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Monday, February 28, 2011

Convicted San Gabriel child molester killed in prison

1-9-2011 California:

ARCADIA - A registered sex offender convicted of assaulting a 5-year-old girl inside an Arcadia bookstore in 2008 and sent to prison in September was beaten to death in his cell, state corrections officials said Wednesday.

Jaime Elvis Elizondo, 35, of San Gabriel was killed Dec. 20. His High Desert State Prison cellmate, Steven Cisneros, 36, is the prime suspect, said Lt. Charlie Hahn, prison spokesman.

The Lassen County Sheriff-Coroner's Office said Elizondo died of blunt force trauma.

Elizondo was convicted in September of exposing himself to the young victim inside a Borders bookstore at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Arcadia in 2008. The assault was captured on the store's video system.

A witness confronted Elizondo and later found his photo on a Web site listing registered sex offenders and gave police the information.

The Megan's Law website lists Elizondo as having a conviction for lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, but it does not list the date of that conviction.

At the time of Elizondo's arrest, Arcadia police praised the witness not only for confronting Elizondo and interfering with his abuse, but also for following up and reporting the crime to police.

Elizondo was sent to High Desert State Prison to begin serving a 30-year-to-life term for lewd acts on a child under 14 following his conviction in the Arcadia case.

Cisneros, 36, arrived at the prison in November to serve a 56-years-to-life sentence for murder, officials said.

The 5-foot, 4-inch, 200-pound killer was convicted in February 2010 of first-degree murder in the stabbing of his roommate, Lawrence Kaiser, 44, at a sober-living facility in Santa Barbara.

After Elizondo's beating death, Cisneros was placed in segregation while the homicide is investigated, Hahn said.

Both Elizondo and Cisneros arrived at the 4,600-inmate facility in Susanville on the same day - Nov. 30, prison officials said.

At his request, Elizondo was being housed the prison's "sensitive needs yard," a special ward for inmates "with victimization concerns, who feel their safety could be put in jeopardy" if mixed in with the general inmate population, Hahn said.

Cisneros also was being housed in the sensitive needs yard, Hahn said. ..Source.. by Hector Gonzalez, Staff Writer

Sex offender killed in state prison

1-5-2011 California:

ARCADIA - A serial child molester convicted of assaulting a 5-year-old girl inside an Arcadia bookstore in 2008 and sent to prison in September for 30 years was beaten to death by his cellmate, prison officials said Wednesday.

Jaime Elizondo, 30, of San Gabriel was killed by cellmate Steven Cisneros, said Lt. Charlie Hahn, spokesman for the High Desert State Prison. Elizondo was convicted of exposing himself to the victim inside a Borders bookstore at an Arcadia mall in 2008. The assault was captured on the store's video system.

A witness confronted Elizondo and later found his photo on a Web site listing registered sex offenders and gave police the information. Here's our original post on the story with a photo of the molestation. ..Source.. by Frank Girardot

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Man killed by car while crossing street

Given Jessica's Law has forced so many to be homeless (transient) I wonder if Jessica's law may have played a part in this death?

Will do further review and may remove from this blog.
2-17-2011 California:

FOUNTAIN VALLEY – A 50-year-old man was struck and killed while crossing Brookhurst Street on Wednesday night, authorities said.

The man was either walking or pedaling his bike across Brookhurst at Niagara River Avenue, a small residential street between Garfield and Ellis avenues, when he was struck by a Volkswagen Beetle traveling northbound on the roadway just before 6:30 p.m., Fountain Valley police Lt. Jim McNeff said.

The man was thrown about 50 feet, McNeff said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman driving the Beetle was taken to a hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries, McNeff said.

Police have not released the man's name but say he is a registered sex offender who listed his address as "transient."

There is no crosswalk or traffic lights in the area where the man was struck, McNeff said.

Investigators say it was dark at the time of the collision, and the man didn't have lights on his bicycle.

Police say they have not found any initial signs of negligence on the part of the driver, although the accident is under investigation. The driver has
not been arrested or cited.

The northbound lanes of Brookhurst between Garfield and Ellis were expected to be closed for several hours as police go over the scene, McNeff said. ..Source.. SEAN EMERY, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Man shot to death, found in Facility Drive duplex

2-17-2011 North Carolina:

A man was killed in a volley of gunfire Wednesday afternoon that broke out along Ramsey Street near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fayetteville police said.

The victim, Patrick Donte Lloyd, 27, of White Oak, was found dead in a duplex at 108 Facility Drive after patrol officers found the back door of the home open and entered, police spokesman Sgt. John Somerindyke said.

Detectives were questioning several people Wednesday night but had made no arrests.

Police were called to two afternoon reports of shots being fired in the area, but it wasn't known whether they were related, Somerindyke said.

Officers first were summoned to the 2100 block of Ramsey Street at 1:56 p.m. for a report of shots being fired from a black vehicle, he said. The vehicle soon was seen in the area by an officer responding to the call.

"Officers got in the area pretty quick and saw it. It fit the description; it was travelling at a high rate of speed," Somerindyke said. "When they tried to stop it, it refused."

The driver of the suspect vehicle led police on a short chase to North Street, where the vehicle stopped and its two occupants got out and ran, he said. One man was captured a short time later, though the man was not immediately identified.

While on the scene at North Street, police received another call about shots being fired on Facility Drive off Ramsey Street, he said. Officers responding to that call checked the home at 108 Facility St. and found the back door open, Somerindyke said. A subsequent search revealed Lloyd had been shot and killed in the home.

According to Department of Correction records, Lloyd served 16 months in prison after being convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2005. He was convicted in 2007 of two counts of selling cocaine and served 13 months in prison.

In 2007, he was again convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison.

Lloyd was a registered sex offender, according to the state registry. His address is listed as the 7200 block of River Road in White Oak. A police spokesman said he didn't know what Lloyd was doing in the home on Facility Drive.

At the crime scene Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 police cars clogged Facility Drive and the parking lot of a gas station, which was sealed off with yellow police tape, at the corner of Ramsey Street. Orange markers on Facility Drive marked at least five shell casings that had fallen to the pavement in front of the home. Officers were seen photographing areas in the back of the home.

Vaden Hill, 37, who lives across Ramsey Street from the shooting, said he was coming outside as the shooting unfolded. He said he saw a man running from behind a wooden privacy fence that separates the home from the gas station. The man had a gun and was firing toward the home as he ran to the gas station, he said.

"He was still shooting when he was coming around the corner," Hill said. "There was a black Dodge Charger sitting right here waiting for him, but there was another car on the other side (of the parking lot), too. He ran up to the first car, yelled at it, said something, hopped in the car, rolled to the next car. They said something to each other and they raced down the street."

Hill said he didn't recognize the vehicles or the shooter. They both drove off south on Ramsey Street, he said.

Another neighbor from across Ramsey Street, Frank Bowles, 47, said he was working outside when he heard about seven shots ring out. He went over to see what was going on and saw a black Charger bolting down Ramsey Street, he said.

Bowles said he knew the occupant of the property, and the victim was not him.

"Apparently, whoever ran in there, ran in there to seek refuge," Bowles said.
..Source.. James Halpin, Staff writer


Suspect wanted in Fayetteville slaying

Fayetteville, N.C. — Police were searching Wednesday for a Fayetteville man who has been named as a suspect in a fatal shooting last week.

Rinald Anthony Jackson, 28, is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the Feb. 16 death of Patrick Donte Lloyd, 27, of White Oak. Police said Lloyd was found shot to death inside a home at 108 Facility Drive.

Jackson, who also goes by Cuervo, has a distinguishing tattoo between his eyes, police said. He is known to frequent the areas of Murchison Road and Colony Place Apartments.

Police cautioned that Jackson is armed and dangerous. He has previous convictions for assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a policeman, possession of a firearm by a felon and selling drugs, according to state Department of Correction records. ..Source.. by


Fayetteville Man Arrested In Connection With Facility Dr. Murder


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A Fayetteville man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Feb. 16 murder on Facility Drive.

The Federal Marshal Violent Fugitives Task Force apprehended Rinald Anthony Jackson, 28, Monday morning at a private residence on the 5000 block of Morganton Road.

Jackson was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder in the Feb. 16 shooting death of Patrick Lloyd.

Lloyd was found dead at a home at 108 Facility Drive.

Jackson is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center. ..Source.. by

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Woman arrested in city's latest homicide

2-8-2011 Kansas:

A 20-year-old Topeka man died of a gunshot wound, one day short of his 21st birthday, and a 25-year-old woman was booked Monday into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with the capital city's second homicide of the year, Topeka police said.

Sgt. Steve Taylor said Prentiss Bearden Jr., who would have turned 21 on Tuesday, was shot at 2989 S.E. Highland Court, a duplex where Bearden lived in the Pine Ridge housing complex in east Topeka.

Taylor said Misty N. Cullens, 25, also living at the same address, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail just after 11:30 a.m. in connection with the incident, which was reported to police at 4:40 a.m. Monday.

Taylor said Cullens wasn't known to have a criminal history. Bearden, however, was a registered sex offender in Shawnee County since May 2009 for aggravated indecent liberties with a child younger than 14 and lewd fondling and touching, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's website.

Taylor declined to comment on the relationship between Cullens and Bearden. He said he doesn't expect any additional arrests to be made in the case which he said was domestic-related.

When officers were called to the residence, Taylor said several witnesses were inside the apartment. Police had said earlier Monday a total of five people were at the scene and were taken to police headquarters for questioning, including one adult male, two adult females and two juvenile females.

Taylor said Cullens was at the duplex when police arrived but declined to comment as to why there were several people at the scene.

"It was a gathering," he said. "I don't think they were there for a party."

Taylor said three search warrants were executed in connection to the incident — one for the crime scene, one for an unrelated address and one for a vehicle. Two vehicles were parked in front of the duplex where the shooting took place, a Chevrolet Lumina and a Buick. Taylor declined to say which vehicle was the subject of one of the search warrants.

The first homicide in 2011 occurred when Dennis Emery, 57, was stabbed to death early Jan. 4 at the St. Gregory Suites, 635 S.W. Harrison.

Police investigating the case said a 32-year-old Topeka woman was a "person of interest" in the case.

A day before he was killed, Emery pleaded no contest in Shawnee County District Court to misdemeanor domestic battery stemming from an Oct. 12 incident in which the victim was the 32-year-old woman who was questioned about the victim's death.

Following investigation of the Emery slaying, police said detectives had followed all major leads in the case and weren't looking for any other individuals who might have been involved.

No arrests were anticipated because it appeared "to be domestic in nature," a police spokeswoman said.

Police submitted the case to the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office, which hasn't ruled whether charges will be filed in Emery's death.

Topeka recorded 16 homicides in 2010. ..Source.. by Steve Fry and Angela Deines