With the sentencing of Ramon Virola, decided to take a look at the new updates
A few corrections:
-Obviously Brett Bowyer was still a fugitive when you wrote Kenneth Freeman's capture summary, but he is now of course an indirect capture.
-As angry as I am at Lifetime for cancelling AMW, I still think it was a historical significance in the show's history that Antonio Barnes and Earl Jackson were the show's first Lifetime captures. Just my opinion you might want to mention it as much as I now feel Lifetime sucks for cancelling them.
Cory "Shuga Shaft" Smith #834 was NOT convicted of having a prostitution ring nor did he specialize in girls 14-17 years in age. He is a legitimate and well known artist. He is a devoted father with a loving family and many loyal fans.
The California Department Of Corrections website lists a "Cory Lancelin Smith" as being currently incarcerated in Folsom Prison since 2005. I also found a court document that mentions he was sentenced to at least 50 years.
John Steven Huggins, #478, Jly 8, 1997 The Unknown Carla Larson killer. In June 1997, a woman had been abducted from a Florida supermarket, and the body was quickly found. She had been strangled, and her jewelry had been stolen. AMW tipsters identified the killer as a DisneyWorld tourist named John Steven Huggins, and cops busted him in Maryland. Today he sits on Florida's death row.
The tipster who busted John Huggins was actually his wife, Angel. She saw the AMW profile of the Larson murder and started realizing that the murder happened during their Florida vacation, and after the day of the murder, her husband began acting really odd. She called AMW when she realized there was no way it was all a coincidence and had him arrested. Sure enough, her hunch was right.
Allen Booten, #493, Nvb 5, 1997 The Unknown Jason Crawford killer. Busted in Texas. Details are unknown.
Based on the brief portion of reenactment I've seen of the case, Jason Crawford and an unidentified friend were intentionally run off the road while driving their car. The car hit a tree, killing Jason but the friend survived. Based on the description of the car, police got a ton of tips identifying Alan Booten as the driver. I can't find the article anymore, but I'm fairly certain I read somewhere that Booten killed himself as police were coming in.
David Mitchell, #497, Jnr 9, 1998 Arrested in Georgia for bank robbery. Details are unknown.
David Mitchell was a serial bank robber wanted out of Minnesota. Mitchell was so brazen, after he'd commit a robbery he would ditch his disguise then grab a meal at a restaurant near the crime scene. He robbed so many banks, he realized he didn't have anywhere to store the money, so he buried it in the woods behind his house. He was also wanted for shooting an armored car driver during another robbery. After his capture, he was acquitted of the shooting since he apparently wasn't even in the state at the time (His quote from the interview with AMW was something to the effect of "This is what got me on America's Most Wanted, and I didn't even do it!") but he was convicted of armed robbery. I believe he's out of prison by now, but I don't know for sure. AMW had a jailhouse interview with him back in 2002, where they tried to get him to reveal where the money was. He initially said he couldn't tell, then backtracked and said he spent it all. AMW asked tipsters to call in if they knew where the money was, since the FBI was apparently offering a reward for information or something like that.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 14, 2013 13:08:25 GMT -5
Not sure if you feel it's worthy of adding to your capture summery but an interesting fact about #430 Paul Dejongh is now coming out in the media. He was in a relationship with a woman named Anna Warren who was arrested in related to the murder. Her charges were dropped after not enough sufficient evidence was found.
Anna Warren it turns out, is now Anna Benson. The outspoken-reality tv wife of former baseball star Kris Benson.
But wait.... it gets weirder.
Now the actual AMW segment has been put out on Deadspin
How this managed to not be found out until now is beyond me:
Leroy and Kathleen Chasson, #71/#72, Spt 22, 1989 During a drug deal discussion, Leroy stabbed a man to death. In 1982, his wife Kathleen helped him escape a hospital. AMW tips led cops to Colorado, where Leroy either shot himself dead or was killed in a shootout, but Kathleen was taken alive.
Leroy Chasson was killed in a shootout with police. An officer posed as a new neighbor to confirm that Chasson was there, and when the officer revealed who he was, Chasson pulled out his own gun and a shootout began. Kathleen Chasson was at work when the shootout happened. She learned that Leroy was dead after watching a news report, and surrendered to police once she found out what happened.
Shelly Rose Godwin, #95, Fbr 7, 1990 In June 1987, her husband, a convicted murderer serving a long sentence, pulled the incredible feat of breaking out of California's Folsom Prison with the help of several others, including Shelly. She was busted in Texas. A year after her arrest, Glen Stewart Godwin got arrested in Mexico, then allegedly murdered a fellow inmate before escaping again. Glen was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list in 1996 and is still out there.
Shelly Godwin was released in the early 90s. She was married and pregnant by the time she was arrested, and I think the judge gave her a suspended sentence.
James Edward Noel, #97, Fbr 26, 1990 After being charged with raping at least 5 women, he was paroled. In October 1989, he killed a woman in Los Angeles after failing in his attempts to rape her. He was busted in California and is now serving life with no chance of parole.
An odd piece of trivia about this case; the woman that was killed, Wendy Taar, was a co-manager at the apartment complex where she was killed. The manager of the apartment was Heidi Fleiss, who later became infamous in the 90s as the Hollywood Madam. Fleiss was actually interviewed by AMW when the story first aired, since she and Wendy were good friends.
Steve Edward Allen, #171, Spt 18, 1991 A gang banger. He killed a minor league baseball player turned rival gang banger in Los Angeles. He was busted in Illinois.
Steve Allen was released just two years after his capture. I think he either accepted a plea deal or was found guilty of a lesser charge, because he only served two years in prison. On his Final Justice profile, the victim's mother talked about how she felt cheated by the criminal justice system.
Linda Allende Santos and Emilio Carrasquillo Rosario, #193/#194, Mrc 17, 1992 Allende-Santos paid Carrasquillo-Rosario to kill her husband in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's unknown how the murder played out, but they fled to the American mainland and were busted in Florida.
Linda Allende hired Emilio Carrasquillo (her boyfriend) and another man (who I think was also her boyfriend) to kill her husband. I believe he was driving down the street when one of the guys cut him off in traffic and the other walked up to the car window and shot him in the head. The other man was caught before Allende and Carrasquillo disappeared, and I think police dropped the charges because he agreed to testify against both in court.
Bolton Mitchell, #258, Jly 10, 1993 A hitchhiker. One night, he abducted and robbed a school teacher, then forced her to watch as he firebombed her house. Cops found two wallets that he'd accidentally left behind, followed a paper trail, and named him the suspect. He was busted in Florida.
The victim in Bolton Mitchell's case was a man, and the abduction happened during the day as he was driving to school. The victim was actually tied up and blindfolded inside his bedroom while his house burned to the ground. Mitchell's walk of shame sometimes appears in capture montages; he's the one who headbutts the camera.
Martin Rasim Bulichi, #297, Oct 30, 1993 A self-employed machinist. In August 1993, two men in his Washington State neighborhood renovated their garage into a makeshift disco hall. The loud music led to an argument between the men and Rasim-Bulichi. It quickly got out of hand, and he killed both of them with gunshots to the head. He found out he was scheduled for an AMW airing 3 days before the show, and surrendered in Snohomish, Washington. He got life with no chance of parole.
While the two men did live next door to Bulichi, the victims were one of the men and a female friend. The reenactment showed Bulichi simply walking through the front door (which was unlocked) and going straight to the garage where he shot and killed both of them.
Dereck Owens, #482, Spt 7, 1997 Busted in California. Details are unknown.
Owens took part in an armed bank robbery in Lompoc, California. During the robbery, a man on crutches and a woman walked in. The man was shot in the leg, and when the woman ran out of the bank, one of the robbers followed her and shot her dead in the parking lot. After seeing himself on AMW, Owens surrendered. A second suspect, Shauncy Bowen, was later captured indirectly. His segment is actually on YouTube (look up "Christine Orciuch" and you should find it).
Kathleen Ann Soliah, #572, Jne 16, 1999 A soldier for the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1976, she planted bombs under 2 LAPD officer's cars. Though they failed to detonate, one of her targets quit the force to avoid the risk of a second attack. Over the next 22 years, she started over in a quiet suburb in St Paul, Minnesota, where she'd been living an ordinary middle-class American life raising 3 children under the alias Sarah Jane Olson... but an AMW tipster recognized her after the SLA special was aired on the show. Cops were ready to roll on James William Kilgore, who was nabbed as an empty capture in November 2002.
Soliah/Olson was released in 2010 or 2011. A paperwork glitch accidentally freed her in 2009 and she had to be re-arrested.
James Richard Bennett, #669, May 16, 2001 He continually raped his 2 daughters, starting in 1987 when the younger was 2 years old. He was charged out of New York and Missouri. The abuse lasted for 9 years until the girls were recovered during a cross-country road trip in 1996. After at least 6 airings starting in 1994, a tipster busted him in Lakewood, Colorado, where he was recovering after a heart attack.
I'm fairly certain James Bennett died sometime within the past 5-6 years. Not long ago I looked him up on the New York Department of Corrections website and it said he never finished his sentence, but also never said he was released or paroled.
I'll go through the rest and see if I can find anything else.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 15, 2013 12:00:48 GMT -5
Excited to see you're almost done 912th! Question though, in regards to the Jonathan May capture, do we know for sure Brian White was captured? It seemed possible but he and Shawn Wood were mysteriously removed from the site with no articles about whether or not they were captured.
Last Edit: Jul 15, 2013 13:04:35 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by HeadMarshal on Aug 28, 2013 4:23:33 GMT -5
Someone uploaded the capture report of Billy Eugene Browning (#360) to Youtube. The report mentions that Browning was sent to prison for raping his 17-year old female cousin but escaped. He was caught in Tampa, Florida when his 12-year old neighbour recognized him on AMW.
UPDATE: All the first 100 captures are now listed!
David James Roberts, #1, Fbr 11, 1988 A master criminal out of Indiana and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In 1974, he murdered a couple and blew up their home, leaving their baby to die of smoke inhalation. A few months later, he raped a woman and set down her infant son just outside of her car, leaving the little boy to die of cold air exposure. He was caught and condemned to death, then he got commuted to 6 life terms. In October 1986, he escaped from prison. He was busted working as a coordinator for a homeless shelter in Staten Island, New York. He's currently serving 6 life terms as before he escaped.
Donald B Adams, #2, Mrc 17, 1988 In the last days of March 1987, he was out on parole following a robbery charge when he raped a woman in Massachusetts. He was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison for rape and parole violation, but was erroneously set free that November. AMW busted him in Boston, Massachusetts. He was relieved that his run was over because he could see his family again.
Paul Steven Mack, #3, Mrc 22, 1988 In 1987, he used pain killers to drug and rape a California beauty pageant champion. In order to finish her off, he deliberately overdosed her. It's likely he committed a similar sexual murder in Marion, Ohio. He was busted in Utah.
Karl "Fabulous" Dunstrom, Steven McMillian, and Kirk Bruce, #4/#5/#6, Apl 9/Apl 15, 1988 In January 1988, these three people burst into an apartment in Landover, Maryland with machine guns, sprayed bullets, and assassinated 5 crack gang members in a drug war dispute. Previously, in late November 1987, Dunstrom had also murdered a 17 year old boy in NYC. Dunstrom was busted in a basement in NYC after a brief struggle on April 9, 1988. On April 15, McMillian and Bruce were busted at McMillian's mother's house.
Curtis Ray Morgan, #7, Apl 21, 1988 During his marriage, he'd habitually beaten his wife and terrorized the rest of their family. In August 1987, he shot her father, a prominent Sun Valley, California gas station owner to death following the divorce. He was busted in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is serving 27 years to life.
James Charles Stark, #8, Apl 25, 1988 In May 1987, he shot a 19 year old girl to death in Alabama. In late February 1988, he kidnapped and raped a woman at gunpoint in Hemet, California. He was busted working at a car wash in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Steven Randall Dye, #9, May 20, 1988 In 1981, he killed a motorcyclist in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1986, he shot and wounded a man in a trailer in New Jersey. He saw himself on AMW, flagged down a San Diego cop, and identified himself. He was the first person to become an AMW Direct Result capture by surrendering.
Mark Austin Goodman, #10, May 17, 1988 A career criminal on the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list. He had robbed at least 10 banks in Oklahoma and escaped from at least 7 prisons. In Jupiter, Florida, an off-duty deputy who saw him on AMW spotted him outside a mall and arrested him.
William Joseph Walker, #11, May 20, 1988 Busted in Detroit, Michigan. Details are unknown.
John "Jack" Darrell Farmer, #12, May 30, 1988 The head of Chicago's "Little Mafia" and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives. He was a person of interest in 2 murders. When he was held on other charges related to the Little Mafia, he bound and gagged his defence attorney and fled an Illinois prison. He was busted in Illinois, working in a local food store warehouse.
Denice "Bobber" Stumpner (RELEASED), #13, Jne 29, 1988 A motorcycle gang banger. In 1983, he and several other men raped a woman in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He fled partway through the assault, but a co-conspirator slashed her throat a few minutes later. The very next year, he started working at a horse farm, and worked there until he was busted. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison and was released in early 2011.
Ronald Jenkins and Bridgett Green, #14/#15, Jly 1, 1988 In January 1988, they went on a shoplifting spree in Georgia. It hit a breaking point when Jenkins stabbed a department store security guard to death in Atlanta. They were busted together in Missouri, becoming the first couple busted together in the capture roster.
Robert Wayne Fisher, #16, Jly 17, 1988 In late August 1987, he shot his wife to death in Lake Charles, Louisiana, then fled a 175 Grand bond in January 1988. During his time on the run, he indecently abused a child. He was busted in El Centro, California, sleeping in a motel off of tips sent in to AMW by his roommates.
Fernando Garcia, #17, Ags 2, 1988 A convicted child abuser. In August 1987, he was babysitting a 3 year old girl in Dallas, TX. He raped her, tried to eat her alive, and beat her over the head before strangling her to death. He was busted working in an auto repair shop in Bangor, Maine. He was convicted and condemned to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
Leroy Carter, #18, Ags 18, 1988 A serial con artist and police impersonator. In April 1988, one old woman in New York lost more than 12 Grand. Though his introductory airing didn't yield a capture, a tipster saw a promotion that mentioned he was scheduled to be re-aired, and busted him in Harlem, New York.
Kevin Kelly and Kenneth Shannon, #19/#20, Ags 15, 1988 Over a few decades, the Westies gang had operated in NYC. These two were the last two alphas, the two most active racketeers from 1985 to 1988. They were wanted for extortion, loansharking, and murder (1 dead, 1 wounded). After they saw themselves on America's Most Wanted, and once they were sun tanned and well rested, they surrendered to FBI agents in a Manhattan, New York attorney's office.
Gregory Scarpa Jr, #21, Ags 29, 1988 The son of a New York City Columbo crime capo. He was charged with kidnapping, drug trafficking, extortion, and worst of all, 2 murders. A notorious organized crime higher-up, though not to the degree of his father. Busted in New Jersey.
James Ray Renton, #22, Spt 6, 1988 An Arkansas cop killer on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. He had escaped from several prisons starting in 1985. During a jailbreak in July 1988, he escaped a maximum security prison. He was busted in Austin, Texas, sleeping at night in a Salvation Army shelter barracks. He's now serving life without parole.
Joseph Kindler, #23, Spt 6, 1988 AMW's first capture outside the United States. In 1984, he murdered an 18 year old crime witness in Pennsylvania and was condemned to death. He managed to flee justice, then got re-arrested on other charges in Quebec, Canada. In 1986, he killed his cellmate and escaped the Quebec prison. He'd managed to land a job in St. John, Canada, but his co-workers were terrified of him when they saw him on AMW, so they called in the tip and busted him.
Terry Lee Johnson, #24, Spt 8, 1988 One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. In 1976, he murdered his former neighbor in Alabama because he wouldn't let Johnson hunt on his land. He escaped his trial in 1981, then got recaptured, then escaped from prison in 1986. He was busted in San Diego, California after brandishing a gun during a high-speed chase. He's now serving life in prison.
Frederick R Merrill, #25, Spt 22, 1988 In 1987, he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Connecticut. He escaped prison later that year. He was busted working at an apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada.
Lewis Wesley Barnes, #26, Spt 27, 1988 He was arrested in Marion County, Florida for the murders of 2 antique dealers. In April 1988, he escaped while awaiting trial. He was busted in Texas.
Donald Bruce Parsons, #27, Oct 27, 1988 Busted in Arizona. Details are unknown, but one rumor suggested he molested children.
Kirkton Moore and Raylene Brooks, #28/#29, Oct 27/Oct 28, 1988 In September 1988, Kirkton committed a drive-by shooting that wounded 3 people, with Raylene (born in circa 1971) as the getaway driver. A few minutes after the drive-by, he killed a police officer with an assault rifle. Just over a month after the 4 casualties, Kirkton and Raylene surrendered at a TV newsman's station in Hollywood, California. Kirkton was sentenced to 2 life terms with no parole. Raylene got 1/4 century to life, but rumors have been spreading of public desire for them to release Raylene, because she was still under 18 at the time of the shootings, and was not the triggerman.
Richard Yoshino, #30, Nvb 6, 1988 Aired on 10-30-988 and busted in California. Details are unknown, but one rumor suggested he was an escaped murderer.
Alvin Jackson, #31, Nvb 7, 1988 In Baltimore, he committed a crime spree during 1985 and 1986. He burglarized 3 buildings, robbed 8 people, raped 4 women, and made failed attempts at 2 people's lives. He was busted in Daytona Beach, Florida.
James Allen Malloy and James Malloy Jr, #32/#226, Nvb 17/Nvb 18, 1988 The elder Malloy was a carpenter sought for car theft and probation violation in Georgia. He was last seen with a man believed to have been murdered, but no body has ever been found. He was busted in Tampa, Florida. Based on Capture #226 sharing a given name and surname with capture #32, and because they were busted within 24 hours in Florida, Capture #226, James Malloy Jr was most likely James Allen Malloy's son and criminal accomplice, but AMW didn't accept credit for the younger Malloy's capture until the latter half of 1992, just under 4 years after he went down.
Michael Cooper, #33, Nvb 23, 1988 In Portland, Oregon, he posed as a pro football player. He raped 4 women in secluded locations, and tried but failed to rape a 5th victim. He was busted in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Steven Ray Stout, #34, Dcb 6, 1988 In January 1988, in Utah, he broke into a woman's home. When her 19 year old daughter returned home from work, he murdered both of them using a knife, a ball-peen hammer, and a Pepsi bottle. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list a few months later. And a few months after THAT, an AMW tipster busted him working as a handyman in Gulfport, Mississippi.
William and Rebecca Hewlett, #35/#36, Dcb 19, 1988 William was a bank robber and parole violator. After he fled, he graduated into a serial rapist. Both were persons of interest in the murder of a woman last seen with them in Tennessee. For these crimes, William Hewlett was added to the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list. They were busted in Mississippi.
Harold Hummel, #37, Dcb 22, 1988 A convicted murderer. He was imprisoned for bank robbery in Arizona, but escaped in July 1988. He was busted in the town of Syringa, Idaho.
Stanley Faison, #38, Dcb 24, 1988 A Detroit drug conspiracy doorman on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. In 1965, he bludgeoned a man to death and stole his car. In June of 1987, he stabbed a fellow drug dealer to death. On Christmas Eve 1988, he was busted in Detroit, Michigan, unarmed underneath a bed.
Rudy Blanusa, #39, Jnr 23, 1989 In October 1986, 2 brothers in Modesto, California accused Blanusa of robbing their house. He abducted the brothers and shot them dead. He was busted in Burnaby, Vancouver, Canada, working for a scaffolding company. He was sentenced to 35 years to life.
Frederick Raskin, #40, Fbr 1, 1989 An ex-lawyer. In March 1988, his wife filed for divorce. In April 1988, he shot her dead. Her body was found in Augusta, Georgia, in a warehouse, stuffed into a metal barrel. He was busted in Tampa, Florida, in a hotel that catered to transients.
Gene Allen Wasson, #41, Fbr 13, 1989 He was profiled in the winter of 1989 and arrested for murder in New Jersey. Details are unknown.
Darryl Lynn Templeton and Denise Susan Marino, #42/#43, Fbr 24, 1989 Templeton was a Southwestern Elvis impersonator. In May 1988, he kidnapped a woman from a Tucson, Arizona gas station, drove her to the open desert, and raped her before releasing her. Marino, the accomplice, accompanied Templeton and helped him flee to the east coast. They were busted in Spartanburg, Florida, where Templeton was playing gigs as a local singer named Bubba Caldron.
Vernon Earle, #44, Mrc 7, 1989 A convicted 1st-degree murderer and escapee on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. He was busted in Maryland. Details about his case are unknown.
Clarence Swanigan, #45, Mrc 14, 1989 In September 1988, he killed a cab driver in a wallet robbery. He was busted in Illinois. Prosecutors sought the death penalty at first, but they soon commuted his sentence to 6 decades.
Ronnie "The Colorado Prime Time Prowler" Hill, #46, Apl 5, 1989 He burglarized at least 25 Colorado homes during evening hours. His most distinct tactic was sneaking from room to room with the intent of avoiding notice. He was busted in Chula Vista, California.
Hector "Tombstone" Fragoso Burgueno, #47, Apl 21, 1989 In Sonora, Mexico, he killed a man for drug-related reasons, then kidnapped, tortured, and murdered 11 witnesses. He was a person of interest in a quintuple murder in Tucson, Arizona, but was never charged in that case. He was busted in a rural district of Pima County, Arizona. Convicted in Mexico, he got a slap to the wrist; a 3 decade sentence with rumors of temporary release privileges for holidays.
Robert Charles Witt, #48, Apl 25, 1989 He was charged with stealing 192 Grand in a credit union burglary, but escaped in 1987. He was busted in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Michael Douglas Taylor, #49, May 20, 1989 In California, he killed a jeweler and broke out of prison. After his escape, he kidnapped and tried to sexually murder a woman, but she survived. He then robbed 8 shoe stores and gas stations, then robbed some jewelry stores and fenced the jewels. He was busted in South Dakota. He was sentenced to life plus 1/4 century.
John Emil List, #50, Jne 1, 1989 A lawyer and accountant. In November 1971, he shot his wife, mother, and 3 teenage children to death in their crumbling 18 room mansion. In spring 1989, AMW hired Frank Bender to create an age-enhanced bust of what he might look like after more than 17 years. List was busted working as an accountant and attending church services in Richmond, Virginia. His appearance matched Bender's bust almost perfectly, glasses and all. Sentenced to life without parole, he died in March 2008.
John A D'Ambrosio, #51, Jne 10, 1989 An East Coast methamphetamines boss. He supplied meth to Pennsylvania, Florida, and New Jersey. In March 1988, one lab blew up, and he was indicted that May. He kept trafficking meth until he was busted in New Jersey, near the border to Pennsylvania.
Charles Jordan, #52, Jne 15, 1989 A disgraced US Customs service agent. From 1982 to 1988, he and 3 other agents leaked confidential law enforcement information to marijuana traffickers in Florida. Police quickly rounded up the other 3, but Jordan fled. He was busted in Wyoming.
Maurecio "El Gato" Aldana Acosta, #53, Jne 15, 1989 A former Los Angeles pro boxer. Somewhere along the way, he fell into drugs. He started losing matches frequently and his boxing record fell apart. In January 1989, he killed a fellow boxer in an argument. He was busted in Tijuana, Mexico, the first criminal in the capture roster to be caught south of the border.
Carl Burns and Kimberly Edwards, #54/#55, Jne 27, 1989 The two of them molested Burns' 6 year old daughter, but they fled their trial. They were busted in Florida.
Thomas "Possum" Dixon, #56, Jly 5, 1989 He was arrested in Texas for the 1987 murder of his ex-wife. Details on his case are unknown.
Teddy Unterreiner, #57, Jly 9, 1989 A Bay Area, California pedophile. He would volunteer as a student's tutor for SouthEast Asian boys, then molest them. There were at least 20 victims. His arrest warrant was issued in June 1988, but he fled. He was already in jail in Vancouver, Canada, for molesting a 10 year old Asian boy when an AMW tipster led law enforcement to him. He's the earliest fugitive in the capture roster that we know of who was busted serving time in another prison on newer charges.
Kelly "Sunshine" Loyd, #58, Jly 10, 1989 Her husband and she managed a Columbia, South Carolina brothel network that specialized in teen girls. Their signature tactic was convincing their victims to act as young as possible. The husband was arrested but Kelly fled. She was busted in the town of Hartsville, South Carolina.
Michael Lee Price, #59, Jly 24, 1989 He's now serving 2 life terms for 2 unrelated murders in Texas. Details are unknown.
Kendall Quinn Northern, #60, Jly 28, 1989 In January 1980, he, back then a 17 year old runaway, killed a taxi driver during a robbery in Utah. He escaped in October 1988. He was identified as an inmate in a Canadian jail. He served 2 years for the escape, and may have been released on a plea deal.
George Schleuder, #61, Jly 30, 1989 In April 1988, he burglarized a home in Mendocino, California, and raped the owner, a woman born in circa 1907. He was identified as an inmate in a Spokane, Washington prison.
Steven Ray Allen, #62, Ags 12, 1989 In December 1986, he abused and strangled his girlfriend's 3 year old son in Utah. In November 1987, he shot a man to death in a stolen property dispute in California. He was busted in Ravalli County, Idaho, roaming the mountains on a horse, badly malnourished. He got life in prison for the two killings.
Ray Warren, #63, Ags 25, 1989 Busted in Arizona. Details are unknown.
Charles John Russ, #64, Ags 24, 1989 In January 1987, in California, he ran over his wife with her own car as she fled from a 3rd-party assailant. To go on the run, he scammed his mother-in-law out of her 83 Grand savings. He was busted in Hollywood, Florida.
John Joseph Frank, #65, Ags 24, 1989 Busted in New York. Details are unknown.
Edwin Maldonado (REDEEMED), #66, Ags 23, 1989 At the time John Walsh aired him, Maldonado was at the top of Walsh's personal most wanted list for illegal firearms trafficking on behalf of gangs. He was busted in New York. After serving his 15 year sentence, he started working as a bicycle repairman apprentice's master. The last time we heard about him, he was advising youth on how to stay out of gangs.
John P Eastlack, #67, Spt 11, 1989 A diagnosed former booze baby. In Tucson, Arizona, he was serving 9 years for fraud. Around the turn of September 1989, he escaped. 3 days later, he murdered an elderly couple. Just over a week after the murders, a tipster busted him in El Paso, Texas. He was sentenced to life in prison. During a jailhouse interview, he said of America's Most Wanted, "It's a damn good show. I mean, it caught me!"
Wilson Lee "Sonny" Brook, #68, Spt 13, 1989 In 1962, he killed a Wisconsin cop. In 1976, he was paroled, then violated it by committing robbery and burglary. In September 1988, he escaped a maximum security prison. He was busted in Nevada.
Alan Buck Jones, #69, Spt 18, 1989 A South Carolina burglar and robber. In 1982, he faked his death in a boating explosion off the coast of South Carolina in order to collect 1/2 Megadollar of life insurance. His family helped him in his getaway by staging a funeral for him.
David William Polson, #70, Spt 20, 1989 On Christmas Day 1986, he murdered his live-in girlfriend. In January 1987, the body was found in Nevada. AMW tips led cops to Los Banos, California, but he shot himself to death before FBI agents could take him into custody. He's the earliest capture we know about who killed themselves just before they could be arrested.
Leroy and Kathleen Chasson, #71/#72, Spt 22, 1989 During a drug deal discussion, Leroy stabbed a man to death. In 1982, his wife Kathleen helped him escape a hospital. AMW tips led cops to Colorado, where a man posed as a commoner. When the man identified himself as a police officer, Leroy opened fire, only to end up dead in the shootout. Kathleen saw on the news that Leroy was dead, and surrendered.
Pedro Luis Estrada, #73, Oct 1, 1989 A former professional boxer on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. In 1985, he was involved in drug trafficking and robberies. From May to August 1986, he shot 7 people dead in drug contract hits. He was busted in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, unarmed where his parents were staying.
Jerry Whittington and Diane Armstrong, #74/#75, Spt 29, 1989 Whittington was a law enforcement impersonator. He and Armstrong were members of a stolen property trafficking crew in El Paso, Texas, that specialized in stolen flight engines. They were busted in California.
John Brent Johnson, #76, Spt 23, 1989 Busted in Oklahoma. Details are unknown.
Roberto Contreras Urbaez, #77, Oct 1, 1989 In January 1988, he got in a violent argument with his ex-girlfriend in Washington, DC, that quickly escalated to the point where Urbaez blew her and her brother away with a shotgun. He was busted in San Diego, California and is now serving 47 years in prison.
James Henderson, #78, Oct 6, 1989 Busted in Arizona. Details are unknown.
Seymour Pinckney, #79, Oct 22, 1989 For years, he'd beaten and molested his common-law wife's 4 young daughters. In 1978, he killed his common-law wife and the eldest stepdaughter in New Jersey. After 11 years, this prolific child molester turned family destroyer was busted in Mathews Court House, Virginia.
Emilio Bravo, #80, Spt 22, 1989 In January 1987, he killed 2 men in Dade County, Florida, and got a life sentence. He escaped prison, only to fall for a drug sting. He was busted in Los Angeles, California, after a hostage crisis where he held another cop in jail. He's serving at least 2 life sentences.
Steven Kelly Barnett (RELEASED), #81, Oct 27, 1989 A meth dealer indicted as an accomplice to Vincent "Tape" Legrend Walters and his gang. He was busted in Mexico. He got a 5 year sentence and was released in the former half of the 1990s. Tape fled far away, before he was nabbed in Mexico as an empty capture in July 2012.
Samuel Earl Dillon, #82, Nvb 7, 1989 Arrested in Illinois for murder. Details are unknown.
John Ray Bonds, #83, Nvb 8, 1989 A Hell's Angel hitman. In a mistaken identity shooting, he killed a music store manager in Ohio. Police quickly rounded up all the other suspects, but Bonds got away. He was busted in Kentucky and is nearing the end of his 1/4 century sentence.
Lee Nell Carter, #84, Nvb 19, 1989 He was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for a shooting spree in Alabama. His casualty toll was 1 dead, 2 wounded. He was busted in Eastern Detroit, Michigan.
Ernesto Traslavina, #85, Nvb 17, 1989 Arrested in Mexico for his involvement in a Caribbean coke trafficking ring. Details are unknown.
Preston Jones, #86, Nvb 27, 1989 Busted in California. Details are unknown.
Bradley Hughes, #87, Dcb 18, 1989 A master con artist out of Texas, Missouri, and several New England states. It's unknown how his schemes played out. He was busted in Buxton, Maine, after a slow-speed chase, luckily with no casualties.
Leslie Ray Smith, #88, Jnr 3, 1990 Busted in Arizona. Details are unknown.
Douglas Hicks Jackson and Debra L Jackson, #89/#90, Jnr 13, 1990 Hicks-Jackson was a former Texas chief deputy. In 1986, he threatened to slay a juvenile inmate, then firebombed the teen's attorney's office, with no casualties. That December, Debra helped him escape custody. They were busted in Louisiana.
Paul Clarence Bolin, #91, Jnr 7, 1990 In September 1989, he shot up a marijuana farm east of Bakersfield, California. His casualty toll was 2 dead, 1 wounded. He was busted in Illinois. People have speculated on his sentence, with a narrow majority believing him to be on death row.
Darryl Bailey, #92, Jnr 18, 1990 A Bloods gang banger who wounded 8 people in a shooting. Busted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Minh "Tony Playboy" Duytong Nguyen, #93, Jnr 22, 1990 A Vietnamese gang banger who shot up a Houston, Texas sandwich shop. His casualty toll was 2 dead, 3 wounded. He was busted in Michigan.
Thomas Edwin Walker, #94, Fbr 4, 1990 In Alameda County, California, he met a man outside a gay bar, then robbed and murdered the man. Busted in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shelly Rose Godwin (RELEASED), #95, Fbr 7, 1990 In June 1987, her husband, a convicted murderer serving a long sentence, pulled the incredible feat of breaking out of California's Folsom Prison with the help of several others, including Shelly. She was busted in Texas. Married and pregnant, she was released from prison after about 2 years. A year after her arrest, Glen Stewart Godwin got arrested in Mexico, then allegedly murdered a fellow inmate before escaping again. Glen was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list in 1996 and is still out there.
Robert Thomas Hynds, #96, Fbr 11, 1990 First, he robbed a bank in Florida, then he beat up a police officer in Massachusetts. At the time of his airing, he'd last been seen trying to steal $100 worth of Lake Tahoe casino coins. He was busted in Nevada.
James Edward Noel, #97, Fbr 26, 1990 After being charged with raping at least 5 women, he was paroled. In October 1989, he killed a woman in Los Angeles after failing in his attempts to rape her. The victim was an apartment manager whose co-manager eventually became the infamous Hollywood Madam. He was busted in California and is now serving life with no chance of parole. The eventual Hollywood Madam was later given an interview where she talked at length about her late friend.
Felipe Concepcion and Thomas Cross, #98/#99, Mrc 4/Mrc 8, 1990 Concepcion was a convicted robber and parole violator. They were both wanted for a drug related shooting in a Bronx apartment. The casualties were 2 dead, 1 wounded. They were also sought for questioning in a 3rd murder and an unrelated kidnapping. Concepcion was busted in Connecticut, and Cross was busted in Indiana.
Segundo Balaguer "Cuco" Matias, #100, Mrc 11, 1990 A flashy, high-rolling cocaine trafficker. In 1986, he met a supermodel during a trip to Hawaii. Over about a year and a half, their ties grew until the winter of 1988, when he convinced her to help him smuggle cash. In late April 1988, he shot her dead for breaking up with him. In March 1990, an AMW tipster busted him in a Los Angeles residence he'd moved into with two other women. He's now serving life in prison.
William Joseph Walker capture #11 is wanted for armed robbery in St. Charles Country, Missouri Donald Bruce Parsons capture #27 is a twice convicted sex offender from Colorado who wanted for child molestation Richard Yoshino capture #30 who is wanted for prison escape in Hawaii, which he is servered a prison sentence for murdere Ray Warren capture# 63 is wanted in Billings, Montana for murder John Joseph Frank #65 is wanted in Florida for probation violation in Orlando, Florida and defrauding an innkeeper, Also wanted in Miami, Florida for other charges John Brent Johnson #76 is wanted in Oklahoma for Burglary, Rape and Murder, Surrenened in Oklahoma City,Ok, when he learned he about he on America Most Wanted James Henderson #78 is wanted in Arizona for Kidnapped and Assualt on his ex-wife in an Arizona Desert, He surrenened in Tucson, AZ due to fear of being profiled on America Most Wanted Samuel Earl Dillon # 82 is wanted in Chicago, IL for murder, He previous served two life sentences for murder, He surrenened in chicago, where he faces charge of murder, but charge has been dropped Preston Jones #86 is wanted in San Diego, CA for prison escape where he served time for burglary, He was captured in Los Angeles, CA
I added information from America's Most Wanted, How Television Catches Crooks book
Francis Eugene White, #601, Mrc 5, 2000 In October 1996, he shot and wounded his wife's friend in Mississippi by posing as a telephone repairman. Two months later, his wife was murdered, and he was named a person of interest in that case. After his airing on America's Most Wanted in the winter of 2000, he fled from his hideout in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and staged 2 fake surrenders before an AMW tipster busted him in Atlanta, Georgia.
Luther Fullerton Rickman, #602, Mrc 7, 2000 In January 2000, he fatally beat his girlfriend in Georgia during a domestic argument. The next month, he drove the body to an airport. A foul odor irritated workers and travelers until the cops traced it back to the car trunk where the body was rotting. And the next month, he surrendered to authorities in Texas after seeing himself on AMW.
Delvin Terry Groat, #603, Mrc 15, 2000 In March 1996, he took advantage of Washington State's foster care system in order to rape and sexually photograph 2 girls, both under 7 years old. He was busted in Elma, Washington, helping an old friend of his with construction work.
Algernon Delin Doby, #605, Apl 11, 2000 A convicted murderer. In July 1999, he robbed a home in Arkansas, stole $400, and shot a man and a pregnant woman. The man died from his wounds, but miraculously, both the woman and her unborn fetus survived the shooting. He was busted in Dallas, Texas driving a stolen car with 10 pieces of crack inside.
Nicholai Alexander Kupczynski, #606, Apl 15, 2000 In February 1997, he met a woman at a campground in the northern Great Plains. He told her he needed 10 Grand to fund a business that sold computers, but once the money was in his hands, he ran off. He was busted in Williston, North Dakota, one of two towns where he was pulling similar scams.
Carlos Mario Felix, #607, Apl 22, 2000 In September 1996, he kidnapped a 17 year old girl in New Jersey, drove her to a Manhattan highway, then beat and raped her. She jumped out of his speeding car to flee from him. Afterward, he'd met 2 women, a mother and daughter, in a trailer park in Des Moines, Iowa, and started a new life of hard work, providing a decent living and good food for them, before AMW busted him there.
Charles Thompson, #608, Apl 25, 2000 The Unknown Red-Handed Burglar. From December 1998 to August 1999, nearly 50 buildings in San Diego, California's Gas-Lamp District were burglarized, several Grand of raw cash had been stolen, and many stolen goods had been sold. AMW tipsters led back to a criminal in San Diego named Charles Thompson, and busted him hiding out with his partner in crime.
Frederick Vincent Thiecke, #609, Apl 28, 2000 A recent Vacaville, California high school graduate. In early March 2000, his mother had his car repossessed to pay his debt. When he found out, they started arguing on the phone. Over that night, he rode a bus to her house, shot the mother and her boyfriend to death, ran off into the nearby woods, and took his girlfriend, a missing 16 year old girl named Allison Steeves, on the run. Less than 2 months later, AMW busted him in Atlanta, Georgia and recovered Allison as she appeared for her shift at a strip club. He's now serving life in Folsom Prison.
Charles Allen Smith, #610, Apl 27, 2000 A convicted burglar. In August 1999, he killed a woman in Fayetteville, North Carolina by stabbing her with a pair of scissors. He was busted hiding out with his brother in Lexington, Kentucky.
Asgar Ali, #611, May 20, 2000 In February 2000, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend's cousin in Indiana. In March 2000, in Florida, he staged a car purchase, but instead beat and choked the man in an attempted robbery murder. He was profiled in May 2000 during a COPS / AMW Crossover special, and an AMW tipster busted him working in a Jacksonville, Florida restaurant, having served a steak to John Walsh during the ride-along.
Raymond David Young, #612, Jne 1, 2000 In January 1993, he was convicted of pocketing millions of dollars that were meant to be used for fuel excise taxes. Due to be sentenced that April, he instead faked his suicide in the waters of Louisiana. For 7 years, he was believed to be dead until AMW flushed him out of his hideout in Costa Rica.
Daniel Mark Gagliardo Jr., #613, Jne 2, 2000 A former Texas juvenile crimes officer. From 1984 to 1991, he raped at least 3 underage boys, possibly as many as 10. In April 1995, he fled his sentencing. AMW busted him in San Francisco and recovered Christopher Lee Kimble, an 18 year old boy he was traveling with (Kimble was not charged with any crime), and it's believed he got 6 decades in prison.
Byron "BJ" Johnson, #614, Jne 21, 2000 In December 1999, he shot 2 men dead outside a New Orleans bar (the victims were brothers). An AMW tipster at a Charleston, West Virginia laundromat recognized his golden teeth, embossed with the letters B and J, and sent in the tip that busted him.
Mark Stephen Greenleaf, #615, Jly 5, 2000 In June 2000, AMW aired a special about an inordinate problem of child rape in Redding, California and went after 4 child rapists, most of whom targeted their stepchildren. Greenleaf was accused of raping his 10 year old stepdaughter from 1993 to 1995. Coincidentally with his 47th birthday, an AMW tipster busted him in an elderly woman's home.
Robert Elmer Barber, #616, Jly 6, 2000 The 2nd of 4 Redding molesters busted by AMW. His history of sexually assaulting children started in 1967, when he orally raped a boy. He'd had countless victims since then. From 1988 to 1996, he'd sexually abused a young boy in Redding. In January 1997, he fled a 2 Megadollar bail. AMW tipsters busted him in Puerto Panasco, Mexico.
Reginald Joseph DePalma Jr., #617, Jly 7, 2000 In 1981 and 1982, he molested 3 teenage girls in Danbury, Connecticut by relaxing the victims with alcohol. He even managed to convince his girlfriend to assist in the scheme. She was arrested, but in 1983, DePalma stole a man's identity and went on the run. It didn't fool AMW tipsters, and they busted him in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dorene Priscilla Brown, #618, Jly 8, 2000 On Christmas Day 1999, she killed her ex-boyfriend over a $200 debt. After an 8-second commercial break airing, she surrendered to authorities in Topeka, Kansas from too much heat.
William Thomas Hester, #619, Jly 11, 2000 In 1989, he was convicted of sodomizing his own 6 year old son. Paroled less than a decade later, he molested a girl in 1996. AMW busted him in Casper, Wyoming, working for their local Parade Day festival.
Leary Edward Townsend, #620, Jly 19, 2000 A long-time sexual deviant, and the 3rd of the 4 Redding molesters. From March to July 1994, he molested his girlfriend's 11 year old daughter in Redding, California. AMW busted him in Tennessee.
Kevin Moore, #621, Jly 25, 2000 A paroled robber and murderer. In December 1999, he stabbed his girlfriend to death in Connecticut, then somehow slipped away from the rest of her family. He was busted in Miami, Florida, working odd jobs and living in boarding houses.
Harold Eugene Richardson, #622, Ags 7, 2000 The last of the 4 Redding molesters. He plied 4 girls with booze, cigs, and weed in order to rape them. He also took many more teenagers to and from sex raves. In May 1998, he was served a 25 count indictment, but he ran off. About a month after the Redding child rape crisis special was aired, he fled from his hideout in Mexico and surrendered in Shasta County, California. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but died in 2004.
Alecio Montenez Randle, #623, Ags 9, 2000 In May 2000, a cash dispute in Huntsville, Alabama boiled over. He shot two brothers and their father to death with a TECH-9 rifle. Less than 3 months later, an AMW tipster busted him in Tucson, Arizona. He ran and hid above a toilet before he was taken into custody.
Trung Thanh Pham, #624, Ags 15, 2000 Pending a man's divorce, he hired Pham to kill the man's ex-wife in November 1996. In January 1997, Pham firebombed her house, killing her 9 year old niece. AMW staff speculated he might've been working as a fisherman in Alaska, but he was busted somewhere in Texas, standing in a parking lot next to his girlfriend.
Daniel Christian Bolls, #625, Ags 19, 2000 A South Dakota drug addict. In April 1998, his girlfriend and he were high on marijuana and meth. As she was driving, he tried to hurt her, making them crash. His girlfriend was wounded in the wreck, and a man in another car was killed. An AMW tipster spotted his El Camino truck in the parking lot of a Burlington, Iowa hotel, and busted him.
Thomas Kane, #626, Spt 2, 2000 A retired Massachusetts Transportation Authority worker. In 1993, he raped 2 girls and failed to appear in court. A young boy who'd seen his airing on AMW recognized him in a Rhode Island soup kitchen and busted him.
Ernest S Jackson and Kaia Jackson, #627/#628, Oct 2, 2000 From 1985 to 1987, he'd bound, tortured, and starved Kaia's 8 year old son in New Jersey. In January 1988, the child was recovered wandering in a nearby gourmet restaurant. The case set a record for worst child abuse case Bergen County, New Jersey had ever investigated. While the child was building a case against the couple, Kaia took Ernest and the other 5 children on the run. AMW tipsters busted them in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and recovered 4 of the children, but Ashani Creighton was still missing.
Robert "LA, Lazy Eye" Wine, #629, Oct 18, 2000 The Bronx's Bodega Burglar. He robbed 18 bodegas at gunpoint. He beat up some clerks, and fired shots in 2 of the robberies, but luckily no-one was wounded. An AMW tipster led law enforcement to East Point in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was already in prison on new drug charges.
Ronald Bernard Thomas Jr, #630, Nvb 20, 2000 In August 1998, one of his friends was moving out of Jacksonville, Florida. Also there was a friend of the friend, a 19 year old boy that Ronald had a sordid history with. When the teen made a pejorative comment on Ronald's shorts, he killed the teen in an argument. He was busted in Winston Salem, North Carolina, after a short gunfight, luckily with no casualties.
Richard J Terwilliger, #631, Nvb 26, 2000 He was wanted for raping 3 girls in New Jersey and threatening to kill 2 of one of their family members. He was busted in a homeless shelter in Tulsa, Oklahoma after his 8-second commercial break airing.
Bretley Albert Wilson, #632, Nvb 26, 2000 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #OR. In January 1998, he robbed a bank in Eugene, Oregon. In December 1999, he escaped a prison and ran off to California to celebrate the New Millennium. He was busted in Oregon City, Oregon, holding some weapons as he tried to resist arrest.
Mario Anthony Marro, #633, Dcb 2, 2000 A steroid dealer named the 2000 50/50 Fugitive #CT. In April 2000, he drugged and raped his ex-girlfriend after their breakup, then failed to appear in court. He was busted in Kirkland, Washington, as he offered people ecstasy and ketamine in a club.
Gregory E Schoenfelder, #634, Dcb 5, 2000 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #SD. From 1987 to 1993, he'd defrauded a few South Dakota banks. In April 1997, he started distributing methamphetamines. Before he fled bond, he stole supplies from his plumbing company. He was busted in Campbellsport, Wisconsin.
Raymond Kalun Pin, #635, Dcb 13, 2000 A Chinese restaurant owner. Throughout the year 1989, he sustained pool-related gambling debts to another man in Virginia. In late 1989, Pin stabbed his opponent and the man's stepdaughter to death after the argument got out of hand. A young boy in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania recognized him working in a Chinese restaurant, and busted him 11 years after the double murder and less than a month after John Walsh named him AMW's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #VA.
James R Brown, #636, Dcb 12, 2000 A Washington State home repair scammer. Starting in February 1999, he targeted 10 elders, stealing a minimum of 3 1/2 Grand in scams and larcenies. He was busted in Sacramento, California, hiding behind a bedroom door with some rifles.
Thomas B Hansen, #637, Dcb 17, 2000 The Unknown Meijer Store Robber. Between April and December 1999, 3 discount superstores in Ohio and Indiana had been robbed. AMW tipsters told them the robber, Thomas B Hansen, was returning to East Lansing, Michigan after another robbery in South Bend, Indiana.
Jean Paul Gibson, #638, Dcb 29, 2000 In November 2000, after a weekend of visitation, he shot and wounded his ex-wife and a taxi driver in Missouri, then abducted his 5 year old son before going on the run. AMW busted him in Del Norte County, California and recovered the child safely.
Stephen Edward "Two Bears" Tatro, #604/#639, Apl 1, 2000 / Jnr 8, 2001 A Native American art salesman. In December 1997, he blew away his business partner Daniel Duran with a deer rifle following a business dispute in Texas. Seeing that he was going to be profiled on the 4-02-000 broadcast of AMW, a tipster busted him in Apache Junction, AZ on April Fool's Day as Capture #604 as he was trying to sell a mule. In late August 2000, he found out a judge was going to revoke his bond. He faked heart trouble, went to a hospital, refused treatment, and escaped. 9 days after John Walsh named him his #9 most wanted fugitive of 2000, an AMW tipster busted him in rural Arizona unloading ranch supplies from a truck. He faked heart trouble again, but cops knew better that time.
Leonard "Stockings" Parkinson, #640, Jnr 17, 2001 A career criminal and drug dealer. In February 1996, he shot at a Houston, Texas police officer, but missed. Police in Jamaica had named him a person of interest in 12 murders on behalf of a gang called "Moscow", believing he played a lesser role in the series of deaths. He was busted in Columbus, Ohio.
Terrance Shernard "Dirty" McCray, #641, Jnr 18, 2001 On Christmas 2000, he taunted a man in a debate over some athletic endeavors, then shot up a restaurant in Panama City, Florida. The casualty toll was 1 dead, 1 wounded, 200+ unharmed. He was busted in nearby Fort Myers, and cops had to coax him away from a female acquaintance in order to apprehend him.
George Rivas, #642, Jnr 21, 2001 The de facto ringleader of the Texas Seven. In one of Texas' worst prison break cases ever, he and 6 other inmates serving time for murder, robbery, child abuse, or sex crimes broke out of prison. Following their escape, they shot a police officer named Aubrey Hawkins to death in a store robbery. George Rivas was originally convicted of kidnapping and burglary. Rivas, Michael Anthony Rodriguez (#643), and Joseph Christopher Garcia (#644) were the first to fall; they were busted hiding in a trailer in Woodland Park, Colorado. All of the remaining Texas Seven were condemned to death, and George Rivas was executed in March 2012.
Michael Anthony Rodriguez, #643, Jnr 21, 2001 The second of the Texas Seven to go down. He was previously serving life in prison on a Capital Murder conviction. He was executed in August 2008.
Joseph Christopher Garcia, #644, Jnr 21, 2001 The 3rd of the Texas Seven to fall. He was serving 1/2 century for killing a man with a butterfly knife before he escaped. He's still on death row.
Randy Ethan Halprin, #645, Jnr 21, 2001 The 4th of the Texas Seven to fall. He was serving 3 decades for severely beating a young boy under his care (the child barely survived) before he escaped. A few hours after Rivas, Rodriguez, and Garcia were busted, Halprin surrendered to authorities less than a mile away. He's still on death row.
Larry James Harper, #646, Jnr 21, 2001 The 5th of the Texas Seven to fall. He was serving 1/2 century for brutally raping a woman and beating and wounding a man. While Halprin surrendered, Harper shot himself through the heart before they could bring him in.
Trevor Williams, #647, Jnr 22, 2001 A member of New Orleans' "Seventh Ward Soldiers" gang. In July 1997, one of his criminal associates had shot someone to death. In August, he paid a fellow gang banger 5 ounces of cocaine to try and kill a witness. The last victim was wounded but survived. He never left New Orleans, and was busted there.
Lee Thomas Bjorn, #648, Jnr 26, 2001 Starting in early 198X, he'd molested several neighborhood kids in Watsonville, California. At the time he was finally charged in December 2000, two victims had come forward. He'd never left Watsonville, and a 13 year old girl saw his 8-second commercial break airing and busted him.
Kenneth Waller, #649, Jnr 29, 2001 A serial check forger. He was named a person of interest in his wife's murder in early 198X. In December 1999, he shot his landlord to death in Houston, Texas during an argument. He was busted in Eufala, Oklahoma after his late 2000 All-Points Bulletin airing.
David J Carson, #650, Jnr 28, 2001 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #OH. Starting in 197X, he sexually assaulted 3 children, including his daughter and granddaughter, a total of 12 times. He fled his trial in March 1999, but was busted in Mexico.
Aristotle Napoleon Marr, #651, Fbr 7, 2001 In June 2000, he robbed a Seattle, Washington bank, shot and wounded a police officer, and burglarized an elder's home in order to make his getaway. His accomplice died in the shootout. He was busted there in Washington State.
Norman Aaron Thomley, #652, Fbr 11, 2001 In November 1996, he started driving from a party in Texas with an astounding Blood Alcohol Content of .295 percent. He crashed his pickup truck into a van full of people, triggering a massive blaze. The casualty toll was 3 dead, 4 wounded. A paperwork error promptly set him free. After a short airing on the 2-10-001 broadcast, he was busted about 12 hours later, working construction in a motel in Oxford, Mississippi.
Jarvis Thomas, #653, Fbr 12, 2001 In May 2000, he robbed a home in Georgia, tied up 3 people, burned a young man with a steam iron, kidnapped him and loaded him into the family's truck, then drove off, only to wreck it. The young man survived with moderate wounds and scars. The accomplices fell quickly but Jarvis got away. He was busted selling Kirby vacuum cleaners door-to-door in Modesto, California.
Pasquale Nigro, #654, Fbr 14, 2001 From 1978 to 1986, he sexually assaulted 3 children, including 2 stepdaughters in California. In 1994 and 2000, he fled 3 arrest warrants in California and Pennsylvania. On Valentine's Day 2001, he was busted working as a cook in a restaurant named Tangelo's in St. Petersburg, Florida off a tip sent in to amw.com, among the earliest captures off the website.
Robert Arthur Ortiz, #655, Fbr 20, 2001 In November 2000, he robbed a bank in San Diego, California of 360 Grand by binding 2 women and a 7 year old girl, torturing them, and holding them hostage with dynamite. Cops took down his accomplices but Ortiz got away. He was busted in an apartment on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Theodore David Menut, #656, Fbr 16, 2001 In late October 1981, he killed a teenage Florida nightclub security guard, then escaped prison in 1993. When he bragged about his AMW appearance in Faulkner County, Arkansas, a tipster busted him.
Chi Ali Griffith (RELEASED), #657, Mrc 5, 2001 A has-been in the rap world, best known for his hit single "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number", recorded when he was a teen. In February 2000, it's believed he stole 60 rare CDs to cover a $300 debt. The argument reached a boiling point in a NYC convenience store, and it ended with him shooting his girlfriend's brother dead. He was busted in The Bronx. He served about a decade in prison.
James Allen Kinney, #658, Mrc 6, 2001 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #WA. In October 1998, someone entrusted him to help a 20 year old woman in Washington find a job. Instead, he sexually murdered her and left the body in the mountains. AMW started profiling him a month later, and after at least 3 airings, he was busted working for a local electronic contractor in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Gregory Randeall Miller, #659, Mrc 7, 2001 In New York, he sexually assaulted his girlfriend's 2 preteen daughters from 1993 to 1997. In May 2000, a man hired to install a well water tank found a pornographic videotape in his basement, and his cover was blown, but he'd run off. He was busted all the way in Quito, the national capital of Ecuador, in South America.
Robert Cleveland Mitchell III, #660, Mrc 18, 2001 In August 2000, his affair was blown. He kidnapped his ex-paramour in Battle Creek, Michigan, bound and tortured her, and deprived her of food and drink for about 2 days. After he left the place, she broke free and escaped. He was busted in a Super 8 Motel in nearby Lansing and sentenced to 37 years in prison.
Barry Dean White and Jennifer White, #661/#662, Mrc 25, 2001 In West Virginia, he'd sexually abused Jennifer's 2 sons and 2 daughters for years, until he fled a 120 count indictment. To enable them to flee, Jennifer made threats to hurt the children's foster parents. They were busted in a trailer in Toronto, Kansas, where they'd been living a bare-bones lifestyle. In fact, the extremely primitive satellite dish they hooked up only featured 3 channels. Barry was sentenced to about 2 1/4 centuries in prison.
James Godfrey Jr, #663, Apl 5, 2001 He was wanted out of Florida for kidnapping and sexually murdering a 22 year old woman. Aired briefly on the 3-03-001 broadcast, he was busted a month later in Maryland.
Eric "Little Chicago" Jovan Quesada, #664, Apl 3, 2001 A Latin Kings drug dealer named John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #TX. By the middle of 1998, he'd had some bad blood with numerous young men and teenage boys. Late that June, he shot at several of those teens in a car-to-car drive-by shooting. The casualty toll was 1 dead, 3 wounded. He was busted walking through the deserts of Mazatlan, Mexico after at least 4 airings.
Timothy Brent Brown, #665, May 2, 2001 A traitor to the Big Brothers mentoring program. In 1999, he raped and sexually videotaped his 10 year old "Little Brother" in Salt Lake City, Utah. He fled the state in December 2000. By May 2001, he'd been hiding out in Vancouver, Washington. After seeing his latest update on amw.com, he tried to flee, but got busted before he had the chance.
Grady Onzo Mullins, #666, May 6, 2001 A convicted habitual sex offender. From 1997 to the end of January 2001, he tackled 4 women from Las Vegas, Nevada to Alabama in failed attempts to rape them. He was busted working as a Bourbon Street bouncer in New Orleans, Louisiana and sentenced to 31 to 78 years.
Daniel Navedo (REDEEMED), #667, May 7, 2001 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #MA. In August 1990, he was a 17 year old drug dealer. In the city of New Bedford, he fatally shot a man for rebuffing his offer of a drug deal. He never left New Bedford, and surrendered to authorities there. He served 6 years in prison, then told officials in an interview that he'd set a goal to hold down a job, get married, and start a family.
Bobby Frank Shamburger, #668, May 10, 2001 Starting in 1989, he masterminded a giant insurance fraud scheme that stole 1/5 of a <Gigadollar> from 16,000 policy holders. He fled his indictment in 1996, only to be busted in Queen Creek, Arizona's Oasis Gulf Course where he'd been posing as an acquaintance's husband.
James Richard Bennett, #669, May 16, 2001 He continually raped his 2 daughters, starting in 1987 when the younger was 2 years old. He was charged out of New York and Missouri. The abuse lasted for 9 years until the girls were recovered during a cross-country road trip in 1996. After at least 6 airings starting in 1994, a tipster busted him in Lakewood, Colorado, where he was recovering after a heart attack. He may have died in circa 2007.
Adam "Sleepy" Dove, #670, May 23, 2001 A Snow White dwarf look-alike named John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #NY. On Valentine's Day 1996, he was only 15 years old when he shot a man to death in a Brooklyn, New York apartment in an argument over a missing cell phone. He was busted in Baltimore, Maryland, where he'd been smuggling cocaine from Jamaica.
Javon "The Joker" Capers, #671, May 22, 2001 An enforcer for a drug dealer, named John Walsh's #4 most wanted fugitive of 2000. Throughout the middle of 1999, he carried out a series of shootings in New York and North Carolina. His casualty toll was 1 dead, 10 wounded, and 30+ unharmed. The worst shooting took place in May 1999, which alone had the 1 death and 2 of the woundings. AMW lead cops to Bushwick, New York, where he'd been operating under the nickname "The Riddler". Cops easily put the 2 Batman characters' names together and busted him.
Antonio Marquette Huntsman (RELEASED), #672, May 31, 2001 In November 2000, he shot a policeman to death in Memphis, Tennessee over an altercation involving his girlfriend. After his AMW airing, he surrendered to a well-known attorney in nearby Shelby County. His legal defence must've been really strong to get the charges downgraded, because he served only 3 1/2 years before being released.
Catalino Morales, #673, Jne 20, 2001 Originally sought for failure to pay child support, he shot at 8 deputies repeatedly, but missed every time. Afterward, he led them on a foot chase, held a family of 4 hostage, and made his getaway. AMW tips led 2 more deputies to Hartford, Connecticut, where they caught him trying to steal a car. He fired at them, but once again he missed. Between the 2 prisons he's been sentenced to serve time in, his total is 77 to 117 years.
David Cosby Crowe (RELEASED) and Martha Jackson Crowe (RELEASED), #674/#675, Jly 9, 2001 From November 1993 until their initial arrest in March 1995, they operated a pyramid scheme disguised as a gold-harvesting company. 48 Megadollars were stolen from 96,000 people. In January 1996, they were released temporarily to get their affairs in order, but they ran off. They were busted renting a private community cottage in Key West, Florida. David was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and Martha got exactly a decade.
Douglas Oneil Hannam, #676, Jly 10, 2001 A Winer's Boys gang banger. In May 1999, he participated in the robbery and fatal shooting of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida body shop owner. Part of one perpetrator's thumb was bitten off, and the DNA evidence linked Oneil-Hannam to his role in the shooting. Police quickly rounded up the other killers, but Oneil-Hannam got away. He was busted in Queens, New York, in the bathroom of an Ozone Park home.
Joseph Sean Salley, #677, Jly 15, 2001 The Unknown Carnegie Deli Triple Murderer #3. The last of 3 suspects in a vicious shooting above New York's Carnegie Deli during a failed drug robbery. The casualty toll was 3 dead, 2 wounded. Within a few months after being named as a suspect, he was busted outside a homeless shelter in Miami. He's now serving 123 1/2 years.
Monty Ray Boston, #678, Jne 14, 2001 A convicted kidnapper, child molester, and child injurer. In November 2000, he badly beat a guard, then broke out of a prison in Idaho. He was first aired a month after the escape, but was scheduled to be aired again in June 2001. He surrendered beforehand in Tijuana, Mexico, and his re-airing was replaced with an airing of Jesse James "Alpha Dog" Hollywood at the last minute. It took about a month and a half to extradite him.
Adam Ezerski, #679, Ags 17, 2001 A murderer posing as a gay romantic. In late July 2001, he murdered 2 men in Florida and stole one victim's Ford Mustang. In the wake of Andrew Philip Cunanan's murder spree, cops feared he'd be the next Cunanan. After beating a man in San Francisco with a statue, he was busted in Reno, Nevada. Luckily his last victim survived. Video footage showed him with one more murder victim. Investigators feared Ezerski had a 4th casualty, but he was cleared in that man's disappearance.
Eric "Doc" Franklin Rosser, #680, Ags 21, 2001 A former keyboardist for John Mellencamp on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. From 1995 to 2000, he served as a high-ranking member of an international child porn ring between Indiana and Thailand. He also raped a minimum of 19 girls in Indiana himself. He was busted in Bangkok, Thailand, trying to apply for a job as an English instructor.
Manuel Antonio Vasquez, #681, Ags 31, 2001 A Mexican Mafia gang banger. In mid August 2001, a fellow Mexican Mafioso had loaned him his Cadillac. As a Riverside, California officer was about to stop him, he shot the policeman in the face, but he survived. Just over 2 weeks later, he surrendered on the morning after a slow-speed chase right there in Riverside. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Kimberly Darlene Parker, #682, Spt 13, 2001 Her husband Dean was a notorious Detroit drug trafficker known for a docile demeanor. She laundered 900 Grand worth of Dean's drug revenues. They took their children on the run in March 1998. 3.5 years later, an employee in a Beverly Hills business office busted Darlene. From there, Dean's once calm demeanor exploded. He shot at every cop who passed by him for at least 3 weeks, then got killed in a police shootout as an empty capture.
Richard Peter Gilliland, #683, Oct 3, 2001 A Wisconsin church minister named John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #WI. He molested 4 teenage boys. In 1997, he fondled 1 victim as he showed the boy some computer generated internet pr0n (different from regular porn in that it's found on the internet). Cops thought he'd be a tough catch because he used 27 aliases. He was busted traveling with an 18 year old boy in Boston, Massachusetts, under his 28th alias.
Robert Johnson, #684, Nvb 1, 2001 In the Southeast, he molested 2 boys under age 7, including a friend's 4 year old son he was babysitting for. AMW tips led to a house in Starksville, Mississippi. He had locked himself in a closet and threatened to stab himself, but cops safely coaxed him out.
LaTonya Taylor and Percy Lee Palmer, #685/#686, Nvb 9, 2001 The Unknown Captain D's Triple Murderers. In July 2000, in an apparent robbery of a seafood restaurant in Smyrna, Tennessee, these two fugitives shot 3 employees to death. Two bodies were found in the freezer and the third was found in his car in a nearby parking lot. LaTonya was already jailed on robbery charges in Nashville since July 19, 2001, and Percy was locked up on August 6, 2001 in Aurora, Colorado for breaking and entering. An AMW tipster identified them as the killers on November 9, 2001. LaTonya was condemned to death, and Percy got 3 life terms.
Michael Lee McGuffey, #687, Nvb 16, 2001 In late September 1993, he shot and killed his ex-wife in Washington State during divorce processes. The shooting took place during a meeting over their final joint tax returns. He was busted in Guadalajara, Mexico and sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Michael Alexander Robinson, #688, Dcb 6, 2001 In July 2001, he and 4 other inmates broke out of a Blount County, Tennessee prison through the recreational area. Cops quickly rounded up 3 of the escapees, but Robinson and one other had made off quite a distance. Robinson was busted in Ribeirao Preto, in the Brazilian state of Salvador. The 5th escapee was soon nabbed as an empty capture.
Marcel Mario Narro, #689, Dcb 13, 2001 A former East Los Angeles Community College student. In March 2001, he got into a fistfight at a bus stop, and shot his classmate to death in front of his family. He was busted in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Charles Runyan, #690, Jnr 7, 2002 From March 1999 to February 2000, he sexually battered his girlfriend's 13 year old sister in Florida and beat up the victim's brother. In one incident, he sat her on his lap, removed her panties, and fondled her. He was accused of 15 acts of intercourse. He was busted in Ray City, Georgia, where he was babysitting his next girlfriend's children in a trailer.
Luis A Ortiz (RELEASED), #691, Jnr 8, 2002 Starting around the turn of 1998, he sexually abused a 10 year old girl in Miami. In a failed cover-up plot, he knocked her out of a power boat, tried to run her over, and held her underwater until she passed out. A coworker almost caught him red-handed, so he took her to a hospital. After she woke up, she told the doctors about Ortiz's crimes. To congratulate her for her bravery, John Walsh named him his #1 most wanted fugitive of 2001 over Robert William Fisher. Just 3 days after that title was designated, an AMW tipster busted him in Puerto Rico, making him the first Walsh Annual #1 fugitive to be busted as a Direct Capture. He said he was glad to be in custody so he could get it over with. He served about a decade in prison.
Wayne Anthony Davis, #692, Jnr 22, 2002 In 1988, he shot and wounded a Maryland police officer, forcing him into retirement. He was living in the remote hills of Jamaica when he found out he was on amw.com, and after he was busted, he confessed to the shooting in detail.
Arturo Aguilar, #693, Jnr 22, 2002 A deviant wife beater. After his breakup, he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and raped her at least twice. At the end of January 2001, he stalked her in Indiana, snuck into an apartment after her friends had left a gathering, and stabbed her to death as she was using the restroom. He was busted in an apartment near his family in Phoenix, Arizona and sentenced to 65 years.
Christina Yvette Robinson, #694, Jnr 27, 2002 A cocaine abuser speculated to have worked as a prostitute. In April 2001, she and her boyfriend were at a house in the Midwest when another man came to collect a drug debt. When he came to the door, they blew him away with a shotgun and dumped the body in Michigan. The boyfriend was arrested but Christina fled. AMW tips led to Willowick, Ohio. A policeman asked a pizza delivery service to borrow a uniform, hid a gun in a pizza box, came to her door in disguise, produced the gun, and busted her.
Jamal D Starks, #695, Fbr 5, 2002 In Late September 1997, he and several others killed an armored car driver and wounded the passenger in a robbery in New York. Cops quickly rounded up all the other killers but Starks got away. Starks was also a person of interest in another armored car robbery that took place in January 1998 with no casualties. He was busted in New Haven, Connecticut. As he was led away to begin his 15 year sentence, someone in the courtroom said, "I hope you rot in prison! I really do!"
Guierrin "Gary" Saintio, #696, Fbr 13, 2002 A member of the Zombies drug gang from Miami, Florida. In late April 2001, he killed a man and wounded 2 people. In October 2001, he got arrested for robbery, but escaped police custody. The next month, he killed a man he mistook for a rival gang banger. He was busted in Warner Robbins, Georgia, behind a shelf of Valentine's Day cards in a discount store.
Cassandra Denise "Poochie" Washington, #697, Mrc 7, 2002 In circa 2001, two teenagers went to her house in Texas to collect a debt from her husband. Four men jumped, robbed, and shot the teenagers. The 19 year old died at the scene, but the 17 year old managed to crawl to safety. After the case was aired, cops quickly rounded up the 4 men as empty captures. By the time AMW tipsters located Poochie, she was dead in a firebombed car in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. An AMW tip identified the 250 pound, badly decayed woman as her.
Alcee Brown, #698, Mrc 10, 2002 A convicted robber and burglar, acquitted of rape in 1999. In January 2002, he was sought for questioning in the rape of a woman in the back of a New Orleans Catholic church. He was busted in Los Angeles, California.
Kathie Ann Decker Harless, #699, Mrc 26, 2002 In April 2001, she was on break during her work at a flea market. At that time, she walked into an outhouse, delivered a son, and dropped him in the toilet, killing him. Just under a year later, a tipster busted her in a fishing camp in Seville, Florida. She was making a living by selling flea market items as usual, and the tipster called as she looked through a window at Harless. Her husband Doug remarried to Phyllis Ann Harless, an eventual visitation violator who tipsters would bust as Capture #882.
Michael Scott Bliss, #700, Apl 23, 2002 In 1991, he beat and almost killed 3 young boys with a baseball bat. Starting in September 2000, and going for almost a year, he'd raped and sexually videotaped a 9 year old girl in various cities in Vermont and western Massachusetts. That crime landed him on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted in 2001. He was busted in Los Angeles, working on the construction of a hotel. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 24, 2013 17:12:29 GMT -5
So with the capture contest going on, out of curiosity, I looked up Adam Ezerski (#679) on google and he only received 25 years in prison and is scheduled to be released in 2023 according to an Florida inmate search. He'll only be 41. This actually kind of scares me!