Thursday, August 28, 2014
Michelle Lodzinski finally arrested for 1991 murder of her 5 year old son
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Lester And Petra Huffmire, Anaheim Couple, Allegedly Imprisoned Children In Mobile Home
Lester And Petra Huffmire, Anaheim Couple, Allegedly Imprisoned Children In Mobile Home
Lester Huffmire and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were arraigned on Friday after two female relatives, aged 5 and 10, were found in their garbage-strewn residence, said prosecutors, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Kitchen appliances in the home were said to be covered in mold and cobwebs, while garbage, mold and feces were found throughout the residence. A pile of used condoms was also found under a Teddy bear, the local outlet notes.
An officer found the two children with matted hair, rotted teeth and dirt crusted on their feet last month after a neighbor tipped off police.
The Huffmires' video game obsession consumed hours and hours everyday, allowing the home to deteriorate into filthy conditions,, CBS LA reported.
"Neither child has ever attended school," Deputy District Attorney Lori Smith said, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The Huffmires were charged with two counts of child abuse, two counts of false imprisonment and a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury.
Both Lester and Petra Huffmire are being held on $100,000 bail, according to NBC LA. If convicted, the couple could each face up to seven years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina arrested for abandoming 98 year old mother
Monday, August 11, 2014
Former SNL member Victoria Jackson loses local Tennessee election
Jackson received 632 votes, losing out to Judy Lynch Herbert, with 1,422 votes, and Betsy Hester, with 1,380 votes. There were also nine write-in votes. The County Commission has 12 districts with two commissioners in each district.
‘SNL’s Victoria Jackson falls to incumbents
Joan Bramhall, Former Christie Official of New Jersey, Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tea Party Leader Mark Mayfield charged in Thad Cochran scandal commits suicide
Mark Mayfield, a leader of the Mississippi Tea Party, was one of three men arrested on conspiracy charges after 28-year-old blogger Clayton Kelly allegedly photographed Cochran's bedridden wife, Rose, at a nursing home last May where she suffers from progressive dementia. The photos were allegedly used for an anti-Cochran political video that was later taken down.
Mark Mayfield has just committed suicide on June 27. He died from a single gunshot wound to the head by a large caliber revolver. Hard lessons when you follow the political path of crime and corruption.
Tea Party Leader Charged In Thad Cochran Photo Scandal Commits Suicide
Mississippi tea party leader Mark Mayfield dead of apparent suicide
FOX News anchor Gregg Jarrett arrested, fighting police
Saturday, May 31, 2014
FOX News anchor Gregg Jarrett arrested at airport, Painful New Details Emerge
Painful New Details Emerge About Fox News Anchor's Arrest
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 21) — A Fox News weekend anchor who was arrested after he allegedly became combative with police at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may have taken a drug that didn't mix well with alcohol, a police report released Thursday suggests.
Gregg Jarrett, 59, was arrested Wednesday after police were called to the Northern Lights Grill in the airport's main terminal on a report of a customer who was "acting very intoxicated," the report said.
Officers arrived to find Jarrett sitting at the bar — swaying back and forth and using the bar for support — and unwilling or unable to answer questions.
The bar employee told police Jarrett seemed very intoxicated after just one drink. Jarrett allegedly told another customer he'd taken medication before his flight, but he denied that when questioned by police. He told police he'd been drinking vodka since 9 a.m., the report said.
Jarrett was taken to a holding cell for possible detoxification and evaluation, and while there he became agitated, grabbed an officer's arm, and began struggling with police. It took more than one officer to handcuff him, the report said.
Officers found gabapentin pills in his pocket. A search of Jarrett's bag showed he was just released from an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility, the report said.
Gabapentin is approved for treating seizure disorders and pain that occurs after shingles, though it is prescribed for a number of other reasons. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness and loss of coordination.
Jarrett was charged with one count of obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer. He posted $300 bond and was released from the Hennepin County Jail early Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court June 6.
Court records don't list a defense attorney, and Jarrett did not return an email seeking comment. A person who answered the phone at Fox asked that The Associated Press call back for him at another time.
Jarrett hasn't been on the air since mid-April. Fox News released a statement Thursday saying Jarrett "is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined."
A biography on the network's website says Jarrett joined Fox in 2002 and is co-anchor of Fox News Channel's America's News HQ on weekends. Jarrett previously worked at MSNBC and for Court TV. He has a law degree.
Judge Refuses To Drop Charges Against Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Judge Refuses To Drop Charges Against Former Va. Gov. McDonnell
May 20 - A federal judge refused to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
The case centers on the question of whether the Republican abused his office by doing favors for Jonnie Williams, a former CEO of the dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., who had given the couple more than $165,000 in gifts.
Shortly after he left office in January, McDonnell and his wife were charged with 14 counts, including conspiracy and wire fraud.
Federal prosecutors argue that this is a clear case of graft, with the McDonnells "lining their pockets," as Ryan Faulconer, an assistant U.S. attorney, has put it.
The defense contends that prosecutors are attempting to criminalize normal political activity, such as the McDonnells hosting a reception for Williams at the governor's mansion and setting up meetings for him with other state officials. Those do not constitute "official acts" under federal bribery statutes, they argued at a hearing on Monday.
But U.S. District Judge James Spencer denied motions on Tuesday to drop the charges.
"Whether defendants' conduct in fact constituted 'the corruption of official positions through misuse of influence in governmental decision-making' is a question for the jury," the judge wrote in his ruling.
He also turned back a motion that the couple be tried separately.
"Defendants have failed to meet their burden to show that a joint trial will result in a miscarriage of justice or prevent Robert McDonnell from receiving a fair trial," Spencer wrote.
The trial is scheduled to begin July 28.
"Barring a last-minute plea bargain, we're headed toward a four-to-six week trial this summer that will be a spectacle," says Larry Sabato, a professor of government at the University of Virginia. "The McDonnells have reportedly already refused a plea deal early on, but that doesn't remove the possibility later."
Mark Mayfield (Mississippi Tea Party leader) and Richard Sager (Laurel school teacher) arrested for criminal conspiracy with Clayton Kelly
Tea party leader, Laurel man arrested in Cochran case
Mark Mayfield of Ridgeland, an attorney and state and local tea party leader, was arrested Thursday along with Richard Sager, a Laurel elementary school P.E. teacher and high school soccer coach. Police said they also charged John Beachman Mary of Hattiesburg, but he was not taken into custody because of "extensive medical conditions." All face felony conspiracy charges. Sager also was charged with felony tampering with evidence, and Mary faces two conspiracy counts.
The arrest of Mayfield, well-known in political, business and legal circles, caused shock in Mississippi, in a criminal case and election that already had Mississippi in the national spotlight.
Mayfield's attorneys — Merrida Coxwell and Mayfield's brother-in-law, former state Rep. John Reeves — quickly posted cash for Mayfield's release on a $250,000 bond but called it excessive. They and Kelly's attorney said the case appears to be politically driven.
"There's a lot of bigger powers moving, and that's why this case wasn't handled the way it should be," said Kelly's attorney Kevin Camp, who argued Kelly should face, at worst, a misdemeanor. Instead, felony charges of conspiracy and photo voyeurism were added to the count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult he already faced. He faces a total of 20 years in prison.
"It's all about politics," Camp said.
Cochran's opponent in a bitter GOP primary race, tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville, continued to deny any involvement with Kelly or the video and to accuse Cochran of gaming the incident for political points.
Authorities said they have no evidence at this point linking the alleged conspiracy to a campaign. But Cochran's camp has continued to question when and how McDaniel and his staff knew of it, and point to inconsistent answers McDaniel and others on the campaign have given since Kelly's arrest Friday night.
McDaniel in a statement Tuesday called on Cochran to take down a new ad. It says a "Chris McDaniel supporter has been charged with a felony for photographing his wife in a nursing home. Had enough? … Rise up against dirty politics."
McDaniel said, "It is shameful for a sitting U.S. senator to engage in such desperate slander and lies."
Mayfield has been an ardent supporter of McDaniel, as have the Mississippi Tea Party and the Central Mississippi Tea Party, both of which list Mayfield on their boards of directors. Tea party officials did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.
A photo posted recently on the McDaniel campaign's Facebook page shows Mayfield and other volunteers, saying, "Here's part of a crew that reached over 500 homes walking in Madison today. Great work team!"
Kelly, 28, of Pearl is a McDaniel supporter and an aspiring political blogger with the site "Constitutional Clayton." His friends and family say he wanted to make a name for himself and the blog, and was egged on by others over the Internet to do a hit piece on Cochran. He was trying to claim Cochran has a mistress — which Cochran has denied — while his wife languishes in a nursing home.
Kelly's wife said someone on the Internet gave him info on how to find Rose Cochran at St. Catherine's Village, and he photographed her on Easter Sunday.
Conservative Blogger Clayton Kelly of Mississippi Arrested For Sneaking Into Nursing Home, Photographing Senator's Wife
Man Accused Of Sneaking Into Nursing Home, Photographing Senator's Wife
May 17 - A man is in custody after allegedly sneaking into the nursing home where the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) resides.
The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday that Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, is accused of photographing Rose Cochran for an Internet "hit piece" against her husband. Kelly was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult, the newspaper added.
Cochran has been in the Senate since December 1978, and is one of the longest serving senators in U.S. history. He and Rose Cochran have been married since June 1964.
According to the Clarion-Ledger report, Kelly runs a blog called "Constitutional Clayton," which has expressed support for Cochran's 2014 Senate rival, Chris McDaniel. The McDaniel campaign issued a statement Saturday saying there was "no relationship" with Kelly.
"I've reached out to Senator Cochran directly to express my abhorrence for the reprehensible actions of this individual," McDaniel said, according to TPM. "This criminal act is deeply offensive and my team and I categorically reject such appalling behavior. My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Cochran and his family. Politics is about the exchange of ideas and this type of action has no place in politics whatsoever and will not be tolerated."
Dinesh D'Souza fails to win dismissal of U.S. charges over straw donors
Dinesh D'Souza fails to win dismissal of U.S. charges over straw donors
May 15 - Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday failed to win the dismissal of U.S. criminal charges that he used straw donors to make excessive contributions to a 2012 Senate candidate.
Ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected D'Souza's contention that last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking some limits on political donations also rendered a straw donor prohibition as unconstitutionally vague.
The judge also denied a request by D'Souza, a prominent critic of President Barack Obama, to seek the production of evidence that would support his claim the prosecution was in retaliation for his political activities.
"The court concludes the defendant has respectfully submitted no evidence he was selectively prosecuted," Berman said.
D'Souza sat silently as Berman made his ruling. Benjamin Brafman, D'Souza's lawyer, afterwards said he was disappointed but was prepared for trial, which is expected Tuesday.
"We have always believed this is a case that should be decided by a jury," Brafman said.
D'Souza, 53, has been accused of illegally directing others to contribute a total of $20,000 to the campaign of Wendy Long, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, for a Senate seat from New York.
The defendant subsequently reimbursed the donors. Federal law at the time limited primary and general election campaign contributions to $2,500 each, for a total of $5,000, from any individual to any one candidate.
Long and D'Souza in the early 1980s attended Dartmouth College and worked on The Dartmouth Review, a conservative newspaper. Gillibrand graduated from Dartmouth in 1988.
The indictment made public in January charged D'Souza with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements to be made. He faces up to five years in prison on the false statements charge.
Born in Mumbai, D'Souza is a former policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and has worked with conservative organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution.
D'Souza has written several books including the 2010 best-seller "The Roots of Obama's Rage," and co-directed a 2012 film, "2016: Obama's America."
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office brought the case against D'Souza, is an Obama appointee.
The case is U.S. v. D'Souza, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-cr-00034.
Oklahoma GOP lobbyist Chad Alexander arrested for cocaine, pills possession
GOP lobbyist Chad Alexander arrested for cocaine, pills possession
May 15 - A lobbyist for the Oklahoma Republican party has been arrested for possession of cocaine after he was pulled over earlier this week in Oklahoma City.
According to the police report, the officer pulled over Chad Alexander's Mercedes near NW 36th and Western around 7:00 Tuesday night for a traffic violation.
Police are not saying how but they said they had probable cause to search his vehicle. When they did, they reported finding 3.35 grams of cocaine and nine prescription pills in the car.
Alexander was arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and released on Wednesday.
Alexander, a register lobbyist in Oklahoma, was the chairman and executive director of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 2001 to 2003. According his registry, Alexander is a lobbyist for the Boys and Girls Club of America, Glazers, Market Wholesale, Oklahoma Home & Community Healthcare Advisory Council, Republic Beverage Company, Reynolds American Inc. (Terminated), and University of Oklahoma.
Recently, Alexander has been associated with former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon through the organization Oklahomans for a Conservative Future. The USA Today wrote on Wednesday that he helped incorporate the organization and it paid $650,000 for online ads and mailings to promote Shannon ahead of June's primary.
According to The McCarville Report, Alexander resigned his position with Oklahomans for a Conservative Future and is seeking treatment in Texas.
Florida State Representative Dane Eagle of Cape Coral arrested on DUI charge
Florida State Representative Dane Eagle arrested on DUI charge
April 22 - State Representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) was arrested early Monday in Tallahassee on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
According to the Tallahassee police report, Eagle’s black SUV was pulled over for running a red light shortly after leaving a Taco Bell just before 2 a.m.
Eagle was driving alone and the arresting officer reported smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car. The officer also observed that Eagle’s eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy.
Eagle denied consuming any alcoholic beverages and claimed he had friends in the vehicle earlier that had been at a bar.
As Eagle excited his vehicle, he stumbled and fell against the rear passenger door of his vehicle. The arresting officer also noted he was swaying as he stood on a level parking lot.
The officer said Eagle refused to take a field sobriety test or submit to a breath test.
The 30-year-old was arrested on driving under the influence charges and later released.
Eagle released the following statement Tuesday regarding his arrest:
"I was arrested in Tallahassee and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. While there are some decisions that I would have made differently, I do not believe there is a complete and accurate picture of the events. Under advice of my legal counsel, I cannot discuss all the details right now, but I look forward to publically sharing the entire story at an appropriate time. Until then, I humbly ask for everyone's patience. I know that I am accountable for my actions, and I look forward to communicating with my constituents in the near future on this matter.”
Gil Voigt, Ohio Teacher, Fired After Telling Student 'We Don't Need Another Black President'
Gil Voigt, Ohio Teacher, Fired After Telling Student 'We Don't Need Another Black President'
April 18 - An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.
The Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday night to fire science teacher Gil Voigt from Fairfield Freshman School, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ ).
"The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt's employment," Superintendent Paul Otten said in statement.
Voigt did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him.
Voigt, who is white, told school officials that what he actually told the teen was that he doesn't think the nation can afford another president like Barack Obama, "whether he's black or white."
A state referee investigating Voigt found that explanation was not credible.
The referee also found Voigt had made other offensive comments in class over the years, including an accusation that in 2008, he trained his laser pointer at a black student and said he looked like "an African-American Rudolph."
Voigt told school officials that he was only repeating what another student had said but later acknowledged his conduct had been inappropriate.
In 2012, Voigt was accused of calling a student stupid and implying that he and some of his classmates were gay.
In that incident, Voigt denied making any insulting comments to students and told school officials that a group of students in his class were colluding against him.
The state referee found Voigt's explanation for those two incidents to also be not credible.
"Voigt repeatedly engaged in conduct that is harmful to the well-being of his students," the state referee wrote in an April 11 report given to the board of education. "He has made race-based, culturally based and insulting comments to students over a period of years. He was warned on multiple occasions that if his behavior continued that he would be subject to termination. Unfortunately, for both Voigt and his students, he did not alter his conduct."
Voigt may appeal his firing to a Butler County court. The Ohio Department of Education will investigate to decide what to do about his teaching license.
Voigt taught in Fairfield schools since 2000. He had been on unpaid leave since December following a parent's complaint about the Obama remark.
Robert Greco Jr, Cumberland County (New Jersey) Republican leader, arrested in grand theft
Cumberland County Republican leader arrested in elder-theft
April 1 - A Vineland man who heads a Cumberland County Republican organization was arrested for allegedly removing more than $149,000 from the bank account of an elderly resident in Cape May County.
Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, the owner and administrator of East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center in Eldora, was arrested on theft charges, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor. Greco is the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization.
Greco allegedly convinced an elderly patient to sign the power of attorney documentation, giving Greco control of their financial portfolio in December 2012.
The funds removed were not directly related to the care of the victim, but instead were used to pay for expenses that Greco and the business incurred, Taylor said in a statement Monday.
Greco was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition, a criminal charge that carries a prison term of up to 10 years.
Greco was arrested and taken to Cape May County Jail. Bail was set at $35,000.
Upon hearing the news of Greco's arrest, U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, issued a statement calling for his resignation.
"Due to the seriousness of the charges, it is only appropriate that Bob resign in his chairmanship of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization," he said.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
FBI Arrests and Rips GOP Representative Michael Grimm, an Ex-FBI Agent
2012 GOP presidential hopefuls still in debt
Back in 2012, there were over 10 candidates running for the Republican Presidential candidate, and only one (Mitt Romney) won the primary, although he lost the main election. What happened to the other candidates who lost the primary? A lot of lost money and large debts, even two years later. Here are the debts of some of the higher profile GOP candidates (from the Washington Post).
Michele Bachmann: $46,353.23
Herman Cain: $175,000.00
Rick Santorum: $496,401.09
Newt Gingrich: $4,721,538.68
Rick Perry and Ron Paul are debt-free. So is Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Mobile homes can be tornado death traps
Mobile homes can be tornado death traps
Live in a mobile home? The odds are up to 20 times higher you will die at the hands of a tornado than if you lived in a foundation-built home.
In 1980, a fourth of all tornado deaths in the U.S. came in mobile homes. Now half the deaths take place there.
Midwest and Southern states demolished with tornadoes, storms, floods (April 2014)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
The Republican Party is in danger of dying out
A new Pew Research survey finds a demographic trend in the United States that threatens to push the Republican Party into permanent minority status unless it changes quickly.
The survey found that millennials — the generation of adults between the ages of 18 and 33 — vote heavily Democratic and have "liberal views on many political and social issues, ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization."
They are also the most racially diverse generation in American history and it’s a key factor in explaining their political liberalism.
But, as Pew notes, it is not the only factor: "Across a range of political and ideological measures, white millennials, while less liberal than the non-whites of their generation, are more liberal than the whites in older generations."
They are also the only generation in which self-described conservatives do not outnumber self-described liberals.
Meanwhile, the most loyal Republicans are growing older. As time marches on, their numbers are dwindling.
But Republicans do have an opening: Millennials may be more liberal, but they don't have much loyalty to the Democratic Party.
In fact, 50 percent of all millennials now describe themselves as political independents — the highest level of political disaffiliation recorded for any generation in the last quarter-century. They don’t like either of the two major political parties.
Nonetheless, this generation mostly votes Democratic and has little in common with the Republican Party. Needless to say, it's a real problem for the GOP.
Even in the largest annual conservative gathering, CPAC in Washington DC, the signs are obvious. CPAC 2014 hosted a seminar in a large hotel conference room capable of seating several hundred people, with dual large screens and state of the art technology. The seminar was titled "Minority Outreach" for the GOP and how did it do? A disastrous failure, a mostly empty room, looks like not even 10 people attended.
White Family Values: Michael and Sarah Butcher of Florida arrested for abandoning 3 children in woods and drug abuse
Another countless example of Steve Sailer's model White Family which are to be the role model for families across America. In Punta Gorda (near Fort Myers), Florida, a blonde white couple named Michael Butcher and Sarah Butcher, both age 30, were initially arrested for illegally parking in a private RV park in Punta Gorda. Cops later found crystal meth and illegal drug usage.
Like Sailer's model white families, the news just keeps getting worse and goes downhill very fast. The couple went to jail and claimed to be brother-sister. They're probably both a married couple and brother-sister, but the worst has yet to come. Three children, ages 10, 8, and 6, were found abandoned in the nearby woods. They were under-dressed for the winter and were "very dirty, hungry, and cold". It turned out those three abandoned children were the children of the Butcher couple. Now the Butcher's are facing severe charges for child abuse, negligence, and endangerment.
Now who wants to model your family like this Sailer white model family?
Florida Parents Arrested After Abandoning Three Kids in the Woods
Monday, February 17, 2014
Update: Jesse Ryan Loskarn, arrested for child porn, commits suicide
Montana State Senator Jason Priest charged with felony for assault on 4-year-old daughter
Montana State Senator Jason Priest, 45, is charged with felony assault on his 4-year-old daughter. Priest is accused of grabbing his 4-year-old daughter and throwing her to the ground, causing an injury to her scalp. According to a preliminary article on his arrest, Jason Priest is a far right-wing Republican.
Priest, the current chairman of the Montana Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee, also came under fire in 2010 for making anti-gay remarks on Facebook during a federal spending discussion, calling economist John Maynard Keynes a "big homo." He later apologized for the "in-artful and hurtful" remark in a letter to the Carbon County News.
The 45-year-old legislator is part of a hard-right faction of Republican senators in Montana fighting to replace traditional conservatives with more tea party-aligned representatives.
GOP family values. Read the full details on Jason Priest's crimes and charges.
RED LODGE - Montana State Senator Jason Sheller Priest (R-Red Lodge) now faces four charges, including felony assault on a minor.
In court documents filed on Tuesday in Carbon County District Court by Assistant Attorney General Mary Cochenour, Priest is accused of grabbing his 4-year-old daughter and throwing her to the ground, causing an injury to her scalp.
Priest, 45, was previously charged with misdemeanor partner/family member assault and resisting arrest. He pleaded not guilty to both charges in Red Lodge City Court.
Priest is currently out on a $1,500 bond. He has yet to be arraigned for the new charges filed on Tuesday.
Other charges filed Tuesday include partner/family member assault, assault, and resisting arrest.
Court documents state that a Red Lodge police officer was called to Priest's home on February 1 to monitor a child pick-up.
The officer was aware Priest was going through a divorce and custody dispute with his wife, Anna Priest, over their three children.
According to court documents, Anna Priest arrived at the home and the officer witnessed Jason Priest call her a derogatory term several times.
Jonathan Trapp, Anna Priest's 's boyfriend, approached the front gate of the house when Priest allegedly charged at him and knocked Trapp to the ground.
The officer ordered Priest to stop but he continued to punch Trapp as he was lying on the ground in a fetal position.
The officer told state prosecutors he struggled to get Priest off of Trapp, and Priest was in a "blind range."
After Priest was detained, the officer discovered the three children, ages 9, 7, and 4, crying by the front window.
Anna Priest was initially called to the house by the youngest child, who was crying and said that her father was swearing at her, court documents state.
While the two parents were talking in front of the house, Anna Priest told detectives that Jason Priest picked up the youngest child, who had made her way to the front door, like a "sack of potatoes" and threw her back into the house and onto the floor.
In a petition for a temporary order of protection, Anna Priest said the girl was thrown eight feet and landed on her head.
After talking to officers, Priest denied throwing his daughter and said he quickly picked her up and put her inside of the house.
Anna Priest also told authorities that while she was talking to Jason Priest, he grabbed her arm and tried to push her down the stairs of the porch.
Priest also denied trying to push her and said he grabbed her shoulder and asked her to leave.
In court documents, officers state that Priest said he feels he responded appropriately but he had a hard time keeping his composure.
Trapp suffered a broken rib in the incident, documents state.
Ambulance medics observed that the 4-year-old girl had a 1-inch area of swelling on her scalp.