Kenny Bartley captured in Virginia

Kenny Bartley
Kenny Bartley

After being named as a suspect in an armed robbery in Anderson County, Tennessee, Kenny Bartley was apprehended in Vienna, Virginia, last night.

According to Google Maps Vienna is about 8 hours away from Anderson County. The robbery took place around 8am local time in Tennessee while Bartley was apprehended around 10pm Eastern time. In my opinion that’s plenty of time for Bartley to get out of Dodge and back to Virginia. Vienna was where Bartley was living with his psychologist’s family.

I bring this up because Bartley’s lawyer says that he is 200 percent sure his client did not commit the crime.

Bartley’s lawyer issued this statement

“Our first investigation has revealed the Kenneth Bartley was not in the state of Tennessee at the time the Anderson County press release indicates the crime was committed. I would encourage law enforcement and the general public not to jump to conclusions regarding Kenneth Bartley’s whereabouts. I’m continuing to encourage Kenneth Bartley to return to Campbell County as a result of his pending misdemeanor violation of probation charges. “

We shall see.

UPDATE: Charges dropped.

Kenny Bartley wanted for armed robbery

Kenny Bartley
Kenny Bartley

I’ve been following the story of Kenny Bartley since 2005 when he brought a gun to Campbell County High School in Tennessee. shot three school employees and killed one. He originally entered into a plea deal that saw him sentenced for 45 years but that plea was thrown out and he was released in 2014.

Since his release he’s had various run ins with the law mostly for domestic abuse against his parents. As part of his probation he was going to live with his psychologist’s family in Virginia. The psychologist’s son died from what is being claimed as a fall down the stairs but he was allegedly alone with Bartley at the time. Bartley has not been charged with a crime in that case as the investigation is still ongoing. Bartley then fled Virginia as there was a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest in Tennessee.

Now it seems that Bartley may be going back to prison for quite some time as he’s named as a suspect in an armed robbery, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Investigators believe that Bartley was armed with a gun when allegedly robbed a gas station in Anderson County, Tennessee, earlier this morning.

Bartley has been described as…

W/M Age: 23
6’01” 170 Lbs
Brown Hair
Hazel Eyes
Numerous Tattoos On Hands & Arms

Anyone having information on Bartley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department at 865-457-2414 or call their local law enforcement agency immediately.

I hope he is captured soon without injury or loss of life to anyone. In my opinion Bartley is very dangerous and I could easily see his capture going sideways. I pray to God that he is brought in without incident.

UPDATE: Charges dropped.

Two men charged in Tampa Backpage rapes

Taylor and Coleman
Taylor and Coleman

One of the arguments I keep hearing in defense of Backpage and their ads for prostitution is that the girls are safer online than they are on the streets. But are they really?

Police in Tampa, Florida, have arrested 19-year-old Ikeem Alonzo Taylor and 20-year-old Corey Terrell Coleman for the alleged rape and robbery of two women who were advertising on Backpage as escorts. Taylor is said to have raped and robbed the women and gunpoint while Coleman acted as his driver.

It sounds like these women may have been ‘independent contractors’ but God forbid if either of them had pimps. Do you think that the pimps would care if they lost money because they were raped? If anything they’d probably face additional violence from the pimp and this is the cycle of violence that Backpage perpetuates by keeping the adult section open. It’s not free speech that Backpage is really worried about, it’s their blood money.

Craigslist gunman who shot a man in the face sentenced

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Gunman in Craigslist case to do 14 years:

A year and a half ago I posted about a craigslist robbery in Trotwood, Ohio. In that robbery the victim was literally shot in the face, through his jaw if memory serves me correctly. Thankfully the victim survived.

At that time there wasn’t a lot of details that was until now. Last week the gunman, Keron Simpson, was sentenced to 14 years for the robbery and the shooting. That’s in addition to his 33 to life sentence for another robbery and a fatal shooting.

The victim got the opportunity to address Simpson at the sentencing and took full advantage of it…

That victim, Chris Voudris, was in the Montgomery County Common Pleas courtroom during the sentencing hearing on Wednesday and asked Simpson to “look me in the eye.” He told Simpson that “soon you will be nothing to society but a number” the rest of his life, an allusion to his future as a prison inmate.

In case you needed another reason not to do business on craigslist this should be it.