New Jersey woman arrested for animal cruelty after puppy found in submerged cage

Tonya-FeaNorth Jersey woman arrested for animal cruelty

 

Police have arrested a North Jersey woman in connection with the death of a puppy.

Tonya Fea, 47, has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty after a golden retriever puppy was found in a submerged cage in a pond in West Milford last Tuesday.

Authorities said an investigation led them to Fea.

The puppy’s cause of death has not been released.

Officials said the sentencing on each count of animal cruelty carries a maximum of 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Fea is scheduled to appear on the charges May 22.

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No jail time for Bay Area woman accused of trying to drown baby in McDonald’s toilet

920x920Photo: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office / / San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

 

A Redwood City woman accused of trying to drown a baby she had given birth to in a McDonald’s restroom will not serve time in prison, court documents show.

On Friday, Sarah Jane Lockner, 27, was placed on four years supervised probation and one year in county jail with credit for time served. She was also ordered to complete parenting classes.

Lockner took a plea deal in January after prosecutors initially charged her with attempted murder. She instead pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment.

Lockner was employed as a cashier at a McDonald’s in Redwood City and working her shift when, on Sept. 4, 2017, she went to the bathroom multiple times and complained of stomach pains, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

When coworkers noticed Lockner trailing blood, she said it was because of a heavy period.

A coworker later went to check on Lockner in the bathroom and looked over the stall, where she allegedly saw a newborn baby facedown in the toilet bowl and Lockner’s hand on the child’s back, prosecutors said.

The coworker called police who arrived to find a baby boy that had no pulse and was not breathing, the county district attorney’s office said. The child survived and is currently living with his father’s aunt and has met his milestones, the Mercury News reported.

Prosecutors said Lockner gave birth to another child at home five years earlier. Lockner reportedly said she did not know she was pregnant before either of her two births.

 

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White gang members forcibly tattoo a racial slur on a member and spell it wrong, cops say

Lucian “Luke” Evans, Mary Elizabeth Durham and Brandon HayleyMARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

CORRECTION: The previous headline and first paragraph of this story misstated the race of the victim. Michael Hart is a white man.

White members of a gang forcibly covered a fellow gang member’s gang tattoo with a phrase including a racial slur, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The evidence on Michael Hart’s neck said, “F— you, Niger.”

According to what police say Lucian Evans told them, he, Brandon Hayley, Brett Singleton and Mary Elizabeth Durham were trying to discipline Hart, not insult an African nation. Hart had violated gang rules, Evans said.

Even if between gang members, this kind of activity violates rules in every jurisdiction in the United States.

Michael Hart as he went to prison in March for methamphetamine possession. Inside the tattooed rectangle on his neck is the racial slur cover up of the gang patch.

Durham, 35, was arrested for aggravated battery and armed robbery, her eighth arrest since 2009. The seventh arrest since 2010 for Hayley, 28, was on two counts of battery, one count each of aggravated battery and armed robbery.

Evans, 40, was booked for aggravated battery, armed robbery, two counts of second-degree larceny, fraud with a false receipt and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Evans did three months for grand theft with a firearm and two years and two months for cocaine possession and robbery.

Singleton, 45, has yet to be charged in this incident, which occurred in Salt Springs Jan. 28.

Hart told police the charged trio and Singleton showed up at his home that night, shut the door and demanded he go with them to cover his gang tattoo or patch, “CWB.” He recalled Evans putting his hand on a sheathed, fixed blade knife. Evans later told police that Singleton had the knife.

“Why can’t you cover my patch right where I’m sitting?” Hart said he asked.

He said Hayley and Evans held him down while Singleton began covering the tattoo. But Hart still struggled and fought so, he said, Hayley knocked him out with a foreign object.

Hart recalls fading back in briefly to Durham doing the tatting and saying, “I’ve never done this before” and someone replying, “It’s okay. It doesn’t matter.”

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Hart told police he passed out again from the pain. When he woke up, his phone was gone as well as any sense of comfort.

“…when he woke up, his pants were twisted and his ‘butt’ hurt,” the arrest report said. “(Hart) stated he was wearing blue jeans and felt something wet in his pants. (Hart) stated when he looked at his pants, he saw what he believed to be blood. Michael stated he felt like he’d been sodomized, but could not provide any more details.”

The arrest report said the old tattoo was visible under the new one.

 

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