Latest Fugitives News

Prosecutor: Marshals acted lawfully in Black man's death

Jul. 10, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not be charged in his killing, the top prosecutor in Memphis, Tennessee, said Friday. Shelby County district attorney Amy Weirich said marshals acted...

Florida killer pleads not guilty to husband's slaying

Jul. 7, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

A southern Minnesota woman convicted of killing a woman in Florida to assume her identity pleaded not guilty before a judge in her home state Tuesday in her husband's 2018 slaying. Lois Riess, 58, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband David in their Blooming Prairie...

This undated photo provided by the Steele County, Minn., Jail shows Lois Riess. Riess a Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Riess is being held at the Steele County Detention Center in Owatonna, Minn., on charges of first- and second-degree murder. She's accused of fatally shooting David Riess at their home in Blooming Prairie in March 2018. (Steele County Jail via AP)

Convicted Florida killer back in Minnesota on murder charges

Jul. 6, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Riess is being held at the Steele County Detention Center in...

Fugitive now in China sentenced in 'birth tourism' scheme

Jun. 30, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fugitive who pleaded guilty to a visa fraud scheme in which Chinese women gave birth in California so their children would be U.S. citizens has been formally sentenced. Chao “Edwin" Chen, who is now in China, was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years by a federal...

Fugitive takes off in semi, is killed after 3-hour standoff

Jun. 30, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A fugitive who was riding in a tractor-trailer that had been pulled over on a Pennsylvania interstate led authorities on a brief chase and held them at bay with gunfire for three hours until they finally shot and killed him, officials said. The 48-year-old resident of Whiteland,...

This photo, provided by the Connecticut State Police, Friday, June 12, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. Manfredonia, 23, a University of Connecticut student who police say used a machete to kill a man and fatally shot a woman, then spent six days as a fugitive until he was arrested in Maryland, will be arraigned Friday on a murder charge, authorities said. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Warrant: College student accused in killings 'just flipped'

Jun. 29, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student charged with killing two people and seriously injuring a third told a witness “he just flipped” when he fatally slashed the first victim with a sword and he was remorseful, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday....

Authorities: NJ mom helped fugitive son flee to Pennsylvania

Jun. 19, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother helped her adult son flee to Pennsylvania after he shot a man several times during a robbery last month, authorities said. Felicia Terrell, 53, of Highland Park, has been charged with three counts of hindering apprehension, according to New Jersey state...

Lawyer: fugitive businessman tied to Venezuelan food program has been arrested on US warrant

Jun. 13, 2020 8:19 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Lawyer: fugitive businessman tied to Venezuelan food program has been arrested on US warrant.
This photo, provided by the Connecticut State Police, Friday, June 12, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. Manfredonia, 23, a University of Connecticut student who police say used a machete to kill a man and fatally shot a woman, then spent six days as a fugitive until he was arrested in Maryland, will be arraigned Friday on a murder charge, authorities said. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

UConn student fugitive in court, charged with murder

Jun. 12, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student, who is accused of killing two men and committing numerous other crimes while leading authorities on a six-day search, was arraigned Friday on murder and other charges. Peter Manfredonia, 23, was ordered held on a $7 million bond for charges...

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, activists of India's opposition Congress party's youth wing shout slogans against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as one of them holds a severed head from a cut out photograph of billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi in New Delhi, India. Indian authorities say they have brought from Hong Kong polished diamonds and pearls worth millions of dollars belonging to India’s fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi who is fighting a court battle in London for his extradition to New Delhi.  (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

India seizes $180M in jewels from fugitive diamond merchants

Jun. 11, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have seized diamonds, pearls and silver jewelry worth millions of dollars as part of an investigation of a fugitive diamond merchant who is being held in London while fighting his extradition. The seized valuables worth 13.5 billion rupees ($180 million) had been kept in...