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Kentucky theft suspect on the run since 2018 found in SC

May. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of stealing around $25,000 from a nonprofit to pay off social media scammers was found in South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018, authorities said. David Boggs Jr. was arrested Thursday, more than 570 days after his disappearance, news outlets...

Former city treasurer sentenced to federal prison

May. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman admitted in federal court to stealing about $400,000 while serving as a town treasurer and another $156,000 from a charity where she worked was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison. Venita Sedodo, 32, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty in...

Police: Suspected burglar fatally shot by Everett homeowner

May. 29, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A homeowner in Everett has fatally shot a suspected burglar during an apparent break-in attempt, authorities said. The Everett Police Department responded to a 911 call by the homeowner around 5 a.m. Thursday saying he shot someone inside his home, KOMO-TV reported. Officers arrived...

Officials: Escaped inmate captured while trying to steal car

May. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison was captured Thursday while trying to steal a car, according to the state's public safety department. Chapel Hill police took Gerrhon D. Mills, 32, into custody around noon, about 24 hours after he was reported missing from the...

Police: Naked Florida man spent 24 hours vandalizing school

May. 29, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — A 21-year-old naked man broke into a South Florida high school and spent almost 24 hours vandalizing the building, police said. Security cameras caught Matthew Crandall on video trashing Miramar High School. He wore only a hat and headphones while smashing computers and televisions,...

W.Va. man sentenced for stealing guns from sports store

May. 29, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced for stealing two dozen guns from a sporting goods store, federal prosecutors said Thursday. James Evans, 19, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty late last year, officials said. Evans has admitted to breaking into a...

Washington man last of group sentenced in homeless killing

May. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of participating in the killing of a Washington state homeless man who was tied to a tree and left to die in the cold was sentenced to more than five years in prison. Darron Weidman was sentenced for setting in motion a robbery that resulted in the December 2018 death...

More charges for man accused in Richmond woman's death

May. 28, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More charges have been filed against a man accused in the death of a Richmond woman whose body was found on a local bike trail, police said Thursday. Richmond police initially charged Jamar Paxton Jr., 18, of Mechanicsville with robbery and a gun charge in the death of Dominique...

Running car with baby in child seat is driven off, recovered

May. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While a mother briefly turned her back to the 1-year-old son she had just put in a child seat, someone hopped into the running car and took off with it Thursday, police in Philadelphia said. The car with the unharmed child was found a few blocks away about 40 minutes later. Police are...

Kentucky school worker pleads guilty in $1.6M fraud scheme

May. 28, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky school finance director accused of stealing more than $1.6 million from a district over nearly a decade has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Lesley Wade pleaded guilty to concealing money laundering and filing a fraudulent...