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NEWS
September 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
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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NEWS
June 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
May 7, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
WORLD
March 11, 2005 | From Reuters
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.
NEWS
February 5, 1994 | Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001 | From Times staff reports
A man who fled to Mexico 17 years ago pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lancaster Superior Court to charges that he killed his boss and a fellow worker at an Antelope Valley ranch in 1984, authorities said. Josif Jurcoane, 51, was extradited from Mexico on April 27 after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty, Deputy Dist. Atty. Rouman Ebrahim said. A preliminary hearing is set for May 16. Jurcoane, if convicted, faces life in prison without parole, Ebrahim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A three-pound Chihuahua mix named Tink is being praised for helping police corner a Christmas Day fugitive. The dog's adventure began when four suspects who were fleeing police crashed a stolen minivan into a hillside. Auburn homeowner Wendy Anderson said Tink, her son's Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix, found a suspect hiding under a neighbor's motor home and chased him into the woods. Her son and husband directed a law enforcement helicopter to where 20-year-old Marvin Gonzales was hiding.
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