Latest Prison breaks News

Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

Sep. 12, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sixteen days of chasing countless leads about husband and wife fugitives who escaped a prison transport van taking them to face allegations of killing a man ended when a tip led authorities to a house in a remote Arizona community. In Punkin Center, whose 1,500 residents live spread out...

The Latest: Officers surrounded house to capture fugitives

Sep. 12, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on husband and wife fugitives accused of murder who were captured in Arizona (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Federal authorities say about 50 officers surrounded a remote Arizona house and arrested a couple accused of murder who had escaped a prison transport van and been on the run...

Ex-ICE agent accused of impersonating officer to free inmate

Sep. 12, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been accused of impersonating an immigration officer during a foiled attempt to help an inmate escape from a local jail in Kansas. A criminal complaint made public Thursday charges Andrew J. Pleviak, 41, with attempted...

Egypt court sentences 11 Islamists to life for prison breaks

Sep. 7, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 11 people to life in prison — including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie — after a retrial on charges related to mass prison breaks at the height of the 2011 popular uprising. The retrial was related to a case...

Marshal: Murder suspects faked medical emergency to escape

Aug. 29, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A husband and wife being transported across the country to face murder charges used a medical emergency ruse and then overpowered two security guards, tied them up and left them and a third uninvolved prisoner outside a rural Arizona town, authorities said Thursday. David Gonzales, the U.S....

The Latest: 3rd prisoner was present during couple's escape

Aug. 29, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest a couple suspected of murder who escaped while authorities brought them from New York to Arizona (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Authorities say a third prisoner was in a transport van when a husband and wife wanted for murder overpowered two guards and fled earlier this week. U.S....

After daring escape, suspects in slaying may be in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities searched for clues Wednesday on how an Arizona couple suspected of murder were able to overpower guards, escape a transport vehicle bringing them across the country and evade a two-day manhunt. The U.S. Marshals Service has been poring through dozens of tips since Blane...

The Latest: Prison transport company suspended after escape

Aug. 28, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a couple suspected of murder who escaped while authorities brought them from New York to Arizona (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Law enforcement officials in Arizona are suspending the use of a prison transport company after the escape of a couple suspected of murder. The...

Woman charged with aiding white supremacist's jail escape

Aug. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from jail last month. A federal grand jury indicted 27-year-old Kennan Gililland on Aug. 8 on charges alleging that she helped Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson...

California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner

Aug. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted Friday of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he mistakenly believed had buried large sums of money in the desert. A jury in Newport Beach found Hossein Nayeri,...