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Casino Bomber Escapes Nevada Prison
He Bought Bus Ticket,
Then Was Recaptured
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He Bought Bus Ticket, Then Was Recaptured

Police picked up Porfirio Duarte-Herrera days after he went missing from Nevada jail

(Newser) - Update: It was a quick flirtation with freedom for Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, but that liberation has now come to an end. After being discovered missing Tuesday from Nevada's Southern Desert Correctional Center, a manhunt was launched for the 42-year-old, who was serving a life sentence for a fatal 2007 bombing...

Cops Admit Photos of Suspects Were Really Stock Images

They were released amid the hunt for Rabih Alkhalil

(Newser) - An embarrassing goof out of Canada in the search for escaped murder suspect Rabih "Robby" Alkhalil. Alkhalil managed to escape mid-trial from North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Thursday, with sources telling the Vancouver Sun the 35-year-old was assisted by men who posed as construction workers...

'They Were Able to Do What No One Else Has Done'

US Marshals Service releases new age-progressed images of Alcatraz escapees

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service wins this week's prize for persistence. The law enforcement agency has a new APB out for a trio of notorious escaped inmates, even though it's now been more than six decades since they busted out and they'd all be well into their 90s....

Escaped Missouri Inmate Recaptured in Wyoming

2 others are still at large

(Newser) - An escaped inmate from Missouri was recaptured Wednesday more than 900 miles away, near Casper, Wyo., authorities say. The Mills Police Department says Christopher Blevins was captured after local law enforcement was informed he could be at a truck stop in the area, NBC News reports. The 37-year-old inmate, who...

Casey White as He Was Captured: 'Y'all, Help My Wife'

Vicky White ultimately succumbed to her injuries

(Newser) - Within hours of the capture of an escaped Alabama inmate and the corrections officer who allegedly helped him facilitate that escape, the officer had died of injuries sustained during or just after Monday's high-speed chase. Vicky White, 56, was driving as officers closed in on the Cadillac carrying her...

Missing Corrections Official Charged With Aiding Escape

Authorities say Casey White, Vicky White are both fugitives

(Newser) - A search for an Alabama fugitive and the corrections official who claimed she was escorting him to a court hearing is now officially a search for two fugitives. A felony arrest warrant was issued Monday for Vicky White, the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections, AL.com reports. Sheriff Rick...

With One Year Left in Custody, a Hit Man's Puzzling Escape

Dominic Taddeo, contract killer for Rochester crime families, is back in custody

(Newser) - Update: The mob hit man who escaped federal custody has been captured, one week later. Dominic Taddeo was taken back into custody in Florida's Miami-Dade County without incident Monday around 11am, CNN reports. That's about 273 miles south of the halfway house he was assigned to in the...

2 Inmates Dead After Tennessee Jailbreak

Johnny Shane Brown is still at large

(Newser) - Two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Tennessee on Friday are dead and a third is still at large, authorities say. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says Tobias Wayne Carr, 38, and Timothy Allen Sarver, 45, were "confirmed deceased" following a convenience store robbery and multi-county...

Townspeople Help Hunt 'Galician Rambo'

Murderer Alfredo Sánchez Chacón has been living in the woods

(Newser) - A notorious killer whose ability to slip out of prison and off the grid has earned him the moniker 'Galician Rambo' is once again missing, but residents of a little Spanish town not far from where he's serving time intend to change that. Per the Guardian , 63-year-old Alfredo...

'Wailing' NK Defector Caught After 40 Days on Run

Zhu Xianjian, who had 2 years left in Chinese prison sentence before he escaped, is recaptured

(Newser) - Zhu Xianjian had his 11-year sentence slashed two times due to good behavior, but his break out of a Chinese prison last month with two years left behind bars likely just nullified his chances for an early release. The 39-year-old defector from North Korea is about to find out: He...

Fugitive of 30 Years Surrenders Because Pandemic Life Sucks

Homeless and jobless, Darko Desic was done sleeping on an Australian beach

(Newser) - An unfortunate consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many people have been turned out of their homes. Fortunately for Australian authorities, one of those people is a 29-year fugitive who decided he'd rather have a roof over his head, even if it was in prison. Darko Desic had...

Prison Break Is First of Its Kind in Decades

Manhunt has been launched in Israel

(Newser) - For the first time in years, Palestinian prisoners have broken out of an Israeli jail. Six men escaped around 1am Monday, the New York Times reports. Five of them are Islamist militants, according to the prison service, while the sixth is said to be the former commander of another militant...

His Spectacular Prison Escapes Are the Stuff of Legend

Inside the wild exploits of Redoine Faid

(Newser) - His prison escapes were audacious and cinematic—meaning they went according to plan. In a lengthy piece for GQ , Adam Leith Gollner dives into the exploits of Redoine Faid, who answered his questions from prison via an intermediary and also supplied Gollner with an unpublished autobiography. Faid has managed two...

Macabre Killer Peter Madsen Gets Another 21 Months

He is sentenced over his escape from prison after Kim Wall's submarine murder

(Newser) - He was already serving life for one of Denmark's most notorious murders , but Peter Madsen just got another 21 months tacked on to his sentence. A court on Tuesday handed down the additional time for Madsen's stunning, if short-lived, escape from a prison in suburban Copenhagen last year,...

Just Before Midnight, a Cell Check—and 6 Men Missing

Authorities on the hunt for 6 inmates who broke out of California jail

(Newser) - Cell check just before midnight Saturday at a California jail yielded an alarming find: six men missing, and now on the run. ABC News reports the inmates, all between the ages of 19 and 22, made their break over the weekend from the Merced County Downtown Jail by getting up...

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison
Killer Peter Madsen
Escapes Prison

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison

Inventor convicted in journalist's brutal murder is apprehended a short distance away on Tuesday

(Newser) - A Danish man convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in a case that shocked Scandinavia managed to escape from prison on Tuesday—though he was apprehended soon after. Peter Madsen, serving life in prison for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, escaped from Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen...

She Was a Rule Follower—Until Helping a Murderer Escape

Toby Dorr smuggled inmate out of prison in a dog crate

(Newser) - As far as prison escapes go, it was ingenious in its simplicity. In 2006, 48-year-old Toby Dorr drove away from the gates of a prison in Lansing, Kansas, with dogs from her prison foster program loaded in the back of her van. Inside a box in one of the crates...

Man Who 'Terrorized Rome' for Years Escapes Jail a 4th Time

Giuseppe Mastini has been convicted of multiple murders

(Newser) - Giuseppe Mastini has been convicted of multiple murders—and he just escaped from jail for the fourth time. Mastini, 60, who "terrorized Rome," per the Guardian , in the 1970s and 1980s, was on day release from a high-security Italian prison and failed to return at the appointed time...

14 Jumped the Fence. 6 Are Still on the Loose

Jail, shelter-in-place order couldn't hold these inmates in Washington state

(Newser) - Fourteen inmates escaped a jail in Washington state on Monday, and six were still on the loose by Tuesday morning. Residents of Yakima were told to stay inside as authorities reported the escape from Yakima County Jail in the city's downtown, per NBC News . At one point, authorities said...

Convict Comes Up With Weird Escape Plan, It Works

Somehow convinces another inmate to help him impersonate that inmate

(Newser) - A California man convicted of mail fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday. Kaleb Wiewandt was allowed to leave the jail in Ogden, Utah, because staff thought he was inmate Matthew Belnap, said...

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