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Young Bunn, N.C. Deputy’s Involvement In Nyamodi Case Suspicious: Sources Tells TPC Officer Tasked With Youth’s Arrest Is A Rookie

Very compelling information related to the Shannon Nyamodi human rights case continues to be provided to TPC from sources familiar with the case. The latest details are even more disturbing than particulars that have already been outlined in previous articles. Shannon’s arrest has always troubled many followers of this case, especially considering he was taken into custody roughly twelve hours after the actual crime was committed. Police reports which included official documents from a Franklin County Sheriff Commander suggest that the suspected shooter was unknown to authorities when they sought to obtain a search warrant for the residence where the shooting occurred. This would completely dispel any notion that the victim in the case had identified her assailant to police working the crime scene that night. It’s even more doubtful that police had completed their processing of the home and finalized the entire investigation to name a suspect for the crime.

Baring any discovery evidence authorities obtained later, it appears hearsay evidence is the only connection to Shannon Nyamodi that cops would have to even identify the youth as a person of interest. In fact the story Franklin County Sheriffs fed to the media about this case was obtained on August 17, 2012 nearly 39 hours later, by an allege confidential informant (CI) who gave a statement to Lt. M. Little of the Youngsville police. Since official police reports clearly indicate that Shannon had not been identified at the scene as the suspected shooter by the victim, his arrest in such an early stage of the investigation sticks out like a sore thumb when details related to Shannon and his alleged co defendant’s motive for the crime were provided to police hours later the next day. To understand that cops probably didn’t have probable cause to arrest Shannon Nyamodi the night of the crime, we have to analyze other factors which highlight his arrest being even more suspicious.

None of the reports from that night indicate that Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist participated in the investigation or was even at the scene on the night of August 16, 2012 when an assailant shot Rhonda MacClean in the face and robbed her. Documents submitted to the Franklin County Superior Court by Capt. L. Mitchell naming Deputy A. Barrett as the affiant who provided information justifying Search Warrants, establishes this officer as being a crucial witness who could support evidence obtained from witness statements who were at the crime scene during the initial stages of police investigations into the shooting. Shannon was arrested a very short time (as far as investigations of these types of crimes go) after the crime, meaning no extensive investigative work was required to determine a suspect since the youth was charged the same day of the crime.

Perhaps Barrett participated in other investigative aspects of the case to further bolster probable cause to arrest Shannon Nyamodi, but even if he participated in the case in that capacity, there are no reports indicating his conclusions justifying Shannon’s arrest, and his participation in any fashion becomes confusing since he isn’t assigned to the Youngsville area of the county where the crime occurred. Almkuist is in fact assigned to the Bunn, North Carolina area of Franklin County. I’m sure there is no law prohibiting a deputy from obtaining arrest warrants for suspects of crimes outside of their normally assigned area, but when officers do so they typically play a role in either the investigation of the crime or are privileged with pertinent particulars of a suspects involvement in a criminal case which they could testify to in a court of law. Without any documentation establishing Deputy Almkuist’ role in the criminal investigation, considering all police officials with arrest powers must give sworn testimony of their knowledge justifying the summation of charges outlined on any arrest warrant, and would ultimately compel them to appear in court during all criminal proceedings related to a crime for which they have acted as the complainant in the arrest of a suspect, raises concerns questioning whether Deputy Almkuist has even provided sufficient probable cause to the court for an arrest warrant in this case.

At some point I’m sure Deputy Almkuist would be obligated to travel to Louisburg, North Carolina which is the location of the Franklin County Sheriff Department’s headquarters, to process, book, or transport an arrestee at the county jail, but when the rather large stretch of geography he has to travel is considered, his having obtained an arrest warrant, and involvement in the subject shooting case raises a red flag while lacking explanation as to why an officer within the area wasn’t required to perform such a crucial task. It’s just more feasible to have an officer within the Youngsville area to get the warrant. The sheriff deputies in that area would have been in closer proximity of Louis where they’re required to obtained the warrant, and they would have been more acclimated with the case. Deputy A. Barrett would have been the ideal officer to obtain an arrest warrant in this case because he provided crucial preliminary information to command from the crime scene on the night of the shooting. View the distance of Bunn, North Carolina in comparison to the distance of Youngsville, North Carolina below:

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Youngsville, North Carolina is where the shooting Shannon Nyamodi is charged with actually occurred (southwest in Franklin County. Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist is assigned to the Bunn, North Carolina area of the county (southeast in Franklin County).

Sources tell TPC deputy Ralph D. Almkuist is a rookie within the Franklin County sheriff department, and this could explain why an arrest warrant was obtained for Shannon Nyamodi in such a short time frame. Given the short time of the youth’s arrest, it appears that deputies working the case may have not been comfortable in obtaining a warrant for Shannon or any other suspect in such an early stage of the investigation. I am even more inclined to believe that Deputy A. Barrett and other police personnel at the scene that night may have not been chosen for the task of obtaining the warrant because their experience as law enforcement officers would have presented opposition and unwanted dialogue regarding such questionable direction from supervision who sought the warrant in the first place.

It’s serious business to obtain an arrest warrant to have a person taken into custody, and when the crime is serious and of a violent nature which has been highly publicized in the media, an experience officer knows that all of the facts in the case must be accurate. So, the most important question is who gave Deputy Almkuist the directive, or asked him to obtain an arrest warrant for Shannon Nyamodi when he more than likely (because of his assigned area) didn’t possess sufficient knowledge about the case to have a suspect brought into custody. Moreover, if he is in fact a “rookie” officer as reported to TPC, he probably was manipulated by a sheriff official who was superior to him. Young officer are more inclined to follow orders, less assuming, and typically anxious to make a good impression to management. Unfortunately, most police agencies have a protocol regarding certain aspects of their work. More importantly. Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist may have falsely sworn before the court regarding probable cause for Shannon Nyamodi’s arrest in this case. Take a look at the arrest warrant in which Deputy Almkuist obtained for Shannon Nyamodi as sworn before the court in this case below:

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Shannon Nyamodi arrest Warrant PDF

 

The suspicion surrounding deputy Ralph D. Almkuist involvement in this case is further illustrated in the actual charges that are outlined on the arrest warrant itself. Shannon wasn’t only chrged with shooting the vitim in this case, but he was also charged with larceny. The complainant named on this arrest warrant (Almkuist) charged the youth with stealing Rhonda MacClean’s .22 caliber rifle on the night he alleged shot her in the face, and the officer actually swore to it before a court official who granted the arrest warrant. View charges filed against Shannon Nyamodi which led to a warrant for his arrest below:

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The larceny charge is very disturbing considering MacClean was completely hysterical, severely injured, and couldn’t possibly have known that her rifle had been stolen that night considering she told police that she was struck with a pole when they initially interviewed her. Police even indicated that they believed she never realized that she had been shot (that’s confusing considering the sound of a gunshot blast), and it isn’t clear how cops were even led to believe that a weapon of any kind was stolen from the home. Who communicated that to police? These facts supporting probable cause to believe that Shannon Nyamodi stole a weapon from the home during the crime, as Deputy Almkuist swore to in the arrest warrant document, becomes even more disturbing related to the youth’s being charge with this part of the crime when MacClean’s .22 caliber rifle was actually seized during the search of the home when the crime scene was being processed. View the seizure log of items confiscated from 109 Shearin Court after the crime below:

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Clearly the victim’s .22 caliber rifle was in the home at the time police investigators conduct a search of the property where the shooting occurred.

 

109 Shearin Court Search Warrant PDF (Last page of document)

 

Additionally, the time in which the warrant to search the residence  where this crime occurred was obtained presents perhaps the most compelling evidence that Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist had very limited knowledge of this case (in which he probably lied under oath before the court), is  demonstrated by comparing the 5:10 a.m. time in which the search warrant was obtained, in comparison to the 3:10 p.m. time of which Shannon Nyamodi was actually taken into custody. I’m sure that the sheriff department were aware and had already confiscated the .22 caliber rifle, and other weapons from the home within a ten hour time frame which is the period between when the warrant was obtained and the alleged suspects arrest. It’s not convincing that an officer actively involved in a criminal investigation of this nature wouldn’t be aware of such detail. Deputy Almkuist should have known that the weapon had already been confiscated, eliminating the probable cause to charge Shannon with larceny in this case. The larceny charge on the arrest warrant coupled with the weapon having been retrieved depicts the officer’s complete ignorance regarding vital aspects of the investigation, and established that he was more than likely simply directed by a superior officer to obtain a warrant and execute an arrest of Shannon Nyamodi. View the time indicating when the 109 Shearin Court search warrant was obtained in comparison to the Return of Service document indicating when Shannon was actually arrested below:

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Capt. E. smith obtained a search warrant for 109 shearin Court at 5:10 a.m. a few hours after the crime occurred.

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Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist indicated on his Return of Service document for the arrest of Shannon Nyamodi as 3:10 p.m. as the time he actually took him into custody.

 

The suspicion surrounding why, how, and who actually arrested Shannon Nyamodi related to this horrible crime is extremely perplexing to say the very least. Despite what any of the pundits out there think who believe that this kid is guilty, they should reflect on why Shannon Nyamodi has been locked up for 15 months, and why the state has essentially hidden his case file within the court’s management docket system archives. I’ll continue to cover this very bizarre case as more details develop.

To Be Continued ..

 

 

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Very compelling information related to the Shannon Nyamodi human rights case continues to be provided to TPC from sources familiar with the case. The latest details are even more disturbing than particulars that have already been outlined in previous articles. Shannon’s arrest has always troubled many followers of this case, especially considering he was taken into custody roughly twelve hours after the actual crime was committed. Police reports which included official documents from a Franklin County Sheriff Commander suggest that the suspected shooter was unknown to authorities when they sought to obtain a search warrant for the residence where the shooting occurred. This would completely dispel any notion that the victim in the case had identified her assailant to police working the crime scene that night. It’s even more doubtful that police had completed their processing of the home and finalized the entire investigation to name a suspect for the crime.

Baring any discovery evidence authorities obtained later, it appears hearsay evidence is the only connection to Shannon Nyamodi that cops would have to even identify the youth as a person of interest. In fact the story Franklin County Sheriffs fed to the media about this case was obtained on August 17, 2012 nearly 39 hours later, by an allege confidential informant (CI) who gave a statement to Lt. M. Little of the Youngsville police. Since official police reports clearly indicate that Shannon had not been identified at the scene as the suspected shooter by the victim, his arrest in such an early stage of the investigation sticks out like a sore thumb when details related to Shannon and his alleged co defendant’s motive for the crime were provided to police hours later the next day. To understand that cops probably didn’t have probable cause to arrest Shannon Nyamodi the night of the crime, we have to analyze other factors which highlight his arrest being even more suspicious.

None of the reports from that night indicate that Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist participated in the investigation or was even at the scene on the night of August 16, 2012 when an assailant shot Rhonda MacClean in the face and robbed her. Documents submitted to the Franklin County Superior Court by Capt. L. Mitchell naming Deputy A. Barrett as the affiant who provided information justifying Search Warrants, establishes this officer as being a crucial witness who could support evidence obtained from witness statements who were at the crime scene during the initial stages of police investigations into the shooting. Shannon was arrested a very short time (as far as investigations of these types of crimes go) after the crime, meaning no extensive investigative work was required to determine a suspect since the youth was charged the same day of the crime.

Perhaps Barrett participated in other investigative aspects of the case to further bolster probable cause to arrest Shannon Nyamodi, but even if he participated in the case in that capacity, there are no reports indicating his conclusions justifying Shannon’s arrest, and his participation in any fashion becomes confusing since he isn’t assigned to the Youngsville area of the county where the crime occurred. Almkuist is in fact assigned to the Bunn, North Carolina area of Franklin County. I’m sure there is no law prohibiting a deputy from obtaining arrest warrants for suspects of crimes outside of their normally assigned area, but when officers do so they typically play a role in either the investigation of the crime or are privileged with pertinent particulars of a suspects involvement in a criminal case which they could testify to in a court of law. Without any documentation establishing Deputy Almkuist’ role in the criminal investigation, considering all police officials with arrest powers must give sworn testimony of their knowledge justifying the summation of charges outlined on any arrest warrant, and would ultimately compel them to appear in court during all criminal proceedings related to a crime for which they have acted as the complainant in the arrest of a suspect, raises concerns questioning whether Deputy Almkuist has even provided sufficient probable cause to the court for an arrest warrant in this case.

At some point I’m sure Deputy Almkuist would be obligated to travel to Louisburg, North Carolina which is the location of the Franklin County Sheriff Department’s headquarters, to process, book, or transport an arrestee at the county jail, but when the rather large stretch of geography he has to travel is considered, his having obtained an arrest warrant, and involvement in the subject shooting case raises a red flag while lacking explanation as to why an officer within the area wasn’t required to perform such a crucial task. It’s just more feasible to have an officer within the Youngsville area to get the warrant. The sheriff deputies in that area would have been in closer proximity of Louis where they’re required to obtained the warrant, and they would have been more acclimated with the case. Deputy A. Barrett would have been the ideal officer to obtain an arrest warrant in this case because he provided crucial preliminary information to command from the crime scene on the night of the shooting. View the distance of Bunn, North Carolina in comparison to the distance of Youngsville, North Carolina below:

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Youngsville, North Carolina is where the shooting Shannon Nyamodi is charged with actually occurred (southwest in Franklin County. Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist is assigned to the Bunn, North Carolina area of the county (southeast in Franklin County).

Sources tell TPC deputy Ralph D. Almkuist is a rookie within the Franklin County sheriff department, and this could explain why an arrest warrant was obtained for Shannon Nyamodi in such a short time frame. Given the short time of the youth’s arrest, it appears that deputies working the case may have not been comfortable in obtaining a warrant for Shannon or any other suspect in such an early stage of the investigation. I am even more inclined to believe that Deputy A. Barrett and other police personnel at the scene that night may have not been chosen for the task of obtaining the warrant because their experience as law enforcement officers would have presented opposition and unwanted dialogue regarding such questionable direction from supervision who sought the warrant in the first place.

It’s serious business to obtain an arrest warrant to have a person taken into custody, and when the crime is serious and of a violent nature which has been highly publicized in the media, an experience officer knows that all of the facts in the case must be accurate. So, the most important question is who gave Deputy Almkuist the directive, or asked him to obtain an arrest warrant for Shannon Nyamodi when he more than likely (because of his assigned area) didn’t possess sufficient knowledge about the case to have a suspect brought into custody. Moreover, if he is in fact a “rookie” officer as reported to TPC, he probably was manipulated by a sheriff official who was superior to him. Young officer are more inclined to follow orders, less assuming, and typically anxious to make a good impression to management. Unfortunately, most police agencies have a protocol regarding certain aspects of their work. More importantly. Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist may have falsely sworn before the court regarding probable cause for Shannon Nyamodi’s arrest in this case. Take a look at the arrest warrant in which Deputy Almkuist obtained for Shannon Nyamodi as sworn before the court in this case below:

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Shannon Nyamodi arrest Warrant PDF

 

The suspicion surrounding deputy Ralph D. Almkuist involvement in this case is further illustrated in the actual charges that are outlined on the arrest warrant itself. Shannon wasn’t only chrged with shooting the vitim in this case, but he was also charged with larceny. The complainant named on this arrest warrant (Almkuist) charged the youth with stealing Rhonda MacClean’s .22 caliber rifle on the night he alleged shot her in the face, and the officer actually swore to it before a court official who granted the arrest warrant. View charges filed against Shannon Nyamodi which led to a warrant for his arrest below:

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The larceny charge is very disturbing considering MacClean was completely hysterical, severely injured, and couldn’t possibly have known that her rifle had been stolen that night considering she told police that she was struck with a pole when they initially interviewed her. Police even indicated that they believed she never realized that she had been shot (that’s confusing considering the sound of a gunshot blast), and it isn’t clear how cops were even led to believe that a weapon of any kind was stolen from the home. Who communicated that to police? These facts supporting probable cause to believe that Shannon Nyamodi stole a weapon from the home during the crime, as Deputy Almkuist swore to in the arrest warrant document, becomes even more disturbing related to the youth’s being charge with this part of the crime when MacClean’s .22 caliber rifle was actually seized during the search of the home when the crime scene was being processed. View the seizure log of items confiscated from 109 Shearin Court after the crime below:

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Clearly the victim’s .22 caliber rifle was in the home at the time police investigators conduct a search of the property where the shooting occurred.

 

109 Shearin Court Search Warrant PDF (Last page of document)

 

Additionally, the time in which the warrant to search the residence  where this crime occurred was obtained presents perhaps the most compelling evidence that Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist had very limited knowledge of this case (in which he probably lied under oath before the court), is  demonstrated by comparing the 5:10 a.m. time in which the search warrant was obtained, in comparison to the 3:10 p.m. time of which Shannon Nyamodi was actually taken into custody. I’m sure that the sheriff department were aware and had already confiscated the .22 caliber rifle, and other weapons from the home within a ten hour time frame which is the period between when the warrant was obtained and the alleged suspects arrest. It’s not convincing that an officer actively involved in a criminal investigation of this nature wouldn’t be aware of such detail. Deputy Almkuist should have known that the weapon had already been confiscated, eliminating the probable cause to charge Shannon with larceny in this case. The larceny charge on the arrest warrant coupled with the weapon having been retrieved depicts the officer’s complete ignorance regarding vital aspects of the investigation, and established that he was more than likely simply directed by a superior officer to obtain a warrant and execute an arrest of Shannon Nyamodi. View the time indicating when the 109 Shearin Court search warrant was obtained in comparison to the Return of Service document indicating when Shannon was actually arrested below:

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Capt. E. smith obtained a search warrant for 109 shearin Court at 5:10 a.m. a few hours after the crime occurred.

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Deputy Ralph D. Almkuist indicated on his Return of Service document for the arrest of Shannon Nyamodi as 3:10 p.m. as the time he actually took him into custody.

 

The suspicion surrounding why, how, and who actually arrested Shannon Nyamodi related to this horrible crime is extremely perplexing to say the very least. Despite what any of the pundits out there think who believe that this kid is guilty, they should reflect on why Shannon Nyamodi has been locked up for 15 months, and why the state has essentially hidden his case file within the court’s management docket system archives. I’ll continue to cover this very bizarre case as more details develop.

To Be Continued ..

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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