Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:02:14 GMT
(WMC) - A motorcyclist was sent to Regional Medical Center in critical condition after an accident involving a tractor-trailer. Police are investigating the accident, which happened shortly before 3 p.m.More >>
A motorcyclist was sent to Regional Medical Center in critical condition after an accident involving a tractor-trailer.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:56:12 GMT
Transportation is all the talk in Germantown this Tuesday, as the municipal school district faces uncertainty with its bus service and the city considers installing red light cameras in high-trafficMore >>
Transportation was a big topic of conversation in Germantown on Tuesday as the municipal school district faces uncertainty with its bus service.More >>
North Mississippi -
(WMC-TV) – Your help is needed to track down a fugitive couple who fled Mississippi after being charged in connection to the death of their 2-year-old adopted daughter.
In 2008, Janet and Ramon Barreto left their severely injured daughter at a northern Mississippi hospital. They told doctors the little girl had fallen from a shopping cart. She was immediately taken to a hospital in Memphis, where she later died.
The couple was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
During the investigation, it was revealed the Barreto's adopted seven other children, all younger than 5 years old. When they were arrested, their 3 year old adopted child weighed only 20 pounds.
Investigators also found the couple was running a puppy mill, which housed hundreds of sick and injured animals. All of the dogs were crammed into cages that were filled with feces.
After posting $450,000 in bond for each of them, the couple fled.
Detectives say Janet and Ramon Barreto have ties to Mississippi, California, Texas, Florida, and Mexico. The two had been spotted as recently as this past summer.
The couple has sold and may still be selling small dogs to people on the street and through ads posted on websites.
They have also been featured on America's Most Wanted.
Janet Barreto is described as a white woman, about 5'5" tall, weighing more than 300 pounds. She speaks English and Spanish and uses several aliases, including Victoria and Vicky.
Janet is diabetic and is known to visit clinics for insulin. She reportedly wears black clothing and has thin, black hair. She is known to wear blonde and red wigs.
Ramon Barreto is described as a Hispanic man, about 5'5" tall, weighing about 137 pounds. He only speaks Spanish.
A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of both Janet and Ramon.
If you have any information about these fugitives, you are asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Office at any of the following numbers:
• U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or
• Deputy U.S. Marshal Gale Manning at 662-816-3013 (English speakers)
• Deputy U.S. Marshal David Dominguez at 213-798-6446 (Spanish speakers)
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:51 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are on the scene of a possible shooting in the 4000 block of Rhodes Avenue, near the intersection of Getwell Road. Officers were called to the scene around 9:15 Tuesday morning. WMCMore >>
Memphis police responded to a possible shooting in the 4000 block of Rhodes Avenue.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
(WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-oldMore >>
Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake." More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:52:37 GMT
You're never too old to dance! This old man might need his canes to walk, but when it comes to dancing...well, that's another story. A Facebook video uploaded by Edgard Eleuterio Daza has gone viralMore >>
This old man might need his canes to walk, but when it comes to dancing...well, that's another story.More >>