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Man shot at by officer while fleeing traffic stop surrenders

Sep. 18, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of driving at a Connecticut police officer who opened fire at the car as it fled a traffic stop turned himself in Friday and was charged with assault and other crimes. Roznovsky Machado, 24, of Waterbury, escaped from Naugatuck officers on Monday but voluntarily...

In this screen grab from video shot by Juanita Davis and provided by The Cochran Firm, a Clayton County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy holds down Roderick Walker while another deputy punches him while on the ground, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a traffic stop. (Juanita Davis/Courtesy of The Cochran Firm via AP)

Georgia man says he couldn't breathe during arrest on video

Sep. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just...

Man accused in fatal Minot hotel stabbing pleads not guilty

Sep. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A defendant accused of fatally stabbing a man at a Minot hotel has pleaded not guilty to felony murder. Fifty-seven-year-old Milo Whitetail entered the plea Thursday in Ward County to felony murder in the death of Eric Patterson. The 43-year-old victim was stabbed 20 times in the head,...

Suspect in fatal Providence mall stabbing held without bail

Sep. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing at a Rhode Island mall was held without bail at his arraignment Friday. Riky Hilario Cabral, 22, faces a murder charge in the death of Nazzique Hernandez, 19, who was stabbed late Thursday morning at the Providence Place mall and pronounced dead at...

Man serving life requests death for Indiana prison slaying

Sep. 18, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences at an Indiana prison asked for the death penalty for a slaying of a fellow inmate, but a prosecutor said he is reluctant to pursue it. Tommy P. Holland, 45, of Indianapolis is charged with murder in the stabbing of Clifford Baggett at the Pendleton...

Man sentenced to repay millions in marijuana lab explosion

Sep. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to repay millions of dollars for his role in a marijuana lab explosion that caused a wildfire in which a firefighter got hurt. The Mail Tribune reports 24-year-old Michael Cashmareck was sentenced in Jackson County...

Ex-senator pleads not guilty to making false report

Sep. 18, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota state senator has pleaded not guilty to making a false domestic violence report against her husband. Lyndi DiSanto appeared in court Thursday when she entered the plea after being charged by the Pennington County State’s Attorney Office. A conviction...

Man shot by officer is charged with attempted murder

Sep. 18, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who authorities say was shot by a Connecticut police officer to stop him from stabbing another person has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes. Bridgeport police charged Juan Villa, 27, while he was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the right...

3 suspects in Pima County vehicle theft, kidnapping arrested

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Three suspects in a Tucson-area vehicle theft that turned into a kidnapping have been arrested, authorities said Thursday. Pima County Sheriff’s officials said 43-year-old Floyd White, 27-year-old Anthony Almond and 32-year-old Joseluis Gomez have been booked into jail on...

This undated photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. Greene's family filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in May 2020 alleging Louisiana state troopers

Photos fuel concerns over in-custody death of La. Black man

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Graphic photos that surfaced online this week appear to show deep bruises on the face of a Black man who died following a police chase in Louisiana last year, raising new questions about whether his injuries were caused by the crash that ended the chase or an ensuing struggle with state troopers. The family of...