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Escaped Murderer Found Dead in Ohio River

Bradley Gillespie's fellow escapee was captured in Kentucky last week

(Newser) - The body of an escaped double murderer was found floating in the Ohio River on Sunday, days after a fellow escapee was recaptured, authorities say. Investigators say the body reported by a boater in Henderson, Kentucky, across the river from Indiana, is likely that of Bradley Gillespie, 50, who escaped...

Family Discovers Father Was a Fugitive for 43 Years
Family Discovers 'Orphan' Dad
Killed His Parents in 1958
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Family Discovers 'Orphan' Dad Killed His Parents in 1958

William Arnold Leslie escaped prison, died a free man in Australia in 2010

(Newser) - A man in Australia who tried to learn more about his late father's background discovered that he had covered up a huge secret for 43 years. The US Marshal Service says the man known to his family as John Vincent Damon was actually William Leslie Arnold, who killed his...

Escaped Mississippi Inmate Found Dead in New Orleans

Only 1 of 4 escaped prisoners is still at large

(Newser) - A man who escaped from a Mississippi jail on April 22 has been found dead at a truck stop in New Orleans, authorities announced Tuesday. A security guard patrolling the truck stop Sunday morning found Casey Grayson, 34, unresponsive in a white pickup more than a week after he and...

Police Believe Escaped Inmate Died in Burning Home

Dylan Arrington was suspect in Monday night murder, carjacking

(Newser) - An escaped inmate in Mississippi suspected of killing a man and stealing his pickup truck is presumed dead after a standoff and fire at a home in Leake County. Police say fire engulfed the home around two hours after 22-year-old Dylan Arrington barricaded himself inside Wednesday morning, WLBT reports. Hinds...

Escaped Inmate Suspected of Killing Good Samaritan

Police believe Mississippi inmate murdered man, stole his pickup truck

(Newser) - A man who escaped from a Mississippi jail over the weekend is suspected of killing a man and stealing his pickup truck in Jackson, authorities said Tuesday. Anthony Watts, 61, was shot and killed Monday night around 7pm on Interstate 55 after he pulled over to help a man who...

Reports Out on Escaped Inmate Who Killed Man, 4 Grandsons

Officers violated procedures before escape of Texas inmate Gonzalo Lopez

(Newser) - A multitude of security lapses such as inadequate strip searches, poorly applied restraints, a staffing shortage, and an environment where correctional officers became complacent created the conditions that led to the May escape of a Texas inmate , resulting in the deaths of five people , according to two reviews of the...

Killers of Popular Blogger Escape in Police Ambush

2 men who murdered Avijit Roy were on their way to court in Bangladesh

(Newser) - Two of the men who murdered a popular Bangladeshi American blogger are on the lam after a police ambush in broad daylight. The fugitives, already convicted in the 2015 murder of Avijit Roy, were being taken to court for a hearing on Sunday when multiple motorcycles disrupted their police escort...

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

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....

Inmate Guilty of Killing 2 Guards on Prison Bus

Jurors will decide whether Georgia inmate Ricky Dubose gets death penalty

(Newser) - A Georgia prisoner has been found guilty of murder in the killings of two guards during an escape from a prison bus five years ago. A jury deliberated about 90 minutes Monday evening before convicting Ricky Dubose in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis...

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...

Escaped Murderer Kills Family of 5 at Their Vacation Home

Gonzalo Lopez was later shot dead by police

(Newser) - A convicted murderer on the run since escaping a prison bus after stabbing its driver on May 12 was shot dead late Thursday after he killed a family of five and stole their truck from a rural weekend cabin, a Texas prison system spokesman said. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was "...

Officers Search Rural Texas for Escaped Murderer

Gonzalo Lopez stabbed bus driver and ran off as shots were fired at him, officials say

(Newser) - Residents of a rural area in Texas are being advised to lock their doors while authorities search for a convicted murderer who escaped from custody. Gonzalo Lopez slipped out of his restraints while on a bus on Thursday and stabbed the driver's hand with a sharp object, causing him...

911 Call Holds Vicky White's Final Sentences

'Airbags are going off!' the woman's voice is heard saying

(Newser) - Once officials traced former jail boss Vicky White and inmate Casey White to Evansville, Indiana, and tracked down the car they were using, they began surveilling the local motel that car was parked outside of. CBS News reports the couple soon left their room, with Vicky White wearing a wig,...

Fugitives' Escape Vehicle Found in Tennessee

But there's no sign of Casey or Vicky White, said to be 'flush' with cash and weapons

(Newser) - Two notable developments in the hunt for Alabama inmate Casey White and the corrections officer accused of helping him escape, Vicky White (no relation):
  • Vehicle: Police in Williamson County, Tennessee, say they've found the vehicle the pair used to escape, reports CNN . The Ford SUV was found in a

Missing Jailer, Escaped Murder Suspect Had 'Special Relationship'

Video shows the moment they left the jail together

(Newser) - Surveillance video is out showing the moments when Alabama jail supervisor Vicky White and inmate Casey White left Lauderdale County Jail together in what authorities now say appears to have been an escape they planned together . Eight minutes after they drove off Friday morning, Vicky White's patrol vehicle...

Story of Escaped Inmate, Missing Prison Official Gets Weird

It's not clear whether prison official participated in escape willingly, or was coerced

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that helps them capture Alabama fugitive Casey White . White, who disappeared along with prison official Vicky White (not related) as she escorted him to a courthouse Friday, is charged with two counts of capital murder...

Newspaper Editor Unknowingly Gave Ride to Escaped Killer
Killer Recaptured After
2nd Escape in 4 Years

Killer Recaptured After 2nd Escape in 4 Years

Michael Wilson was treated in a hospital under a fake name for injuries from razor wire

(Newser) - Update: Convicted murderer Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson is back behind bars in Mississippi after his second escape in four years. Authorities say the 51-year-old inmate was arrested in Harrison County when a car he had stolen ran out of gas on Tuesday, three days after he escaped from...

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...

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