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Prison Escapee Recaptured After Trying to Enter School

SC inmate may have escaped in food truck

(Newser) - An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and allegedly stabbed a police officer while on the run was recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities say. Michael Allen Williamson, 47, was caught at Northside Christian Academy in... More »

Escaped Inmate Hides in Attic, Falls Through Ceiling

Fellow escapee arrested after 7-hour standoff

(Newser) - A fugitive inmate who escaped last week from a county jail in California by rappelling down with a bedsheet was re-arrested Wednesday night after a seven-hour standoff with police. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith says Rogelio Chavez was taken into custody at the house of an associate in San... More »

Escaped Inmate Orders Beer, Asks Bar Owner to Call Cops

Police found him drinking beer, he surrendered peacefully

(Newser) - If you'd escaped from jail and been on the lam for a week, grown exhausted and hungry, and decided to turn yourself in, wouldn't you want to have a beer first? That's what police say Shaun Higham did Tuesday night. The 45-year-old was in Arkansas' Logan County... More »

Escaped Killer, Rapist on the Run in Arkansas

Lloyd Jones escaped Monday while on work detail

(Newser) - A convicted killer has escaped from a state prison in Arkansas, sparking a manhunt near that state's borders of Tennessee and Mississippi. Authorities say 40-year-old Lloyd Jones escaped around noon Monday while working at a construction site about two miles from East Arkansas Regional Correctional Facility in Brickeys, where... More »

'Dangerous' Escaped Inmate on the Run in NJ

Arthur Buckel last spotted at CVS in Barnegat

(Newser) - A convicted killer remains on the run after escaping a psychiatric hospital in New Jersey on Tuesday. Arthur Buckel, 38—who was eligible for parole in less than three weeks, per NJ.com —was discovered missing from the Bayside State Prison unit of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton during... More »

Dangerous Psych Hospital Escapee Recaptured

Anthony Garver found in woods near parents' home

(Newser) - A man who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital where he was being held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death is back in custody. Anthony Garver, 28, was apprehended without incident Friday night by law enforcement in Spokane after... More »

Psych Hospital Escapee Visited His Parents

More details emerge about 'dangerous' Anthony Garver

(Newser) - Authorities may be closing in on an alleged murderer who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital: Officials say Anthony Garver's mom called 911 around 3:30pm Thursday after her son visited his parents' home near Spokane, reports NBC News . Garver fled before SWAT officers, K-9 units, and helicopters... More »

'Dangerous' Escapee From Psych Facility at Large

A second man who escaped has been caught

(Newser) - Two dangerous patients escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Washington state on Wednesday, though one of them was captured Thursday amid an intense manhunt. Anthony Garver and Mark Alexander Adams broke out of Western State Hospital around 6pm Wednesday, possibly through a loose window in their room. Police picked up... More »

Manhunt Underway for Escaped Murderer in Ohio

John Modie, 58, discovered missing late Sunday

(Newser) - A search is underway for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in Nelsonville, Ohio. Prison officials say John Modie, 58—sentenced to 15 years to life for the murder of a woman in Cleveland in 2003—was discovered missing from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Institution... More »

Escaped Inmate Killed by His Own Hostages

Rafael McCloud held Miss. couple prisoner before they shot him

(Newser) - An escaped inmate accused of raping and murdering a woman last year was shot and killed in Mississippi on Thursday by the very people he had taken prisoner. Officials say Rafael McCloud, 34—who escaped from a Warren County jail on March 2 with a worker's uniform—was killed... More »

Escapees Fought About Killing Cabbie: Sheriff

California prison inmates allegedly drove him up to San Jose

(Newser) - Three fugitives who broke out of a California jail in January—and were captured about a week later —apparently kidnapped a taxi driver and got in a physical fight about whether to kill him. That's one claim authorities made today about the remarkably complex breakout, the AP reports.... More »

1 of 3 Escaped Inmates Caught

Bac Duong was still in Santa Ana

(Newser) - Police captured one of three fugitive inmates on Friday after they escaped a week ago from a California jail while facing charges involving violent crimes, the AP reports. Bac Duong, 43, was arrested by police in Santa Ana, the same city where the trio made their elaborate escape from the... More »

5 Arrested in Connection With Orange County Jailbreak

But 3 escaped fugitives remain at large

(Newser) - Police have arrested five suspected gang members in connection with the escape of three prisoners last week from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The fugitives, however, remain at large. When announcing the arrests Wednesday, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens did not identify the men or say what charges... More »

3 Inmates Held on Violent Crimes Escape From California Jail

One of the escapees is charged with cutting a man's penis off

(Newser) - Southern California authorities launched a frantic manhunt Saturday after three inmates charged with violent crimes, including torture and murder, escaped an Orange County jail. The inmates were last seen at 5am Friday at the Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana. They could have escaped any time between... More »

Cops: Shackled Inmate Runs Across Arizona Freeway

He allegedly kicked out a police van window to escape

(Newser) - Authorities in suburban Phoenix say a handcuffed and shackled inmate was seriously injured after he kicked out a window in a police transport van on a freeway and jumped out of the moving vehicle. Gilbert police Sgt. Jesse Sanger says Adam Arlington broke out of the city police van bringing... More »

Federal Inmates Have Found Good Way to Escape

Some had histories of violence and misconduct in prison

(Newser) - More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by the AP. Some of the inmates who absconded from 2012 through 2014... More »

Killer Accidentally Released After Computer Glitch

Arrest warrant issued for Benjuel Johnson

(Newser) - Officials say a convicted killer was accidentally released from a Louisiana prison because of a computer glitch, and an arrest warrant has been issued for him. WAFB-TV reports that local police and US marshals are searching for 32-year-old Benjuel Johnson. He was released Sept. 23 from the Dixon Correctional Institute.... More »

Seamstress: I Helped Convicts 'to Save My Family'

Joyce Mitchell says prisoners knew where they lived

(Newser) - The former prison seamstress who helped two murderers escape in New York in June says she did so out of fear for her family. Richard Matt and David Sweat had discovered where her mother and older son lived, and Joyce Mitchell felt she was in too deep to refuse their... More »

Prison Escapee Was Drunk When Killed by Border Patrol

Richard Matt had BAC of 0.18%

(Newser) - One of the escaped prisoners who led police on an expansive 23-day manhunt through New York was drunk when he was shot and killed by border patrol agents, reports AP . Authorities said Richard Matt, one of two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, had... More »

El Chapo's Cell Had Camera Blind-Spot for 'Privacy'

Surveillance video shows moment Guzman disappeared from cell

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have told us how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman disappeared from his prison cell before traveling down a mile-long tunnel and emerging to freedom at a nearby home under construction. Now, we can see the moment for ourselves, via surveillance video. The footage from Saturday night shows a... More »

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