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April 12, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A man who fled to the Philippines after his arrest on murder charges in 1981 was apprehended in Seattle last month after he sneaked back into the country to attend his daughter's wedding, Glendale police said Thursday. Francis Cardenas, 45, was arrested March 28 at the wedding rehearsal and is being held at the King County Jail in Washington, pending his extradition to California to face charges that he shot and killed his cousin, Robespierre Cardenas, 32, in Glendale on June 25, 1981, said Sgt.
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July 12, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man once known only as "the Shootist" was such a notorious bank robber that the FBI held regional conferences on how to capture him. The next one was supposed to be in San Francisco, but it has been canceled. FBI agents arrested Johnny Madison Williams Jr., the man they dubbed the Shootist, over the weekend in Seattle. Now, they say, it turns out that his wife may have been an accomplice in what agents called the longest serial bank robbing spree in FBI history.
NEWS
July 12, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man once known only as "the Shootist" was such a notorious bank robber that the FBI held regional conferences on how to capture him. The next one was supposed to be in San Francisco, but it has been canceled. FBI agents arrested Johnny Madison Williams Jr., the man they dubbed the Shootist, over the weekend in Seattle. Now, they say, it turns out that his wife may have been an accomplice in what agents called the longest serial bank robbing spree in FBI history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1994 | From Associated Press
It was always the same. A man would leap the bank counter, confront a teller, fire a handgun once or twice into the ceiling and demand money. Then, disguised with a false hairpiece, mustache or beard, he fled in a waiting car. For eight years, the man known as "The Shootist" traveled from bank to bank and state to state. Among his targets were banks in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano. Once in Mission Viejo, he got $38,000 for a day's work. Sometimes, he got nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a mixture of tenacity and technology, authorities say, that finally brought Richard Leos to justice after 19 years. Leos had been on the lam as the suspected gunman in a Pacoima barroom robbery and slaying since Gerald R. Ford was president. Along the way, authorities say, he used a series of aliases and false addresses. Most recently, he was living comfortably--and under several different identities--in a sleepy Seattle suburb with his longtime girlfriend and her two adult daughters.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Gartner, former president of an Orange County company accused of defrauding 450 investors of more than $10 million, was arrested in Washington state on contempt charges by the U.S. Customs Service. Agents arrested Gartner on Wednesday in Blaine, Wash., as he was crossing the Canadian border into the United States, said David Schindler, an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Two men suspected of shooting a 31-year-old shipping clerk to death in front of his home last week have been arrested in Seattle, police said Wednesday. Joseph Bell, 28, and Anthony Shaw, 24, were arrested in Seattle on Friday on an unrelated matter when police there discovered that an arrest warrant had been issued for the pair in connection with the Aug. 23 shooting death of Hiawatha English, Santa Ana Police Sgt. Don Robertson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two suspects arrested in Washington state in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fullerton Union High School student as he walked home from school last week refused to return to California on Thursday and were scheduled for an extradition hearing, police said.
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September 24, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three people, including a Fullerton Union High School student, have been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of fatally shooting another Fullerton High student as he walked home Friday, in what police called a racially motivated gang attack. The suspects were arrested without incident at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Thurston County sheriff's deputies as they walked in a mall parking lot. "They were surprised to see us," Detective Ed Thompson said Wednesday.
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