Eric Furnans was arrested in connection to a child abuse case. He is accused of destroying evidence. Andrew Bennett Ross Celaius, 37, and year-old Eric Furnans were both arrested in connection to the crime.
Court papers released Wednesday say Kibby showed the victim a rifle and told her he could hurt her family, bystanders, and police if she provided information about his identity. The kidnapping case drew national attention when the thenyear-old victim went missing in fall Two months after her disappearance, a letter falsely written as the missing teenager by her captor was sent to her mother, sparking fears that she could be in danger.
AP -- A jury in Tazewell convicted a Claiborne County man of raping and torturing his teenage daughter with an animal shock collar. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the verdicts were returned Tuesday against the man, who is not being named to protect his daughter's identity. The then- year-old girl told a school resource officer at Cumberland Gap High School last year that her father used shock collars on her that he also used to train dogs.
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A Florida man accused of torturing a 2-year-old child by using a shock collar and wearing a werewolf mask during the abuse has died one week after authorities found him hanging in his jail cell. Authorities say Andrew Bennett Ross Celaius, 37, hung himself on May 1, a few hours after being charged with physically and emotionally abusing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter. He was taken to a local hospital where he has remained for a week until his family made the decision to terminate his life support.
Deputies say they found alarming cell phone and home surveillance footage of Celaius abusing the toddler in various ways. In others, he allegedly shot her with an Airsoft gun. He survived that possible suicide attempt.
Police found videos and photos showing Eduardo Fosso in restraints and fitted with a dog shock-collar around his neck. The death of a year-old boy by apparent starvation has led to charges against his father and stepmother, in whose Indiana motel room police found videos and photos showing the child in restraints and fitted with a dog shock-collar around his neck while in the tub. Luis Fosso, 32, and his wife Dayan Media Flores, 25, are facing three counts each of neglect and one count of confinement.
Joseph Myhre, a married father of two, is charged with unleashing a disturbing years-long series of beatings on his children that investigators say resembled torture. His two children, arrest papers show, endured punching, kicking, choking, bruising and the use of an electric shock collar meant for a dog. In an area where we are, we're not accustomed to anything like this by any means.
Morgan said that Celaius also appeared in the video wearing a werewolf mask while tormenting the child. Authorities arrested Celaius and are now working to determine whether or not there was sexual abuse involved, and if others witnessed the videos. Deputies also arrested a suspected accomplice, year-old Eric Furnans, who allegedly destroyed evidence for Celaius while he was behind bars.
Sheriff David Morgan said they began investigating Celaius after his girlfriend took her 2-year-old daughter to the hospital with what she believed was a ringworm infection. The sheriff added that detectives suspected sexual abuse as well. However, these reports have not been confirmed. However, Simmons said one of the more disturbing videos showed the child wearing a dog collar that would shock her.