BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of being part of a Libyan extremist group and extorting money through kidnappings, officials said Friday.
Federal prosecutors said the man, a Libyan citizen identified only as Ahmed B.
FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury indicted Maryland police officer Philip Dupree on charges of kidnapping, perjury and misconduct in office.
The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office said Dupree, an officer from Fairmont Heights, conducted an illegal traffic stop late at night in Washington, which is outside his jurisdiction, in August 2019.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland rideshare driver has been accused of raping and kidnapping a passenger.
KOIN-TV reports the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Omar Al Naser was arrested Tuesday at his Beaverton home on four charges related to an alleged incident on Oct.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean court on Tuesday increased the prison sentence for six former soldiers convicted in one of the most notorious killings by the former military dictatorship — the kidnapping, torture and murder of folk singer Víctor Jara— as well as that of a government official.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged in Southern California with kidnapping his 3-year-old son and sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece after authorities said he drove across the country with the children.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A man and woman face charges for allegedly restraining a man while striking and burning him in Cedar Falls.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 46-year-old Donovan James Danielson and 32-year-old Nicole Elise Sage could face life in prison if convicted.
BEIJING (AP) — China says five of its citizens have been kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo.
The Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online message service that the five were abducted early Sunday from the site in South Kivu province that borders Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.
PORTER, Ind. (AP) — An officer was seriously injured Saturday after a kidnapping suspect drove at three police cars, hitting one head-on, during a chase in northwest Indiana, police said.
Indiana State Police say they received a call around 7 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent doctor was kidnapped and killed in northern Afghanistan, his family said Saturday.
Mohamed Nader Alemi was abducted two months ago in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, and his kidnappers demanded a ransom for his release, his son Roheen Alemi said.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The seeming abduction of a 15-year-old Northern California girl was a prank by her boyfriend, police said.
An Amber Alert was issued for the Vallejo teenager after family members reported she was taken Wednesday by several men in Santa Rosa and gas station security video showed her being shoved into a minivan that sped off.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A missing Tennessee child has been found safe in California and his father is in custody, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday.
Three-year-old Noah Clare had been the subject of an Amber Alert, and a car associated with the alert was spotted in Arizona on Tuesday.
BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) — Two men were charged with first-degree murder Wednesday after human remains found at a southwest Missouri home were identified as a missing woman who was photographed partially nude inside a cage, authorities said.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A 41-year-old man is accused of killing three people, including a child, at an apartment complex in central Florida, investigators said.
Deputies found two adults and a child at the complex in the Buenaventura Lakes community near Kissimmee, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López said in a news conference on Tuesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A vehicle sought in an Amber Alert involving a missing 3-year-old Tennessee boy has been spotted in western Arizona, authorities said Tuesday.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the vehicle was seen on State Route 95 heading toward Parker, Arizona near the California border.
LENNON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was a teenager in 1997 was arrested in the death of an 88-year-old woman, a slaying that was unsolved for nearly 25 years.
Mary Prieur emigrated from Czechoslovakia when she was a child and had a candy business in Flint.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two leaders of an extremist Jewish sect were convicted Wednesday of kidnapping and child sexual exploitation crimes, prosecutors said.
In a release, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announced the verdict against Nachman Helbrans and Mayer Rosner.
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — The charge against a 61-year-old man accused of holding a 16-year-old girl captive until a driver on a Kentucky interstate noticed her using a distress signal made popular on TikTok has been increased to kidnapping.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former probation officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for her role in the kidnapping and killing of a Minneapolis real estate agent.
A Hennepin County jury in September found Elsa Segura, 29, of Fridley, guilty of aiding and abetting premeditated first-degree murder in the New Year's Eve 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four men face charges in Rhode Island after authorities say they kidnapped a postal worker who they mistakenly believed had stolen a shipment of their cocaine.
The Boston Globe reports the men were engaged in a scheme to ship drugs from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island and became convinced the mail man had stolen one of their packages.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of raping women near Sacramento freeway interchanges several years ago has been arrested after investigators used DNA technology and genealogy websites to zero in on him.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for killing a man last year.
A judge on Thursday sentenced 39-year-old Jeremy Shuflat, who pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder and kidnapping.
A Montreal man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday in Vermont to being part of an effort to smuggle 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of cocaine from Peru to Vermont and then to Canada in a plot that prosecutors say was connected to the kidnapping of an older New York couple last year.
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with abducting and killing a woman who had been celebrating her 23rd birthday at a Boston nightclub will not face the death penalty, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Lyft driver in Mississippi’s capital city was forced to crawl into the woods, where she was shot and her car stolen, authorities said.
The driver was in surgery Tuesday afternoon after the passenger opened fire and took her vehicle, news outlets reported.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Four men have pleaded guilty to attacking the owner of a South Carolina convenience store chain and his wife as part of a long-planned robbery.
Warren Willis was beaten and kidnapped as he left his W.E.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in Nigeria's capital abducted six people from the staff quarters of a university, officials said Tuesday. It was the first attack of its kind in Abuja since a wave of school kidnappings began in the country more than a year ago.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of kidnapping and killing his 2-year-old child appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court.
The Columbian reports police arrested Gustavo Enrique Villalobos Carranza, 31, early Sunday morning on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and unlawful use of a weapon.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Wole Soyinka, Nigeria's Nobel-winning author, sees his country's many problems — misgoverning politicians, systemic corruption, violent extremists, and kidnapping bandits — yet he does not despair.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who helped in the deadly kidnapping of a Chinese man from a Los Angeles-area shopping mall was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in federal prison.
Anthony Valladares, 29, of Pasadena, was sentenced a year after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to kidnap Ruochen “Tony" Liao of Santa Ana.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry condemned gangs and kidnappings in a prerecorded address posted Friday in which he also reassured Haitians that the country was not running out of fuel despite severe shortages that have frustrated millions and sparked recent strikes.
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — More than 100 people have been arrested in a Florida human trafficking investigation that focused on victims who might be forced into prostitution, a sheriff said Thursday.
The arrests were the culmination of a six-day undercover operation that involved several law enforcement agencies, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference.
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Eight people face charges after a North Carolina couple was kidnapped and assaulted, a sheriff's office said.
GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday.
On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County sheriff's deputies that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint and held for about 26 hours by an acquaintance, John Roudybush, 59, of rural Glen Elder, the KBI said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious organization whose 17 missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti almost a week ago defended its work in dangerous places on Tuesday.
The statement from Christian Aid Ministries comes as U.S.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a man accused in a fatal shooting and hostage situation in Jerauld County.
According to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, law enforcement officers responded to a Wessington Springs house early Sunday on a report of a man holding a female hostage following a fatal shooting inside the residence.
HART, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered Sunday in a small Michigan town to pray for the safe release of a local family among 17 members of a missionary group kidnapped by a gang in Haiti more than a week ago.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s capital has been brought to the brink of exhaustion by fuel shortages, after staggering along despite an earthquake, the assassination of the president, gang violence and mass kidnappings.
PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily, keeping the people onboard at sea for days.
PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right plot to attack vaccination centers, a masonic lodge and other targets.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a food delivery driver’s minivan with the driver’s two toddlers inside has been indicted by a grand jury in San Francisco on 12 counts including kidnapping, carjacking and robbery.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Seminole man who was a member of a Native American prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to separate homicides, federal prosecutors announced.
Matthew Onesimo Armstrong, 32, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and to using a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the May 2015 killing of Scotty Candler.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — When Doris Michel steps outside her home in Haiti, she packs her bulletproof vest and tries to use a bulletproof car.
Ever since her father was kidnapped last month in the capital of Port-au-Prince, the 34-year-old Haitian-American woman won’t take any chances.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The usually chaotic streets of Haiti’s capital were quiet and largely empty Monday as thousands of workers angry about the nation’s lack of security went on strike in protest two days after 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group were abducted by a violent gang.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to a prison treatment program for what prosecutors said was her role in a violent kidnapping and torture case.
Seventh District Judge Bruce Pickett said Laura Zamudio, 30, would spend up to four years in prison if she fails to complete the program, EastIdahoNews.com reported Monday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old.
WINDYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fire Marshal's office has ruled that a fire at the Dallas County home of a suspect in the disappearance of a woman was a second-degree arson.
The home between Lebanon and Buffalo was destroyed in a fire Oct.
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for an Afghan man awaiting trial in Manhattan federal court on charges that he commanded the Taliban fighters responsible in the killing of three American soldiers said Friday it was “preposterous" to charge his client in deaths that occurred in a war the U.S.