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Woman accused of trying to light boyfriend on fire after he failed to celebrate her new job

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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Authorities arrested an Arizona woman last week on suspicion of trying to set her live-in boyfriend on fire after he failed to celebrate news that she got a job at a Subway restaurant, according to multiple reports.
Police on Dec. 11 arrested Kathy Elizabeth Jones, 45, at the couple’s home in Avondale to face charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage, according to KPNX and KSAZ-TV.
In court records obtained by KSAZ-TV, police said Jones sprayed lighter fluid on her boyfriend and threw lit matches at him while she was angry because he wouldn’t celebrate with her. She told police that before the incident, she had two Smirnoff Ice drinks and two “strong” mixed drinks that contained rum, KPNX reported.
Jones’ boyfriend, Jason Davis, told KPHO he wasn’t burned during the incident. He locked Jones out of their home as he waited for police to arrive, according to KPNX. While she was outside, Jones damaged the front door frame by slamming it hard, KSAZ-TV reported.
In a police report obtained by KPHO, authorities said Jones told officers she remembered becoming upset with Davis but that she “does not remember anything else about the evening and does not know how she ended up locked out of the residence.”
Jones’ son, identified only as Cody, told KPHO the incident was out of-character for his mother.
“My mom has never, ever done anything like this,” Cody said, according to KPHO. “This is the first thing I’ve ever heard of my mom doing something extreme like this. My mom’s never been an aggressive person.”
The news station reported Jones and Davis have been dating for the past six years. Court records obtained by KSAZ-TV showed Jones has lived in the home where she was arrested for a month.
A judge set Jones’ bail at $15,000, according to KPNX. She’s expected to appear Thursday in court for a status conference, KPHO reported.

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Former UM, Dolphins player Mark Walton arrested

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Former University of Miami and Dolphins running back Mark Walton has been arrested.

Opa-Locka Police responded to a domestic dispute call at 3261 NW 132nd Terrace, at around 3:30 a.m., Thurday.

According to police, Walton got into a verbal dispute with the mother of his child.

There was no physical contact between Walton and the woman, according to police, but he violated a restraining order she filed against him in Broward County.

Police arrested Walton and transported him to TGK.

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Rapper ‘Young Buck’ arrested in Tennessee, police say

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Rapper David Darnell “Young Buck” Brown was arrested in a Tennessee county Dec. 20 on a fugitive warrant in Georgia, police said.

The rapper/actor is being held in the Cheatham County Jail without bond, WTVF reported. His court date is set for May, the television station reported.

Brown, 38, a Nashville native, was arrested after an officer pulled over the driver of a black Ford F-150 who appeared to be talking on his cellphone, WZTV reported. According to an arrest report, the officer said he smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle. Brown then handed the officer a rolled joint and said it was his, according to the arrest report.

A computer check revealed Brown had an extradition warrant out of Newton County, Georgia, for child abandonment, WZTV reported.

Brown was previously arrested in 2016, accused of kicking in the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s Nashville apartment and threatening to burn it down, WKRN reported. Brown was later sentenced to seven months in prison, the television station reported.

In 2017, Brown was indicted on domestic assault and vandalism charges, WTVF reported.

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to 2 years in prison for racketeering, firearms and drug offenses

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Tekashi 6ix9ine, the flamboyant Brooklyn rapper who pleaded guilty to racketeering and testified against several former gang associates, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Wednesday.

His attorney Lance Lazzaro had asked the court to sentence him to time served, saying that he has a limited criminal history and that he provided “extraordinary assistance and cooperation with the government,” according to a court filing. He gave the government an “insider’s view” of the Nine Trey gang, Lazzaro wrote, and even testified in court against two fellow gang members.

Prosecutors formally requested in a sentencing memo that 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, receive a reduced sentence because of his testimony and information.

Still, they argued he and other gang members “wreaked havoc” in public places around New York City, including a March 2018 shooting in Times Square, an April 2018 shooting at the Barclay’s Center, and a June 2018 shooting at the W Hotel in Times Square.

Two victims of an April 2018 armed robbery filed victim impact statements to the court saying that the attack, orchestrated by 6ix9ine, had caused severe stress and left them in constant fear for their lives.

“Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?” one victim, an unnamed 33-year-old man, wrote in court filings.

The sentencing is a concluding chapter in the startling rise and dramatic fall of 6ix9ine. The 23-year-old burst onto the rap scene with “GUMMO” in October 2017, and particularly its music video. With 360 million views on YouTube, the video shows the rainbow-haired, face-tattooed rapper surrounded by guns, drugs, stacks of cash and a group of people wearing red, the color associated with the Bloods gang.

But Hernandez was not actually a gang member when that video was made. He has said he used the Nine Trey gang to boost his street cred, and in exchange, he helped fund the gang’s operations, according to the government sentencing memo.

After the success of “GUMMO,” which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, he continued making music and collaborated with Nicki Minaj on their 2018 song “FEFE.”

6ix9ine apologized for ‘misrepresenting myself’

But his career came to a screeching halt last November when he was charged alongside other alleged members of the gang known as Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods with serious federal charges including racketeering. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman said the gang “wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence.”

6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine charges in February, including racketeering, and informed on his associates, according to court documents. He testified as a witness during the trials of Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, who were both convicted of felonies, Lazzaro wrote.

In a letter to the judge filed last week, 6ix9ine apologized for his crimes, for joining the gang and for “misrepresenting myself” to his fans.

“I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans,” Hernandez wrote.

“I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to.”

Lazzaro portrayed Hernandez as a young man who joined the Nine Trey gang to promote his rap career and support his family.

“Mr. Hernandez is a rap artist who foolishly joined the Nine Trey Gansta Bloods (hereinafter “Nine Trey”) in an attempt to promote a gangster persona which would help him sell his music and advance his career,” Lazzaro wrote in the filing.

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