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Police search for 3 teens who escaped detention facility

Jan. 16, 2022 14:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police were searching Sunday for three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. The group of teens reportedly overpowered a guard at the Youth Opportunity juvenile detention facility Saturday night and left on...

Colorado escapee sought in New Mexico case caught in Arizona

Jan. 14, 2022 16:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who escaped from a Colorado jail in late December and who was sought in the subsequent non-fatal shooting of a New Mexico police officer a week ago was arrested Friday in Arizona, police said. Phoenix police got a tip and arrested Elias Buck, 22, of Durango...

Murder convict who escaped prison 3 times dies in custody

Jan. 14, 2022 14:10 PM EST

WARREN, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of murder in Maine who escaped from prison three times has died in custody. Arnold Nash, 68, died on Thursday at Maine State Prison in Warren, the Maine Department of Corrections said. The state attorney general's office and medical examiner's...

Two California prisoners suspected of killing cellmates

Jan. 10, 2022 19:27 PM EST

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Two men serving life sentences in Northern California prisons are suspected of killing their cellmates over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Deandre A. Lewis, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday morning at California State Prison,...

Security check at Larned hospital accelerated after escapes

Jan. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State officials said Tuesday they are working to find an independent firm to review security procedures at Larned State Hospital after two inmates escaped from the psychiatric facility since June. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said in...

Police: Minnesota jail escapee accused in Oregon shooting

Jan. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Minnesota jail last spring has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Portland, Oregon, man near a homeless camp in August, according to court records. Hunter Lewis, 21, entered not guilty pleas last week during his arraignment on...

Inmates who rappelled out of Arkansas jail back in custody

Dec. 28, 2021 08:52 AM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities said they're investigating the Christmas Eve escape of two inmates who used a water hose to rappel down the side of a western Arkansas jail. Jeremiah Slavens, 39, of Fort Smith, and Dustin Smith, 36, of Muldrow, Okla., escaped Friday from the...

Kansas man sentenced to life in prison in double killing

Dec. 28, 2021 08:37 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A southeastern Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two people in 2020. The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday announced the sentence for 30-year-old Mark Hopkins II of Columbus. He won't be eligible for parole for...

Arizona history-Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Dec. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Sunday, Dec. 26 On this date in 1864, the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona held its first session in Prescott. On this date in 1874, the citizens of Arizona, California and New Mexico petitioned the Postmaster General for daily mail service from San Diego to...

Ex-jailer accused of helping inmate escape in Webster County

Dec. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A former jailer in Webster County is facing charges accusing her of helping an inmate escape. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that 30-year-old Michelle Renee Valenti of Fort Dodge faces several felony charges in connection with the Dec. 11 incident in which...