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November 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
A fugitive Mafia boss facing more than 30 years in prison for murder surrendered Thursday, saying he was inspired by Pope John Paul II's historic speech to Italy's Parliament, the suspect's lawyer said. Benedetto Marciante was particularly taken by the pope's comments on family values, lawyer Roberto Tricoli said. Marciante surrendered at a Rome prison. "In 30 years of practice, I've never experienced anything like this," Tricoli said from his office in Palermo, Sicily. "It's a miracle."
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NATIONAL
February 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A Roman Catholic priest accused of beating, groping and choking a woman at his Las Vegas church was arrested Thursday in Arizona, authorities said. Father George Chaanine, 52, was taken into custody in Apache Junction, east of Phoenix, said Deb McCarley, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix office of the FBI. Chaanine has been a fugitive since the alleged assault Jan. 26 at the Our Lady of Las Vegas parish office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Roman Polanski's decision to attend Zurich's film festival this weekend was a major win for a minor event, but it turned into a bigger coup for Los Angeles County authorities who seized the opportunity to arrange the arrest -- three decades in the making -- of a Hollywood fugitive. When the 76-year-old Academy Award-winning director of films such as "Chinatown," "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Pianist" arrived at the Zurich, Switzerland, airport Saturday night for a well-publicized appearance, Swiss officials armed with a U.S. arrest warrant took him into custody.
NEWS
May 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two men who eluded hundreds of officers last year during a hunt for the killers of a Colorado police officer may have robbed a restaurant in remote Wyoming, authorities said Thursday. Alan Pylon and Jason McVean have been sought for nearly a year, ever since a police officer in Cortez, Colo., was raked with automatic gunfire during a traffic stop. The men were chased by more than 500 officers at one point. Pylon and McVean, who are said to be practiced survivalists, disappeared into the desert.
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.
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.
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