Eric Bratton, pictured above, is charged with first-degree aggravated assault, second-degree aggravated assault and two counts of armed criminal action for the Saturday-afternoon shooting at the Independence Center shopping mall.
Court records say Bratton, 24, and the male shooting victims got into an altercation after Bratton made a comment about the female shooting victim's butt. The male victim and Bratton got into a fight, which was broken up. Bratton then allegedly threatened to "shoot your bitch ass in the leg then shoot you in the head." The male turned around and saw Bratton pull a semiautomatic handgun from his waistband.
Court records say the male victim was shot in the leg, and Bratton allegedly tried to shoot him in the head but "narrowly missed."
According to court documents, Bratton told police that he got into a fight with a man at the mall and shot him with a .45-caliber handgun.
Bratton is being held on $500,000 bond.
Independence police are looking for two "persons of interest" pictured in the photos attached to this story. So if you've seen these guys or know where to find them, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Department Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.
Probst worked at the diocese as a part-time archivist at the Chancery office. He started in 1999 or 2000 on an intermittent basis and then "on a more regular, permanent, part-time basis" in 2007. His lawsuit says the "unwanted and unwelcome sexual harassment from his supervisory priests" and from a co-worker started in spring 2010 and continued until June 30, 2011, when he was fired for what he claims was retaliation for complaining about the unwanted advances.
The lawsuit says the Rev. Charles Michael Coleman, who served as Archivist for the Chancery, hired his friend, a man named Michael St. George, to do data entry from the sacramental records into a computer program called "Parish-Soft." The lawsuit alleges that Coleman and the Rev. Robert Cameron "fawned over" St. George in front of Probst. The lawsuit says Coleman, Cameron and others would talk "about St. George in sexually suggestive ways ... in the presence of" Probst.
The lawsuit also alleges that St. George made unwanted sexual advances toward Probst, creating "a sexually hostile work environment."
Vanover is charged with domestic aggravated battery for allegedly repeatedly punching the woman and threatening to kill her (the woman claims Vanover has a history of violence). He was released on $2,500 bail.
Cook, also known as “PutHer2GoodUse,” pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion of a young mentally deficient woman who was tortured for several years in a Lebanon, Missouri, home.
The feds say Cook, 33, watched the woman be sexually abused and tortured during live online sessions as well as downloaded photos and videos between 2006 and 2009. Cook admitted going to Lebanon several times for sex and torture sessions with the woman.
The feds say Cook paid the woman's "master" with computer hard drives containing images and videos of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism that he had downloaded from the Internet.
Kansas City police have released a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in her home on December 15.
Police say a man confronted the woman in her home in the 3200 block of East 10th Street around 7:30 p.m. last Thursday. The man repeatedly assaulted the woman over the course of several hours.
The woman and a forensic sketch artist and detectives worked together to produce two sketches of the suspect: one of his face and one of unique scarring on his left arm.
Santiago, 44, was treating a soldier for post-traumatic stress disorder. She began stalking him and his family after the sergeant didn't return her affection.
On Monday, Santiago was sentenced to three years' probation. She also agreed to surrender her social work license to the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board and also agreed not to reapply for a license in Kansas or any other state. She pleaded guilty to one count each of fleeing from a police officer, criminal restraint, making a criminal threat and unlawfully entering military property.
The St. Joseph News-Press reported that the Montee children were in St. Joe for Thanksgiving with their mother, former leader of the Missouri Democratic Party and former state auditor.
Police were reportedly called to break up an altercation outside a bar when they encountered Montee's children, who were celebrating a friend's 24th birthday.
Dimmick is serving an 11-year-sentence for the 2009 hostage situation in which he held Jared and Lindsay Rowley at knifepoint while hiding from the police, who he said were out to kill him. Police were looking for Dimmick, who they wanted to speak with about a man killed in Colorado.
If you've seen the YouTube video above of the February 2010 raid of a home in Columbia, Missouri, the images are likely burned in your brain. Columbia police raided Jonathan Whitworth's home looking for drugs. In the process, members of a SWAT team shot and killed his pit bull and wounded his corgi-pit bull mix. Officers rounded up his wife and 7-year-old son, and they were held for a time just a few feet from the dead dog as Whitworth was handcuffed.
Whitworth and his family sued the city of Columbia along with 12 police officers, claiming his family's constitutional rights were violated. However, a federal judge has dismissed the case.
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