The mystery of what happened to 10-month-old Harper Floyd and his father, 33-year-old Brian Floyd has deepened with the discovery of their bodies. The father and son disappeared on Friday, but Brian’s body was found an hour after Harper’s on Tuesday as search teams combed the Ouachita Mountains in Yell County, Arkansas. A backpack containing undisclosed materials was also found near the bodies. The bodies of the deceased have been taken to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy.
Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey would not comment on whether police believe that foul play was involved. Police have also stated that they have no information at this time on precisely how Brian’s pickup got to the point where it was found in the forest. It was not near the dirt road, and there did not seem to be any reason police could find for it being where it was.
However, Brian’s wife and Harper’s mother, 21-year-old Brooke Floyd, was arrested over the weekend. She was found south of the Blue Mountain Lake with cuts and scratches all over her body. She is reportedly being held on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor, as well as hindering a police investigation. Police are not inclined to speculate on any potential additional charges, but they have stated that she was arrested for essentially abandoning the child in the dangerous environment of the mountains. According to police, she was not particularly helpful in the investigation until Monday, when she led searchers to the broken-down pickup truck. There are conflicting reports on whether Brooke Floyd remains in custody, but she is reportedly scheduled for her first court appearance in the next few days.
KFSM 5 in Arkansas brings us this:
Missing Infant And Father Found Dead In Ouachita Mountains (KFSM)
Yell County Sheriff: Missing Baby, Father Found Dead (KARK)
Deputies find bodies of missing father, baby (4029tv.com, KHBS/KHOG)
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Incident Report for Case #2014-243861
07/30/2014 – 12:25 PM
1250 McKenna Blvd. (Elver Park)
Male, black, late teens, 6′, short hair, goatee, wearing a red t-shirt and black pants.
Male, age 20, Madison
Released 07/31/2014 at 9:56 AM by PIO Joel Despain
A would-be robbery victim turned the tables on a criminal during an attempted iPhone snatching early Wednesday afternoon. The 20-year-old Madison man was walking on an Elver Park path when another young man approached. The victim was texting at the time, and gave a nod to the stranger as a greeting as they were about to cross paths. That is when the suspect grabbed onto the victim’s phone. They got into a tug-of-war for possession, and as it progressed, the suspect began pushing the victim in the face with the open hand of his free arm. The victim later told an officer “that he got tired of tussling with the suspect and decided to punch (him) in the face.” The blow brought the robbery attempt to a halt as the suspect fell to the ground. He got up and fled, voicing expletives at the victim. As for the victim, he ran the opposite way, to the MPD’s West District station, just a block away.
Released 07/31/2014 at 9:56 AM by PIO Joel Despain
This week in the worst reasons ever to commit crimes, 18-year-old Carlie Hertel of Chesterfield, MO takes top honors.
According to police reports, Hertel was charged with first-degree property damage for scratching and smearing mascara all over a white Infiniti.
Her reason for causing more than $3,000 worth of damage to the car parked at the Jewish Community Center? Wait for it — the way the car was parked “made her angry.” Along with mascara-ing the car, Hertel left a note on the windshield saying:
“How about you park your car like a normal person…Also, left you some presents in your gay car!”
Her bail was set at $2,000, which you can see in her mugshot, caused her to vandalize her own face with mascara.
LANCASTER – Two men were behind bars today — each in lieu of $100,000 bail — after they were arrested at a Lake Los Angeles property where more than 600 marijuana plants were found being grown indoors, authorities said.
Jarret Gregory, 27, of Huntington Beach, and Steven Devlin, 34, of Oceanside, face charges of growing and selling marijuana after they were arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who served a search warrant at a residence near 240th Street East and Avenue K-8 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Anthony Gunn of the sheriff’s Lancaster station.
The deputies found more than 600 plants being cultivated inside the residence and in a detached garage, a large amount of harvested marijuana, a shotgun and several thousand dollars in cash, he said.
A docile pit bull terrier at the residence was turned over to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, Gunn said.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A 17-year-old pedestrian was killed and his brother was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in North Hollywood that may have occurred during a street race, police said.
The accident occurred in the 7000 block of Whitsett Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.
The brothers were struck by a northbound vehicle, possibly a Cadillac Escalade SUV, the officer said, adding that it appears they were not in a crosswalk when they were struck.
Witnesses told officers at the scene the suspect vehicle, which appeared to have been racing another vehicle, continued northbound before turning right into Sherman Way and then right onto the southbound Hollywood (170) Freeway.