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Police: On-the-Lam Torture Suspect Is Dead

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, per Oregon cops

(Newser) - Police on Tuesday said the case of a man wanted in Oregon for a violent kidnapping case had been "resolved." Now, an update: Benjamin Obadiah Foster is dead. A Grants Pass Police Department rep tells KTVL that the 36-year-old suspect died after being taken to the hospital with...

Cops: Man Wanted for 'Random' Murders Killed Himself

Police say Jarid Haddock killed 3 people in Yakima, Washington convenience store

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man wanted in the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday shot and killed himself as officers approached him behind some warehouses several hours later, authorities said. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said at a news conference that authorities had received...

What Gave Away One of Italy's Biggest Mob Bosses

Matteo Messina Denaro's sickness led cops right to a Sicilian health clinic

(Newser) - In a story that seems made for Hollywood, Italian police this week captured one of Italy's most famous fugitives: Matteo Messina Denaro, who helped lead the Cosa Nostra mob syndicate even as he was on the run for the past three decades. And it was a routine, somewhat expected...

Porn Fugitive on FBI Most Wanted List Is Caught

Michael Pratt, accused of sex trafficking, was arrested in Spain

(Newser) - The founder of a California-based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has been arrested in Spain, three years after he fled while facing federal sex-trafficking charges, the FBI announced. Michael James Pratt was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, per the AP . Spanish National...

Man Sentenced for Faking Death to Avoid Sex Charges

Jacob Blair Scott is already serving an 85-year sentence for abusing 14-year-old

(Newser) - A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama, the AP reports. US District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock set 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...

Suspect on the Lam Turns Up in 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Quashon Burton, accused of COVID relief fraud, was busted by federal officer in Disney World

(Newser) - It's being called "the world's most magical arrest," though it probably doesn't feel very magical for the arrestee. Police say a Brooklyn man who's been on the lam for almost a year was taken into custody last month in the so-called happiest place on...

Ex-Trooper Goes Missing After Sentencing

Harvey Briggs was sentenced to probation for pulling mask off Tennessee protester

(Newser) - A former Tennessee state trooper has gone missing after he was sentenced for a misdemeanor assault conviction on a charge that he pulled the face mask off a protester during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020. In a Facebook post Monday, Columbia police said 54-year-old Harvey Briggs was last seen...

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

'Fat Leonard' Recaptured Just Before He Made It to Russia

Military contractor traveled through Mexico, Cuba, was busted in Venezuela after fleeing California

(Newser) - Update: The escaped criminal known as Fat Leonard made it all the way from California to Venezuela, and would have continued on to Russia, before his capture Tuesday. Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian military contractor who orchestrated the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, was awaiting sentencing for bribery and...

Family Wants Answers After Officers Kill Pallbearer

Witnesses say officers called Jason Arnie Owens' name and shot him dead

(Newser) - Jason Arnie Owens helped carry his father’s casket to the hearse, then turned to embrace a relative. He never made it to the cemetery. As mourners gathered outside a Nutter Fort, West Virginia, funeral home on Aug. 24, two plainclothes officers with a fugitive warrant swooped in from separate...

Before Arrest, Canada Suspect Broke Into Woman's Home

Police sources say Myles Sanderson died from self-inflicted wounds

(Newser) - Four days of fear in Saskatchewan ended Wednesday with the arrest of the only surviving suspect in Sunday's stabbing rampage—but Myles Sanderson died soon afterward , meaning authorities may never know his motive. Police sources tell the Guardian that the 32-year-old died from self-inflicted wounds and a knife was...

Canadian Police Catch Fugitive in Stabbings
Both Suspects in Canada
Stabbing Spree Now Dead
UPDATED

Both Suspects in Canada Stabbing Spree Now Dead

Source says 2nd suspect died of self-inflicted injuries after police ran him off road

(Newser) - Update: Both suspects in the Canada stabbing spree that left 10 people dead in Saskatchewan Sunday are now dead. Hours after authorities announced Myles Sanderson had been arrested after police rammed his vehicle Wednesday afternoon, an official who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity said Sanderson died...

Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions
Canada Stabbing Fugitive
Has 59 Earlier Convictions
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Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions

Myles Sanderson remains at large after deaths of 11 in Saskatchewan

(Newser) - Tuesday is day three of the manhunt in Canada for 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, suspected in a brutal stabbing spree in the province of Saskatchewan. Police say Sanderson and his brother Damien killed 10 people and wounded another 18 in and around James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby town...

US Marshals Capture Most Wanted Fugitive

Retired detective worked to find daughter's alleged killer

(Newser) - Former Guam Police Detective Josephine Wentzel changed career when she moved to California decades ago—but she came out of retirement after her daughter was murdered in 2016, and the alleged killer has now been caught. The US Marshals Service says Raymond "RJ" McLeod, a former Marine who had...

Kaitlin Armstrong Was Trying to Build New Life in Costa Rica

Marshals say murder suspect used fake passport to flee US

(Newser) - The woman accused of murdering star cyclist Moriah Wilson flew out of the US on a fake passport and was apparently trying to build a new life as a yoga instructor in Costa Rica, investigators say. Kaitlin Armstrong was taken into custody in the Central American country Wednesday and is...

Suspect in Star Cyclist's Murder Is Caught

Kaitlin Armstrong is arrested in Costa Rica

(Newser) - A woman accused of killing a star cyclist is in custody after six weeks as a fugitive. US Marshals say Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was tracked to a hostel in Costa Rica and taken into custody, reports KVUE . She is now awaiting deportation to the US. Investigators say Armstrong fatally shot...

Fake ID Saved Fugitive, Then Eventually Did Him In
Upon Fugitive's Arrest, 'the
Only Thing to Do Was Smile'
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Upon Fugitive's Arrest, 'the Only Thing to Do Was Smile'

'Atavist' examines the wild life of Howard Farley Jr., former Nebraska drug king

(Newser) - The life of Howard Farley has been irresistible fodder for writers since Farley's dramatic 2020 arrest in Florida at age 66. Dramatic because everybody in Florida—including his Vietnamese wife—knew Farley as "Tim Brown." Friends and neighbors didn't know that Farley assumed his "Brown"...

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...

Authorities: Japanese Fugitive Tied to $7.2M COVID Relief Plot

Mitsuhiro Taniguchi is now in custody in Indonesia and set to be deported

(Newser) - For a week or two, Mitsuhiro Taniguchi was holed up in the home of an Indonesian fish trader, trying to convince him of his plan to invest in local fisheries. That won't be happening now, though, as he's been nabbed by authorities over the money he was perhaps...

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