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    An inmate is on the loose after stabbing a prison bus driver and leaving the scene on foot on Thursday. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped from his shackles while on a bus to Huntsville, Texas, with 15 other inmates, according to prison officials. A bus driver picked them up from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility in Gatesville, but after riding about 110 miles, Lopez approached the driver, Randy Smith, and stabbed him in the hand. A struggle ensued, and the bus subsequently crashed in a ditch. Despite another guard, Jimmie Brinegar, being on board, Lopez was still able to escape and run into a field. Guards reportedly fired their weapons at him, but it is unconfirmed whether Lopez was hit. He escaped near Highway 7 and Interstate Highway 45 in Leon County. U.S. MARSHALS SEARCH FOR OREGON FUGITIVE WANTED FOR RAPE AND ASSAULT AFTER PRISON ESCAPE Lopez's offense is capital murder, which he committed with a pickax. He was serving a life sentence for his crime at the time of his escape....
    By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Richland County (South Carolina) Sheriff Leon Lott was named National Sheriff Of The Year 2021 by the National Sheriff’s Association in June, and earlier in July he was awarded South Carolina Sheriff of the Year 2021 by the S.C. Sheriff’s Association. The reasons are myriad – everything from high-tech innovations within his near-900 employee Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) to robust community outreach efforts and so much more. Lott’s RCSD is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in S.C., and for the past four years it was one of six regularly featured law enforcement agencies on A&E’s top-rated TV series, LIVE PD: The department was in fact the only agency to have appeared on the program throughout all seasons from 2016 through its finale in 2020. Then there are the international connections. In 2010, for instance, Lott traveled to Erbil, Iraq – at the invitation of the Iraqi government – to assist in the establishment of, planning for, and training at the first-ever Iraqi female police academy. The academy project was...
    A Florida A&M University assistant professor was arrested on charges of alleged sexual abuse of a male minor that continued for years, investigators said. Gari Tookes, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious battery, and lewd and lascivious molestation, according to court records. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office received information on Feb. 23 from the Florida Department of Children and Families about an alleged sexual battery, according to a press release Thursday. Investigators with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes division discovered that Tookes had criminal sexual contact with the victim for several years before the February report. Leon County Detention Facility SAN FRANCISCO DAYCARE WORKER CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY POSSESSION The victim was touched by Tookes "inappropriately" when he was in elementary school, and the latest incident occurred when he was a young teenager, according to the arrest report. Tookes allegedly communicated through text messages regarding the sexual contact with the victim, which corroborated the victim's first report. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for Tookes and arrested him,...
    GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- A murder suspect who escaped while being transported in Gary earlier this month was taken back into custody Wednesday morning, the Lake County (Ind.) sheriff said.Leon Taylor, 22, reportedly escaped from a private transport van on December 14 about 3 p.m. at a McDonalds around 35th and Grant streets in Gary while being extradited from Texas, the Lake County, authorities said.Taylor was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff's Department Tactical Unit at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 4900-block of Indianapolis Boulevard in East Chicago after a foot chase, authorities said."Our officers were able to utilize a wide range of resources including surveillance technology in the search for Taylor," Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said. "Our success was a direct result of a cooperative effort including: the US Marshalls Service, Indiana State Police, Chicago Police Department, Hammond Police Department, East Chicago Police Department and Gary Police Department," the sheriff said. "I commend all of these agencies for a job well done."On December 14, an agent from REDI Transports of Wisconsin was supposed to drive Taylor to...
    GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- A murder suspect who escaped from a prisoner van Monday in Gary remains on the loose for a third day.Leon Taylor, 22, reportedly escaped from a transport van about 3 p.m. at a McDonalds around 35th and Grant streets in Gary while being extradited from Texas, the Lake County, Indiana, sheriff's office said.EMBED More News Videos Leon Taylor is believed to have climbed out of a prisoner transport van in Gary on Monday, and is still at large. An agent from REDI Transports of Wisconsin was supposed to drive Taylor to the jail, but said he stopped to get something to eat. He said he briefly opened up the back window of the car, which is when Taylor somehow climbed out the window and ran off.The Lake County sheriff is questioning that account, however, after reviewing surveillance video of the escape from the McDonalds."After watching this video, I am highly disturbed and disappointed by the procedures the private transportation driver used during the transfer of this suspect to our jail," said Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez...
    GARY, Ind. (CBS) — A murder suspect escaped from custody Monday afternoon while being extradited to Northwest Indiana from Texas, officials said. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reported, Leon Taylor, 22, escaped from a McDonald’s drive-through in Gary around 3 p.m. He is wanted in a murder in East Chicago, Indiana, and he is considered dangerous. He remained on the lam as of Tuesday morning, and the area where he escaped remained on alert. Northwest Indiana residents received an emergency alert on their cell phones during the evening, some as late as 3 a.m. on Tuesday. An agent from REDI Transports of Green Bay, Wisconsin had been transporting Taylor from Texas when he escaped from the McDonald’s drive-through in the area of 35th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary, according to the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s office. “I just seen a huge commotion – police everywhere,” said DoorDash driver Nova Carmichael. Carmichael drove up to the Gary McDonald’s as the search for Taylor was in full swing. “They had three or four helicopters in the sky, they had tanks rolling...
    Lake County Sheriffs Department Leon Taylor. A 22-year-old murder suspect is on the loose after escaping custody on Monday afternoon in Indiana, police say. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department announced on December 14 that Leon Taylor of Hammond escaped in Gary during his extradition process from Texas. The suspect escaped around 3 p.m. from a private contracted van transporting him to the Lake County Jail, the Department said on Facebook. According to Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr., Taylor is wanted on a murder charge for a homicide stemming from East Chicago. Martinez wrote on the Department’s Facebook page: An agent from REDI Transports, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was transporting Taylor from Texas, when he escaped in the area of 35th and Grant Street in Gary. The agent called Gary police, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department was requested to assist in the search for the suspect. Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the scene along with the Lake County Aviation Unit helicopter and K-9 unit. Taylor is described as a six-foot-tall Black male who weighs around...
    GARY, Ind. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Law enforcement in Dallas County arrested a 22-year-old man and soon learned he was a suspect in a Chicago murder. But getting Leon Taylor back up north to face the charges has proved complicated and dangerous. While being eradicated from Texas, Taylor escaped from a transport vehicle that had stopped at a McDonald’s drive-thru in northwestern Indiana. Taylor was able to make a fast break from the van despite having a belly chain restraint, handcuffs and a leg brace on. He is considered dangerous and as of the morning of Tuesday, December 15 was still on the loose. (credit: Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office) Sheriff’s office officials in Lake County, Indiana say it was around 3:00 p.m. Monday when Taylor escaped out of a window as he was being transported in a van operated the private company REDI Transports out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Taylor, who is from Hammond, Indiana, faces a murder charge in East Chicago and was being taken to the Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Indiana. The sheriff’s office and Gary police are...
    OAKLAND — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office shared additional details this weekend about its loss of another member to COVID-19 late last week. In a statement Saturday following Friday’s disclosure, the department said Valerie Leon, 61, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kaiser Medical Center in Modesto. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office officials mourned the loss Friday, July 24, 2020 of sheriff’s Technician Valerie Leon to complications from COVID-19. Leon was 61, officials said. (Courtesy Alameda County Sheriff’s Office)  Leon, who joined the sheriff’s office in 1997, worked assignments at Oakland’s Rene C. Davidson Courthouse and the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau, where she was on duty during the pandemic, officials said. “Once again it is with a heavy heart we must announce the passing of one of our own,” Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern said. “Valerie was just a wonderful and loving person with a bright smile. She loved her job, community, family and friends. We are truly heartbroken at her passing.” Leon is survived by her son Brandon Perez and his wife Sarah Perez. her son Frank Perez and his...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — For the second time in a week, a member of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department has died while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, officials announced Saturday night. Alameda County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said technician Valerie Leon passed away Friday evening while being treated for from complications due to COVID-19 at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto. Leon, 61, joined the Sheriff Office in 1997 and worked a variety of assignments including at the Rene C Davidson Courthouse in Oakland. During the pandemic she was on assignment to the Coroner’s Bureau where she worked in administration. “Once again it is with a heavy heart we must announce the passing of one of our own,” Sheriff Greg Ahern said in a press release. “Valerie was just a wonderful and loving person with a bright smile. She loved her job, community, family and friends. We are truly heartbroken at her passing.” Leon is survived by her children — Brandon Perez and his wife Sarah Perez; Frank Perez and his wife Josephine Perez and son Michael Leon....
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