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Hatchet Suspect Sought Suture Kit After Attack

He visited urgent-care facility, drug store before Tuesday arrest

(Newser) - Before he was arrested Tuesday, but less than two hours after he's alleged to have killed his former boss with a hatchet in Tennessee, Domenic Micheli visited an urgent-care facility, where he tried to buy a suture kit. The 36-year-old suspect—who police say was limping from a left... More »

Tennessee Fugitive Found 'Laying by Side of the Road'

Sheriff says Steven Wiggins, accused of killing a sheriff's deputy, was captured in Hickman County

(Newser) - An "armed and dangerous" fugitive accused of shooting to death a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been caught, authorities tell ABC News . "CAPTURED: Steven Wiggins is in custody! More details soon!" the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted around 9am local time Friday, showing pictures of Wiggins after... More »

Fugitive Eluded Thousands of Cops for Weeks—Until Now

Tatsuma Hirao escaped from minimum-security prison on Japanese island, swam to mainland

(Newser) - Over the past few weeks, Japanese cops kept finding socks and cellphones they thought may have been stolen by the No. 1 fugitive on their list—but they couldn't find the fugitive himself. That changed Monday with the recapture of Tatsuma Hirao, who'd escaped an "open" prison... More »

Fugitive Admits Killing Mom: 'Worst Scream I've Ever Heard'

Multistate manhunt is on for Tennessee's Casey Lawhorn, who also confessed to killing best friend

(Newser) - A multistate manhunt for a Tennessee man is underway after he allegedly confessed via Facebook that he'd killed his mother and best friend. The New York Daily News reports Casey Lawhorn, 22 or 23, said Sunday in the now-deleted post that he used a stolen gun early that morning... More »

Famous Singer's Brother on a Texas 'Most Wanted' List

AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, reportedly owes nearly $90K in child support

(Newser) - A surprising name has popped up on a Texas "most wanted" list: that of Selena Quintanilla's brother. Per People Chica , AB Quintanilla—full name: Abraham Quintanilla, per a Facebook post by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office—is one of the top 10 fugitives in Corpus Christi for... More »

Homeowner Held Escaped Fugitives at Gunpoint

He held Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose at bay until cops arrived

(Newser) - Georgia's two escaped inmates were captured Thursday with help from a gun-toting Tennessee homeowner. But first, Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose broke into an elderly couple's home, tied up the occupants, held guns to their heads, threatened to kill them, and ate their beef stew, Bedford County Sheriff... More »

2 Escaped Inmates Captured in Tennessee

Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose caught after car chase

(Newser) - Back in custody: Two escaped inmates described as "dangerous beyond description" have been captured in Tennessee. Donnie Russell Rowe, 42, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were caught after a car chase, reports the AP . The men escaped from a prison transport van Tuesday morning southeast of Atlanta after authorities say... More »

Escaped Inmates Are 'Dangerous Beyond Description'

Pair reportedly spotted shopping after burglarizing home

(Newser) - Two inmates who killed a pair of corrections officers to escape a prison transport bus in Georgia carjacked a vehicle Tuesday and drove 25 miles north to the town of Madison where they broke into a home, authorities say. They changed clothes and were reportedly spotted soon after at a... More »

Cops: Inmates Kill Guards, Escape Prison Transport Bus

A manhunt is underway in Georgia for Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe

(Newser) - Two convicts are on the loose after overpowering and killing a pair of correctional officers on a prisoner transport bus early Tuesday in Georgia, WSB-TV reports. Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Rowe, 43, were among the 30-some prisoners being transported from Baldwin County Prison. According to CNN , authorities say Dubose... More »

Cops: Couple on Killing Spree Choosing Victims at Random

Pair accused of murders in Florida, Alabama

(Newser) - Florida is facing a "running nightmare" with two people on a killing spree that has so far left three women dead and another in critical condition. William "Billy" Boyette and Mary Craig Rice are wanted in the Jan. 31 murders of 30-year-old Alicia Greer—who was in a... More »

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 »

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