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US Fugitive Found in Own 'Elaborate Tunnel System'

Jeremy Beebe really didn't want to go to prison: police

(Newser) - Authorities arrested a fugitive convicted on drug and theft charges after finding him hiding this week in what they called an "elaborate tunnel system" dug underneath a trailer home in Alaska, the AP reports. The tunnels narrowed as officers walked further in, forcing them to trudge through on their... More »

Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested

Crystal Griffin Redd picked up in Georgia; money had gone missing from her work

(Newser) - Fortunately, a Virginia mom missing for nearly two months was found safe on Tuesday, both her family and Blackstone police confirm to WTVR . Unfortunately, Crystal Griffin Redd was arrested by the Georgia police who discovered her, as she was wanted for embezzlement back in her hometown. Redd vanished on Nov.... More »

Man Stirs Chili, Ends Up in Hospital

The early morning attack occurred in Detroit

(Newser) - If "never stir another man's chili" isn't already a saying, maybe it should be. Adhering to it would have spared a 30-year-old Detroit man a trip to the hospital with stab wounds. About 5am Friday, the Detroit News reports, a 26-year-old man allegedly bit and stabbed the... More »

Mos Def Arrested for Fake 'World Passport'

Rapper has 14 days to leave South Africa and is banned for 5 years

(Newser) - A government spokesman says the American entertainer commonly known as Mos Def was arrested in South Africa for traveling with a fraudulent passport. Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete tells the AP that the 42-year-old rapper and actor was arrested at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday. Mos Def... More »

Opie and Anthony DJ Charged With Domestic Violence

Woman uploads Periscope video showing fight between her and Anthony Cumia

(Newser) - Last year he was fired from SiriusXM for a string of "racially charged and hate-filled" tweets. Now disc jockey Anthony Cumia is facing new troubles after a domestic violence incident at his Long Island home. The 54-year-old former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show was arrested Saturday... More »

FBI Busts Pharma Bad Boy on Fraud Charges

Martin Shkreli accused of using company stock to pay other debts

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may have to dump some of his recent musical acquisitions to pay his own legal fees: The 32-year-old pharmaceutical pariah who unapologetically jacked the price of a life-saving drug was arrested by the FBI Thursday on charges of federal securities fraud, Reuters reports. Shkreli is accused of pilfering... More »

Fluid Leak Leads Cops to Alleged Bar Shooter

Sostenes Quinones, 22, is arrested in New Mexico

(Newser) - New Mexico police investigating a shootout outside a pub arrested a man after following fluid that leaked from a vehicle. Police said a man escorted out of the Dublin's pub in Las Cruces early Friday morning got a gun from his car and shot at security officers and that... More »

Suspects Nabbed in 'Black Lives Matter' Shooting

Suspects in Minneapolis attack that injured 5 may be charged with hate crimes

(Newser) - Two of three men accused of shooting into a crowd near a "Black Lives Matter" protest Monday night in Minneapolis, injuring five, have been arrested, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. A 23-year-old white suspect, who the police tell the Washington Post will be identified after being formally charged, was... More »

Mizzou Student Arrested After Online Threats Were Made

'[I'll] shoot every black person I see.'

(Newser) - Racial tensions remain high at the University of Missouri in a week rife with strife , and campus police brought in Hunter M. Park, 19, early Wednesday on suspicion of making a terror threat on Yik Yak and other social media the night before, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. An MUPD... More »

Couple to Cops: Let Us Do Something 'One Last Time'

Leanne Hunn holds off police with bold remark

(Newser) - A man and woman have been arrested after officials say they prolonged a standoff with Florida police in order to have sex. Police say they responded Wednesday night to a Jacksonville mobile home in search of 34-year-old Ryan Patrick Bautista, who was wanted on several warrants including armed burglary, First... More »

Police Drop Bombshell About Freddie Gray Arrest

Police reveal officers' statements to the Baltimore Sun

(Newser) - An officer involved in the infamous Freddie Gray arrest—which sparked rioting and political upheaval in Baltimore after Gray died a week later—conceded that the man appeared to need medical help while in police custody, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to officer William Porter, Gray asked for help while... More »

Woman: Cops Didn't Believe I Owned BMW, Did This to Me

Kamilah Brock gives her first on-air interview

(Newser) - There's the racial-profiling term "driving while black," but in this case, it's more like "black while driving a BMW." Kamilah Brock—who was arrested last year and thrown into a New York City mental facility—is speaking out about her "frightening eight-day '... More »

3 Nabbed for 'Treasure Hunt' in NYC's Putrid Sewers

'God knows what they were looking for': NY police commissioner

(Newser) - It helps to have friends in high places to get you into low places—in this case, the fetid NYC sewer system. A worker for the city's Department of Environmental Protection and two fellow treasure-hunters were arrested on trespassing and other charges early Thursday after residents in a quiet... More »

Alleged Memphis Cop Killer Turns Himself In

Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, ends massive police manhunt

(Newser) - The suspected killer of a Memphis cop has turned himself in and ended an intensive two-day manhunt, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Officials were close to increasing the $10,000 reward money for information leading to his arrest when Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, turned himself in at the federal building in... More »

'Anti-Vaccine Kidnapping' Ends a Year Later

Megan Everett, 23, is arrested in Florida

(Newser) - Florida sheriff's deputies said today they have arrested Megan Everett, 23, who allegedly kidnapped her 3-year-old daughter last year to ensure she wouldn't be vaccinated, the Florida Times Union reports. Everett's landlady apparently saw them on the CNN show "The Hunt with John Walsh" and turned... More »

Jail Inmate Pulls Eye Out of Its Socket

Colin Corkhill, 26, started by punching himself in the face

(Newser) - A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket. Sheriff's officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault, and... More »

Cops: In-Home Hair Dresser Took Graphic Photos

James Hickey, 53, was arrested on Friday

(Newser) - A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The US Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff. Hickey is wanted on... More »

Rapper Rick Ross Busted on Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Cops say 'someone' refused to open gates at Ross' Atlanta mansion

(Newser) - A US Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested rapper Rick Ross at his mansion south of Atlanta early today, authorities say. Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody in Fayette County, Jim Joyner, a Marshals' task force supervisor, tells the AP. Ross—real... More »

Police Dashcam Video Shows Arrest of Dylann Roof

It is surprisingly free of drama

(Newser) - Except for a fist bump exchanged by officers, you'd never know it was a high-profile arrest. Police in Shelby, NC, released dashcam video of their capture of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof after a traffic stop, report ABC and CBS . Officers approach Roof's car with guns drawn, but... More »

Secret Service Busts Latest White House Fence-Jumper

Intruder hopped fence on southern perimeter, charges pending

(Newser) - Yet again , someone has climbed the White House fence , the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says it arrested the intruder right away on the south side of the grounds at around 10:25 last night. A package the person was carrying was not dangerous, the Secret Service adds.... More »

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