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Fugitive Missing 14 Years Found in Nepal

Neil Stammer had been living in Nepal since 2006

(Newser) - A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago has been returned following his capture in Nepal, according to the FBI. Neil Stammer, 47, arrived this afternoon at the Albuquerque International Sunport and is now in custody, awaiting charges. Authorities say a federal arrest warrant... More »

Police Find 21-Year Fugitive on Facebook

He'd been wanted on tax charges since 1992

(Newser) - And now, yet another reminder that for criminals, Facebook doesn't pay. Francisco R. Legaspi was indicted yesterday in California on charges of failing to appear, after spending 21 years evading his tax-evasion charges, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Legaspi was originally charged in 1992 with aiding in the presentation... More »

Fugitive's Home for 18 Years: Key West Houseboat

Michelle Singleton was living as Catherine Harris

(Newser) - Michelle Singleton had a seemingly enviable life in Key West, Florida—that is, until police knocked on the door of her houseboat on Friday and took her into custody, 18 years after she was convicted of payroll check fraud. Singleton had skipped town in 1996, leaving Kansas City, Mo., before... More »

Military Fugitive Who Escaped in 1977 Caught

James Robert Jones fled Fort Leavenworth, landed in Florida

(Newser) - A convicted murderer who escaped prison and made a new life for himself in Florida is back in custody after 37 years, reports AP . James Robert Jones murdered a fellow Army private and got sentenced to 23 years at the military's maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas... More »

Fugitive Child Rapist Caught After Week on Run

Eric Hartwell escaped in Denver and was arrested in Virginia

(Newser) - A child rapist who escaped from custody in Denver last week made it across the country before being captured today, reports CNN . Eric Hartwell apparently cut off his ankle monitor and fled a halfway house, reports Fox 31 Denver . Authorities finally caught up with the 51-year-old at a motel in... More »

Woman Captured After Escaping Prison—in 1977

Judy Lynn Hayman caught, 36 years later

(Newser) - Judy Lynn Hayman has finally been caught ... more than 36 years after she escaped from a Michigan prison. Hayman, who was then 23 and serving a 16- to 24-month sentence for attempted larceny, fled the Huron Valley Correctional Facility on April 14, 1977. She had served 10 months of her... More »

Fugitive's Remains Likely Found— 2K Miles Away

Dennis 'Slick' Lilly escaped from a Missouri prison 27 years ago

(Newser) - Authorities in Washington say they believe they've found the remains of a fugitive who escaped from a Missouri prison 27 years ago. The Everett Herald reports Dennis "Slick" Lilly stole a prison guard's uniform and walked right out of the prison, where authorities believe he met up... More »

Wanted Man Posts Mugshot, Gets Captured Immediately

Anthony James Lescowitch shared police department's post

(Newser) - Note to those wanted by police: If your goal is not to get caught, it's probably not a good idea to "share" your mugshot on Facebook after the police department posts it . That's what Anthony James Lescowitch did Monday, police say; not surprisingly, the move led to... More »

Knox: I'm Willing to Become a 'Fugitive'

'I will not willingly submit myself to injustice'

(Newser) - If convicted again of murder , Amanda Knox says she won't willingly return to Italy to face punishment; instead, she told an Italian journalist, "I will be—how do you put it?—a fugitive," the Guardian reports. The reporter, Meo Ponte, who interviewed her over Skype, has previously... More »

'Dead' Banker: My Family Had No Idea I Was Alive

Aubrey Lee Price had apparently been homeless, took odd jobs for cash

(Newser) - A routine traffic stop on Tuesday in Georgia ended Aubrey Lee Price's time on the run, and what happened during his days as a fugitive became a little more clear on Thursday. That's when Price, 47, appeared in federal court over allegations that he embezzled $21 million from... More »

70-Year-Old Escapee Caught After 36 Years

California inmate was living under new name in Arkansas

(Newser) - Had he stayed put in state prison after being convicted of armed robbery in 1973, Michael Morrow would likely be a free man by now. Instead, the 70-year-old is back behind bars after 36 years as a fugitive, reports the OC Weekly . Morrow escaped from the California prison at Chino... More »

Fugitive Headed Back to UK After Poolside Arrest

Andrew Moran dramatically escaped during his 2009 trial

(Newser) - The last fugitive on a UK Crimestoppers hit list has agreed to be extradited back to Britain, after an arrest almost as dramatic as his original escape. Police captured convicted machete-wielding robber Andrew Moran while he was relaxing poolside with his girlfriend at a luxury villa in Spain, the Telegraph... More »

New York Shuts Down Subway Over Teen Fugitive

17-year-old was busted for stealing jewelry from old ladies

(Newser) - New York shut down four of its subway lines for at least an hour today in pursuit of a fleeing suspect. What sort of dangerous fugitive prompted this manhunt? A barefoot 17-year-old who had allegedly been stealing jewelry from old ladies. Police were leading Vincens Vuktilaj out of his apartment... More »

NYC Hit-Run Fugitive: I'm Really Not a Bad Guy

Source says Julio Acevedo doesn't have money for lawyer

(Newser) - Despite the fact that the man suspected of killing an expectant Brooklyn couple and their baby in a hit-and-run accident promised yesterday to turn himself in, police are still searching for Julio Acevedo. The Hasidic Jewish community victims Nachman and Raizy Glauber belonged to is offering a $15,000 reward... More »

Dorner Tried to Hitch a Ride to Mexico With Fishermen

But not even $400, fish tacos convinced anyone

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who died last week after allegedly killing four people, tried to escape to Mexico, NBC News reports. On Feb. 5, just two days after he allegedly killed his first two victims, fishermen at San Diego's Driscoll Wharf say he approached them and tried to find... More »

Autopsy Suggests Dorner Killed Himself

He died of a single gunshot wound to the head

(Newser) - It looks like Christopher Dorner killed himself in his showdown with police at a mountain cabin in California. Autopsy results show that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head, reports AP . While he had been in a fierce gunfight with officers prior to that, a spokesman for... More »

Sheriff Confirms: Body Was Dorner's

Dental records prove fugitive was killed in cabin showdown

(Newser) - Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office said Dorner's dental records proved to be a match. She did not give a cause of death. The... More »

Sheriff: We Did Not Intentionally Set Dorner Fire

Jim, Karen Reynolds say they first alerted police, not maids

(Newser) - Though authorities are unable to "absolutely, positively confirm" that the burned body found in Big Bear cabin is that of Christopher Dorner, they "believe the investigation is over at this point," says Sheriff John McMahon. McMahon also yesterday asserted that police did not intentionally burn down the... More »

Loophole Threatens $1M Dorner Reward

It was for the capture 'and conviction' of the fugitive

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner's all-but-certain demise came thanks to the help of a few civilians, notably the two people who entered what they thought was an empty cabin only to be accosted by the fugitive and tied up. (Update: Turns out, they weren't maids .) One of them managed to... More »

Did Police Start Fire in Dorner Cabin?

References to 'burning' heard, but could just be tear gas

(Newser) - Did police start the fire that may have consumed the body of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner? In police audio broadcast on KCAL yesterday, officers can be heard apparently yelling, "Burn it down" or "Burn him out." Another YouTube video claims to be a police scanner recording, and... More »

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