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'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...

Cops Hunting Escaped Killer Play Message From His Mom

Authorities are still searching for Danelo Cavalcante in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - As authorities continue to search for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante in Pennsylvania, a message from his mom is being broadcast from helicopters and patrol cars. An officer with the US Marshals Office explains the message was recorded "in the hopes that perhaps, as desperate as he is, maybe he...

Killer Escapes Days After Getting Life Sentence

Danelo Cavalcante is 'extremely dangerous,' Pennsylvania authorities say

(Newser) - An inmate described as "extremely dangerous" escaped from a prison in Pennsylvania less than 10 days after he was sentenced to life without parole for the April 2021 murder of his ex-girlfriend. Authorities say Danelo Cavalcante, 34, escaped from the Chester County Prison in suburban Philadelphia Thursday morning, the...

'This Guy Is Very, Very Good at Fooling People'

Allen Todd May, 58, who escaped from Colorado prison in late 2018, is captured in Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - A career fraudster who escaped from a federal prison in Colorado nearly five years ago was captured this week while moving into a $1.5 million house near the ocean on Florida's Gold Coast, federal officials said Friday. Federal marshals arrested Allen Todd May, 58, at the house in...

Cops: We Found Escaped Inmate's Survival Cache

Murder suspect and survivalist Michael Burham thought to still be in woods near Warren, Pa.

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found a hidden stash of supplies used by Michael Burham, a murder, kidnapping, burglary, and arson suspect who escaped from a Pennsylvania jail a week ago. A bag containing food, clothes, and "other materials that someone might need if they were trying to exist in...

Escaped Inmate, a Survivalist, Remains on the Run
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Escaped Inmate, a Survivalist, Remains on the Run

Michael Burham at large on East Coast, and there's a second escaped inmate on the West Coast

(Newser) - Two manhunts for escaped prisoners were underway Monday on opposite sides of the country. Michael Burham, 34, escaped from the Warren County Jail in Pennsylvania on Thursday, while Eric Abril, 35, slipped away from a California hospital while under armed guard on Sunday. Both inmates have violent criminal records. Coverage:...

'Please Call 911 Immediately If He Is Spotted'

Authorities say 'dangerous' homicide suspect Michael Burham broke out of Pennsylvania prison

(Newser) - Authorities were searching Saturday for an inmate described by police as "very dangerous" who escaped from a jail in northwestern Pennsylvania using bedsheets, officials said. Michael Burham was last seen wearing a blue denim coat from the Warren County Prison, white and orange pants, and orange shoes, Warren police...

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Inmate Who Escaped With Help Gets Life Term

Casey White says he won't drag Alabama jail officer's name 'through the dirt'

(Newser) - An Alabama prisoner who escaped with the help of a jail officer—who later killed herself as the manhunt for them was ending—received a life sentence on Thursday. Casey White told the courtroom that he felt like the most hated man in the world but that he wouldn't...

Escaped Murderer Found Dead in Ohio River

Bradley Gillespie's fellow escapee was captured in Kentucky last week

(Newser) - The body of an escaped double murderer was found floating in the Ohio River on Sunday, days after a fellow escapee was recaptured, authorities say. Investigators say the body reported by a boater in Henderson, Kentucky, across the river from Indiana, is likely that of Bradley Gillespie, 50, who escaped...

Sheriff: Millionaire's Elaborate Jail Escape Plan Was Foiled

Authorities allege John Manchec, 78, planned to escape during a doctor's appointment

(Newser) - Authorities say they’ve foiled an elderly businessman's plan to escape a Florida jail and return to France—a country he had previously fled to in an attempt to avoid child pornography charges. A tip from outside the jail sparked a two-month investigation of John Manchec, 78, and people...

Sheriff: 'All Escapees Are Accounted for'

Four inmates broke out of Mississippi jail on April 22

(Newser) - The last of four prisoners who escaped from a Mississippi prison was found Thursday morning at a home about 20 miles from the prison, the sheriff announced. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office and US Marshals Fugitive Task Force took Corey Harrison, 22, into custody at a Crystal Springs home,...

Escaped Mississippi Inmate Found Dead in New Orleans

Only 1 of 4 escaped prisoners is still at large

(Newser) - A man who escaped from a Mississippi jail on April 22 has been found dead at a truck stop in New Orleans, authorities announced Tuesday. A security guard patrolling the truck stop Sunday morning found Casey Grayson, 34, unresponsive in a white pickup more than a week after he and...

Police Believe Escaped Inmate Died in Burning Home

Dylan Arrington was suspect in Monday night murder, carjacking

(Newser) - An escaped inmate in Mississippi suspected of killing a man and stealing his pickup truck is presumed dead after a standoff and fire at a home in Leake County. Police say fire engulfed the home around two hours after 22-year-old Dylan Arrington barricaded himself inside Wednesday morning, WLBT reports. Hinds...

Escaped Inmate Suspected of Killing Good Samaritan

Police believe Mississippi inmate murdered man, stole his pickup truck

(Newser) - A man who escaped from a Mississippi jail over the weekend is suspected of killing a man and stealing his pickup truck in Jackson, authorities said Tuesday. Anthony Watts, 61, was shot and killed Monday night around 7pm on Interstate 55 after he pulled over to help a man who...

Inmate Who Escaped in 'Hollywood' Fashion in Custody

Thabo Bester, celebrity girlfriend detained in Tanzania, returned to South Africa

(Newser) - A convicted rapist and killer who faked his death before escaping from a South African prison a year ago is back in custody. Thabo Bester, his celebrity girlfriend, and a Mozambican national were arrested last week in Tanzania, from which they planned to travel to Kenya, officials say, per CNN...

Killer Rapist Thought to Have Died in Prison Actually Escaped

Thabo Bester has been loose for 10 months, says South Africa's corrections department

(Newser) - Last May, South African prison authorities announced a man serving a life sentence for rape and murder had died in a fire in his cell. Dubbed the "Facebook rapist" for his habit of luring victims on the site, Thabo Bester had apparently set himself alight inside the maximum-security Manguaung...

Inmates Tunneled Out With Toothbrush, Went to IHOP

Virginia inmates made it 10 miles from jail

(Newser) - It wasn't quite The Shawshank Redemption, but two inmates managed to tunnel their way out of a jail in Virginia this week "utilizing primitive-made tools constructed from a toothbrush and metal object," the Newport News Sheriff's Office says. The sheriff's office says 37-year-old John Garza...

Mafia Boss Escapes Prison on Rope Made From Sheets

Italian prison officials say Marco Raduano took advantage of staff shortages

(Newser) - A reputed Mafia boss escaped from an Italian prison Friday, and it's no mystery how. A surveillance video captured 40-year-old Marco Raduano climbing down a makeshift rope made from knotted bedsheets before jumping to the ground outside the maximum security prison Badu 'e Carros in Sardinia. In the...

5 Inmates at Large After Escaping Missouri Jail

Group of fugitives includes 3 sex offenders, authorities say

(Newser) - Five inmates, including three sex offenders, are still at large after escaping from a jail in Farmington, Missouri, on Tuesday night, authorities say. The five men—Kelly McSean, Dakota Pace, Aaron Sebastian, LuJuan Tucker, and Michael Wilkins—escaped from the St. Francois County Detention Center around 7pm after crawling through...

Reports Out on Escaped Inmate Who Killed Man, 4 Grandsons

Officers violated procedures before escape of Texas inmate Gonzalo Lopez

(Newser) - A multitude of security lapses such as inadequate strip searches, poorly applied restraints, a staffing shortage, and an environment where correctional officers became complacent created the conditions that led to the May escape of a Texas inmate , resulting in the deaths of five people , according to two reviews of the...

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