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Jun 18, 201304:24 PM

Cheat Sheet: June18, 2013

Man dies while being handcuffed

Hampton Police are investigating how a man died as officers tried to put him in handcuffs on the morning of Tuesday, June 18. According to Sgt. Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division, officers received a call around 9 a.m. for a suspicious person in the 300 block of Grant Circle. When they arrived, they found a man who officers claim was disorderly and combative. According to the police, the officers believed the man to be suffering from a medical condition and they tried to place him in emergency custody. When the man resisted he was placed in handcuffs and suddenly stopped breathing. The officers then began to preform CPR. When medics arrived, the man was transported to a nearby hospital only to be pronounced dead. His identity has not been released, and the cause of death is still unknown. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave with pay per policy. (Source)

Lottery winner arrested on drug charges

A woman who recently won $100, 000 in the lottery has been charged for drug possession in Suffolk. Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said Sharon Kay Revell was arrested on May 31 on two counts of distributing schedule I or II drugs, one count of possession with the intent to distribute and one count of distribution or sale of drugs on or near school property. Revell won the $100,000 in February in the Virginia Lottery’s Jewel 7’s Scratcher game. She purchased the ticket at a 7-Eleven in Portsmouth. Additional charges are possible. (Source)

Driver charged with DUI in hit-and-run

On Tuesday, June 18 Newport News Police responded to a hit-and-run in the first block of Harpersville Road around 1:30 a.m. At the scene, officers found a 19-year-old man suffering from life-threating injuries. Officers transported the young man to the hospital. According to Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department, officers searched the area for the suspect vehicle and found it shortly after. Patrick Viteri of Hampton was then taken into custody, arrested and charged with DUI, DUI refusal and hit-and-run. He is now in the custody of the Newport News Jail. Additional charges are pending. (Source)

Vice pulls offensive suicide spread

Vice caused an immediate uproar in their all-female fiction issue with “Last Words,” a fashion spread depicting models in character as writers from Virginia Woolf to Sylvia Plath, reenacting their own deaths. The magazine quickly pulled the spread images from its site and emailed out the following statement: “The fashion spreads in Vice magazine are always unconventional and approached with an art editorial point-of-view rather than a typical fashion photo-editorial one. Our main goal is to create artful images, with the fashion message following, rather than leading. ‘Last Words’ was created in this tradition and focused on the demise of a set of writers whose lives we very much wish weren’t cut tragically short, especially at their own hands. We will no longer display ‘Last Words’ on our website and apologize to anyone who was hurt or offended.” (Source)

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