Latest Fugitives News

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...

The Latest: Barr touts crime-fighting effort in New Mexico

Nov. 12, 2019 3:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a crime-fighting initiative from the U.S. attorney general (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials say nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes have been arrested as part of a crime-fighting initiative in New...

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...

Task force nabs 100 fugitives in 4 months

Nov. 5, 2019 7:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A task force made up of law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and the U.S. Marshals Service has arrested 100 fugitives and seized heroin and methamphetamine since its formation four months ago. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the collaboration of resources is making a...

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...

US Marshals say 11-year fugitive arrested in New York

Oct. 31, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Vermont fugitive who has been missing for 11 years has been captured in New York. Officials say 35-year-old Rashawn Law was arrested without incident early Thursday in Brooklyn. The Vermont Department of Corrections says Law was on furlough serving a...