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Authorities: Inmate used cellphone to order violent crimes

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate imprisoned on armed robbery and burglary charges used a cellphone to order violent crimes on multiple people from inside prison and now faces new charges, authorities said Tuesday. Harvester Jackson, incarcerated at Kirkland Correctional Institution in...

Authorities: Arson, burglary at Black church in Maryland

Aug. 11, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

SHADY SIDE, Md. (AP) — A person started a fire inside the vestibule of a predominately Black church in Maryland and also burglarized the house of worship, authorities said. Firefighters responding to a call about the fire at Judah Temple Ministries extinguished the blaze just after 5 a.m. Sunday, the Anne...

Arrested man who died after refusing medical care identified

Aug. 11, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a Flagstaff hospital while in custody last month after refusing medical treatment. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said Monday that the autopsy and cause of death still are pending for 32-year-old David Depoe. He was...

Suspect dies in shootout with St. Charles County police

Aug. 8, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles County police said officers shot and killed a man after a chase that ended in a field. Police said officers responded to a burglary call Friday afternoon after the homeowner confronted a man and shots were fired. The suspect fled and St. Charles County police pursued him....

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson takes the oath of office at Cohen College Prep High School in New Orleans, La. Johnson, the  chief justice of Louisiana's Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)

State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court, who said the sentence was the result of laws rooted in racism. Justice Bernette Johnson, the only Black...

Scottsdale police arrest 6 more in mall break-in, looting

Aug. 7, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have made more arrests in the May looting of the city's signature mall that also involved YouTuber Jake Paul. Sgt. Ben Hoster announced Friday the arrests of six people on charges ranging from burglary to trafficking stolen property. The total number of suspects...

Man breaks into Pennsylvania town hall, destroys computers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man broke into a Pennsylvania city hall, damaged computers and the phone system, and caused the temporary closure of the building. Kevin Waller, 24, of Philadelphia was arrested on Wednesday evening when police officers responded to a call that someone had used a fire extinguisher to...

Chandler police: DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1991 case

Aug. 5, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A man was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to a 1991 sexual assault, Chandler police said. They said 65-year-old Gary Robert Young was arrested at his home Wednesday and booked into jail on suspicion of multiple felony charges including sexual assault,...

4 charged with stealing 27 guns on day of California protest

Aug. 4, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four people have been charged with stealing at least 27 firearms from a San Francisco Bay Area gun store on a night in May when thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality. Dashawn Taylor, Anthony Craft Jr., Tyronza Hampton Jr. and a fourth person whose name...

Man arrested in Illinois in connection with Missouri killing

Aug. 3, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man is now in custody in connection with a June homicide during a home break-in, after being arrested in Illinois. WGEM-TV reported that 22-year-old Deyton Fisher of Mexico, Missouri, was arrested early Saturday in Quincy, Illinois. Fisher is charged with second-degree...