Repeat Offender Brent Silk Sentenced to 15 Years for Violent Assault in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D.— A South Dakota man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. This latest conviction marks Brent Silk’s sixth felony on his record. The 34-year-old could have faced a life sentence due to his extensive history of violent offenses, but Judge Josh Hendrickson of the Seventh Circuit Court opted for a lesser sentence, citing that the victim did not sustain permanent injuries. …

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DNA Evidence Links Deceased U.S. Sex Offender to Cold Cases in Canada: 4 Victims Identified

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Police in Canada have made a significant breakthrough in a cold case investigation involving the killings of two women and two teens almost 50 years ago. Through the use of DNA evidence, authorities have connected a deceased convicted U.S. sex offender to the murders and are now exploring the possibility of his involvement in other unsolved homicides or sexual assaults in western Canada. Eva Dvorak, Patricia “Patsy” McQueen, Melissa Rehorek, and …

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NB Man Denied Parole as Dangerous Offender in NS Provincial Court for Violent Assaults

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – A New Brunswick man, James Joseph Martin, 57, with a history of violent offenses, particularly against women, has been denied parole by the Parole Board of Canada. The decision was made after Martin’s high risk of reoffending was highlighted in a recent assessment conducted by the board. Martin was designated a dangerous offender in Nova Scotia provincial court in 2014 and has been ordered to remain locked up indefinitely due to …

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Repeat Driving Offender Arrested Again Despite Multiple Lifetime Bans, Faces New Charges: Peel Police

Toronto, Canada – Peel Regional Police have recently arrested a 41-year-old Brampton man with a history of multiple driving offenses, despite being under several lifetime driving bans, for new charges related to vehicle-related incidents. According to authorities, the arrested individual has a long list of convictions dating back to 2017, with a total of 35 criminal charges and eight provincial offense act charges. These charges include dangerous operation and impaired operation of a vehicle, driving …

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Brantford Man Declared Long-Term Offender After 10 Assault Convictions

A Toronto court declared a Brantford man with 10 assault convictions against women as a long-term offender during his recent sentencing. Brendan Bananish, 37, brutally stabbed the mother of four of his children in a Toronto motel room in 2020, leaving her with severe injuries. After a 12-hour struggle, the woman managed to reach a hallway where she was found and taken to the hospital, where she spent 21 days recovering from 11 knife wounds, …

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Sault Ste. Marie Man Declared Long-Term Offender for Violent Attack on Mother of Four

Brantford, Ontario – A man originally from Sault Ste. Marie, now with ten assaults on women, has been declared a long-term offender during his recent sentencing in a Toronto court. Brendan Bananish, 37, stabbed the mother of four of his children multiple times in a Toronto motel room in 2020, leaving her to bleed out. It took the woman 12 hours to reach a hallway where she was discovered and taken to the hospital. She …

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Disturbing Incident Unfolds in Crestline, CA: Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Violent Assault

Crestline, California — An unsettling incident has shaken the tranquility of Crestline, California, as local law enforcement sprang into action following a disturbing case involving a registered sex offender. Anthony Richard Yodock, 38, was apprehended by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department after a night of domestic violence and sexual assault unfolded in the 23000 block of Straight Way. Deputies were summoned to the scene just before midnight on a Friday, where they were met with …

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Police Failure Leaves Family Frustrated After Mother’s Alleged Murder by Convicted Sex Offender

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England – The family of a woman found dead in her home is distraught after discovering that the man wanted for her alleged murder is a convicted sex offender. Kelly Faiers, 61, was found dead at the home of Richard Scatchard in Minehead on 15 October. Scatchard, who has previous convictions for drugging women and sexual abuse, disappeared after police returned to talk to him the following day. Avon and Somerset Police then launched …

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Offender in Lake County Punched Police Dog During Escape From Hospital Capture

Illinois, USA – A man who had been arrested for aggravated domestic battery escaped from a hospital and attacked a police dog before being recaptured, authorities said. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 31, 2023, when Jaime C. Romero, 51, fled the hospital after being arrested by a local police department. Romero was initially apprehended after reportedly strangling and battering his girlfriend. He also had an active arrest warrant from Kane County. During his transport …

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