Browsing: Celebrity Crime

chad-kelly-mugshot-croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police arrested NFL quarterback Chad Kelly on a criminal-trespassing charge. At approximately 1:17 a.m. on the day of his bust, officers responded to an address regarding “a male standing outside a residence.” The release points out that while officers were responding, “they received information that the male was now inside the residence.” Westword has the story.

rae.carruth.podcastBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Carruth a new true-crime podcast, tells the story of Rae Carruth, a gifted wide receiver who was playing for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers when he was arrested for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Cherica’s child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers from cerebral palsy linked to his traumatic birth. Westword has the story.

travis.henry.file.photo.largeReading from the Voice Media empire: James Mack has been sentenced for mailing marijuana, and it’s no surprise that he earned considerably more than the one year in federal prison recently earned by Mark Koenig for the offense last month. While Koenig was found guilty of shipping between 950 grams and 1.6 kilograms of cannabis during four incidents, Mack is said to have posted multiple pounds of pot to a cohort in a neighboring state on a weekly basis for nearly three years. And this won’t be Mack’s first trip to prison for a high-profile drug case. He was convicted in 2009 for his involvement in a cocaine deal that teamed him with former NFL-star Travis Henry. Westword has the story.

adam.gotsis.mug.shotReading from the Voice Media empire: Gotsis was playing football for Georgia Tech on March 9, 2013, the date that a woman says he “placed his penis in her vagina against her will.” However, she didn’t report the incident until nearly five years later, leading to Gotsis turning himself in to authorities at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office after he’d turned pro and become an NFL standout, albeit for the team with more arrests than any other since the year 2000. Westword has the story.

rich.wyatt.portrait.file.photo.800Reading from the Voice Media empire: Rich Wyatt, the star of American Guns, a once-popular Discovery Channel program that showcased him, his telegenic family, including wife Renee and kids Paige and Kurt, and his business, Wheat Ridge’s Gunsmoke Guns, has been sentenced to 78 months, or six and a half years, in prison for conspiring to deal firearms without a license and multiple tax charges. The verdict, which was delivered nearly a year after Wyatt was found guilty of these offenses, represents the ultimate comedown for a once-prominent TV personality who rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as rock star Ted Nugent and even a former president of the United States, George W. Bush. Westword has the story.

rae.carruth.2001Reading from the Voice Media empire:This October, former Carolina Panthers star Rae Carruth is scheduled to be freed from the prison where he was sent after being convicted of conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Cherica’s child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers from cerebral palsy linked to his traumatic birth, and Carruth wants to have a relationship with the now-eighteen-year-old upon his release, as he makes clear in an open letter. Westword has the story.

cody.latimer.ohio.strip.clubReading from the Voice Media empire: Less than a year after receiver Cody Latimer was busted following an incident during which he said his girlfriend assaulted him, footage has surfaced of him getting into an altercation with employees at a strip club; Latimer was pepper sprayed and his uncle wound up up flat on his back after getting punched by an employee at the nightspot. Because Latimer wasn’t taken into custody this time around, he won’t add to the list of arrests for members of his team — 42 since the year 2000. Get details about all of the bustees here. Westword has the story.

harrison-garcia-featureCourtesy of Dania Jimenez

High above a leafy Westchester neighborhood, a helicopter full of federal agents zeroes in on a gated house with a red-tiled roof. On the ground, a Homeland Security SWAT team surrounds the ranch-style home on a dead-end street off the Palmetto Expressway. Scores of agents in body armor crouch nearby, rifles ready. It’s around 5:30 p.m. on a sun-drenched Friday in October, and the 40 agents lie in wait as a confidential informant places a call to lure out their suspect.

Soon enough, a Chevy Suburban pulls out of the driveway, and the agents watching from the sky give the go-ahead. Four blocks from the house, an agent steers a Dodge Charger toward the SUV and slams to a stop in front of it. The Suburban veers onto someone’s front lawn. Other cars materialize behind it, and more feds jump out. “Put your hands up!” the agents holler as they converge with guns drawn.

They shatter the window on the driver’s side and haul out their guy: a 26-year-old aspiring music producer named Harrison Garcia.

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