2005 - Magazine Salesman Arrested For Sexually
Assaulting Baby Sitter. Loveland Teen Says Man Forced His Way into Home. A man
police say sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl is in custody. Loveland police arrested the 34-year-old man while he
was selling magazines door to door near West 1st Street and S. Tyler. The
teenager told police said she was babysitting at a home in the 100 block
of Ranae Drive Wednesday evening when the man forced his way into the home and assaulted
2005 - Duwane C.
Walker, who has no permanent address, was being held in Spokane County
Jail Friday on 19 separate charges, with another 24 charges pending.
Together, they comprise nine counts of residential burglary, 24 counts of
forgery and 10 counts of identity theft. Walker is employed as a door to door salesman working
for World Wide Reader Service.
2005 - Three Sentenced for Federal Criminal Tax
On June 6, 2005, in San Diego, CA, Lonnie R. Divine, Yvonne R. Ruel
and Deanna M. McKinnon were sentenced for federal criminal tax offenses.
Divine, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to serve 18 months in
prison, ordered to pay a $6,000 fine, and serve three years supervised release.
Divine operated a door-to-door business that earned over $11 million in gross
receipts from 1993 through 1997. Divine evaded his taxes by converting a
substantial portion of the gross receipts to cash, often after transferring the
money through several bank accounts; transferring gross receipts of the
business from business bank accounts to personal bank accounts for non-business
purposes; and using the gross receipts of the business to make payments of
about $1.8 million to his casino accounts in Las Vegas and Tahoe, NV; acquire
assets and invest funds; and disguise his ownership in assets. Also sentenced
were Divine's wife, Yvonne Ruel receiving 5 months in
prison, followed by 5 months home confinement and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine
and daughter, Deanna McKinnon, who received three months in prison, followed by
three months home confinement and ordered to perform 192 hours of community
service both admitting to failing to file a tax return on income earned from
2005 - Salesman arrested on fugitive charge:
NARRAGANSETT -- A door to door salesman working in
area turned out to be a fugitive from justice wanted on
in New Jersey. After running his name through a national criminal
database police arrested Michael W. Cooper, 23, of Millville, N.J.,
as he was selling magazine subscriptions on Atlantic Avenue
Wednesday evening. The police obtained his name, age
address from a list of salesmen working in town provided to
the police and the town clerk by their employer, Jaguar
2005 - Fugitive Sex Offender Captured:
A high risk sex offender who’s been on the run since
mid-March has been caught in Connecticut.
Michael Davenport was arrested yesterday in New HavenBurleigh County Captain
Collin Rixen says the arrest came after police there received
a call about a man selling magazines door to door.
2005 - Magazine seller attacks 84-Year-old
- An 84-year-old Centennial woman may have escaped further injury by an
attacker by playing dead.
happened on Tuesday near Arapahoe and I-25. Investigators say a 23-year-old man
came to her door, trying to sell magazine subscriptions.
she said no he entered her home, and started choking her. Edward Irving is
currently in custody for among other things, suspicion of attempted murder. Irving's rap sheet includes drugs, burglary and assault.
2005 - Felony theft: A 21-year-old Oshkosh, Wis.,
man was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole prescription narcotics
from a resident in the 1400 block of Goodwin Avenue. The man, who was selling magazines
door-to-door, reportedly entered the home after getting permission, asked
to use the restroom and stole the pills, which were valued at $174.98.
Police located the suspect about with the pills and booked him at the county
2005 – Florida firm cited in rape case rejects claim:
CONCORD - The owner of a Florida company named in a rape
investigation involving three door-to-door salesmen is disputing a
prosecutor’s statement that his business is a front for criminal
“He’s a liar,” Belo Kellam
said Friday of prosecutor Scott Murray. “For
him to say that we encourage people to do those acts,
well, that’s just
out of order.” Kellam owns
Fidelity Readers Service Inc., in Naples, Fla.
company hires traveling crews to sell magazine subscriptions door-to-door. At a
hearing Thursday, Murray said the company “appears to be a cover for an
organization which engages in home invasion, burglary, theft and sexual
2005 - Another Mag. Salesman Nabbed For Burglary
Spokane County-Sheriff-News Release. A second traveling magazine salesman has been
arrested for burglary, this suspect for smashing out a window at a West Plains
motel and entering the room where a resident was watching television. Deputy
Shawn Audie and others were called to the Cedar
Village Motel at 5415 West Sunset about Sunday. When he arrived, Audie found a man
standing in front of the victim's room. The suspect was bleeding profusely and
screaming for an ambulance. Audie detained the man in
handcuffs, identified him as Andre A. James, 23, of Massachusetts, and turned him over to paramedics.
2005 - Antonio M. Smokes a traveling magazine
salesman working for American Global Services Inc. is wanted for armed
robbery. SMOKES represented himself as a magazine salesman and - upon
entering the victim's residence - armed himself
with a kitchen knife and demanded money from the victim. Gainsville, Florida Police Department Bulletin #:
2005 - Michael Anthony Smith (18) is in town
from Modesto selling cleaning products door-to-door. He
contacted a woman at her residence on Inglewood and began demonstrating his wares, even though
the woman asked him to go away. Before she could shut the door Smith
walked into the residence and began demonstrating his product on several
pieces of her furniture, all under the protests of the woman. Smith then
asked for a drink of water and actually walked into the kitchen where he
grabbed a drink. As he returned to the living room he was being escorted
out the door when he grabbed the woman and pulled her to the floor. He
then attempted to sexually assault the victim. The woman was finally able
to convince him to stop and leave by telling him she was expecting family
home any time. Smith fled from the residence but was stopped a short while
later when one of his co-workers was stopped for harassing other folks in
the area. Smith was in the same vehicle and after a field line-up where he
was positively identified by the victim and arrested. He was booked for
all violations. Salinas, California Police Department Release 01/28/05.
Fugitive Sex Offender Captured: A high risk sex offender who's been on the
run since mid march has been caught in Connecticut.
old Michael Davenport was arrested yesterday in New Haven. BurleIgh county captain
Collin Rixen says the arrest came after police there
received a call about a man selling magazines door to door.
2004 - Dangelo
Langford a traveling magazine salesman working for American Community
Services has be charged with Intent to Commit Rape, Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Elder Abuse, Burglary, Resisting
Arrest, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment. On Oct. 7, 2004 Langford beat and tried to rape an elderly
woman during an October home invasion that rattled her downtown Menlo Park neighborhood. In August of 2005 Langford was
sentenced to 11 years in prison.
2004 - Derrick Todd Jones was convicted of
sexual assault of a 15 year old girl to whom he was trying to sell
magazines in Cleveland.Seven
months earlier he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl
while selling magazines door-to-door in Menlo Park, California.
2004 - Ronald Glenn Bell, age 23, was arrested
for sexually assaulting a woman to whom he was attempting to sell
2004 - Joshua Montez
Bradshaw charged with burglary, grand theft, trespassing, and selling
magazines without required permit in Collier County, Florida. Bradshaw is a previous offender wanted in New Jersey for failing to appear in court on previous
burglary and theft charges.
2004 - Traveling MagazineSalesmanAzrielRashadBridge Murders Shirley Reuter. Shirley Reuter was found beaten and
stabbed on the floor of her suburban New Jersey home. Bridge is being held on a $500,000 bond,
has outstanding warrents in Illinois, and is also being charged with robbery.
2004 - EL CAJON, California – A door-to-door magazine salesman admitted in
Superior Court yesterday that he molested a 9-year-old girl in the living
room of her family's apartment while her mother rested in another room. As
part of a plea agreement approved by Judge Allan Preckel,
Maurice Andre Thomas will be sentenced to 24 years in prison for molesting
the girl March 16 after accosting her in a gated play area outside the
front door of her Estes Street apartment. Sentencing was set for Sept.
28.Thomas, 26, of Glendale, Ariz., pleaded guilty to four counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with
a child under 14 in exchange for the dismissal of other related charges.
Had he gone to trial and been convicted on all counts, Thomas could have faced
a life term in prison, prosecutor Kurt Mechals
2004 - Salinas Police Department, California
suspected of lighting fires in stores. Blazes damage four shops in NewburyPark
mall. A 19-year-old woman soliciting magazine subscriptions at a NewburyPark
strip mall was arrested Monday in connection with a series of fires that
erupted in bathrooms of four shops, authorities said. Latrice
Brown of Dallas was being booked into Ventura County Jail late
Monday on suspicion of arson of personal property of others, authorities said.
2004 - Magazine Salesman Arrested For Sexual
door-to-door salesman is under arrest, accused of trying to sexually assault a
young woman in Pullman Friday. Christopher Day working for Unlimited Sales,
Inc. is being charged with Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape, and Burglary. Pullman
Police Department: Case Number 04 P06490. Pullman, Washington.
2004 - A convicted sex offender has been
arrested while selling magazines door-to-door. Omaha Police Sergeant
Teresa Negron says, "When they got him to central station they
performed an ID check to verify his name. In doing so, found his name was
different than what he had said and he did have two felony warrants out of
Brewster is also a registered sex offender. He will be extradited to Washington.
2004 - Teen Door-To-Door Salesperson Arrested
Police: Many Individuals On Sales Crews Have Criminal
Ohio -- Every summer door-to-door sales crews hit the
streets attempting to convince people to purchase their products.
week, an 85-year-old woman told police in Copley that she was assaulted and
robbed by one of these salespeople.
have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the assault, and SummitCounty juvenile authorities are holding the teen.
News Channel 5 investigation found that the company for which the teen works is
United Entrepreneurs out of Texas.
2003 - A 19 year old MariettaGeorgia woman was raped by a man selling magazine
2003 - Bolton, Massachusetts: Check theft in Bolton casts spotlight on magazine solicitors
nationwide. A magazine saleswoman selling magazines door to door and
working for American Community Services has been charged with felony
larceny by check, felony forgery by check, and misdemeanor theft.
2003 - Two female magazine salespeople were
arrested in Westbrook Connecticut for larceny from homes while going door-to-door selling magazines.
2003 - Joshua W. Williams sexually assaulted a
19 year old Gurnee, Illinois woman while soliciting door-to-door for magazine sales.
2003 - On Nov. 13, in Portland, Tenn., about 40 miles north of Nashville, magazine salesman Brandon R. Bartee, 22, talked his way into a home and, according
to police, sexually fondled a 6-year-old girl — in front of her mother.
When arrested, Bartee had a card in his wallet
identifying him as a registered sex offender from Texas, Assistant Portland Police Chief Richard Smith
said. Bartee was charged with aggravated sexual
2003 - Rodger Erick Broadway was sentences for
life imprisonment without parole for a 2001 murder of a Knoxville woman who he raped andmurdered while employed by The
Real Deal and American Community Services as a traveling door to door
2003 - In August of 2003 Aaron Fulcer working as a traveling magazine salesman for
Imperial Sales was arrested in Dane County, Wisconsin Town Of Dunn, for outstanding warrants,
operating a motor vehicle after revocation, and contempt of court.
2003 - Philip White III is charged with
Second-Degree Felony Burglary With A Firearm and
Second Degree Kidnapping With A Firearm. White was employed as a traveling
magazine salesman working for Paragon Sales. White is a previous offender
with six previous felony convictions. Many of his convictions were for
2003 - In February of 2003 Gerald L. Thompson,
19, was arrested on charges of breaching the peace and resisting arrest
with violence. He is in the St. Johns County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
According to the arrest report, Thompson lashed out when they tried to
handcuff him. It took three deputies to force him onto the trunk of a
patrol car. Thompson grabbed one by the neck after his hands were locked.
Thompson was selling magazines door to door.
2003 - Camerae Harris, 23, of Maple
Heights, Ohio, was
arrested and charged with possession of a Class D substance and possession
of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Harris was working as a
traveling magazine salesman for American Community Services.
2003 - Prince Jermaine
Gregg, 22, of Bishopville, S.C.,
was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse,
according to the Mobile County Metro Jail's Web site. Gregg remained in
jail Wednesday in lieu of a $3,000 bond, a corrections officer said.Gregg was going door-to-door, selling
cleaning supplies and employed by Pumppers
2003 - Man Rapes Woman In Front Of Child:
woman was raped inside her home Tuesday afternoon in RutherfordCounty. A man forced his way inside the woman’s home around , tied her up and raped her in front of her
18-month-old child, police said.
in the afternoon, LaVergne police arrested Donnelle Covington, 19, and charged him with aggravated
burglary, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape. The suspect and several
other people were selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door in the
neighborhood, police said. Covington
was working for American Community Services out of Michigan City, Indiana.
2003 - Felony Theft From An Elder:
magazine salesmen will each serve 150 days in jail after being convicted of
defrauding an 85-year-old Camarillo
woman, who ended up paying for more than 200 years' worth of subscriptions,
according to the district attorney's office.
Marquez, 21, of Sacramento, and Jonathan Carey, 22, of Tacoma, Wash., each pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft
from an elder. Both men also received 36 months' probation during their
Marquez and Carey were employed by Unified Family
2002 - Two magazine salesmen were convicted in
the beating death of a Ft. Wayne, Indiana man at a motel used by a
magazine sales company to house its sales force. One is awaiting
sentencing for involuntary manslaughter. The other received a 25-year
sentence for murder.
2002 - A door-to-door magazine salesman charged
with the September rape of a 12-year-old Lancaster girl was expected to plead guilty Tuesday, but
instead told a FairfieldCounty judge he wants to go before a jury. Michael
Roland Poissant, 30, of Bristol, R.I.,
is charged with two counts of rape and one count each of kidnapping,
abduction and aggravated burglary. Poissant was
working for Palmetto Marketing out of Coral Springs, Fla. Poissant had an extensive previous criminal record.
2002 - A magazine salesman was sentenced to six
years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two girls,
aged 12 and 13 in their home in Parker, Colorado after the girls let him inside for a drink of
water. A second salesman is also awaiting sentencing in the case.
2002—A 24 year-old magazine salesman was
arrested in Durham, North Carolina for molesting and exposing himself to a
mentally disabled teenager who answered the door
2002 - The Illinois Attorneys General office has
filed a civil lawsuit against Karleen H. Hillery and Circulation I, Inc./ Circulation II Inc./Services Unlimited Plus for 70
counts of magazine consumer fraud.
salesman is charged with felonies of attempted forcible rape, attempted
forcible sodomy, and first-degree burglary and with misdemeanor false
imprisonment.According to the
prosecutors, Edward O’Neill, Jr. was selling magazine subscriptions and
attacked the girl after she made a purchase and went to retrieve her
2002 - A door-to-door salesman from Virginia was ordered to stand trial yesterday on charges
that he raped a 14-year-old Dormont girl last
month while she was baby-sitting. Deon Bowens, 23, of Richmond, Va.
is being held on charges of rape, sexual assault and statutory sexual
assault because the girl is underage. Bowens is being held at Allegheny
County Jail. Bail has been set at $110,000. Bowens was working for Austin
magazine salesman was arrested on a warrant for felony sexual abuse
charges in DublinCalifornia.The sexual assault was of
a 13 year-old girl in Cook County, Illinois.
2002 - Salesmen suspected of burglary, forgery: Two
20-year-old men working as door-to-door salesmen have been arrested and
booked into county jail on suspicion of burglary and forgery, police said.
were identified as Steven J. Varley and Jeovanne B. Brackett, said Bill Robinson, spokesman for the
San Diego Police Department.
and Brackett were being held in county jail yesterday in lieu of $110,000 bail
each, and are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at in San Diego Superior Court. Varley
was booked on suspicion of burglary, forgery and receiving stolen property,
according to jail records, while Brackett was booked on suspicion of two counts
of first-degree burglary, forgery and receiving stolen property. The two men
told police they worked for Circulation 2 Inc. of Rock Island, Ill.
2001—Magazine salesman arrested for criminal
trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia in Spokane, Washington.
2001 - Santa ClaraCounty sheriff's deputies have arrested a door-to-door magazine salesman
on suspicion of sexually assaulting a Pleasanton housekeeper. Sheriff's deputies detained Jeremy
Ruben Karabela, 23, of Charlotte, N.C.
for questioning last Thursday following complaints about a stranger in the
Pleasanton neighborhood. When deputies ran Karabela's name, they discovered he was wanted in Pleasanton on suspicion of sexual assault and burglary and
turned him over to Pleasanton authorities. Karabela is being held in
lieu of $150,000 bail at Santa Rita Jail on
of burglary (entering a home with the intent to commit a felony) and forcible
sexual penetration with a foreign object.
2001 - A magazine salesman was taken into
custody for Sexual Battery, Criminal Confinement, and Indecent Exposure
after trapping a woman in her car in a parking lot in Greenfield, Indiana.
2001 - Police charge 17-year-old in sexual
attack in Fern Creek. A 17-year-old boy from Texas who had been selling
magazines door to door in Jefferson County is wanted in last month's
attack on a 27-year-old woman in Fern Creek, police said yesterday. The
boy, whose name was not released because of his age, is charged with
first-degree sodomy and attempted murder, said Officer Robert Biven, a Jefferson County Police spokesman. Police
said the youth had been an employee with Interstate Subscription Services,
based in San
which has more than 100 independent contractors nationwide who handle
2001 - A magazine salesman was sentenced to years in prison for attempted sexual assault
during a robbery in a parking lot in Lincoln, Nebraska. A second salesman was sentenced to two years six months to five
years in prison for attempted robbery in the same incident.
2001 - A local drug dealer in Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced to 43 years in prison for gunning down a magazine
sales crew manager during a bad drug buy in a motel room that he had
rented to house young salespeople.
2001 -A magazine salesman pleaded
guilty to luring sisters, seven years old and ten years old, into a
secluded park area in Olympia, Washington. He was sentenced to five months in prison and
one year probation.
2001 - A magazine salesman pleaded no contest to
stabbing another salesman with a pair of scissors in a motel room used to
house a sales crew in Boulder, Colorado. He received one-year of probation.
2001 - Norfolk - A Peninsula man was sentenced Friday to 43
years in prison for gunning down a door-to-door salesman last year in
Ocean View. Arthur Matthews Jr., 19, of Newport News, received 40 years for his guilty plea to
second-degree murder and three years for his plea to a firearms charge.
John Skyles III, 31, was in town selling
magazine subscriptions when he was shot to death on March 15 in a room at
a Quality Inn. Skyles was from Luther, Mich., and worked for Palmetto Marketing in Coral Springs, Fla.
He came to Newport News with a group of salesmen. Matthews told Judge Junius P. Fulton III on Friday that the shooting was
an accident, but police said the killing involved a dispute over drugs.
2000—Oswego County, NY.Matthew Maxson,
age 18, a traveling magazine salesman was convicted of murdering Diane
Cooper. Maxson entered Cooper’s home attempting
to sell her magazines.He entered
Cooper’s home attempting to sell her magazines and then brutally attacked
her using a glass jar and a knife.She was beaten into unconsciousness and died. Maxson
had previously been convicted of two crimes and was a chronic abuser of
alcohol and street drugs. Maxson was employed by
salesmen and their employer agreed to a $1.8 million settlement for
beating a man in Portland, Oregon.
2000—Grand IslandNeb.20 year old man, no permanent address,
in town selling magazines door-to-door was arrested for robbery.
2000 - A Minnesota magazine salesman, who
apparently decided to switch careers in Texas last week, was jailed early
Saturday at the Carter County Detention Center on drug trafficking and
possession of a stolen vehicle charges. Deputy Jim Sturges,
assigned to the Task Force, said 22-year-old Dwight Hammond, Red Wing, Minn., was arrested about by Deputy Greg Johnson and reserve officers. Hammond was taken into custody when deputies found him
inside a stolen Jeep that had careened into a Telephone Road pasture, located near Springer. "The
deputies received a call there was a vehicle in a pasture. When they
arrived they found Hammond and an enormous amount of a controlled dangerous substance and
called the Task Force," Sturges said. The
narcotic in Hammond's possession turned out to be 130 grams of
crack cocaine. "It only takes five grams to be charged with
trafficking and Mr. Hammond had way, way more than that," Sturges said. The street value of the crack cocaine
Hammond was carrying was estimated at $15,600. "He had been working
all over the country as a traveling magazine salesman," Sturges said.
2000 - A Newport News man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison
for his role in the slaying of a door-to-door salesman last year in Ocean
20, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a related gun charge. His
first trial ended with a hung jury, but Marsala agreed to a plea bargain with prosecutors
Monday just before his second trial was to begin. In January, his
accomplice, Arthur Matthews Jr., 21, of the 200 block of Maple Ave. in Newport News, received 43 years for his guilty plea to
murder and gun charges. Police said he was the trigger man in the slaying.
Their victim, John W. Skyles III, 31, was in
town selling magazine subscriptions when he was shot to death on March 15,
2000, in a room at the
Quality Inn on West Ocean View Avenue. Skyles, originally
from Luther, Mich., worked for Palmetto Marketing in Coral Springs, Fla.
He was here with a group of salesmen.
2000 - Three men were arrested in connection
with a robbery in the parking lot of a local credit union, but only two
were charged with the crime. Adam N. Sisk, 20, was charged with robbery
and carrying a concealed knife. Jeffrey L. Ritter, 21, was charged with
robbery, making terroristic threats and
attempted first-degree sexual assault for the Sunday incident. Neither man
has a permanent address. They told Judge David Bush in court Thursday that
they are in town selling magazines door to door and were staying at the
Relax Inn, 507 W. Second St. Both men also told Bush they were originally
from Minnesota. Ritter and Sisk were employed by Atlantic
1999--A door-to-door magazine saleswoman was
sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing to death
a Peoria man in his home.
1999 - A 31-year-old man charged with robbing
and sodomizing a Tualatin woman in March was sentenced last week to 15
years, three months in prison. Robert Henry Evans admitted attacking the
woman March 12 in her home in the Stafford Road area in ClackamasCounty. The victim, 38, bought magazines from Evans weeks earlier, police
said. Evans returned to woman's home, saying he needed to clear up mistakes
on her magazine order. Evans threatened to kill the woman and her young
children, then forced her to perform a sex act on him, said Chris Owen, a
Clackamas County deputy district attorney. Evans also stole jewelry from
the woman's home.
magazine salesman was arrested in Belleville, Il.
For damage to property, trespassing, and resisting a police officer.
magazine salesman were arrested for burglary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.They knocked on the door and when no one
came, went around to the back and forced a patio door.
1999 - Two men selling magazines and books
door-to-door in the Holland area were arraigned Wednesday on three counts of home invasion in
Holland District Court. Charles Crawford, 21, and Kevin Alfred, 24, are
both charged with first-degree home invasion for allegedly entering four
homes in the same ParkTownship neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The pair work
for American Community Service, a Michigan City, Ind.-based company that
drops off individuals in communities to sell books and magazines
door-to-door, said Lt. Del South of the Ottawa County Sheriff's
Department. Crawford, of Norfolk, Va.,
was convicted on weapons and drug charges earlier this year in Minnesota. Alfred, of Minneapolis, Minn., has a drug-related conviction on his criminal record.
1999—West LafayetteInd.Antmargo Peacock,
Albany Georgia,a traveling
door-to-door magazine salesman pled guilty to raping a 19 year old woman
after knocking on her door attempting to sell magazine subscriptions.
1999 - Oklahoma Department of Labor fines
Karleen Hillery $10,000 for labor violations committed during the March 25,
1999 van crash that
killed seven sales agents and maimed five for life. Jeremy Holmes the
driver of the van is charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide and
five counts of feloniously causing great bodily harm to another. Holmes is
sentenced to seven years in prison. Holmes did not have a valid Wisconsindrivers license. The
Manager of the sales crew Choan Lane is charged with obstructing an officer,
contributing to the truancy of a child, contributing to the delinquency of
a child, and interference with child custody. Lane was sentenced to 3.5
years in prison. Holmes and Lane worked for Subscriptions Plus, Inc. a magazine
sales company out of Oklahoma owned and operated by Karleen Hillery.
1998—A grand jury in Strafford County, NH
indicted a door-to-door magazine salesman for felonious sexual assault and
kidnapping on a 9 year-old girl.While attempting to sell magazines in a trailer court Walter
Collier, 19, of Yuma AZ. lured a nine year old girl to a wooded area on
the edge of the court and held her against her will to commit the
assault.Police claim that
Collier’s job enabled him to commit the alleged assault.
1998—Quinton Jackson, 21, was being held in jail
in Plano, Texas for the aggravated sexual assault of a 67 year old
woman.He was working as a
door-to-door salesman. Jackson worked for American Community Services.
1998 - Police charged a Bloomfield man Wednesday with attempted murder in an Aug.
2 shooting at the Travelers Inn on Main Street. Chauncey Whitehead, who police say also goes
by the name Chauncey Watts, was charged after a bizarre chain of events
that landed him in jail, accused not only of the East Hartford shooting but also of a 1995 slaying in Hartford. Whitehead, 20, whose address police gave as 16 Rosewood Lane, was staying at the Travelers Inn as part of a
group of 58 people who were selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door
for a New
company, according to a police affidavit. Whitehead was working for Chapel
Sales. Whitehead was a previous offender and wanted by the police. On July 1, 2000 Whitehead was sentenced to 100 years in prison
for firing shots into a crowd in the city's South End and killing a man while
wounding three youths. Judge sentences man in killing. Gunman gets 100-year
term for 1995 shooting.
1997— Bridgette Latrice
Brown, 23, while selling magazines, door-to-door in SeattleWashington asked the customer if she could use her phone.She then turned vicious, tied her up and
raped her.Brown was charged with Second-Degree
Rape and First-Degree Burglary. She was sentenced to 6 years in prison in
1997 – Bakersfield, California: The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty given a
door-to-door salesman who was convicted of murdering a 65-year-old woman
who told him to leave. A Kern County Superior Court jury convicted John
Lee Holt of robbery, rape and murder in the 1989 incident, and the state
court upheld the decision in this automatic appeal. Holt worked for Austin
1997 - The second defendant in the murders of
two young magazine salesmen agreed Tuesday to a plea deal that spares him
a possible death sentence in return for a lengthy prison term. Michael W.
Grinnell, 25, who was to be the first death-penalty defendant in the state
to go on trial, agreed to a plea bargain similar to that granted last
December to a co-defendant and admitted that he murdered Adam Chesneck, 18, of Dixon, Ill., and Billy Jo Gilbert
Jr., 20, of Terre Haute, Ind., last August in Genesee County. All were
among a group of magazine salespeople and supervisors working in the
county at the time. The only motive disclosed was that Grinnell, of Massillon, Ohio,
and co-defendant Jacob R. Russell, 20, of Elk Grove, Calif., planned to rob a convenience store and feared that Chesneck and Gilbert would alert police. The robbery
never occurred, and many were puzzled because the viciousness of the crime
seemed so out of proportion.
1996—San Jose, California.An 18 year-old
door-to-door salesman would burglarize a home if no one was home.He would take credit cards or individual
checks and charge subscriptions. Kevin Lee Mobley worked for Palmetto
Marketing, Inc. out of Coral Springs, Florida. Mobley was arrested in Rochester, Minn.. Police found stolen checks and credit cards
belonging to at least 30 people.
1996—Police arrested a California salesman for allegedly molesting a young girl
while trying to sell magazines in Coeur d’Alene.
1996 - Police arrested a 30-year-old
door-to-door salesman Friday, saying he tied up and robbed an 88-year-old
woman this week after selling her a bottle of cleaning solution. "She
couldn't understand why he did that after she bought his product,"
said police Detective Michael Mitchell. Creston Lee Betts, who had no
listed address, was held in Hillsborough County Jail Friday on $20,250
bail on charges of home invasion robbery, false imprisonment and
possession of marijuana.
1995—Orlando, Fla.Samuel Erby,
20, a magazine salesman revisited the apartment of an 88-year-old woman
who turned down a subscription and attacked her.He first tried to suffocate her with a
scarf and then smother her with her hand.When she screamed he ran away and a neighbor called 911.
1994—John James Smith, a 19 year old Illinois door-to-door salesman admitted murdering a9-year-old Franklin, Wisconsin boy.The boys
naked body was found in brush adjoining a neighbor’s backyard.
1993—Tucson, AZ.A 26 year-old door-to-door salesman from
Vancouver was arrested for raping a woman.
1993—SeattleWashington.Jeffrey L. Robinson, a
traveling magazine salesman form MaconGeorgia was held on $150,000 bail for first degree rape
of a four-year-old child.
salesman accused of rape.
1993—FayettevilleNC.Magazine salesman Michael Paul Scott
working for Sun Circulation murders Dennis Craig House. The jury found
defendant Scott guilty of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to
commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and first-degree felony murder.
1992—TucsonAZ.A traveling magazine salesman was
arrested for rape of a woman who let him into her apartment while
attempting to sell magazines.
1991 - A 23-year-old Mississippi man who sold magazines door to door was in
custody at Santa Clara County Jail Thursday after being arrested on
suspicion of raping a woman in East San Jose.
Police said the man forced his way into the residence after the woman
described as being in her 20s opened her front door. Officers would say
only that the rape occurred about Tuesday near White Road and Cunningham Road. The man choked the victim and kicked her,
raped her and then fled out the rear of her house, police said. Sgt. Greg
Trapp said an officer responding to the call recognized the description as
resembling a magazine salesman in the same neighborhood. Trapp said
investigators then interviewed neighbors, who were able to describe the
man and the identity card he used to sell magazines. After checking with
the city's permit division, the police determined that the man worked for
American Community Services Inc., which sells a variety of magazines.
1991—Portland, Ore.Two traveling magazine salesman arrested
for cutting the tips off of two cats.
traveling salesman was arrested for stealing checks from a customer who had
been let into his living room.
Eugene Lund, 26, a traveling magazine salesman was charged with raping an
18 year old woman while her 3-month old daughter was in the room.He then tried to disconnect the baby’s breathing
1991—WoburnMass.A Middlesex Superior Court
jury deliberated approximately two hours before finding that Darrin
Whitman, 24 had killed a retired beautician, with deliberate
premeditation.Whitman was one of a
large group of young persons brought into Woburn to sell magazines.He sold a subscription to the victim
earlier in the day.Later he came
back, made her undress and lie on her back before stabbing her four times,
once in the heart. Whitman worked for American Community Services.
1991 - Orange County, California. A magazine salesman is
charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. A man claiming to be a magazine
salesman raped a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint Tuesday in her Seal Beach
home. The girl, who lives in the OldTown neighborhood, answered a knock at the door shortly before from a man in his early 20s identifying himself
as a representative of a magazine marketing company, Seal Beach police said. As they were talking, he pulled
out a knife and raped the girl.
22-year-old Huron, S.D., magazine salesman was arrested in Omaha on charges of a sexual assault in Ames, Iowa.
door-to-door magazine salesman from Tucson was arrested for attempted rape and burglary
after forcing his way into a customer’s home.
1989 - Braintree, MA.
A magazine salesman accused of raping an East Braintree woman this month was arrested by Augusta, Maine, police late Friday night and returned to Braintree, authorities said yesterday. William
Sutherland, 24, of Battle Creek, Mich., was charged with rape, police said, after Maine police were told by a hotel clerk that
Sutherland was in the Augusta area.
1989 - Chicago, Illinois. Michael Ray Hughes robs a door to door salesman selling magazines
robs and murders BeataLhee
while selling magazines. In April of 2005 in a plea deal that spared
Hughes the possibility of the death penalty, Judge James Egan sentenced
Hughes to life in prison with no chance of parole for the Sept. 21,
1988, murder of BeataLhee.
1988--American Fork Utah--A five-man, three-woman jury deliberated three
hours before finding a door-to-door salesman from Chicago guilty of raping a 19 year-old American Fork
1987--Opelousas La.Roosevelt Chapman,a 23 year old traveling magazine
salesperson fromBristol, Pa.
was arrested after he stole more than $100 from a customer’s purse while
she was out of the room getting change.He will be extradited to Dayton where he is wanted on a burglary charge.
1985 - Allentown, Pa.:
Mar 19, 1985. An
Ohio magazine salesman has exhausted his efforts to
get a new trial after being convicted of raping a 31-year-old Allentown woman. Two Lehigh County judges have disagreed
with Clinton Dudley's contention that his attorney was ineffective in his
April 1981 trial. A jury found Dudley guilty
of rape, indecent assault and simple assault.
1982 - On August 19, 1982, David W. Steffen talked his way into the home
of a 19-year old Cincinnati woman. David Steffen, a young door-to-door salesman, was selling a
cleaner product which was packaged by Hy-Pro
Chemical. The 19-year-old Cincinnati woman allowed him in to give her a
demonstration. The Cincinnati woman watched as Steffen scrubbed the tile under the sink. When he
stood up, Steffen brushed against her breast. She started to scream.
Steffen warned her to stop but she continued. Steffen then beat her
severely, ran into the kitchen, found a paring knife and returned to the
bathroom where he raped her and cut her throat. Steffen beat her, broke
her nose, choked her and slashed her throat 4 times. He left the home
after raping her, leaving her body for her mother to find.