Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man made phone video while raping 2-year-old

An Arkansas man used a cell phone to record himself raping a two-year-old baby and is now in jail.

Fathers Who Kill, and Why

On December 28, 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons went on a rampage shooting five people, killing two. On investigation police found that the rampage had started days earlier when he had killed his entire family — 16 people, including infants. A look at fathers who kill and what motivates them.

Police: Man butt-dialed intended victim while plotting his murder

The owner of a used car dealership is under arrest after butt dialing a former employee while allegedly conspiring to have the man killed. The target said he heard, among other things, “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it” and to “make it look like an accident.”

Cute, Small, Fluffy White Dog Eats Owner’s Testicle

Some people find little dogs, especially the fluffy ones, to be irresistibly cute, while others find their behavior covertly aggressive. One Arkansas man took a “small, white, fluffy dog” off the streets and into his home to find that it had made a snack out of one of his body parts during the night.

Who Ya Gonna Call? 911 Operators Drop the Ball

911 operators have one of the most important jobs in law enforcement: Sorting through the many frivolous calls they receive, calmly talking people through real-life emergencies and getting them help. This year will see Halle Berry play a heroic 911 operator in “The Call.” As heroic as 911 operators may seem at times, they are after all just people. People who can make mistakes — mistakes that can kill.

Mugshot of the Day: Gregory Aaron Kinsey, ‘Misunderstood’

Kinsey was arrested on June 26, 2013, in connection with the double murders of Nathan Young, 32, and Brandon Prince, 39, who were hacked to death with a machete in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kinsey’s mother says he is "misunderstood."

Mugshot of the Day

For today’s mugshot we present John Warren, 20, of Little Rock, Arkansas, arrested on March 26 for criminal attempt to forge prescription — we’re guessing it wasn’t for Rogaine.

Amber Alert: Missing Teen Sidney Nicole Randell

An Amber Alert has been issued for Sidney Nicole Randell, 14, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, who was last seen on late on March 10, 2013, wearing a brown Aeropostale jacket. The prime suspect in her disappearance was found dead two days later. Police fear for her safety.

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Neighbor Accused of Raping, Killing 6-Year-Old Girl

Little Rock, Ark., prosecutor Van Stone announced Monday that his office will be seeking the death penalty against Zachary Holly, 28, accused of the rape and murder of his 6-year-old neighbor, Jersey Bridgeman.

Small Arkansas Town Rocked by Murder of 6-Year-Old

Six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman never had a chance. The rosy-cheeked tot had already seen her father and stepmother charged with abuse for chaining her to a dresser in their Arkansas home. Jersey was sent to live with her mother DesaRae in Bentonville, where she thrived, until two weeks ago, when her dead body was found in an abandoned house a few doors from her home.

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