Latest Fugitives News

Canadian fugitive in murder case arrested in California

Dec. 3, 2019 4:38 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Canadian man considered one of British Columbia’s most wanted fugitives in a 2008 killing has been arrested in California, authorities said. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Brandon Teixeira, 28, was arrested Sunday in Oroville after he rammed his SUV into a...

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib seeks to show he’s victim of fugitive

Dec. 3, 2019 1:52 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sought to show he was the victim of a cunning fugitive financier as he opened his defense Tuesday in his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. Najib is defending himself...

Texas fugitive accused in son’s 2004 death extradited

Nov. 23, 2019 11:58 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas fugitive accused of starving his 2-month-old son to death 15 years ago has been extradited from Mexico to face charges. Television station KPRC reports that 36-year-old Adrian Castillo was extradited to Houston last week following his arrest in Mexico in May. Jail records show he has...

Crackdown results in arrest of 162 St. Louis-area fugitives

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that 162 fugitives, including murder suspects, gang members and others with violent criminal pasts, were arrested during a three-month crackdown in the St. Louis area. The effort was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Triple...

Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

Nov. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia. The Edinburgh Sheriff Court allowed Clara Ponsatí to go free Thursday while it continues to study...

US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

Nov. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officers to crack down on violence in cities with high crime rates in the coming months after arresting hundreds of fugitives under a program underway nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said...

Fugitive Catalan politicians surrender to Belgian police

Nov. 8, 2019 8:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say two associates of fugitive former Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont have handed themselves in to police after Spain issued a new warrant for their arrest. The Brussels prosecutor's office said Friday that former regional health minister Toni Comin and...

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

American fugitive shoots self, wife as Thai police close in

Nov. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man who was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in Thailand shot and wounded himself and his Thai wife on Wednesday as police surrounded them. Police Lt. Gen. Satawat Hirunburana said as officers approached the couple seeking their surrender, Bart...

Man surrenders after authorities edit photo to add costume

Oct. 31, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — All it took for one fugitive in Illinois to turn himself in was a little photo manipulation. WBBM-TV in Chicago reports that the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department posts notices about fugitives on its Facebook page each Wednesday. This week, the department posted a picture of...