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Sheriff: Millionaire's Elaborate Jail Escape Plan Was Foiled

Authorities allege John Manchec, 78, planned to escape during a doctor's appointment

(Newser) - Authorities say they’ve foiled an elderly businessman's plan to escape a Florida jail and return to France—a country he had previously fled to in an attempt to avoid child pornography charges. A tip from outside the jail sparked a two-month investigation of John Manchec, 78, and people...

Escapee's Surprise Plea Comes With an Apology

Casey White won't face murder charges in death of Vicky White in Alabama

(Newser) - A surprise guilty plea by an Alabama inmate means he won't face murder charges regarding the woman who helped his notorious escape last year . Casey White pleaded guilty to first-degree escape last week, and he will likely receive a life term at his sentencing in June, per the New ...

Sheriff: 'All Escapees Are Accounted for'

Four inmates broke out of Mississippi jail on April 22

(Newser) - The last of four prisoners who escaped from a Mississippi prison was found Thursday morning at a home about 20 miles from the prison, the sheriff announced. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office and US Marshals Fugitive Task Force took Corey Harrison, 22, into custody at a Crystal Springs home,...

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...

Inmate Who Escaped in 'Hollywood' Fashion in Custody

Thabo Bester, celebrity girlfriend detained in Tanzania, returned to South Africa

(Newser) - A convicted rapist and killer who faked his death before escaping from a South African prison a year ago is back in custody. Thabo Bester, his celebrity girlfriend, and a Mozambican national were arrested last week in Tanzania, from which they planned to travel to Kenya, officials say, per CNN...

Killer Rapist Thought to Have Died in Prison Actually Escaped

Thabo Bester has been loose for 10 months, says South Africa's corrections department

(Newser) - Last May, South African prison authorities announced a man serving a life sentence for rape and murder had died in a fire in his cell. Dubbed the "Facebook rapist" for his habit of luring victims on the site, Thabo Bester had apparently set himself alight inside the maximum-security Manguaung...

Inmates Tunneled Out With Toothbrush, Went to IHOP

Virginia inmates made it 10 miles from jail

(Newser) - It wasn't quite The Shawshank Redemption, but two inmates managed to tunnel their way out of a jail in Virginia this week "utilizing primitive-made tools constructed from a toothbrush and metal object," the Newport News Sheriff's Office says. The sheriff's office says 37-year-old John Garza...

Mafia Boss Escapes Prison on Rope Made From Sheets

Italian prison officials say Marco Raduano took advantage of staff shortages

(Newser) - A reputed Mafia boss escaped from an Italian prison Friday, and it's no mystery how. A surveillance video captured 40-year-old Marco Raduano climbing down a makeshift rope made from knotted bedsheets before jumping to the ground outside the maximum security prison Badu 'e Carros in Sardinia. In the...

5 Inmates at Large After Escaping Missouri Jail

Group of fugitives includes 3 sex offenders, authorities say

(Newser) - Five inmates, including three sex offenders, are still at large after escaping from a jail in Farmington, Missouri, on Tuesday night, authorities say. The five men—Kelly McSean, Dakota Pace, Aaron Sebastian, LuJuan Tucker, and Michael Wilkins—escaped from the St. Francois County Detention Center around 7pm after crawling through...

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...

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

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....

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...

Casey White as He Was Captured: 'Y'all, Help My Wife'

Vicky White ultimately succumbed to her injuries

(Newser) - Within hours of the capture of an escaped Alabama inmate and the corrections officer who allegedly helped him facilitate that escape, the officer had died of injuries sustained during or just after Monday's high-speed chase. Vicky White, 56, was driving as officers closed in on the Cadillac carrying her...

Missing Corrections Official Charged With Aiding Escape

Authorities say Casey White, Vicky White are both fugitives

(Newser) - A search for an Alabama fugitive and the corrections official who claimed she was escorting him to a court hearing is now officially a search for two fugitives. A felony arrest warrant was issued Monday for Vicky White, the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections, AL.com reports. Sheriff Rick...

With One Year Left in Custody, a Hit Man's Puzzling Escape

Dominic Taddeo, contract killer for Rochester crime families, is back in custody

(Newser) - Update: The mob hit man who escaped federal custody has been captured, one week later. Dominic Taddeo was taken back into custody in Florida's Miami-Dade County without incident Monday around 11am, CNN reports. That's about 273 miles south of the halfway house he was assigned to in the...

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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