Author Archive: Trench Reynolds

15 year independent crime, news and opinion blogger.

Person of interest in Chanel Petro-Nixon’s murder jailed on new murder charge

Chanel Petro-Nixon

Chanel Petro-Nixon

Chanel Petro-Nixon was 16 in 2006 when she was strangled to death in Brooklyn, but to date no one has been charged with her murder. As recently as 2014 the NYPD said that they had a person of interest in her murder but could not physically connect him to the crime.

The story took a strange turn recently as the person of interest, 29-year-old Veron Primus, has been arrested on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent for allegedly stabbing another woman to death. Primus is accused of murdering 24-year-old real estate agent Sharleen Greaves last year. Primus was a classmate of Chanel’s back in 2006 and was the last person believed to be with her before she disappeared. Primus was being questioned about the alleged kidnapping of another St. Vincent woman when, from what I understand, found evidence implicating him in the murder of Ms. Graves and possibly one other woman.

I hope for the sake of Chanel’s family that this somehow will finally allow New York police bring justice for Chanel.

I’ll post more on Primus and his more recent alleged crimes as information becomes available and time allows.

Florida man caught trying to screw the pooch on craigslist

George Wilkinson Jr.

George Wilkinson Jr.

21-year-old George Wilkinson Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, was recently arrested for allegedly looking for dogs to have sex with on craigslist. While this is not a new phenomenon it seems that Wilkinson was not shy about what he wanted. Normally the ‘people’ that are into pooch screwing use a thinly veiled code on craigslist. It seems that no one clued Wilkerson in…

In the ad, he wrote that he was looking for “someone who owns a big dog they like to mess around with … let’s go to your place and let’s have fun and get mounted by your dog.”

It doesn’t get much more blunt than that.

Wilkinson is said to have claimed that the ads were a joke. Ah, the old joke defense. We haven’t seen you in a while. The court thought the joke was so funny they set his bond at a grand and banned him from owning any pets. Sadly he did allegedly receive e-mails from people who were willing to let him have sex with their dogs. If that is the case I hope they are prosecuted as well.

Lastly, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t mention that this is a common occurrence on craigslist despite their so-called community policing. Apparently the craigslist community is too busy looking for dogs to abuse.

Mich. swim coach accused of sexually Snapchatting student

Tyler Card

Tyler Card

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26-year-old Tyler Card was a swim coach at a high school in Allen Park, Michigan. He’s since been fired after allegedly sending sexual Snapchat messages to a 15-year-old girl who was on his swim team and requesting nude photos from her.

I’m curious to know how he was able to obtain his victim’s Snapchat name. No kid should be giving out their Snapchat accounts to any adult who’s not a family member. Also I have to ask again why is it that Snapchat seems to be so prevalent among teachers/coaches who feel the need to sexually prey on their students? I mean outside of the fact that it attempts to circumvent parental notice.

California caveman Kik kreeper caught with kiddie porn

Christopher Coates

Christopher Coates

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Registered sex offender and possible missing link Christopher Coates, 41, of Carpinteria, California, recently pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court to allegedly making and receiving child porn on mobile messaging app Kik. Coates is no stranger to the world of child porn as he was previously convicted of child porn twice and for sexually assaulting a disabled female at a home for the disabled where he worked. Obviously those ‘harsh’ jail sentences and ‘rehabilitation’ didn’t have an effect on this one not to mention his time on the registry. Then again he is just a caveman pedophile and our world frightens and confuses him. Sometimes when he gets a message on Kik he wonders if little demons got inside his phone and typed it.

Apparently it’s so easy to find child porn on a Kik that even cavemen, sex offenders and pedophiles can use it.

WI suspect was 15-year-old’s Snapchat pimp

Jacob Medina

Jacob Medina

It’s no secret to those in the know that Snapchat is popular among the adult entertainment crowd. For the right price you can have access to the private Snapchat accounts of any number of cam girls, adult actresses and nude models. So it should come as no surprise when the more unscrupulous among us to exploit the most vulnerable among us.

Take 31-year-old Jacob Medina of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, for example. He’s accused of not only allegedly running the Snapchat account of a 15-year-old girl who was posting explicit pictures of herself but, he’s also accused of ‘having sex’ with her. By now you should know that when I put the sarcasm quotes around having sex you know I actually mean child rape. Since the victim was too young to open her own PayPal account Medina is said to have opened it for her in order to collect payments. No word on how much of a cut Medina kept for himself.

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The victim was said to have used an iPhone that had no calling plan attached to it but could still access the internet through wi-fi. It’s not specified in this article but in a lot of cases online predators and pimps will provide their victims with devices in order to stay in contact with them while circumventing parents. Most, if not all, of these devices only require a wi-fi signal in order to access the internet and can be used at any public wi-fi access point such as coffee shops and the like.

The point being that predators and pimps have an enormous bag of tricks at their disposal in order to try to exploit your kids. Even knowing just a few of them goes a long way in helping to protect your children.

Break-in suspect asked teen victim for $10 or sex over Kik

Jerry Lee Thomas

Jerry Lee Thomas

18-year-old Jerry Lee Thomas of Winter Haven, Florida, is a suspect in an alleged home break-in. Being an obvious criminal mastermind Thomas allegedly contacted a 15-year-old girl who lived in the house he’s accused of robbing. Police say that Thomas messaged the girl through Kik and offered the girl information on the burglary in exchange for $10 or sex. How can a woman of any age turn down such a flattering offer? That was sarcasm by the way.

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Anyway, the girl turned Thomas down and her mother contacted police who posed as the girl on her Kik account. All they had to do was wait for Thomas to show up in order to arrest him. Thomas’ ‘not me’ defense is something straight out of ‘To Catch a Predator’. He reportedly claimed that he didn’t even have the Kik app on his phone but a friend must have used his phone to message the girl. So why was Thomas the one to show up at the girl’s house? He supposedly claimed he was there to ‘help’ her. We also would have accepted that they were just going to ‘hang out’.

So not only is Kik lousy with sex offenders and pedophiles, but it seems they have their share of idiot burglars too.

Suspect arrested in Backpage killing of SC man

Michael Saheem Spears

Michael Saheem Spears

Backpage murders don’t seem to get the same media attention as ‘craigslist killings’. Maybe it’s because of the lack of alliteration. Backpage bloodshed doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it. I’m only half-kidding too. However, I will give each of these stories the attention they deserve to show that Backpage, while not only the online haven of prostitution and human trafficking, is also just as dangerous as craigslist if not more so.

22-year-old Michael Saheem Spears of Aiken, South Carolina, has been charged in the murder of 62-year-old Jesse Sanders of Whitmire, S.C. Sanders is said to have responded to an ad for an escort that is said to have featured Spears, however Spears was said to be only interested in robbery. Sanders was shot multiple times and his body was dumped on the side of a highway.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at 803-321-2211, www.newberrycountysheriff.com, or Crime Stoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIMESC.

No one really uses Backpage for sofas or used cars, it is mainly used for criminal activity and Backpage is making millions of dollars from it. Sadly, Mr. Sanders was only worth a few bucks as far as Backpage is concerned.

Sandy Hook documents to remain secret

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A Connecticut judge has ruled that documents seized in the Sandy Hook investigation that belonged to Adam Lanza will remain secret. The judge cited that if Lanza had survived and was tried for his crimes, the court would have ordered the private property returned to its rightful owner.

While it wasn’t mentioned in any article I saw, it could be safe to assume that another reason the documents were ordered to remain private were to prevent copycat shootings. Personally, I’m of the opinion that releasing these documents won’t cause copycats to increase. Conversely, with the release of such documents I believe it can go a long way in helping to identify future threats.

This recent ruling reminds me too much of the Columbine depositions that were ordered sealed for 20 years, along with the infamous Basement Tapes that were destroyed without any public notice.

Knowledge is power and the more knowledge we have into understanding the warped minds of these mass murderers the better chance we would have of preventing future tragedies like these.

Kenny Bartley back in jail for probation violations

Kenny Bartley

Kenny Bartley

Kenny Bartley is back in jail after being arrested for multiple probation violations. Bartley pleaded guilty this past week and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years with 7 months served.

As far as I know the investigation into the death of his counselor’s son is still open in Virginia. Bartley was allegedly present at the time of the young boy’s death. Although no charges have been filed as of yet the boy’s death is being treated as an abuse case.