Louisiana State PD
Three juveniles and a corrections officer who helped them escape from a Louisiana jail were apprehended at a motel in Houston, Texas on Sunday.
Louisiana State Police say the three teens escaped from the Ware Youth Detention Center in Coushatta, Louisiana with the help of Victoria Tune, a 21-year-old jail guard.
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According to the Red River Parish Sheriff's Office, the teens - TyJuan Lafitte, 17; Jeremiah Durham, 17; and Na'Varaya Lane, 15, were being housed at the facility on felony charges including armed robbery and attempted murder.
Tune reportedly drove the inmates off jail property in her personal car early Saturday. The vehicle was traced to the parking lot of a Houston motel 240 miles away on Sunday.
The motel was placed under surveillance by Houston PD for several hours. The four suspects were surrounded and arrested when they returned to the motel in a car driven by a relative of one of the teens on Sunday.
All four suspects remain in the Harris County Jail while they await extradition back to Louisiana. The relative was not charged.
Victoria Tune, who is married, is the second jail guard charged with helping inmates escape in the past month.
Lauderdale County Sheriff
Vicky White, 56, took her own life 11 days after she helped suspected murderer Casey Cole White escape from an Alabama jail.
Vicky, a lonely divorcee, had developed a romantic relationship with the 6-ft-9 prisoner over a 2-year period. She reportedly married Casey while on the run.
Lauderdale County Sheriff
Corrections officer Vicky White has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement officials confirm.
Vicky White died Monday evening in an Evanston, Indiana hospital.
Escaped murder suspect Casey White was taken into custody after a high speed chase in Evanston, Indiana. His accomplice Vicky White was hospitalized after shooting herself.
The two fugitives were found at a hotel and led officers on a chase that lasted "just a few minutes," according to officials.
At some point during the chase, Vicky White, who was driving a stolen Cadillac, shot herself. The Cadillac overturned and Casey White surrendered to police.
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Casey, 38, and Vicky were missing since April 29 when she helped him escape from an Alabama jail where he was waiting trial on a 2015 murder charge.
U.S. Marshals swarmed an Evansville car wash early Monday to investigate a tip about an abandoned pickup truck.
Casey was spotted on surveillance camera footage at the car wash and law enforcement officials closed in on the fugitives.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
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The man suspected of killing Memphis rap legend Young Dolph (right) was captured in Indiana by the U.S. Marshals Service.
"After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals, Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Justin Johnson was captured today around 3:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) in Indiana," according to a U.S. Marshals release.
Johnson was located hiding out in Indiana, days after he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rap skills.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals announced Johnson as a person of interest and offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10. Instead, he dropped a music video.
Johnson, who uses the rap name "Straight Drop," posted on his Instagram story last week:
"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."
Another suspect, Cornelius Smith was transferred to the Shelby County Jail from the DeSoto County Jail where he had been held since his arrest on December 9.
A joint press conference with U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will be held tomorrow.
Oakland County Sheriff
The fugitive parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley were arrested early Saturday, hours after their attorney claimed they were on their way to turn themselves in to police.
James and Jennifer Crumbley face 4 counts each of involuntary manslaughter. Their son, Ethan, 15, is accused of killing 4 students and wounding seven others during a shooting rampage at Oxford High School on Tuesday.
The Crumbleys were taken into custody after Detroit police found the pair hiding in the basement of a building in Detroit, less than a mile from the Canadian border.
A tipster led police to the couple's abandoned black Kia Seltos SUV near the building on the east side of Detroit.
The Crumbleys were booked into the Oakland County Jail without bail.
James Crumbley reportedly purchased a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun as a Christmas gift for Ethan on November 26. Ethan displayed the gun in photos on social media, along with terroristic threats.
Jennifer Crumbley allegedly texted Ethan "don't do it" a day before the shooting.
School officials met with Ethan the morning of the shooting and sent an email to Jennifer about Ethan's Internet searches for ammunition. She did not respond to the email.
Instead, Jennifer laughed and warned her son in a text message "learn not to get caught."
Both James, 45, and Jennifer Crumbley, 43, have criminal histories. James should have failed a background check when he purchased the weapon.
More arrests are expected.
A woman who fatally shot a mother execution-style on a crowded Brooklyn street in August was taken into custody in Florida, Eurweb.com reports.
Delia Johnson was shot point blank in the head hours after she attended her friend's funeral in August.
Disturbing video footage shows the moment Claudia Banton casually shot 42-year-old Delia Johnson in the head as she spoke with friends on August 4.
Banton was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Jacksonville, Florida, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday.
Johnson's mother was "ecstatic" at the news of Banton's arrest. Johnson is pictured above.
"I haven't slept" since hearing of Banton's arrest, mom Delia Barry told the NY Daily News.
Banton, 42, remains in custody in Florida while awaiting extradition to New York.
Johnson's sister previously described Banton as a family friend of more than two decades who often came by to eat and hang out in their home.
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A Georgia man was captured in Florida and charged with the murder of a 17-year-old girl whose body was found in a Lamar County cemetery on Sunday.
According to Crime Online, authorities tracked 23-year-old Jaylan Jashad Ray to Tallahassee, Florida where he was arrested on Wednesday, and is awaiting extradition back to Georgia.
Lamar County officials says D'Shaunti Kyanni Hunter was shot at least once in the head. Her body was found in a cemetery across the road from Unionville Church in Barnesville, about 50 miles south of Atlanta.
Hunter's body was found on Sunday afternoon, about 40 miles from her home in Ellenwood, Georgia.
Family members were distraught over the news of her murder. "This is crushing us," Hunter's aunt, Jazmine Johnson, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday. "They stole from us. This is wrong. This is way more than wrong."
Ray is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond in a Tallahassee Jail.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told the AJC, "I am deeply concerned about the spike that we are seeing in our homicides."
Bottoms recently unveiled a plan to combat violent crime in her city.
"The spike in violent crime in Atlanta and across the country must be addressed by both immediate and long-term actions," Bottoms said in a news release. "The One Atlanta: One APD Immediate Action Plan will address crime, and also the systemic issues that lead to violence."
Atlanta's crime wave has earned the city a nickname, "Chiraq South."
The NYPD fugitive squad tracked down a former boxer who fled to the Middle East after he allegedly murdered his daughter.
Kabary Salem was indicted in the murder of his daughter, Ola Salem, 25, on Nov. 5, law enforcement sources told The NY Post.
Ola Salem's body was discovered by a jogger in Bloomingdale Park in October 2019. The body had been dragged through the woods, then covered with leaves.
Ola Salem worked as an advocate for Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence.
The NYPD's Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked Salem all the way to the Middle East. He was arrested and brought back to New York on Friday, the Post reported.
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Salem, 52, is a former professional middleweight boxer from Egypt who fought in the U.S. in the 1990s through early 2000s.
He is notorious for killing one opponent by repeatedly head-butting him in the ring in Sept. 2000. Boxer Randi Carver collapsed after being knocked out in the 10th round, and never regained consciousness.
He died two days later. Salem was not charged in connection with Carver's death.
A suspect wanted in the murders of 2 men outside a Dayton jazz club and a grocery store was captured in the Atlanta metropolitan area on Sunday, Jan. 12.
Christopher Smith was taken into custody in Stockbridge, Ga by the FBI Atlanta's Violent Crimes Task Force, according to Dayton police.
Smith was charged with murder and felonious assault in the deaths of Clarence Brown and Brandon Harris in separate shootings, WHIOTV 7 reports.
The first shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on Dec. 5 outside Rick's Jazz Club on Lakeview Avenue. Smith shot Harris and William Earnest during an argument. Harris died at the scene. Earnest survived his injuries.
Nearly 8 hours later, police say Smith shot Brown in front of the Save Food Super Market. Brown died from his injuries at a hospital.
There were multiple witnesses to the shootings. The incidents were caught on surveillance cameras.
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A 14-year-old boy wanted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was detained early Thursday, Dec. 26.
The Barnard College student was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Morningside Park on Manhattan's upper west side on Dec. 11.
The suspect was captured after hiding out at a family member's residence in The Bronx. He was taken to the 26th Precinct before 8 a.m., according to the NY Post. He was joined there by his attorney and a parent or guardian.
A police source told The Post, the young suspect lawyered up and isn't talking.
"Since he has a lawyer, he's not going to give anything up," the police source said.
Rodney Harrison, Chief of Detectives, announced the suspect's capture on Twitter.com on Thursday.
"We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information. This is an active and ongoing investigation," he tweeted.
The unidentified teenager was nearly 2 weeks after he reportedly fled from a car while being driven to a police station on Dec. 16. The NYPD released photos of him and asked the public to help locate him.
The NYPD normally does not release photos or identify minor suspects. But the boy was considered dangerous and a menace to public safety.
A 13-year-old suspect, Zyairr Davis, is currently in police custody. He told investigators the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors with a red-handled knife "in a stabbing, poking motion" and he saw "feathers" floating up from her coat in the chest area.
A third boy, who is 14 years old, was questioned and released, police said.
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