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Fugitive Makes It Very Easy for Cops to Arrest Him

Jansen Simon flagged down a deputy looking for a ride

(Newser) - It's a gimme: A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana looking for a ride. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Jansen Simon was walking down Louisiana Highway 182 on Sunday when he flagged down... More »

Inmate Breaks Out of Max-Security Prison. Again

SC inmate is extremely dangerous, police say

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say they're searching for an inmate who's extremely dangerous—and has managed to break out of a maximum-security prison for the second time since he began serving a life sentence in 2004. Jimmy Causey, 46, has been missing from the Lieber Correctional Institution since... More »

He Spent 32 Years on the Run. Then Police Received a Tip

Steven Dishman will have to complete his original 7-year sentence in Arkansas

(Newser) - After three decades on the lam, an Arkansas man has been quickly reacquainted with life behind bars. Steven Dishman, 60—who was five months into a seven-year sentence for burglary and property theft when he escaped from the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County, Ark., on May 28, 1985, reports KTHV... More »

Year After Slippery Escape, Warren Jeffs' Brother Is Caught

FBI says he'll face trial for fraud, money laundering

(Newser) - Lyle Jeffs literally slipped from the FBI's grasp last summer, so the agency will likely hold on a little tighter now that he's back in custody after a year on the run. Jeffs, the 57-year-old brother of polygamist Warren Jeffs and a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of... 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 »

One of Japan's Most-Wanted Men Arrested After 45 Years

Masaaki Osaka, 67, charged with killing a police officer in 1971

(Newser) - After more than 45 years, time is up for one of Japan's most-wanted criminals. NBC News reports Masaaki Osaka was arrested Wednesday in connection with the 1971 murder of a police officer; he's accused of killing officer Tsuneo Nakamura during a street protest in Tokyo in November of... More »

Fugitive Teacher Claimed Teen Was 22-Year-Old Wife

Tipster says Tad Cummins had elaborate story

(Newser) - Tad Cummins turned up in a remote northern California community with a tale of misfortune to tell, according to Griffin Barry, the man whose tip led police to the fugitive Tennessee teacher. Barry tells CNN that when Cummins, 50, and 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas arrived in Cecilville last week, he... More »

How Authorities Found Fugitive Teacher, Missing Student

Caller told cops about vehicle at remote cabin

(Newser) - The manhunt for fugitive Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins is over thanks to somebody who spotted his vehicle in a remote area on the other side of the country, authorities say. The 50-year-old was captured and 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas was taken into custody unharmed after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation... More »

Teen Believed Abducted by Teacher Found Safe

Teacher Tad Cummins arrested in Northern California: Tenn. Bureau of Investigation

(Newser) - First they found the car—then they found the fugitive teacher and his student. A spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office tells the Tennessean that the Nissan Rogue being driven by Tad Cummins , the ex-high school teacher from Tennessee who's been on the lam for more than... More »

Drive-Thru Workers Could Get $50K 'Facebook Killer' Reward

They delayed his order, called cops

(Newser) - The McDonald's employees who bravely held up the order of an armed and dangerous customer could be in line for a big payday. Police were able to catch up with alleged "Facebook killer" Steve Stephens after drive-thru workers at the Erie, Pa., McDonald's recognized him Tuesday morning... More »

Suspect in Facebook Murder Kills Self as Cops Close In

Steve Stephens is dead in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The hunt for the alleged Facebook killer is over. Police in Erie, Pa., say Steve Stephens fatally shot himself after a brief chase, reports the Daily Beast . Stephens, 37, had been on the run since Sunday, when he was accused of shooting a 74-year-old man to death in a random... More »

Cops Urge Facebook Killer to Turn Himself In

Police say Steve Stephens posted the video after killing Robert Godwin

(Newser) - The Cleveland man accused of shooting an elderly man Sunday and posting video of the murder on Facebook is armed, dangerous, and could be out of Ohio by now, police say. An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Steve Stephens late Sunday and police have asked people in Pennsylvania, New... More »

Fugitive Mexican Gov Busted in Tourist Town

Javier Duarte abruptly quit amid corruption allegations, fled to Guatemala

(Newser) - The former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring that allegedly pilfered millions of dollars from state coffers was detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government graft in his country. Javier Duarte, pale and visibly tired,... More »

Cops: Manhunt Suspect Who Sent Manifesto to Trump Found

Joseph Jakubowski is now in custody in Wisconsin

(Newser) - The Wisconsin fugitive who authorities say sent a long-winded, anti-government manifesto to President Trump has been captured, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The announcement that Joseph Jakubowski is now in police custody first came via a tweet Friday morning from the Beloit Police Department that read, "CAPTURED! Awesome work... More »

Cops Hunt Armed Fugitive Who Sent Manifesto to Trump

Feds fear Wisconsin man might attack church

(Newser) - A fugitive in Wisconsin has more than a dozen guns and a deep-seated hatred of religion and government, authorities warn. Federal authorities say Joseph Jakubowski, 32, may be planning an act of mass violence against a church or religious group, ABC News reports. Jakubowski is believed to have stolen at... More »

Cops: Woman Poisoned Husband's Cereal to Avoid Sex

She's been a fugitive since 2015

(Newser) - A Nevada woman is still on the run almost two years after confessing to poisoning her husband's Lucky Charms cereal because she didn't want sex. The husband, now an ex-husband, tells WLOS that he has moved to California but he is still worried that Andrea Heming will resurface.... More »

Lawyer: Honor Polanski's Secret Deal, Let Him Come Back

Says LA court should let director come back to US without jail time

(Newser) - It's been 40 years since Roman Polanski set foot on the US mainland, but the disgraced director is said to want to square things up and come back to America without facing jail time, TMZ reports. What needs squaring: his punishment for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977 at... More »

Cops: Murder Suspect Killed Himself; Accomplice in Custody

Boyette shot himself after motel standoff

(Newser) - A fugitive murder suspect who vowed he wouldn't be taken alive killed himself after being cornered at a Georgia motel Tuesday, police say. William "Billy" Boyette died of what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound moments after alleged accomplice Mary Rice surrendered at a motel in West... More »

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

He was wanted for 2 'vicious,' 'unnecessary' killings

(Newser) - A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after allegedly killing two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI says. Terry Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into jail, the AP reports. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two... More »

Okla. Cops Release Dramatic Video of Shootout With Fugitive

Suspect broke through roadblock, fired at police

(Newser) - A state trooper fired dozens of rounds from an automatic rifle through the windshield of his cruiser at a fugitive as the two sped down a rural western Oklahoma roadway in a dramatic shootout depicted on videos released on Tuesday . The videos show Michael Vance, driving a stolen flat-bed pickup... More »

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