The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Recently, a story came out about a 14-year-old California girl who was able to use Snapchat to notify her friends she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three men. While her story was horrific, it showed that social media can be used for good. However, there will always be that dark side to social …

Continue reading

Back in the MySpace days, a site called MyYearbook was created as a high school age alternative to MySpace. Since then, mostly through corporate acquisition, it’s become more of an adult hook up site called MeetMe. As with most hook up and dating platforms, MeetMe has its share of creeps as a mother from the …

Continue reading

Again, I have to apologize for being late in bringing you this story. The recent spate of school shootings has been keeping me busy, however, this story is no less important. Back in the Spring of last year,  21-year-olds Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland were shot and killed during a craigslist transaction gone wrong. Smith …

Continue reading

I normally don’t do missing person stories. I usually leave them for the armchair sleuths of the internet. I am no sleuth, but if I can help get the word out even a little bit, then I do what I can. Back in October, someone entered the home of 13-year-old Jayme Closs in Barron, Wisconsin. …

Continue reading

Just because craigslist removed its personals section doesn’t mean it’s any safer. Last weekend, two men, 21-year-olds Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland, went missing in Moore, Oklahoma, after witnesses saw them being taken into a van. Moreland’s family claimed that he was meeting someone to sell something through craigslist. Sadly, the bodies of Moreland and …

Continue reading

21-year-old Joseph Meili, of Russellville, Missouri, has been charged in the alleged rape and kidnapping of an 11-year-old Republic girl he met through MeetMe. This is said to have taken place in July of this year after Meili picked the girl up from her home and took her back to an apartment in Springfield. The …

Continue reading

In case you ever wondered if monsters exist in our world, read the story about 22-year-old Mekielle Pullins of Indiana. Back in July, she triggered an Amber Alert when she allegedly abducted her own kids, ages 2, 3, and 7. Luckily, they were found to be unharmed and have been placed with the Indiana Department …

Continue reading

25-year-old Dominic Pearson was charged in federal court with attempting to entice a minor for sex, but the charges hardly explain what it is alleged to have happened. Pearson is accused of allegedly grooming a 13-year-old girl over mobile messaging app Kik before arranging to have the Missouri girl run away. After picking up the …

Continue reading

21-year-old Shaquan E. Smith is accused of allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl who he met from Facebook. Smith is said to have tried signing the girl out of the Black Jack, Missouri, school by posing as her uncle before just running away from the school with the girl. The girl was gone for three days …

Continue reading

50-year-old Robert Blaine Harris was recently indicted for allegedly kidnapping and raping two teen girls that he met on dating and social app Skout. Harris is accused of luring two 13-year-old girls from Abilene, Texas, to his home in Fort Worth where he allegedly repeatedly raped them. Here is what one of the victims actually …

Continue reading