Kidnapping

December 27, 2018 - 12:12 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The family of a woman who a convicted kidnapper said he killed wants to find her body and have someone charged with a crime. A prosecutor said during Thomas Evans' guilty plea to kidnapping a 4-year-old Charleston girl in September that he told the FBI he stabbed his...
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December 25, 2018 - 5:22 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A regional governor in Cameroon says armed English-speaking separatists attacked a French-speaking town, killing one person, kidnapping 15 others and burning 86 homes in the country's restive North West region. Governor Augustine Awah Fonka said the attack on Monday was the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, former Late Night talk show host David Letterman waves during a political rally in Muncie, Ind. A man once accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. (Jordan Kartholl/The Star Press via AP,File)
December 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday that Kelly Allen Frank...
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December 21, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina sheriff's deputies have been suspended for not following up on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused in the death of a teenage girl. News outlets report the Robeson County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that Maj. Anthony Thompson...
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December 20, 2018 - 7:46 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The death penalty is not off the table for a Navy veteran charged with killing a Virginia woman whose kidnapping inspired the creation of an Amber Alert-like system for missing adults. Eric Brian Brown was arrested last year in connection with the September 2017 kidnapping of 19...
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December 18, 2018 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in Maryland and Washington, D.C., say a second man accused in the kidnapping and rape of a Maryland woman has been arrested in North Carolina. News outlets report D.C. police say 29-year-old Mark Blue was arrested Monday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Authorities...
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December 12, 2018 - 3:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Brazilian couple to minimal prison sentences for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson, who has been living in Brazil for the last five years after being taken from Texas. Carlos Guimaraes was sentenced to three months in prison while his wife...
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December 10, 2018 - 4:10 am
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student. News outlets report U.S. Army veteran Courtney Lockhart has a Dec. 17 hearing in Opelika, Alabama, prompted by a 2015 appeal request...
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This undated photo provided by Robeson County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Ray McLellan. A statement issued by the FBI says McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar. The 34-year-old McLellan faces first degree murder and other charges. He is being held without bond in the Robeson County Detention Center. He will appear in court at the Robeson County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Robeson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 5:52 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia...
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Murtaza Ahmadi, a Lionel Messi fan, poses with Lionel Messi's shirt, at his relative's home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
December 07, 2018 - 11:51 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. Since...
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