Bradley Stone Manhunt Shifts to Bucks County

Bradley Stone

Bradley Stone, the man accused of killing his ex-wife and five other members of her family Monday morning in Montgomery County, remains at large this morning. The hunt for him has shifted to Bucks County after a violent encounter on Monday evening.

The Upper Perkiomen School District is closed today while the manhunt continues.

Lehigh Valley Live reports:

A man resembling mass murder suspect Bradley Stone demanded the car keys of a Doylestown Township, Bucks County, man out walking his dog Monday night, leading the man to pull his gun and fire several rounds, township police confirmed.

The male assailant pulled a knife on the man around 7 p.m. in the area of Burpee and Shady Retreat roads, near Delaware Valley College, according to a posting on the department’s Facebook page. The suspect was described as a white man, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing camouflage.

The victim resisted, fell to the ground, grabbed his gun and fired multiple rounds at the suspect, who was last seen running from the area, police said.

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UDPATE: As Manhunt Continues for Bradley Stone in Montgomery County, D.A. Releases Up-to-Date Picture

[Update 7:00 p.m.] Prosecutors have released a new photo of the suspect, Bradley Stone:

[Update 6:10 p.m.]

Montgomery County D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman just held a press conference, saying officials do not know where Stone is located. They have recovered his vehicle and personal cell phone.

“At this point, we are searching for Mr. Stone. We’re reaching out to the public to see if anyone has sighted him,” she said. She added: “He does on occasion use a cane or a walker. He may or may not be using those devices — we’ve been notified it might not be necessary.”

She described the timeline of events as follows:

• At 4:25 a.m., officials received a 911 hangup call telling police to go to a home in Lansdale. Cops found the former mother-in-law and former grandmother-in -law of Mr. Stone.

• At 4:55, they received a 911 call, from a neighbor of Nicole Stone located in Lower Salford. “When police responded to that residence, they found Nicole Stone deceased in her residence. She is the 33-year-old ex-wife of Brad Stone.”

• 5 a.m. was the last time Stone was seen, when children were delivered by him to a neighbor.

• Before 8, officials went to a residence in Souderton where Nicole Stone’s sister, Trista Flick, lived. Flick, her husband, and her 14-year-old daughter were killed. A 17-year-old son is currently receiving treatment.

Ferman said it appears events in Souderton took place first, at 3:30 in the morning.

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2 Coatesville Officials Charged with Stealing School Funds

Authorities today charged Coatesville Area School District officials with stealing funds from the district. Ex-superintendent Richard Como and ex-athletic director Jim Donato would also be charged with violating the state’s Ethics Act.

Como and Donato first came into the news last year when racist text messages between the two surfaced. But prosecutors say the two were also misappropriating and mishandling money at the school. Donato was charged with 139 counts of felony theft, while Como is facing 51 counts. “It’s just greed,” DA Tom Hogan said. “Greed, greed, greed.”

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Montgomery County Shooter Identified as Bradley Stone


Early on Monday morning in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a 35-year-old man named Bradley Stone allegedly went on a shooting rampage, targeting his former wife, Nicole Stone, and others. A total of six people have died and one person was injured, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Stone is still on the loose as of Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Stone is reportedly a former United States Marine. In 2009, he filed for divorce against Nicole Stone. Earlier this month, he filed an emergency petition for custody of their children.

Stone was arrested three times for DUI in Montgomery County, with the most recent arrest coming in 2013. He pleaded guilty.

For continuing, live coverage of today’s events in the case, see our main story.

REMINDER: Gay-Bashing Suspects Due In Court Tuesday for Preliminary Hearing


Suspects Kevin J. Harrigan, Kathryn G. Knott, and Philip R. Williams

UPDATE: A judge held the defendants for trial on all charges, with victim Zachary Hesse testifying in open court. Read the full story here.


Attorneys for Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Phillip Williams, the three suspects in the attack on two gay men in Center City on September 11th, will attend a preliminary hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16th, at 9 a.m. with Judge Charles Hayden.

Here’s what we can expect to happen: The case will be brought before a municipal court judge to determine if there was probable cause to arrest the suspects in September. Attorney for Kevin Harrigan, Josh Scarpello, tells me, “we won’t decide the truth of the matter in that first hearing. It is a probable-cause hearing to establish if the case should go to trial.”

Scarpello confirms that all three defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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UPDATE: Suspect Barricaded After 5 Killed in 3 Shootings in Montco

Update, 11:17 a.m.: Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickinson updated reporters late this morning. He said police from Souderton and neighboring agencies are involved in a barricade situation. “The person may be barricaded in there and he may be armed and dangerous,” Dickinson said. “They have seen some movement in the residence.”

Some residents have been evacuated from their homes, others are sheltering in place. And officials are still seeking their own clarity on events.

Dickinson, for example updated reporters on the situation in Pennsburg, where he says cops are involved in another barricade situation. He said he does not know whether the police believe there is more than one suspect. “In Pennsburg, there’s also some information that someone who may be a suspect in a number of these incidents maybe up there, at a location in Pennsburg,” he said. “They’re not sure if someone’s there or not.”

Update, 10:33 a.m.: Action News reports a SWAT team was called to a fourth scene in Pennsburg linked to the three shootings this morning in Montgomery County.

Five people were shot to death this morning in Montgomery County in three separate shootings. Police say the suspect is thought to have barricaded himself inside a Souderton home.

Police arrived around 4 a.m. this morning to find a woman shot to death in Lower Salford. A half hour later, cops responded to a call in Lansdale to find two more people killed. Police found a third person dead in a shooting in Souderton later in the morning. Police tell Action News they believe all three shootings are related.

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Aide Admits to Stealing $15K From M. Night Shyamalan


Thirty-four-year-old Selma Nolan Cody, a one-time assistant to director M. Night Shyamalay, pleaded guilty this week to one count of felony theft by unlawful taking. The charges were initiated after she was accused of stealing $15K from Shyamalan and his wife, psychologist Bhavna Shyamalan.

Cody was hired by the Shyamalan’s to manage their Chester County home in 2012 and 2013. The unauthorized charges racked up via 195 purchases she made from places like Amazon, Old Navy and Netflix on a card given to her by Shyamalan and his wife for house-related items.

The judge in the case, Phyllis Streitel, ordered a pre-sentencing investigation be conducted before she sentences Cody. That will likely happen sometime next year.

The Daily Local News of West Chester has more on the story.

Ex-Aide: I Stole From M. Night Shyamalan

A former aide to director M. Night Shyamalan pleaded guilty to racking up more than $15,000 in charges to a credit card given to her by Shyamalan and his wife, Bhavna. She worked for the pair in 2012 and 2013.

Blinding Edge Productions — M. Night’s production company — issued Selma Nolan Cody a credit card in her name when she started working for the couple as a house manager for their Willistown home.

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