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Convict who eluded police for 20 years arrested in Alabama

Nov. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who eluded authorities for 20 years after skipping his Indiana trial on sex charges was arrested in Alabama, police said Monday. Larry Albert Flake was taken into custody Friday after the FBI and police located him in Birmingham, Alabama,...

A most wanted US fugitive found dead in South Carolina home

Nov. 19, 2021 16:50 PM EST

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — One of the most wanted fugitives in the United States apparently died about four months ago in a South Carolina home nearly 16 years after he was first wanted in San Diego for sexually assaulting children, investigators said. Frederick Cecil McLean,...

Life term in Sparks murder who fugitive who fled to Mexico

Nov. 18, 2021 17:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Nevada man who fled to Mexico before he was arrested and convicted of first-degree murder in a 2019 fatal shooting at a Sparks regional park has been sentenced to life in prison. Giovani Gonzales-Mariscal of Sun Valley also was sentenced...

Woman accused in Tucson murder pleads guilty to manslaughter

Nov. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who prompted a nationwide manhunt after escaping custody with her husband in 2019 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Tucson murder case. Prosecutors said 61-year-old Susan Barksdale entered into a plea agreement Wednesday. She is...

Fugitive COVID loan scammers sentenced to federal prison

Nov. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles couple who were convicted of trying to steal $20 million in COVID-19 relief funds were sentenced to years in federal prison, although they remain fugitives. Richard Ayvazyan, 43, was sentenced Monday in absentia to 17 years and his wife,...

Feds: Fugitive sought in California fatally shot in Phoenix

Nov. 13, 2021 11:47 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A fugitive sought in California was fatally shot Friday night in an exchange of gunfire with members of U.S. Marshals Service task force, the federal agency said. The fugitive's identity was not released but the Marshals Service said in a statement that...

FBI removes Arizona man from most wanted fugitive list

Nov. 03, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man accused of killing his wife and two young children and then setting their house on fire in April 2001 has been removed from the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, the agency announced Wednesday. The FBI Phoenix Field Office said...

Fugitive wanted in Massachusetts and Connecticut arrested

Oct. 30, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A fugitive wanted on charges related to violent crimes elsewhere in New England has been arrested in Maine, authorities said. The U.S. Marshals Service and Maine state authorities said late Friday that Ramon Smith, 33, of Massachusetts, was...

Escapee, 64, sentenced after 29 years on the run in Sydney

Oct. 28, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive who surrendered to Australian police because a Sydney lockdown left him jobless and homeless was sentenced on Thursday to an additional two months behind bars for escaping from prison almost 30 years ago. Darko Desic has been back in...

2 Georgia law officers indicted in man's 2016 shooting death

Oct. 26, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief...