Mugshot Special: The Cannibal and The Drunken Armory

Mugshot Special: The Cannibal and The Drunken Armory

Alexander Nathan Barter

While you may find his appearance comical, the crimes he’s accused of are definitely not. 21-year-old Alexander Nathan Barter of Texas is accused of allegedly going on the dark web in order to find someone who would sell him a little girl in order to kill and cannibalize her. It’s said that Barter also had an interest in necrophilia but it’s unclear if that’s what he wanted to do with his quarry as well. Thankfully, the person he was talking to on the dark web was an undercover agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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David Goldammer

After seeing the mugshot of David Goldammer of Florida, his alleged crime shouldn’t be that surprising. After police allegedly found Goldammer passed out behind the wheel of his truck, Goldammer is said to have almost stumbled out of the truck. What was found in the truck was more interesting as police were said to have found, well, this…

At least one report states that police found two loaded handguns, another handgun in his waistband, two more loaded handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, a pocketknife with a swastika on it, a bullet-resistant vest and a large amount of ammunition. But you know, I guess he just needed all those guns to protect all the empty containers in his truck. It’s not like Florida has a large Jewish population or anything.

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If you come across any recent weird and unusual mugshots, please feel free to send them my way.

San Antonio Snapchat sleaze snuck out with 11-year-old girl

San Antonio Snapchat sleaze snuck out with 11-year-old girl

Caleb Rosario

20-year-old Caleb Rosario of San Antonio, Texas, is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl he met through Snapchat. Rosario was said to have snuck the girl out of her house before taking her to an apartment. Then it gets weird…um weirder.

While at the apartment, the victim said Rosario showed her a loaded gun, only to later point it to his head, saying he wanted to kill himself. She told the SAPD detective that Rosario asked her if she wanted to kill herself too, to which she said, ‘No,’ according to the affidavit.

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During the assault, the girl’s phone kept ringing which freaked out Rosario. He then is said to have dropped the girl off at a McDonald’s. Police found the girl’s underwear at Rosario’s apartment.

No 11-year-old girl should be on Snapchat. Even by Snapchat’s own terms of service, a user is supposed to be at least 13-years-old, but they’re not actually going to check so you can’t rely on Snapchat to monitor your kids. Learn your kids’ technology and how to limit their access to dangerous apps. And always make sure that their bedrooms are device-free after bedtime.

“Bleed this block for street money.”: Man convicted in Dallas OfferUp killing

"Bleed this block for street money": Man convicted in Dallas OfferUp killing

Lonzell Hunter

Back in 2016, 42-year old Martha Teran was shot and killed in the parking lot of Medieval Times in Dallas, Texas. Back in April, 24-year-old Lonzell Hunter was convicted and sentenced to life for her murder. Hunter used a fake OfferUp profile in order to set up the robbery. When someone in the car Lonzell was sitting in snatched the phone, a struggle ensued and Lonzell shot Martha Teran. Lonzell had also messaged friends telling them to be ready to “bleed this block” for “street money.” He has also been charged with a charge of capital murder for the murder of another victim at a convenience store.

No matter how glitzy and slick a classifieds app appears to be, none of them are 100% safe and just meeting in a public place isn’t a guarantee of safety anymore. If you still insist on using classifieds apps or websites, meet the other person nowhere except a police station. If they don’t want to meet you there, then the odds are they’re up to no good.

18-year-old killed in 5miles murder near Dallas

UPDATE 2/18/2018: Early last week two suspects were arrested and charged with Gerard Cage’s murder. They are 28-year-old Timothy Gordon Johnson and 29-year-old Nichelle Angeleane Scott-Dennis, both of Lancaster.

19-year-old killed in 5miles murder near Dallas

Over the weekend, 18-year-old Gerard Cage was shot and killed in Lancaster, Texas, after trying to buy a cell phone through the marketplace app 5miles. Gerard was said to have been shot by a man in a white Dodge pickup. At last report Gerard’s killer was still at large. The meeting place was said to be very public, but as we’ve seen in the past few years, that doesn’t stop people from robbing or killing their victims through apps like this.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding Gerard’s killer.

The investigation is ongoing and Lancaster police are asking anyone with information to call Lancaster police at 972-218-2711.

Tragically, this isn’t the first murder committed through 5miles in the Dallas area. Back in late 2016, 33-year-old April Vancleave of Arlington, Texas, was shot and killed after trying to sell jewelry through 5miles. She was followed home by two men who intended on robbing her.

The difference between these murders and murders that have taken place through other apps is that 5miles has not only offered their condolences but publicly stated that they’d be helping local police.

“5miles” app told WFAA on Sunday night they are working to assist Lancaster PD in solving Cage’s killing.

“We’re saddened to hear about this young man and have been cooperating with the Lancaster P.D., providing the detective assigned to this case with requested information and support,” the company said in a statement.

When has craigslist ever reached out to the public positively when one of the 100+ victims have been killed through their platform?

5miles also offers a safety feature that many similar apps do not. The app has an option that recommends a safe meeting place which includes police stations. The only other platform I know of that offers a similar service is, friend of the site, Geebo.com who provides a link to SafeTrade Stations in every ad.

My prayers and condolences go out to Gerard’s friends and family. Hopefully his killer will be brought to justice swiftly.

2 dead after OfferUp shootout in Texas

2 dead after OfferUp shootout in Texas

I’ve never liked the stories in the media when someone finds their stolen stuff on craigslist and then takes it back from the thief. Usually, the police aren’t involved and untrained people are dealing with potentially dangerous criminals. Sadly, that is what happened in Garland, Texas, a couple of weeks ago.

26-year-old Michael Ryan Love was said to have found his stolen camera equipment on OfferUp. When he approached the seller he took a number of people with him. The seller returned the camera to him but an argument ensued and a shootout followed leaving Love and another man dead.

Both craigslist and OfferUp are notorious for thieves trying to sell stolen goods on their platforms. If something of yours is stolen in any kind of burglary it’s a great idea to look on these platforms for your items. However, under no circumstances should you approach these thieves on your own. Always notify your local law enforcement. They may not work at the speed you wish they would. They may not even be able to get your stuff back, but no gadget or bicycle or any other material good is worth putting your life in mortal danger.

Texas man found dead after leaving to sell car on craigslist

Texas man found dead after leaving to sell car on craigslist

Terrell Funches

UPDATE 2/11/2018: 20-year-old Terrell Funches and an unnamed 15-year-old girl have been charged in the murder Atlaf Malik. Authorities were able to trace the suspects back through the LetGo app. So is this now a LetGo murder?

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Houston man found dead after leaving to sell car on craigslist

The body of 43-year-old Altaf Malik, of Richmond, Texas, was found in a dumpster in Houston. Mr. Malik had been missing for days after leaving to sell his car on craigslist. Authorities say that he had sustained repeated stab wounds. A GoFundMe has been set up to help assist with his family. Mr. Malik left behind four children. So far, no suspect has been apprehended.

Anyone with information should call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS, HPD homicide division at 713-308-3600 or Fort Bend County at 281-342-TIPS.

According to the Craigslist Killings – Craigslist Safety Blog, this would be the 122nd murder contributed to craigslist.

Craigslist is no longer the friendly neighborhood classifieds is was back in the late 90s. Now that it’s a website with a global reach, it’s been a haven for killers and other violent criminals.

Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

Cloned iPhone X costs Chandler couple big:
Arizona. OfferUp. Knock off iPhones being sold online are actually Android phones. You can read more about it here as well.

Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry:
San Antonio, Texas. OfferUp. They’ll live.

Rural Brandon man arrested for apartment rental scam:
Iowa. 43-year-old Gregory Todd Selken is charged with allegedly renting an apartment he didn’t own on craigslist.

Man accused of sex trafficking girls out of a motel:
21-year-old Elijah Teel of San Antonio allegedly prostituted an underage girl on Backpage.

Man shot during Garfield Heights robbery arranged through OfferUp, police say:
Ohio. OfferUp. Victim shot in the hand.

Newark man falls victim to $3,400 Craigslist scam:
Delaware. Scammers used fake account on app to electronically transfer money to the victim. Probably Venmo if I had to guess.

Craigslist renters rent the same home:
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michael Alan Hite accused of allegedly renting out a home he didn’t own to several people.

Police: Teens rob man during online marketplace exchange:
Flint, Michigan. Man robbed of Apple Watch during LetGo exchange.

Two teens accused of beating man with crowbar during robbery:
Columbus, Ohio. OfferUp.

Classifieds crime blotter 12/5/2017

Classifieds crime blotter 12/5/2017

Apartment Manager Finds Stolen Fridge For Sale On Craigslist:
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Craigslist)

Home rental scam steals mom’s Christmas money:
(Cincinnati, Ohio, Craigslist)

Lehigh Valley police discover nationwide sex trafficking ring including cities like Chicago, San Diego and more:
(Pennsylvania, Backpage)

El Paso men charged after stolen cellphone shows up on selling/purchasing app:
(Texas, Craigslist and OfferUp)

Couple warns rental scam has resurfaced in Central Maine with new twist:
(Craigslist)

Rental scam ruins vacation in Naples:
(Florida, Craigslist)

Officials warn public of online rental scams:
(Moorpark, California, Craigslist)

Huntsville police warn about ‘movie money’ counterfeit bills:
(Alabama, Craigslist)

Police: Stranger harasses woman with threatening texts, negative Craigslist ad:
(St. Louis, Missouri, Craigslist)

Backpage pimp was running ring from prison

Backpage pimp was running ring from prison

Martin Eddie Herrera

28-year-old Martin Eddie Herrera has been in a Texas prison since 2007 on multiple aggravated robbery charges. Apparently, this hasn’t stopped him from running a criminal enterprise that deals in the trading of people.

Using multiple cell phones that were smuggled into prison, Herrera was allegedly able to run a Backpage prostitution ring in San Antonio from his cell. His victims include at least one 17-year-old girl who was advertised on Backpage. Herrera was also said to tell his lackeys in a written letter…

…“the biz must go on, the hustle must go on,” and “keep the others motivated to stack paper”.

I thought prison mail was constantly checked for this exact reason, or is this another luxury prisoners have now? Also, how are so many convicts hiding cell phones from the prison itself?

I’m surprised Backpage isn’t taking up his legal defense stating that his First Amendment rights are being violated.

Backpage extortion leads to two murders in Texas

Backpage extortion leads to two murders

Christopher Wall

33-year-old Christopher Wall, of Weatherford, Texas, is accused of shooting and killing Ashley Phorence, 23, and Krista McClellan, 21, in Willow Park, Texas. Wall allegedly found McClellan and another woman on Backpage and contacted them for a massage at his workplace. McClellan allegedly told Wall that the pair of women had recorded him soliciting them for sex and were extorting him for $8,000. Phorence, McClellan, and the other woman met Wall at a bank in Willow Park to get more money from him. Instead, Wall reportedly shot and killed the two women while the third waited, and eventually escaped, in the car.

If reports are to be believed, then no one is innocent in this story. However, extortion is not an excuse for murder. First off, try not to find yourself in situations to be blackmailed, like ordering women off of Backpage. That’s the wrong thing to do for a multitude of reasons I’ve discussed before. If someone does threaten extortion against you in a situation like this, go to police. Yes, you may be cited for soliciting prostitution and have to deal with the repercussions from that, but you won’t be spending a possible life sentence in jail for first-degree murder.

(Sources)
Weatherford Democrat
WFAA
Star-Telegram