Breaking News: The L.A. County District Attorney has just charged Chris Brown with felony assault and making criminal threats, also a felony. The charging documents name Robyn F. (aka Rihanna) as the alleged victim. Brown will be arraigned today at 3:30 PM in downtown LA. Chris Brown could face a maximum of four years and eight months in prison. [Source]
More Details Emerge: FOX 11 in L.A. obtained LAPD detectives notes from a search warrant in the case. As per the notes, Rihanna read a three-page text message on Brown’s Phone from a woman. An argument ensued and Brown allegedly tried forcing Rihanna out of the car but couldn’t because she was wearing her seat belt.
Brown then allegedly shoved Rihanna’s head against the passenger window. When Rihanna turned to face him, Brown punched her, then continued punching her while driving, according to the detective’s notes.
Blood spattered all over Rihanna’s clothing and in the interior of the car. Her mouth was filled with blood. Brown allegedly told Rihanna, “I’m going to beat the **** out of you when we get home. You wait and see.”
Rihanna called her assistant and left a message saying, “I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there.” Brown then replied, “You just did the stupidest thing ever. I’m going to kill you.” According to the report, Brown continued to punch Rihanna, bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock — she almost lost consciousness. [Source]
Angered that her local McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets, a Florida woman called 911 three times to report the fast food “emergency.” Latreasa Goodman, 27, last Saturday called police to complain that a cashier–citing a McDonald’s all sales are final policy–would not give her a refund.
Listen to Goodman’s 911 call below:
When cops responded to the restaurant, Goodman told them, “This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn’t have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one.” Goodman noted, “I called 911 because I couldn’t get a refund, and I wanted my McNuggets,” according to the below Fort Pierce Police Department report.
That logic, however, did not keep cops from citing Goodman for misusing the 911 system. Even after being issued a misdemeanor citation, Goodman contended, “this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency.” The McDonald’s devotee is seen above in a mug shot snapped after a previous encounter with police. (Via The SmokingGun)
And the moral of this story is…Although proper 911 etiquette is a must, Mickie D’s should never run out of McNuggets. The End.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall (pictured above in a mugshot from a previous arrest) was arrested in Atlanta Sunday night on a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a fight. Marshall arrived at the City of Atlanta jail around 5:50 a.m. on the disorderly conduct charge and was released five hours later after posting $300 bond. A lieutenant informed The Associated Press that Marshall was due in court at 8 a.m. Monday, but he had no other details regarding the arrest.
This is Marshall’s fourth arrest since March 2006.
It was a March 6, 2008, arrest on a domestic violence warrant filed by his former girlfriend in Atlanta that led Goodell to summon Marshall to his New York offices last summer to explain his series of misdeeds. At that time, Marshall also faced a drunken driving trial that didn’t fall under the league’s personal conduct policy that would allow for suspension.
After sitting out the opener last season, Marshall returned from his suspension insisting he had turned round his life. He began making weekly visits to the Darrent Williams Teen Center on his days off to help inner city youths, something he said kept him grounded and fed his desire to stay off the police blotter.
Marshall said at the Pro Bowl last month he was ready to settle down and he proposed to his fiance, Michi Nogami, while in Hawaii for the all-star game. Broncos fans hoped this was another sign of Marshall maturing. (Source)
An Atlanta judge has ordered T.I. to increase the child support payments received by the mother of his two sons, LaShon Dixon. Tip had originally been paying about $3,000 per month to support his two sons, ages 7 and 9 but Dixon sought to increase those payments when she felt that her sons needed “to be equal” in both households (her words…peep the video), asking the court to raise the payments to $10,000 per month. Yesterday the judge ordered T.I. to increase his payments to $5,000 per month:
T.I., who was originally ordered to pay for the boys to attend private school, is no longer required to make that payment. The judge, Bensonetta Tipton Lane, also ordered the performer to pay half of the children’s extracurricular activities and all their medical expenses.
The judge ordered joint custody of the boys to continue, with Dixon granted primary physical custody. He’ll have visitation every other weekend.
Dixon’s attorney, Randy Kessler, says the woman is “very grateful” for the judge’s decision and called it “a complete victory.” (Source)
Do you remember this face? Well neither do I…but if you’re an old school hip-hop head, you may remember his group. Brian Dalyrimple (33), one of four brothers who made up the R&B group Soul For Real, has been named as a suspect in an identity theft case in Duluth, Georgia that involves over 200 victims. Dalyrimple’s girlfriend, Laborah Crawford has already been detained in the case but he has taken their 10 month old son and is on the run.
“One of our detectives is working on it, she’s our white-collar crime specialist and she has identified 145 victims within our jurisdiction, several of them businesses, and an additional 115 victims in other jurisdictions, so you’re looking at over 260 victims right now,” said Maj. Don Woodruff with the Duluth Police Department.The victims, according to police, are now out of more than $1 million collectively as the result of identity theft and financial fraud.
Crawford is in jail on charges related to the crimes. Dalyrimple was also involved, according to police. “He was the biological father and the child was turned over to the grandmother in custody and then he went to the day care, picked him up and left with him,” said Woodruff. Police would not say anything more about how they believe the two were able to get the money and personal information of others.
Police said the investigation began with a call from across the country. (Source)
Check your credit reports people…this recession is serious! On a lighter note…remember Soul for Real’s “Candy Rain” featuring Heavy D?
Lisa Wu Hartwell is taking her ex-hubby, Keith Sweat back to court. The Atlanta Housewive (pictured above during a recent question/answer session at South Dekalb Mall) is seeking to gain full custody and child support for the two sons she shares with Sweat. Jordan Sweat (14) and Justin Sweat Jordan Sweat (11).
According court papers filed with the Superior Court of Fulton County, Sweat In 2003, Sweat received primary custody of the children in their final divorce decree. Sweat and Wu Hartwell married in 1992 and had what court papers called an “extremely tumultuous relationship.” Fulton Superior Court judge Cynthia D. Wright, wrote in the decree that “there is evidence that Father has been violent towards Mother, but no evidence he has ever been violent with any of his children.”
The judge granted Sweat full custody because she felt the children at the time “lacked structure in their lives, due in substantial part to Mother’s numerous business ventures and frequent trips out of town … Mother has a history of spending money on herself excessively rather than providing for the children … There was some evidence at trial that Mother implicitly participated in robbing Father in the presence of the children. She also took money from Father prior to the initiation of this matter. This behavior causes the Court to question Mother’s maturity and judgment.”
Lisa has since remarried and now wants her boys back. Wu Hartwell said nothing about the custody case on Saturday during her South Dekalb Mall appearance but she did note that her ex-husband didn’t clear her sons to be on the show. (Source)
Stay tuned…more drama to follow!
Check out a few more flix from Saturday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta appearance at South Dekalb: