Christa Engles Killed After Her Toddler Shoots Her In Head

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A woman was fatally shot by her 3-year-old son Monday in what a Tulsa police detective called “a horrible, horrible accident.”

The shooting was reported at a house in the 100 block of South 168th East Avenue about 4:30 p.m.

Christa-EnglesChrista Engles, 26, was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head when she was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center, an EMSA spokeswoman said.

Sgt. Dave Walker confirmed Monday evening, after Engles’ husband had been notified, that she was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:38 p.m.

Engles lived with her husband, two children and her mother and was home with the children when the 3-year-old boy shot her in the head with a semiautomatic handgun, Walker said in a press release Monday night.

“The grandmother arrived home and found the victim along with the children inside the house,” he said. “The victim was found in the front room of the house as if she was changing the 1-year-old’s diaper” when she was shot.

The older child tried to leave the home before the grandmother arrived, Walker said.

In an interview with child specialists, the boy “confirmed what the evidence led investigators to assume,” he said.

“We think this is a horrible, horrible accident,” Walker said.

Police waited for Engles’ husband, who is a truck driver, to return home before releasing the news that she had died.

“The neighbors, family, co-workers, and church family quickly gathered around this family in support of them during this terrible time,” Walker said.

Dad Attacked Man For Allegedly Pimping Out His 12-Year-Old Daughter

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A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges.

Brian-JonesAccording to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat.

Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.

“It’s shocking though, when I heard he did that,” said Curtis Nelson Jr., who lives next door. “He was a person always trying to demand women around and stuff, but I didn’t know he was that type of person, but I guess you can’t trust nobody out here.”

According to a police affidavit, the girl’s father struggled with Jones because he wouldn’t let her go.
Jones eventually called police, claiming someone was trying to lock him in a van. Before police got to the scene, they were flagged down by the 12-year-old girl’s father.

The little girl’s dad told police Jones forced her to have sex against her will with several men inside his apartment. The affidavit of complaint says Jones told police he did allow someone to bring the 12-year-old to his apartment; he also said he was aware she was involved in sexual activity in one of his bedrooms.

Even though Jones was booked into jail, the men who police say had sex with the girl are not yet under arrest.

“Yeah, they need to catch them,” Nelson said. “Give all of them 50 plus. Life without the possibility of parole.”

Late contender for best mugshot of 2014, after man is arrested for threatening kids at a day care center

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A 31-year-old man was arrested after allegedly calling a day care center Tuesday and threatening to harm the children, Egg Harbor Township police said.

Matthew Poole was arrested the same day at his Pleasantville home and charged with making terroristic threats and causing a public alarm, according to police.

Police determined Poole never was on the property of the Wonder Years Day Care Center in the Sculville section of town and that the threat was not credible.

Poole was held in lieu of $75,000 bail at the Atlantic County Justice facility.

Driving down the road smoking crack with a child in the car is no way to go through life…substance abuse treatment center manager

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A manager of a Birmingham substance abuse treatment center faces charges after authorities said she was driving down I-65 smoking a crack pipe with a young child in her car.

bari-joy-williamsjpg-c0b81fd150b735e6Bari Joy Williams, 44, of Gardendale, is charged with chemical endangerment of a child, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector. Williams was arrested Nov. 20, and released from the county jail after posting $12,500 bond, records show.

Police and court records provide this account of what happened: About 2:30 p.m. last Thursday, a man called police to report a woman driving erratically on Interstate 65 southbound and told police he thought the driver was smoking crack cocaine while she was driving. The caller told police there was a child in the car.

Officers on patrol found the car and followed it to a parking lot in the 1500 block of Montgomery Highway. The officer walked up to the car and saw Williams holding a crack pipe in her right hand. The bottom part of the pipe was wrapped in a washcloth to prevent lip burns.

The officer knocked on the window, and the woman inside tried to hide the pipe. Once she rolled down the window, the officer said the “smell of burnt crack cocaine was overwhelming.”

Williams got out of the car and began yelling that she was a social worker and the pipe belonged to her husband. A search of her car turned up a small amount of crack cocaine.

She later told police she was having family problems and relapsed. The 5-year-old girl in the car with her was taken into the custody of the Department of Human Resources.

Williams told police she was the substance abuse director for Olivia’s House, according to court records. Efforts to reach Williams and Olivia House officials for comment were unsuccessful. A woman who answered the phone at the center said Williams was the clinical manager there.

Court records show Williams is set to make a court appearance on Wednesday.

Teacher Sought Student Silence Over Sex

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A Texas high school teacher charged with having sex with a female student gave the girl a “written contract” stating that he would give her a grade of at least 85 in his English class if she kept quiet about their relationship and steered clear of his wife, a fellow teacher at a Dallas-area school, police say.

jamesquigleyInvestigators allege that James Quigley, 34, twice had sex with the girl in her bedroom earlier this year, and sent her a series of inappropriate e-mail and text messages that commented on her looks and noted that they could be “friends with benefits,” according to probable cause affidavit.

Quigley, seen at right, was arrested Thursday night on two felony counts, sexual assault and maintaining animproper relationship with a student. He remains locked up in the Dallas County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police began investigating Quigley last week, when the girl’s mother contacted cops to report that the teen was being harassed by the Richardson High School educator.

The teen told police that Quigley showed up at her residence earlier this year“with a hotdog for her dog.” When the girl opened the door, the teacher “hugged her and kissed her forehead” and “touched her ‘butt.’” She also recalled Quigley leaving a Starburst candy on her desk along with a note saying, “I would smash you into thin powder, mix you with water and drink it.”

As detailed in the affidavit, Quigley once asked the teen to sign a “written contract” that stipulated he “would give her an average of 85% or above in his class” and prohibited her from “telling anyone what was happening and from getting anywhere close to” his wife Carla, a Richardson High School English teacher. The girl told cops she did not sign the contract.

Quigley, who has taught at the school for five years, was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

Apparently duct-tape is good for almost anything.. except mailing tortoises to Scotland in cereal boxes

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grr_aca_300714tortoise_01A MAN ordered a tortoise online – and it arrived duct taped inside a cereal box.

It spent 18 hours in transit after he bought it from a dealer in London on the Gumtree website.

The new owner, from Wormit, Fife, said: “ I was shocked that an animal could be treated in this way.

“There was duct tape all over him and he couldn’t move.

“Everyone knows tortoises are slow, but they need exercise when in transit.

“I paid extra to ensure that it was packaged correctly. I was expecting a proper polystyrene box to keep the heat in, straw bedding for it to sleep in, eat and keep comfortable.

“There wasn’t even a sticker on the package telling the postie there was a live animal in the box.”

The man, who did not want to be named, paid £100 for the tortoise to keep on he already has company.

He said: “I immediately phoned the Scottish SPCA because I was shocked that anyone would treat an animal in this way.

“The fact that someone could be so cruel is unbelievable.”

European law states that when moving animals, you must transport them in a way you won’t unnecessary suffering or injury.

A Scottish SPCA spokesman said: “An incident such as this would cause an animal unnecessary suffering.

“This is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can face a fine of up to £20,000, up to 12 months in prison or both.”