Bizarre … Columbia, MD Mall Gunman Darion Marcus Aguilar was Reported Missing Prior to His Murder/Suicide Saturday and Shooting Deaths of Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson
Talk about bizarre, man reported missing after case turned into a murder/suicide.
19 year old Darion Marcus Aguilar, a College Park, MD resident was reported missing at about 1:40 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014. However, earlier in the day the Howard County Police had a much bigger incident occurring as a gunman walked into the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland and started shooting. In the end, two were dead, Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, MD, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, MD. Also, the gunman turned the shotgun on himself and committed suicide.
Darion Marcus Aguilar
Police said Sunday they received a missing persons report for Darion Marcus Aguilar at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday. Howard County Police say Aguilar went into the Mall in Columbia about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, armed with a shotgun and homemade explosives. He fatally shot two store employees before killing himself.
A Prince George’s officer went to Aguilar’s home in College Park to speak with his mother about 5 p.m. Saturday and saw Aguilar’s journal. The portion the officer read made him concerned for Aguilar’s safety.
However, as police were trying to determine the identity of the mall shooter, they were also investigating the report that Darion Marcus Aguilar. The police pinged the phone of the missing 19 year old and would learn that it was coming from the Columbia Mall. Tragically, the police would then discover in a bizarre twist of events that the missing man and the individual who had killed two people at the mall at about 11:15 a.m. before shooting and killing himself were the same person, Darion Aguilar.
As PGPD tracked the missing person’s phone, they discovered it was pinging from Columbia Mall. The missing person and the yet-unidentified deceased shooter turned out to be the same person, Darion Aguilar, 19.
Aguilar’s mother had called about 1:40 p.m. from their home in the 4700 block of Hollywood Road in College Park to report him missing. An investigator talked with the mother and read Aguilar’s journal, which had wording that raised concern for his safety, police say.
Police state at this point they have no motive and that there was no known connection between the shooter and his victims. Sometimes you don’t need a motive, sometimes these things happen because you have a depressed individual who has crossed the line of no return. You cannot rationalize the irrational.
He added that police served a search and seizure warrant at the shooter’s house and retrieved documents, computers and other potential evidence, including a journal.
In that journal, Aguilar “does express some general unhappiness with his life, but I really don’t have any other information about that now,” the chief said.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Punishes Inmates with Diet of “Bread and Water” After They Desecrated the American Flags Inside Jail Cells
WAY TO GO JOE … MOVE OVER WEIGHT-WATCHERS, NUTRI-SYSTEM AND THE PALEO DIET … SAY HELLO TO THE SHERIFF JOE DIET.
Add yet another reason why we love Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, desecrated the American flag and face the wrath of Joe. According to NBC News, Sheriff Joe Arpaio punished 38 inmates who desecrated the American flags recently put into their jail cells with a diet of “bread and water”. It wasn’t really bread, it was actually a baked loaf of ground-up fruits, vegetables, milk powder, dough and other ingredients and, though it fulfills nutritional requirements. Sounds yummy!!! You gotta love this guy, and with all due respect to NBC, Joe is not controversial, Joe is a patriot living in a screwed up PC world where some how those who commit crimes against the general public are supposed to be treated with the respect, that they cannot provide others. Sheriff Joe said, “I run a patriotic jail system. This is not a First Amendment situation. When they tamper with the flag, they are tampering with government property.”
Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 38 inmates have rebelled against his new policy of putting American flags in jail cells, desecrating the Stars and Stripes and earning them what he calls a diet of “bread and water.”
The regimen actually is a baked loaf of ground-up fruits, vegetables, milk powder, dough and other ingredients and, though it fulfills nutritional requirements, is decidedly unappetizing.
Arpaio said that any inmate who damages a flag will be eating the so-called nutra-loaf — without utensils — for two weeks.
“I run a patriotic jail system,” said Arpaio. “I am somewhat disappointed that 38 inmates recently desecrated the flags, tearing them up and writing on them and throwing them in the toilet.”
Of course the ACLU will come up with some ridiculous rebuttal to this to hoe the criminals civil right were violated.
Howard County Police Confirm Shooting at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD (Update: 3 People Dead, 5 Hurt) (Update: Victims, Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson) (Update: Police ID Shooter as 19 Year Old Darion Marcus Aguilar)
BREAKING: Shooting has been reported at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland
The Howard County Fire Department is reporting an active shooter situation at the Mall in Columbia. Both the Howard County police and fire departments are on the scene. The fire department is advising people to avoid the area.
The Howard County Police confirmed that they were responding to a shooting at the mall, but they could not confirm whether anyone had been injured or shots had been fired.
The Mall at Columbia is a “gun free” zone … in other words, an easy target for those who could care less about the laws and look to kill people.
FACEBOOK – Howard County Police:
There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. Public Information Officer enroute. Will update ASAP.
UPDATE I: Howard County police tweeted:
“There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. PIO en route. Will update ASAP.” PIO is public information officer.
Howard Count Department of Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Denise Weist told WTOP radio the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police and fire officials are on the scene. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
UPDATE II: Howard County Fire & Rescue – Twitter.
Emergency at Columbia Mall reported active shooter, the mall is in lock down and people are asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE III: CNN is reporting that Hoard County Police are confirming that 3 people are dead. … Baltimore Sun also reporting 3 people are dead, one considered shooter.
Authorities Saturday were investigating reports of an active shooter at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland.
There was no word on injuries but local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
UPDATE IV: One individual reported deceased near gun and ammo (VIDEO, could be the shooter.
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) January 25, 2014
UPDATE V: Mall supposedly Secure, police clearing Mall, there will be a press conference at sear Sears at 1:15 pm ET.
UPDATE VI: Victims of Maryland mall shooting identified.
The suspect, armed with a shotgun, was among the victims at The Mall in Columbia, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said. Police said a fourth victim was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. Four other people either suffered from medical conditions or suffered minor injuries such as twisted ankles, he said.
Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md., were killed, police said. The identity of the gunman had not been released.
McMahon said the bodies were found in Zumiez, an apparel store catering to skaters, surfers and snowboarders, on the mall’s upper level. Benlolo and Johnson were employees of the store, he said. The shooter’s body was found still laden with ammunition, so McMahon said caution was being used and an identity had not been made.
UPDATE VII: Howard County police 4 p.m. news conference on mall shooting.
Darion Marcus Aguilar, a 19-year-old College Park resident, has been identified by police as the assailant in Saturday’s shooting at the Mall in Columbia, which left three people dead, including the shooter.
Although one of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, also lived in College Park, police have not established a connection between Aguilar and the victims, Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said at a Sunday morning news conference.
Good Riddance … Convicted Cop Killer Edgar Tamayo Arias Who Was in US Illegally Executed Tonight in Texas for 1994 Murder of Officer Guy Gaddis
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS … Let this be a message to every
foreign national individual in the United States illegally, you kill a police officer in a state that has the death penalty and you will be put to death.
After 20 years, justice is finally served. Tonight Mexican national Edgar Tamayo Arias was executed in Huntsville, Texas for the 1994 killing of a Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. A last ditch effort by Tamayo’s attorney to keep the convicted cop killer alive failed Wednesday night when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion to stay his execution. Defense attorney’s claimed that Tamayo’s execution violated international law. However, at 9:32 p.m. CT, Edgar Tamayo Arias, was put to death for his crimes. But I guess Tamayo was doing the jobs that Americans were not willing to do. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Illegal Edgar Tamayo Arias Executed for Murder of Office Guy Gaddis
Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston police officer in 1994, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Tamayo made no last statement, Clark said.
Tamayo’s attorneys fought until the last minute to save his life, appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution. It was denied. They argued that Tamayo had been deprived of his rights because, as a foreign citizen, he should have been informed of his right to diplomatic assistance under an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Tamayo’s lawyers turned to the high court after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected their appeal that Tamayo was developmentally disabled, mentally ill and ineligible for execution.
KUDOS to Texas Gov. Rick Perry who said in the face of the liberal outrage of those who wanted to protect this cop killer, “the state was committed to enforcing its laws.” Let’s get a couple of things straight here in this case, rather than how the MSM is only discussing and focusing how this murderer was wronged. There is only one victim here and that is murdered police officer Guy Gaddis.
Mexican officials had petitioned the U.S. government on Tamayo’s behalf, including Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade and Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora.
Former Texas governor and attorney general Mark White, a Democrat, also backed a review of Tamayo’s case.
Kerry wrote to Texas officials last fall urging a reconsideration of Tamayo’s execution.
“I have no reason to doubt the facts of Mr. Tamayo’s conviction, and as a former prosecutor, I have no sympathy for anyone who would murder a police officer,” Kerry wrote. But he added that he was concerned the state’s handling of the case could affect the way Americans are treated overseas.
Justice finally for officer Guy Gaddis
Let’s take a look at the crime that so many wanted to go unpunished, including Sec. of State John Kerry, and have this murderers case reviewed. Even former President GWB needs to be called out on this one. 24 year old police officer Guy Gaddis was shot and killed by Tamayo. After having arrested Tamayo, he was handcuffed and put in the back seat of the police car. As officer Gaddis drove off, Tamayo drew a concealed weapon and shot officer Gaddis in the back of the head three times. What might be most pathetic is that we have a corrupt Mexican government who purposely could care less about their people and keeping them within their own borders. This corrupt government is going to tell us what to do when one of their people is in the US illegally and kills a police officer? ARE YOU KIDDING!!! What message would it send that if an illegal Mexican could come into the United States, kill a police officer and not be put to death?
Gaddis, 24, had been flagged down near a nightclub by a man who accused Tamayo of robbing him. The officer arrested Tamayo, handcuffed him and put him in the back seat of his patrol car. He was driving away when Tamayo drew a concealed pistol and shot Gaddis three times in the back of the head.
On Sunday night, January 30, 1994, Officer Gaddis reported for duty on the night shift at the Beechnut. He was assigned to ride a one-man unit, 17E23N. After running several report calls, Gaddis was flagged down in the 6700 block of Bissonnet by a citizen who reported that he had been robbed by two suspects at the Topaz Night Club. The officer reported this on-view complaint to the dispatcher and requested other units to check by with him at the Topaz, a known area trouble spot located at 6501 Chimney Rock. The reporting time was 2:21 a.m. now on the morning of Monday, January 31.
Three of Officer Gaddis’ fellow units, with a total of five officers on board, immediately responded to this request. The first officer to arrive observed Officer Gaddis to have two suspects against a wall, spread-eagled and undergoing a search. This officer also observed that Gaddis had apparently completed his search of what will now be referred to as the No. 2 suspect. This first responding officer took control of this suspect and immediately handcuffed him with his hands to the rear. While doing so, this officer observed Gaddis continue his search of the No. 1 suspect. In doing so, he discovered the robbery complainant’s watch. At this point, Officer Gaddis very likely ended his search of the No. 1 suspect prematurely, handcuffing his hands behind him.
Other officers were arrived and observed the end results of the arrest. They watched as Officer Gaddis and the first arriving officer placed both suspects in the rear of Gaddis’ patrol car. Suspect No. 1, later identified as Edgar Tamayo, was seated in the left rear seat while Suspect No. 2, Jesus Zarco Mendoza, was placed in the right rear seat.
These two suspects were in custody, handcuffed behind their back in the rear seat of a caged patrol car. While Gaddis transported them to the Southeast Command Station, the following is known:
Officer Gaddis drove southbound in the 8100 block of Chimney Rock. He drove through the City of Bellaire, just north of Chimney Rock and Holly. Then something went terribly awry in the back seat of the patrol car from behind the Plexiglas cage. While driving, Officer Gaddis was shot in the back of his head, causing his patrol car to veer to the left, out of control.
The unit crossed a residential yard on the northeast corner of this intersection, traveled further south across Holly and into the yard of a residence at 5229 Holly, striking the house at a high rate of speed and landing near the front door that faced north.
LifeFlight rushed Officer Gaddis to Hermann Hospital, with little hope for his survival. Doctors pronounced him dead at 4:31 a.m., January 31, 1994. He was only twenty-four years old, leaving his pregnant wife Rosa behind.
Besides his wife, the officer was survived his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Edwin (Gayle) Gaddis of Brookside Village; brother Glenn and his wife Angela of Houston; brother Gary and nephew Justyn Gaddis of Brookside; his aunt Patsy Reeves of Shreveport; Uncle Charles Gottlick and wife Maureen of Scotch Plains, New Jersey; aunt Bernadette Lopez and husband George and uncle Russell Gottlick and wife Joyce.
British Police Looking to Question 3 Men (Burglars) in Disappearance of Missing Madeleine McCann … Missing Since 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal
Madeleine McCann has been missing since 2007 when she disappeared while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. ABC News is reporting that British authorities have requested from Portuguese police that they be allowed to question three male suspects in regards to the disappearance of then, 3 year old Maddy McCann. The three men wanted for questioning are believed to be burglars who were operating in the area where Maddy McCann and her family were vacationing when Maddy went missing. According to reports, the 3 men made a “high number” of calls in the hours after Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.
Maddy McCann at 3 years old … could there be a break in case after all these years?
London police appear poised to make an arrest in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the girl who was 3 when she vanished while on a Portuguese vacation with her family nearly seven years ago.
The arrests of a trio of alleged burglars who had been active in the neighborhood would be the result of Operation Grange, the reopening of the McCann investigation three years ago.
“We can confirm that a second International Letter of Request has been sent to the Portuguese authorities by the Crown Prosecution Services this week… in connection with Operation Grange,” Scotland Yard told ABC News in a statement. The authorities would not discuss any further details.
Scotland Yard is reportedly working with Portuguese police to find, detain and question three men believed to be burglars who were operating in the area where Madeleine and her family were on vacation in Portugal.
After pouring over records containing hundreds of cell phone numbers used during the time Maddie vanished, police found a high number of calls were made between these men in the hours after her disappearance
After a renewed push for leads in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, authorities in the United Kingdom are turning to Portuguese officials for help.
A letter sent by the Crown Prosecution Services to authorities in Portugal on Friday is requesting permission to conduct interviews in connection with the girl’s 2007 disappearance from her family’s holiday villa in the resort town of Praia da Luz.
Pedro do Carmo, the deputy national director of the Judiciary Police in Portugal, said Portuguese authorities have not yet received the letter, but he noted the latest lines in the Scotland Yard investigation focus on three people. Do Carmo declined to provide the nationalities of those three people, who he said have not been detained.
Are UK police ready to make arrests in this nearly 7 tear old missing person’s case?
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71 Year Old Retired Police Officer Curtis Reeves Shoots & Kills Moviegoer Chad Oulson Over Texting Altercation … Suspect Arrest & Charged with Second Degree Murder
Father’s texting to 3 year old daughter sparks fatal argument …
What has this country come to when texting in a movie theater results in a murder? This was not a result of gang violence or some teenage fight over a girl. The suspect was a retired cop and the victim a dad. UNREAL. Trust me, I think that individuals on cell phones in movie theaters are annoying, but it is hardly worth shooting some one over, but such was the sad case that occurred in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
On Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, it started with a father, 43 year old Chad Oulson, texting his 3 year old daughter and ended with 71 year old retired police officer Curtis Reeves firing his .380 caliber, killing Chad Oulson and wounding his wife.
Investigators say two couples had gotten into an argument over noise.
“The victim was on his cell phone; he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim,” Sheriff Chris Nocco explained.
A witness recalled seeing the agitated man — later identified by deputies as Curtis Reeves — get up and leave in an apparent attempt to find a manager. When he came back alone, the argument escalated.
CNN: Dad’s texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater.
It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie.
It ended with the 43-year-old man shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.
The shooting Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, movie theater escalated from an objection to cell phone use, to a series of arguments, to the sudden and deadly shooting, according to police and witnesses.
As a male moviegoer texted, the man seated behind him objected, and asked the texter to put his phone away.
The man who had been texting, Chad Oulson, got up and turned to Reeves to ask him if he had gone to tell on him for his texting. Oulson reportedly said, in effect: I was just sending a message to my young daughter.
Voices were raised. Popcorn was thrown. And then came something unimaginable — except maybe in a movie. A gun shot.
Oulson was fatally wounded. His wife was hit, too, through the hand as she raised her hand in front of her husband as the shooter drew a handgun.
Chad Oulson and his wife – pic Facebook
A retired Tampa police captain was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for shooting two people in a movie theater after an altercation over texting, the Associated Press reports.
Murder Suspect Curtis Reeves – pic Facebook
UPDATES II: More from The Raw Story.
The 71-year-old former police officer accused of fatally shooting a man at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday is scheduled to appear before a judge today.
Curtis Reeves is being held at the Pasco County Central Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes jail on a second-degree murder charge. He is set to appear in court this afternoon and could have bond set.
NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force Arrest Barry Baldwin in Brooklyn, NY for at Least Seven “Knockout Game” Assaults Against White Women
35 year old Barry Baldwin of East New York has been arrested by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force for at least seven “knockout game” assaults against white and most Jewish women. Baldwin is being charged with 6 counts of assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment, attempted assault, menacing charges and one count of endangering the welfare of a child for punching out the mom who fell onto her 7 year old.
The victims were all white, females ages 20 to 78. Baldwin was initially charged with hate crimes for targeting Jewish victims, but those charges were later downgraded. Because of course a black man targeting white and predominantly Jewish women could never be guilty of a hate crime. Baldwin was arraigned Monday on five assaults, none as a hate crime, according to court papers. Prosecutors didn’t comment on the reasons for the downgraded charges. He’s being held on a $10,000 bail.
Cowards: Prosecutors fail to charge Baldwin with a HATE CRIME
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force busted a Brooklyn man for at least seven “knockout” assaults, cops said Friday.
Barry Baldwin, 35, punched out the victims between Nov. 9 and Christmas Eve in Canarsie and Midwood, police said.
All of the victims were white women and most were Jewish, a law-enforcement source said. At least two of the attacks occurred on the Sabbath.
“Everyone will sleep a little easier,” said Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who said the attacks frightened the community.
Barry Baldwin’s hate crime “knock out” victims:
- Nov. 9, 2013: Baldwin allegedly punched a 78-year-old Midwood woman while she pushed her great-granddaughter’s stroller at Avenue L and East Fifth Street.
- Dec. 7, 2013: At around 2:40 p.m. he punched a 20-year-old in the head.
- Dec. 21, 2013: The victim was a 33-year-old mom walking with her 7-year-old daughter on Elm Street near East 12th Street Midwood.
- Dec 24, 2013: A 78-year-old sitting in on a bench in Canarsie was the next to suffer the crazed attacker’s wrath on Christmas Eve.
- Dec. 24, 2013: Fifteen minutes later, he attacked another elderly woman nearby at corner of East 93rd Street and Seaview Avenue.
- Dec. 26, 2013: A 38-year-old woman ducked Baldwin’s swing when he attacked her on Dec. 26, on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie.
- Dec. 27, 2013: Baldwin attacked his final victim on the same street while she talked on a cellphone.
Arizona Governor Steven Seagal?
Steven Seagal, the actor and martial arts expert says he is considering a run to be the governor of Arizona. Seagal said in an interview with ABC15 that the number one problem facing America today is open border. The 61 year old actor stated that because of the US open borders “any type of terrorism could come, and does come”. Seagal had a pretty much common sense and factual approach on his views of borders amnesty and the need to secure our borders. Seagal goes on to discuss his association with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and that when they arrest someone who commits a crime, they do not care whether they are Mexican, Irish, French, German or Chinese.
Seagal says he’s had discussions with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the prospective bid, but has other priorities to consider.
The 61-year-old Seagal made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County” (The Lost Episodes.)
According to Seagal, the number one problem facing the U.S. is its open borders.
He told ABC that the country’s leading problem today is open borders, ‘I don’t think our biggest problem is Islamist terrorism in America. Oh I don’t think that’s it at all,’ he said. ‘The biggest problem is open borders. I think that across these borders, any type of terrorism can occur.’
He believes that open borders are, ‘ a tremendous oversight by the current administration.’
He quoted Reagan who said, ‘If you don’t have security on your borders you don’t have a country.’
One other issue Seagal would address is that of amnesty.
‘You have to be very careful with blanket pardons,’ he said.If you’re gonna pardon people you should do a background on them to make sure they’re safe for society.’
Seagal also told ABC that all he and Arpaio care about on their tv show is ‘whether or not you’re a criminal.’
He says that he and the tough sheriff do not discriminate based on race or nationality.
47 Year Old Aubrey Lee Price, Missing Banker Presumded Dead Accused Embezzling $17-$21 Million Found Alive … Arrested After Routine Traffic Stop in Georgia
HIDING IN PLAIN SITE …
Fugitive, missing 47 year old Aubrey Lee Price, a former banker who was accused of faking his own death in 2012 to cover up the millions of dollars he stole in an investment scheme was found alive and arrested after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Brunswick, Georgia. Aubrey Lee Price was last seen in Key West, FL on June 16, 2012, when he boarding a ferry for Fort Myers after telling acquaintances in a letter that he had lost a large amount of money in his trading and planned to kill himself by jumping overboard. Unbelievably, after all this time on the lam, Aubrey Lee Price was arrested after being pulled over by a police officer because his windows were too darkly tinted. Price is scheduled to make his initial appearance at 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.
A former banker accused of faking his own death in 2012 to cover up the theft of millions of dollars has been arrested after a traffic stop in Georgia, authorities said.
Aubrey Lee Price, 47, was arrested on Tuesday after Glynn County sheriff’s deputies stopped him on Interstate 95 in Brunswick, Ga., and discovered his identity, NBC station WXIA of Atlanta reported. Heavily tinted windows in a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck were his downfall, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Price was wanted in connection with an investment scheme in New York in which he is alleged to have stolen millions between January 2011 and January 2012, the FBI said. He was accused of moving $21 million into accounts to hide his thefts and losses from investments and trading when he was a director of a southern Georgia bank.
FBI Indictment: Indicted him on wire fraud and securities fraud charges.
Old Aubrey Lee Price – Before
Old Aubrey Lee Price – Now
CNN: Georgia banker who allegedly embezzled $17 million captured after years on lam.
Yet a Glynn County, Georgia, sheriff’s office website showed that he was booked Tuesday and is being “held for federal authorities on a charge of giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.” Officer Kay Jones said that Price was being held for federal marshals.
UPDATE I: Atlanta Journal Constitution - Fugitive Ga. banker due in court today.
Aubrey Lee Price, the South Georgia bank director accused of defrauding his clients and faking his death, is scheduled to make his first appearance before a judge on Thursday, about 48 hours after a simple traffic stop ended his 18 months on the run.
Price, 47, is scheduled to make his initial appearance at 10 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.
Price was indicted in July 2012 of embezzling $21 million from Montgomery Bank & Trust, a small bank in tiny Ailey, Ga. MB&T was a bank Price and his investor clients came to save, but which later failed after his alleged fraud was uncovered. He was also accused of bilking investors in his money management business of many millions more.
Another ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Turns Up at Mexico Shootout Scene … “Weapons from the Operation would Likely continue to turn up at Crime Scenes”
Remember this Barack Obama – Eric Holder scandal …
As Yogi Berra used to say,”It looks like it is deja vu all over again.” Another gun from the failed Obama/Holder ‘Fast & Furious’ gun-walking fiasco has turned up at a shootout between Mexican authorities and a Mexican drug cartel gunman. According to accounts, at least one AK-47 found at the scene could be tracked back to ‘Fast & Furious’. Isn’t this special, the ATF has acknowledged that more guns from this poorly conceived plan could continue to turn up at future crime scenes. Guns from this disastrous operation will be turning up for years to come, yet no one in the administration has yet been held accountable.
A gun from the failed U.S. operation known as “Fast and Furious” turned up at the scene of a shootout between Mexican authorities and alleged cartel gunmen last month, according to CNN.
U.S. officials told CNN at least one AK-47-style gun that could be traced back to the failed gun-walking scheme was found at the scene.
The ATF acknowledged that weapons from the operation would likely continue to turn up at crime scenes.
“ATF has accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Fast and Furious investigation and at the attorney general’s direction we have taken appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated,” the bureau said in a statement to CNN.
“And we acknowledge that, regrettably, firearms related to the Fast and Furious investigation will likely continue to be recovered at future crime scenes,” it added.
“ATF has accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Fast and Furious investigation and at the attorney general’s direction we have taken appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated. And we acknowledge that, regrettably, firearms related to the Fast and Furious investigation will likely continue to be recovered at future crime scenes.”