Vidalia Police Office deputy arrested for raping child bonds out
Cop still has job
VIDALIA, Ga. — While all the national attention is set on North Charleston, let’s not forget about another case of police misconduct not far from there.
In Toombs County, a young cop has bonded out of the Toombs County Jail after he was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl.
Deputy Jeremy Achenbach, 24, posted a $50000.00 bond in front of Judge Kathy Palmer today. She then set the conditions for him: he can’t contact the family of the victim, and he can’t be around any minors unless they’re family.
Deputy Achenbach was suspended indefinitely by the Vidalia Police Office after his arrest.
Prosecutors said this defendant won’t get any special treatment because he’s a police officer.
“This defendant will be treated similarly to every defendant whose charged with this crime at this and every other stage of prosecution of this case,” said Assistant District Attorney Trip Fitzner.
Deputy Achenbach was arrested for statutory rape after a brief investigation by the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Man arrested for child molestation
HINESVILLE, Ga. — The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man they had wanted for questioning just a day earlier.
Benjamin Rios Tovar has been arrested in Fort Stewart after he was taken in for questioning by sheriff’s officers.
On Wednesday, the LCSO had wanted to question him in regards to lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Mr. Tovar was taken to the Liberty County Jail.
Man charged with November 2011 murder of woman
WINSTON-SALEM — A man has been charged with murdering a woman whose remains were found on November 21, 2011.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department cracked the case today by announcing the arrest of Cornelius Tucker Junior, of Winston-Salem. He has been denied bond on a murder charge.
The victim’s cause of death was homicide, and garbage carriers found her remains in a dumpster just as they finished their regular trash route.
Mr. Tucker is expected to appear in court on the murder charge at the end of the month.
Two women arrested for stabbing another
MYRTLE BEACH — Two women have been arrested for stabbing another woman who fought off the attack with a samurai sword.
On April 3, Laqueta Enaj Harrell, best known as ‘Killa’, was arrested by the Myrtle Beach Police Office and charged with attempted murder, burglary, malicious injury to personal property, and possession of a puncturing weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Today, the Horry County Police Department picked up another suspect: Hakina Tinakwa Alston, 26, of Myrtle Beach. Ms. Alston was charged with accessory after the fact and accessory before the fact to attempted murder after providing transportation for Ms. Harrell.
On March 30, the victim told cops she used a replica samurai sword to fight off the women. The argument that led to the stabbing was over a boyfriend, whose street name is “Game,” according to the report. “Game” is not expected to face any charges as he was not directly involved in the incident.
Ms. Harrell and Ms. Alston are at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway.