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Casino Bomber Escapes Nevada Prison
He Bought Bus Ticket,
Then Was Recaptured
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He Bought Bus Ticket, Then Was Recaptured

Police picked up Porfirio Duarte-Herrera days after he went missing from Nevada jail

(Newser) - Update: It was a quick flirtation with freedom for Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, but that liberation has now come to an end. After being discovered missing Tuesday from Nevada's Southern Desert Correctional Center, a manhunt was launched for the 42-year-old, who was serving a life sentence for a fatal 2007 bombing...

Cops Admit Photos of Suspects Were Really Stock Images

They were released amid the hunt for Rabih Alkhalil

(Newser) - An embarrassing goof out of Canada in the search for escaped murder suspect Rabih "Robby" Alkhalil. Alkhalil managed to escape mid-trial from North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Thursday, with sources telling the Vancouver Sun the 35-year-old was assisted by men who posed as construction workers...

'They Were Able to Do What No One Else Has Done'

US Marshals Service releases new age-progressed images of Alcatraz escapees

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service wins this week's prize for persistence. The law enforcement agency has a new APB out for a trio of notorious escaped inmates, even though it's now been more than six decades since they busted out and they'd all be well into their 90s....

Inmate Guilty of Killing 2 Guards on Prison Bus

Jurors will decide whether Georgia inmate Ricky Dubose gets death penalty

(Newser) - A Georgia prisoner has been found guilty of murder in the killings of two guards during an escape from a prison bus five years ago. A jury deliberated about 90 minutes Monday evening before convicting Ricky Dubose in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis...

Escaped Missouri Inmate Recaptured in Wyoming

2 others are still at large

(Newser) - An escaped inmate from Missouri was recaptured Wednesday more than 900 miles away, near Casper, Wyo., authorities say. The Mills Police Department says Christopher Blevins was captured after local law enforcement was informed he could be at a truck stop in the area, NBC News reports. The 37-year-old inmate, who...

Escaped Murderer Kills Family of 5 at Their Vacation Home

Gonzalo Lopez was later shot dead by police

(Newser) - A convicted murderer on the run since escaping a prison bus after stabbing its driver on May 12 was shot dead late Thursday after he killed a family of five and stole their truck from a rural weekend cabin, a Texas prison system spokesman said. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was "...

Officers Search Rural Texas for Escaped Murderer

Gonzalo Lopez stabbed bus driver and ran off as shots were fired at him, officials say

(Newser) - Residents of a rural area in Texas are being advised to lock their doors while authorities search for a convicted murderer who escaped from custody. Gonzalo Lopez slipped out of his restraints while on a bus on Thursday and stabbed the driver's hand with a sharp object, causing him...

911 Call Holds Vicky White's Final Sentences

'Airbags are going off!' the woman's voice is heard saying

(Newser) - Once officials traced former jail boss Vicky White and inmate Casey White to Evansville, Indiana, and tracked down the car they were using, they began surveilling the local motel that car was parked outside of. CBS News reports the couple soon left their room, with Vicky White wearing a wig,...

Fugitives' Escape Vehicle Found in Tennessee

But there's no sign of Casey or Vicky White, said to be 'flush' with cash and weapons

(Newser) - Two notable developments in the hunt for Alabama inmate Casey White and the corrections officer accused of helping him escape, Vicky White (no relation):
  • Vehicle: Police in Williamson County, Tennessee, say they've found the vehicle the pair used to escape, reports CNN . The Ford SUV was found in a
...

Missing Jailer, Escaped Murder Suspect Had 'Special Relationship'

Video shows the moment they left the jail together

(Newser) - Surveillance video is out showing the moments when Alabama jail supervisor Vicky White and inmate Casey White left Lauderdale County Jail together in what authorities now say appears to have been an escape they planned together . Eight minutes after they drove off Friday morning, Vicky White's patrol vehicle...

Story of Escaped Inmate, Missing Prison Official Gets Weird

It's not clear whether prison official participated in escape willingly, or was coerced

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that helps them capture Alabama fugitive Casey White . White, who disappeared along with prison official Vicky White (not related) as she escorted him to a courthouse Friday, is charged with two counts of capital murder...

Newspaper Editor Unknowingly Gave Ride to Escaped Killer
Killer Recaptured After
2nd Escape in 4 Years
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Killer Recaptured After 2nd Escape in 4 Years

Michael Wilson was treated in a hospital under a fake name for injuries from razor wire

(Newser) - Update: Convicted murderer Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson is back behind bars in Mississippi after his second escape in four years. Authorities say the 51-year-old inmate was arrested in Harrison County when a car he had stolen ran out of gas on Tuesday, three days after he escaped from...

2 Inmates Dead After Tennessee Jailbreak

Johnny Shane Brown is still at large

(Newser) - Two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Tennessee on Friday are dead and a third is still at large, authorities say. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says Tobias Wayne Carr, 38, and Timothy Allen Sarver, 45, were "confirmed deceased" following a convenience store robbery and multi-county...

Cops Nab Fugitive Mafia Boss Thanks to Google Street View

Convicted killer Gioacchino Gammino had fled Italy for Spain

(Newser) - An Italian mafia boss and convicted murderer who escaped from prison in Rome 20 years ago has been arrested in Spain—thanks in part to a sighting on Google Street View. Authorities say they already believed 61-year-old Gioacchino Gammino to be hiding in Spain, though the sighting of him and...

Fugitive of 30 Years Surrenders Because Pandemic Life Sucks

Homeless and jobless, Darko Desic was done sleeping on an Australian beach

(Newser) - An unfortunate consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many people have been turned out of their homes. Fortunately for Australian authorities, one of those people is a 29-year fugitive who decided he'd rather have a roof over his head, even if it was in prison. Darko Desic had...

Lookalike Inmate Mistakenly Released From Jail

Search is on for Ellen Goble in Randolph County, Mo.

(Newser) - Authorities in Missouri are searching for a woman who was mistaken for another inmate and wrongly released from jail over the weekend. Ellen Goble—who was held in Randolph County Jail on charges of resisting arrest, burglary, drug possession, and operating a vehicle without a valid license—looked almost identical...

After 47 Years, Marshals on Trail of Escaped Child Killer

Lester Eubanks has been on the run since 1973

(Newser) - Federal authorities believe they're closing in on a convicted child killer who's been on the run for 47 years. Lester Eubanks—whose story features in an episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries —was convicted in May 1966 of the rape and murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener...

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison
Killer Peter Madsen
Escapes Prison

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison

Inventor convicted in journalist's brutal murder is apprehended a short distance away on Tuesday

(Newser) - A Danish man convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in a case that shocked Scandinavia managed to escape from prison on Tuesday—though he was apprehended soon after. Peter Madsen, serving life in prison for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, escaped from Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen...

Man Who 'Terrorized Rome' for Years Escapes Jail a 4th Time

Giuseppe Mastini has been convicted of multiple murders

(Newser) - Giuseppe Mastini has been convicted of multiple murders—and he just escaped from jail for the fourth time. Mastini, 60, who "terrorized Rome," per the Guardian , in the 1970s and 1980s, was on day release from a high-security Italian prison and failed to return at the appointed time...

14 Jumped the Fence. 6 Are Still on the Loose

Jail, shelter-in-place order couldn't hold these inmates in Washington state

(Newser) - Fourteen inmates escaped a jail in Washington state on Monday, and six were still on the loose by Tuesday morning. Residents of Yakima were told to stay inside as authorities reported the escape from Yakima County Jail in the city's downtown, per NBC News . At one point, authorities said...

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