Kidnapping

February 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
RICHMOND,Va. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of a gang leader serving life in prison for the botched kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor that ended with her father's abduction. The Fourth Circuit court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Kelvin Melton, who argued that the...
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This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior secretary says the rise of Hatib Sawadjaan, who is blamed for orchestrating a suicide bombing in a cathedral last month that killed 23 people on Jolo Island, shows that ISIS would latch on desperately to any militant who could provide a sanctuary and armed fighters as its last strongholds crumble in Syria. (Philippine National Police via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 8:51 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training. Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to represent himself at trial. The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case of Tony Von Carruthers. Carruthers and an accomplice were arrested...
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February 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya's capital, the Tunisian government said. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday night that the hostages had been seized Thursday in the town of Zawiva by...
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Jake Patterson appears for a brief hearing in Barron County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Barron, Wis. Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and Denise Closs on Oct. 15 and kidnapping their daughter , Jayme Closs, from their Barron home. Jayme escaped on Jan. 10, after 88 days.(Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)
February 06, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, "I love you," moments after he was ordered to stand trial. Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and Denise Closs...
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January 30, 2019 - 4:22 am
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Carolina say a Sumter teen faked his own kidnapping and led his mother to believe he'd be killed if she didn't pay $130. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 19-year-old Emmanuel Franklin was arrested Sunday and charged with...
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January 29, 2019 - 3:41 pm
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenager in Mississippi last year is in custody after being arrested in Atlanta. Moss Point police told news outlets Tuesday that 32-year-old Jimmy David Williams was arrested last month in Georgia. Chief...
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January 28, 2019 - 10:35 am
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Monday morning. Last night at approx. 10:00 PM, this agency received information from the Vienna Police Department in West Virginia that a vehicle with an Alabama tag may be traveling through our jurisdiction, and that it...
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January 24, 2019 - 10:00 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The lawyer for one of Norway's richest men whose missing wife was allegedly abducted said Thursday they have received a message believed to come from those "in control of" her. Lawyer Svein Holden says it was received Jan. 16, but "didn't include a sign" that Anne-...
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Victor Pena, left, is arraigned on kidnapping charges at the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court in Charlestown, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Pena, who has been charged with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman in Boston has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and will be held without bail. (Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
January 23, 2019 - 3:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman in Boston sobbed in court Wednesday as he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Victor Pena is accused of holding Olivia Ambrose against her will in his apartment, where police found her on Tuesday. Ambrose had been...
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