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Parents Have a Message for Student Wanted in 2 Slayings

They urge Peter Manfredonia to surrender

(Newser) - The parents of the University of Connecticut senior wanted in two murders are urging him to give himself up. "You are loved," a lawyer for Peter Manfredonia's family said at a Monday night press conference, directly addressing the 23-year-old. "Your parents, your sisters, your entire family... More »

UConn Senior Sought in 2 Murders

Police say Peter Manfredonia is armed and dangerous

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut are hunting a double murder suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. Police say University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, 23, killed a man with a sword or machete in Willington, Ct. Friday and inflicted life-threatening injuries on another, NBC Connecticut reports. He... More »

2 Americans Arrested Over Ghosn Escape

Ex-Green Beret, son face extradition to Japan

(Newser) - A former Green Beret and his son have been arrested in Massachusetts in connection with former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan —and prosecutors say it would be a very bad idea to release Michael and Peter Taylor on bail during extradition proceedings. "Michael Taylor is... More »

Cops Enforcing Beach Rules Catch Murder Suspect

Man was arrested on newly reopened Florida beach

(Newser) - A man was taken away in handcuffs from a reopened Florida beach Sunday—and it wasn't for failing to respect social distancing limits. Police say Mario Matthew Gatti was wanted for a January murder in Pennsylvania, USA Today reports. The 31-year-old allegedly shot 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. in a... More »

Hotel Check-in Trips Up Fugitive in 2002 Slaying

Online system showed an international arrest warrant for woman charged in husband's death

(Newser) - An American fugitive sought in her husband's 2002 slaying was arrested in Rome after she checked into a hotel, when an international arrest warrant for her showed up on an online system tied to a police database. The body of Beverley McCallum's husband, Robert Caraballo, was dumped and... More »

Fugitive Accused of Faking His Own Suicide Is Caught

Jason Blair Scott allegedly raped his stepdaughter and now faces life in prison

(Newser) - A man faked his own death in an attempt to avoid penalty for raping his stepdaughter, who was found to be pregnant with his child, according to the US Marshals Service, which is now celebrating "the fastest apprehension of a fugitive in the 37-year history of the 15 Most... More »

Why Did Ghosn Flee Japan? He Cites a Figure: 99.4%

Ex-Nissan boss gives his first press conference since escaping the country

(Newser) - In his first press conference given since his clandestine exit from Japan, Carlos Ghosn cleared one thing up on Wednesday: No, there's no Netflix show in the works about his dramatic exit. But Ghosn certainly brought the drama in the lengthy press conference given in Beirut, likening his November... More »

Ghosn, Hidden in Box, Exploited Airport Security Flaw

There was no mandatory check on luggage for private planes

(Newser) - Reports that Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan in a musical instrument box were pretty close to the truth. The former Nissan executive facing charges of financial wrongdoing hid in a large black box designed for concert equipment, with breathing holes poked in the bottom, reports the Wall Street Journal , citing sources... More »

Fugitive on the Run 40 Years Busted, Done In by His Prints

Jose Romero escaped from SC in 1979; he was nabbed in Delaware last month

(Newser) - In 1979, Pink Floyd's The Wall was released, Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister of the UK, and Jose Romero escaped from a South Carolina prison. Almost 40 years to the day of his jailbreak, however, the sexagenarian (he's said to be 63 or 64) was arrested in... More »

This Is the Most Swedish Fugitive Ever

He's found sleeping in a bed at Ikea

(Newser) - Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm, per the AP . Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store in Uppsala contacted the police Monday after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department.... More »

Drone's Find in Mountain Cave: Man on the Run for 17 Years

Chinese fugitive found barely able to communicate, his body 'devastated'

(Newser) - In 2002, Song Jiang broke out of a prison camp in China, where he was serving a sentence for human trafficking. He wasn't seen for 17 more years—until earlier this month, when a drone finally found him in a cave in Yunnan province, per the BBC and Sky... More »

Fugitive Disbarred Attorney Captured After 8 Months

Richard Merritt is accused of killing his own mother

(Newser) - A disbarred attorney from Georgia who allegedly killed his mother and went on the run instead of surrendering to serve a prison sentence has been recaptured after eight months as a fugitive. Authorities say Richard Merritt was arrested by the US Marshals Service in a thrift store in Nashville on... More »

Husband, Wife Escaped Using Medical Emergency Ruse

$20K reward offered for info leading to arrest of Susan and Blane Barksdale

(Newser) - A husband and wife being transported across the country to face murder charges used a medical emergency ruse and then overpowered two security guards , tied them up, and left them and a third uninvolved prisoner outside a rural Arizona town, authorities said Thursday. David Gonzales, the US marshal for Arizona,... More »

Wisconsin Fugitive Hides in Bunker for 3 Years

Hunter found Jeremiah Button's hideout

(Newser) - A Wisconsin fugitive hid out for more than three years in a makeshift bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator before a hunter stumbled onto him last week, police said. WSAW reports that several months ago Thomas Nelson of Wausau found a bunker with a log door carved... More »

Cops: Millionaire Fugitive Spent 4 Years in Mexico

Police say podcast helped them get leads

(Newser) - Police in Newport Beach say media attention and the " Countdown to Capture " podcast they produced helped lead to the arrest of fugitive millionaire Peter Chadwick. "The podcast about this murder generated leads for us and it was a way to generate interest and created leads and created... More »

Millionaire Fugitive Sought in Wife's Killing Is Caught

Peter Chadwick fled 4 years ago

(Newser) - A Southern California millionaire charged with his wife's killing has been captured after four years on the run, authorities said Monday. US Marshals spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said Peter Chadwick had been arrested, the AP reports. The Orange County District Attorney's office scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to... More »

He Fled the Feds in 2011. He Was Just Found 'Squatting'

Michael Duane Strain, busted on Native American reservation in Montana, was on most wanted list

(Newser) - They thought he was hiding in Minnesota, but they nabbed him in Montana. USA Today reports 62-year-old Michael Duane Strain, one of the 15 most wanted fugitives on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' list, was busted last week by US Marshals Service deputies on a Native American reservation... More »

Fugitive Says He'll Surrender for 15K Likes on Facebook

Jose Simms promises he'll abide by deal with cops

(Newser) - A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven... More »

FBI Ups Its Efforts to Find 'Highly Intelligent' Fugitive

Donna Borup, accused of '81 acid attack on cop, has been on the lam for almost 40 years

(Newser) - The FBI is intensifying efforts to locate a woman accused of blinding a police officer with acid in 1981, offering up to $100,000 for information leading to her arrest. Donna Borup was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, a group calling for the violent overthrow of the... More »

Man Who Killed 2 in '03 Easter DUI Is Finally Behind Bars

Florida man fled before he could be sentenced in crash that killed retired couple 16 years ago

(Newser) - Justice has been a long time coming for Florida man Henry de la Hoz, who killed a retired couple while driving drunk on Easter Sunday 16 years ago. Victor and Olga Lisabet had been on their way to a sunrise service in South Miami-Dade when they were hit by de... More »

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