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  • Jorge Augusto Perez-Martinez

    North Carolina State Fair ride worker charged with stealing, reselling tickets

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina State Fair ride worker has been arrested for stealing and reselling ride tickets, according to WRAL. Jorge Augusto Perez-Martinez, 20, is charged with larceny by an employee and obtaining property by false pretense. Authorities said an undercover officer discovered the alleged scheme. A State Fair spokesperson said the fair makes no money from ride sales and that any alleged embezzlement affects the ride company and not the fair.


    Silver Alert issued for missing Winston-Salem man

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing endangered man. Ralph Gene Wood, 72, was last seen in the 5100 block of Lansing Drive in Winston-Salem traveling west on foot. Wood is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Wood is described as being 5’10”, 175 pounds, with short blonde hair. His left leg is amputated below the knee. He was last seen wearing a gray and burgundy hooded jacket and dark […]

  • Jonathan Earl Savage and Brandi Michelle Savage

    NC couple accused of starving foster children

    ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — An Onslow County husband and wife are in custody for allegedly starving and injuring their foster children, WCTI reports. Jonathan Earl Savage, 29, and Brandi Michelle Savage, 29, both face multiple child abuse charges. According to arrest warrants, the couple would give their foster children — a 4-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy — only one meal per day, causing them to require hospitalization. The alleged abuse happened from Nov. 1, 2013 to Aug. 15, 2014. Jonathan Savage […]

  • 'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    Nigeria, Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free, official says

    Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group Boko Haram that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, Nigerian officials said Friday. The deal came Thursday night after a month of negotiations with representatives of the group, said Hassan Tukur, principal secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan. “We have agreed on the release of the Chibok schoolgirls, and we expect to conclude on that at our next meeting with the group’s representative next week in Chad,” […]

  • Ricky Lee Myers

    Man sought for sexual assault in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a man in connection with a sexual assault. Officers were contacted by personnel with Alamance Regional Medical Center on Friday in reference to a possible sexual assault. The victim stated that she and the suspect were at a party and the suspect attacked her. The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Ricky Lee Myers. Warrants for Myers’ arrest have been obtained for second-degree forcible rape, second-degree sexual offense, sexual battery, crimes against nature and […]

  • Jessie James Sanchez

    Reidsville man wanted for holding woman captive 7 days, raping her

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of keeping a woman captive for a week and assaulting her both physically and sexually. In the evening hours of Oct. 16, the Reidsville Police Department received a call from the victim requesting to speak to officers in the area of Barnes Street and U.S. 29. The victim told police she had been held captive in her residence for the past seven days while the suspect sexually and physically abused […]

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    Carroll Co. woman trapped 12 hours after vehicle overturns on mountain

    CARROLL COUNTY, Va. — A woman was trapped in her vehicle for more than 12 hours after her vehicle overturned several times down the side of Stoots Mountain in Carroll County, the Carroll News reports. Local officials say the woman, identified as Carolyn Kay Stephens, 44, of Austinville, Va., was lucky to have been spotted. Authorities were alerted at 2:40 p.m. Thursday of an accident in the 2500 block of Stoots Mountain Road. “She was traveling on Stoots Mountain Road, […]

  • Brittany Ruck

    Mom pulls daughter’s hair so hard it separates scalp from skull because 6-year-old couldn’t count to 12

    CONWAY, Penn. — A mother is facing charges after authorities say she abused her daughter by violently pulling her hair, WPXI reports. Officers were first alerted to the cause on Aug. 31 when hospital officials reported they were treating a 6-year-old girl with a head injury. The injury was described as a separation of the victims scalp from her scull. This caused a void between the scalp and skull that filled with blood. Doctors told police the injuries were likely […]

  • Jeffrey Lee Oakes

    Summerfield man arrested after shooting son following argument

    SUMMERFIELD, N.C. — A man is in custody after allegedly shooting his son during an argument Wednesday night. Jeffrey Lee Oakes, 52, of Summerfield, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. According to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Oakes shot his son, 23-year-old Josh Oakes, in the leg following an argument between the two around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. Josh Oakes is being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for his injury, which is considered non-life threatening. […]

  • Rex Murphy

    Sunday School teacher accused of sexually abusing teen, threatening him with ‘warlock’ powers

    EUBANK, Ky. — A Sunday School teacher is in custody accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy and threatening the teen with “warlock” powers, according to WKYT. Rex Murphy is charged with sodomy and sexual abuse. According to Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield, the victim told police Murphy said he was from a family of warlocks and that he could tell all of someone’s sins just by touching them. Murphy allegedly told the victim he would tell the boy’s parents […]

  • Polly Ann Moore and Mark Dana Wilson Jr.

    2 face drug charges in Surry Co.

    DOBSON, N.C. — Two people were arrested on numerous drug charges in Surry County on Thursday. Earlier in the week, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding possible drug activity at a residence on Greene Road. Based on the information given, a preliminary investigation was started. Investigators learned that one of the suspects, Mark Dana Wilson Jr., 25, of Dobson, was wanted by the State of Florida on drug-related charges. Officers went to the residence on Thursday. Upon arrival, officers spoke […]

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    Arrest made in Spencer double homicide

    SPENCER, N.C. — An arrest has been made in a double homicide that happened in Spencer last week. Kenneth Wayne Abel Jr., of Salisbury, has been arrested and charged with murder. Officers responded to the 600 block of Fifth Street around 10 p.m. last Wednesday and found two men dead inside. Family members told WSOC that the two were killed during a robbery, but police would not confirm that and did not know how the family had come to that conclusion. […]


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