Prison breaks

May 17, 2018 - 4:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a driver who helped a radical inmate escape from prison has turned himself into police. A judicial official said Thursday that police are questioning the driver about the escape in the Brittany city of Brest. French police are searching for the inmate, a 21-year-...
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FILE _ In this file photo taken on Jan. 17, 2018, a worker walks along a row of computer rigs that run around the clock 'mining' bitcoin inside the Genesis Mining cryptocurrency mine in Keflavik, Iceland. A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane. Police said surveillance footage showed a suspect they identified as Sindri Thor Stefansson boarding a passenger plane to Sweden on Tuesday April 17, 2018. (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers that were being used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies escaped custody and fled Tuesday on a passenger plane that a witness said also carried the remote North Atlantic nation's...
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April 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they are investigating the death of a handcuffed prisoner who broke away from law enforcement officers and was found dead in a Pennsylvania creek. Ephrata officers were sent to a hospital parking lot shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday to aid a county sheriff's deputy...
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In this photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Stephen Michael Paris is pictured in a photo dated Aug. 6, 1980. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Investigators say a woman's obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison. The U.S. Marshals Service says 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday at an office in Houston...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say their evidence against notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') includes killings, torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and even an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine in cans of jalapenos. According to The...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:06 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for an escaped inmate who they say is the suspect of a recent armed robbery. Investigators say residents arrived at a Harrisburg home Monday to find a man inside wearing all black. Police say the man pointed a handgun and ran off with...
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December 27, 2017 - 4:48 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful wildlife conservation officer helped to engineer a daring prison escape on Christmas Day. The subject: A snowy owl that had become trapped between barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon. Pennsylvania Game Commission officer...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:25 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for an inmate who disappeared 20 years ago from a federal prison in Pennsylvania says his client intends to plead guilty to an escape charge. Thomas Livingston, an assistant federal public defender, told The Erie Times-News about Ghassan Saleh's plans after the 66-year-old...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies and triggered a manhunt that shut down schools in suburban Philadelphia earlier this year has been sentenced to six to 23 months behind bars. The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that 26-year-old Daniel Selby pleaded guilty in Bucks...
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This undated, combination photo released by the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections shows Tramel McClough, left, and John Bivins, right. Authorities say the two jail inmates, McClough and Bivins, charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. (Santa Clara County Department of Corrections via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. The escape by Tramel McClough, 46, and John Bivins, 47,...
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