Delaware inmates sentenced in guard’s killing during riot
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three convicted killers already serving life terms were sentenced Friday for their roles in a deadly riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison, bringing a close to a...
Mother of murdered woman sues accused man for $2 million
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a slain woman and her toddler is suing the man accused in their deaths for $2 million.
The Statesman Journal reports the wrongful death lawsuit was filed...
Georgia police: Convicted child molester faces new charges
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia detective says that a man accused of dragging a boy behind a vacant building and trying to sexually assault him was previously convicted of child...
2 men facing charges for murder, leaving body at museum
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping another 18-year-old whose body was found outside a Civil War museum has been charged with murder.
Severely malnourished teen’s dad, stepmom plead not guilty
CLEVELAND (AP) — A severely malnourished 13-year-old boy fed a strict vegan diet of fruit and nuts by his parents and weighing just 65 pounds (30 kilograms) resembled a concentration camp survivor...
Delaware man accused of hitting wife accused in kidnapping
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is accused of beating his wife, who's accused of kidnapping her 8-year-old daughter and trying to poison her ex-husband with a milkshake.
Authorities: Kidnapping suspect hid in woman’s car
BANKS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Hillsboro, Oregon, man has been arrested after hiding inside a woman's car for hours and forcing her back inside when she tried to escape.
Jury finds ex-convict guilty of murdering Omaha woman
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has found an ex-convict guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old Omaha woman.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the jury took...
Woman pleads guilty to starving, caging 11-year-old girl
ALBANY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri woman who handcuffed an 11-year-old girl to a cage and starved her for a more than a year will be sentenced in October after pleading guilty to two counts...
Deputy: West Virginia couple on meth hallucinates kidnapping
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a couple was hallucinating while smoking methamphetamine when they falsely reported a hostage situation.
Sheriff: Florida man arrested after molesting 9-year-old
SAFTEY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man has been accused of kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old girl.
A news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says...
Man accused in girlfriend’s death reaches plea deal
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Sturgis man accused of hiring others to kidnap and kill his girlfriend has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
The Rapid City Journal reports 30-year-old Jonathan...
New sentencing date set for man involved in grisly killing
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A new sentencing hearing has been set for a man convicted of helping to cover up the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb.
2 deputies, suspect shot; suspect identified
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A domestic incident and subsequent pursuit turned violent in Mississippi with two sheriff's deputies and the suspect shot.
Oklahoma City officer arrested after domestic disturbance
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma police officer has been arrested on several charges relating to a domestic incident that occurred last weekend.
Iowa man accused of kidnapping, taking nude photos of girl
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa have charged a man with kidnapping and abusing a 4-year-old girl.
Council Bluffs police say officers were investigating a report of a...
Death of child who was reported kidnapped ruled a homicide
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say the death of a toddler who reportedly was kidnapped near Pittsburgh last weekend has been ruled a homicide.
But a cause of death for Nalani Johnson won't be...
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- Portage Daily RegisterElroy man allegedly kidnaps Plymouth woman before she escapes in BarabooJuly 23, 2019
- Baraboo News RepublicElroy man allegedly kidnaps Plymouth woman before she escapes in BarabooJuly 23, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsMan accused of abducting girlfriend, telling her “I’ll kill you if you leave”July 13, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldArmed robbery suspect has a date with Mohave County Superior CourtJuly 4, 2019
Oregon man sentenced to 10 years for kidnap, sexual assault
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman he met at a coin laundry.
Man gets 88 years for kidnap after wild California RV chase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who led police on a wild RV chase with his young children last year has been sentenced to more than 88 years in prison.
Police: Washington man attacked woman, tried to rob reporter
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say that over two days a Washington state man attacked a woman at her home and attempted to rob a television reporter in her car.
Missing child reported kidnapped found dead; autopsy planned
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The body of a missing toddler reported kidnapped near Pittsburgh over the weekend was found Tuesday in a park in a neighboring county.
Washington man sues state for 9-year sex predator detention
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man is suing for what he says was wrongful confinement for nine years in Washington state's facility for sexually violent predators.
Police: Utah man held ex-girlfriend hostage for several days
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Police have arrested a Utah man who they say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and held her hostage for several days in his basement.
Woman charged with kidnapping toddler blames father
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of driving off with a toddler as her father got out of the car has alleged the dad told her to deliver the kid to another woman because he had "sold" his...
Man who was 16 at time of killing ruled eligible for parole
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man who was 16 when he was arrested on charges he kidnapped and killed a restaurant custodian in North Carolina will be eligible for parole after a judge ruled in his...
Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, assaulting elderly couple
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assaulting an elderly couple. He faces at least 17 years in prison.
Man held on possible kidnapping charges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is accused of kidnapping a woman and driving around with her in his pickup truck for several hours.
Suspect in elderly mother’s kidnapping returned to Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man who was arrested in California as a suspect in the kidnapping of his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home has been returned to Nevada to face criminal...
Texas man gets life in abduction where FBI killed hostage
CONROE, Texas (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison on an aggravated robbery charge in the 2018 Houston-area abduction that ended with an FBI agent fatally shooting the hostage during...
Rape victim sues sheriff, alleges deputies failed to protect
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman who was kidnapped and raped is suing local law enforcement officials who she says failed to protect her from a known threat.
Man accused of murder faces kidnapping charges after capture
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) —
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 38-year-old Steven James Mauldin of Bremen was arrested Wednesday in Coweta County.
Kentucky editorial roundup
Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:
The Bowling Green Daily News on the plea entered by the suspect in the death of a 7-year-old Kentucky girl:
South Carolina man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of raping and beating a woman on a trip to Maine has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping.
The woman told investigators that Dustin Beach, of...
Court strikes down Montana man’s kidnapping conviction
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Montana man convicted of murder more than three decades ago and who was initially sentenced to death could be released from prison soon.
Man accused of kidnapping, rape after posing as life coach
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A man has been accused of posing as a life coach before kidnapping, raping and assaulting a woman near Portland.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says...
Woman charged with kidnapping car dealer during test drive
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge set bond at $20,000 for a woman accused of kidnapping a car dealer during a test drive in Spokane.
KXLY-TV reports 32-year-old Kasandra Ayala was arrested on...
Life sentence upheld for man convicted of child sex assault
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has declined to reduce the 204-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting children.
Kentucky man pleads guilty in 7-year-old girl’s death
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 7-year-old girl.
News outlets report Timothy Madden of Scottsville entered the plea Saturday in Allen County...
Omaha Police: Man who fired shots at officers found dead
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a man who fired shots at officers trying to arrest him has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Police say officers sought to serve a California...
North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence to a man whose girlfriend cut the baby from the womb of an unsuspecting neighbor, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled...
Man pleads not guilty to targeting, assaulting Iowa teen
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An El Salvador national accused of dragging a teenage girl he didn't know into a house and sexually assaulting her has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Shots fired at Omaha officers serving warrant; no injuries
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say officers serving a search warrant in north-central Omaha had shots fired at them, but no one was injured.
Arizona man convicted of sexually assaulting 2 babysitters
PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women he hired to babysit his children at different times in 2017.
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury also found...
Police: Boy jumped from truck to escape from kidnapper
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy jumped from a moving vehicle to get away from a man after accepting a ride home from school with him.
Prosecutor: Patrol officer accused of trying to entice child
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Cleveland police officer has been charged with attempted kidnapping for trying to entice a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for a school...
Police: Woman safe after kidnapping report
LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they followed pings from a cellphone in a kidnapping case to find a woman who texted 911, and they later arrested a suspect.
Police: Woman safe after kidnapping report
LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman who texted authorities to say she'd been kidnapped has been found safe.
The Kennebec Journal reports that state police officers followed pings...
Suspect in Utah student’s death charged in 2018 assault
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highly publicized arrest of a man in the killing of a Utah college student this summer prompted a woman to come forward and report that he had sexually abused her during...