Man Drives Car Into Lake At Tennessee Church Now Missing

Man Drives Car Into Lake At Tennessee Church Now Missing

Police are investigating a strange early incident at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova where one man died.

According to MPD spokesman Louis Brownlee, officers at the Appling Farms Station responded at about 4 a.m. to the church at 2000 Appling Road.

The PIO reports responding officers were told a man in a dark-colored vehicle had been speeding on church property just before driving into a pond.

The officers were told that as security personnel approached the vehicle, the occupant turned off the lights. The security officer who made the complaint said he then lost sight of the vehicle and as he got closer to the spot where it was last seen, he noticed it was in the middle of the pond.

Officers were told the man was seen sitting on the hood of the car with a phone in his hand, but the security worker again lost sight as he was calling police. When the security worker turned back around, Brownlee said, the man on the car was gone.

Additional officers were called to conduct a search, along with fire personnel who used a boat to locate a body near the last known spot of the vehicle.

At the time of this report, the police do not have the identity of the man.

Church Member Shoots Church Greeter

Church Member Shoots Church Greeter

Last week I reported a shooting in a Kansas City church involving a church greeter receiving a head wound when a man entered the church and shot him.

This week authorities made an arrest of the suspect, an apparent church member who lived in the neighborhood and was cited as a Good Samaritan in a recent car crash.

Like most things, once the police begin to investigate, the true story begins to emerge.

Last Sunday, police say one church member, Orlando Gentry, shot church greeter, Montell Bruce. Gentry is now charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, and possession of a weapon.

The bullet grazed Bruce’s head. He suffered minor injuries.

Fields, the church pastor, discussed Gentry. “We still love him; we are praying that he gets his help and everything that he needs.”

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Woman Robs Church

Woman Robs Church

An Onancock woman who police say robbed an Onley church at gunpoint on Wednesday, May 24 has been denied bond, according to Accomack Sheriff Todd Godwin.

Police say 52-year-old Bertisha Rose Johnson entered St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Onley around 12:18 p.m. on May 24 wearing black clothing, and robbed a victim of an undisclosed amount of money.

Johnson fled the church on foot, police say, but was later arrested after warrants for robbery, abduction and use of a firearm were issued.

Police say Johnson is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Onley Police Department, Virginia State Police and Onancock Police Department.

 

Twenty Eight Coptic Christians Attacked By Terrorists In Egypt

According to CNN, At least 28 people were killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in what officials are calling a terror attack.

Ten assailants wearing fatigues and face masks fired on the passengers from three four-wheel drive vehicles on a desolate stretch of desert road, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry.

The Christians were traveling Friday to a monastery, St. Samuel the Confessor, around 100 km (62 miles) northwest of the city of Minya when they came under fire, the ministry said.

Men, women and children are among the dead and injured, officials said.

Man Enters Church Shoots Greeter.

Man Enters Church Shoots Greeter.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A scene of terror as gunfire rang out during a Kansas City church service, hitting one person in the head on Sunday.

Police confirmed that a man entered the House of Refuge Family Worship Center near Hillcrest and E. 109th Street Sunday morning and fired shots, striking a church greeter in the head, who then fell through a window in the sanctuary. Police said person was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Police said the gunman, described as a black male, entered the church through a back door and then opened fire during a service.

Pastor D’Eric Fields talked about the incident Sunday afternoon on Facebook Live.

“At the end of the day, no matter what is going on, there will be those of us who remain steadfast, unmovable, always abiding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain. Let me tell you all something this morning, I was ready to risk it all for God and I thank God that we are in a place at House of Refuge where we are safe and can continue to do it,” Fields said.

“Continue to pray for House of Refuge. I don’t need you all to talk about it or wonder what’s going on. We are safe; everybody that is at House of Refuge, we are safe. We are stronger than ever. God is bringing us closer to God because of this.”

“There was a shooting in our church this morning, a young man came into our church and there was a shooting that happened,” Field said in the video. “We thank God, number one, that even though the shooting did take place, we took every precaution, we took everything that we possibly could to make sure that everybody in our church was protected.”

“Do not believe the rumors that people were shot at, or that, you know, our members were in any kind of danger. Our leaders and the people that stand by my side, we took every precaution this morning, to make sure that our members, our young people, our children, our daycare, our nursery was protected in every way, shape, and form. Even though it was a very scary, and very traumatizing event for many people, this event was taken care of, and was handled in the most amazing way possible,” Fields added.

Fields said the injured victim was “grazed across his head” in the shooting while he was “protecting the people in our church.” He said the greeter is well and has been released from the hospital.

According to the Associate Press,

“The gunman entered the church, located in the 10800 block of Hillcrest Road, through a back door and fired multiple shots.

Bruce explained that when he saw the man pull the gun he sprang into action.

“My family was there. My son was there,” he told KCTV5. “I tried to grab him and throw him to the ground. I was trying to get the gun.”

During the struggle, however, the gunman fired at Bruce hitting him in the head.

“The first shot hit me. It hit me in my head,” said Bruce.

He explained that he was forced to run away and broke a window in the church to escape. His effort to stop the gunman, however, may have saved lives as no one else in the church was injured.

“I don’t know why I did it,” he said. “But I did.”

Bowie University Student Stabbed In Unprovoked Attack

Bowie University Student Stabbed In Unprovoked Attack

A 22-year-old University of Maryland student has been charged in the stabbing death of a Bowie State University student early Saturday morning in College Park, Maryland.

Sean Christopher Urbanski, of Severna Park, Maryland, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the death of student Richard Collins

The victim was at a bus stop with two friends near Montgomery Hall on Regents Drive about 3 a.m. Saturday, when Urbanski allegedly attacked and stabbed him, police said. He was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The altercation appeared to be random and unprovoked, according to Mitchell. “The assailant in this case approached and, totally unprovoked, stabbed the victim in the chest,” Mitchell said.

The victim’s friends then called 911. University police responded and took the suspect into custody by the bus stop where the stabbing happened, Mitchell said.

The suspect allegedly warned the victim and friends to stand aside. When the victim said “No” he was attacked and stabbed by the suspect.