Latest Fugitives News

Police ID man accused of firing shots inside Mall of America

Aug. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police on Monday identified a fugitive accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America last week before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices. Bloomington police say Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, fired...

Has Florida Man finally met his match? Meet Florida Sheriff

Jul. 23, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When a naked man in southwestern Florida recently raised a ruckus outside his house and threatened a deputy with a kitchen knife, the SWAT team swooped in and apprehended him. Soon afterward, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno stood on the man's...

FBI adds California slaying suspect to Top 10 fugitive list

Jul. 20, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alleged gang member accused of killing a man in a Los Angeles barbershop in 2019 has been added to the FBI's “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list, authorities said Wednesday. The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Omar...

EXPLAINER: 37 years later, Mexican drug lord to face justice

Jul. 19, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The capture of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was hailed by U.S. authorities as an example of cooperation with Mexico in the fight against drugs. But in fact Caro Quintero had been the source of 37 years of tension between the two countries. Caro...

Man wanted for attempted murder arrested in Mandan

Jul. 18, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they have caught up with a man wanted for attempted murder and terrorizing in Bismarck. The 38-year-old man has been on the run since last Tuesday when police say he fired a gun at a vehicle. Officials say he was taken into custody Sunday...

Court documents in Polanski criminal case ordered released

Jul. 14, 2022 04:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday ordered the unsealing of some documents in the criminal case against renowned director Roman Polanski, who has been a fugitive since pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl decades ago, a California prosecutor announced. ...

Ex-suburban Chicago man captured after 22 years on the lam

Jul. 08, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago man sought for 22 years after fleeing the country to avoid trial on a charge of concealing a homicide has been captured and returned to DuPage County, prosecutors said Friday. Romulo Mendoza, 46, was arrested last month trying to...

Italy's No. 2 most-wanted mobster is extradited from Brazil

Jul. 06, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A convicted mobster who was one of Italy's most-wanted fugitives and reputedly one of the world's most powerful drug brokers, arrived in Rome Wednesday, extradited by Brazil after 28 years on the lam. Rocco Morabito held the No. 2 position on the list of Italy’s most...

Man found dead in barn after exchanging gunfire with police

Jun. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man sought as a fugitive has been found dead inside a barn after exchanging gunfire with members of a law enforcement taskforce, state police said Friday. Authorities had been seeking the Chandler man for several days when officers...

Japan suspect in COVID relief fraud deported by Indonesia

Jun. 22, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man accused of defrauding the government of 1 billion yen ($7.3 million) intended for small Japanese businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic was arrested on board a flight Wednesday after being deported from Indonesia, where he fled 1 1/2 years ago. ...