Latest Juvenile crime News

Sheriff says fight among teen detainees led to suspensions

Jan. 17, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff says a fight involving more than a dozen teenagers at a juvenile detention facility is what led to the suspension of five corrections officers. Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner tells news outlets in Memphis that two teen detainees were injured during the fight...

Kentucky teen pleads guilty to killing stepmother

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager faces a recommended 15-year sentence for killing her stepmother and stealing her car. News outlets report 17-year-old Jenna Oakley pleaded guilty Monday in Boyle Circuit Court to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 52-year-old Rhonda Oakley. Prosecutor Richie...

Police: Utah mall shooting that wounded 2 was gang dispute

Jan. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that sent hundreds of panicked shoppers fleeing started as an argument between rival gang members inside the mall and later erupted in gunfire outside, leaving two people wounded, police said Monday. Two 19-year-old men were arrested on...

Latest: Utah mall says false alarm blared during shooting

Jan. 14, 2019 7:23 PM EST

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Utah mall that wounded two people (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Officials with a Utah mall where two people were wounded Sunday in a gang-related shooting are acknowledging that a false fire alarm that went off seconds before the shooting created confusion....

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

Jan. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Wisconsin prosecutors say they expect to release more information soon on the case against a man charged with kidnapping...

Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper

Jan. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn't understand why he targeted her, deepening a mystery that has captivated the...

Man says he accidentally killed girl's puppy with pellet gun

Jan. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he accidentally killed an 8-year-old girl's puppy when the dog wandered into the path of his pellet gun. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports 19-year-old Johansen Concepcion De La Ros pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Wednesday. Authorities say Concepcion De La...

Sheriff: Girls accused of killing mom tried to run her over

Jan. 9, 2019 10:09 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Just days before her death, a Mississippi woman called deputies to her home for help with two daughters now accused of fatally shooting and stabbing their mother, officials said. Pike County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator Chris Bell said deputies went to Ericka Hall's residence...

Venue change sought for teen in fatal Texas school shooting

Jan. 9, 2019 1:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for an 18-year-old student are seeking a change of venue for his capital murder trial in the fatal shooting of 10 people last year at a Texas high school. Attorneys for Dimitrios Pagourtzis say in a motion filed Tuesday in Galveston County District Court that his trial on...

Police arrest student suspected of planning mass shooting

Jan. 8, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Police in California say they have arrested a middle school student who was planning to carry out mass shootings at two Napa schools. Napa police said in a statement Monday that they thwarted the planned attacks on River Middle School and Vintage High School thanks to a fellow student...