Latest Fugitives News

Officials: US fugitive faked death, found in UK with COVID

Jan. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who is believed to have fled the U.S. and faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, who has been a vocal critic of Rhode...

Man arrested in Mexico for sex with Minnesota teen in 2000

Jan. 12, 2022 18:18 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl was apprehended in Mexico on Wednesday, 21 years after he fled following his arrest in Minnesota, according to law enforcement. Curtis Lee Brovold, 67, was accused of having sex with the girl from Moorhead,...

Puerto Rico police detain fugitive couple in COVID-19 case

Jan. 12, 2022 08:22 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A couple accused of refusing to fill out the required COVID-19 entry form at Puerto Rico's airport and providing proof of a negative test for the coronavirus were detained after they locked themselves in their minivan for several hours, prompting police to send a...

Suspect in Indiana homicide apprehended in Massachusetts

Dec. 31, 2021 14:30 PM EST

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — An Indiana man suspected of killing his girlfriend just days before Christmas has been apprehended at a rest stop along a Massachusetts highway, state police said Friday. Massachusetts State Police troopers and federal marshals located Alexander Ortiz, 36, of...

Friendly family man's 50-year secret: He was fugitive, too

Dec. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EST

Just before Thomas Randele died, his wife of nearly 40 years asked his golfing buddies and his co-workers from the dealerships where he sold cars to come by their home. They gathered to say goodbye to a guy they called one of the nicest people they’d ever known — a devoted family...

Friendly family man's 50-year secret: He was fugitive, too

Dec. 29, 2021 09:36 AM EST

Just before Thomas Randele died, his wife of nearly 40 years asked his golfing buddies and his co-workers from the dealerships where he sold cars to come by their home. They gathered to say goodbye to a guy they called one of the nicest people they’d ever known — a devoted family...

German police seek tips on fugitive convicted of 1993 murder

Dec. 23, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police have launched a manhunt for a 56-year-old German who went on the run this week after losing his final appeal of a murder conviction for the killing of a teenage girl in 1993. German news agency dpa on Thursday quoted a spokeswoman for police in the western city...

Suspect in Albuquerque boy's hit-and-run death a fugitive

Dec. 20, 2021 14:08 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The driver suspected of hitting and killing a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy is now considered a fugitive. Albuquerque police said Monday that they served a warrant at the home of 27-year-old Sergio Almanza and he appears to have gone on the run. ...

Police arrest suspect in multiple carjackings, robberies

Dec. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who was a fugitive sought by state and federal authorities for multiple carjackings and armed robberies. Twenty-four-year-old Christian Velez was taken into custody in New Britain on Friday night. The Hartford Courant reported ...

Suspect in Tucson killing pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Dec. 14, 2021 19:08 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who prompted a nationwide manhunt after escaping custody with his wife in 2019 reached a plea agreement Tuesday in a Tucson murder case. Prosecutors said 58-year-old Blane Barksdale pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Frank Bligh and is...