SUSPECT: Dejywan Floyd
CHARGES: First-degree murder
DATE OF ARREST: April 1
THE DETAILS: Last week, 47-year-old Julie Eberly and her husband were on their way to Hilton Head to celebrate their anniversary. Unfortunately, their celebration quickly turned into a fatal and scary ordeal. The duo was driving on Interstate 95, and the husband was the one in control of the car. Suddenly, the husband reportedly cut off another motorist by accident. The husband later reported that he didn’t see the other motorist until the other car was in the shoulder. The husband admits that he made a mistake that forced the other driver off the road. He attempted to correct his error by giving the other driver space to get back onto the highway, but that’s when the night took a turn for the worst. The other vehicle, which was being driven by Dejywan Floyd, pulled up next to them and rolled down his window. Suddenly, Floyd fired several shots out of his open window and towards the other vehicle. Julie was struck by one of those bullets, so her husband rushed to a nearby hospital. Sadly, Julie succumbed to her wounds a short time later. Authorities were quickly able to identify, locate, and track down the suspect. Now, he’s being charged with first-degree murder.
SUSPECT: Bianca Lewis
CHARGES: Illegal possession of a weapon, assault
DATE OF ARREST: March 28
THE DETAILS: Back on March 13th at around 6 P.M., authorities were called when a 14-year-old child was reportedly stabbed in a Brooklyn Subway station. Authorities say that the ordeal started when the teenager and the suspect (a 21-year-old adult) got into an argument outside of a deli. The teenager reportedly attempted to diffuse the situation by walking away, but the adult pursued her onto the train station. That’s when the two got into a physical altercation in front of the turnstiles. The teenager was armed with a taser, and she attempted to use it on her attacker. The adult, however, was armed with a knife. She reportedly stabbed the teenager before running away. Initially, police had trouble identifying the suspect from the surveillance footage. They posted pictures and asked for the public’s help, but that didn’t reveal any significant leads. They caught a lucky break, though, when the suspect returned to the scene of the crime over the weekend. One of the transit workers recognized her, and they called the police. On Sunday, she was arrested and charged with attacking the minor.
SUSPECT: Aliex Santiesteban
CHARGES: Sexual battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, attempted felony murder
DATE OF ARREST: March 30
THE DETAILS: On Saturday, a 13-year-old youngster was walking in Miami when a stranger in a black four-door sedan suddenly pulled up alongside him. The suspect, later identified as Aliex Santiesteban, brandished a weapon and told the child to get in. When the child didn’t comply, Aliex reportedly got out of the vehicle, grabbed the boy, and then forced the child into the car. The boy allegedly attempted to escape, but the suspect activated child locks to prevent an escape. The suspect drove out to a remote area and sexually assaulted the child before shooting him with a weapon. The bullet struck the child’s face. The suspect then threw the child out of the car and drove away. A good samaritan noticed the child getting thrown from the vehicle and promptly helped the youngster escape to safety and call 911. Before authorities could arrive, the youngster collapsed and went unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital and critical condition, but he did survive the ordeal.
SUSPECT: Jen Shah
CHARGES: Conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering
DATE OF ARREST: March 30
THE DETAILS: Jen Shah made a name for herself by starring in the reality TV show Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Despite her short-lived fame, Shah is making headlines again, but this time, it’s for breaking the law. On the reality show, Shah portrayed herself as wealthy and successful, but her area of business is apparently illegal. Shah is accused of working with her assistant, Stuart Smith, to generate and sell lists of contact information for innocent individuals. Then, scammers would use those lists to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims. Shah and Smith were reportedly at the head of a nationwide telemarketing scheme, and that’s how she earned her wealth. Authorities suspect that the duo has defrauded “hundreds” of victims, and they both profited when the scams were successful. Now, both individuals have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.
SUSPECT: Brandon Elliot
CHARGES: Committing a hate crime, attempted assault, assault
DATE OF ARREST: March 31
THE DETAILS: On Monday, outrage spread across the country as viral video footage showed a male suspect attacking a 65-year-old Asian American woman. The video shows the male kicking the older woman in the stomach until she falls to the ground. Instead of stopping there, he viciously started stomping on the woman’s head. To add insult to injury, the man continued to spout anti-Asian and racist sentiments at the woman as he hurt her. Americans around the country were devastated by the attack, but they were even more disturbed by the actions of people around the scene. At least three witnesses saw what was happening to the woman, but they simply stood around and failed to act. One of those individuals even closed the door on the woman as she lay on the ground and her attacker fled. The witnesses were later revealed to be employees at a nearby hotel, and they were all suspended following the incident. The man, who police apprehended on Wednesday, has a history of violence. At the time of the attack, he was already on lifetime parole for killing his mother in 2002. On top of assault charges, the man will be facing hate crime charges, too.