Latest Fugitives News

Mistaken identity lands Florida man in jail for five days

Jan. 27, 2022 11:33 AM EST

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida cook says he lived a nightmare recently when police mistook him for a fugitive with the same name, similar looks and almost the same birthday. Leonardo Silva Oliveira, 26, was wanted for probation violation on charges out of Boca Raton....

US fugitive who faked death, skipped UK court date arrested

Jan. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday. Police Scotland said officers arrested Nicholas Alahverdian in the Woodlands...

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. ...