Goldsboro Man Donte Terrill Kornegay Sentenced for Distribution of Fentanyl and Heroin


(STL.News) – A Goldsboro man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl and for Distribution of Fentanyl.

According to court documents, Donte Terrill Kornegay, A/K/A “Boston,” 45, of Goldsboro, was involved in the overdose death by fentanyl of a twenty-one year old victim in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.  Trial testimony and text messages and phone toll records recovered from witnesses’ cell phones established that on the night of April 6, 2016, the victim purchased fentanyl from a coconspirator, at the direction of Kornegay.  In addition, the trial testimony revealed that prior to that night, Kornegay had been distributing heroin in the Sneads Ferry area since 2015.

Mr. Higdon commented: “The United States Justice Department and the United States Attorney’s Office are aggressively pursuing distributors of heroin and fentanyl.  These drugs pose a serious danger to the people of Eastern North Carolina and we intend to remove that danger as part of our effort to ‘Take Back North Carolina’ from the drug traffickers and violent criminals.”

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan.  The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Wilmington Resident Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan Ontjes and Toby Lathan represented the government.

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Parma man Mohammad H. Mohammad sentenced for filing false tax returns


(STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that Mohammad H. Mohammad, age 56, of Parma, was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay $489,189.00 in restitution and a $100,000.00 fine.

According to the indictment, Mohammad understated his income and failed to report gross receipts or sales generated by the business operations of Muhammad Brothers Partners for calendar years 2012 and 2013.  In total, Mohammad under-reported his income by $498,189.00, court records show.  Mohammad, along with his brother, established Muhammad Brothers Partners, which, in turn, owned and operated Holyland Supermarket, a grocer in the city of Cleveland.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan R. Miller.

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Rosebud Man Anthony One Star, Jr. Sentenced for Threatening a Federal Officer


(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Influencing a Federal Officer by Threat was sentenced on August 10, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Anthony One Star, Jr., a/k/a Tony One Star, a/k/a Sonny One Star, age 32, was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

One Star was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 22, 2020.  He pled guilty on May 19, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 15, 2019, in the Two Strike Community near Rosebud.  On that date, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Officer responded to a report of an intoxicated male walking in the roadway.  When the officer arrived in the area, he observed One Star dressed in all black and walking in the middle of the roadway.  One Star was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.  While he was being transported to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility, One Star remarked that he was a cop killer and that he was going to find and kill the officer when the officer was off duty.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

One Star was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Dunmore Man Robert Andrewsh, Jr. Charged With Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses


(STL.News) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on August 11, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Robert Andrewsh, Jr., age 25, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, with methamphetamine trafficking and firearms offenses.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment charges Andrewsh with conspiring to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine in November and December 2019, with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine on three different occasions, and with possessing a firearm in furtherance of his narcotics trafficking.

The matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Scranton Police Department, and the City of Carbondale Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities.

Indictments are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Offered Additional Reward


Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, August 9, 2020, in the 3300 block of Dubois Place, Southeast.

At approximately 12:20 am, members of the Sixth District were at the listed location, due to a large gathering, when they heard the sounds of gunshots.  Officers canvassed the area and located multiple victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported victims to area hospitals for treatment of non-life and life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, a juvenile male victim was pronounced dead.  In total, twenty-two victims sustained gunshot wounds.  Two others sustained injuries while fleeing from the scene.

The decedent has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, of Northeast, DC.

In partnership with MPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division has offered an additional $25,000 and the FBI Washington Field Office has offered an additional $25,000 bringing the total reward amount to $75,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in this case.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

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Arizona Man Jacob A. Tate Charged with Failure to Pay Child Support


(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Anthem, Arizona, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Child Support.

Jacob A. Tate, age 44, was indicted on June 6, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 7, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 2 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and up to $500 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that from October 1, 2012, through August 7, 2020; from March 1, 2015, through August 7, 2020; from February 1, 2014, through August 7, 2020; from June 1, 2015, through August 7, 2020; and from July 1, 2014, through August 7, 2020, Tate willfully and unlawfully failed to pay past due child support obligations to his 5 children.

The charges are merely accusations and Tate is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Office of the Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga is prosecuting the case.

Tate was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for October 13, 2020.

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Martin Woman Julissa Poor Bear Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy


(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Martin, South Dakota, woman who pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 31, 2020, by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Julissa Poor Bear, age 31, was sentenced to a total of 16 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

From approximately January 2015 to August 2016, Poor Bear distributed over 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in Rapid City and the east side of the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Poor Bear worked with others to bring methamphetamine to South Dakota from California.  During the course of her dealing, Poor Bear threatened people, possessed firearms, and attempted to intimidate a witness by posting about that witness on Facebook.

Several co-conspirators have already been sentenced.  One additional co-conspirator, Wicahpe Milk, is pending trial.

This case was investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Drug Enforcement, Martin Police Department, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Poor Bear, who has been in custody since April 2019, was immediately returned to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Mission Man Bryan Herman Sentenced for Firearm Charge


(STL.News) – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on August 10, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Bryan Herman, age 55, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $575, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Herman was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 10, 2019.  He pled guilty on February 26, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in South Dakota on July 15, 2016.  Herman took possession of a .45 caliber, semi-automatic pistol that day, and sold it at a pawn shop in Nebraska.  Herman was an unlawful user of and addicted to prescription painkillers at that time, controlled substances under federal law.  Herman used the proceeds from the sale of the firearm to continue fueling his drug habit after losing employment due to a failed drug test.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Elmore prosecuted the case.

Herman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Visalia Police Arrest Dymend Guyton & Dominik Guyton for Brandishing firearm/child endangerment


Visalia, CA (STL.News) officers responded to the 26000 block of S. Mooney Blvd. for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm.  The victims reported the suspects fled in a blue Toyota Camry.
Officers located the occupied suspect vehicle in the 4000 block of S. Mooney Blvd. and conducted a traffic stop.  Officers were notified of a bag which had been tossed out of the vehicle prior to the traffic stop.  A bag containing a replica firearm was found nearby.
The driver, Dymend Guyton (19) was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child endangerment.  One of the passengers, Dominik Guyton (18) was identified as the suspect who brandished the replica firearm at the victims during the disturbance call. Both suspects were arrested and booked at the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  The remaining occupants of the vehicle were juveniles and were released to a parent.

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San Diego Police Seeking Community Help on Felony Hit and Run Investigation


SAN DIEGO, CA (STL.News) The San Diego Police Department is seeking help from the community regarding a hit and run traffic collision which resulted in a man suffering life threatening injuries.
On May 5, 2020 at about 7 p.m., a 56-year-old man was standing on the corner of Copeland Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard in the Kensington neighborhood.  The light turned green for Copeland Avenue and the man began walking in the marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle which ran a red light.  The driver did not stop and continued west away from the collision scene.  The vehicle is described as a late model white Ford Explorer.  The driver’s description is unknown.  The vehicle is missing the passenger side mirror.
Anyone with information regarding the driver and/or vehicle is encouraged to call San Diego Police Traffic Division Detective K. Lewak at 858-573-5054 or email at [email protected]  Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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