Glen Godwin- California- 1987 Jan 16, 2013 15:10:52 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 16, 2013 15:10:52 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of August 19th, 2014 (based on FBI.gov profile):
Aliases: Michael Carrera, Miguel Carrera, Michael Carmen, Glen Godwin, Glen S. Godwin, Dennis H. McWilliams, Dennis Harold McWilliams
Date(s) of Birth Used: June 26, 1958
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida
Weight: 200 pounds
Occupations: Self-employed in tool supplies, Mechanic, Construction worker
Hair: Black/Salt and Pepper
Complexion: Medium to Dark
Remarks: Godwin is fluent in Spanish and may be traveling throughout Central and South America, and Mexico. He is thought to be involved in narcotics distribution
Who to call if you've seen him: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
This thread is to discuss former FBI tenner Glen Stewart Godwin, who had spent more time on the FBI's top 10 list than any other current fugitive besides Victor Gerena before he was removed on May 19th, 2016. Below is an AMW archived description of his case from when he was on the top 10 list:
Jealousy Explodes Into Murder
Police say Glen Stewart Godwin is a convicted killer, a known escape artist and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives.
Godwin's tale of trouble begins in Palm Springs, Calif., where he and Kim LeValley became fast friends. Cops say Godwin was jealous of LeValley's wealth and wanted his own piece of the good life. On Aug. 18, 1980, he decided to rob LeValley. Godwin lured LeValley over to his house to play tennis, but Godwin was serving up murder.
Godwin stabbed LeValley 26 times with a kitchen knife and had accomplices discard the body. Police say they tossed LeValley's body in the back of a truck and drove him to a remote area of California, using homemade explosives to blow up the truck and eliminate any evidence. However, according to police, the force of the blast caused LeValley's torso to be thrown from the vehicle.
After the body was identified, Godwin was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was convicted and sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. Godwin served time in numerous California facilities, and following a failed escape attempt, he was moved to Folsom State maximum security prison.
Godwin Makes His First Break
Upon arrival at Folsom State Prison, Godwin's files were tampered with, and he was only classified as medium security. As a result, he was placed on a maintenance crew, permitted contact visits and was not under strict supervision.
His most frequent visitor was his wife, Shelly Rose Godwin. Officials believe that Shelly relayed plans for the escape from Godwin to his accomplice, Lorenz Karlic. Police believe Karlic broke into Folsom State Prison to provide a pathway for Godwin to escape. On June 5, 1987, everything was set for the escape: all Godwin had to do was follow the trail left by Karlic.
Corrections authorities say Godwin, who was working lawn maintenance that day, made his big break. Police say he climbed through the storm drain to a raft that was left for him on the banks of the American River. Authorities say Godwin then paddled his way to the other side of the river, climbed up the embankment and escaped to freedom.
Godwin: On the Run Again
Godwin was on the run until officials caught up with him in Mexico, five months after his escape from Folsom. Godwin, using the alias Michael Stewart Carrera, was arrested Nov. 4, 1987, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for drug trafficking. Officials say he was captured with 30 grams of cocaine.
Godwin was convicted of drug charges and sentenced to seven years at Puente Grande Federal Prison in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The FBI made a request to Mexican authorities in hopes of bringing Godwin to justice in the United States. Before he could go anywhere, officials say Godwin allegedly murdered a fellow inmate; five months later, on Sept. 26, 1991, the FBI says Godwin escaped again, this time from the Puente Grande Federal Prison.
On Dec. 7, 1996, Glen Godwin was named to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and he's been there ever since.
Thoughts? also looked like Godwin was finally going to get captured in 2012 in Nevada, but it turned out it was a false alarm and another fugitive prison escapee.
On Thursday, May 19th, 2016, Glen Stewart Godwin was removed from the FBI's Top 10 list for reasons not yet released. However, he remained at large at the time of his removal.
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