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This photo provided by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office, Thursday May 28, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. The college student wanted in connection with two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut was taken into custody in Maryland after authorities tracked him to a truck stop, according to new details released by police on Thursday. (Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Man wanted in 2 slayings surrendered peacefully

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing some relief to...

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...

Lawyer: Virus is halting progress in Boston kidnapping case

May. 27, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The case against a Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and killing a Boston woman has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to his defense. Louis Coleman's public defenders requested for the case to return in 45 days during a teleconference with a federal judge Tuesday. ...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. Passersby called 911, and a responding officer began...

Man accused of trying to kidnap nurse after psych evaluation

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was arrested and sent for a psych evaluation last week tracked down a nurse from the medical center he was at and assaulted her before she was able to fight him off, police said. An officer and his police dog found Leonardo Larrarte, 37, after the alleged attack...

Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

May. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard. Michael Anthony Gray Sr., 63, and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, 60, were arrested Monday, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a statement to news outlets....

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Connecticut murder suspect's family pleads for his surrender

May. 25, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

A lawyer for the family of a Connecticut murder suspect pleaded Monday for his surrender as police involved in a multi-state search for the 23-year-old college student circulated a photo of a person matching his description walking along railroad tracks in Pennsylvania. Peter Manfredonia, a University of...

Indictment: Cleveland man planned hoax call, officer ambush

May. 22, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused of planning to make a false distress call and kill any responding officers has been indicted on two counts of attempted kidnapping, according to federal prosecutors. Christian Stanley Ferguson, 20, made several posts on social media about how he wanted to make a...

Police: Boy found dead hours after mom said he was abducted

May. 22, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 9-year-old autistic boy has been found dead hours after his mother told police he was abducted by two men who “ambushed" her during a late-night drive south of Miami, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday. An Amber Alert that had been issued for Alejandro Ripley...

Judge sets bond for McAlester couple accused of child abuse

May. 21, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A county judge set bond at $100,000 each for two McAlester defendants charged with several counts related to allegations of torturing and beating a 10-year-old. Ashley Dawn Marie Schardein, 24, and Billy James Menees, 27, were charged with child abuse by torture, kidnapping, and...