Muskegon, MI: A Muskegon County judge went above state sentencing guidelines to order Kurtis Peter Peterson to state prison for between one and 15 years for repeatedly having sex with dogs. “I fear for what he might do in the community,” the judge said.
Throughout the sentencing, Peterson swayed continuously, shifting his weight from foot to foot as he did at his plea last month. He said little in court, just answering the judge’s questions. Experts at the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry earlier evaluated Peterson and determined he was legally sane at the time of the incidents and was competent to stand trial, according to attorneys for both sides.
Peterson, 37, pleaded no contest March 8 to “the abominable and detestable crime against nature,” also known as sodomy or bestiality. He was charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.
“There have been many complaints of unwanted and inappropriate touching,” the judge said, leading to his conclusion that Peterson poses a high risk of reoffending.
Hollywood, FL: Talk about a bad first date. Donald Bernard McGee Jr., 19, of Hollywood, is accused of pulling a gun on a woman and stealing her car after the two went on a date on Friday.
After their date that night, she drove him to a Wendy’s parking lot to wait for his brother to pick him up. Instead of waiting for his brother as planned, he pulled out a gun and demanded her to get out of the car. She ran to a gas station and called police as he drove off with her Honda Civic.
Orlando, Florida: Why do so many of these mugshots come from Florida? An Indian River County sheriff’s deputy at about 9:20 p.m. April 9 went to the Gifford Docks in Vero Beach after a report of shots fired. He found Michael Johnston, 44, who said he’d had eight drinks, including two cans of Colt 45, which he said was “too many apparently!” Another man was with him.
Johnston, of Orlando, verified they’d been firing weapons, and said the guns were his and in his vehicle’s trunk. A .40 caliber Glock pistol and a .45 caliber black powder handgun turned up in the trunk. Johnston said both men fired weapons on the dock for target practice, and that he’d been “drinking and shooting.” About 20 shots were fired, he said.
The deputy saw bullet holes and other gunfire damage on the dock area. Johnston was swaying as the deputy spoke to him and defecated in his trousers, the affidavit states.
Charleston, SC: Amanda Cantwell, 27, is behind bars after police say she attacked her boyfriend for withholding sex. The Charleston Police charged her with criminal domestic violence.
The victim said he was able to get Cantwell off his back and contact police. Officers say they detained Cantwell after seeing her run from her boyfriend’s apartment.
According to the victim, Cantwell slapped him on the head, jumped on his back and put her fingers in his mouth and clawed the inside of his cheeks. Officers say they observed fresh scratches and blood inside the victim’s mouth. The 33-year-old victim said Cantwell became extremely upset when he refused to have sex with her.