Latest Fugitives News

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

Oct. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South...

Fugitive sought in scheme to sell Raymond Pettibon forgeries

Oct. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a fugitive of selling forged paintings by Raymond Pettibon, a successful contemporary artist who got his break decades ago by doing album covers for punk rock bands like Black Flag and Sonic Youth. Aspiring artist...

Fugitive team kills parole absconder in western Michigan

Oct. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state team that searches for fugitives fatally shot a parole absconder Wednesday in western Michigan, authorities said. The shooting occurred in a rural area in Orangeville Township in Barry County, 40 miles south of Grand Rapids,...

Sheriff' office: Man sought after trying to run over bailiff

Oct. 12, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A man sought by authorities was spotted at a southern Nevada courthouse and is accused of trying to run over a bailiff while driving off, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said. Terrance Chess was at the Pahrump Justice Court Complex on Monday when...

US marshals capture fugitive on run from Maryland since 2018

Oct. 09, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who has been on the run from law enforcement officials since he was indicted on drug charges in 2018 has been captured, the U.S. Marshals Service says. A news release says the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an...

Convicted rapist guilty of ID theft after decades of hiding

Sep. 30, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A convicted rapist who hid in Florida for more than 40 years after skipping out on his Connecticut prison sentence pleaded guilty Thursday to assuming a stolen identity. Douglas Bennett, 77, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to passport fraud and...

Ex Idaho lawmaker charged with rape is arrested in Georgia

Sep. 27, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho state lawmaker charged with rape earlier this month has been arrested in Georgia. Aaron von Ehlinger is being held without bond in the Clayton County, Georgia jail on a “fugitive from justice” charge, according to court records....

Fugitive from southeast Oklahoma state prison is captured

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An escapee from a southeastern Oklahoma state prison is back in custody, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections. Rodney Williams, 38, was captured without incident Monday night in Oklahoma City, about 170 miles (274 kilometers)...

Man charged in death of his infant is now a fugitive

Sep. 21, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant child in 2019 is now a fugitive alongside his husband after they both missed scheduled court dates in Albany. Court documents show that a judge ordered arrest warrants for Anthony...

No charges for police who shot anti-fascist Portland suspect

Sep. 21, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges against police who shot and killed an antifascist fugitive wanted in the highly publicized death last year of a right-wing demonstrator in Portland, Oregon, last year. A U.S....