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Lamar County inmate booking report || April 22, 2018

Date Range: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22   HARRIS, CHRISTINE CHERRY – Possession of marijuana <2oz; Possession of controlled substance PG 3 < 28G (two counts) WILLIAMS, NICOLE DEWAYNE – Aggravated assault with deadly weapon DEANDA, KRISTI JAYRENE – Public intoxication WESTBROOK, JOSHUA ADAM – CPF/Assault (Class C) ROA, MIGUEL ANGEL – CCC/Driving while intoxicated 2nd ASHFORD, LEIGHTON WESLEY, SR

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‘Accidental Americans’ fight to stop double taxation

PARIS — Tom Wallis was born here and has spent his entire life in France, but it turns out that the 40-year-old entrepreneur from Grenoble owes tens of thousands of dollars in taxes to the United States. Wallis’ mother was French, but he holds U.S. citizenship through his American father. He had previously visited his father’s family in the U.S., but other than that he says he has no real connection to the country. But three years ago,

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Dozens of businesses looted amid deadly Nicaragua protests

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Dozens of shops in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua have been looted as protests and disturbances sparked by government social security reforms continued into Sunday. Human rights groups say at least 26 people have been killed in several days of clashes. Images broadcast by local news media showed looted shops in the sprawling Oriental Market district and at least one Walmart. Police apparently did not intervene, in contrast to what had been a heavy-handed response

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Mexico’s tourists not deterred by bullets, blood or floating bodies

Mexico has hit the headlines time and time again this year, for all the wrong reasons. Last Sunday tourists watched as a man’s body washed ashore at Caletilla Beach in Acapulco, located in the state of Guerrero. Horrifying images show stunned beachgoers standing near the water as officials removed the body. On Thursday, 16 people — including six police officers — were killed in two confrontations also in Guerrero, during a bloody gun battle that lasted half an hour. The next day,

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Woman gets 3 years for involvement in beating of special needs man

CHICAGO — A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery. Covington apologized in court while the victim looked on. She’s the second of four co-defendants to plead guilty in the case that received national attention because it involved a white

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Dad fatally stabbed as daughter sat on his lap at restaurant

LOS ANGELES — A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It’s unclear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf. Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their daughter

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Teens allegedly gang-raped mentally disabled girl at party

A mentally disabled girl was raped by three teenagers at a birthday party in Georgia last month, police said. Chris Shon Da Vell Carter, an 18-year-old student at Duluth High School, has been charged with rape, aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment in the alleged assault along with two other teens, ages 14 and 15, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The trio, according to a police report, attacked the girl during a friend’s birthday party in Duluth on March 3. The teens forced

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Creep wanted for sexually assaulting teen at knifepoint

Cops are hunting a knife-wielding sicko who they say sexually assaulted a teen at knifepoint inside a Brooklyn playground this week. The unidentified 18-year old victim was walking out of a bathroom inside the Martin Luther King Junior Playground in East New York around 8:20 a.m. Monday when the stranger forced her back inside and sexually assaulted her, according to police. The suspect then ran off. Police surveillance video shows the creep walking toward the park before the assault.

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Daycare operator chugged more than 10 beers before infant died in her care: cops

An Iowa daycare operator was arrested Wednesday, about six months after allegedly neglecting a 7-month-old infant in her care after the worker drank at least 10 beers, authorities said. The boy was later found unresponsive and was pronounced dead in a hospital, police said. Wendy Young, 49, was charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and can face up to 10 years in prison, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. Young admitted drinking 10 to 12 beers before opening her

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Water scooter gunmen shoot up beach in Cancun’s tourist zone

CANCUN, Mexico — Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun’s glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded. According to a police report, the afternoon shooting happened in front of a hotel in the heart of Cancun’s resort-studded strip. The vendor ran for safety inside a restaurant and was not hurt. Tourist police cordoned off the area and recovered four bullets but were not

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