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Manhunt in France After 'the Fly' Escapes

2 prison officers were killed in ambush

(Newser) - A massive manhunt is underway in France for a drug dealer known as "the Fly" and the gunmen who freed him in a deadly ambush at a highway toll booth. Two prison guards were killed and two others were critically injured when the prison van was ambushed in Normandy...

Cops Name Suspect Who Aided Idaho Escape
Police: Idaho Inmate,
Accomplice Are in Custody
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Police: Idaho Inmate, Accomplice Are in Custody

Nicholas Umphenour allegedly shot 2 officers at Boise hospital

(Newser) - An Idaho prison gang member and his accomplice, the subjects of a regional search since an ambush and escape early Wednesday from a Boise hospital, have been taken into custody, police said. Skylar Meade, the escapee, and Nicholas Umphenour were captured about 2pm Thursday in the Twin Falls area, about...

Idaho Inmate Sprung From Custody by Hospital Shooter

Skylar Meade and the shooter are thought to have fled the Boise facility in a gray sedan

(Newser) - The AP is calling it a "brazen overnight attack": Police say three correctional officers were shot when a suspect helped a prison inmate flee an Idaho hospital. Boise-area residents are warned that the suspects are armed and dangerous, and their whereabouts are unknown. East Idaho News reports Idaho Department...

He Allegedly Left Girlfriend's Body in Car, Is Arrested Again

Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe had fled police custody in Kenya last week

(Newser) - A man wanted in Massachusetts to face murder charges has been rearrested, a week after he dramatically escaped from police custody, Kenyan police said Wednesday. Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe escaped while awaiting extradition on a Massachusetts warrant alleging he killed his girlfriend and left her body in a car at...

Sex Offender Escaped Prison in Mom's Clothes

She's a former correctional officer who may have had inside information, Texas authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities have released more details on how sex offender Robert Yancy Jr. escaped from a Texas prison on Sunday, and on why his mother is also facing charges. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson Amanda Hernandez says the 39-year-old walked out of the Clemens Unit in Brazoria wearing some of...

Mom Faces Charges After Sex Offender's Escape

Robert Yancy Jr. was recaptured in Texas

(Newser) - A Texas inmate serving life without parole for sexually abusing a child was recaptured on Monday, the day after his escape from his Houston-area prison—and his mother was charged with aiding the escape. Authorities say Robert Yancy Jr. was arrested Monday morning in Matagorda County, about 45 miles southwest...

17-Year-Old Caught After Prison Break Does It Again

David Atkins, 17, slipped out of Baton Rouge detention facility on Saturday with another teen

(Newser) - Louisiana police have their hands full with a murder suspect, who has escaped youth jail there not once but twice this month. CBS News reports that two teens slipped out of the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday night, though authorities aren't yet sure how. WAFB identifies...

Murder Suspect Has Been on the Run for a Week
Murder Suspect
Recaptured
in Minnesota
UPDATED

Murder Suspect Recaptured in Minnesota

Kevin Mason was on the run for 2 weeks

(Newser) - A murder suspect accidentally released from a detention center in Indiana has been recaptured in Minnesota, the state where there were three warrants out for his arrest. The Marion County Sheriff's Office in Indiana said Kevin Mason was recaptured in St. Paul on Wednesday after two weeks on the...

Fugitive Planned Carjacking, Escape to Canada
Key to Fugitive's Survival:
a Watermelon Farm
the rundown

Key to Fugitive's Survival: a Watermelon Farm

Danelo Cavalcante eluded capture for two weeks in Pennsylvania, allegedly planned a carjacking

(Newser) - So how did escaped prison inmate Danelo Cavalcante survive for two weeks in the woods of Pennsylvania? Authorities have revealed more details about Cavalcante's time on the lam—and his plans to stay free—before his capture on Wednesday .
  • Watermelon: Cavalcante lucked out by stumbling upon a watermelon farm
...

Photo of Cops With Recaptured Killer Slammed as 'Inhumane'

Controversy arises over pic taken in Pennsylvania after Danelo Cavalcante was back in custody

(Newser) - A group photo of about two dozen officers in tactical gear posing with escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante minutes after his capture on Wednesday in southeastern Pennsylvania drew criticism from policing reform advocates and some members of the public. The moment of the photo was captured by a KYW-TV television news...

How Prison Escapee Danelo Cavalcante Was Captured

Thermal heat technology, a US Border Patrol dog were key

(Newser) - The hunt for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante in Pennsylvania came to a close on Wednesday morning, with Chester County authorities announcing his capture in a broadcast radio call made at 8:18am. "I'm proud to announce the subject is in custody. Repeating, subject is in custody," said...

Escaped Murderer's 'Training Was His Suffering,' Says Mom

She insists her son is not a danger to the public

(Newser) - As the manhunt for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante continues in Pennsylvania, his mother, in her first interview since he fled Chester County Prison on August 31, says the 34-year-old has been essentially training for survival his entire life. "His training was his suffering," Iracema Cavalcante tells the New ...

Escaped Murderer Has Now Armed Himself

As of early Tuesday, police said they were in active pursuit

(Newser) - Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escaped from Pennsylvania's Chester County Prison on August 31, and despite multiple sightings , he still has not been recaptured. On Monday afternoon, police said there was no longer a defined search area for the manhunt, though Cavalcante was still believed to be in the county,...

Escaped Murderer Went to the Homes of His Former Co-Workers

And is now miles outside the original search area

(Newser) - Escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante showed up at the homes of two of his former colleagues Saturday night, police say. The convicted killer, who escaped from Pennsylvania's Chester County Prison on August 31, first went to the East Pikeland Township home of someone he worked with several years ago, the...

Prison Escapee Now Has 'Changed Appearance'

Pennsylvania police released updated photos of Danelo Cavalcante

(Newser) - An escaped murderer on the run for more than a week in southeast Pennsylvania has been spotted with what police called "a changed appearance," per the AP . Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement on Sunday that Danelo Cavalcante was seen overnight near Phoenixville in northern Chester County....

Terror Suspect's 75-Hour Jailbreak Has Ended

Daniel Khalife, who broke out of London prison on Wednesday, was nabbed in west end of city

(Newser) - Daniel Abed Khalife has been found. Local police say the 21-year-old terror suspect, who'd escaped from London's Wandsworth prison on Wednesday by apparently strapping himself to the bottom of a food delivery van, was arrested in the Chiswick section of the city around 11am local time on Saturday,...

UK Hunts Terror Suspect Who Fled Prison in Chef's Uniform
Witness Reports Seeing
Escaped UK Suspect
updated

Witness Reports Seeing Escaped UK Suspect

Police search London park after report of man crawling out from under van

(Newser) - Police are concentrating their search for an escaped terror suspect in southwest London, after receiving a report that Daniel Khalife was spotted in the area. One account of his prison escape had him getting away Wednesday by holding onto the bottom of a delivery van; a witness said a man...

With the Man Who Killed Her Sister on the Loose, She's Terrified

Sister of prison escapee's victim speaks out

(Newser) - It's been more than a week since Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a Pennsylvania prison , and the family of the woman he murdered is "terrified," says the Chester County district attorney. "They do have protection, and they are terrified. They haven't left their home," DA...

Murderer Used 'Crab Walk' to Escape Pennsylvania Prison

Search for Danelo Cavalcante enters 8th day

(Newser) - Thursday marks one week since convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a Pennsylvania prison, and the search continues in Chester County, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia. The reward for information leading to his capture has been increased to $20,000. On Wednesday, officials detailed how exactly the 34-year-old, who...

'Even While I Was in the House, I Would Have My Doors Locked'

Danelo Cavalcante still has not been found in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The search for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante entered its seventh day Wednesday, with the community around the Chester County Prison, from which he escaped Thursday, on high alert. A Pennsylvania State Police lieutenant said that if his home were around the search area, "even while I was in the...

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