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 Taped To Light Post On College Campus

Woman Taped To Light Post On College Campus

A strange story out of Oregon.  The Daily Emerald Reports:

“A 19-year-old woman was assaulted Thursday night; she was taped to a light post, according to a University of Oregon Campus Crime Alert.

The woman, currently unnamed, was walking from an 11th Avenue address to a friend’s residence in Barnhart Hall when a strange man approached her, offering to escort her. The woman did not know the man according to Kelly McIver, public information officer for UOPD.

When they reached the residence hall, the man grabbed her arm, forced her to the ground and taped her arm to a light post.

According to the crime alert, two Barnhart residence assistants freed the woman and called the police.

The man was identified to be around 20 years of age, white, brown haired and dressed in all black. The woman was unaffiliated with UO.

According to McIver, the woman claimed that the incident was odd, but mostly non-threatening.  Nonetheless, the UOPD wants to stress that any situation where an individual touches the body of another person without proper consent will not be tolerated, and is a serious matter.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing, and the UOPD is accepting any information about the assault, or any similar occurrences.”

Original Story Here

Racial Hate Crime Alleged In New York

Racial Hate Crime Alleged In New York

According to the New York Post,

“Three ski-mask wearing thugs grabbed a college student on a Queens street and tossed him in the back of a van where they beat robbed and shouted racial slurs at him, police said Friday.

The 21-year-old student at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn was walking on 165th Street near 81st Avenue in Hillcrest Thursday at 4:35 p.m. when a black van pulled up alongside him.

The goons jumped out of the vehicle and threw the victim — who they repeatedly punched in the face — in the back of the vehicle.

“Get out of my country, you f–king sand n—er!” one of the attackers yelled at the victim, who is from Pakistan, police sources said.

The trio stole his backpack and his wallet, which contained his school ID, and $6 before kicking him out of the van and speeding off.

The suspects remained on the loose Friday.”

Original Article Here

College Student Sexually Assaulted While On Evening Jog

College Student Sexually Assaulted While On Evening Jog

Authorities are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a University of North Georgia student while she was on her evening run.

The assault occurred between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday along the Lake Zwerner reservoir trail in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Pfrogner said.

The 19-year-old victim described the man as having a beard with short brown hair who looked between ages 20 and 40. He was also wearing a dark blue or black shirt.

Dartmouth Sorority House Burglarized

HANOVER, N.H. — Police in Hanover said they are investigating a burglary at a sorority house in the Dartmouth College community.

The said the incident was reported on Wednesday and a timely warning was issued through email by Dartmouth Safety and Security.

Police said the incident has created a heightened sense of concern for individual safety and the safety of others in the Dartmouth community.

Man Stabbed While Sleeping On Church Steps

A man who is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital has been identified as the suspect in a stabbing outside an Atlanta church Friday morning, police said.

Kionte Riley was charged with aggravated assault and attempted murder, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Warren Pickard said.

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.”