So, Who is this Charles Dean Bryant???

September 20, 2016 4 comments

So, this GUY states on his Facebook page he works at ProCore Fitness and by the looks of his page, he is an avid athlete working out ALOT and checking into the Grapevine Horseshoe Trail more than once (but recently switched to a Dallas park- watch out Dallas)!

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What is sad is that it also looks like he had a recent breakup and is/was suffering from that breakup. I don’t know who that girl is- but OMG- are you freaking out right now? According to various news reports, he worked at a Denton bar (gay dance club and bar, the Urban Cowboy Saloon).

She was fond on Wednesday morning, September 14, 2016. He posted on his own Facebook page. The evening of Sept 13, he posted “Teach you tricks that will blow your mind,” and didn’t post again until September 15, 2016 whe he posted a cryptic music video by Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me- and wrote “Shut up, kiss me. Hold me tight.” Then, Sept 16, he checked in at Dallas’ Colorado Park at 604am with a post “Early mornings and sleepless nights but she got you feeling alright.” On September 16, he also posted “Never let anyone else dictate your life, if you’re happy and aren’t hurting anyone, other people’s opinions dont matter be it family, friends, strangers. Do what you want, Love who you want, Live your life!!” Im seeing NO remorse here! He went on to post on September 17th that he “detest liars.” OH LORD!

Vandagriff Was a Cocktail Waitress at a Dallas-Based Bar, Sambuca 360, according to heavy.com.

The 30-year-old suspect being charged with capital murder and being held on a $1 million bond for Vandagriff’s death is Charles Dean Bryant, who authorities say left a Denton bar with Vandagriff around 11 p.m. the night before her body was found, according to NBC 5. Did he lose his job as a fitness instructor? Did he GO NUTS over his recent breakup? Good Lord- he was 30! Get over it!

According to public records, Bryant has had a few previous charges which include a financial forgery charge and possession of marijuana.

Most recently, he was arrested Sept 6, 2016 for criminal trespass by UNT Police Dept and was granted a personal recognizance bond of $500 and also charged Sept 7, 2016 with stalking.

It also appears that County Criminal Court #5 issues an arrest warrant on Sept 12, 2016 (Judicial Office Coby Waddill) for his arrest- AND SHE WAS LAST SEEN the day/night after! Why didn’t the state/county go pick him up!? I feel horrible for the girl he was stalking- I’m hoping she was locked up tight with MANY friends close by! I need to find out who is attorney is! Was he notified of warrant and went crazy!?

His home address is listed as 14017 Sand Hills Dr. Haslet, TX 76052. I’m looking for anyone who would like to discuss this! OMG!

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Female Private Eye

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Private Eye

“A bit of an oddball in this business”

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016

WHILE SNOOPING for signs that a suburban salon was illegally shooting up its clients with Botox, Sarah Alcorn ’90 went undercover: “I wore too much makeup and acted like a ditz.” Searching Boston’s homeless shelters for a junkie who’d witnessed an armed robbery, she feigned dishevelment and “dressed in sweats.” Once she donned a brunette wig and sunglasses to tail an alleged adulteress at a hotel. “I like to fit into any canvas,” says the petite faux blond while scrolling through the database of public divorce records at the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court for background information in an assault case. “Changing personas appeals to me.”

A fine-arts concentrator at Harvard, Alcorn worked on props and set design in Hollywood (hence the fondness for hairpieces) before becoming a private criminal investigator 17 years ago. Chameleonic versatility and cleverness aren’t the only traits she exploits to succeed in a field traditionally dominated by tough men—but they have helped. “I spend a lot of time knocking on doors and getting people who don’t want to talk to me to talk to me,” she reports. “Some people respond to the P.I. who’s an ex-cop and might throw his weight around a little. I find the social worker/nice lady vibe often works better for me.”

She has worked on at least a thousand cases, including an ancillary trial connected to the Boston Marathon bombing, and is on the defense team in the high-profile murder of Boston toddler Bella Bond, whose body washed up on Deer Island last year. Some 25 other current cases range from sexual and armed assaults, financial frauds, and robberies to adult murders, drug deals, bar fights, and domestic abuse. She also takes on civil suits and divorces, along with the occasional missing-person search.

A few years ago, on an icy February night, Alcorn was out looking for a mentally ill teenage runaway. Worried that he might freeze to death, she urgently checked police stations, shelters, parks, and hospitals, and questioned homeless people sleeping outside. It turned out “the kid had his parents’ credit card and was staying at a four-star hotel. Living like a lord,” she says. “The lesson there was: Follow the money.”

It also clarifies that detective work is rarely glamorous. Alcorn spends most of her workdays alone, logging hours at the computer trawling social-media sites and proprietary databases for authorized law enforcers and private investigators, like IRBsearch and Locate PLUS, or talking on the phone, trying to reach relatives, friends, and other potential witnesses who can shed light on a crime or a defendant. She gets out of the office to document crime scenes, collect information at courthouses, libraries, and archives (often a tedious process, even without the wheedling), attend hearings or trials, visit inmates, and drive around neighborhoods looking for people.

“People would not enjoy watching real detective work,” says David J. Prum ’80, a former longtime private investigator who was Alcorn’s mentor and then business partner until she opened her solo practice, Greystones Investigation, in 2005. It’s not about building a broad, alluring narrative, but “getting raw information, exactly the words and intention around ‘what A said and B said and C said’ and laying them all down and keeping it all straight in your head while you’re trying to get the story out of the next person,” he adds. “In a complex case, it’s like needlework or dissection: you have to be precise and have extreme patience and tolerance” for pinning down minutiae.

In the larger scheme, Alcorn’s daily doggedness reinforces the integrity of the criminal-justice system, she hopes, and helps keep jury trials “healthy.” Prosecutors rely on police detectives to gather evidence, primarily of guilt, but defense attorneys hire private investigators, like Alcorn, to dig up information that exculpates, or at least raises reasonable doubt among jurors. About half her cases involve indigents with assigned public defenders—“low-paying work, but abundant and interesting,” she says. (More lucrative corporate and security work, or insurance investigations, are “boring.”) Early on, she enthusiastically sought to “Put away the bad guys! They’re a bunch of scumbags!” she recalls—“I am not a bleeding-heart liberal, by the way”—but she soon saw enough to conclude that with the “full weight of the police department, the prosecutor’s office, the Commonwealth against them, the little guy or the little woman needs help,” even if it’s just mitigating the charges against them.

She points to an old Cambridge case, where a police officer reported seeing a drug deal in a park. When she went to the scene, not only was the distance between the deal’s alleged location and the officer’s position too great to see “a little baggie get passed between hands,” she says, but the transaction supposedly happened at night—and the view was “blocked by trees.” “There’s no way anyone could see that. It was absurd,” she declares. “Now, was the alleged drug dealer a questionable character? Probably. However, in this case it doesn’t matter if he dealt drugs 50 times before. They can’t just make up stuff to get a guilty verdict.”

One of the few times she has felt threatened came while investigating a police shooting, and someone—either a fellow private detective or a law-enforcement officer (she believes it was the latter)—used an authorized database to link her to the case. “They published my name and address and my parents’ address and wrote ‘This is the woman,’” she says. Police misconduct occurs, she says, but “I do wonder to what extent a lot of police officers are suffering from a kind of PTSD, and so [they display] this hyper-vigilance. It doesn’t excuse [misconduct] but it maybe explains some of the behavior. I am not anti-police; I think it’s a very tough job.”

Within an often overheated, adversarial system, Alcorn’s duties are surprisingly neutral. She finds out what witnesses saw and think they know to be true (the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, once the bedrock of guilty verdicts, is increasingly being contested by scientists and in the courts), and what they will say on the stand, taking notes that can lead to depositions. She reports “whatever it is: good, bad, or indifferent.” If someone tells her the gun was in her client’s hand, she needs to know that’s what will surface at trial.

The work resembles social anthropology, in its conscious avoidance of moral judgments. “People waste a lot of time trying to understand crime in moral terms,” David Prum notes, “but crime is a completely normal human activity.” There are lawbreakers devoid of a moral compass, he explains, “just like some people are color-blind,” but among the thousands of cases he has worked on, “I’ve only run into a few stone-cold psychos. And it’s obvious when you do. You can’t fake that, nor would anyone want to.”

Instead Prum, who like Alcorn has theater experience, looks at many crimes as “bad performance art. What you see in courts is the result of a lot of young men—because the majority of violent crimes are committed by men between the ages of 16 and 24—who are stuck in a malignant narrative. They are dramatizing themselves, acting out to have an impact on their environment, not to be noticed but to notice themselves, expressing their beings in the face of a reality that ignores them.” He has never carried a gun because “What’s going to happen in a tense situation when a bad guy with a gun knows you’ve got one? He’s likely to use his first. I’ve been in bad situations with armed people and simply walked away. It’s not worth their while to attack if they see you leaving.”

With this in mind, Alcorn favors Mace over a gun. She approaches the job, at least when interviewing potential witnesses, largely as a creative employment of empathy. “The ability to imagine other people’s states of mind,” Prum calls it—to “care about what they are going to share with you.” Often, for witnesses and victims, these are the grittiest details of the most traumatic event of their lives. Alcorn, he says, has an “incredible curiosity about other people—not because she is superficially interested in what she can get out of them, but because she is genuinely interested in the person sitting in front of her.”

 

ALCORN ADMITS TO an abiding “affection for morally ambiguous people.” Where it stems from, she has no idea, but she seems to root for the “Tony Sopranos of the world.” And she finds crime—“why it happens, how it happens, how it’s solved, forensics, the incidental narratives—infinitely fascinating, you know?” She is also nosy. Engaging with thousands of people and visiting their homes, seeing how they live, offers “a view of the range of humanity that most people don’t get to see.” A hoarder’s home where “every single item was pink or purple, even the Christmas decorations. Floor to ceiling, filled with pink and purple clothing, boxes, toys.” The backyard of a house in the country where a murder had taken place, that was strewn with a dozen deer legs sticking out of the frozen ground—“someone had been dressing deer back there”—and a dead cat.

Thirsty from an early age for such extreme sights, Alcorn moved to New York City after graduation to work in theater production, then quickly on to Los Angeles. There, she focused on production design, like creating props for Bottle Rocket, idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson’s first movie (she was also his girlfriend for a year). Her Hollywood career ultimately “tanked,” she says, “mostly because I was bottoming out on partying and bad activities.” In 1997, she returned to Boston, moved in with her parents (her father, Alfred Alcorn ’64, writes academic murder mysteries), and got sober through a 12-step recovery process that she still abides by, finding that “doing the next right thing” serves her well.

Once clear-headed enough, she decided to put her love of research (likely inherited from her father, she adds) and preoccupation with crime to constructive use. She applied to become an FBI agent but, fortuitously, around that time met Prum through mutual friends, and “basically stalked him until he hired me.” (He confirms that.)

Alcorn had already been victimized by then, and responded with stealth. An ex-boyfriend had been stalking her (“to the tune of trying to break down the door of my apartment”) and despite a restraining order, he didn’t stop. Alcorn staked out his house, followed him, and called the police on her cell phone until they served him with a restraining order-violation notice.

After five years as Prum’s apprentice and an interview with the Massachusetts State Police (both requirements for her state license), she officially became a private detective—and, along the way, got married, had a daughter, Juliet, and soon divorced. She loves the jolt, what she calls the “hit,” of moving from “playing Barbies” on the carpet at home to, an hour later, locking up her valuables and “being processed” through the metal detector by guards at a prison in order to interview a murderer.

As a Harvard-educated, artistic single mom, Alcorn knows she’s “a bit of an oddball in this business.” At educational workshops, conferences, and meetings of the Licensed Private Detective Association of Massachusetts, most of her colleagues have been “male, Republican, ex-cops with bellies,” she says—and “total sweethearts, helpful and accepting of me.” More women have entered the field within the last decade, however, and Alcorn, who stays abreast of the latest forensic procedures, legalities, databases, and technology through conferences and seminars, enjoys following the expertise of two of them—“location/background gurus” Cynthia Hetherington and Michèle Stuart. At a recent course on conducting Dark Web searches (for typically illegal content that exists apart from the publicly accessible Internet and search engines), Alcorn says Hetherington warned that, “from a cyber safety perspective, it’s like walking with open cuts into a room full of vampires.”

Humorous—were it not true. Criminal work is steeped in “the darker side of human nature,” Alcorn acknowledges. “It is psychically taxing, if nothing else.” More than 90 percent of her cases result from people doing “something stupid to get money to get drugs, or being on drugs or alcohol,” she reports. Without insight into the addict’s frame of mind, and her own hard-earned recovery, she wouldn’t have lasted in the job “because there is so much hopelessness and death.” Every day she meets people struggling just to get by and build a clean life who are consistently “hobbled by the system.” A witness she recently spoke to is on probation and therefore on call for drug testing, meaning that even at work (and he feels lucky to have a job, she says), for a spot-check, he must leave his post, take a long, round-trip bus ride to the site, and pay $11 for the test. “How is he supposed to do that, and keep his job?” she asks.

Alcorn can’t help identifying with some people, especially women, especially women who drink. “I’ll show up in court sometimes and see some woman whose hair is all messy, her eyes are sunken, she’s got handcuffs on, she looks completely confused, she’s hit someone with her car,” she says. “And I am no different. If I had not chosen the path that I took, I could be that woman, you know?”

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Attorneys & Private Investigators

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  • There are countless reasons why an attorney would want to hire a private investigator. The most basic reason is that most attorneys and law firms simply do not have the time and resources to conduct a thorough investigation, find and interview potential witnesses, seek and uncover evidence that could be pertinent to proving their client’s case, all in addition to preparing their case and getting their client ready to appear in court. The most effective and efficient way to improve your chances of obtaining the positive outcome your client is counting on you to deliver, is to hire a skilled legal private investigator to work on your behalf.

    Attorneys have a duty to represent their clients in the best possible way, including finding all of the facts of the case. In criminal cases, if the attorney does not find and present all of the facts, it could be professional misconduct, causing ineffectiveness of counsel allegations, a new trial, and possibly, disciplinary sanctions.

    Did I mention all of our investigators are FEMALE!?

    Morrison Investigations offers the following services:
    Interviewing techniques
    Serving as a fact or expert witness
    Statement taking
    Utilizing sophisticated databases
    Handling of evidence, both physical and documentary
    Dealing with reluctant or adverse witnesses
    Access to other experts in various forensic disciplines
    Knowledge of other private investigators in other geographic locations for subpoena and other services
    Covert Surveillance (Family Court- Child Custody and Divorce)

How Private Investigators Work

 Sherlock Holmes is one of the world’s most famous fictional detectives.

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 T­hanks to books, movies and TVshows, many people have a clear mental image of the stereotypical private investigator.  He works from a dimly-lit, cluttered, sometimes smoky office in a less-than-affluent part of town. There, he greets a series  of walk-in clients — often women — who have been wronged in one way or another.

Usually, his job is either to find proof of wrongdoing or to make the situation right again. To do this, he gets useful  information from witnesses and bystanders, sometimes with the help of false pretenses and fake identification. He tails  witnesses, takes pictures, searches buildings and keeps an eye out for clues that others may have overlooked.  Occasionally, his curiosity gets him into trouble, and he barely escapes being caught somewhere he isn’t supposed to be.  But eventually, he returns to his distressed client, letting her know that he’s solved the case.

Lots of fictional detectives have contributed to this image, including Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe and multiple film noir heroes from the 1940s and 50s. Today’s pop-culture investigators, like Adrian Monk and Veronica Mars, are often a little quirkier than their older counterparts. They don’t necessarily wear fedoras, work in questionable neighborhoods or even call themselves private investigators. However, they still appear as heroes who have a knack for digging up the right information at the right time.

But just how much of the P.I. lore is really true? How many of the events depicted in fiction are really possible — or legal? In this article, we’ll explore what it takes to become a private investigator and exactly what the job involves.

The first step to separating fact from fiction is to define precisely what a private investigator is. Essentially, private investigators are people who are paid to gather facts. Unlike police detectives or crime-scene investigators, they usually work for private citizens or businesses rather than for the government. Although they sometimes help solve crimes, they are not law-enforcement officials. Their job is to collect information, not to arrest or prosecute criminals.

The term “private eye” comes from the Pinkerton Detective Agency logo

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Private investigators have existed for more than 150 years. The first known private detective agency opened in France in 1833. In 1850, Allan Pinkerton formed Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which grew into one of the most famous detective agencies in the United States. The Pinkerton Agency became notorious for breaking strikes, but it also made several contributions to the fields of law enforcement and investigation. The agency takes credit for the concept of the mug shot, and the term “private eye” came from the original Pinkerton logo.

Today, about a quarter of the private investigators in the United States are self-employed. Of those who are not, about a quarter work for detective agencies and security services . The rest work forfinancial institutions, credit collection services and other businesses. Many investigators choose to focus on a specific field of investigation based on their background and training. For example, someone with a degree in business might become a corporate investigator. An investigator with a background in patents andtrademarks might focus on intellectual property theft. A certified public accountant (CPA) might specialize in financial investigation.

But regardless of specialization, a P.I.’s job is to conduct thorough investigations. We’ll look at the investigative process in the next section.

STORE AND HOTEL DETECTIVES

Many retail establishments hire loss-prevention agents to investigate and prevent employee theft and shoplifting. Although the job title doesn’t always include the word “investigator” or “detective,” these employees generally perform investigative work. Some hotels and casinos also employ detectives to protect guests and help investigate thefts or petty crimes that take place on the property. In many cases, these investigators also double as security guards.

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3 Tips for Controlling Workers’ Comp Medical Costs

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI) reports that medical services now represent 60 percent of Workers’ Comp claim costs. In the past, indemnity costs made up the biggest part of the Workers’ Comp claim.

From provider networks to prescription plans to medical audits, there are a number of measures available to help companies contain medical costs.

But the economy will drive many employers to turn to additional measures, brokers and insurers say. Here are three strategies that work.

1. Workplace Safety

One elemental but critical step in any plan to keep medical costs down is concentrating efforts on workplace safety.

With large employers retaining big chunks of their Workers’ Comp obligations under large deductible plans, they have to redouble their efforts on preventing losses in the first place, observes Mike Stankard, a Detroit-based managing director and the industrial-materials practice leader at Aon Risk Solutions.

2. Bogus Claims

While establishing a culture of safety is essential to prevent workplace injuries, employers also should be guarding against bogus claims, Stankard says.

In recent years as the economy soured, employers have faced spikes in Workers’ Comp claims—not all of them legitimate—when some workers who feared layoffs or knew they were pending filed claims to secure income after their jobs were lost.

Establishing ongoing testing of various job-related physical functions, such as hearing, gives employers a baseline measure they can track and respond to quickly at the first sign of a problem—rather than after a worker has filed a claim, according to Stankard.

3. The Right Hires

Some manufacturers are seeing an uptick in orders and are rehiring, which brings up a third important element in controlling Workers’ Comp costs: avoiding hiring workers who pose high claim risks.

“Data analysis tells a story of hot spots around an organization,” says Stankard. In many cases, the analysis takes employers back to the point of hire and their ability, or lack thereof, to match hires to a job. One step that can help: making sure the job description adequately characterizes the demands of the job.

Filling jobs with the workers who are best suited psychologically for those positions will help prevent injuries; it will also help prevent myriad indirect costs associated with a Workers’ Comp claim, according to Scott Higgins, president of commercial accounts at Travelers, which offers clients psychological profiles of job candidates.

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