Latest Kidnapping News

Jail, patrol car escapee apparently returned to Missouri

Mar. 18, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

HEAVENER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and then from an Oklahoma police car apparently stole a pickup truck and returned to Missouri. The truck was found Sunday in Pettis County, Missouri. That's where 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis broke out of jail just...

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

Mar. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two "virtual kidnap" cases in 24 hours. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the...

Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen's kidnapping

Mar. 16, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction. Smart spoke to about 1,300 people Friday night at...

Prosecutors drop most remaining cases in fatal prison riot

Mar. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison. The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing...

3 men sentenced in torture of Missouri man over drug debt

Mar. 15, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced this week for the kidnapping and torture of a man over a drug debt. The U.S. Attorney reports 54-year-old Randal Holmes was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison without parole. And 43-year-old Michael Borrusch, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced...

New Mexico compound suspects face new conspiracy charges

Mar. 14, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five extended family members who had been living on a remote New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy died before it was raided have been indicted on terrorism-related charges that accuse them of conspiring to attack U.S. law enforcement officers, military members and government...

The Latest: Attorney: Compound suspects to plead not guilty

Mar. 14, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on charges against five former residents of a New Mexico compound (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Attorneys say five former residents of a New Mexico compound will plead not guilty to charges that include conspiring to support planned attacks on federal law enforcement and...

Mexican army frees 34 kidnapped Central American migrants

Mar. 14, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army says it has freed 34 Central American migrants who had been kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas. The Defense Department said Thursday in a statement that the migrants had been held at a property in the municipality of Altamira and were...

Men sought in boy's kidnapping arrested on icy Lake Superior

Mar. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A registered sex offender and another man have been arrested on kidnapping and other charges while trying to cross an icy Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with the sex offender's 5-year-old son. The Chippewa County sheriff's office says 53-year-old George...

Man wanted in Phoenix shootings, abduction apprehended

Mar. 14, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who police say shot and critically wounded three other men and kidnapped his girlfriend is in custody. Phoenix police on Thursday say officers in neighboring Glendale, Arizona, found 24-year-old Eddison Jesus Noyola and his girlfriend in a stolen vehicle. The manhunt for...