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Woman who allegedly kidnapped infant from car has mental health issues

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Woman who allegedly kidnapped infant from car has mental health issues

- The Rochester, N.H. woman who allegedly kidnapped a 1-year-old girl from a man who offered her a ride Saturday has mental health problems and recently lost custody of her own 6-month-old son, court records show. The legal documents were filed in the case against Joanne Shaw, 25, who was arrested in the bizarre incident around 9 a.m. Saturday. She was slated to be arraigned Monday afternoon on charges including kidnapping and resisting arrest
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Louisville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend

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Louisville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend is now in jail -- but the victim now claims the kidnapping never happened. According to an arrest warrant, the incident occurred on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Police say 29-year-old Robert McDonald knocked on the door of an apartment where a man was staying with McDonald's ex-girlfriend. When the man warned her that McDonald was at the door, the woman hid in the bedroom
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Woman accused of kidnapping girl from moving car

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Woman accused of kidnapping girl from moving car

- Father of girl offered a ride to the woman. ROCHESTER, N.H. — A Gonic woman is facing kidnapping charges after police said she grabbed a baby girl from the backseat of a vehicle. Police said a 52-year-old man was driving down Washington Street Saturday morning with his 1-year-old daughter when he came across Joanne Shaw walking in the road. "A male driver had stopped to pick up a female passenger who looked like she was in need,” said Capt
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Rochester woman faces kidnapping charge after good Samaritan incident | New Hampshire

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Rochester woman faces kidnapping charge after good Samaritan incident | New Hampshire

- ROCHESTER -- A Rochester woman was arrested on a felony charge of kidnapping after attempting to flee with the 1-year-old daughter of a man who stopped to give her a ride, according to police. Joanne E. Shaw, 25, of 7 Piper Lane, Gonic, was also charged with two counts of simple assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest, all misdemeanors
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Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping

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Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping

- To be arraigned Monday. . Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping To be arraigned MondayWEBVTT ILD IS DOINGTONIGHT.POLICE SAY THE CHILD IS SAFE ANDLUCKILY WAS NOT HURT.STILL A SCARY SITUATION FOR THISLITTLE GIRL'S FAMILY.THIS ALL HAPPENED YESTERDAYMORNING.THE ALLEGED SUSPECT IN THIS CASEIS JOANNE SHAW OF GONIC.POLICE SAY THE ONE-YEAR-OLD WASDRIVING IN THE CAR WITH HERFATHER WHEN HE NOTICED SHAWWALKING IN THE MIDDLE OFWASHINGTON STREET
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Man charged with kidnapping Baltimore County girl

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Man charged with kidnapping Baltimore County girl

- Baltimore County police charged a 65-year-old man with kidnapping after they said he drove off with a baby girl who remained missing for several hours Saturday. The man’s identity will not be released until after he has an initial bail review hearing with a District Court commissioner, said Sgt. Andrea Bylen, a county police spokeswoman. Police had issued a public request for help in locating the 1-year-old girl after the man took her just before 1 p
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Police: Three arrested for making up kidnapping story after assault outside Dari Mart

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Police: Three arrested for making up kidnapping story after assault outside Dari Mart

- SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police arrested three people who they say made up a kidnapping story after an assault outside a Springfield Dari Mart. Officers responded to the store on Rainbow Drive Friday morning on the report of a kidnapping. A 23-year-old man, William Brady, and 24-year-old woman, Marlena Brady, apparently told police that a man outside the store grabbed their 3-year-old daughter and was trying to take her away when a woman named Connie Sue Howlett was able to get her back
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Alabama kidnapping suspect caught in Ohio

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Alabama kidnapping suspect caught in Ohio

- DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Decatur is in custody after nearly two months on the run. Police say the victim reported that 21-year-old Trevonne Monte Jackson held her against her will on May 29. She said Jackson forced her into a vehicle then drove recklessly while trying to injure her. She said she was able to escape after he lost control and wrecked the vehicle
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Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping

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Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping

- URBANA, Illinois — Brendt Christensen pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a University of Illinois student from China. Several members of Zhang’s family attended the arraignment, including her father and an aunt. Her boyfriend was also in the room at the federal court in Urbana. Judge Eric Long asked Christensen questions about his mental health, whether he was under a doctor’s care or had ever been in a hospital
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Suspect pleads not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

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Suspect pleads not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

- A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brendt Christensen is accused of kidnapping 26-year-old Yingying Zhang on June 9 in Urbana, 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. He is a recent graduate student in physics at the university. Under questioning Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long, Christensen revealed he is taking Klonopin "as an anti-depressant
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O.J. Simpson granted parole for 2007 armed robbery, kidnapping case

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O.J. Simpson granted parole for 2007 armed robbery, kidnapping case

- CARSON CITY, Nev. – O.J. Simpson will soon be a free man after appearing before a parole board in Nevada. “Juice,” as he was known in his football heyday, is nine years into a nine-to-33-year sentence after his conviction in a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. But Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal in the grisly slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in what was called the “trial of the century
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Serial rapist who posed as police officer sentenced to four life terms

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Serial rapist who posed as police officer sentenced to four life terms

- TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Rogers County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of multiple rape and kidnapping charges. Shawn Freeman, 42, was found guilty on four counts of first-degree rape, five counts of forcible sodomy and four counts of kidnapping, according to court records. A fifth rape charge was dismissed in the case
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Oklahoma man sentenced to 365 years in prison for rape

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Oklahoma man sentenced to 365 years in prison for rape

- TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa man was sentenced to 365 years in prison for rape Tuesday. 42-year-old Shawn Freeman was found guilty of 14 counts of first degree rape, kidnapping, sodomy and robbery back in May. Police say Freeman was a “serial rapist.” Back in 2015, he raped, kidnapped, sodomized and robbed four different women. reports that during the trial, some of the victims said he pretended to be a Tulsa police officer
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Two charged with kidnapping, child endangerment in KCK abduction case

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Two charged with kidnapping, child endangerment in KCK abduction case

- Prosecutors in Wyandotte County charged two people in connection with the kidnapping of toddler from a gas station Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan. Tyler Letzig and Karri Anne Reich were each charged Friday with one count of kidnapping, child endangerment and theft. They are accused of stealing a 2006 Ford Focus from a Valero gas station at South Seventh Street and Riverview Avenue with a sleeping 3-year-old in the back seat
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$500,000 bail for man accused of kidnapping, raping and drugging woman in Vancouver home

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$500,000 bail for man accused of kidnapping, raping and drugging woman in Vancouver home

- VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man is accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her in a Vancouver house for days. Court documents say 57-year-old Kelly Angell raped the woman and injected her with drugs several times. A judge ordered Angell to pay nearly half a million in bail if he wants to be released from the Clark County Jail. It all started in February 2016 when the woman was running from people she thought were going to rob her in Portland
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Kidnapper gets 2 years for witness tampering, harassment

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Kidnapper gets 2 years for witness tampering, harassment

- OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A man awaiting sentencing for kidnapping an Ottumwa woman has been sentenced for witness tampering and harassment. Online court records show 24-year-old Joel Herrarte Jr. pleaded guilty Monday and was given two years for each crime, to be run at the same time and at the same time of his pending prison sentence for kidnapping. His kidnapping sentencing is scheduled for Aug
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King of Prussia Mall kidnapping suspect sentenced
King of Prussia Mall kidnapping suspect sentenced Monday, July 24, 2017 07:28PM KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (WPVI) -- The woman charged with abducting a 7-week-old baby from the King of Prussia Mall has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The sentencing was announced Monday evening. Cherie Amoore, 33, was charged in April 2016 with kidnapping of a minor, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, interference with the custody of a child, concealment of the whereabouts of a child and other related charges   Read More ...
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Milton man arrested for kidnapping infant child
Milton man arrested for kidnapping infant child MILTON — A Milton man is behind bars after kidnapping his infant child Sunday night and fleeing into the woods with the child and a handgun. Jake D. Spurlock, 39, is charged with felony child neglect causing serious bodily injury, wanton endangerment, kidnapping, receiving or transferring stolen goods and misdemeanor obstruction and two misdemeanor counts of battery of a police officer   Read More ...
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New Hampshire Woman Allegedly Kidnapped Toddler from Good Samaritan Who Offered Her a Ride: Police
New Hampshire Woman Allegedly Kidnapped Toddler from Good Samaritan Who Offered Her a Ride: Police New Hampshire police have arrested a 25-year-old woman who they allege accepted a ride from a good Samaritan this weekend before kidnapping his 1-year-old daughter, PEOPLE confirms. Joanne Shaw was allegedly “walking in the roadway” on Saturday when a 52-year-old man stopped his vehicle and offered her a ride, according to a statement from police in Rochester, New Hampshire. Shaw got into his car and soon after allegedly “told the male she was going to take his daughter and made attempts to unbuckle the 1-year-old, prompting a struggle to ensue,” police said   Read More ...
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Convicted kidnapper Cherie Amoore had mental issues
Convicted kidnapper Cherie Amoore had mental issues The woman convicted earlier this year of kidnapping an infant from the King of Prussia Mall was back in a Montgomery County courtroom on Monday to be sentenced. Cherie Amoore was experiencing a “disassociative episode” in March 2016 when she took an infant from the King of Prussia Mall, according to a doctor who evaluated her. Dr. Gerald Cooke said he diagnosed the 33-year-old Wayne woman with borderline personality disorder, depersonalization disorder, and major depressive disorder after two separate psychological evaluations   Read More ...
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Woman who allegedly kidnapped infant from car has mental health issues
Woman who allegedly kidnapped infant from car has mental health issues The Rochester, N.H. woman who allegedly kidnapped a 1-year-old girl from a man who offered her a ride Saturday has mental health problems and recently lost custody of her own 6-month-old son, court records show. The legal documents were filed in the case against Joanne Shaw, 25, who was arrested in the bizarre incident around 9 a.m. Saturday. She was slated to be arraigned Monday afternoon on charges including kidnapping and resisting arrest   Read More ...
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Kidnapped Teenager’s Raped & Murdered Body Found In Fridge-Freezer In A Suspected Case Of ‘Honor’ Killing
Kidnapped Teenager’s Raped & Murdered Body Found In Fridge-Freezer In A Suspected Case Of ‘Honor’ Killing A 19-year-old Indian Muslim girl was found raped and murdered inside a fridge-freezer in a £1.5 million south west London home in Coombe Lane, Kingston, in a suspected case of “honor” killing after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a court heard. The body of Celine Dookhran was discovered by the police when a second woman who was also allegedly kidnapped and raped, but had escaped, narrated the ordeal of the duo, The Daily Mail reported   Read More ...
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Louisville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend
Louisville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend is now in jail -- but the victim now claims the kidnapping never happened. According to an arrest warrant, the incident occurred on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Police say 29-year-old Robert McDonald knocked on the door of an apartment where a man was staying with McDonald's ex-girlfriend. When the man warned her that McDonald was at the door, the woman hid in the bedroom   Read More ...
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Woman accused of kidnapping girl from moving car
Woman accused of kidnapping girl from moving car Father of girl offered a ride to the woman. ROCHESTER, N.H. — A Gonic woman is facing kidnapping charges after police said she grabbed a baby girl from the backseat of a vehicle. Police said a 52-year-old man was driving down Washington Street Saturday morning with his 1-year-old daughter when he came across Joanne Shaw walking in the road. "A male driver had stopped to pick up a female passenger who looked like she was in need,” said Capt   Read More ...
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Rochester woman faces kidnapping charge after good Samaritan incident | New Hampshire
Rochester woman faces kidnapping charge after good Samaritan incident | New Hampshire ROCHESTER -- A Rochester woman was arrested on a felony charge of kidnapping after attempting to flee with the 1-year-old daughter of a man who stopped to give her a ride, according to police. Joanne E. Shaw, 25, of 7 Piper Lane, Gonic, was also charged with two counts of simple assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest, all misdemeanors   Read More ...
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Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping
Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping To be arraigned Monday. . Rochester woman arrested, accused of kidnapping To be arraigned MondayWEBVTT ILD IS DOINGTONIGHT.POLICE SAY THE CHILD IS SAFE ANDLUCKILY WAS NOT HURT.STILL A SCARY SITUATION FOR THISLITTLE GIRL'S FAMILY.THIS ALL HAPPENED YESTERDAYMORNING.THE ALLEGED SUSPECT IN THIS CASEIS JOANNE SHAW OF GONIC.POLICE SAY THE ONE-YEAR-OLD WASDRIVING IN THE CAR WITH HERFATHER WHEN HE NOTICED SHAWWALKING IN THE MIDDLE OFWASHINGTON STREET   Read More ...
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Fred Goldman on O.J. Simpson: 'He’s a sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber'
Fred Goldman on O.J. Simpson: 'He’s a sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber' O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he’s led a “conflict-free life.” But that statement has sparked outrage from many, including the father of Ron Goldman, whom Simpson was acquitted of killing along with his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. “A conflict-free life,” Fred Goldman asked incredulously Saturday. “This is who he is: He’s a sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber   Read More ...
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O.J. Simpson is a 'sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber,' Fred Goldman says
O.J. Simpson is a 'sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber,' Fred Goldman says O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he’s led a “conflict-free life.” But that statement has sparked outrage from many, including the father of Ron Goldman, whom Simpson was acquitted of killing along with his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. “A conflict-free life,” Fred Goldman asked incredulously Saturday. “This is who he is: He’s a sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber   Read More ...
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Indiana Supreme Court rejects kidnapping sentence appeal
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court is declining to take up an appeal by a Cambridge City man who wants his 76-year kidnapping sentence thrown out or reduced. Todd A. Stigleman was convicted in April 2016 of multiple counts of kidnapping and stalking his estranged wife. The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the convictions and sentence in May, so Stigleman unsuccessfully asked the state's highest court to hear his case   Read More ...
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Indiana Supreme Court rejects kidnapping sentence appeal
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court is declining to take up an appeal by a Cambridge City man who wants his 76-year kidnapping sentence thrown out or reduced. Todd A. Stigleman was convicted in April 2016 of multiple counts of kidnapping and stalking his estranged wife. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports (http://pinews.co/2udyUu6 ) that the 50-year-old man claims trial Judge Charles Todd Jr   Read More ...
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Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn’t mean they’re safe.
Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn’t mean they’re safe. When my client told me her abusive ex-boyfriend had shown up after a long absence, beaten her and kidnapped their children, I assumed the police would respond quickly and issue Amber alerts. But a D.C. police officer refused even to write a report, dismissing the complaint as a “private family matter” and opining, “What safer place for the children than with their dad?” We were met with similar indifference from the child-abduction unit supervisor, who pondered, “Isn’t possession nine-tenths of the law?” (No, it’s not   Read More ...
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Man charged with kidnapping Baltimore County girl
Man charged with kidnapping Baltimore County girl Baltimore County police charged a 65-year-old man with kidnapping after they said he drove off with a baby girl who remained missing for several hours Saturday. The man’s identity will not be released until after he has an initial bail review hearing with a District Court commissioner, said Sgt. Andrea Bylen, a county police spokeswoman. Police had issued a public request for help in locating the 1-year-old girl after the man took her just before 1 p   Read More ...
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Police: Three arrested for making up kidnapping story after assault outside Dari Mart
Police: Three arrested for making up kidnapping story after assault outside Dari Mart SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police arrested three people who they say made up a kidnapping story after an assault outside a Springfield Dari Mart. Officers responded to the store on Rainbow Drive Friday morning on the report of a kidnapping. A 23-year-old man, William Brady, and 24-year-old woman, Marlena Brady, apparently told police that a man outside the store grabbed their 3-year-old daughter and was trying to take her away when a woman named Connie Sue Howlett was able to get her back   Read More ...
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Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager
Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker. Tune in to KSLA News 12 at 6 for the latest on the story, streaming live online and on the KSLA News 12 mobile apps. Police say 28-year-old Ivory Carl Myles was arrested Friday afternoon in Beaumont, Texas and is charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the incident at the Burger King in the 4900 block of Barksdale Boulevard   Read More ...
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Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping mana - | WBTV Charlotte
Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping mana - | WBTV Charlotte BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker. Tune in to KSLA News 12 at 6 for the latest on the story, streaming live online and on the KSLA News 12 mobile apps. Police say 28-year-old Ivory Carl Myles was arrested Friday afternoon in Beaumont, Texas and is charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the incident at the Burger King in the 4900 block of Barksdale Boulevard   Read More ...
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Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager
Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker. Tune in to KSLA News 12 at 6 for the latest on the story, streaming live online and on the KSLA News 12 mobile apps. Police say 28-year-old Ivory Carl Myles was arrested Friday afternoon in Beaumont, Texas and is charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the incident at the Burger King in the 4900 block of Barksdale Boulevard   Read More ...
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Alabama kidnapping suspect caught in Ohio
Alabama kidnapping suspect caught in Ohio DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Decatur is in custody after nearly two months on the run. Police say the victim reported that 21-year-old Trevonne Monte Jackson held her against her will on May 29. She said Jackson forced her into a vehicle then drove recklessly while trying to injure her. She said she was able to escape after he lost control and wrecked the vehicle   Read More ...
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Houston woman arrested in phony kidnapping-for-ransom scheme across three states
A Houston woman was arrested Thursday on federal charges in what authorities called a "virtual" kidnapping-for-ransom scheme that targeted 39 families across three states, including two families in The Woodlands. Yanette Rodriguez Acosta, 34, also known as Yanette Patino, is accused of picking up ransom payments in the Houston area from parents who believed their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed if they didn't send money   Read More ...
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Updated: Texas woman arrested in tri-state 'virtual kidnapping' plot
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... HOUSTON — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released. Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud   Read More ...
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Police searching for man accused of kidnapping teen from Dallas, forcing her into prostitution
Police searching for man accused of kidnapping teen from Dallas, forcing her into prostitution Updated 5:48 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017 Police are searching for a 22-year-old man who is accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Dallas and forcing her into prostitution in Houston. According to court documents filed in Harris County District Court, Trevien Thomas of Fresno is charged with traffickings of persons. The documents allege Thomas, also known as "Triggah," met the teenager in a motel room on May 20, 2016 and got her into a car by smoking an unidentified substance with her   Read More ...
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Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping
Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping URBANA, Illinois — Brendt Christensen pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a University of Illinois student from China. Several members of Zhang’s family attended the arraignment, including her father and an aunt. Her boyfriend was also in the room at the federal court in Urbana. Judge Eric Long asked Christensen questions about his mental health, whether he was under a doctor’s care or had ever been in a hospital   Read More ...
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Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping
Missing Chinese student: Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping Yingying Zhang is missing and presumed dead, authorities say Suspect Brendt Christensen is scheduled to go to trial in September Urbana, Illinois (CNN)Brendt Christensen pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a University of Illinois student from China. Several members of Zhang's family attended the arraignment, including her father and an aunt   Read More ...
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No contest plea for woman accused of kidnapping slain half-sister's children
No contest plea for woman accused of kidnapping slain half-sister's children LOS ANGELES – A woman accused of pleaded no contest on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Brittney Sue Humphrey was accused of kidnapping Kimberly Harvill's three children – ages 5, 3, and 2 - then abandoning them in a New Mexico motel room. Humphrey's boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, 27, and Alex Valdez, 29, are charged with murdering Harvill, whose body was discovered in a remote area of Gorman on Aug   Read More ...
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Suspect pleads not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar
Suspect pleads not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brendt Christensen is accused of kidnapping 26-year-old Yingying Zhang on June 9 in Urbana, 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. He is a recent graduate student in physics at the university. Under questioning Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long, Christensen revealed he is taking Klonopin "as an anti-depressant   Read More ...
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Texas woman arrested in tri-state 'virtual kidnapping' plot
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say they've arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released. Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It's not clear if she has a lawyer   Read More ...
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Texas woman arrested in tri-state 'virtual kidnapping' plot
HOUSTON (AP) - Federal authorities say they've arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released. Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It's not clear if she has a lawyer to comment on her behalf   Read More ...
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Texas woman arrested in tri-state 'virtual kidnapping' plot
HOUSTON (AP) - Federal authorities say they've arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released. Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It's not clear if she has a lawyer to comment on her behalf   Read More ...
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O.J. Simpson granted parole for 2007 armed robbery, kidnapping case
O.J. Simpson granted parole for 2007 armed robbery, kidnapping case CARSON CITY, Nev. – O.J. Simpson will soon be a free man after appearing before a parole board in Nevada. “Juice,” as he was known in his football heyday, is nine years into a nine-to-33-year sentence after his conviction in a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. But Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal in the grisly slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in what was called the “trial of the century   Read More ...
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Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty
Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar to the University of Illinois from Southeast China, who disappeared on June 9   Read More ...
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Police nab gang accused of multiple kidnaps at casinos in Manila
Police nab gang accused of multiple kidnaps at casinos in Manila (CNN)Police in the Philippines have arrested dozens of suspects in a major crackdown on kidnapping gangs targeting rich foreigners in Manila. The case came to light after a 48-year-old Singaporean woman who police identified as Wu Yan was kidnapped on July 17 while playing baccarat at Solaire Resorts and Casino in Pasay City, Metro Manila. According to a police statement, Wu was approached by two men who befriended her and encouraged her to come and play with them at another casino nearby   Read More ...
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‘Hard 50’ life sentence ordered in kidnapping and murder of Overland Park teen
‘Hard 50’ life sentence ordered in kidnapping and murder of Overland Park teen The convicted killer of an Overland Park teenager has been re-sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. Joseph Mattox was one of three men convicted in the 2009 kidnapping and killing of 18-year-old Keighley Alyea. He was previously sentenced to the same Hard 50 term, but earlier this year, the Kansas Supreme Court threw out the sentence because a judge, and not a jury, had imposed the sentence   Read More ...
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N.J. man arrested in Wilson is wanted on kidnapping charge
N.J. man arrested in Wilson is wanted on kidnapping charge The 45-year-old man arrested Wednesday night in Wilson Borough is wanted on kidnapping and two other charges out of Elizabeth, New Jersey, borough police report. Derek Edwards, of Elizabeth, was arrested just after 11 p.m. at 1554 Northampton St. in the borough, not far from the Easton border. Elizabeth police contacted local authorities on Wednesday after Edwards' cellphone pinged in Easton, Wilson, Palmer Township and Forks Township, borough Detective Jason Hillis said   Read More ...
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17-year-old girl found safely after kidnapping, carjacking, but suspects still on the loose
17-year-old girl found safely after kidnapping, carjacking, but suspects still on the loose COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old girl kidnapped as part of a carjacking has been located safely. According to the sheriff's department, the three men approached a car parked at the 7600 block of Hunt Club Road with a man and a woman inside at around 1:30 a.m. Sheriff's deputies say the men pointed a gun at the man driving the car and ordered him to give them the vehicle   Read More ...
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Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnapping Singaporean woman
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners, mostly Chinese nationals, for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital. Police said the gang, believed to be a loan shark syndicate, was targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015 involving two groups composed of Chinese and Singaporean citizens. The 48-year-old Singaporean woman was kidnapped at the Solaire casino on July 17 and taken to a nearby hotel where she was beaten and threatened by her captors who demanded $180,000 for her release, the Bureau of Immigration said in a separate report   Read More ...
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Three kidnapped boys found safe, grandmother in custody
Three kidnapped boys found safe, grandmother in custody SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said authorities located three young missing boys after a kidnapping scare. Sheriff Chuck Wright said the suspect, 49-year-old Connie Littlejohn Sanders, drove her daughter and three grandchildren to Virginia College's campus on Highway 29 so her daughter, Sharita Richardson, could apply for school around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. While Richardson was inside, Wright said Sanders fled with the three boys   Read More ...
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Florida woman who authorities say was kidnapped and raped by honeymooners recalls ordeal
Florida woman who authorities say was kidnapped and raped by honeymooners recalls ordeal A Florida woman who was kidnapped and raped earlier this month says she is unsure how she will recover from the ordeal. Authorities say honeymooners Rashada Hurley and Timothy Lowe abducted and beat the woman at a Hialeah supermarket parking lot before driving her to a nearby motel and raping her. "This is definitely a life-changing situation, where I don't know how I'm ever going to get over this," the woman said Monday during an interview with WKMG   Read More ...
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