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Missing Person 23 Year Old CA Woman, Last Seen at Antioch Bus Station

A 23-year-old woman has been reported missing after last being seen at a bus station in Antioch on Monday, according to Pleasant Hill police.

Dominique Lockett was dropped off at the bus station on Monday and was scheduled to work at a retail store in Pleasant Hill later that evening, but never showed up, police said.


Lockett was last seen wearing a black shirt and brown pants and might be in the Oakland area, police said.

She is considered a voluntary missing person as of today. No other details about the case were immediately available.

Anyone with information about Lockett’s whereabouts is asked to call Pleasant Hill police at (925) 288-4630.

Woman Reported Missing After Failing To Show Up At Job In Pleasant Hill

Pedophile Tracking Former Teacher Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

A former Louisville teacher was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a student nearly 30 years ago.

Philip Dale Anderson was found guilty last month on sodomy and sex abuse charges.


His victim was between 11 and 14 at the time.

The former Saint Raphael School teacher is expected to make a request for shock probation in six months.

Wrongful Death Clark County Man Indicted in Fatal Crash

A Clark County man has been indicted in a fiery crash that killed two women last June.

James Pelfrey, 84,  was arrested Thursday for his role in the crash that resulted in the deaths of Sarah Helfrich and Juanetta Mitchell.

Pelfrey told police he was blinded by headlights and didn’t see the women’s car stopped in front of them. Pelfrey crashed into the car killing the two women.

A lawsuit was filed against Pelfrey by Helfrich’s husband, claiming that he acted “wantonly and negligently.”


From jail, Pelfrey told LEX 18’s Kelsey Borza that he simply didn’t see the car and calls the crash “a terrible accident.”

“I pray every night for the family and I’m sorry it happened, but I just didn’t know. I couldn’t see… couldn’t see nothing after he blinded me,” he said.

Pelfrey was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on two counts of manslaughter and one count of assault for injury to another passenger in the vehicle.

Drug Dog Sweep Three Arrested in Laurel Co

Sheriff’s deputies in Laurel County arrested three people off Grecy’s Road Thursday morning in connection with a drug trafficking investigation.

A press release from Sheriff John Root states that deputies and the sheriff’s office’s new K-9 team located more than two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, $16,327 in cash, pills, marijuana, scales, trail cameras in use, three handguns, a homemade small caliber weapon, and one shotgun.

Rick Bowling, 58, of Somerset Road in London was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance ,first-degree, second offense, methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces to 5 pounds, first offense; and persistent felony offender I.


Michelle Savage, 43, of Somerset Road in London was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree, second offense, methamphetamine; possession of a handgun by convicted felon; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; trafficking in marijuana, 8 ounces to 5 pounds, first offense; and persistent felony offender I.

Kenny Jones, 54, of Reams Lane Apartments in London, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; public intoxication, controlled substances; and promoting contraband, first-degree, deputies say he took two needles into jail.

A fourth person, 46-year-old Marvin Spencer, was arrested in the immediate area next door that was found to have an outstanding bench warrant for failing to appear in court.

Christopher Burkhart, 21, of London, and 19-year-old Brandon Isom, of Wise Owl Road in London arrived at the residence while deputies were there. Deputies say they were charged on a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree, first offense.

All six were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Fraud Investigation Man Arrested in NJ Faces 92 Counts in AZ

A man arrested in Swedesboro last week on insurance fraud charges in Arizona forged his insurance license and diverted more than $450,000 in payments from customers for his personal use, according to Arizona authorities.

Brian D. McFarland.jpgBrian D. McFarland, 43, was arrested in Swedesboro. He is wanted on fraud and theft charges in Arizona. (Salem County Correctional Facility)

Brian D. McFarland, 43, also never issued actual policies to those he sold policies, authorities said.

McFarland was charged with 92 criminal counts involving fraud schemes, identity theft and theft.


He had been living in Swedesboro since 2015 and is originally from Salem County, a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office said.

The fraud began in 2005, according to the Arizona Department of Insurance, when McFarland allegedly forged his name on the Arizona insurance producer license of another agent with the same last name.

He worked under that phony license for Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC, investigators allege.

When that company merged with Insurance Office of America, Inc. in 2013, the new company checked backgrounds on all Legends employees.

They determined that McFarland’s license was forged and contacted state insurance fraud investigators, authorities said.

In 2014, the Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit obtained search warrants for McFarland’s place of business and residence in Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona.

The investigation revealed that he allegedly set up fraudulent bank accounts under the Legends name without the company’s knowledge and diverted more than $450,000 in premium payments from 87 different commercial environmental companies located throughout the country.

No actual insurance policies were issued for the premiums paid by these companies, investigators said.

During the probe, McFarland moved out of Arizona and back to New Jersey.

On Sept. 12, he was charged with 92 criminal counts and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

McFarland waived an extradition hearing and agreed to return to Arizona. He remains in Salem County Correctional Facility pending his transfer.

Private Detective: KSP Arrests Church Treasurer

A church treasurer has been arrested after investigators say she stole more than $50,000.

Dorothy Colleen Barth, 59, was the treasurer of Trinity United Methodist Church. Investigators say she unlawfully took the money between September 2015 and June 2016.


Barth was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

She was lodged in the Mason County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

Private Detective: Man Injured During Robbery

A Lexington man is recovering from his injuries after police say he was injured during a robbery.

The incident occurred at 2 a.m. at Coolavin Park. Police tell LEX 18 that the man was walking alone when he was approached by a suspect who punched him and then pulled a knife out and cut him.

The robber took an unknown amount of cash and fled the scene.


The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be okay.

Police don’t have much of a robber description but they encourage the public to be vigilant while out walking.

If you have information, you are asked to contact law enforcement.

Wrongful Death Police Still Looking For Clues in Death of Danville Woman

It’s been nearly a month since the murder of Desiree Sparks, a 22-year-old woman who was found dead in Lincoln County.

Sparks’ body was found in the woods by a group of ATV riders. She was last seen leaving the area of Citation Drive in Danville and had allegedly been seen in the company of a male driving a dark-colored SUV.


Police are still searching for answers as to what happened to Sparks. Following Sparks’ death, Kentucky State Police Post 7, which is overseeing the investigation,   requested help from the public to track down video surveillance in areas across Boyle and Lincoln County.

Trooper Robert Purdy told the Advocate-Messenger that police are still actively seeking information in the case.

“There haven’t been any arrests or anything,” Purdy told the newspaper. “We’re still looking for leads.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact law enforcement.

Wrongful Death Woman’s Body Found in Boise Foothills

A woman whose body was found in the Boise Foothills in February died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

Ronie Parrott had been missing since August 2015 when her remains were found Feb. 13, about a mile past the U.S. Bureau of Land Management gate along Sunset Peak Road. Police were unable to determine the cause of her death at that time.

The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide.


Its report did not specify a date of death, rather giving a range of possible days: Aug. 25, 2015, to Feb. 13, when the body was found. “We know her remains were (in the Foothills) longer than a couple of days,” said Patrick Orr, a spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say they have “a strong working theory” about who may have killed Parrott, though no warrants have been issued in the case.

Parrott’s mother, Jennifer Jones, said she’s grateful for the detectives who have “diligently worked on the case for over a year.” She said she hopes evidence from the case is sufficient enough to file charges against whoever is accountable.

“Now all we have to do is know who did it,” she said. “She didn’t deserve this.”

Private Detective: U.S. Attorneys Announce Appointment of District Election Officers

United States Attorneys Kerry B. Harvey and John E. Kuhn Jr., announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Ken Taylor and Assistant United States Attorney Tom Dyke, will lead the efforts of their Offices in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 8, 2016, general elections.  AUSA Taylor has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the Eastern District of Kentucky and AUSA Dyke has been appointed to serve as the DEO for the Western District of Kentucky, and in that capacity they are responsible for overseeing the Districts’ handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.


United States Attorney Kuhn said, “Ensuring free and fair elections depends in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate.  It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to one of the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.”

Every citizen has a right to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted in a fairly conducted election,” stated Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  “The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.”

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur.  The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on election day.

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input.  It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them.  For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law.  Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or to be assisted by a person of their choice.

The franchise is the cornerstone of American democracy.  We all must ensure that those who are entitled to the franchise exercise it if they choose, and that those who seek to corrupt it are brought to justice.  In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 8, 2016, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, AUSA/DEO Ken Taylor will be on duty in Lexington, while the polls are open.  He can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: (859) 685-4874 or (859) 321-9488.  AUSA/DEO Tom Dyke will be on duty in Louisville, while the polls are open. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: (502) 625-7042 or (502) 381-1886.

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.  The local FBI field offices can be reached by the public at (859) 246-4700 in Lexington and (502) 263-6000 in Louisville.

Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, DC by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov

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or by complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php.