Reading from the Voice Media empire: Former major college assistant coach Joe Tumpkin was charged with five felony second-degree-assault counts and three misdemeanor third-degree-assault beefs earlier this year related to allegations from his onetime significant other, who says he abused her more than 100 times. Now, however, the woman in question, Pamela Fine, has filed a lawsuit against Tumpkin and several powerful figures at the university under her own name for reasons her attorney says were both personal and outward-looking. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Authorites recently conducted a new series of searches in the case of Kelsie Schelling, a 21-year-old who vanished more than four years ago after telling her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, that she was pregnant. The searches focused on locations associated with Lucas, a person of interest in Schelling’s disappearance, and while they turned up no new evidence linking him to the disappearance, he was arrested days later for an unrelated robbery case — although one commenter on the Help Find Kelsie Facebook page saw a connection anyhow. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Earlier this year, Stephen Hamper was found guilty on multiple counts in the beating of a Denver police officer whom he said he would have killed if only he’d been able to get hold of her gun. Since that ruling, he’s been hit with three more charges of assaulting law enforcers while in custody awaiting a hearing to determine if he’s a habitual criminal. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Darius Ratcliff has been found guilty of first-degree assault against the peace officer who shot him on July 31, 2016, the day before his twentieth birthday. Exactly a year later and one day before he turned 21, he was scheduled to be back in court for a hearing related to a separate murder charge, with that prosecution to be followed by four more related to multiple counts of attempted murder and burglary, as well as a failed escape attempt. But something went awry. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: In an extraordinary attempt to save the job of head football coach Mike MacIntyre, who is credited with turning around a gridiron program that’s struggled since a recruiting scandal in the early 2000s, the university has suspended Chancellor Phil DiStefano for ten days and mandated that MacIntyre and athletic director Rick George make $100,000 donations to a domestic-violence fund over the mishandling of abuse charges against ex-assistant head coach Joe Tumpkin. And oh how they were mishandled. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire:Apparently inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is scheduled to swing into theaters nationwide on July 7, Chad Douthit of Colorado Springs busted out his best Spidey impression shortly before being busted himself on allegations that included throwing a TV antenna at a police car. And it didn’t go well. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Myloh Mason, who was captured afterlanding on the FBI’s ten most-wanted list, received 1,200 years in prison for his part in the robbery and subsequent offenses, while conspirator Miguel Sanders earned a mere 371 years behind bars. So why did Richardson get almost twenty centuries in stir? Westword has the story.