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Real-Life Face/Off Fugitive Caught in Thailand

Lawyer nabbed by immigration cops who noticed something ... off

(Newser) - A Japanese lawyer who police say altered his appearance through plastic surgery to escape arrest for an alleged stock share manipulation scheme more than a decade ago has been captured, Thai police said Friday. Thailand's Immigration Bureau announced that Yasuo Tsubaki, sought by Japanese authorities for securities fraud amounting... More »

Modern 'Bonnie and Clyde' Had Odd Link to Real Ones

Rolling Stone profile: All four have a connection to Joplin, Missouri

(Newser) - For a while earlier this year, Blake Fitzgerald and girlfriend Brittany Harper of Joplin, Missouri, were on the run amid a multi-state crime spree that drew them comparisons to a "modern-day Bonnie and Clyde." In fact, the US Marshals Service used that exact phrase during the manhunt, notes... More »

Fugitive on the Lam for 48 Years Nabbed in Conn.

Robert Stackowitz escaped from Georgia prison work camp in 1968

(Newser) - Since before man landed on the moon, Robert Stackowitz has been on the run after busting out of a prison work camp in Georgia. That half-century run came to a low-key end Monday in Sherman, Conn., where the US Marshals Service tracked down and arrested Stackowitz without incident, NBC News... More »

Fugitive Brothers Charged in Couple's Murder

One had previously threatened the missing pair

(Newser) - Court documents show that Washington state police have reached the "inescapable conclusion" that missing Arlington couple Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were murdered . Their vehicles, found partly obscured by branches down an embankment in a remote area near Oso on Sunday, showed "obvious blood pooling and smearing, and... More »

'Bonnie and Clyde's' Run Ends in Deadly Shootout

Blake Fitzgerald is dead and Brittany Harper wounded

(Newser) - A Missouri couple accused in a string of violent crimes across four states is on the run no more, reports WBRC . Police caught up with them in Florida early Friday morning, with the resulting shootout leaving Blake Fitzgerald, 30, dead and Brittany Harper, also 30, wounded in the leg or... More »

Cops Kill Prison Escapee Richard Matt

Other fugitive, David Sweat, still at large

(Newser) - The bid for freedom is over for at least one of the escaped inmates in New York state. Multiple outlets including the New York Post , CNN , and the New York Times say police have shot and killed Richard Matt. The other fugitive, David Sweat, was reportedly being chased in the... More »

Fugitive Hunt Shifts Again After 'Significant' Items Found

Police think Richard Matt and David Sweat are heading to Canada

(Newser) - If New York investigators are right, Richard Matt and David Sweat are probably sleeping right now—but they'll wake soon and continue picking their way through the woods and back roads toward Canada when darkness falls. At an update today on the hunt for the prison escapees, authorities say... More »

Prison Worker Allegedly Smuggled Saw Blades in Frozen Meat

And one of the fugitives might be barefoot

(Newser) - CNN has a new detail on how the Hollywood-esque prison escape in upstate New York came to be: It quotes a source who says that prison worker Joyce Mitchell hid hacksaw blades in frozen meat that was delivered to one of the eventual escapees, Richard Matt. The report says... More »

New Lead Emerges in New York Fugitive Hunt

David Sweat and Richard Matt may have been spotted

(Newser) - State police are investigating a possible sighting of two convicted killers in New York's southern tier, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago. State police spokesman Beau Duffy says officers got a lead that the prisoners might be in Allegany County, near the Pennsylvania... More »

Cons May Have Plotted to Kill Seamstress's Hubby

Joyce Mitchell, inmates were to escape to Vermont after murder: source

(Newser) - Breaking out of New York's Clinton Correctional Facility may have only been part of the plan for David Sweat and Richard Matt. A law enforcement source tells the Albany Times Union that jailed prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell told investigators she and the prisoners had discussed a plot to murder... More »

DA: Female Prison Worker Gave Inmates Contraband

But Joyce Mitchell didn't hand over power tools

(Newser) - It was previously hinted at , but authorities have now confirmed to CNN that Clinton Correctional Facility employee Joyce Mitchell "provided some form of equipment or tools" to escaped inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie made the announcement today, with sources saying the contraband... More »

Dogs Get Whiff of NY Escapees

'Incident' involving inmate, suspected accomplice reported last year

(Newser) - A new lead in the hunt for escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat: Bloodhounds have picked up the scent of the two men near the Clinton Correctional Facility and discovered a possible campsite in the woods, police say. Sources tell CNN that authorities are reviewing security camera footage from... More »

Highway Closed in Hunt for Fugitives

Previous NY escapee wishes fugitives luck

(Newser) - After expanding the search to Vermont , authorities hunting escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat have descended on a village just a few miles from the prison. Police have closed a stretch of State Route 374 and ordered residents of Cadyville, NY, to stay inside and keep their exterior lights... More »

Hunt for Prison Escapees in NY Town a Dead End

Authorities in Willsboro come up empty in search for David Sweat, Richard Matt

(Newser) - "Please lock house and car doors tonight. Avoid walking around town if possible." That was part of the directive yesterday tweeted by the town of Willsboro, NY, to residents as the hunt continues for Richard Matt and David Sweat. The focus of the manhunt for the two convicts... More »

Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Were Armed With AK-47s

Plus, comments from Lee Grace's fiance

(Newser) - The Dougherty gang's time on the run was the stuff of movies—and the details of the siblings' capture are no less colorful. As reported yesterday , the sister was shot in the leg: It apparently happened as Lee Grace Dougherty ran through a field, armed with an automatic pistol... More »

Fugitive Siblings Caught; Sister Shot

Dougherty clan arrested by Colorado troopers after chase

(Newser) - The Dougherty gang's life on the lam is over. Troopers in Colorado arrested 20-something siblings Ryan, Dylan, and Lee Grace after a high-speed car chase, reports NBC 9 . Police say they shot the sister in the leg after she pointed a gun at them while trying to flee, but... More »

Renters Flock to Whitey Bulger's Santa Monica Digs

Residents to want live where a fugitive escaped a decade-long manhunt

(Newser) - The simple Santa Monica apartment where James "Whitey" Bulger hid from the FBI for more than a decade could soon be one of the hotter properties in the city's rental market. The door to unit 303 remains sealed with police tape as FBI agents continue to pick the... More »

FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Down to 8

The top reward left is for $1 million

(Newser) - The FBI won't say who phoned in the tip on Whitey Bulger , only that she saw the agency's TV spots about him, reports AP . Presumably, this mystery person will soon be collecting the $2 million reward. With Bulger and Osama bin Laden ($25 million) accounted for, the current... More »

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