Daron Dylon Wint, Suspected in Quadruple Washington, D.C Murder Arrested and Charged with Murder (Update: Police Say Wint May Not Have Acted Alone)
Daron Dylon Wint was arrested by police Thursday night and charged with the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family and their house keeper.
34 year old Daron Dylon Wint was arrested Thursday night in Northeast Washington, DC by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Wint is the prime suspect in the quadruple murder of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper. Wint was charged with first degree felony murder while armed. According to accounts, Wint was tracked to New York City; however, was ultimately taken into custody at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington. Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, where Darron Dylon Wint was reported to have been a previous employee of the company.
Wint, 34, was arrested at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, Metropolitan Police said. He is charged with first degree felony murder while armed. Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force made the arrest. He is slated to be arraigned later today.
Robert Fernandez, Commander of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, says Wint’s arrest occurred after officers trailed two vehicles leaving a Maryland hotel. The capture apparently followed a missed opportunity for an arrest.
“We tracked him up to New York City and we barely missed him,” Fernandez said.
“It was a very fluid situation. We were planning on figuring out where he was in the hotel and then taking him down. When we were approaching, we realized he was in a vehicle.”
From the NY Post domes the following, Robin Ficker, an attorney who represented Daron Dylon Wint years ago, said he did not believe Wint could “hurt a fly.” What do you say now counselor?
The massive manhunt for a suspect in the horrific murders of a Washington businessman’s family and their housekeeper ended late Thursday when police grabbed suspect Daron Dylon Wint and four associates in the nation’s capital.
“Just got him,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said shortly before 11:30 p.m.
The arrest capped a day that began with the revelation Wint had been identified in last week’s murders of Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy, 47; the couple’s 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, by DNA left on pizza crust during what may have been an extended home invasion. Police traced Wint, a 34-year-old ex-con from Maryland, to Brooklyn, N.Y., and then back to Washington in the afternoon.
UPDATE II: Following the arrest, the Savopoulos family released a statement:
“We are thankful to law enforcement who have worked so diligently to bring about an arrest in this case. While it does not abate our pain, we hope that it begins to restore a sense of calm and security to our neighborhood and to our city. We are blessed to live in a community comprised of close circles of friends who have supported us and grieve with us.”
With a past record like this, it was only a matter of time before it escalated to murder.
Daron Dylon Wint, the man accused of slaying a wealthy family and a housekeeper inside their D.C. mansion, once bragged he was “good with a knife” and “not afraid of the police,” according to court records.
Wint, who was captured after a massive manhunt Thursday night, boasted about his ability to murder “easily” and has a pattern of alleged violence, records show.
He reportedly bragged while threatening to kill a woman and her infant daughter after he went to a nightclub with her in 2010, according to records.
“I’m going to come over there and kill you, your daughter and friends,” Wint told that woman, according to records. “The defendant advised he was good with a knife and could kill them easily and was not afraid of the police,” a detective said.
According to the Washington Post, Wint, who “became very violent,” threatened another woman and her family that “he will drop us one by one” over a parking dispute.
Again in 2010, Wint was arrested for carrying a 2-foot-long machete and a BB pistol outside the headquarters of American Iron Works, the company owned by Savvas Savopoulos.
- In 2005, Wint was ordered to stay away from his father, stepmother and younger sister after allegedly threatening to shoot them.
- His friends weren’t immune from his rages either; Wint punched and groped a former acquaintance and “drinking buddy” at the bar where she worked, alleged victim Jacinta Council told the Post. She eventually dropped the charged.
- In 2006, he punched a housemate during a fight over loud music.
- In 2006, he was arrested for stabbing a man.
- Wint was arrested for assault charges at least three times in the late 2000s.
D.C. Police believe more than one person may have been involved in the gruesome slayings of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, and said the victims were held captive beginning the evening before they were killed.
The four were slain the afternoon of May 14, according to new documents filed in D.C. Superior Court, soon after an employee of Savvas Savopoulos dropped off $40,000 in cash at the home.
Police ID Suspect Daron Dylon Wint in Quadruple DC Murder of Savvas Savopoulos, Amy Savopoulos, Philip Savopoulos & Veralicia Figueroa Through Pizza Crust DNA
HEINOUS CRIME SUSPECT ID’D …
The Washington, DC police have identified a suspect in the heinous quadruple murders of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip Savopoulos and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. According to DC police, the suspects name is 34 year old Daron Dylon Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. As per reports, the police linked Wint to the murder scene by analyzing DNA from the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house on the night of May 13. The man hunt is on for this individual who has a long criminal rap sheet. This sick SOB tortured, beat, murdered and then set the home on fire. During all of this, he ordered a Dominoes pizza. Can you say sociopath?
Police in Washington, D.C., issued an arrest warrant late Wednesday for a suspect in the murder of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and a family housekeeper in their home last week.
The suspect is named as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police told the Washington Post that they did not know his whereabouts.
WTTG reported late Wednesday that police were seen outside a home in Lanham, Md., where they believe Wint lives with his father. The station reported that Wint has an extensive criminal history that includes traffic violations and charges for domestic violence, burglary and assault.
Savvas Savopoulos, 46; Amy Savopoulos, 47; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found dead on the second floor of their burning home in northwest Washington May 14. The home is located in an upscale area just north of Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
The Post reported, citing three law enforcement officials close to the investigation, that police linked Wint to the murder scene by analyzing DNA from the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house on the night of May 13. The delivery man told WTTG that he delivered two pizzas to the house and was paid with cash left in an envelope outside the front door.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS KILLER?
Police believe Wint and possibly other assailants held the family captive overnight last Wednesday in the home, eventually torturing them until their deaths. But while holding the family in terror, they took time late Wednesday night to order a Domino’s pizza online, with instructions that it be left outside. The pizza may have been their undoing. Police reportedly recovered Wint’s DNA on the leftover crusts from the pizza.
“What they’ll find in this person is that he’s very psychopathic,” former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole said.
She said the ordering of pizza while holing captives in the state of terror fits the pattern of a diagnosable psychopath; someone without remorse.
“Their ability to do this, order a pizza, you have to imagine that the victims are crying, they’re scared, they may even be having a physical reaction, these offenders continue to do what they’re doing,” O’Toole said.
Hours before the Savopoulos family home went up in flames, an assistant to Washington businessman Savvas Savopoulos was instructed to drop off a package carrying $40,000 and to leave the money outside.
22 Year Old Missing Indiana University Student Hannah N. Wilson Found Dead … 49 Year Old Daniel E. Messel Arrested & Charged with Murder
22 year old missing Indiana University coed Hannah N. Wilson has been found dead. Hannah Wilson of Fishers was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found Friday morning, near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County about 20 miles from the IU campus. The county is just east of Monroe County, where the IU campus is located. According to the Brown County Coroner, Hannah died as a result of blunt force trauma. According to reports, Wilson suffered three or four blows to the head.
A missing Indiana University senior died of blunt force trauma, according to the Brown County Coroner.
Hannah Wilson, 22, of Fishers, was reported missing after she was last seen early Friday morning. Her body was found near Plum Creek, which is east of Lake Lemon in Brown County.
Indiana State Police said Daniel Messel, 49, of Bloomington was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in connection to her death.
Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said an autopsy performed Saturday morning determined Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the head, approximately 4-7 hours before her body was found Friday morning.
Indiana State Police confirm they discovered the body of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson in Needmore, about 20 miles from the Bloomington campus in rural Brown County, though her time of death was ruled to be four- to seven hours before she was found. She had three- to four blows to the head and bruises on her hands, arms and shoulder according to Brown County Coroner Earl Piper. The bruises may be defensive wounds.
She was fully dressed when investigators found her, wearing pants, a long-sleeved blouse and lace-up tennis shoes. There was no sign of sexual assault.
Coroner Piper also conducted full toxicology tests, but those results will take 10-14 days.
Police are still working to determine what weapon was used against her.
A spokesman with Indiana University released the following statement:
“The entire IU Bloomington community mourns the tragic death of Hannah Wilson. Our deepest sympathies go out to Hannah’s family and friends during this unspeakably sad time.”
Hannah Wilson was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Indiana University, that released a statement on Saturday:
“The entire Gamma Phi Beta family mourns the tragic loss of Hannah. She was a sister, friend and cherished member who will be genuinely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hannah’s friends, family and the women of Beta Phi Chapter.”
Daniel Messell – previously convicted felon
The police have arrested 49 year old Daniel Messell and charged him with the murder of 22 year old Hannah Wilson. What a shock, this POS was a previously convicted felon and let loose to once again prey on an innocent community. The Police have not disclosed a possible motive or said whether Messel and Wilson knew one another. No additional details on the killing had been released by Saturday evening. Messel was being held at the Brown County Jail.
Indiana State Police confirmed the identity of the student to be 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson from Fishers, Indiana.
After an investigation, police were led to Daniel Messell, 49, of Bloomington.
He was arrested by detectives and is being held on a preliminary charge of murder.
Messel is a convicted felon. His long list of arrests dating back to 1993 include Criminal Recklessness; Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated; Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury; and Disorderly Conduct.
An autopsy Saturday morning showed that Hannah N. Wilson died of blunt force trauma to the back of the head, Brown County Coroner Earl Piper said.
A woman driving on Plum Creek Road Friday morning saw Wilson’s body face-down in a vacant lot at State Road 45 and Plum Creek. A call to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department reporting the body came in at 8:30 a.m., according to dispatch logs.
Wilson had been dead for 10 hours or less when she was found, Piper said. She was wearing pants, a blouse and lace-up tennis shoes.
Piper said no weapons were found at the crime scene.
UPDATE III: Balloon Release to honor the life of Hannah Wilson
Information and investigative leads are still being gathered as this investigation is still active. Investigators and the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office encourage anyone with information related to Hannah Wilson’s activities prior to being reported missing to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411.
Hey Jeb Bush, remember when you defended illegal immigration an “act of love” …
25 year old illegal immigrant Hermes Rivera has been arrested and charged with 3 counts of aggravated rape against a 10 year old girl. Hermes Rivera, the undocumented child rapist and sex offender was the boyfriend of the 10 year old girl’s mother. The girl’s mother discovered a video on her daughter’s cell phone claiming they “made love.” Um, made love with a 10 year old? The police said the acquaintance confronted Rivera, who admitted to engaging in sex acts with the young girl because she had asked him to do so. Really, sure she did. A 10 year old asked him to do so and he obliged? What a sick SOB. Hermes Rivera remained in custody Monday; no bond has been set.
Does this mean he is now a documented illegal as he is a child sex rapist? What are the odds that this heinous act will not even get him deported.
undocumented sex offender
A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said.
The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times.
After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom.
25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex with the victim three times between March and April 3, 2015.
Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning Hermes Rivera, to call the Kenner Police Detective Joseph McRae at (504) 712-2330 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – Prosecutors Can Use the Youtube Videos of Hip Hop Group Together Forever Mafia
- A Federal judge will be allowing the videos in their upcoming trial for racketeering
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Cornell Haynes, aka Rapper Nelly, Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Tennessee Saturday after Hwy Patrol Found Drugs & Handguns on Tour Bus
40 year old Cornell Haynes, better known as the rapper Nelly, was arrested in Tennessee Saturday morning on felony drug charges. According to reports, Tennessee Highway patrol pulled the bus over that Nelly was traveling in around 9:20 AM in Putnam County on Saturday because a U.S. Department of Transportation International Fuel Tax Association sticker wasn’t displayed on the vehicle. Upon inspection, a highway trooper smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and the bus was searched where upon authorities found five crystalline rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and three handguns. At the time of the arrests, six people in total were on the bus. Nelly’s lawyer said that “there had been 15-20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop.” The rapper had on Friday performed at the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington. Nelly and Brian Jones, were detained at Putnam County Jail and released later that day after posting 10,000 bail.
Nelly – mugshot, Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept
The rapper known as Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges in Tennessee on Saturday after highway patrol troopers said they found drugs and handguns in the bus he was riding in.
A Highway Patrol trooper pulled over the bus at around 9:20 a.m. in Putnam County Saturday because a U.S. Department of Transportation International Fuel Tax Association sticker wasn’t displayed, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said in a statement.
The trooper said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and the bus was searched, the department said. Troopers found five crystalline rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and three handguns, the department said. The department said the drugs were found inside a plastic bag in the sleeping area of the bus.
Nelly, 40, is charged with felony possession of drugs and lesser charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, authorities said. Another man, Brian Jones, was arrested for allegedly having a handgun as a convicted felon, the department said.
Nelly and Jones were booked and taken to the Putnam County Jail, and both men posted $10,000 bail and were released at 5:45 p.m. local time (6:45 p.m. ET), jail officials said.
TDOS said in the statement that a state trooper stopped a Prevost motor coach bus the two were riding in on Interstate 40, a highway that connects Nashville and Knoxville, for “failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle.” He smelled pot emitting from the bus, the statement said. The trooper, assisted by another one, then “conducted a probable cause search” of the vehicle.
“The troopers discovered in the sleeper area a plastic bag that contained five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia,” police said.
“Allegedly, a small quantity of contraband (MDMA aka Molly or Ecstasy) was discovered during the routine search,” Nelly’s lawyer said in his statement.
Authorities also said that “further investigation revealed approximately 100 small Ziploc bags that are commonly associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Taurus pistol, and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson.”
BOSTON BOMBING VERDICT: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty on All 30 Counts in Boston Marathon Bombings … Now Jury Must Decide Whether He Gets Death Penalty or Life in Prison
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts … GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all counts!!! It took the jury of seven women and five men 11½ hours of deliberations to reach their verdict, longer than it takes to run the Boston marathon. The convicted bomber never once looked at the jury as their verdicts were read. In the end, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty as sin for his crimes committed at the 2013 Boston Marathon and the ensuing acts that took place. As if that was ever in doubt. There was a mountain of evidence and some crimes are just so heinous that it is just a matter of the jury methodically going through the legal paperwork.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev VIDEO: The guilty counts, one-by-one
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. Guilty, guilty, guilty: The word was spoken 32 times.Yes, the jury said, Tsarnaev caused the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. Yes, it was murder. And so, the word “yes” was spoken 63 times, each time making Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.
From start to finish, it took 26 minutes for the jury to announce its verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: Tsarnaev didn’t skate on a single charge. He now stands guilty of all 30 counts, 17 of which could send him to death row.
If hearing the verdicts seemed overwhelming, that paled in comparison to seeing and hearing evidence behind them: awful images and sounds. The jury saw bombs explode and tear people apart. They saw streets splashed crimson with blood and littered with severed limbs and body parts. They heard the cries of the injured, and witnesses told them how people tended to the dying and gravely injured, unaware of their own injuries as they tied belts around the mangled limbs of friends and strangers alike.
17 of the 30 counts that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of on Wednesday are punishable by death. The question now becomes should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rot in prison or rot in hell. Personally, I would choose Hell.
Now that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges, even more is at stake in the next phase of the federal trial: The same 12 people must decide whether the 21-year-old lives or dies.
Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of 30 counts against him, including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction. Seventeen of those charges are punishable by death.
“In a crime of this magnitude, what American citizen wouldn’t ask, `What would drive a person to do this?’ And, as a juror, the question becomes, what answer would satisfy you?”
During the penalty phase, which could begin as early as Monday, prosecutors will provide evidence of aggravating factors they believe support the death penalty. They’ve already listed several aggravating factors, including the killing of a child and the targeting of the marathon because of the potential for maximum bloodshed.
A U.S. jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing, and his own lawyer admitted it in court, but a relative said Thursday that she remains convinced that he and his now-dead elder brother had no reason to carry out such a terrorist attack.
Tsarnaev was found guilty on Wednesday of all 30 counts against him, and now the same jury in Boston must decide whether he should be sentenced to death or to life in prison.
Roza Tsarnaeva, a 66-year-old cousin of Tsarnaev’s father, told The Associated Press in Chechnya that she is “completely convinced that they were not guilty of this.”
“When something happens the first thing you have to do is ask ‘who needs this?’ These boys didn’t need this,” she said. “They never saw war, they were little when they arrived in the U.S. and grew up there.
“No one in the Tsarnaev family, none of the relatives, ever took part in the military campaigns in Chechnya” in which separatists, some of them radical Islamists, fought two wars against Russian troops, she said.
Tsarnaeva claimed that the Boston bombing was “the doing of the American secret services, although with what aim I don’t know.”
Body of 17 Year Old Alexis Marie Garcia Missing Since 3/1/15 Found in Blount County, AL (Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager Charged with Murder)
The body of 17 year old Alexis Marie Garcia was found Thursday in Blount County, Alabama. Her body was located in a wooded area off Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap. According to reports, she was found face down and partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes. Garcia was reported missing March 5, 2015 by her mother; however, she was last seen on March 1. Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39 year old boyfriend. 18 year old Samantha Wright of Helena and 39 year old Shannon Yager of Locust Fork have been charged with capital murder in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Alexis Marie Garcia
The body of a 17-year-old missing Birmingham girl was found in Blount County Thursday, face down and partially nude in an area off of Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap.
Alexis Marie Garcia was last seen March 1 and reported missing by her mother several days later. Now, authorities say, Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39-year-old boyfriend.
Samantha Wright, 18, of Helena, and Shannon Yager of Locust Fork, are charged with capital murder, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced this morning. The capital charge stems from Garcia being killed in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.
Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager
According to court documents, on March 9, Blount County Sheriff’s Office investigator Scott Kanaday received a call from Wright’s father, saying she had called him and said she woke up in a room and was covered in blood. Wright told her father she didn’t know where she was because she had blacked out.
Wright told her father that she, Yager and Garcia had been walking through the woods and she believed something bad had happened to Garcia, and that she no longer knew her or Yager’s whereabouts.
On March 15, Deputy Mark Moon went to a Locust Fork home and again was told that two juveniles had information about Garcia’s disappearance. Garcia’s mother had told sheriff’s investigators there were some juveniles in Blount County with information about the case, according to court documents.
Court documents show that a 14-year-old and 13-year-old told Moon that Wright told them she had done something she was possibly going to regret — that she had possibly killed someone. Wright told them Garcia had gotten naked in the back of her car and was making advances toward Yager. Wright said she got mad and beat Garcia unconscious, court documents show.
During the interview with investigators, Wright admitted that she was wearing Garcia’s jeans and shoes.
Garcia’s body was discovered Thursday off Tucker Mountain Road. The affidavit states she was face down, and her body was partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes.
Ferguson, MO Police Shooting News Conference at 2:30 ET – VIDEO (Update: Suspect Named: Jeffrey LeeHoust Williams – Picture)(Williams was a Protestor)(Charged with 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault)
Ferguson, MO Police Shooting News Conference at 2:30 ET
This afternoon St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch named 20 year old Jeffrey Williams named shooting suspect in the police shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, MO.
- 20 year old Jeffrey Williams named shooting suspect in Ferguson, MO. Williams is currently in police custody.
- The 20 year old suspect has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, assault in the first degree, a class A felony.
- Also charged with one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle, and thee counts of armed criminal action.
- The individual in custody has acknowledged to firing the shots at the two police officers.
- St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch confirmed that a weapon has been recovered.
- The weapon recovered was a handgun recovered at his residence.
- He was a demonstrator and has been a part of other protests in Ferguson, MO and from Ferguson.
- There was an arrest warrant out for Jeffrey Williams previously who had not seen his probation officer for 7 months.
- Williams does not live far from Ferguson.
- He was currently on probation for receiving stolen property.
- Suspect claims that he was not targeting at the police, claims he had a dispute with other people and were firing at them.
- McCulloch said, “We’re not completely buying that part of it.”
- McCulloch confirms the red vehicle is part of the investigation.
PRESS CONFERENCE: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch suspect arrest of two Ferguson police officers
County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Jeffrey Williams was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle, and thee counts of armed criminal action.
McCulloch said Williams admitted firing the shots, but said he was shooting at someone else.
“We’re not sure we buy that part of it,” McCulloch said, adding that the handgun used in the shooting has been recovered.
He said Williams was involved in the demonstration that was wrapping up when the incident took place. Williams, he said, was being held in lieu of $300,000 cash bail.
A man who participated in a protest outside the Ferguson police station Wednesday returned and fired shots — possibly at someone other than police — that wounded two officers, authorities said Sunday.
Jeffrey Williams, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. He was in custody, with cash-only bail set at $300,000.
“It is possible that he was firing at someone other than the police,” St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said at a press conference Sunday. He said there had been civilians between Williams and the officers who were wounded.
UPDATE III: Picture 20 year old Jeffrey Williams, individual with previous record who was on probation and in possession of a handgun. I am most certain he did not have a permit to carry a handgun, nor went through any of the hoop that we law-abiding citizens have to.
Pic Hat Tip – The Conservative Tree House
EPIC: Spring Break Police Officer Sgt. Bryan Bingham Arrests Two Punks MMA Style in What May Be One of Greatest Ever
BAD BOYS, BAD BOYS. WHAT YA GONNA DO WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU …
Check out the VIDEO below of Pinellas County Sheriff police officer, Sergeant Bryan Bingham, on St. Pete Beach as he deals with two out of control and unruly, white trash punks, Josh McMahan, 25, and Justin Lewis, 24. His arrest of these two thugs MMA style is epic and has gone viral. Back up never arrived for officer Bingham to deal with these two rowdy
beach-goers thugs, so he was forced to deal with it alone. And deal with it he did. Both McMahan and Lewis were charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. And of course they got the beat down of their lives.
Bingham went on to say as he approached the scene he saw two groups of people fighting and he had very little time to decide on whether to call somebody and wait or try to keep other people from getting hurt. He said he decided to act instead of waiting.
“My main goal was to control that situation,” said Sgt. Bryan Bingham.
He said he saw Josh McMahan, 25, and Justin Lewis, 24, were the “main aggressors” in the group and he tried to get McMahan out of the situation and de-escalate it.
At that moment, McMahan allegedly spit in Bingham’s face, so he took him down. Minutes later, Lewis interfered and tried to stop Sgt. Bingham from doing his job, so the sergeant took him down.
Pic – You Tube video
What were these two idiots thinking in trying to mess with Sgt. Bryan Bingham, had they not noticed the guns on this officer, and I am not referring to one one in his holster. Sgt. Bryan Bingham may be in the wrong profession and might want to consider a future in MMA. He took these two fools on as he pressed his knee on one of their throats and wrestled the other to the grown, much to the cheers of the crowd. Maybe the best of all was when he put one of the punks in a sleeper hold and forced him to tap out.
At about that moment a bystander began videotaping the intense scene — and the now-viral clip shows Bingham calmly manhandling who Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri called a pair of “thugs.”
Bingham tried getting McMahan away from the fight to deescalate matters, grabbing him by the neck, throwing him to the sand and then using a jawline pressure-point technique to subdue him, Bay News 9 reported.
Gualtieri said McMahan then spit in Bingham’s face, so the deputy “took him to the ground.” The sheriff added that ”very few” in the crowd surrounding Bingham came to his aid.
What’s more, there was Lewis attempted to intervene — but his fate was similar, as Bingham easily overpowered him…
…and even used what appeared to be a sleeper hold until he was tapping Bingham’s shoulder for mercy.
EXIT QUESTION: Just curious, had the two thugs been black and this white officer did the exact same thing, would the race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson come out of the woodwork, would Barack Obama defended them and said they could have been his son and would Attorney General Eric Holder begun a DOJ investigation into how white police officers treat blacks differently?