September 8, 2001 |
Two fugitives wanted for assaulting a Minnesota couple were arrested Friday evening, a few miles from a popular campground that was evacuated during a search and standoff with a SWAT team, park officials said. The fugitives, along with an unidentified juvenile female, were arrested at 6 p.m., about 12 hours after authorities first encountered them. "They were in the Le Hardy Rapids area, up near some trees when they were spotted by some searchers," said park spokeswoman Cheryl Matthews.
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July 27, 2010 |
Jason Harrington, wanted on a battery charge in Alameda County, was caught after a chase across rooftops in the Baja California fishing village of San Felipe. Alleged child molester Father Joseph Briceno of Phoenix was handcuffed amid a crowd of parishioners in Mexicali. Tony "The Big Homie" Rodriguez, a Mexican Mafia boss from Indio, hurled threats after being hauled off a street corner by Mexican police posing as junkyard dealers. All three fugitives had a similar escape plan: Flee to Baja California and leave their troubles at the border.
June 7, 1998 |
Navajo trackers joined hundreds of law officers in an expanded search of rugged canyon country where two men suspected of killing a Colorado policeman are believed to be hiding. Searchers that converged on the small town of Bluff when a third suspect turned up dead along a riverbank were moving westward and back toward Colorado. The men being sought were identified as Alan "Monte" Pilon, 30, of Dove Creek, Colo., and Jason Wayne McVean, 26, of Durango, Colo.
June 11, 2006 |
Arizona's attorney general believes fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs recently returned to perform more marriages involving underage girls in Colorado City, Ariz., his church's community along the Utah-Arizona state line. Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard told a Salt Lake City newspaper that he plans to meet with FBI officials Monday about the case.
May 7, 1997 |
Authorities scaled back their search for a fugitive member of the "Republic of Texas" secessionist group, expecting him to be driven from the rugged terrain by thirst, hunger and wild animals. Two of the group's members fled into the mountainside before leader Richard L. McLaren and three followers ended their standoff. One of the fugitives, Mike Matson, 48, was killed in a shootout with authorities.
May 1, 1987 |
Lawmen Thursday lost track of a pair of "coldblooded killers" who slipped into rugged mountain country after fleeing deputies in a hail of bullets at a campground near here Monday. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Chuck O'Reilly said searchers and their dogs could find no trace or scent of the two men or their female companion. The men are escapees from California's Vacaville prison, where both were serving time for murder.
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December 12, 1992
Funk singer Rick James and a female companion were declared fugitives Friday after failing to surrender to sheriff's deputies to face charges that they sexually assaulted a woman at an exclusive West Hollywood hotel last month, authorities said. James, 44, whose real name is James Ambrose Johnson, and Tanya Ann Hijazi, 22, were charged with assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and kidnaping in connection with the Nov. 3 incident at the St.
March 11, 2005 |
Religious sect leader Paul Schaefer, who has been convicted of sexually abusing 26 children and is one of Chile's most wanted fugitives, was arrested Thursday in Argentina. Schaefer, 84, who moved to Chile with a group of German families and established the Colonia Dignidad religious cult and farming commune in 1961, is also wanted in Germany on abuse charges.
June 11, 2003 |
U.S. forces have captured two more of the 55 most wanted Iraqis, including a former member of ousted President Saddam Hussein's inner circle, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. Latif Nusayyif Jasim Dulaymi, No. 18 on the list, was the senior fugitive captured. He is a former member of Hussein's Revolutionary Command Council, the small committee of the dictator's top advisors, and is a former deputy secretary of the Baath Party's military bureau.
February 5, 1994 |
A fugitive convicted of conspiracy in the 1969 murders of two Black Panthers surrendered Friday to FBI agents, 20 years after escaping from prison. Larry Joseph Stiner, 45, turned himself in at the U.S. Embassy in Suriname and was being flown to Miami, FBI spokesman Paul Miller said. Stiner and his brother, George Phillip Stiner, 47, were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the Jan. 17, 1969, shootings of two Black Panthers on the UCLA campus, Miller said.