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Private Detective: Woman Sentenced in Shooting Fueled By Facebook Feud

A Mason County woman who admitted to shooting her half-sister in the head over a Facebook feud has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

According to the Maysville Ledger-Independent, 30-year-old Ankara Alvarado pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

She was originally charged with attempted murder.


She was indicted in October 2013 accused of allegedly shooting her half-sister, 24-year-old Arica Woodruff, in the head after the two got into an argument on Facebook.

Woodruff was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital and later released.

Wrongful Death Fourth Suspect in Toddler Shooting Turns Self In

A fourth man wanted in connection to the murder of a Louisville toddler last month has surrendered to police.

An arrest warrant was issued for 19-year-old Demarkus Tramber Monday in the Aug. 27 shooting that killed 16-month-old Ne’riah Miller and injured her mother, Cierra Twyman, who was holding the child on their front porch on South 37th Street in Louisville.

Twyman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three other men, William McLemore, Trey Anderson and Michael Dunn have entered not guilty pleas in the case.


Not many other details have been released about the case and the men’s roles or motive in the shooting are not clear.

A family member said that a man approached the porch before 6 p.m. and shot both the mother and child before fleeing.

The family told police they were receiving death threats due to increased police presence in the neighborhood since the shooting.

Originally, police believed it was a drive-by shooting, but have since determined the gunman was on foot.

Private Detective: Reward Offered in Danville Domino’s Shooting

It’s her 21st birthday, however instead of celebrating, a Danville Domino’s employee is recovering from being shot on the job. Now Zoe Reed’s boss is offering a $2,500 reward for an arrest, and promising more security measures at his Domino’s store.

One of Reed’s friends, a former co-worker at the Domino’s on South Fourth Street, said the attack never should have happened. “It’s just not fair. It shouldn’t have happened to anyone, but especially her,” said the former Domino’s employee who wanted to remain anonymous.


Friends of Reed said she has a heart of gold and is the heart of Dominos in Danville. A place where this former co-worker feels Reed should have been better protected.

“No one deserves to be shot,” said the friend. “The fact that she was there alone, and I know she was scared, I know she was. And that’s not okay.”

Investigators said on Monday just before 10:30 p.m. the delivery driver was called away from the Domino’s to a fake address. Police said Reed was left alone at the business when she was attacked.

“When the driver came back he found her and she was still conscious and she asked for help,” said the friend.

Friends said Reed had been shot in the stomach. She was taken to a local hospital, then to University of Kentucky with life threatening injuries. Friends said after several surgeries she’s opened her eyes and is responding.

“I think it’s looking good, she’s a fighter. So, I think she will pull through,” said the friend.

Police said they have few clues as to who pulled the trigger, since there was no surveillance video. There are cameras visible in the store, however it appears they were off or not working.

The franchise owner said he’s offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest. He said he’s deeply saddened and horrified by this attack, and he’s doing all he can to help police in the investigation. He also said when the pizza place reopens there will always be more than one person working inside the business, the doors will be locked late at night and surveillance cameras will be on.

“It should have already been changed, if it changes now that’s great, but it’s a shame it took this,” said the former co-worker.

Since Reed was attacked in the apparent attempted robbery, her family started a GoFundMe page in her name. They’re asking for money to help solve this crime, and get Reed back on her feet with a lifesaving birthday gift.

“I hope that people will find it in the kindness of their heart to donate to her and help her recovery,” said the friend.

The Domino’s closed early on Tuesday and stayed closed all of Wednesday. It’s not clear when the pizza place will re-open.

Missing Person 9 Year Old Prichard, AL Girl

 A mother is desperate to find her little girl who has been missing since Tuesday evening.

9-year old Hiawayi Robinson was last seen around 4:30pm at the St. Stephens Woods Apartment complex.

Her mother, Yosha Populus, says Hiawayi was going over to her cousin’s apartment in the same complex. Hiawayi’s dad had called and told her he was headed there.

But according to Populus, the cousin says Hiawayi never made it there.


Populus says Hiawayi knows to always be home by dark. When the little girl never showed up, they called Prichard Police and started searching.

“I went in every breezeway and was screaming her name, calling for her, knocking on doors and nobody has seen her,” said Populus.

Melanie Baldwin, the Public Information Officer for Prichard, confirms this is a missing person’s case. Baldwin says investigators do not believe Hiawayi was abducted or is in danger. Populus says police interviewed her, Hiawayi’s father and Hiawayi’s grandmother.

Populus just wants her daughter home safe.

“They will not put an Amber Alert out for my daughter, They say you need a little bit more time. I don’t feel like I have time. I need things to go in action right now. I want her back, I want her unharmed.”

According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety website, there is a criteria that must be met before an Amber Alert can be issued. That list includes that the child has been abducted, is at serious risk of harm or death and there is enough descriptive information of the child, abductor and/or a vehicle to help locate the child.

“I want my baby home, please help me get my baby home, ” said Populus.

If you think you’ve seen Hiawayi Robinson, call police.

Private Detective: Man Arrested Could Be Connected to Multiple Clown Mask Robberies

A man arrested, accused of robbing a gas station Tuesday night may be connected to several other robberies, according to police.

Georgetown police say Shawntavis Williams, accused of robbing the Shell on South Broadway Tuesday night in a clown mask, could be connected to a series of clown mask robberies in Lexington.

A short time after Tuesday night’s hold up, officers pulled over a suspicious SUV and found several key pieces of evidence, they said.


A man wearing a clown mask robbed D20 Hobbies in August. Police say the robber never pulled out a gun, but implied he had a weapon before demanding money.

Investigators said they were looking to see if the procedure at the D20 hold-up was similar to three other robberies they believe to be connected: the Speedway on Beaumont Center back in August, a Cricket Wireless store on Versailles Road last Friday afternoon, and the Microtel on Buena Vista Drive less than 12 hours later.

Private Detective: Montgomery County Man Arrested in Shotgun Robbery

The Montgomery County sheriff says tips from the community led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing a gas station with a shotgun back in May.

Deputies arrested 39-year-old Benjiman Basye in connection with the robbery at the Be Quick Sonoco.

Several people claimed the tattoos in surveillance pictures matched those on Basye. He confessed to the crime and said he used his roommate’s gun, deputies said.


The business wasn’t even open for ten minutes on May 17 when the man ran in with his shotgun pointed right at the female clerk trying to hide his face by wearing a bandana.

As seen in surveillance video, he never put the weapon down, keeping the pistol grip shotgun barrel just inches from the clerk who was understandably scared – so much she didn’t act fast enough for him.

“His voice did escalate somewhat because she hesitated when he demanded money the first time,” said Sheriff Fred Shortride. “He made some kind of statement…’hey look, I’m not joking. Give me your money’.”

Basye is scheduled to be in court next week.

Accident Reconstruction Pedestrian Killed in Paris

Paris police have identified the pedestrian they say was hit and killed Tuesday night.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Jordan Myers, according to the Paris police chief.

Police say he was on his way home from work when he was hit by a car along the Paris bypass, near the Walmart, around 11:15 p.m. Officials say the man died shortly after he was hit.


The driver of the car was not hurt, and police say they don’t expect to file any charges. Investigators say the victim may have been partially in a traffic lane when the vehicle hit him.

Private Detective: Police Search For Suspect Who Robbed Howard Johnson in Lexington

Lexington police continue to search for the suspect who robbed a Lexington hotel early Wednesday morning.

Police say a man walked into Howard Johnson Inn on Elkhorn Drive around 4 a.m. and implied he had a gun. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Nobody was hurt.

Officers say they don’t have a good description of the robber. Police say they are looking for a dark colored car that may have been involved.

Missing Person 84 Year Old Man Missing In Vancouver, WA Since Last Week

There is still no sign of an 84-year-old Vancouver man who went missing from his hotel last week.

Relatives of Victor Elford reported him as a missing and endangered person at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. His car was still reportedly in the parking lot of the hotel, located in the 9100 block of Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive, according to Vancouver police.

It appears he left on foot and might be in possession of a firearm, police said.


As of Monday, there had been no reported sightings of Elford, but police continued to work with his family.

Elford is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Elford’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.


Missing Person Ronald Wayne Hayes of Natchitoches, LA

The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for help with finding a missing person.

Around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Mrs. Shawn Hayes told police she had dropped her husband, Ronald Wayne Hayes, off at work on Northern Street in Natchitoches around 9:00 a.m. Friday morning. Mrs. Hayes told police she hadn’t heard from her husband since.


Mr. Hayes is described as a black male age 54, 5’5 around 185 lbs. Anyone with any information of the whereabouts of Mr. Hayes should contact the Natchitoches Police Department at 318-352-8101.

Ronald Wayne Hayes (Source: Natchitoches Police Department)


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