Jeffrey Lynn Clayton, George Carter III, Stephanie Jill Santos, Connie Larie Minor: Which Has Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week?
Sorry, folks, it's a toss-up over which of these police mugshots is this week's ugliest, although Blondie's coming on strong with judges. All were arrested in the same case.
When a woman inside her room at the Peacock Motel, 5662 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, heard a knock on her door just after midnight Sunday, she looked through the peephole and recognized the woman standing there. According to Cypress Police, it was Connie Larie Minor, 25, of Fullerton. She's the star-collarboned one leading our ugliest of the week poll:
The motel guest opened her door, and two men stormed inside. One, police say, wasGeorge Carter III
, 27, of Anaheim. He's the father of the victim's child. Here he is:
Carter's partner wasJeffrey Lynn Clayton
, 28, of Moreno Valley, according to police:
The men who stormed into the motel room took the guest's purse, which contained less than $100 and a small amount of medical marijuana. They then split, and the victim screamed and cried loudly.
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The noise produced a call to the police about a robbery and Nissan Altima seen speeding away from the scene. A patrol car arrived in time to catch sight of the Altima and give chase. The car stopped at Valley View Street and Lemon Avenue, and one of the men inside bolted out of the vehicle.
The three remaining in the Altima were later identified as Minor, Clayton and Stephanie Jill Santos, 28, of Irvine. Here she is:
Looks like Blondie and her stars have competition.
An hour after the car stopped in the intersection, an Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter using infrared-camera equipment spotted a man in the yard of a nearby apartment building. He was captured, arrested and identified as Carter.
Cops are confident they have their suspects because the missing cash and cannabis were recovered from the car. The four now face such charges as robbery, criminal conspiracy, burglary, narcotics charges and resisting arrest. Clayton and Minor were also on parole at the time of their arrests, so they were held without bail. Santos and Carter were held in lieu of $100,000 bonds.
Judges are willing to hear your arguments (in the comments) as to which of these four should get this week's ugliest honors. Our judges do accept bribes, so long as it does not come from a stolen purse.
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