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Texas inmate who escaped bus got out of restraints, cage

May. 18, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a prison transport bus in Texas last week got out of his restraints and a cage before stabbing the driver, and he is still on the run Wednesday, authorities said. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, who was serving a life sentence, was...

Inmate stopped from escaping through hospital ceiling tiles

May. 18, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Corrections workers in Maine thwarted an attempt by an inmate to escape from custody through bathroom ceiling tiles when he was at a hospital. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the inmate tried to climb through the ceiling tiles at Maine Medical...

Alabama inmate convicted of murder captured after escape

May. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in west Alabama more than a decade ago was captured Monday a day after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile, prison officials said. Jeffery Strugg, 31, was discovered missing from community-based facility in...

Escapee from Oregon federal prison arrested in Nevada

May. 14, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 38-year-old fugitive who escaped an Oregon federal prison camp in April has been captured in Nevada, according to U.S. Marshals. Andrew Cain Kristovich had been staying in a tent in Carson City, Nevada, where officials also found a semi-automatic rifle,...

Search continues for Texas inmate who escaped prison bus

May. 13, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a Texas inmate serving a life sentence for murder who escaped from a transport bus after stabbing the driver. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped custody Thursday after he overpowered the driver, whose injuries were not...

Texas authorities: Prisoner stabs guard, escapes from bus

May. 12, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped from a transport bus Thursday after stabbing the driver, setting off a search in a rural county between Dallas and Houston, authorities said. Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching an...

Man wounded after jail van escape, firing shots at police

May. 11, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been shot and wounded by officers after escaping from a jail transport van in western Indiana and later firing shots from an apartment he ran into, state police said. Jayme Lopez of Gary fled about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after arriving at...

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout

May. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A murder suspect and the jailer who helped him escape from an Alabama lockup were carrying $29,000 in cash, four handguns and an AR-15 rifle and were prepared for a shootout when they were captured, an Indiana sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities caught up...

Fugitive inmate captured after manhunt, ex-jail officer dead

May. 10, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of searching, officials said. The man she fled with surrendered. The death of Vicky White,...

Official: Alabama jail official who helped inmate escape is dead after shooting herself

May. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Official: Alabama jail official who helped inmate escape is dead after shooting herself.