year Old Chaya Kutsy Missing Since 1/31/15 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Two sisters, 4 year old Rivka Kutsy and 3 year old Chaya Kutsy have been missing since January 31, 2015 in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. The police say that the two sisters were last seen at 8 AM on January 31 in their Crown Heights home. The police believe that the two missing Brooklyn girls who may have been taken by their parents amid a custody battle with the Administration for Children’s Services. A warrant has been issued for the children’s parents by Kings County Family Court for child neglect. Both girls are described to have light blonde hair and investigators say the children may be in a red 2001 Toyota 4Runner with New Jersey plate A68EMS
Police are searching for two missing Brooklyn girls who may have been taken by their parents amid a custody battle with the Administration for Children’s Services, police sources said.
Rivka Kutsy, 4, and Chaya Kutsy, 3, were last seen about 8 a.m. on Jan. 31 in their Crown Heights home, police said.
The sisters’ parents may have fled with the girls after ACS officials visited the family, the source said.
Left to right: Rivka Kutsy and Chaya Kutsy
If anyone has any information with regards to the missing Kutsy sisters, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles … let’s hope they handle this better than Ebola.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation, ” We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result.” Wait a minute, I thought measles immunization of children was mandatory? Frieden urged parents to immunize their children.
“What you do for your own kids doesn’t just affect your family. It affects other families as well. The more kids who are not vaccinated, the more they’re at risk and the more they put their neighbors’ kids at risk as well.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a “large outbreak” of measles.
“We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result,” Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is “likely to see more cases.”
Frieden said there is “aggressive public health action” to identify those with measles, isolate those sick and quarantine those who have been exposed.
But he said the best way to prevent the spread of measles was vaccination.
Frieden said despite the U.S.’s 92 percent vaccination rate, there is growing evidence more parents are not vaccinating their children.