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Saturday, July 31, 2010

JULY 2010 - Some of the other cases I collected information on this month

In this post:
  • [NY] Saratoga Springs Police Officer Patrick Arpei
  • [TN] Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Shelton
  • [GA] Emerson Police Department Lt. Coleman Todd Heath
  • [CA] Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Mathis
  • [WV] Federal Bureau Of Prisons Officer Travis Barker
  • [FL] Coral Springs Police Officer Charles Mersch
  • [FL] Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jonathan Powell
  • [NYPD] Inspector Anthony "Tony" Tria
  • [LA] Rapides Parish Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Thomas
  • [MI] HITMAN Vincent Smothers, hired by Detroit Sgt. Cobb
  • [MD] Antonio Girard Stewart
  • [TX] Harker Heights Police Officer Brad Duffy
  • [WA] Washignton State Representative Geoff Simpson
  • [CA] State Prison Corrections Officer Timothy Rodriguez
  • [CA] Modesto Police Officer Matthew Spurlock
  • [TN] Red Bank Police Chief Larry Sneed
  • [MI] State Corrections Officer Joseph Naimo
  • [MI] Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Wion
  • [TX] Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters
  • [WA] Pierce Co. Sheriff's Deputy Allen Myron
  • [PA] Beaver County Sheriff's Deputy Joey David
  • [NY] WHITE PLAINS Mayor Adam Bradley
  • [OH] Cleveland Ohio police officer Eric Roberts
  • [SC] Myrtle Beach Police Officer Adam Marks
  • [FL] Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerid Day

[NY] Saratoga Springs Police Officer Patrick Arpei was charged with domestic fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor, Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the incident. New York State Police issued Arpei an appearance ticket for the charge. State Police would not release any further details of the arrest. [LINK]


THANK YOU TO DEPUTY SHELTON:
Lawrence County [TN] Sheriff's Deputy Byron Shelton in CRITICAL CONDITION - shot responding to a domestic violence call. [LINK] Updates: Deputy recovering from bullet wounds ...“It’s just a part of what we do when we put on that uniform,” he said. “You just have to cherish every day that you have... If I had second-guessed myself, there would have been three people dead in that house, and I would have been one of them”... / Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Deputy Called A Hero - Friends and co-workers call Byron Shelton a hero. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy is credited with saving a woman's life - by nearly giving his own - after her estranged husband held a gun to her head...


[GA] Emerson Police Department Lt. Coleman Todd Heath charged with stalking under the Family Violence Act and false report of a crime (on the wife who he is in the process of a divorce with) [LINK]


[CA] Never-arrested Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Mathis who (allegedly) assaulted his dispatcher wife at work (with witnesses) pleads not guilty. Merced County Superior Court Judge Marc Garcia said that he plans on filing a protective order for Mathis' wife. [LINK] Previous post: Deputy Mathis back on (modified) duty after FIFTH accusation of violence - His most recent victim was his wife. (SHHH on steroids). [LINK]


[WV] Federal Bureau Of Prisons Officer Travis Barker is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and assault on a law enforcement officer. Under the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, passed in 2004, Barker is allowed to carry a concealed weapon because he is a Bureau of Prisons officer, Bryan said. Barker also has a domestic battery charge filed against him from his now ex-wife. Bryan said his ex-wife has since requested that the charges against her former husband be dropped and signed an affidavit stating that her allegations against him were not true. [She recanted]


[FL] Coral Springs Police Officer Charles Mersch, accused of choking and beating his ex-wife, gets his JOB BACK through arbitration - with back pay! ..."Obviously we're very disappointed with the decision," Police Chief Duncan Foster said Friday. "It's abundantly clear to us that the arbitrator did not take into consideration all the facts of this case"... [LINK] / Previous post: [FL] Officer Mersch's wife bruised, eye swollen, says she was choked ...Police also photographed a bruise Petra Mersch showed on her left arm and her right eye, which was bruised and swollen at the time the statement was taken...


[FL] Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jonathan Powell has been fired after being accused of pointing a loaded FHP-issued .40-caliber Beretta pistol at his father. Powell's father refused to provide a written statement to deputies about the incident. [LINK]


NYPD Inspector Anthony "Tony" Tria shot himself to death in his Queens office shortly before he was scheduled to go on duty Thursday, July 15th at his office in Fort Totten, the sources said. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, "Inspector Tria was a consummate professional who worked tirelessly on behalf of the Police Department and the people of New York."


[LA] Rapides Parish Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Thomas who "coerced" his wife into confessing to HIS drunken hit and run has been FIRED. ..."It's unfortunate that [Marvin Thomas] coerced her into confessing to the hit and run ... and that she did it," [Alexandria Sgt. Ronald] Besson said... [LINK]


[MI] HITMAN Vincent Smothers (hired by Detroit Police Sgt. David Cobb to kill wife ROSE COBB) has been sentenced to 52 years. Rest in peace now Rose. [LINK] / 15 previous posts on blog here: [LINK]


[MD] Antonio Girard Stewart, killer of his wife Dawn Williams-Stewart, gets 50 years. "...Williams-Stewart's daughter, Litia Land, said her mother was in the process of leaving Stewart. Land called the house that day and heard a scuffle in the background, then called a friend to check on the situation. The friend heard Williams-Stewart screaming, and the couple's 4-year-old son say 'Daddy said he's going to kill Mommy now'..." Previous post is HERE. Go to end of comments on that post to see the most current news.


[TX] Harker Heights Police Officer Brad Duffy was charged with assault-family violence and interference with emergency phone call and within a few days resigned [LINK]


[WA] Washignton State Representative Geoff Simpson - More detail on these*2nd* allegations of domestic violence from the Seattle Post Intelligencer: "...The social worker said she saw Simpson “barrel” into the [hospital] room, push his ex-wife out, shut the door, close the blinds and barricade himself in [his daughter's] room. The social worker reported Simpson could be heard yelling inside the room..." [LINK]


[CA] Ex-Salinas Valley State Prison correctional officer Timothy Rodriguez found guilty in murder-for-hire case [LINK] / Previous Post: [CA] Escaping Officer Rodriguez (while he's in isolation) - "We've worked to change her identity and move her"...


[CA] Modesto Police Officer Matthew Spurlock - spousal abuse, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, stalking and attempted rape charges. Wife visibly hurt. Spurlock is on administrative leave, and stripped of his law enforcement powers. He is facing a criminal probe and an internal investigation. [LINK]



[TN] Red Bank Police Chief Larry Sneed files lawsuit about his firing. Sneed's attorney Brian Moss: "This firing occurred for one reason and one reason only. Chief Sneed held Commissioner Monty Millard to the same standards as everyone else. Monty Millard was arrested in December 2008 and July 2009 by the Red Bank Police Department. He was arrested a third time in August 2009 by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department as well. All involved allegations against his wife. Mr. Millard is using these three separate arrests as a personal vendetta against Chief Sneed. In fact, only a few weeks ago, Millard subpoenaed Chief Sneed to give a deposition in his divorce case. Mr. Sneed's truthful answers were less than helpful to Mr. Millard?s civil divorce case, to say the least. This firing was in retaliation for Chief Sneed carrying out his duties as chief."


[MI] State Corrections Officer Joseph Naimo has been charged with slamming ex's head into pavement [LINK]


[MI] Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Wion is on strike at home. Front door sign: "Mom/Wife is on strike!!" [LINK]


[TX] This murder-suicide of Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters killing her daughter Corrine just gets uglier and more twisted. Poor Corrine. [LINK]


[WA] Pierce Co. Sheriff's Deputy Allen Myron who fatally shot his in-laws, Sue and Monty Multanen, and killed himself - ironically, wanted better domestic violence response and reporting. Deputy Myron sought out Lane Judson to share his ideas with and pass his ideas on to. Mr. Judson is the father of Crystal Judson Brame who was murdered in her police chief husband's murder-suicide. [LINK]


[PA] Fired for drunken suicide threat with his family fleeing - Beaver County Sheriff's Deputy Joey David is reinstated by arbitration [LINK] l


[NY] WHITE PLAINS Mayor Adam Bradley is scheduled to go to trial in October for abuse against his wife [LINK Previous: [NY] News: Mayor Adam Bradley "declined to give a statement to detectives" on wife abuse charge [LINK]


[OH] Cleveland Ohio police officer Eric Roberts arrested for domestic violence. Wife's nose is fractured. [LINK]


[SC] Myrtle Beach Police Officer Adam Marks says his female friend beat, bruised her OWN face [LINK]



[FL] Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerid Day arrested for aggravated battery on a child and child neglect. According to the arrest report Day picked up his three-month-old baby by the foot and threw her into her crib, causing the baby to hit her head, and the report says this is substantiated by witnesses and medical records. Besides the fractures and scratches on her nose, there is an older fracture. Day did not report the injuries to his wife or the doctor and said he had dropped her. He's fired.


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