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Convicted rapist escapes from east Arkansas prison

Aug. 12, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

BRICKEYS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a convicted rapist who escaped from an east Arkansas prison. Samuel Hartman, 38, escaped Friday morning from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, 96 miles (155 kilometers) east of Little Rock, the...

Authorities capture Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have captured a Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio after a nine-month search. The U.S. Marshals Service said a task force of marshals and police found Robert Johnson Jr. at a residence in Toledo on Wednesday. Johnson fled in a vehicle but crashed it as...

5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — At least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Congo’s eastern Butembo town, local officials said Wednesday. Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces attacked the Kakwangura prison early...

4 escaped inmates from Mississippi back in custody

Aug. 06, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four men who escaped from a Mississippi jail are back in custody nearly 24 hours after they escaped, authorities said Saturday. Captured Friday night at a gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims and Hunter Wiginton as well as...

Authorities: 4 inmates flee after cutting hole in jail roof

Aug. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

CORINTH, Miss (AP) — Four men escaped from a Mississippi jail early Friday by cutting a hole in the facility's roof, authorities said. Security camera footage shows the inmates running east from the prison toward the National Guard Armory in Corinth around 2 a.m., said Alcorn...

Authorities capture 4 Tennessee inmates

Jul. 24, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Four inmates who escaped from the Silverdale Detention Center in Tennessee have been captured, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers discovered that the inmates were missing during a headcount early Saturday in a minimum security housing...

Escaped Alabama inmate nabbed in Indiana faces gun charges

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped from jail this spring with the help of a corrections official was indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges in Indiana, where the manhunt for the duo came to a bloody end. A federal grand jury in Evansville...

After escape, youths being moved to Louisiana's penitentiary

Jul. 19, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Amid worsening problems at a south Louisiana juvenile detention facility — including a weekend escape that allegedly ended with a violent carjacking — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that some of the youths will be temporarily moved to the state penitentiary at...

More escapes from Louisiana juvenile jail that saw June riot

Jul. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) — Another group of six youths has escaped from a suburban New Orleans juvenile detention center that was rocked by a June riot. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the six broke out of the Bridge City Center for Youth around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. ...

Prosecutor: Escapee had woman at knifepoint, was killed

Jul. 12, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A member of a law enforcement tactical team shot and killed an escaped prison inmate on Tuesday after the team entered an Ohio hotel room where authorities said he was holding a woman at knifepoint, prosecutors said. Authorities in Hamilton County had been...