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Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:55 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending...

Member of 'Texas 7' gang executed for officer's killing

Dec. 4, 2018 8:16 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery nearly 18 years ago. Joseph Garcia received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in...

The Latest: 'Texas 7' inmate executed for officer's killing

Dec. 4, 2018 7:56 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a man convicted of killing a Texas police officer in 2000 (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has been executed for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve...

Member of notorious 'Texas 7' prison-break gang executed for officer's killing during Christmas Eve 2000 robbery

Dec. 4, 2018 7:54 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Member of notorious 'Texas 7' prison-break gang executed for officer's killing during Christmas Eve 2000 robbery.

Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

Dec. 4, 2018 3:39 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked in her back door, the local sheriff said. The inmate was still in his orange jail jumpsuit and had grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the woman's kitchen in...

US Marshals apprehend escaped Oklahoma inmate in Missouri

Dec. 4, 2018 3:23 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a man convicted of murder who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma has been apprehended in Missouri. Deputy U.S. Marshal Callen Stephens says 34-year-old Patrick M. Walker was taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at an extended-stay motel in...

113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison during prayer time

Nov. 30, 2018 3:17 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time, police said Friday. The break occurred late Thursday at the Lambaro penitentiary when all 720 inmates were let out of their cells to take part in evening prayers,...

Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to allowing armed inmate to escape

Nov. 28, 2018 3:12 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff has pleaded guilty to giving an inmate a gun and the keys needed to escape jail. Al.com reports former Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark also pleaded guilty Monday to promoting prison contraband, including allowing an inmate to run a drug operation....

Ex-Army reservist to serve 11 years for gun theft, escape

Nov. 26, 2018 8:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Army reservist has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for stealing six machine guns and 10 handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaping from federal prison and attempting to rob two banks. The 37-year-old Cambridge resident, James Morales, was sentenced Monday...

Witness: El Chapo got police escort after escape

Nov. 15, 2018 8:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was Mexico's most-wanted fugitive in 2001 following a prison breakout, he was startled to see a police motorcycle pull in front of a car carrying him as it reached the outskirts of Mexico City. A loyal drug cartel lieutenant behind the...