Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mystery of child endangerment case, mother's death

UPDATE:  It is unclear exactly how much time a Clifton mother spent incarcerated in the Bosque County Jail before a jailer found her dead on Saturday, May 4. Clifton Police have refused to furnish a copy of the arrest and offense report.

This much is clear. She was arrested on a Februrary warrant obtained from a Justice Court based on a citizen complaint dated in December. 

Chief Steve Adcock of the Clifton Police contacted the City's attorney and obtained permission to release the probable cause affidavit previously obtained from the Justice Court. Asked for the offense and arrest report, he replied, "Oh, we haven't done that, yet." He said he thinks other media outlets must have obtained their information from the Bosque County Sheriff's Department.  He insists police have 10 days in which to obtain a legal opinion. 


Clifton – It wasn't the first time the five-year-old boy had walked four blocks to the Dairy Queen on Hwy. 6, asking for food. On a previous visit, he had his four-year-old brother with him.

Before the long, drawn-out, 5-month-long affair was over, his mother lay dead in the Bosque County Jail after a jailer found her unresponsive.

According to an affidavit of probable cause in support of the arrest warrant for April Troyn, 36, last known to live at 502 Ave. D in this city, police officers summoned her to come to the fast food restaurant on December 6, 2012.

“April Troyn stated she did not know where her son was,” said Detective Darrin Glenn.

The child, “made the statement that his mother told him to leave and go to Dairy Queen if he was hungry,” the detective stated in his affidavit, which he presented in Bosque County Justice Court, Precinct 2 on February 19, before the Honorable James Zander.

They alerted Child Protective Services workers at the time.

Officers arrested Ms. Troyn on either Thursday, May 2, or Friday, May 3 – the record is not clear.

A magistrate charged her with endangerment of a child younger than 15 years of age and neglecting to place him with a designated emergency infant care provider.

Officers then placed her in custody at the jail.

Record of the arrest and offense are unavailable without review by a private attorney named Charlie Olsen of Waco, who is retained by the City of Clifton, according to Chief of Police Steve Adcock.

Earlier, Det. Glenn invited The Legendary to come to police headquarters, where he said he would supply a copy of the arrest and offense report. Asked why he changed his mind, Chief Adcock said, “You talked to the Sergeant before I got hold of it...Our attorney told me we have to send everything through his office first.”

The Legendary withdrew a public information act records request at the time, since the law clearly states that an arrest and offense report are to be made available “promptly.”

The death is under investigation. Ms. Troyn's remains are in custody of the medical examiners office at Ft. Worth for a post mortem exam.

47 comments:

  1. When will this end? This is not the first time this cop arrested someone in this family wrongfully. Her sister and brother in law were arrested after losing everything in a house fire. Her sister was at the er in Clifton and her husband was with friends and started walking from a friends house and had got stopped by a sheriff when there home caught on fire. They didn't have any house insurance and did not own the house.they were renting the home from a long time friend. They had nothing to gain only lost.They still have not went to court over this. I just don't understand.

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  2. It is difficult to say when this will end when you have not identified the persons to whom you refer. Would you give us the name of "this cop"? What are the names of Ms. Troyn's sister and brother-in-law? On what date were they arrested? What was the name of the Sheriff's Deputy and for what offense were the couple arrested? In what court are they charged? - The Legendary

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    1. The big question is. Why didn't the kids father go to Jail? That's right? Because they were wanting that family. Jonathan Richardson was home with April Troyn when the boy walked off. The cops did not arrest him? Give this family the respect. They lost there loved one over this already. Isn't that enough.

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  3. They were arrested for felony arson I believe was the charge. April has 3 sisters Hope lane.Christina Morgan and Billiejo Duran. Glenn I believe is the officer over the investigation. Zander was the judge who also signed the couple warrent. Aprils family still don't know what happened to her and no one will tell them anything only that its under investigation by Texas Ranger Hatfield.the family has made several attempts to contact him but has not been contacted.

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    1. The cops have been harassing this family for years.

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    2. These same cops are harassing my family now, as well.

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  4. Also April Troyn real name is April Richardson. She married Jonathan Richardson years ago. Clifton pd, would sit out in front of there home, when the children played outside in there gated yard the cop would come to there once a day and complane about the children.Aprils mother Tina Pierce who the family lived with, would walk with the kids to dairy queen once a day to eat or get icecream the night before the children were by grandma if they were good that they would go to dairy queen in the morning. When everyone was getting ready to go,the child disappeared for 12 mins April called 911 and 2 mins later a officer called April and asked her to come in the office that they had her son. She was given a ticket the family is unsure why she was arrested.

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  5. I like this guy^^! Have the stuff they (this family) come up with is crap. You can't blame everyone else for a decision she made. Its a sad day when you lose a family member, but she landed herself in there! She neglected her kids!

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    1. Who are you to judge??? You probably don't even know April richardson!!!

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    2. She did nothing wrong. Dumbie. 6 year old Kids walked two blocks from there house all there time. Don't see anyone else going to jail for it. Two times. Once they held her 5 hours on Dec. 6 2012. Why didn't they keep her then? Cause they couldn't. Caps said it was no harm done. It happens. I believe they just wanted to get April in there to interagate her over her sisters house burning down. They have not stopped hounding this family over it. .... now many more will have to die?

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  6. She did nothing wrong but love her kids.think to yourself wat if a judges kids went to dairyqueen for ice cream without their parents. Cause they knew they were good for their grandma and they knew they was gonna go to get an ice cream.would u condemned a judges kid for that.and then was killed over a 300$ ticket.I'm sick of hypacrites. Come to find out she didn't even have a warrant. Its real sad when there's 3 children without a mother. One of her kids lost a mother and father.

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  7. How do u know she neglected her kids? Were you there? No the family and friends knows her not anyone else.and anyone who knows April knows she wouldn't kill her self. If she liked you.she was loving and caring and would give you the shirt off her back. And if she didn't like you well she would tell you.

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    1. That's probley why they killed her and took her from us and is trying to cover it up ... if she didn't like u.. u sure damn well knew it.... she had a pride of a 1000 men ... and a slick Cali mouth to go with it... so if your a man with ego issue I could see how she would intimate another .. I get it all the time men always want to dick measure whoever did this to her it was personal she got there weak ego

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  8. Why are her records sealed

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    1. So they can cover everything up. They are only sealed till after there investigation. Making sure they have all there ducks in a role. Blood stains on bosque county's hands

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  9. what crap?? I AM family.And most of the stuff that one person said is true,not all the details are correct but its pretty close.Officer gleen has been harassing our family since one of our sisters were raped by a cop and a bondsmen and another that she could not know a little over a year ago,and then in sept another sisters house burns down and she gets arrested for it when she was in the hospt and is on cam.and now another sister dies in jail. come on now, cops are no different then anyone else and not all cops and judges are good.i know cops that drink and do drugs and most are in bosque county area.i dont care who believes it but its real.Whats the odds of this.Theres alot more to this then anyone knows.i just want to know how long was she dead before they found her and how did she die.April was loved by everyone but the clifton pd and jugde zanders. I cant wait until this is all over so we can move on.and let april rest

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  10. It is my understanding that Aprils body was already having the autopsy for hours before the family was even notified of the death. Not only is that wrong it is illegal. April was also almost 5 months pregnant why isn't anything mentioned about the pregnancy? What happened to the other children? Have we got a cause of death yet? I spoke to April just days before. She was so excited about the new baby, never saying anything about wanting to die. She was taking care of her father that's is terminal. I believe there fowl play. That family should investigate father.

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  11. Has anyone found anything out on this. Or is it all swept under the rug? CNN contact this family. They are going to get the the bottom of this.

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  12. File for open records. From the jail, sheriff, city PD. Judge. Could have blood on his hands.

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  13. Mrs Troyn/Richardson went to jail on May 2. What is unclear is to why. And what did they do to her?

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  14. regardless of anything said or unsaid, nobody deserves to be killed like that. And anyone that was there at the feuneral could have clearly seen that she was beaten to death.

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  15. Beaten to death..... how so??

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  16. I dont know what happen to April but i do know she did not kill her self .April was a strong women and said what was on her mind and some people didn't like that about her.she needs someone to be her voice and find out the truth so she can rest.

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  17. Has any one found out anything on this case? What about the optopcy report? I know the jail has camera. Was she questioned by officer Glenn before she died? What was she in there for?

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  18. Agreed. April sure had a mouth on her. Now its y'alls turn to be her voice.

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  19. April was a strong woman, but even the strong hurt. April did want to die at times. She said so many times. Nobody listened. Therefore, i do believe she finally gave up. Life was hard on her and so was her family. Perhaps her family is to blame for the way she was treated. April was not pregnant either. Everybody needs to let her rest! Family needs to stop putting the blame where it isint true. And get over there guilty conciences and finally let april be.

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    1. How was it hard on her? She didn't have to worry about anything. She lived with her mother or sisters her whole life beside when she moved to Fresno with family there. She didn't have to work or worry about anything. Everyone in her family loved her and helped her with everything. April would lie to people to get what she wanted and if she thought she could get money from you.she would give you a story. The only thing her family wouldn't do is give her cash. They would buy or pay for what she needed

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    2. If April wanted to die and she told you this why didn't get try to get her the help she would have needed?

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  20. I was April's best friends and never did she once want to kill herself. Maybe a few others. But not herself. She had a temper. But only towards fake people. I know she was pregnant. I was with her at her OB appointment just a week before her passing. Also I don't believe the family is putting blamed on anyone. Just wanting the answers they are rightfully entitled too.

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  21. April did have a lot of hate in her heart but she never hated herself. She was a strong woman who voiced her opinion on a daily occasion. Most people didn't like what she had to say. He was straight forward and to the point. If you were Wrong she'd tell you about it.

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  22. you all need to shut the hell up.... no one deserves to die alone... and to not have answers makes it worse..we will get to the truth of what happened to her....God help the guilty they will pay...

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  23. Has the family been told to how she died? Rumors has it from a couple of male inmates said that they could hear her screaming that morning. One said it sounded as if someone was covering her mouth. If the male inmates could here her why couldn't the jailors?

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  24. No the family hasn't been told nothing.

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  25. Please keep Aprils family in your prayers I has heard there's a very ill family member. Does not look good.

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  26. The autopsy said she died from Asphyxiation for those who don't know..

    Asphyxiation occurs when a person's oxygen supply is cut off and air is unable to reach the lungs and surrounding blood supply. Death from asphyxiation can occur from many things, sometimes it's accidental and sometimes it's homicide. Can Not Be from intentionally suicide!! Second autopsy is in order.

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  27. Asphyxiation CAN be from suicide if the person used a means to cut off their own air supply. I think you mean intentional suicide...and cannot is one word.

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  28. Why won't they let the public or the family view the autopsy? What is it there hiding? I can tell you. I'm a RN who reads Autopsy report regularly. There's probably not substantial evidence proving it to be a suicide. This is very common. But now her family will have grounds for another autopsy.

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  29. Keep On Fighting For April. I Would It This Was My Child.

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    1. Oh believe me we won't stop till we know

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  30. The bosque county & Clifton police department still have the records sealed. More then once people have been serving them with open record request and there 10 days and ran out with still no replys. I believe this is illegal. But I guess it that county they just don't care. And that's why April and her unborn child are dead. Because they just didn't care. But we the people for April do care and we will Not stop until the full truth comes out to why she was in jail and to why she had to die. I am asking this family to post the full autopsy when the receive it. And compare it to the second autopsy.

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  31. This is Jonathan, April's husband and I don't want to be anonymous. I don't know what happened but we will find out. And she was pregnant. You can say what you want about me. I don't really care. What I do know is that the truth will come out and justice will be served so that my wife can finally rest in peace. Pray for her children as they are the ones really suffering here. They are the ones who will have to grow up with just memories of their mommy. She was a great wife and an awesome mother. "Let ye without sin cast the first stone".

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    1. Your wife's name is Cole Dennis. April & you weren't together for well over a year. Youve been living with another woman all this time so how do you figure you have the right to call her your wife? April was already talking to legal aid trying to get a divorce. In the state of texas if you file a joint income tax with another persin filing it joint married. You are common law married..just somethink for you to pondernon. She was pregnant with my child. I even have the ultra sound pictures. Yes like a good man should do I went with her to her appointments and was there for her. I'm sorry for the children lost.

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    2. Bull shit. All you want is to sue someone and get money. You didnt care about her. Just Trying to look good. You and April weren't together! April would walk across to my house all the the talking bad about you. She even had to get a protection order against you Jonathan. Remember when you beat her up and chocked her, she had to get a order against to cause she feared you. Maybe that's something her real family needs to know. And the rest of the world.

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  32. The family wants the truth. And it shell set her free.

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    1. Maybe they should check into the death of David Olsen who was also found hanging in his Bosque county jail cell. It happened in 1975, visitors say he was badly beaten on a regular basis. Yes it was a long time ago but something is not right.

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  33. Alot you know idiot April and i filed income tax together in 2012 so run your mouth again about what you think you know.... she was 23 weeks pregnant that meant she got pregnant in nov. when we were together dumb-ass...April and i were the only two that knew the reason behind us not being together at the time of her death and it wasn't because we did not love each other it was because of the love and protection of our children from the state of Texas trying to take them from us, over the charges...and to you who knows that my son was at your house when he walked away to DQ.. you need to keep your lies to yourself... But hey, if it makes you sleep better at nite to spew lies and you believe them, well that's one of your sins you'll have to ask forgiveness for, and you call yourself a friend of April, where were you when she needed you and called and you laughed in her face over the phone....umm yeah I knew about that....And for your info I've not filed a suit YET!!!! And we were legally married I have the marriage licence to prove it dumb-ass retard...

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