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Lawyer will seek to move trial of Alabama jail escapee

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city. Mark McDaniel, a lawyer representing Casey White, said he will seek a change...

Israeli court sentences Palestinian jailbreakers to 5 years

May. 22, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced six Palestinian inmates to five years in prison for tunneling out of their cell last year and escaping from a high-security facility in the biggest prison break of its kind in decades. The jailbreak sparked a massive...

Search for Texas inmate expands as land, air operations end

May. 20, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The search by ground and air in the Texas county where a convicted murderer escaped from a prison transport bus and stabbed the driver last week has concluded as the hunt for him expands, authorities said Friday. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was being transported to...

Recaptured Alabama escapee ordered to provide DNA sample

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder suspect who authorities say went on the lam for 10 days with the help of an Alabama jail official was ordered to provide a DNA sample to prosecutors. Lauderdale County District Judge Carole C. Medley did not cite a reason why the sample was...

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...