Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by Jo in Calif, Dec 22, 2019.
So glad to read he was captured.
Oh this is great news about his capture! I actually searched online for an update earlier this evening and found nothing. It must have been right before the news broke.
That's great news!
Praying for the entire truth to emerge.
I figured the U.S. Marshals would catch Hampton and bring him in.
Cleveland is just a hair away from Georgia.. not
13 days on the run. 13 days time for LE to come up with additional charges if warranted.
Article updated to include:
Hampton was arrested at a residence on Eastwood Boulevard in Garfield Heights. Authorities had to breach the door at which point they held their position and called for Hampton to exit. A short time later, Hampton gave up and was taken into custody. He is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Paighton Houston Update: Suspect charged with abuse of corpse captured in Ohio by U.S. Marshals
Eastwood Boulevard, Garfield Heights, ohio at DuckDuckGo
Garfield Heights, OH, population approx 29,000, inside a residence that had to be breached.
Someone is talking! Thank you to whoever tipped of LE on where this guy was hiding.
"Authorities say he will remain in custody in Ohio until he can be extradited back to Alabama. The Marshal’s Service says Hampton is also under investigation for possible federal violations
“Quick action by law enforcement in Alabama and Ohio led to the capture of this fugitive who was very clearly on the run from authorities. A person with little regard for life is off the streets and both communities are safer this evening,” said U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott."
Suspect charged in Paighton Houston case captured in Ohio
I just said to my husband, "Well I'm going to check if they've caught Hampton before I go to bed but it's probably same ol same ol." Ha! Finally!
I know it's wishful thinking but I'd like to see anyone who aided or harbored him prosecuted.
Any ideas? What is the "investigation" for "possible" federal violations? We know he was a runner that crossed state lines no need to investigate that (not even sure if that is federal).
ETA: Quickly looked up and found. Interesting wonder what the violation is.
Often, if you can be charged at the federal level, you will. That is because federal penalties are typically harsher than state sentences. Prosecutors will often pursue the harshest charges and penalties possible.
Some of the common reasons to be charged at the federal level include:
The alleged criminal conduct crossed state lines, either physically or over the internet.
The alleged criminal conduct crossed the U.S. border.
The alleged criminal conduct violates a federal statute.
The alleged criminal conduct occurred on federal property.
The alleged perpetrator or victim is a federal employee or agency.
A federal agency discovered and investigated the alleged criminal conduct, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), or Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The alleged criminal conduct was discovered through an informant.
Birmingham, AL Federal Lawyers | Alabama Criminal Lawyers, LLC
We can all sleep good tonight! The first steps of justice for the Houston family.
My guess is they are waiting to see the complete toxicology etc to determine whether to charge him with some sort of non-drug homicide/manslaughter or drug-induced homicide. if indications are it was a drug OD and she self-administered they could still go for the recently popular drug induced homicide charge: They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?
People have been charged under these laws just for making a connection (text msg trails) or driving someone to make a purchase who later OD'd--without some of the charged individuals ever handling any of the fatal drugs.
I agree they should face charges.
@cass523 linked article upthread:
"Hampton was taken into custody without incident at the home of a family member in Garfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland."
I agree. If more charges are issued, I suspect this may be it.
The last one is interesting. I have wondered if an informant is involved in this case.
Would failure to report his address and leaving across state lines as a convicted sex offender also be considered a federal charge?