AMW Capture Roster, 6th Century. Fishemout, I'd recommend cutting and pasting the text of your previous posts, putting them into a textpad document, pasting it into a new reply, then deleting your previous posts. Keep the post count!
Fishemout! I'm the artist formerly known as him! Haha. Anyway, yeah great idea I'm going to leave home soon but later tonight or tomorrow I'm going to do that.
EDIT: think I'll wait for all the captures or as many as you wish to post to be in first. That way I know there will be less clutter.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2013 9:49:50 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by 912thamwuser on Apr 9, 2013 19:53:13 GMT -5
AMW Capture Roster, 8th Century. Fishemout, don't worry about me stopping anywhere. I intend to post 'em all!
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.
Timothy John "TJ" Weber, #701, Apl 29, 2002 In early April 2002, he tied down and raped his girlfriend's daughter. When his girlfriend and her son came home in the middle of it, he suffocated both of them to death with plastic bags and left the young girl wounded. About a week later, he attacked and wounded the rape victim's eldest brother and his teacher. After this frightening case unfolded, he was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, but an AMW tipster busted him before his addition could be published. He was caught hanging black bags over some windows in a trailer, and may have been condemned to death.
Elaine Antoinette Parent (DECEASED), #702, Apl 8, 2002 A serial passport fraudster. In July 1990, she allegedly butchered a woman named Beverly McGowan in Florida and stole her credit card. Before she could answer the questions in McGowan's murder, she fled bond in May 1991. An AMW tipster in Panama City, Florida led cops to a bedroom. For better or for worse, before they could question her, she shot herself dead.
Margaret DeFrancisco, #703, Mrc 24, 2002 In June 2000, her sister Regina had been seeking to collect a debt from her ex-boyfriend, so she joined forces with her younger sister Margaret to finish him off for defaulting. Regina lured him down to their basement in the ruse of a threesome, then Margaret shot him execution style. They loaded his body into his new 2000 Dodge, drove the car to a vacant lot, and burned the body using nail polish remover as a makeshift accelerant. Then, they tried to sell the car's parts. Nobody would buy them for any price, so they drove back to the vacant lot and blew it up. 2 months after John Walsh named the DeFrancisco sisters his #11 and #10 Most Wanted fugitives of 2001, AMW tipsters busted Margaret at her aunt's and uncle's house in Roscoe, Illinois. Cops were ready to roll on Regina, arresting her that October after her car flipped over. Sexy older sister Regina was quickly sent to the slammer for 3 decades!... but Margaret walked after a hung jury in 2004, only to be retried, convicted, and sentenced to 46 years.
Reginald "Red" DeVoir Boxley, #704, March 16, 2002 A Tennessee drug kingpin on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. A measly 3-4 hours before 1999, his co-manager killed a man as revenge for a robbery. DeVoir-Boxley then killed the co-manager's brother, but fled in June 2001. He was busted in Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, Florida, and later sentenced to 17 years in prison, but his last remaining partner in crime, Elvin Bernard Young, is still out there today.
Nelson Strickland, #705, Mrc 13, 2002 A gospel rapper. Police sought him for beating and stalking his ex-girlfriend, violating the court orders against him, and sending her unwanted letters in the mail. An amw.com visitor busted him just before he could sign a record deal in Hollywood, California.
Mary Schwartz Palmer, #706, Mrc 19, 2002 In December 2001, she abducted her half-year old daughter from Florida. In early 2002, amw.com had posted the AMW Searchlight feature, dedicated to parental abductions. A visitor to the Searchlight section sent in a tip leading to a woman's shelter in Tupelo, Mississippi where she was busted and the baby recovered. Had it not been for the Searchlight feature, the statute of limitations would've expired in 5 weeks, and the baby would've never been recovered.
Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido, #707, Apl 23, 2002 A former Cuban intelligence officer. In 1997, he was charged in a Caribbean cocaine-trafficking conspiracy that involved a Ukrainian submarine. In a truly amazing moment, someone read the AMW magazine and sent in the tip, busting him in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the only one in the capture roster busted on the continent of Africa. Unfortunately, attempts to extradite him to the US fell through, in part because no translator could be brought in on the proceedings. New Statesman online believes he went back into the South African drug trade afterward.
Marla Elizabeth Sparks, #708, May 5, 2002 In March 2002, she abducted her 2 sons from South Carolina. Cops were very concerned during the month and a half that the boys were missing due to her oxycontin addiction. An AMW Searchlight visitor busted her in a swimming pool complex in the town of Chandler, Arizona.
Garfield Brown (DECEASED), #709, May 9, 2002 A former LL Cool J bodyguard. One time when he worked as a bouncer, he beat a man to death at a concert and served time for manslaughter in California. In March 1994, he robbed a man in New York and shot him to death in front of 3 co-conspirators. Near the end of 2000, he killed another man in New York during an argument. On the day before February 2001, he killed a traveling Nebraska businessman in New Haven, Connecticut after a robbery when this new acquaintance gave Brown a ride. He was also charged with assaults on police officers. An AMW tip led cops to Greensboro, North Carolina, and they killed him in a shootout. In June 2020, a man named Samuel Brownridge, who served 1/4 century in prison after getting picked out of a photo lineup and framed, was exonerated and released after it was revealed that prosecutors and investigators had withheld key information from everyone it concerned, and that some of his defence attorneys bungled his case at every turn, with some evidence revealing Garfield Brown as the real killer.
Anthony "Road Skid" Carter, #710, Jne 2, 2002 In October 2000, he was arrested for drug consumption and spent a month in jail. After his release, a homeless man stole and pawned his expensive guitar. When Carter knew he couldn't reclaim it, he shot the homeless man to death. In November 2001, he escaped a Texas prison. AMW tipsters busted him in an Asian goods store in Iowa City, Iowa, as he was holding a new guitar.
Olin Earl Young Jr, #711, Jne 3, 2002 In late August 1999, he drove drunk and crashed in South Carolina. Wrecked in the pile-up were 2 cars and an 18-wheeler truck. A woman and a 4 year old girl were killed, and 3 people were wounded. After his 8-second commercial break airing, he was busted showing up for work at a construction site in Lewisville, Texas. He was sentenced to 45 years to life. Given that he was born in circa 1943, he'll probably die in prison before his 2047 release date.
Fabian Desmond Smart and Willie Marvin "Diggie" Williams, #712/#713, Jne 10, 2002 The Unknown Jason McMann Killer and Accomplice. In January 1999, a local 21 year old man named Jason McMann was driven to a tree near Lock Haven University, mortally beaten, and left to die to the ice. AMW tips slowly trickled in over the years, some saying that several Lock Haven University football players owed him money, others telling investigators they'd gotten into a fight with him at a college house before his death. Fabian Desmond Smart, the leader of the killers, was busted in Rincon, Georgia working at a lawn care company, and the accomplice, Willie Marvin "Diggie" Williams, didn't go far, and was busted in Philadelphia. Diggie testified against Fabian in exchange for a sentence of 1 to 2 decades, and Fabian was sentenced to life without parole.
Alikish Yurral "Raw, Black Blood" Moore, #714, Jne 27, 2002 In May 2002, he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's female roommate in Los Angeles, California after a failed relationship. He was also nailed on terrorist threat charges for brandishing his gun. In the one month he spent on the run, he never left Los Angeles, and was busted asleep in the back of his car.
James Vincent Sullivan, #715, Jly 3, 2002 A lifelong high-roller and rich bar hopper. On January 16, 1987, a hitman went to the door of James Vincent Sullivan's ex-wife Lita Sullivan in Atlanta, Georgia, produced flowers, pulled out a gun, and killed her with 3 gunshots. Before his capture, he'd last been seen in Costa Rica in April of 1998. He was busted living an upscale, exotic life in Cha'am, Thailand. He's since been sentenced to life without parole.
Zeke Cooper, #716, Jly 14, 2002 In November 2001, he shot at two LAPD officers in an attempt at their lives, wounding one of them and leaving the other unharmed. In late February 2002, he burglarized a man's home, severely beat him, and stole some of the valuables. In April 2002, he fled police custody. 3 months later, he was busted living on an air base in Mountain Home, Idaho and working on roofing in exchange for a place to stay.
Ismael "Tony" Banda, #717, Ags 14, 2002 In May 1999, he attacked a local family band at a Houston, Texas nightclub. He badly beat and wounded an old man, and after the fight he fatally shot a 16 year old guitarist. After his airing during the COPS credits, he was busted in Harris County, Texas, asleep in his girlfriend's back room.
Lloyd Andre Lindsey, #718, Ags 14, 2002 In Trenton, New Jersey, he kidnapped and raped a woman at knife point in a case that authorities and locals described as particularly frightening. In May 2001, he struck again. After his airing on America's Most Wanted, his criminal associates, who feared him badly enough as it was, turned him over to law enforcement. He was sentenced to 22 to 25 years in prison.
David Mark Veal, #719, Ags 16, 2002 In April 2000, his mistress hired him to kill her husband. In May 2001, he escaped a Texas prison by breaking open a shower wall. He was busted in Fresno, California, painting houses and recycling cans.
Russell John "Reverend Sorath" Smith, #720, Spt 4, 2002 Corrections officer by day, Satanist leader by night. In the summer of 2002, he sodomized a preteen girl during a Satanist ritual. In August, he quit his job as a Virginia corrections officer and took his 12 year old daughter on the run. Cops found pentagram candelabra, goats' heads, and black candles in his basement. Within a few weeks, he'd fled to Canyonville, Oregon and scrapped his car. AMW tips reported the car's wreckage and busted him hiding in the woods. Before he was sentenced to 48 years of hard prison time, he slashed his wrists with tin foil ripped from a juice carton, but there was no way it would've fooled the judge.
James Ross "Fish" Fischer, #721, Spt 8, 2002 Throughout the winter of 1999, he thrice raped a 15 year old girl in Oregon. 8 months later, he skipped his trial in November 1999. In April 2000, he was arrested in Georgia, but escaped his holding cell before they could extradite him that June. An AMW tipster knew a woman, and Fischer happened to be renting out her North Carolina cabin. At that time Fischer was hiding out in Gainesville, Georgia where he was caught and reeled in once and for all.
Joseph Anthony "Bones" Safrany Jr, #722, Spt 19, 2002 In April 2000, he drove drunk in Tampa, Florida and got in a car wreck. 3 Air Force officers were killed and 1 was wounded. In June 2001, he skipped his trial. By the summer of 2002, America's Most Wanted took up the case. He'd been traveling by public transit across the southern Atlantic coast for a while, and when he found out he was on the program, he went back to Tampa and turned himself in at a bus station. Ironically, "Bones" Safrany surrendered on the first annual Talk Like A Pirate Day. He was offered a sentence of 15 years if he plead guilty, but instead gambled on a Not Guilty plea. The other driver was drunk, so the defence argued that the driver of the other car would've himself faced arrest if he would've survived, but the jury sided with the District Attorney, who said that, had Safrany been driving sober, he could've somehow averted the crash, no matter how intoxicated the other driver was. They initially sentenced Safrany to life, but he eventually appealed, getting his sentenced reduced to 22 to 25 years.
Esat Bici (DECEASED), #723, Oct 29, 2002 An Albanian gang banger. In July 1990, he and 2 accomplices lured, beat, and fatally stabbed a man in Queens, New York because the victim was gay. The case became nationally infamous over the summer of 1990. His partners in crime tried to evade the court system, and Bici fled bail in May 1996. On October 12, 2002, he got in a gunfight in Tijuana, Mexico, and was shot to death. On October 29, an AMW tipster identified his body in the morgue.
Thomas James "TJ McCray, #724, Nvb 3, 2002 In April 2001, he sexually murdered a 21 year old friend of his in Ohio. Her 2 year old son was found on the riverbank, strapped into his car seat but still alive and well. An AMW tip led to a prison in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he was already cooling his heels on a robbery charge. He was extradited to Ohio, and faced the death penalty, but was sentenced to 20 to 22 years in prison. A similar fugitive, Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, went on the run in 2008, was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list in June 2013, and captured just before August 2014.
William C Severs, #725, Nvb 4, 2002 A former candle manufacturing company owner. In June 2002, he killed his ex-girlfriend in a sniper attack. 3 other bystanders were unharmed, and a few hours later the rifle was found in a nearby baseball diamond. For 4 months, he stayed on the run by frequently transferring his possessions from city to city, but couldn't hide his trail from AMW, and he was busted in Ocean City, Maryland. He was later sentenced to between 5 and 6 decades in prison.
Samuel Jones (DECEASED), #726, Nvb 5, 2002 A 3-decade-running career criminal. He was the last person that a woman was seen alive with before she went into a Kansas City, Kansas motel with him. In November 2001, he checked out, and the cleaning crew found her body, sodomized and strangled. One year later, he was homeless on the streets of Chicago, selling newspapers to get by, and that's where AMW busted him. He was sentenced to 43 years to life, and died in prison of natural causes in February 2018.
Angel Manuel Rivera, #727, Nvb 6, 2002 On June 26, 1991, he shot and killed his 3 tenants in Santa Cruz, California. Some time in 1999, a distant cousin of his allowed him to stay in east Chicago, but cops believe he strangled the cousin's sister, and her son found the body in her bed. 11 years after the triple murder, an AMW tipster busted him in Reading, Pennsylvania. Just as cops closed in on him, he tried to commit suicide by overdosing on drugs, and was caught passed out but still alive. He was eventually convicted of all 4 murders and sentenced to life without parole in California plus additional prison time in Illinois.
Prescott S Sigmund, #728, Nvb 11, 2002 In December 2001, he'd been sacked from his job, and over the following 7 months, he targeted his friends and family to keep an income. He raided his wife's retirement funds and forged paperwork to get credit cards under his parents' names, but still needed to cover it up. In July 2002, he planted a bomb in his father's garage, but accidentally blew up his half-brother who survived the blast. The half-brother has been under more than 40 surgical operations and doctors prognosed him a much shorter lifespan. Sigmund was busted working as a college town motel's desk clerk in Missoula, Montana. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 32 years in prison.
James Sali (ACQUITTED), #729, Nvb 11, 2002 A member of the Frequent Train Riders of America, a transient gang. In November 2001, one of the gang was sent to fetch some beer and bring it back to a homeless camp. Unfortunately for the campers, a policeman stopped the straw man, and he poured the beer into the ground in an attempt to avoid an arrest. The straw purchaser was shot dead in an argument that night. Sali was busted disembarking from a train in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and later acquitted.
Steven Anthony Peppaceno, #730, Nvb 18, 2002 A Vietnam War veteran impersonator who served time for a failed-attempted murder in 1979. In June 2002, he convinced 2 women to take him back to an apartment. That night, he sexually attacked and stabbed them. The blade broke off in one of their eyes, but they both survived. He was busted in the nearby borough of Queens, talking to 3 women in a bar. He was convicted and sentenced to more than 32 years to life, with the possibility of parole around May 2030, after about 27.5 years. But with his long criminal record, he'll have minimal chances of winning his case.
Andrew Harold Eugene "Poppy" Smith Jr, #731, Nvb 22, 2002 A convicted robber, batterer, and kidnapper. In August 2002, he kidnapped 4 children, including his girlfriend's son, from Tennessee. He was busted in Scottsboro, Alabama 3 months later, and luckily the children were all recovered unharmed.
Steven Howard Anderson, #732, Nvb 22, 2002 A Ku Klux Klansman and former militia leader known for hauling a small arsenal of weapons in his van. In October 2001, he led police on a chase, then fired 30 rounds at 2 cops with a rifle, but missed. He was busted in North Carolina. In 2011, a similar criminal named David Earl Burgert Jr was introduced on America's Most Wanted, and was named to many fans' year-end Top 10 lists of 2011, but is still out there today.
Robert Ellis Cox, #733, Nvb 23, 2002 A retired Salt Lake City cop. From July 1995 to June 1996, he had sex with his 2 stepdaughters in Minnesota. When cops brought him in for questioning, he fled before his interrogation. After his airing on AMW, he called a news station and identified himself, thus essentially surrendering. He was sentenced to 16 years to life, and finally had his parole hearing in November of 2019. He admitted to making some stupid mistakes, but declined to describe the acts he was convicted of, in an attempt to prevent reopening any old wounds.
Kristina Ellen Eaddy (RELEASED), #734, Nvb 25, 2002 After she started a new relationship with a recently broken-up man in New Jersey, she couldn't take the chance that he'd go back with his ex. In July 1999, they joined forced to shoot the ex-girlfriend, but she survived. The boyfriend was arrested but Eaddy fled. She was busted in Woodlawn, Maryland, sentenced to a decade in prison, and released after 9.6 years, just a few days before July 2012.
Rafael "Pony" Guillen, #735, Nvb 29, 2002 A lost-out Countdown to Justice 2002 contender on many fans' year-end Top 10 lists of 2001. In late January 2000, a woman in El Paso, Texas hired him to kill her husband's paramour. He tied up the mistress and stabbed her to death in front of her children. The woman was arrested but Guillen fled. At the time of his introduction on AMW, he was last seen violently kidnapping his girlfriend, trying to take her from Southern California to Mexico, and beating her. He was busted in Tijuana, Mexico and sentenced to about 44 years to life.
Ahmua "Monty" Tavita, #736, Dcb 12, 2002 A Samoan gang banger and convicted robber. Through the late third of 2001, he raped a 15 year old boy in the town of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He fled town in March 2002. He was busted in Gardena, California, where he'd been living with a single mother and her children.
Annette Hernandez (DECEASED), #737, Jnr 9, 2003 In December 1970, she set up a man at a party with a view to robbing him and stealing his wallet. Once caught in her trap, the robbery went bad, and she shot him dead. She got locked up for it shortly later. She and her cellmate broke out of a California prison in May 1972. At the beginning of 2003, her descendant called AMW and confirmed that in August 1985, she'd killed herself by overdosing on prescription medications in Bellflower, California.
Kirk Burgess (ACQUITTED), #738, Jnr 13, 2003 In March 2002, a man was shot dead at a large Manhattan birthday party during an attack against his brother. Cops weren't sure who the triggerman was, and wanted to question Burgess. AMW busted him in the nearby borough of Brooklyn, and he was soon cleared in the case.
Guillermo Del Prado, #739, Jnr 15, 2003 A Florida drug runner with 5 past arrests. In late January 2002, he was trying to smuggle a boat load, in its most literal sense, of drugs from the Caribbean to South Florida. He led agents on a boat chase, driving slalom-style in an attempt to make DEA agents crash into rocks. They were getting close to arresting him, so he avoided arrest by jumping out of the boat, swimming to shore, and running off into the night. A week and a half after John Walsh named him his #9 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2002, he turned himself in. He was sentenced to between 5 years and 4 decades in prison.
Toby "Steven Harrison" Beck, Tamika A "China" Hamilton, and Errol Turnage, #740/#741/#742, Fbr 1/Fbr 7, 2003 In late April 2002, the three carried out a house burglary and robbery plot. 3 men in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hired Tamika to perform exotic dances at their house. Cops believe that after she performed the services, she sent Harrison to rob the house. As he did so, Harrison stabbed and wounded the 3 men and torched the house. AMW tips led to Memphis, Tennessee, where Harrison was serving time. It turned out, Harrison was just an assumed name, and his real name was Toby Beck. As AMW was ready to roll on Tamika, John Walsh asked for help finding the Unknown Steven Harrison Accomplice. From there, AMW busted Tamika Hamilton and Errol Turnage in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Toby Beck was sentenced to between 21 and 26 years in prison, and Errol Turnage got between 19 and 24 years.
Cassandra Woods (RELEASED), #743, Fbr 23, 2003 A violent white supremacist. In October 2002, police thought she beat and wounded a bartender in Phoenix, Arizona and rallied her fellow white supremacists to beat a second victim to death. Cops quickly rounded up the accomplices but Woods got away. At the time AMW aired her, she'd just fled Michigan, and was busted with illegal drugs in St. Joseph's County, Indiana. She admitted to egging her friends on, and around May, she was charged with aggravated assault and released on probation, but by July, she'd proven that she never took part in the beating itself, and the case against her was dismissed.
DeMorris Andy Hunter, #744, Fbr 21, 2003 In 198X, he served 13 years for 2nd degree murder in California. In late March 2002, he shot a woman to death in an argument. In May 2002, he threw a party at the house of another woman in Florida, after which they got in an argument. Her body was found in a car trunk in a parking lot near a pharmacy in the city of Sanford, and he was named the primary suspect. He then asked to borrow a truck, fled to Texas, and blew it up in an abandoned parking lot. A few months after he was aired on the COPS credits, he was busted in Houston. He was sentenced to 11 decades in prison for the March 2002 murder. In February 2015, he was finally extradited to Florida to face trial for the May 2002 murder, for which he may face the death penalty if convicted.
Nicholas John Martinez, #745, Fbr 28, 2003 A disgraced US soldier. In April 2001, he was released on leave to attend to a family funeral in California. He molested a 12 year old girl before returning to service. He was released temporarily to accept a dishonorable discharge, and used the opportunity to run off. He was busted working as a wrestling coach in San Diego, California.
Brian David "Emmanuel" Mitchell, #746, Mrc 12, 2003 The Unknown Elizabeth Smart abductor. In June 2002, a 14 year old girl was abducted at knife-point from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in the middle of the night. For the next 9 months, he held Smart hostage, tied her to trees, and raped her nearly every single day. The missing child case cut the festivities short in the months following the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. AMW tips led to a homeless self-proclaimed Mormon prophet in Sandy, Utah who called himself "Emmanuel". Brian David Mitchell and his girlfriend Wanda Ilene Barzee were busted. For about 8 years, Mitchell put up a charade, reciting strange verses in court, and was declared incompetent to stand trial. Barzee was pulled from the capture roster in June 2003 and eventually sentenced to about 1/4 century in prison, then released after roughly 15 years in 2018. After they enabled Mitchell to stand trail in May 2011, he was sentenced to life. During the Capture #750 celebration, John Walsh named Mitchell his new personal favorite capture.
Joseph Leroy Crouch Jr, #747, Mrc 16, 2003 A Memphis, Tennessee loan and finance company owner. Eventually, he gambled all his company funds away. In June 2001, he shot his wife of 4 decades to death just to spare her the embarrassment, then left his golf clubs in her car, hoping that they wouldn't be used to identify him. Even after all that, his gambling habits didn't die. He started robbing mini-marts to fuel his gambling life, then it escalated to banks, hitting at least 40 establishments on the run. Known as the "Geritol Bandit", he even kept a handwritten list of banks he'd robbed just to avoid hitting the same one twice. He was busted in a country club in Daytona, Florida where he'd been singing karaoke. He was sentenced to 55 years to life, but has admitted he expects he'll eventually die in prison.
Michael Thomas Seibert, #748, Mrc 26, 2003 The Unknown Miami Daycare Rapist. Between 1998 and 2002, at least 4, perhaps 7 women were raped at weaponpoint in front of their children outside of day care facilities in Miami. 3 of the victims were pregnant, and their feti were harmed. AMW busted Michael Thomas Seibert for the sexual assaults in nearby New Smyrna Beach. He was convicted and sentenced to 7 life terms.
Roger Dale Holbrook, #749, May 17, 2003 A disgraced thoroughbred horse trainer and crack addict. At first, his wife Barbara's reputation was destroyed when he planted some performance enhancing drug tainted needles in her locker in Indiana. In November 2002, he shot her to death. He was busted in Byrdstown, Tennessee. He was alone, and had failed in his attempt at a job search. He was sentenced to 6 decades in prison, but Indiana's gain time laws, which weren't rolled back until 2014, got it reduced to 26 years.
Henry Paul Inocencio, #750, Mrc 25, 2003 The Unknown Robert Ratto killer. During Ratto's drive to work as an Oakland, California Safeway store manager in September 2002, someone shot him to death. In early 2003, an AMW forensic artist released a sketch of their suspect. AMW tipsters busted Henry Paul Inocencio in Alameda County, California, but unfortunately the gun was never found (and it may never be). He was sentenced to 28 years to life.
Duane Brown, #751, May 27, 2003 A one-legged drug dealer. Cops in Florida were about to catch him in a drug bust in late June 2002. To avoid them, he sped off and crashed into a utility pole. The impact detonated the car and killed his 2 passengers, and after one of his legs was amputated, he somehow escaped police custody. The next spring, his father saw his airing on AMW and insisted he surrender, and he did so in Palm Beach, Florida.
Harvey Ponce-Gomez, #752, Jne 1, 2003 In 1987, he'd been convicted of involuntary manslaughter, and over a decade and a half later the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement named him one of their most wanted. He was busted in North Hills, California.
Jamie Eugene "Six Fingers" Edwards, #753, Jne 5, 2003 A Connecticut drug dealer. An up-and-coming boxer from the town of Stamford had been ratting out drug dealers. In February 1995, several drug dealers joined forces to shoot him to death. Police quickly rounded up the other dealers but Six Fingers got away. He'd been aired at least thrice, starting in 1997. In 2001, AMW tips led to Antigua, in the Caribbean Islands, but it took some 2 years to secure an extradition warrant. Unfortunately, his name couldn't even be found in Connecticut's inmate search.
Julian J Lockhart, #754, Jne 6, 2003 In May 2002, a young Navy veteran in Connecticut was looking to sell a Ford Mustang. Lockhart answered the ad, fatally beat the veteran with a tree branch after the test drive, and stole the car. He was busted in an Atlanta, Georgia apartment. He was asleep on the couch, and cops woke him up and arrested him without incident. He was sentenced to 8 decades in prison.
Edward Santana, #755, Jne 19, 2003 An amateur Salsa dancer. A few years into his relationship with another avid Salsa dancer, he got into an altercation with her in Las Vegas, then broke the restraining order against him. In June 2002, he ambushed and killed her with a screwdriver. He was busted outside an apartment in Santa Fe Springs, California, and he knelt down and burst into tears, possibly out of remorse.
Arthur Carl Kanev, #756, Jly 24, 2003 A former dentist practicing abroad in Costa Rica. He fronted as an ecological scientist in Costa Rica, but he was actually drugging, raping and sexually photographing destitute underage girls in the town of Quepos. Median estimates put his victim count at 30. He fled bond near the end of 2000. In circa 2002, AMW ran a special segment about child sex problems in central America, and added on a mention of Kanev at the end. A year later, a tipster busted him in Pompano Beach, Florida. At his arrest, he was so surprised he pissed himself! The bad news is, Costa Rican authorities gave him a slap to the wrist and only 16 years in prison.
Larry Eugene Yarbrough, #757, Ags 11, 2003 John Walsh's #4 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2001. In August 1997, he robbed a bingo hall in Oklahoma and shot a security guard to death in front of at least 80 witnesses. At the time of his airing on AMW, he'd last been seen beating up a prostitute, and jumped out of a 3rd story window to evade police. He was busted in Detroit, Michigan, driving a van under an assumed name, and sentenced to 1/2 century in prison.
Eddie W "Lucky" Mathis (DECEASED), #758, Ags 16, 2003 A crack gang banger on the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list. In December 1994, he shot a couple to death in Staten Island, New York in order to steal 700 Grand from their drug money stash. 8.6 years later, AMW tipsters led cops to a car dealership in Detroit, Michigan, where Mathis had been working as their top salesman. He led them to his motel, only to get killed in a police shootout.
Karl Joseph Muench, #759, Ags 16, 2003 Throughout 1998 and 1999, he'd molested several girls. Just after midnight on New Millennium's Day 2000, he raped a 19 year old girl during a sobriety party at his temperance union in Suffolk County. He skipped his trial a month and a half later. He was busted working at a motel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and served 3 years in prison. Having gone down simultaneously as Eddie W Mathis, several publications mistakenly assumed AMW has busted two US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted fugitives in one day, but nothing on the US Marshals' website nor its previous versions accessed via web crawling ever suggested Muench was on there. After his sentence, he got diagnosed as a sexually violent predator and committed to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely.
Steven Aitken, #760, Spt 8, 2003 A convicted St Petersburg, Florida child molester. Through the former half of 2003, he robbed 7 banks. His MO was to go to car dealerships, steal the cars during test drives, and use them as getaway vehicles. In the summer of 2003, he checked into a unique motel in Daytona Beach, Florida using an assumed name. This motel had themed suites, and Aitken's favorite was the space theme. He was busted in that very room, surrounded by paintings of astronauts. This loud-mouth gave a rare jailhouse interview, and since then he's always expressing his resentment at getting caught. He was sentenced to 12 times life for all his crimes.
Mark William Samples (RELEASED), #761, Spt 12, 2003 A suicidal man. In May 2001, he robbed a credit union in Minnesota. His trial was scheduled for September 2002, but earlier that summer on June's Eve, he kidnapped his son and fled before his trial. He was busted in East Rochester, Ohio and the child was recovered, not to mention still in good health. Mark was sentenced to exactly 11 years in prison, and after his release in circa 2013, the courts helped his son sever all remaining ties to him.
Dominique Alexander Wright, #762, Spt 24, 2003 In December 2002, a meth deal went bad in Oakland, California. After stripping 2 people naked, he shot them execution style, then blew up a car with the bodies inside. AMW tips led to an attic in Vallejo, California. Cops used tear gas to coax him out and then busted him.
Michael Blane Brashar, #763, Spt 30, 2003 John Walsh's #1 most wanted fugitive of 2002. His younger brother testified that Michael made failed attempts to bludgeon him to death with a hammer and pull off his fingers with pliers when he was a baby. In late March 1982, he sexually murdered a 20 year old woman named Mary Ann Castille. Barely more than 3 months later, he kidnapped a 14 year old girl named Lisa Dawn Hoag following a mean argument after she witnessed Castille's murder, sexually murdered her using a rope as a strangling weapon, and disposed of her body behind an elementary school. In 1985, he tried to sexually murder a preteen girl, but she survived. He was released from prison less than 2 years later because the prisons of that timespace were densely overcrowded. DNA matches came back throughout the winter of 2001. By 2003, he was married and living a slow-paced life on a plot of land in Decatur, Alabama. On October's Eve 2003, he fled from cops after AMW tipsters flushed him out, then surrendered. He's since been sentenced to life in prison.
Martha Ann Gomez, #764, Oct 6, 2003 A leftover case from 1999 later profiled on the Strange But True special in circa May 2002. From 1996 to 1998, she disguised herself as a teenage boy, sought out at least 3 girls suffering from low self-esteem, and raped them. AMW busted her in Reynosa, Mexico. She was sentenced to 2 decades in prison.
Jerome Allen Bargo, #765, Oct 19, 2003 A career criminal whose history with the law started when he was 8 years old. When he burglarized a Bentonville, Arkansas video store in September 1987, he shot and wounded a police officer who interrupted it. In May 1988, he escaped from prison. Profiled at least 5 times staring in 1989, he was last profiled in 1999. It turned out that, shortly after his escape, he'd fled to Venezuela and spent most of his time on the run there. But in 2002, frustrated with repeated street robberies in South America, he returned to the US. Within the next school year or so, he got pinched on marijuana charges, but got released before they could match his ID. Shortly later, in the autumn of 2003, a tipster in a town in Ohio spotted him drinking beer in a bar, remembered his airing from over 4 years before, and busted him before AMW had planned on updating the case. Since then, he got a 14 decade sentence.
Steven Timothy Mercer, #766, Oct 22, 2003 In August 2003, he shot a man to death in Jacksonville, Florida in an apparent robbery, then kidnapped a woman from the scene, forcing her into her brand-new SUV. To flee from him, she jumped out of the speeding SUV onto the highway, but survived with minor-to-moderate injuries. An anonymous source sent a tip to both AMW and a private investigator, who then collaborated with local law enforcement to set a trap, busting him in Savanna, Georgia. He was sentenced to life without parole.
Dan Robertson Jr, #767, Nvb 1, 2003 A convicted burglar sent to Amite, Louisiana to serve a 6 year sentence. In March 2003, Terrance Kassis "T-Dog" Washington joined forces with him for his second prison break, and they escaped that July. Robertson was busted in Washington, DC, and T-Dog was profiled another 2 more times or so before being nabbed as an empty capture in March 2004.
Buddy Charles Beavers Jr, #768, Nvb 10, 2003 A pyromaniac ex-cop gone bad on the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list. In 1995, he was working as a security guard, and torched the business, in hopes he'd look like a hero when he helped douse it. In December 1998, in Connecticut, he burned his mother's house, killing her. He was last seen in February 1999 in a carjacking, until an AMW tipster directed cops to Miami, where he was living homeless with fake IDs. His arresting officer handcuffed him underneath a pier. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Uyen Wendy Nguyen-Le (RELEASED), #769, Nvb 12, 2003 A femme fatale from a criminal clique known as Orientals United Together. In November 2002, she and her acquaintances beat and paralyzed a New Jersey police officer in a bar fight. The motive seemed to be that the police officer, a fellow Vietnamese national, had betrayed their culture by going into law enforcement in a Western country. One year later, she was trying to flee America with 20 Grand, but AMW tipsters thwarted her in Westminster, California. The court concluded that she played a far lesser role in the attack, only landing a couple blows on the officer, so they allowed her to plead guilty to lesser charges in exchange for a suspended sentence, but in 2006, she got arrested for trafficking ecstasy. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison for drug trafficking and 4 years for the attack on the officer, after which she got released in 2010. Her brother and co-conspirator, Hai Thanh Le, is still out there, probably in Vietnam.
Jose Quinones Velasquez, #770, Nvb 12, 2003 In 1988, he kidnapped and murdered a man, then kidnapped and disemboweled an elder in Puerto Rico. He was arrested and sentenced to a century in prison, but in May 1999 he escaped in a violent prison break. He was busted installing household insulation in Chicago, Illinois 3 1/2 years later.
Natia Nicole Johnson (RELEASED), #771, Dcb 2, 2003 In August 2003, she found someone who'd won a jackpot outside a Bingo hall in West Palm Beach, Florida. After trying and failing to steal the winnings, she shot and wounded the woman. She survived, but had to undergo extensive treatments throughout the next 2 years, including a kidney ectomy. Her accomplices were arrested but Natia fled. She was busted hiding in her mother's closet in Boynton Beach, Florida and originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, but she accused the court of taking her away from her children, which the judge bought. This got her consecutive sentences reduced to concurrent terms, working out to 2 decades in practice. Four days before New Year's 2020, she was released from prison without having to serve any probation time, and she owes it to the family she once ruined, and indeed all of her society, to make the most productive use of her second chance at life she can.
Marcellus "Mark" LeVan Henderson and Terron Vassel Vernon, #772/#773, Nvb 2, 2003 In October 2003, they robbed a bank outside Roswell, Georgia. As a bank teller tried to open the vault, one of them shot her dead, and they stole her credit card and ran off without ever plundering the vault. Within the next few weekends, an AMW tip led cops to a hotel in Miami, Florida. As Marcellus and Terron tried to flee, they crashed into a police car and were busted, but it took AMW about a month to accept credit for the captures. They were sentenced to life plus a decade.
Larry Shelton Hentz and Elizabeth (DECEASED) Lacy Hentz, #774/#775, Dcb 11, 2003 Larry killed a man in a dispute over a woman, made some bomb threats, burglarized some homes, and committed other property crimes. For all his offences, he was sentenced to life in a Mississippi prison in 1982. In November 2003, his wife Elizabeth busted him out somehow. Police had speculated that maybe, after he escaped the prison grounds, she drove his getaway vehicle, but said car was never found. The next month, someone entrusted them to drive her from the southeast to the west coast, but left her stranded in or around Kansas. After the AMW broadcast, the woman recognized her traitorous drivers as the Hentzes, and sought revenge, so she called in the tips, led cops to San Diego, California, and busted them trying to check into a hotel. Elizabeth died on Christmas 2015 at 75 years old.
Sheldon Alton Daniel, #776, Jnr 6, 2004 In September 2001, he took part in the robbery of an Office Max store in Pennsylvania. He and his partners in crime held dozens of people hostage, stole $1600, and moderately wounded 2 people. Police quickly rounded up his 3 crime partners, but Sheldon got away. He was busted there in Pennsylvania.
Pete Marron, #777, Dcb 2, 2003 In September 2003, he shot and killed a San Francisco Giants fan in an argument in front of the Los Angeles Dodger stadium. Most likely, the argument was a matter of sports team passions gone too far. He was busted in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and originally marked as Capture #774, but was moved ahead of Larry Shelton Hentz, Elizabeth Lacy Hentz, and Sheldon Alton Daniel in the capture roster. He was sentenced to 1/2 century to life.
Boris George Graham, #778, Jnr 24, 2004 In February 1999, he abducted a wealthy businessman, locked him in the trunk of his own Bentley, and tried to drive away to a ransom site. Instead, he crashed into a tree in Woodland Hills, California, killing the businessman in the car wreck. He was busted in Broward County, Florida working as a drug dealer and has since been sentenced to life in prison.
Scott Hayden, #779, Fbr 21, 2004 Unknown Internet John Doe #2. In February 2004, AMW aired a special report on a new trend in internet child pr0n. People had been sexually videotaping children and posting them online without any names, but most had revealed their faces, which was all that law enforcement had to go on. By the 2003-2004 academic year, law enforcement agencies and task forces could now file charges against these "Internet John and Jane Does" without the names being known. Internet John Doe #2 had videotaped himself having sex with boys in the Great Lakes region (MN, WI, MI). An AMW tip recognized the rapist as Scott Hayden, already serving 1/2 century in Indiana on a new molestation conviction.
Thomas Richard Evered, #780, Fbr 28, 2004 The Unknown Internet John Doe #1. He was wanted for videotaping himself having sex with 2 young boys and posting the video online. Law enforcement traced the video back to Baltimore, Maryland, but needed AMW tips to identify the rapist. A tip from Thomas Richard Evered's own mother led to a parking lot in Missoula, Montana, where he surrendered without a struggle. Evered was soon sentenced to life in prison.
Gianni Gugliatto and Argelio "Angel" Aguayo Jr, #781/#784, Mrc 2/Mrc 8, 2004 A pair of Miami cocaine trafficking middle-people. In February 2003, Gugliatto led DEA agents on a boat chase that ended with 900 pounds of cocaine being seized. In August 2003, Miami-Dade police and DEA agents set up a sting which Aguayo saw through, and he escaped after leading them on another boat chase. Days after AMW aired the case at the end of February 2004, Gugliatto turned herself in. After one more airing, Aguayo turned himself in.
Patricia Ann Kelley and John D Stoneman, #782/#783, Mrc 4, 2004 On June 24, 2003, in the worst case Guernsey County, Ohio had ever investigated, Stoneman raped and sodomized a 4 year old female spina bifida and hydroenchephalus victim who was under the care of his girlfriend Patricia Ann Kelley (#782), a Licensed Practical Nurse, as Kelley videotaped the disgusting crime. The little girl couldn't see what was happening to her or move. Stoneman was also wanted for storing child pornography on a computer in California, while Kelley had also set up video cameras in front of 2-way mirrors to record children changing their clothing in bathrooms. After 6 airings and 5 months on the show, including John Walsh's Top Ten Fugitives of 2003, this couple of creeps was busted in Toronto, Canada, where Kelley had been working at an airport restaurant. In middle 2005, they admitted to the sexual assault, the girl's family wanted the perps to suffer as miserably as possible, and a judge gave both Stoneman and Kelley two life sentences. Law enforcement may never know how many children this couple victimized. In the contest for Best Capture of the 8th Century of Captures besides Angel Manuel Rivera and Michael Blane Brashar, this case was the runner-up.
Kevin Quinn, #785, Mrc 9, 2004 Unknown Internet John Doe #3. He videotaped himself having sex with 2 young boys in the back of a tractor trailer, then uploaded the video online. AMW tips led to a trucking company in Dallas, Texas, where Kevin Quinn was busted showing up for work.
Ronnie Dontell Drane, #786, Mrc 16, 2004 A US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted half serial killer / half family destroyer. In Gary, Indiana, in October 2002, he shot and killed his aunt Dolores Buchanan and another man named Larry Peaches, and wounded his cousin Herman Buchanan. In November 2002, he sexually murdered a woman in the same city in an unrelated case. In March 2003, Drane and his father hired a hitman to finish off the cousin in Louisville, Kentucky. The plan fell through, but Drane shot Herman to death outside his apartment. He was busted in an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee a month and a half after his addition to the Marshal's Most Wanted list. He's now serving about 2 centuries in prison. Drane won the contest for Best Capture of the 8th Century of Captures besides Michael Blane Brashar and Angel Manuel Rivera.
William Earl Phillips, #787, Apl 6, 2004 A nationwide drug dealer known for his possessive and jealous attitudes towards women. In June 2003, he killed his girlfriend in Oklahoma after discovering her intent to break up with him. By the time AMW aired the case, he'd fled to Tukwila, Washington. He watched the broadcast with a few friends of his who busted him trying to fake a surrender, and was sentenced to life in prison.
Jason Davis (ACQUITTED), #788, Apl 21, 2004 In November 2001, someone shot a man to death in an argument during Chicago's mayoral gala event. Cops suspected Jason Davis supplied the gun, and wanted to question him in his supposed role in the killing. After his airing, he contacted a lawyer in California and negotiated a surrender with the lawyer's help. At his trial, he was acquitted of accessory to the murder because they proved Davis didn't know his friend was going to use the gun for murder. However, he did have to serve 4 to 6 years on a lesser charge, but he's been released by now.
Douglas Paul Aigen (RELEASED), #789, Apl 23, 2004 A popular case named John Walsh's #4 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2003. In 1992, he kidnapped a woman in order to use her ATM card, after which she escaped the car. Through the autumn of 2002, he stole and sold tractor trailers. In January 2003, he rammed into a police car, led cops on a high-speed chase, and crashed, causing several hundred Grand in property damage. Around the turn of 2004, he had stopped showering. Combined with his morbid obesity, he became one of AMW's most malodorous fugitives. AMW closed this "case of law and odor" in New York, and Aigen served 3 years in prison.
Gregory Allen Moyer, #790, Apl 16, 2004 In 1994, he fronted as a private school teacher in Virginia, but ran a secret society in the school that involved young boys and sadistic sex. He was arrested a few years later, but after his appeal was denied in May 2001, he fled. After AMW aired the case, he quit his position as a teacher in Mexico City, Mexico and fled to a motel where he was busted. It took about 2 weeks to extradite him.
Tracey "Sha Danger" Boyce, #791, May 1, 2004 A failed rap artist. After his career failed to launch, he rented a room from his producer in NYC, but in April 2003, he was evicted for dafaulting on the rent. In May 2003, he shot the producer to death in his studio. AMW aired the case in April 2004, telling viewers he was a skilled basketball player. A tip led to Boca Raton, Florida, where he'd just entered the youth police athletic league and was out-performing nearly everyone else there. That's where he was busted. He was sentenced to 1/4 century to life.
Shawn Dale "Head" Bovee, #792, May 1, 2004 The Orange County Date Rapist. He was wanted out of Southern California for building and managing a huge date rape drug enterprise that specialized in the chemical GHB. Many of his friends had serious drug addiction problems. After his airing, he started "freaking out", and was busted in Irvine, California. He may have been acquitted or his charges may have been dropped, however.
Oliver Berry, #793, May 5, 2004 In July 2002, he shot and killed a Liberian United Nations diplomat's adopted son in Queens, New York and wounded the passenger. The argument leading to it started when the victim refused to move his car. AMW tips led to an apartment closet in the nearby borough of New York, where he said, "You got me!" as he was busted. After he was convicted, he yelled, "How did you find me guilty without any evidence?! There wasn't any evidence!" He was sentenced to 4 decades to life.
Peter Jerome Cunningham, #794, May 10, 2004 A seemingly innocuous teenage boy with no criminal record. In September 2002, he ripped off the youngest son of Disco legend Anton "Chubby" Tavares in a bad marijuana transaction. When he confronted him, Cunningham shot the young man to death in a Florida apartment. The bullets missed the other 4 people in the apartment. He was busted living in a rooming house in The Bronx, New York, and was soon sentenced to life in prison.
Carl Richard Djusberg, #795, May 18, 2004 A convicted rapist out of California who absconded from parole in September 1996. In October 1997, he got in an argument with a police officer and fired 2 shots, but missed. In August 2000, he kidnapped and tortured an Oregon woman. He'd last been seen in October 2000, assaulting his former landlord who'd kicked Djusberg out because of his drinking problem. He was aired once in 2001. Within a week or two of his May 2004 airing, he was busted hiding in an upstairs apartment bedroom in Charleston, West Virginia. He was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison and is due to be released near the end of this decade.
Gordon Douglas Weaver, #796, May 19, 2004 John Walsh's 2000 50/50 Fugitive #MN, named to many fans' personal 2000 year-end most wanted lists. In October 1999, he burned his wife alive and torched their house in Minnesota. In March 2000, he faked his death in Illinois just before he was to be indicted. An amw.com visitor in the town of Florence, Oregon recognized him doing manual labor and computer work for a neighboring family. Weaver was hiding out in a house at a cliff edge, and cops busted him despite a gun being stashed upstairs. He was originally sentenced to about 1/4 century in prison, but he and his lawyer have repeatedly struck bargains with prosecutors to reduce his sentence, and even when they'd pared it down to 7 years left to serve, Weaver and the lawyer vowed to keep at it until he was free. After doing just 12 years in the joint, he was paroled in June 2016.
Naomi Betts (RELEASED), #797, May 27, 2004 The Unknown Indianapolis Female Bank Robber. In October 2003, she and a man entered the 53rd bank, faked a deposit slip, and stole a satchel of money at gunpoint. An AMW tipster identified the female robber as Naomi Betts, and busted her hiding in her mother's house, but the male robber is still out there today. Betts was originally sentenced to 3 years in prison, but gain time laws got it reduced to somewhere between 0.6 and 1.6 year. She was released in 2005.
William Gene Myears, #798, Jne 5, 2004 On Mischief Night (the night before Halloween) 2002, he was out in a bar, drinking with a woman in Minnesota. They got in an argument over things Myears admitted was worthless, trifling matters, then grabbed her neck. He panicked when the woman stopped breathing and buried the body in his grandparents' back yard. He was soon arrested, but in January 2003, they had to let him go due to lack of evidence... until the woman's skeletal remains were found in May 2004. He was busted running a carnival ferris wheel in Birmingham, Michigan, but by July, he tested positive for an inflammatory spinal disease that paralyzed him from the waist down. He accepted a plea bargain that reduced his charges to unintentional murder, and was sentenced to 21 years to life. He was released on probation in April 2018, but will be on probation until the end of March 2025.
Wayne Cassidy, #799, Jne 25, 2004 In May 1992, he strangled his girlfriend in British Columbia, Canada. He was sentenced to life, but in May 2004, he escaped from prison during a work release along with convicted rapist Stafford Lake. He was busted in the nearby town of Cherryville, and Stafford Lake was nabbed as an empty capture within the next month.
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Post by Scumhunter on Apr 12, 2013 12:15:34 GMT -5
Just a quick correction. Wouldn't JC Giles aka Juanito Edwards at 240 count as the first unsolved homicide capture and not David Cox at 275? All they had was an alias, and what John Walsh calls in "No Mercy" an "awful" sketch.
Post by 912thamwuser on Apr 13, 2013 1:23:28 GMT -5
AMW Capture Roster, 9th Century. Fishemout, I considered David Connell Cox to be the first Unknown killer busted by AMW because even he didn't have a known alias, and with Juannito A Edwards, I was under the impression that they were truly convinced his name was JC Jiles until he was caught, a la #574 (aired as Jimmy Ronald "Linus" Turner, busted as Dennis Ronald Scott) or #740 (aired as Steven Harrison, busted as Toby Beck)
Richard Emile Newman (RELEASED), #800, Jly 2, 2004 In August 2002, he got into an argument with a bouncer in Toronto, Canada because the bouncer told him to take his headband off. Cops believed he might've shot the bouncer to death out of spite. AMW tips led to a basement in Crown Heights, New York. He shot at his arresting officers, wounding a few of them, before he was busted. He was acquitted in the bouncer's murder, but served 12 years for shooting at the officers.
Shawn Windsor, #801, Jly 15, 2004 A serial wife beater. One of his abusive marriages began when he walked down the aisle... of a grocery store after convincing a friend of his who worked there to let him hold a free wedding. In another incident, he severely beat one of the wives when she couldn't learn how to drive a manual shift car. After an abusive marriage in Louisville, Kentucky, the violence hit an erupting point 3 days after Christmas 2003. After luring his last wife and their 8 year old son with the ruse of dinner, he stabbed his son in the heart and bludgeoned the ex-wife to death with a barbell, then wrote a blood soaked letter confessing to the murders. About a month after John Walsh named him one of his original Dirty Dozen, an AMW tipster busted him working in an auto parts salvage garage in Shelby, North Carolina. He eventually expressed remorse for killing his last wife and his own son, and the judge condemned Windsor to death after he himself admitted it would be the only punishment to fit the crime.
Kayla Marie LaSala, #802, Jly 13, 2004 A cunning girl from Mercer County, West Virginia, wise beyond her years. In February 2004, she either feared her father was intending to rape her, or resented him for not letting her date an older man, so she stabbed him over 100 times to kill him. In July 2004, she fled house arrest by cutting off her monitoring bracelet and gluing it to a cat. She hoped, because the cat was still moving, that the GPS system would make it look like she was still there. Within the next week or two, an amw.com visitor led cops to Altomonte Springs, Florida, where she was busted playing on her boyfriend's computer. She was sentenced to 1/4 century in prison. She holds the record for youngest criminal ever busted as a Direct Capture, at a tender 14 1/2 years.
Michael Alfonso, #803, Jly 16, 2004 An FBI-designated serial killer. In September 1993, he murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sumanear Yang. In June 2001, he shot another ex-girlfriend named Genoveva Franco-Velasquez to death outside the McDonald's she managed in Illinois. Some of his other convictions included rape, stalking, and desecrating a human fetus. It's likely he killed and wounded other ex-girlfriends of his. He was busted in Vera Cruz, Mexico, and until he admitted to his crimes, he claimed he was crazy and thought his meals were being poisoned, and after his extradition, claimed he thought he was still in Mexico. A court eventually convinced him to drop the insanity act in exchange for a plea bargain. Spared the death penalty for the time being, he's now serving 3 life sentences with a threat of death penalty if he ever escapes prison, and he will never be allowed to appeal his conviction in any court.
Timothy William Berner (DECEASED), #804, Jly 25, 2004 A bank robber and cop killer on the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list. In June 2004, he killed a Sterling Heights, Michigan police officer and stole his revolver. According to AMW, it was the first officer murdered in the line of duty in that city's history. John Walsh named him one of the original 12 fugitives on his Dirty Dozen list because the murder had just then happened. Just over a month later, an AMW tipster led cops to Jacksonville, Florida. In an upstairs bedroom, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, leaving his victim's revolver beside his body.
Donald Crosby, #805, Ags 13, 2004 A career criminal notorious for assuming his brother's identity. In September 2003, he raped a nurse trainee in an Indianapolis medical care supply room, thus destroying his brother's good name. AMW tips led to Jersey City, New Jersey. He leapt from a 2nd story window hoping to evade police, but was injured on impact and didn't make it far.
Rason "Roz" Angelo Horton, #806, Spt 20, 2004 A convicted felon. In September 2004, he chased a gas station clerk down a road and shot him execution style before stealing his car. He promptly robbed a West Detroit gas station and burned the car. After his AMW airing, he called a probation officer on his birthday and surrendered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Darryl Williams, #807, Spt 21, 2004 In April 2004, he and his accomplice visited a friend in the hospital who'd just given birth, before killing 2 Pennsylvania teens in a botched robbery. For some reason or another, he got a slap to the wrist and 1 to 2 decades in prison. One possibility is that he pled his charges down to manslaughter.
Kevin Leslie Nolen, #808, Spt 29, 2004 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducting a routine child porn frisk got several hundred hits from Kevin Leslie Nolen. In June 2003, they seized his computer, confiscating 26,000 pornographic photos and 200 internet postings. Once he knew he was one of America's Most Wanted, he boasted to some friends, and they busted him renting a room with a woman in Springfield, Missouri.
Matthew Lee "Doughboy" Glover (RELEASED), #809, Oct 4, 2004 In November 2003, a woman refused to join a prostitution ring that Glover worked for. His gang sisters bound, beat, and kidnapped the woman. Glover then wounded her with 2 shotgun blasts, but she survived by raising her arms to guard her vital organs. After he saw himself on AMW, he surrendered to authorities in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and released a little bit early in 2018.
Reinaldo "Butcher of South Beach" de la Concepcion Silvestre (RELEASED), #810, Oct 7, 2004 An unlicensed plastic surgeon. Throughout 1999, he performed bad operations on at least 3 people's chests in South Beach, Florida, disfiguring them. His most famous victim was a former Mr. Mexico champion. His fake nurse and fake anaesthesiologist were quickly arrested but Silvestre fled. He was busted in Belize, working as a hospital doctor and teaching medical school. He served about 7 1/2 years in prison and is seen as less of a threat to society today because he's been barred from ever practicing medicine again.
Desiree Dawn Lingo-Perkins, #811, Oct 7, 2004 A leftover case named to many fans' year-end Most Wanted Lists of 2000. In March 2000, her cronies kidnapped the 18 year old son of a wealthy businessman in Texas. They tortured and murdered him, then at least tried to extort a ransom, but whether or not it was paid is unknown. Within a few years, AMW tips led to the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, but Mexican law enforcement required an exact address before making the arrest. Once they had the address, they finally busted her in October 2004. She has since been sentenced to life in prison.
Frederick Rosato (DECEASED), #812, Oct 23, 2004 A habitually unemployed man. On Christmas in July (July 25) 2003, his wife, a budding psychologist, was shot dead in Yonkers, New York, and police wanted to question Rosato in her death. AMW tips told an investigator that Rosato was drifting through various homeless shelters in New York City. One officer who'd heard about it busted him right as he walked into the officer's path. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in about 18 years, but a couple days before July 2016, he died in prison.
Chaunson Lavel "C-Bo, Chuck" McKibbins, #813, Oct 29, 2004 A drug trafficker on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. In November 2001, he beat, tortured, kidnapped, and murdered a man in a drug dispute. He then used a chainsaw to slice the victim into 14 pieces and scatter him across a forest in Atlanta. He was busted there in Atlanta, at a gas station near Interstate Highway I-85 before his addition to the list could be published. He was sentenced to life without parole.
William Glen Barefoot, #814, Nvb 9, 2004 A barefooted cop shooter and home invader. In October 2004, he pepper-sprayed a female guard, locked her down, escaped from a North Carolina prison, and ran through the woods barefooted. Less than a month later, he was busted in the nearby town of Gastonia, hiding out in the woods as he tried to find a phone. He was sentenced to more than 9 decades in prison.
Marissa "Jewel Affair" Pomarico and Kimberly Alvarado, #815/#816, Nvb 21, 2004 Alvarado was a convicted larcener and child neglector, and Pomarico, her sister, was an internet pr0n star. In May 2004, Alvarado, with Pomarico as an accomplice, forcibly abducted Alvarado's two young children from Staten Island, New York, then headed west. They'd made it to California, and as Pomarico was shooting her next pr0n film, they saw her AMW airing and convinced her to surrender in Los Angeles. She gave up Alvarado's location in nearby San Bernardino, and the children were found unscathed.
Philip A Hughes, #817, Dcb 12, 2004 In Kansas City, Kansas, he'd gotten into an argument over some money and a car. Hughes held down his opponent while his partner in crime beat and stabbed the victim to death. The stabber was quickly arrested but Hughes fled. He was asleep in a back room in a Sanford, Florida apartment when he was busted.
Robert A DeSimone, Matthew Donald and Michael (RELEASED) Paul Taylor, and Ralph Lee Smith, #818/#847/#848/#849, Dcb 19/Dcb 21/Dcb 6, 2004 The Unknown Hobart's Jewelry Robbers. Near the end of October 2004, DeSimone (Suspect #2) helped rob a Hobart's diamond store in Indiana by tying up employees and holding them hostage while the Taylor brothers (Suspects #1 and #3) collected the diamonds and Ralph Lee Smith (Suspect #4) drove the getaway vehicle. They were busted in Illinois. Ralph Lee Smith was busted at the beginning of December 2004, DeSimone was busted less than 2 weeks later, and the Taylor Brothers fell 2 days after DeSimone. It took AMW 6 months to take credit for the Taylor Brothers and Ralph Lee Smith's captures. They faced a century in prison in their original indictment, but Matthew was sentenced to 16 years, Michael to 10 years, DeSimone to 17 years, and Smith to 3 decades.
Teri Anderson (RELEASED), #819, Jnr 8, 2005 Unknown Internet Jane Doe #1. An unidentified woman was wanted for sexually assaulting 2 young boys and trading the videos and photos online. AMW tips led to Farmington, Utah, where the pedophiless, Teri Anderson, was in prison on a newer child porn conviction. The tipster also identified the two boys as her own sons and recovered them safely. She served about 12 years, had to participate in a sex offender treatment program, and ended up registering as a sex offender forever following her release.
Daniel James Farinholt (RELEASED), #820, Jnr 16, 2005 A wealthy technology executive who'd secretly been molesting a girl for about a decade. In central California, he faked his death by leaving a boat adrift and smearing blood in the cabins, but not enough blood had been shed to be fatal, and AMW tipsters weren't fooled. He was busted in Idaho, where he was in a relationship with a woman who, while crediting Farinholt for treating her well, suspected he was lying about his past. He was eventually sentenced to 12 years in prison, and was released after registering as a sex offender forever.
David Drain (RELEASED), #821, Jnr 24, 2005 In July 2004, he slashed his former corrections officer with a razor in New Jersey, wounding him. Around the turn of 2005, the 15 Seconds of Shame debuted. After he and his girlfriend saw his 15 Seconds airing, they talked it out and Drain turned himself in in Baltimore, Maryland, becoming the first Direct Result capture off the 15 Seconds of Shame. He served 8.5 years in prison.
Jason Arthur Mori (REDEEMED), #822, Jnr 25, 2005 A lone wolf white supremacist. In April 2004, someone called him on the phone and used the N word against him. One week later, he got into a fight in a Shasta County, California neighborhood and killed a man with a hunting rifle. AMW correspondents weren't sure whether he was clean-shaven or still had his signature beard, but he was busted in Kettle Falls, Washington on his 26th birthday, with the beard slightly trimmed. He struck a plea deal where he pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and was sentenced to 12 to 16 years in prison. He used his time in prison to take part in dog training and walking programs, was released in 2017, and works as a professional dog trainer and walker to this day.
Daniel Robert "Slim" Campbell and Todd Wayne Mulder, #823/#861, Jnr 25 / Spt 16, 2005 The Unknown Jordan Allgood Killers. In November 2003, Campbell entered a rare coin dealership in Utah, tied up the dealer, a generous, charitable man named Jordan Allgood, and robbed the dealership, shooting Allgood dead. He was busted in Las Vegas after questioning. Then he gave up Todd Wayne Mulder's location: Mulder was serving time on other charges in another prison in Las Vegas. For his testimony and expressing remorse, Campbell got 5 years to life, and Mulder was sentenced to 3/4 century to life. Before Campbell was led away to prison, Campbell praised the Allgood family as the strongest he's ever met.
Damar Gervan Pink, #824, Jnr 26, 2005 John Walsh's #5 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2004. By September 2003, he had a squeaky clean criminal record, not even a parking ticket. In October 2003, he blew it on his 18th birthday, when he and a few others burst into a farmer's market in Florida. They shot a security guard named Yonel Barthelemy to death on his first day of guard duty. They proceeded to a back chamber where they threatened to shoot the vault tellers execution style if they didn't open the vault. They got away with a moderate sum of money. AMW tips led to Hartford, Connecticut where Pink was hiding out in a basement. In a desperate attempt to flee, he rammed an FBI van before he was busted. He was soon convicted and sentenced to life with no chance of parole.
Dustin S "Max, C-Morre" Pino, #825, Fbr 8, 2005 A failed wannabe wrestler. In March 2003, he unleashed his rage by grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and slamming her into a wall in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was knocked into a coma, but emerged 5 days later, with all her memories of him completely erased. AMW tips from his 15 Seconds of Shame profiles led to Texas, where he was working at an IHOP. A woman recognized him as a very obnoxious bar patron who tried to impress people there by showing off some genital piercings. He was sentenced to 2 decades in prison, but Indiana's gain time laws reduced his sentence to 11 years. He was conditionally released in February 2016, but had to register as a violent offender forever.
Kit Kar Luong (RELEASED), #826, Jnr 26, 2005 In January 1998, he robbed a home in an affluent suburb of Dallas, Texas. He and his accomplices shot a man to death and held the victim's mother at gunpoint. The accomplices fell quickly but Luong got away. In November 2002, he was aired during the COPS credits. In January 2005, an AMW tipster recognized him after remembering his airing from over 2 years ago, went online to verify the identity, and busted him in nearby Houston. He was sentenced to 1 to 2 decades in prison, and was released in late 2018 or early 2019.
Angelo A Grenci Jr, #827, Fbr 4, 2005 In August 2002, a fight broke out at a house party in New Jersey. 6 people were wounded in the brouhaha, and in July 2003, Grenci was convicted in absentia of aggravated assault and burglary. He was busted in Mexico and originally sentenced to just under 1/4 century in prison, but in February 2009, his conviction was overturned because the prosecution apparently built a weak case against him. In November 2015, Grenci was arrested in connection with the robbery of a TD Bank in Toms River, New Jersey, and in November 2020, he was arrested a 3rd time in New Jersey for fatally stabbing a man in the neck. One month later, investigators searching his phone for evidence regarding the murder found over a thousand pieces of child pornography instead. It's likely Grenci will be sent to prison forever.
Stephanie Harris Meares (RELEASED), #828, Fbr 10, 2005 A crack addict who had a daughter in November 2003. Given several chances to end her drug addiction, she didn't comply. In June 2004, she killed her boyfriend in North Carolina by shooting him in the head, both over an inheritance feud and because he suspected her of cheating on him with several other men, then took her daughter on the run. She was hiding out with her sister in nearby Cumberland County when she saw herself on AMW and surrendered. Despite the baby being recovered safely, she was not marked as a direct result recovery. Harris-Meares was convicted of 2nd degree murder, sentenced to 9 to 12 years in prison, and released in July 2014.
Anita "Ruthless Caregiver" Raughton, #829, Fbr 16, 2005 From 1994 through 1996, she swindled a bedridden woman she was taking care of by forging checks and stealing several Grand from her account. Once the victim found out, she drugged the woman with pills not meant for her, tied her in a strait jacket, and ran off. She stole a car and a Pomeranian worth several Grand from a former business partner who'd found a new living as a pet breeder. The first victim died of unrelated causes in the decade between the forged check scam and Raughton's AMW airing at the beginning of 2005. Later that winter, an AMW tip had Raughton rottin' in jail in Iowa.
Ronald Lee Lennon (DECEASED), #830, Fbr 22, 2005 A homeless menial worker. In August 2003, he killed a terminally ill gambling addict in a Las Vegas hotel. The victim used to be well-off, until she gambled away her 70 Grand life savings and ended up homeless there, and Lee-Lennon's intent was to steal the homeless woman's $864 paycheck that she would've otherwise used to pay the bill. After he saw himself on AMW, a minister helped him surrender in Troy, Alabama. He was serving 1 to 3 decades in prison, and had maintained his innocence ever since, frequently appealing his conviction, but in June of 2016, he died in prison.
Jahbir and Alfonso Fowle, #831/#832, Mrc 5 / Mrc 10, 2005 In November 2003, these two brothers known by the NYPD for a long history of gang activity and burglaries got into a gang fight in Brooklyn in which the rival was shot dead. Unfortunately, a stray bullet mortally wounded a nearby family's youngest child, 8 year old Deasean Hill, as they walked home, ready for dinner. AMW tipsters busted them 2 1/2 months after John Walsh named them his #2 and #1 Most Wanted Fugitives of 2004. Alfonso was erroneously released, then promptly recaptured. Brooklyn's court couldn't convict them of murder of a child, but they did manage a conviction for 2 counts of voluntary manslaughter, and gave them 15 years in prison. From the tragedy, the street was renamed in DeaSean's honor, the community started fighting back after getting fed up with all the violence, and the neighborhood's crime rates dropped by 1/4 throughout 2004.
David Ralph Saracino, #833, Mrc 13, 2005 A sexual deviant who'd been violating underage girls since he was 8 years old. Over 3 decades, he'd raped at least 5 girls. After raping a 10 year old neighbor in May 2001, he fled Utah. He'd been setting up a new life in Orange, Texas, when his fellow church congregants saw him on America's Most Wanted and busted him. He was sentenced to 4 decades in prison, and the judge called him the worst of the worst, the kind of person that heavy sentences were designed for, and at the time, he burst into tears for getting himself in trouble with the law and disappointing the congregation he'd found company in, but probably not for the girls he was accused of raping.
Cory Lancelin "Shuga Shaft" Smith, #834, Mrc 14, 2005 A San Diego wannabe rapper and obsessive, abusive pimp. His prostitution ring, based in Oceanside, California, specialized in girls between 14 and 17 years old. In October 2003, he beat and robbed one of his prostitutes. As his verdict was determined, he fled in late January 2004. He was busted in Houston, Texas and sentenced to 56 years to life.
Randolph Franklin Dial (DECEASED), #835, Apl 5, 2005 A prison escapee with a mysterious life story. In 1981, he went to prison for carrying out a contract killing for an organized crime network in Oklahoma. Just before September 1994, he escaped a medium security prison. Cops thought he might've been holding a prison guard hostage, and had no idea what was happening to her. In November 2001, police thought he may have called an author to write a book on his exploits. He was busted on an east Texas chicken farm, living a mysterious, low-profile life with the prison guard who wasn't in as bad of shape as cops feared. Sentenced to life, he died in prison in June 2007. The former prison guard was sentenced to some time in prison for playing some role in keeping Dial on the run.
Charles and Misty Jackson (both CHARGES DROPPED), #836/#837, Apl 11/Apl 12, 2005 Charles Jackson was a convicted arsonist whom cops thought Misty Jackson somehow helped escape a prison before Misty was due to give birth. Within the season (spring) in which they were busted, their charges were dropped, but the newborn was apparently in very poor health, and a few months later, the baby was tragically pronounced dead.
Jermaine LaNell Ballard and Quincy Lee Teel (both RELEASED), #838/#839, Apl 16, 2005 The Jason McMann Killers' Accessories. They were originally arrested in July 2001 for questioning in McMann's death. Their testimony helped lock up the Jason McMann Killer, Fabian Desmond Smart (Capture #712). They cooperated with investigators and struck a deal to testify against Fabian in court. Because of information supplied by America's Most Wanted, a judge concluded they were just cooperating with an ulterior motive to save their *ss*s from hard prison time, and on April 16, 2005, the judge sentenced Ballard to 1 to 3 years in prison, and Teel to 2 years to a decade. It was AMW tips that got all 4 suspects locked up, and thus the two Accessories were finally marked as Direct Captures.
Christian Clemente Rodriguez, #840, Apl 14, 2005 John Walsh's #5 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2003. In March 1999, he broke into two apartments in a Florida college town. Each time, he raped one woman while holding the other at gunpoint. AMW tips led the SWAT team to Catalina, Puerto Rico, where they managed to bust him on a rooftop. In July 2008, Rodriguez was convicted and locked away for the remainder of his life.
Gerardo "Tank, Bigboy" Martinez, #841, Apl 28, 2005 A leftover fugitive named to many fans' year-end most wanted lists of 2003. That June, his fellow Los Angeles gang-bangers had a run-in with a disabled man who couldn't communicate. They mistook the man's jargon for a gang insult. Martinez shot the man to death in retaliation. He was busted hiding in a small village outside of Mexico city. He was sentenced to life with no parole plus 1/4 century.
Russell Earl Winstead, #842, May 3, 2005 In January 2003, he asked his aunt in Kentucky for a loan, took the money to the casino, and lost 10 Grand of her money in one night of gambling. After he wrote the check and handed it to her, he realized that if she tried to cash the check, it would bounce higher than a kangaroo on the Moon. To cover his tracks, he stabbed her to death to take the check back. Her death devastated the tight-knit community which she worked hard to support, and despite this, Winstead's father, the victim's own brother, helped him flee. After John Walsh placed Winstead on his Dirty Dozen list, AMW tips led to Costa Rica, whose government thought Death Row and even Lifer's Row were abusive to human rights, and Kentucky had to agree to sentence him to 1/4 century to life before they'd extradite him.
William "Sonny" Porter Looney III (RELEASED), #843, May 14, 2005 An internet child molester. He was wanted for storing child pornography on a computer in Milford, Texas, meeting with 12 and 13 year old girls in online chat rooms, and fleeing after getting caught in an online sexual predator sting in April 2004. Just over a year later, he was proclaiming his marriage to a 16 year old girl in Marlinton, West Virginia, but when he saw himself on America's Most Wanted, he signed off and surrendered. He was sentenced to about 9 to 18 years in prison before he was granted parole, and has returned to West Virginia.
Philip Anthony "Hollywood" Williams, #844, May 22, 2005 A violent, crack smoking convicted rapist on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list, whom some speculate that he had prior convictions for rape and second-degree murder. In August 2003, he stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a New Mexico parking lot. After hiding out for several months in an Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was busted in Philadelphia and sentenced to 18 years to life.
Malaika Tamu Griffin, #845, Jne 6, 2005 A southern Magna Cum Laude college chemistry graduate named to many AMW fans' year-end most wanted lists for 2000. In 1999, he got into a racist argument with a white man and shot him to death. Police found books and a weapons stockpile, proving she was armed for a war against the white race. Introduced on AMW in 2000 and profiled at least 4 times in total, an AMW tipster busted her working as a bio technology lab assistant in El Cajon, California. She's since been sentenced to life without parole.
John Dallas Lockhart, #846, Jne 6, 2005 A former Akron, Ohio business lawyer on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. In August 2004, some fraud investigators frisked his law office, searched his computer, and found over 100 images of child pornography on his computer. It was among the worst child rape cases in American history because a handful of the images showed him having sex with babies a few months old, including one 4 month old girl he was later given a no-contact-for-life order to keep away from. Police knew him as a smooth-talking ladies' man of sorts by day, and a BDSM fetishist by night, and those were the main clues given to apprehend him. Over the next 10 months, he'd been making a pathetic attempt to start over, assuming an uncreative alias and running a store in Venice Beach, California that traded in BDSM equipment. AMW tips busted him, but for how disgusting his crimes were, even when he didn't bother to look presentable for his court date, he got a slap to the wrist: 1 decade to life. In 2015, he lost his case for parole in his first hearing, and won't be eligible to petition again until 2025, but some of his latest mugshots show him suffering some unknown health problems, so it's uncertain whether he'll live long enough for it.
Raymond "Shotgun, Pistol, Toot" Ross, #850, Jly 17, 2005 A local Tennessee gang banger. In February 2005, a 17 year old boy was trying to sell his car stereo. After answering the ad, Raymond beat the boy unconscious and stole the car. The child fell into a coma but survived. He was busted in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Crystal Dawn "Goofy" Vigil, #851, Jly 11, 2005 A gang bangeress from the violent all-female Easyriders gang. In June 1999, she and three of her fellow gangstresses went on a carjacking spree in Hollywood, California. They had a casualty toll of 1 dead, 1 wounded. Cops quickly rounded up her accomplices but Vigil got away. She was aired at least 4 times since 1999, until an AMW tipster led the US Marshals to Tijuana, Mexico. She became the 100th suspect that the Marshals coordinated with Mexican authorities to expel from the country.
Robert Allen Ellison, #852, Ags 1, 2005 In May 2005, he kidnapped a 12 year old girl from Houston, Texas at gunpoint, led her into his van, raped her, and released her a few miles away. That July, he stole his best friend's identity in order to slip away from law enforcement. An amw.com visitor busted him sleeping in a homeless shelter, still under his friend's ID. He was sentenced to 35 years with the chance of parole in half that (at 17.5 years).
Tommy DeWayne James, #853, Ags 7, 2005 In the early 1990s, he stabbed a friend of his to death in an argument and served just under a decade on a negligent homicide conviction. After his release, he started sexually assaulting a Louisiana girl for 2 years, starting when she was 13 years old, then fled in April 2005. AMW tips led to Joplin, Missouri, where he was caught off-guard trying to board a bus to Nashville, Tennessee and busted.
Peter Hommerson, #854, Ags 10, 2005 In January 1996, he was hired to work on a house in an exclusive Chicago neighborhood. Instead, he killed a wealthy couple, stole 2 Megadollars worth of valuables, and demolished the mansion. AMW tipsters busted him in Ixtapa, Mexico, where he was running a restaurant and bar. He was since sentenced to life in prison.
Scott Dellagatta (RELEASED), #855, Ags 25, 2005 The Unknown Virginia Credit Card Thief. From September 2004 to March 2005, he stole credit cards and cash from 11 people in Virginia, then spent the money on 45 Grand worth of electronic equipment. An amw.com visitor identified the thief as Scott Dellagatta and busted him in Bowie, Maryland. He served 4 3/4 years in prison, after which he served a 3 year supervised release.
Neil Newmister (RELEASED), #856, Ags 25, 2005 A leftover case from 2004. In August 2002, his best friend left Toledo, Ohio to serve a tour of duty, and entrusted Newmister to watch over his family. Instead, Newmister raped his friend's wife in front of her 2 year old daughter. He was busted in Acapulco, Mexico, proclaiming himself a bada**, but the courts could only secure a 7 year sentence.
Frederick LaVell "Li'l Pock" Edmond, #857, Ags 31, 2005 In 1993, he was convicted of reckless homicide for shooting a man to death. In June 2005, he got into an argument with someone in Gary, Indiana, and shot at the other person, but instead the bullets killed an innocent bystander and her fetus. He was busted eating a bowl of oatmeal on a couch in Cocoa Beach, Florida and sentenced to 11 decades in prison.
Shannon Alan Griffin (RELEASED), #858, Spt 7, 2005 In March 2001, he torched his own home in Tennessee in an attempt at the lives of his wife and her 3 children, but they escaped the inferno. In May 2005, he ran over and wounded a man near a fast food drive-thru, then tried to run over the victim again, but missed. 3 1/2 months later, he saw himself on amw.com, and went to visit his parents one last time before surrendering in Detroit, Michigan. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Mark Cerino, #859, Spt 11, 2005 After the American 2004 hurricane season, he stole money from numerous Florida Gulf Coast elders in a construction scam, taking advantage of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ivan. Within the first 2 weeks following Hurricane Katrina, John Walsh visited New Orleans, Louisiana, and briefly aired at least 4 fugitives who used Hurricane Katrina to either commit crimes or flee from justice. Cerino was aired because he was sought for questioning in some Hurricane Katrina related scams. He was busted in Waterloo, New York, and told his arresting officers he was shocked to have been profiled right next to murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals. He was sentenced to somewhere between 5 and 10 years in prison, and got released in 2013, but he broke the terms of probation, and could be facing more prison time soon.
Stanley L Osbourne (RELEASED), #860, Spt 11, 2005 In March 2001, he raped his 16 year old stepdaughter in New York. That August, he meleed his wife with a pistol, fracturing her skull. He was busted hiding in an apartment basement in the city of Brampton, in Ontario, Canada and sentenced to somewhere between 12 and 15 years in prison. After his release in July 2018, he was deported from the US.
Edward Lee Green (DECEASED), #862, Oct 4, 2005 A convicted murderer who served time in Tampa, Florida. In 2003, he beat and raped his wife, then kidnapped and raped her sister. AMW tips led cops to St. Petersburg, Florida, but upon their locating him, he shot himself in the stomach and died at the scene.
Kendall Alexander Sr (RELEASED), #863, Oct 6, 2005 In 1987, he escaped from prison, stole a car, and shot and wounded a policeman who pulled him over. In August 2005, he robbed 2 banks in Baltimore, and fired several shots from a rifle, but missed. Bullet holes were found in the ceiling of one bank that were gnarly enough to prove he was using anti-armor bullets. Coincidentally, his son Kendall Jr was also a career criminal. He was hiding in the city of Chatham, then traveled to Woodlawn, Maryland where he was busted. He was originally sentenced to 27 years in prison, but changes in state law got his sentenced reduced to less than 15 years, and he was released on February's Eve 2020.
Charles Randall Brunson, #864, Oct 17, 2005 In 1987, he shot two people in Texas, killing a man and wounding a woman. In March 2000, he repeatedly raped his 4 year old daughter, and that November he was named Texas' most wanted sex offender. He tried to hide out in Chapala, Mexico, doing welding work and other manual jobs to make a meager living, but a couple of fellow American immigrants recognized his quirks after visiting amw.com, and busted him.
David Brandon Kiermaier, #865, Oct 17, 2005 A serial rapist who specialized in heavy-built and poorly educated women. In 1993, he raped a 5 year old girl in Louisiana. Near the end of May 2004, he raped a mentally impaired woman. Over the next month, he fled all across the south before seemingly vanishing. That was until he saw himself on amw.com and made the big mistake of describing his webpage to a woman who busted him in Pickens County, Georgia.
Douglas Holler (RELEASED), #866, Oct 19, 2005 A convicted drunk driver. In May 2004, he was driving drunk in an Ohio neighborhood. He ran a stop sign, fatally crashed into another man, and ran off, fleeing his blood alcohol content exam. Over a year later, he and his girlfriend were trying to lease an apartment in Marion County, Ohio, when the rent managers found his amw.com profile and busted him. He served 7 1/3 years in prison.
Rashawn "RahRah" Capers, #867, Oct 23, 2005 In March 2005, he was about to get in a fight in Paterson, New Jersey, but a policeman's son tried to stop the fight. Capers stabbed the man to death, and the victim's father responded to the scene, prompting the city to post Capers' face on a billboard. Someone saw the billboard and sent in the tip to AMW, leading to The Bronx, New York. Capers tried to use a 4 year old boy as a human shield, but the officers busted him without the child getting hurt. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
Ronald Kelly Young, #868, Nvb 21, 2005 A conman. Over the years, he'd bilked almost 100 Grand from his friends' and lovers' businesses. Then, he laundered drug money in Arizona. In November 1996, he car-bombed and killed a man in Tucson, Arizona in a murder-for-hire plot. He was busted at a chiropractor appointment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At first, they didn't have enough evidence to convict him, but by the end of 2008, he was sentenced to 2 life terms without parole. He may have committed another murder. In the last few days before December 2008, America's Most Wanted profiled the woman who paid him, the victim's ex-wife Pamela Phillips. Police knew she fled to Europe, and she was nabbed as an empty capture a year later.
Arnulfo "Los Angeles Riverbed Rapist" Vargas, #869, Nvb 25, 2005 From 2001 to 2004, he kidnapped between 7 and 16 women, took them to drainage tunnels in Los Angeles, and raped them. In late 2004, around the time America's Most Wanted introduced him on the show, he took his family on a wild goose chase through California. One year after that, an AMW Radio listener busted him in Ensenada, Mexico. He's since been sentenced to over a century and a half in prison.
Jody Kenneth Thompson, #870, Nvb 28, 2005 Vegas' "Cancer Guy Bandit" and prison escapee on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. His MO was to rob bars and supermarkets at gunpoint, claiming he needed the money to treat a pediatric cancer-stricken relative of his. In August 2005, he escaped a prison van and continued his crime wave; He carjacked several people, held others hostage, and led police on high-speed chases. AMW tips led back to Las Vegas, where he held two more people at gunpoint, but cops busted him before anyone could get hurt. He's now serving 6 decades to a century.
Peter Braunstein, #871, Dcb 16, 2005 After the plays he wrote flopped, he sought fame by criminal means. On Halloween 2005, he set fire to an apartment in NYC, disguised himself as a firefighter to gain access to it, and sexually assaulted and tormented a woman for more than 13 hours. AMW aired the case every week for the following 6 weeks, and Walsh was about to name Braunstein to his Top 10 Fugitives of 2005 before a tipster busted him in Memphis, Tennessee. He slashed himself, but was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Evidence recovered from his last known addresses showed journals of his travels and exploits through the autumn. John Walsh aired the capture story in January 2006, and as he ended the report, he said, "Peter Braunstein, your 15 minutes of fame are over!" and promptly shut the TV monitor off. Braunstein and Cesar Anthony Lira (empty capture) were replaced with Donald Edward Lynch and Andre "Jigga" Harris on the Top 10 Fugitives of 2005. Braunstein is now serving 23 years to life.
Steven Frank Valadez, #872, Jnr 11, 2006 In November 2004, he beat and bound a man in Dallas, Texas, then stole his tire rims. Later that month, his wedding ring vanished, and he killed a homeless man he thought had stolen and pawned it. In March 2005, he opened fire on the man he stole the tire rims from, causing minor injuries, but nothing life-threatening. He hadn't left Dallas, and after his AMW billboard was put up, he saw himself broadcast on the show and turned himself in. AMW tipsters busted Israel Barretero in that same city less than a day later.
Israel Barretero, #873, Jnr 12, 2006 John Walsh's #2 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2005. In March 2005, in Dallas, Texas, he got into a brutal bar fight with some rival immigrants, and the bouncer sent them outside. A few minutes later, as a carpool of 4 people drove away, Jimmy Velasquez took the wheel as Barretero opened the sunroof, stood out through it, and opened fire with a rifle. Even after the victims crashed into a guard rail, and as police closed in on him, he continued to blast away. 3 of the victims died, and 1 survived remarkably. On January 12, 2006, less than 24 hours after Steven Frank Valadez surrendered in the same city (Dallas, Capture #872), he was busted driving his girlfriend to a high school. He since got 2 life terms + 2 decades, with a chance of parole after just 3 decades.
Tommy Jerome Hardin, #874, Jnr 13, 2006 In 2003, he and his cohorts committed a LONG series of robberies across Kentucky. His crew was reputed to have hit 100 businesses, held clerks and customers hostage, tortured their hostages with small knives, and sexually violated female victims. Police rounded up the entire crew, but in late August 2005, Hardin broke out of a prison. A month after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing on the 12-10-005 broadcast, he bragged about his prison escape. An AMW tipster recognized him after he bragged, and busted him as he slept. He was sentenced to between 17 and 38 years in prison.
Steven Charles Volgyi, #875, Fbr 4, 2006 In July 2002, he cut his girlfriend's throat and wounded her during a drunken argument in Broward County, Florida. He was arrested and quickly put on probation, but he ran off the next day. He was busted in nearby Pompano Beach, working as a moving company driver. He was convicted and sentenced to 3 years in prison. He was released in 2009, but on Christmas Day at the end of 2014, he crashed into a bicyclist and ran off without administering any aid. He was sent to prison for the year 2015, and released at the beginning of 2016 with a decade of probation. No way he would stay on the straight and narrow for a decade, because in June 2019, Volgyi violated his probation and ran off, becoming a wanted fugitive once again.
David Rollins Cauthen, #876, Fbr 9, 2006 A jealous, abusive so-called ladies' man. His first stand-out crime happened in September 1983. He was only 19 years old when he raped his 16 year old girlfriend. Hours later, he detonated a car bomb, claiming she wasn't inside simply because someone she knew saw him passing by. 5 days before Halloween 1991, he tried to force another ex-girlfriend of his to dig her own grave, but she convinced him to take her to a convenience store. She escaped only because he left the keys in the ignition. Within the next decade, he'd gotten married and fathered a child. But after she tried to divorce him, he broke into her apartment and stabbed her to death in October 2004, then buried her in a cement culvert. He was busted in a Covington, South Carolina convenience store, having been working as a handyman and using the alias David Freeman. He was later convicted of the murder and sentenced to life with no parole. Over the next 13 1/4 years, he tried to break out of prison twice, one of them in May of 2019, but he didn't even make it off the prison grounds.
Jesse Anthony Caron, #877, Fbr 14, 2006 A small business owner from Maine. On Halloween 2005, he hosted a rave in an ordinary residential house. Police wanted to question him in the drugging and rape of a woman who attended the party. For a while, his mother had been bankrolling his flight from investigators, but she had very little money, and after he was aired on AMW, he was busted on Valentine's Day as he was receiving the last of her money. In June 2006, he escaped custody, robbed a woman and stole her purse, and was profiled again before being nabbed as an empty capture.
Eric J Cassineri, #878, Fbr 22, 2006 He was arrested for trafficking drugs in Ohio, but his short prison stint bought his girlfriend just enough time to leave him for a new man. In July 2005, Cassineri beat that man over the head with a cinderblock, nearly killing him. After he saw himself on the 15 Seconds of Shame, he surrendered peacefully in Valdosta, Georgia.
Andre "Mac Minister" Dow, #879, Mrc 2, 2006 A well-known rap artist. In May 2005, in Las Vegas, he shot and killed 2 rap artists named Anthony "Fat-Tone" Watkins and Jermaine "Cowboy" Atkins with an AK-47 after a Snoop Dogg concert. The motive was an argument over the murder of San Francisco Bay rap legend Mac Dre. He was also wanted for questioning in the murder of a female witness in November 2005, but is not considered a likely suspect there anymore. He was busted hiding out in a San Francisco apartment, under a pile of clothing. On the night before August 2008, he was sentenced to 2 life terms without parole.
Kurt Thompson, #880, Mrc 9, 2006 In July 2005, he robbed 4 teens and badly beat one of them, but the injuries weren't life-threatening. In the winter of 2006, AMW aired a special on Boston's Youth Violence Strike Force, a task force that specialized in young offenders wanted for violent offences besides murder. AMW busted Thompson in the Hyde Park district of Boston, Massachusetts as he smoked a cigarette on a couch.
Rafael Andres, #881, Mrc 14, 2006 In 1987, he murdered a woman to steal some of her money, and was mysteriously let out of prison after one single year. In January 2005, a woman in Miami was brutally strangled with a cord from a rice cooker during a home invasion robbery, in an apartment where Andres had been hired to work as an unlicensed maintenance man, and the apartment had been torched with the body inside. The crime was sloppy, and Andres was quickly named a suspect. Tips led back to Miami-Dade, Florida, where he tried to drive away from some undercover cops, but they dragged him out of his car, screaming like a child. At first, people had feared the charges might've been dropped, but in November 2014, justice finally came through, and he was convicted. By May 2015, he'd been sent to death row, but a Supreme Court ruling in early 2019 temporarily vacated his death sentence, because the vote in the sentencing hearing wasn't unanimous. He faces one more trial, during which anything short of a unanimous vote for the death penalty will see Andres transferred to lifer's row.
Phyllis Ann Harless, #882, Mrc 17, 2006 After denying her 12 year old daughter an education, she abducted her from Arkansas in September 2005 during a day of supervised visitation. It was a curious case, because her husband, Doug Harless, had previously been married to baby killer Kathie Ann Decker, who was Capture #699. An amw.com visitor busted Phyllis and recovered the child in Walton County, Georgia.
Karl "Dr Karl Pavlov" Goeke (ACQUITTED), #883, Mrc 23, 2006 A comedian from the Ding Dong Show. In the 1980s, dozens of boys were sexually assaulted. Some victims recalled their abuser threatening that if they blew the whistle, he'd tell the whole community the victims were gay. In a social atmosphere plagued with socially conservative straight supremacy, the abusers thought this non-lethal threat would be enough to deter the victims from going to authorities. In the 2004-2005 academic year, the victims, by then grown, tried to collect evidence by secretly recording confessions of Goeke abusing them 2 decades ago, until Goeke fled in September 2005. Goeke stole a dead man's identity, but AMW tipsters weren't fooled, busting him in Portland, Oregon. The judge concluded that phone taps recorded outside the confines of law enforcement did not qualify to be brought into a trial. With the only evidence against him shot, Goeke was acquitted.
Kendall Petty, #884, Mrc 30, 2006 In July 2005, he stuck a gun in his girlfriend's mouth during an argument as a threat, and was sought by Boston's Youth Violence Strike Force for it. He was busted in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he was still living in his girlfriend's house.
Clansie Banner, #885, Apl 3, 2006 In circa 2004, one of the marijuana dealers Banner supplied weed to stole some of his drugs. In February 2005, they got into a car collision in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and after recognizing the dealer, Banner shot him to death. He was busted in Brooklyn, New York, during the post March Madness days, just before the NCAA championship could be declared. He was sentenced to between 8.5 years and 2 decades in prison, and may have been released as of late 2015.
John Francis Casey, #886, Apl 6, 2006 The Unknown Helen Walker Killer. In October 2004, he shot a clerk dead in a failed robbery in a Jacksonville, Florida hotel. By the time AMW tipsters identified the killer, a man named John Francis Casey, he was already locked in a prison in that very city for two other robberies. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Lewis J Lee, #887, Apl 17, 2006 A former pastor. Throughout the winter of 2006, he stalked, brainwashed, ran away with, and raped a 15 year old girl. He was busted in Hagerstown, Maryland, working as a delivery truck driver, and the teen girl was recovered safely. He was sentenced to 14 to 58 years in prison.
Michael Dale Benson, #888, Apl 30, 2006 A Tier III sex offender. Up to 1989, he'd raped a minimum of 6 women. In mid April 2006, he and some fellow inmates broke an 8 by 14 inch hole in a cell window and escaped a treatment facility in Minnesota. Cops quickly rounded up the other escapees but Benson escaped despite blood from a jagged point of the broken window ending in a DNA match to him. Cops expressed how dangerous he was by telling AMW he was a person of interest in a woman's disappearance; she or her body has never been found to this day. Over about 2 weeks, he'd made it to Kansas City, Missouri. He went into a bar, saw himself on the show, and told the bartender to turn it off, but instead the bartender busted him.
Hassan S Simmons, #889, May 17, 2006 In October 2005, he and some other men got into an argument with a rival group of men in Pennsylvania, during which he shot and killed his brother's 17 year old enemy. He was busted in Philadelphia when his own mother gave up his location after she saw him on the show.
Charles Gilbert Capdville (RELEASED), #890, May 18, 2006 In November 2005, he snatched a 15 year old girl in Dallas, Texas, threw her onto a couch, and raped her. In April 2006, he evaded Operation Falcon II. He was busted in the Oak Cliff district of Dallas, talking on a cell phone. He served 7 years in prison.
Proboodat "Brooklyn Machete Monster" Joucoo, #891, May 28, 2006 A Trinidadese national. After his divorce, he stalked his ex for months, until May 2005, when he broke into her apartment, severed the phone lines, and slashed her up with a machete. Two weeks later, doctors miraculously managed to restore her limbs. AMW tips led to a correctional center in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he was serving time under an assumed name. As the old saying goes, bad things come in threes, and after her near-death experience, Joucoo got a disappointing sentence of 15 years in prison, followed by social workers putting her and her children in an apartment in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods for a few months before moving them to an exponentially better one. The latter apartment was so much better, the family described it as a transition from Hell to Heaven. Joucoo was paroled back to the streets after 12.8 years, in the first half of April 2019.
James Albert McDowell, #892, Jne 4, 2006 A businessman for an earth-moving company who was well-respected until he swindled elders in Washington and Oregon with schemes involving joint bank accounts, as well as investment fraud. By the time of the 6-03-006 broadcast where he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, he'd last been seen in November 2005. With his dented face, which he claimed was the result of cancer, it wasn't hard for AMW tipsters to identify him, and he was busted in Carlsbad, California's Ocean's Eleven Casino the day after his airing, caught with his pants down in the most literal sense.
Paul Allen Everhart, #893, Jne 7, 2006 For 2 years, he raped one of his own family members in Baltimore, Maryland. In November 2005, he fled an arrest warrant. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame on 6-03-006, the same night as James Albert McDowell, and he too was easy to recognize: He looked like Larry from the Sit 'N Sleep commercials, except with longer, curly hair and a toothless smile. AMW tips led cops to Dahlonega, Georgia, where they told him to smile for the camera, and it gave him away.
Michael Bohannon, #894, Jne 8, 2006 A hoodlum who hung out with drug dealers in a suburb of Boston. On April Fool's Day 2002, he shot a man to death after a physical confrontation. He was busted watering flowers in the South Side district of Chicago, Illinois.
Danny Arthur Moran (RELEASED), #895, Jne 12, 2006 In 1986, he was arrested for kidnapping his 2 sons from a failed relationship. In 1996, he abducted his own biological daughter from Tempe, Arizona. An amw.com visitor busted him in Roanoke, Virginia. In 2007, he was sentenced to one single year in prison.
Juan Antonio "Nut" Pena (ACQUITTED), #896, Jne 23, 2006 A homeless man who elaborately disguised himself as a gangsta player. In April 2005, an amateur boxer in Hartford, Connecticut punched him. He winced from the pain so badly that his cover was blown, and the amateur boxer was shot to death. After his airing on the 15 Seconds of Shame on 6-10-006, he was busted living in a rooming house on the north side of Richmond, Virginia, but later acquitted.
Edward Jamele Windham (DECEASED), #897, Jly 18, 2006 A career criminal. In March 2006, a man testified against him in an armed robbery trial. Towards the end of that May, cops thought he got in an argument with the witness' brother and shot him to death. Within the next few days, he allegedly attacked the victim's family in South Carolina. After he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, he bragged about the murder, then an amw.com visitor busted him hiding under a bed. He was acquitted of murder and served 5 years on a firearms conviction, but in June of 2014, he himself was murdered. Some people believe Windham was the real culprit and got away with it, so it's possible someone affiliated with Windham's alleged victim was looking for final retribution.
Claudia Beth Librett (RELEASED), #898, Ags 5, 2006 A millionaire interior designer. After moving away from her husband to Pennsylvania, she abducted her 3 1/2 year old daughter in January 2003. After trying to enroll her daughter in a school in the Niagara Falls region of Ontario, Canada, an amw.com visitor busted her and recovered the child. The father was granted full custody, and she was sentenced to a decade in prison with credit for time served reducing it to 3 years, and stayed out of trouble, and has not been considered any further of a crime threat since her daughter turned 18 in 2017.
Charles Herbert "Chaka" Raysor (RELEASED), #899, Ags 7, 2006 A legendary crack gang czar. His underlings have killed 40 people, including children, landlords, rival drug dealers, and one homeless man. He surrendered in Brooklyn, New York, and he broke down in tears, telling them he was tired of his criminal lifestyle and missed his family, and once he knew he was on AMW, that was the final straw. He secured a plea deal with a judge by showing ostensible remorse for the hundreds of people he and his gang had hurt, and promised to eventually open a bakery and rebrand himself as a law-abiding citizen, plus his family pled for leniency, but most importantly, the district attorneys had nothing on him for any direct role in any of the murders on behalf of the gang, so a judge gave him a slap to the wrist and somewhere between 13 and 17 years in prison on a possession with intent to distribute crack charge. He was released in September 2019.
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2020 16:10:37 GMT -5 by 912thamwuser: More updates on #827
DD12: Alexis Flores, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, Juan "Chaquatin" Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon "Angel" Reyes-Sanchez, Anna Marlene Reyes, Lorenzo "Lore, Kingbone" Gamez Salinas, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Richard Wall, Tyrom Walter Theis.
AMW Capture Roster, 9th Century. Fishemout, I considered David Connell Cox to be the first Unknown killer busted by AMW because even he didn't have a known alias, and with Juannito A Edwards, I was under the impression that they were truly convinced his name was JC Jiles until he was caught, a la #574 (aired as Jimmy Ronald "Linus" Turner, busted as Dennis Ronald Scott) or #740 (aired as Steven Harrison, busted as Toby Beck)
Please, call me Scumhunter now.
Anyway, this is the intro to No Mercy:
"Sometimes, we air a story on America's Most Wanted and we're all secretly thinking we'll never catch this guy. Like a fugitive named J.C. Giles- or, to be perfectly accurate, a fugitive not named J.C. Giles. That was the name he gave himself. We knew it was an alias. And that's all we knew."
Interestingly enough, if AMW does catch the Unknown Mike Surber killer- it would be another case of catching a guy where all they have is a fake alias- that of Jericho Cooper.
Also, there was Tobijah Nelson, who AMW thought was a fake name, and then it turned out to actually be his real name.
However, you would be correct in David Connell Cox not even having an alias.
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 19, 2013 17:37:41 GMT -5
About #899- Chaka Raysor- believe it or not, he was sentenced to just 17 years in prison. He took a plea deal and at sentencing and with family members passionately cried and asked for sympathy (and also mentioned he wanted to one day open up a bakery) from the judge- who apparently bought it.
Post by 912thamwuser on Apr 20, 2013 16:25:18 GMT -5
AMW Capture Roster, 10th Century
Marlon Morris, #900, Ags 9, 2006 In November 2002, he and his girlfriend lured a 13 year old Massachusetts girl and raped her. The couple was quickly arrested, and in November 2004, Morris was about to be handed a 7 count conviction, but he walked out of the courthouse during a break and hadn't been seen since. In August 2006, he was busted in Gretna, Louisiana, and today he's serving 15 to 18 years in prison.
Samuel Lydell Morton, #901, Ags 27, 2006 In the spring of 2005, he raped a 20 year old college student in Richmond, Virginia, then lied to the girl's mother and investigators to buy him enough time to flee. The girl had to move away from the area to avoid him, casting her college dreams down the drain. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, tipsters led police to nearby Berkville, Virginia. They printed a photo of him from amw.com, and as he was busted, he reacted with eye-popping surprise at his own picture. He was sentenced to about 24.2 years in prison.
Jaroslaw "Jerry" Ambrozuk (RELEASED), #902, Ags 30, 2006 A record-setter for longest running fugitive busted by AMW in the Decade of the 00-Agents. In August 1982, he crashed a plane into a lake in Montana. He swam out, camped in the woods for the night, and left his newlywed wife to drown. For this, he was charged with negligent homicide. Afterward, he fled to Dallas, Texas, became a software developer, and set up a rich playboy lifestyle which he lived for almost 1/4 century. One of the women saw his profile on amw.com and convinced him to turn himself in in nearby Plano, Texas. After he was sentenced to about 2 decades in prison, a memorial wreath was dedicated to the lake where his plane crashed. For reasons unknown, the courts allowed him to plead guilty only to criminal endangerment, criminal mischief, and federal passport fraud, which got his sentences suspended and reduced to 2/3 year in practice. Around May 2007, he was released and deported to Canada.
Curtis Terrell Miller, #903, Spt 4, 2006 A drug dealer living with half a dozen other men in a squalid flop-house in a bad part of Charlotte, North Carolina. Pitbulls roamed free, dog urine was found hardened to the carpets, dirty dishes were piled high, and flies swarmed the house. In September 2004, he shot a man to death and left the body inside. An amw.com visitor busted him in Queens, New York, where he was participating in activity for the Crips.
Darnell William Randle, #904, Ags 14, 2006 A member of an aggressive heist crew called the "Ring of Robbers", operating in San Francisco, California. In February 2006, he took part in a robbery where he and his accomplices stole 200 Grand worth of merchandise by holding clerks at gunpoint. AMW tips pinpointed him in Houston, Texas, following a 15 Seconds of Shame airing, and when he ordered a pizza, the call was traced and he was busted. Alas, it took AMW 3 weeks to take credit for his capture.
Isaac Asusta, #905, Spt 4, 2006 In late January 2005, he shot and killed a couple he'd known for years over a drug debt. The murders took place in the small town of Ely, Nevada, and was notorious as the first ever double homicide in their history. After he bragged about his crimes, an AMW tipster looked up his My Story profile and busted him in Los Angeles, California. He's now serving 6 decades in prison.
Martin Minter, #906, Spt 18, 2006 The Unknown Paul Phillips Impersonator. This menacing criminal was notorious for claiming to be Paul Phillips from the band Puddle of Mudd, at the real guitarist's expense. John Walsh interviewed the real Phillips on the show, and described how his impersonator sexually attacked 2 women in failed attempts to rape them. One woman was snatched as she left a building, but someone nearby ran outside and thwarted him. In another incident, the impersonator slapped a woman's chest and threatened her with a 9 Millimeter handgun and told her to drive somewhere, but she found a way out of it. After a few airings, an AMW tipster identified the would-be rapist as a registered sex offender named Martin Minter. Minter had just tried to commit suicide, and was busted leaving a mental hospital in Texas.
Robert Louis Hanright, #907, Spt 22, 2006 A career criminal from New England. In August 2006, he drugged and raped a 15 year old girl in a New Hampshire apartment. The victim woke up and fell back asleep several times during the attack. After a local news package including a promotion of his upcoming AMW airing broadcast in Portland, Maine, he was busted. He was sentenced to just under a decade in prison, released in early 2016, promptly pinched on failure to register charges, and sent back to prison for the rest of that year. In 2017, he got pinched again for stalking and drug possession, pled guilty, and released on probation until he possibly breaks the law again, and someone else could get seriously hurt if and/or when that happens.
Ronnie Wright, #908, Oct 8, 2006 Over the course of a single week in May 2005, his boss fired him, the state of Indiana repossessed his motorcycle, and his wife divorced him. His only consolation was to flood his problems away in an Indiana bar alongside a friend of his who he'd known since they were babies. Things took another turn for the worse when Ronnie got in an argument with another bar goer. He accused his best friend of not defending him in the argument, and stabbed his ex-best-friend in a drunken rage, wounding him. AMW tips led to Ocala, Florida, where his father's funeral was taking place. He was afraid to attend it because he thought cops would be waiting for him there, but he couldn't flee. Aggravating circumstances led to the judge sentencing him to 4 1/2 decades in prison.
Harry Carrasquillo, #909, Oct 13, 2006 In September 1998, he ambushed and shot 2 drug dealers to death in a turf dispute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In August 2004, he was given an 8-second commercial break airing, and 2 years later, AMW tips led to Philadelphia, where he was busted giving cops a fake ID. He was convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to 3 decades in prison following a presumable plea deal.
Richard Wesley Gibbs, #910, Oct 12, 2006 A disgraced Pennsylvania college professor. From 1987 to 2006, he sexually assaulted almost 50 underage boys across the US. He was forced to retire when the allegations came about, and despite his age, his retirement was considered early. On July 31 (Wizard's Night) 2006, he skipped on his trial. In late August 2006, AMW aired a special feature called "Criminals in the Classroom", about teachers and professors who sexually abuse children, in which Gibbs was given a short airing. He was busted working at a bar-and-grill in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, and extradited within the week. He was sentenced to 12 to 30 years in one prison, but other jurisdictions also want to incarcerate him, so he probably will never leave prison alive.
Cavinaugh L "Papoose" Hughes, #911, Oct 19, 2006 In November 2005, he and 2 others invaded a home in Chicago, hoping to find a safe with 10 Grand. They killed a man, then Cavinaugh killed one of the accomplices to keep him from confessing. He was busted living with a woman in Three Rivers, Michigan and sentenced to life in prison.
Calvin Allen Bennett, #912, Nvb 19, 2006 For almost a year, he'd been hiding out in an elderly Arkansas couple's barn. In October 2006, he robbed and brutally murdered them, tied their bodies to a rope connected to the hitch of a truck, and dragged the bodies into the woods, disconnected them, and left the bodies to decay. Somehow he managed to steal their truck and make his getaway. On Nvb 18, 2006, he was aired on America's Most Wanted, and John Walsh made him the newest member of his Dirty Dozen list. In the fastest capture of a Walsh DD12 fugitive, an 18 year old college girl in Rothschild, Virginia had been dating him, saw the show, and busted him in the morning of Nvb 19. He's now serving life in prison without parole.
Beatriz "Young B" Hernandez (RELEASED), #913, Nvb 27, 2006 In December 2005, she drove her friends to a club in New Jersey, gave them enough time to rob the place, enabled them to shoot 4 people dead, and drove their getaway. For this, she was charged with 4 counts of felony murder. She surrendered in the city of Paterson after her 15 Seconds of Shame airing. After testifying against the shooters, she got a slap to the wrist and served only 1/2 decade in prison.
LaMont "Blake, L-Boogie" Davnielle Paris, #914, Dcb 9, 2006 A member of the Connecticut Boys assassin crew, hired by Giovanni "Chilli" Gayosso-Ruanova's drug business. In Detroit, Michigan, he had carried out about half a dozen hits. A minimum of 2 were dead, 1 was wounded, and 4 were unharmed. But most likely, he'd killed at least 5 people. He was busted in Belleville, Michigan, driving a female associate's car back to her house from the shop. The only high-ranking member of Ruanova's drug gang to be busted as a Direct Result capture, he was sentenced to 3/4 century in prison.
Gary Lee St John (DECEASED), #915, Dcb 20, 2006 In the winter of 1998, he sexually assaulted a 6 year old girl in Reno, Nevada, then fled bail. In Kinder, Louisiana, he sought treatment for a severe illness under a dead man's assumed name. The one in charge of scheduling the appointments googled the alias, matched it with St John on amw.com, and busted him. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison, and had succumbed to his poor health by the end of the decade 201X.
Dennis Wayne Harvey, #916, Jnr 11, 2007 In November 2006, he went on a 2-hour carjacking spree through Austin, Texas. He shot and wounded 2 of his victims and left 2 more unharmed. The very next month, he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, and the month after that, he was busted piloting a shrimp trawler near Savannah, Georgia. He was sentenced to 3 decades to life.
Warren Lee Back (DECEASED), #917, Jly 5, 2006 A long-time serial thief who specialized in banks and cash-in stores. From October 2005 until he was caught, he robbed 8 banks across the midwest, and was named a person of interest in a car rental scam in Kentucky. As he was about to be aired, he promoted his own appearance on the show, and an AMW tipster busted him in Indianapolis. It took AMW 6 1/2 months to take credit for his capture. In October 2009, he stabbed and wounded a fellow inmate, and a prison guard shot him to death.
David John Sprong Jr, #918, Fbr 22, 2007 A serial child molester known for posing as a husband of teenage girls and staging a fake family. In March 2006, he skipped a pre-trial hearing in Sacramento and took his fake family on a cross-country road trip in order to flee justice. After 3 or 4 airings on AMW in the winter of 2007, AMW took the spring out of Sprong, busting him doing automotive work in Albany, Louisiana. He was quite skilled at it too. A judge ruled Sprong was in the wrong and sentenced him to 26 1/3 years in prison.
Sauntsye Love (CHARGES DROPPED), #919, Fbr 12, 2007 On Independence Day 2005, a man named Selvin Cano was celebrating his birthday in Kansas when a fight broke out. He successfully kept his attackers at bay until someone else pulled out a gun and shot him to death. An AMW tipster saw the grainy, shaky cell phone video of the fight and led to a man named Sauntsye Love in Tennessee, but his charges were dropped. One possibility was that he proved he wasn't at the scene of the crime when it happened.
Tammy Lynn Dyer (RELEASED), #920, Mrc 6, 2007 A nomadic drug addict. A day and a half before 2006, a man named Tim Edwards was murdered in New Mexico's Bear Mountains. Behind the small-town agrarian image of the few people who lived there was a problem of homeless drug addicts living by the side of the mountain roads, and thus the first people of interest were named. Tammy Lynn Dyer was named a material witness, and she was busted in Belen, New Mexico, but so far it hasn't led to an arrest in Tim Edwards' murder.
Ronald Jerome Jones, #921, Mrc 12, 2007 In August 1983, in Virginia, he suffered a knee injury and needed 5 Dollars for treatment. He falsely blamed his girlfriend for stealing the bill, and beat her to death. His accomplice found the bill on the floor of the hotel they were renting. 23 1/2 years later, he was busted, homeless on the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina, off a 15 Seconds of Shame airing. Since then, he got 4 decades in prison.
Ralph Stephen Garbarini, #922, Mrc 13, 2007 Just a few hours before 2007, he entered a dessert cafe in San Diego, California. After a few minutes of tension, he made a beeline for a military officer, shooting and killing him and wounding a woman the officer was eating dinner with. An AMW tipster recognized the painted truck he was living out of in Hollywood, California, and before he was busted, he insulted the officers repeatedly as they confronted him. He was declared incompetent to stand trial.
Finnie M Hawkins, #923, Mrc 14, 2007 A Black Stone P Nation gang banger sought for trafficking several kilos of cocaine to Chicago. His partners in crime were wanted for a laundry list of crimes, including some homicides. In May 2004, he and about 4 others fled a law enforcement dragnet. He was busted in Atlanta, Georgia following his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, and all but one of the others were nabbed as empty captures.
Orthia Tyrone "Hog" Porter, #924, Mrc 22, 2007 In April 2006, he shot a man to death in an argument over St Petersburg, Florida gang turf. His bullets barely missed the victim's girlfriend and baby. Following a short airing in the winter of 2007, AMW tips led to San Diego, California. As cops approached, he jumped out of a window... too quickly to notice it was closed. Injured by the shattered glass, he was easily busted. He was sentenced to 29 years in prison.
William Pumphrey, #925, Mrc 23, 2007 In February 2007, he stole a truck and $1400 from a homeless shelter in Arizona, and took a 4 year old boy on the run. The young child was believed to be in danger, even as Pumphrey claimed the boy was his son. A month later, an amw.com visitor busted Pumphrey in Albuquerque, New Mexico and recovered the missing child, who was positively identified as Pumphrey's son and returned to youth services just before his 5th birthday. It's unknown how the trial for child abduction and grand theft played out, but he was sentenced to a decade in prison and a decade of supervised release on a separate child porn charge.
Jack O'Neill, #926, Mrc 30, 2007 A carnie with a very short history of legitimate work experience. He raped 3 girls for 2 years in Arizona using fear tactics. He was charged in a 12 count indictment, but fled in November 2006. Following his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted running a carnival dart game in Live Oak, Florida.
Colvin "Twin" Preston Washington, #927, Apl 2, 2007 In January 2007, he and several others robbed a South Carolina apartment, held a family hostage, and got into a shootout. The target family's youngest child, a 2 year old girl, was killed, and 2 others were wounded. Cops quickly rounded up the other killers but Preston-Washington got away. An amw.com tipster busted him in Rosewood, South Carolina, and he sneered at the cameraman during his walkshot. When he was brought into court, he expressed absolutely no remorse. He was sentenced to life without parole.
Robert Spencer, #928, Apl 2, 2007 A wannabe cartel kingpin. In April 2006, he shot his girlfriend to death in a lovers' feud. Because he routinely shot at tin cans for target practice, neighbors were used to the sound of his pistol's fire, and didn't find the body for days, buying him plenty of time to flee. He was busted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico after bragging about his profile. He was sentenced to 32 years to life.
Tavarus Maurice Simpson, #929, Apl 6, 2007 In December 2006, he broke into a house in Charlotte, North Carolina, and started to rob it. He beat and wounded a man, and raped a 17 year old girl right in front of her mother. Tips from his 15 Seconds of Shame airing led back to Charlotte, where he was busted in an apartment after a negotiation. One of his arresting officers had previously played high school football on his team, but now they were on opposite sides of the law. He was sentenced to 36 2/3 years in prison.
Willie Cardell Sanders, #930, Apl 8, 2007 In late August 2006, he kidnapped, beat, and raped his 18 year old stepdaughter in Newport News, Virginia. He was busted operating a forklift in the General Mills plant of Milwaukee, Wisconsin off a tip from his 15 Seconds of Shame airing. The lead detective on the case was so passionate about having him in custody that his Easter was turning out miserable, until he got a call at his office, saying an AMW tipster had caught their man, and it turned into one of the best Easters the detective ever had. He was sentenced to an estimated 3 1/2 decades to life.
Beth Peterson, #931, Apl 10, 2007 She was wanted for kidnapping her daughter as revenge for a failed marriage, and busted in a hotel in Sherman, Texas following her 15 Seconds of Shame airing. Her mother, wanted in an unrelated case, was also arrested.
Earnest E Ferguson (ACQUITTED), #932, Apl 17, 2007 John Walsh's #5 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2006. In January 1992, an unknown assailant, one who's never been identified to this day, shot Ferguson in the face as he tried to start his car. In 2005, a third man told him a man named Whitsey shot him way back when. Shortly later, Whitsey was shot dead in front of 3 or 4 other men who got away unharmed, leaving Whitsey's wife and at least 5 children behind. AMW aired him thrice, once in July 2006, once in December 2006 (AMW Top 10), and once in April 2007 (The Ones Who Got Away). He'd seen his last airing, but was still surprised when he was busted. He said, "It was only on on Saturday. How'd you get me so fast?" during his walkshot. During his trial, the star witness testified against Ferguson, but the judge and jury didn't believe the testimony, and Ferguson was acquitted.
Mikhail Drachev, #933, Apl 20, 2007 An enforcer for a steroid dealership. In December 2001, one of their former members had been arrested, and agreed to inform on them, hoping to cut his losses. Drachev and several other men savagely beat the informant while he was on the phone with an Arizona police detective, stabbed him, blew him up, and buried him under a pile of rocks. The informant crawled into a nearby river and drifted a short distance down before succumbing to his injuries. AMW aired the case at least 5 times, starting on September's Eve 2002. He was #7 on the beta version of Walsh's Top 10 Fugitives of 2002, and was named to many AMW fans' year-end most wanted of 2002 lists. In April 2007, an amw.com tipster led cops to Toronto, Canada, where he was busted before he could position a 100-foot climbing rope to flee. He was later convicted of his role in the murder and sentenced to 3 3/4 decade in prison.
Jesse Clayton Cole, #934, Apl 24, 2007 A convicted Indiana child molester released in September 2004. In August 2006, he violated the sex offender registry, somehow gained a woman's trust, and molested a 5 year old boy he was supposed to be babysitting. An amw.com visitor busted him less than a block from a New York City day care center. He couldn't understand how he got caught until it was revealed that his lazy eye gave him away. He was sentenced to 29 years in prison, but the gain time laws from back then got his sentence reduced to 21 years. He is due for release in 2028.
LeaAnn (RELEASED) Howard and Byron Keith Perkins, #935/#936, Apl 25, 2007 The Kidney Couple, and two of John Walsh's Top Ten Fugitives of 2006. Perkins became "The most hated man in America" in February 2006 for the way he escaped a Louisville, Kentucky prison: This convicted armed robber and drug trafficker pleaded for a temporary release from prison in order to donate a kidney to his ailing 16 year old son Destin. Instead, he fled with his girlfriend LeaAnn Howard, who was also wanted for orchestrating an attempt on her previous boyfriend's life. By the end of 2006, Destin had luckily found a donor. After being added to the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted and John Walsh's Dirty Dozen, they were busted partying in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Perkins was soon sentenced to 42 years in prison. However, Howard agreed to testify against Perkins and walked; Because of the plea deal involved in her cooperation, she didn't even go to prison for violating probation following the attempted murder conviction.
Anthony Quick, #937, Apl 26, 2007 He was convicted of stealing from 27 elders by giving them car trouble, damaging their homes, pretending to repair the properties, and collecting anywhere from $100 and $8500 each time. He was aired twice on the 15 Seconds of Shame, and by the time of the first airing (in 2005), he'd stolen more than 100 Grand. He was not quick enough to avoid AMW tipsters; they busted him driving a packed Cadillac SUV in Hollywood, California. He served about 7 1/2 years in prison, but in December 2014, he started a new series of the same scams, and by October 2015, he went back on the run. He was recaptured in February 2016 after attempting to con a circa 1928 born man into paying him to repair the elderly man's car doors. In late May 2017, he was arrested for the same scam outside another supermarket, and people who know about this case grew really frustrated, with his habitual offences absurdly out of hand. Sadly, there's next to no hope of locking him up for life.
Lizzette A Garvin, #938, Apl 29, 2007 A self-proclaimed con artist out of New York who started out stealing money from her mother's purse as a child. Her scams had a two-piece approach. First, she'd bring bolt cutters into women's gymnasiums, sever the combination locks, and steal money and credit cards from purses. Then she'd call the numbers on the credit card info, claiming to help them out with lost ATM cards, when she was really just getting more information to drain them. She netted a few Megadollars from more than 100 victims. A detective got the idea to present the case to AMW when Lizzette said, "You're not gonna put me on America's Most Wanted, are you?" She was busted in Indianapolis, Indiana, and during her jailhouse interview, she claimed to be a loving person, much better than murderers and pedophiles. In circa 2012, she somehow fled prison, but was quickly nabbed again as an empty capture.
Kenneth John Freeman, #939, May 2, 2007 A former federal officer from Washington state on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. From September 1999 to January 2001, he continually raped his preteen daughter, produced child pornography, and distributed it online, to a particularly large audience. In March 2006, he fled his trial. His crimes earned him the dubious title "King of the Child Exploitation Suspects". After his introduction on the show, AMW tips busted him in Hong Kong, looking much skinnier and weaker than his former muscular self. He's now serving 1/2 century in prison, and his daughter has taken on the fight against child exploitation and child pornography. In September 2012, AMW joined the manhunt for child porn distributor Brett Bowyer, a popular high school counselor wanted as the last remaining trafficker of Freeman's child porn videos. In spring 2013, Bowyer was nabbed as an empty capture in Florida when he cut off an emergency vehicle.
Alan J Horowitz, #940, May 22, 2007 An Ivy League graduate, child psychologist, ordained Orthodox Rabbi, and active NAMBLA member. From 1983 to 2006, he'd sexually assaulted at least 50 underage boys. Some of his victims were from families in Israel, and many more were his male patients. He traveled across 5 countries before his airing on the 15 Seconds of Shame, from which he was busted in India and initially sentenced to 5 years in a New York prison, during which he repeatedly dodged responsibility for his crimes, resisted sex offender treatment, and challenged state doctors' authority, after which he was declared too grave of a threat to society and confined to state custody indefinitely.
Christopher James Jackson, #941, May 22, 2007 The Unknown Maryland and Virginia Food Store Bank Robber. Starting in December 2005, he robbed 14 such banks, and he didn't need armed force to do it. An amw.com visitor told them to ask a man named Christopher James Jackson about the robberies, and when he was brought in for questioning, he confessed to them. He was marked as a Direct Result capture and later sentenced to a decade in prison.
Michael "Breezy" Alexander, #942, May 29, 2007 An illegal Jamaican immigrant. Over and over again, he would sneak into New York, sell drugs, get caught and deported, rinse and repeat until the city had enough of him. When his aunt's husband inherited a house, he got into an inheritance feud. In June 2006, he killed the old man with a baseball bat, and the house went to the man's daughter. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, AMW tips led to an autoshop in Brooklyn, New York, where he said, "I'm tired of running" as he was busted. He's since been sentenced to 1/2 century in prison.
Carl Joseph Dinatale, #943, May 30, 2007 A diamond thief from New England with an impressive rap sheet. He was known as one of the most uncreative jewelry robbers they'd ever investigated. From 1995 to 2006, he would ask to see some jewelry and necklaces, snatch them, and run off, netting almost a Megadollar over the years. One time, he was briefly arrested, and tried to hide a stolen gem by swallowing it. He survived with minimal injury, and was even held in custody in a hospital until he passed the gem, which came out relatively undamaged. He was busted in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Alterick Finney and Christopher Candelario, #944/#951, Jne 1/Jne 29, 2007 The Unknown New Jersey Verizon Store Robbers. In November 2006, two unknown suspects milled around several stores, accosted 3 employees at opening time, and stole 2 grand from a safe belonging to a Verizon electronics and cell phone store. As they were loitering, some surveillance cameras caught them. They were profiled during AMW's Caught on Tape segment in May 2007, and on either end of June, AMW tipsters ended their roaming. Alterick Finney was busted in Richmond, Virginia trying to drive his girlfriend to work on June's Day, and Christopher Candelario was busted working in a small factory in Linden, New Jersey two days before Half Year's Day.
Vincent A "Bud" LeDoux, #945, Jne 8, 2007 He was entrusted to watch over two girls in Oklahoma, ages 11 and 15. When he didn't like their behavior, he sexaully assaulted them as an abusive form of punishment. In March 1996, the younger victim wrote some papers and notebooks about the abuse. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Livingston, Texas, working right next to a courthouse and building computers. He was sentenced to 4 decades in prison.
Shareese Holston, #946, Jne 14, 2007 A disgraced Cook County, Illinois corrections officer. Around the turn of 2007, she was sacked after cops linked her to Finnie M Hawkins' (Capture #923) drug conspiracy. In February 2007, an AMW tip sent cops after the gang, and when she was brought in for questioning, she gave red herring leads to investigators. She never left Cook County, and despite never being profiled on air, an amw.com tipster busted her. Ironically, she was arrested and processed at her old workplace.
Charles Lewis Walton, #947, Jne 18, 2007 A Lancaster, Pennsylvania construction worker ill-reputed for his inconsistent work history. From 1998 to February 2003, he raped a 6 year old girl he was living with. AMW tips led to his mother's house in Hiltons, Virginia. As he hurried to try and flee, her dogs chased him out through some bramble and mud, leaving him comically bedraggled.
Deonte Jovelle Davis, #948, Jne 19, 2007 During two consecutive nights in April 2007, this convicted sex offender raped an 11 year old girl in Saginaw, Michigan. On the second night, the mother tried to intervene, but he held her back. An amw.com visitor busted him in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was sentenced to between 1/4 and 1/2 century in prison.
Charles Edward Lucas (DECEASED), #949, Jne 20, 2007 The Unknown Gold Coast Casino Robber. Between August 2005 and June 2006, he robbed 13 banks in Las Vegas and California, firing shots in some of the robberies and wounding 2 people. AMW tips led to Oakland, California, where he led police on a high-speed chase, crashed, and shot himself to death.
Raymond Howell Gates (RELEASED), #950, Jne 26, 2007 A New Mexico ex-cop. Up to 2004, he molested a girl under age 13. He pled guilty in April 2005, then failed to register as a sex offender and took off. 10 months after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted working as a ranch hand in Wichita Falls, Texas. He pled guilty and served 6 years in prison.
John Anthony Pesina, #952, Jly 3, 2007 In December 2005, he led 3 other men to rob a house in Texas during an after-party. The brawl escalated into a shooting with 1 dead and 1 wounded. Police quickly rounded up his partners in crime but Pesina got away. He was aired once or twice on the 15 Seconds of Shame, until an amw.com tipster busted him talking with his associates online from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. He was sentenced to life + 1/4 century.
Duane Bedford, #953, Jly 1, 2007 In late May 2006, a man from his Philadelphia neighborhood accused him of smashing in his car's window. A heated argument ensued, and Bedford shot his accuser to death. He had achieved a fake ID by the time he was busted in York, Pennsylvania. Officers from 5 different agencies closed in to arrest him.
Jose Casarez, #954, Jly 12, 2007 In the 1970s, he killed a man in Wisconsin following an argument that started when the man knocked his hat off. In the 1980s, he led a prison riot and held the guards hostage. Following his release at the end of that decade, he molested his stapdaughters from 1990 to 2000. He led cops on a long and winding manhunt until he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame. He was busted hiding with his uncle in San Antonio, Texas.
Javier "Chito" DeJesus Sandoval-Flores, #955, Ags 9, 2007 An MS-13 gang banger. In April 2000, he got involved in an argument on an Indiana basketball court. He and his partners-in-crime sought revenge a few hours later, and with a gun supplied by Sandoval-Flores, they opened fire on their rivals, killing one of them and missing the other. Sandoval-Flores was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, and he was still committing crimes by the time he was busted in nearby Fort Wayne. Most of the other suspects in that drive-by are still out there today.
James H Malave, #956, Ags 14, 2007 In July 1999, he shot and killed a Pennsylvania man in an argument over an air mattress. In June 2004, someone in New York said hello to a woman Malave was interested in, and Malave killed that man in an argument. He also wounded 2 people in other petty arguments in the interim. He was mentioned once in 2005, then given a full airing in the summer of 2007, from which he was busted in Brooklyn, New York. He won't be eligible for parole until he's served at least 2 decades.
Miguel Gonzalez, #957, Ags 22, 2007 From 1992 to 2002, he indecently assaulted 3 girls in Pennsylvania. He fled in August 2002, and was convicted in absentia of 4 different child sex offences that October. He got a quick airing in 2004, and an amw.com tipster busted him working as an English teacher in the Dominican Republic. He was sentenced to 21 to 42 years in prison.
Daniel "Steamer" Keo Kung, #958, Spt 3, 2007 A Tiny Rascals gang banger. In June 2004, someone in Massachusetts bad-mouthed the gang, and he and his associates sought to kill their insultor in retaliation. They chased down the man's older brother who happened to be borrowing the insultor's car, and when he was caught in a gridlock between a truck and a curb, he and a few other fellow gang bangers shot the innocent 19 year old boy to death. He was aired 3 or 4 times on the 15 Seconds of Shame starting in 2006, and AMW tips led to King's Mountain, North Carolina. When shown a picture, he said, "Yeah, that's me", and was busted. He seemed relieved to be in custody. Keo-Kung was originally sent to lifer's row, but a subsequent ruling proved the judge left out the possibility of self-defence in the sentencing trial. His conviction was downgraded, and his sentence was cut down to 23 years on manslaughter and firearms charges.
Ronald "Shorty" Rodriguez, #959, Spt 5, 2007 A convicted wife beater and drug dealer. In September 2006, he forcibly fondled and molested a 14 year old girl during a home invasion. The next month, he had too much to drink, and was smashing beer bottles on the ground in a rough part of New Jersey. An argument started when a man asked him to stop littering, and Rodriguez shot the man to death. The hoodlums of the Hampstead district broke their code of silence to identify Rodriguez as the killer. After his second airing on AMW, he tried fleeing to Coney Island, but a tip busted him. He was acquitted of murder and convicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter 2, which carried a sentence of 5 to 15 years, but it's unknown what the verdict was on child molestation.
David Kistler Jackson, #960, Spt 26, 2007 He was wanted for abducting his non-custodial 6 year old son during visitation hours in late August 2007. Details on his capture are unknown, but the child was safely recovered and reunited with his mother.
Warren "Buck" Villalta, #961, Oct 1, 2007 In November 2003, his former cellmate accused him of breaking his former drug-dealing underling's jaw in New Jersey. Villalta shot the ex-cellmate to death. After 2 or 3 airings on the 15 Seconds of Shame starting in circa 2006, he was busted in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He put up a whiny fuss upon his arrest, continuing the drama during the extradition flight. He admitted to killing his cellmate, pled guilty to manslaughter, and sentenced to 17 years in prison, but will be eligible for a possible early release in 2022 after serving 14 1/2 years.
Irvin Leroy "Chubby" Martin, #962, Oct 7, 2007 A convicted stalker. In February 2007, she beat a woman almost to death in a small Virginia horse farming community. The argument was over her refusal to date him, and when she was found in a bed, a friend identified Irvin as the attacker because she said his nickname "Chubby". He was busted in Fort Smith, Arkansas trying to get a ride to Texas and sentenced to a decade in prison.
Omar Emanuel "Mines" Maldonado, #963, Oct 9, 2007 A leftover fugitive named to many AMW fans' year-end most wanted lists of 2005. In February 2000, this UFK tagging crew member, 17 years old at the time, crashed an apartment party in San Diego, California, pointed a gun in a 17 year old girl's face, and shot her dead just to show off. The victim's older half-sister, a forensic scientist intern, took part in the investigation. He'd been moonlighting for a drug cartel until an amw.com visitor busted him in Tijuana, Mexico, outside a taxi cab. He was sentenced to 57 years in prison.
Alex W Daniel, #964, Oct 17, 2007 An Illinois man with a lengthy history of marital violence. He allegedly choked his wife in November 2003, but the charges were dropped. In May 2007, after one too many marital arguments, he shot his wife to death. An amw.com visitor busted him in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he denied to the arresting officer that he killed his wife, but acknowledged he knew exactly why he was being arrested. Over almost 11 years, he repeatedly fired his attorneys and delayed his trial, but in August 2018 he was finally convicted. That October, he was sentenced to 6 1/2 decades, and won't be released until the autumn of 2072, in the unlikely event he lives that long.
Darryl Eugene Jones and Marlin Terrell "Bulldog" Mitchell, #965/#966, Oct 28, 2007 Two dog fighters who gained notoriety following the Michael Vick scandal of October 2007. Both harbored dogs for fighting in filthy, ramshackle conditions, and Darryl involved himself in 2 fights in Ohio. Many of their co-conspirators had funded the fights with illegal activities, and others had gone so low as to show the fights to children. Police rounded up most major players in the dog fighting ring in their Operation Bite Back dragnet, but Darryl and Marlin slipped away. After finding out they were AMW fugitives, they turned themselves in in Dayton, Ohio.
Dagoberto M Gamez, #967, Nvb 26, 2007 In late May 1998, he stabbed his estranged wife to death outside her home in Chicago, as she tried to sign the divoce papers. Their 5 year old son hid in his car and witnessed the killing. Almost a year after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, AMW tips led to McAllen, Texas, where he gave cops a fictitious ID and was busted. He's now serving 1/2 century in prison.
Anatoliy "Tolik" Valenko, #968, Nvb 28, 2007 In November 1995, cops in Brooklyn believe he killed his two roommates, dismembered them with a buzz saw, and scattered the pieces throughout the East Coast's mountains and ocean scenery. Valenko and Vladimir Balachov were introduced in January of 1997 and profiled upwards of 5 times over 10.9 years. Tolik was busted in the Netherlands, the third Direct Result capture in Western Europe after James Stacy (#365, France) and Selim "Jake" Kelmendi (#540, Germany). In circa 2008, the courts declared him incompetent to stand trial, and are still trying to enable him to go to trial but it's been difficult. In 2010 or 2011, Vladimir Balachov may have got his charges dropped. By 2013, he may have been enabled to stand trial and sentenced to life.
George V "Blaze" Saravanos, #969, Dcb 7, 2007 John Walsh's #6 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2005. In December 2004, he was at a New York hotel party when he pointed a gun at a corrections officer, intent on robbing him. The officer flashed his badge, but Saravanos shot him to death and ran off empty-handed. By the end of 2005, he was only wanted for questioning in the murder, but in 2006 or 2007, he was formally convicted in absentia and profiled again. AMW tips led to Ecuador, where he'd been active in the Latin Kings gang. He got into a shootout in a brothel, was badly wounded, and had to be extradited to New York via wheelchair. He was later acquitted of first-degree murder and convicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter and assault, and sentenced to 12 to 14 years in prison.
Moises Coutinho, #970, Dcb 20, 2007 In October 2007, he shot and wounded a man outside of a Brazilian restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut. The man already owed Coutinho's girlfriend $50, and when Coutinho thought the man was hitting on her, that set him off. A former employer who visited amw.com led cops to nearby New London, Connecticut, where he was working odd jobs. He was originally sentenced to a decade and a half, but when his sentence was suspended, he was offered parole in 5 1/2 years.
Augusto C Rodriguez, #971, Dcb 23, 2007 In April 2005, he bound, kidnapped, and threatened his ex-girlfriend, dragging her from her workplace in Pennsylvania. During his flight from justice, he allegedly put on the ultimate disguise: that of a woman! After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, AMW tips led to nearby Lee County, where a police officer pretended to be offering him a ride to a church, then busted him. He's now serving life in prison.
David Allen Andrews, #972, Jnr 7, 2008 Over several months in 2004, he'd raped and sexually photographed a 7 year old boy and a 10 year old girl in Flint, Michigan. He was given a temporary release, but fled that September. Almost a year after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted at a watering hole known as the Straw Hat in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He was sentenced to 1/4 to 1/2 century.
Esther Elizabeth Reed (RELEASED), #974, Fbr 2, 2008 An Ivy League con artist sought by the US Secret Service. In 1999, a woman named Brooke Henson disappeared. In June 2006, she stole Henson's identity and used her name to attend the Ivy League, but she was an average student, earning Cs in most of her classes and withdrawing from others. In November 2007, AMW profiled her on the Bad Girls special. She was busted in a modestly-priced inn in Tinley Park, Illinois. She faced a whopping 47 years in a federal lockup, but the judge settled for a 4 year sentence with about 125 Grand in fines. Especially when it was proven that Reed had nothing to do with Henson's actual disappearance, only her identity theft.
Tanya Diane Brown, #975, Fbr 13, 2008 A delusional child neglector known for writing screenplays in empty hopes of selling them to Hollywood studios. She treated her children badly out of bitterness, even locking a child outside one night. By March 2005, she'd been through multiple failed marriages, and abducted 5 of her children from Nevada and Bakersfield, California. By the time AMW tips led cops to a mountain road in Tehachapi, California, she was pregnant with the child of her last common-law husband. The children were recovered safely, setting a record for most missing children recovered in 1 case. She may have been released on a plea deal and sentenced to 5 years of probation.
Lonnie Ted Crabtree (RELEASED), #976, Fbr 15, 2008 In August 2002, this pervert tried to solicit sex from a 15 year old girl in Kentucky. Instead, he got caught in a sex predator sting. The next month, he said goodbye to his wife and children, then ran off in order to flee trial. 8 months after his 8-second commercial break airing, he was busted living a life of luxury in Costa Rica. Because he failed miserably in his attempts to rape the girl, he was given a slap to the wrist and a single year in prison.
Jacob Corey Gordon, #977, Fbr 17, 2008 In October 2001, a woman was struck ill after a concert in Maryland. He lured her away, then beat and raped her. In June 2006, his accomplice's DNA was entered into a database. In August 2007, the match came back positive to the two rapists. The accomplice was quickly arrested but Gordon was still far away. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Tampa, Florida, across from the headquarters of the Tampa Tents Company. In March 2009, he pled guilty to the rape and was sentenced to 3 decades in prison.
Anthony "Tone" Alexander Harris, #978, Fbr 18, 2008 In late August 2006, he got into an argument at a Dayton, Ohio motorcycle event and opened fire, with a casualty toll of 1 dead, 1 wounded. He was busted trying to create a fake identity in a Georgia hotel.
Israel "Peewee" Rivera Balderas, #979, Fbr 9, 2008 A Surenos gang banger from Vallejo, California. When a van full of 4 people drove by, he mistook them for rival gang bangers, opened fire, and killed one of them. He was busted in Tijuana, Mexico and later sentenced to 32 years to life.
Jacer Medina, #980, Fbr 21, 2008 In January 1994, Eduardo Flores was driving drunk in Illinois with Medina in the passenger's seat. A man reported them to police and got them arrested for DUI. In April, they shot him to death in retaliation. Even when the man threw his body in front of his wife and daughter to protect them, Medina continued firing bullet after bullet at the family's car. A few days before October 2004, Eduardo Flores was picked up as an empty capture. In late February 2008, 13.8 years after the murder, an amw.com tipster busted Medina in Memphis, Tennessee. He's since been sentenced to 56 years in prison.
Bobby Jo Weatherton, #981, Fbr 24, 2008 In 1979, he burglarized a home in Louisiana, forcibly raped a woman, and served 1/4 century in prison. In late February 2007, he took another woman to a forest, beat and raped her, and may have intended to kill her. She ran for several miles through a forest to flee from him. The day after his introduction on AMW, he walked into a federal courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee and turned himself in, almost begging one officer to arrest him. He's now serving life in prison.
Francis Helen Edwards, #982, Fbr 28, 2008 An online auction fraudster who operated out of Michigan. From January 2002 to March 2003, she went onto online auction sites, pretended to be selling video game systems to young men for several hundred dollars a piece, but instead sent them empty cardboard boxes. She'd stolen 13 Grand before she knew one auction site was on to her. She was trying to flee Holly, Michigan when she was added to amw.com, but instead a tipster busted her.
Dwayne Edward Lee, #983, Fbr 29, 2008 A teenage street hustler with a long criminal record. On September's Eve 2007, he shot a 15 year old boy to death in Miami-Dade, Florida because Lee thought the child was badmouthing Lee's family. After his 15 Seconds of Shame profile, tipsters busted this cheap-shot in McDonough, Georgia, and found out his sister had been sending him money in an attempt to keep him running. He was sentenced to 1/4 century in prison.
Mark Alan Earhart, #984, Mrc 11, 2008 In January 2005, he was convicted of raping a child in New Hampshire. In April 2004, he raped another child, aged under 13, in Tennessee, then failed to register as a sex offender. That March, he fled his trial. A man he worked on a Kentucky water barge with saw his 15 Seconds of Shame airing and busted him. He was released after a very short prison sentence, but in 2014, he was arrested on a multitude of charges for his role in another crime, possibly a vicious beating.
Fu Lin Wang, #985, Mrc 16, 2008 A drunken, controlling wife beater known for threats against his ex-wife and her family. The abuse was so bad that he constantly got into legal trouble over the course of 1/2 decade. In December 1998, he killed his ex-wife and stepson in California as payback. The bullets missed 6 other people. After he was uploaded to amw.com, the media raised interest in the case, and cops acting off a tip sent through the website busted him in a Chicago Chinatown apartment in front of 3 other men. He's now serving life in prison.
Kevin "Muggsy" Armstead, #986, Mrc 25, 2008 A convicted child molester and dealer of extra-strong narcotics in Baltimore. In March 2007, a good-natured handyman was repairing houses in a bad neighborhood, and when he got to a particularly run-down house, he disposed of a huge drug stash, out of principle. Armstead killed the man upon finding out. He was busted in east Decatur, Georgia, washing a car in an auto detail shop. He was sentenced to life plus 3 decades.
Michael Anthony Powell, #987, Mrc 27, 2008 A street hustler on the Atlanta Police Department's Top 10 Fugitives list. In June 2005, this poor sport shot a man to death because that man accused him of cheating at a dice game. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in June 2007. 9 months later, AMW tips led right back to Atlanta. He was busted in an apartment complex, and told his arresting officers he knew he'd been on AMW.
James "Big Apple Supermarket Slasher" Gonzalez, #988, Mrc 31, 2008 A jealous ex-lover. On February 29 (Leap Day) 2008, in eastern New York City, he slashed his ex-girlfriend to death with a huge knife and wounded a woman who tried to intervene in the office of an ethnic supermarket. AMW tips led to a Salvation Army shelter in Miami, Florida, and as he was busted, he said, "You guys did a great job." He's now serving 2 decades to life.
Angel Maturino Resendiz (EXECUTED), #989, Jly 13, 1999 The Texas Railway Serial Killer, and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. He's pretty much confirmed to have killed 8 people in San Antonio and other cities in Texas near railroad tracks from the summer of 1997 to July 1999, including at least 1 sexual murder. He made at least 1 additional failed attempt at another sexual murder. Most of the victims were bludgeoned to death. AMW tipsters led cops to El Paso, Texas. As he crossed the bridge from Chihuahua, Mexico to El Paso, he gave up running, shook the officer's hand, and went into custody. He was executed in June 2006. He should've been capture #574, but AMW didn't take credit for his capture until April's Eve 2008, making him Capture #989.
Donald Keith Newbury (EXECUTED), #990, Jnr 23, 2001 The second from the last Texas Seven escapee to go down. He'd originally been serving a whole century in prison for robbing multiple Texas hotels with a sawed-off shotgun. 2 days after 5 of their fellow escapees fell, the FBI acted on new information and brokered a deal with him and Murphy. Feds even allowed them to make live TV appearances before making the arrest, and early the next morning, a local news media anchorman interviewed them over the phone, live on camera. Newbury and Murphy insulted the Texas justice system and admitted to being corrupt themselves while blaming the courts for an equal degree of corruption. He should've been capture #650, but in the winter of 2001, he was marked as an empty capture. AMW didn't take credit for his capture until April's Eve 2008. For his role in the murder of Aubrey Wright-Hawkins, he was executed February 4, 2015.
Patrick Henry Murphy Jr, #991, Jnr 23, 2001 The last of the Texas Seven to fall. He was originally serving 1/2 century for rape, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary of a major building. He and Donald Keith Newbury went down 2 days after the previous 5 escapees were busted, but was marked as an empty capture. He should've been Capture #651, but AMW didn't take credit for his capture until April's Eve 2008, making him capture #991. He now sits on Texas' death row, and was supposed to get the lethal injection 4 days before April, on 3-28-019, but the courts, after failing to present a Buddhist spiritual leader for his execution, gave him a stay at the last minute. This came on the heels of strong criticism of the supreme court for allowing a black Muslim inmate in Alabama to be executed without presenting an imam for his execution. Texas' justice department soon banned all spiritual and religious leaders from the execution chamber, and Murphy was given a new execution date of 11-13-019, but less than a week before, on Nvb. 7, they granted him yet another stay.
Jeremy "Slep" Dunn, Marceill Easterling, and Daquan "Cakemix" Stevens, #992/#993/#994, Apl 4, 2008 The Unknown Mamadou Barry Killers. In November 2005, an entrepeneur named Mamadou Barry had been tied up in a shower, some plastic was wrapped over his face, and he'd suffocated, and as he died his apartment was ransacked. The motive was eventually revealed to be a cheap form of corporate espionage, as revealed by some broken receipts found in a shoe storage house. In December 2006, the case was aired on AMW. In April 2008, tips had led to a gang called the International Robbing Crew, a gang so flagrant that even low-level criminals had complained about them. From the autumn of 2005 to the autumn of 2007, the other Robbing Crew members had also killed 7 other people. The Mamadou Barry killer suspects went to trial in April 2009, and Daquan was convicted of 2 counts of murder and sentenced to 3 life terms + 3/4 century.
Frank Montoya (RELEASED), #995, Mrc 31, 2008 A toothless beach transient. In late February 2008, he and another transient named Damian Maple got on a drug high, during which they beat an Austrian tourist on the beach of San Diego, California, and dropped him into a fire pit. The victim suffered moderate fire injuries but survived. Damian Maple was nabbed as an empty capture, and Montoya was busted about a month after the crime near a performing arts hall in Eugene, Oregon. He was convicted of a lesser battery charge and served 2 years in prison.
Malcolm Kysor, #996, Apl 6, 2008 In 1981, he was arrested in Pennsylvania for beating a man to death during a robbery. In 1988, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. The week after Thanksgiving 2007, he hid in a prison garbage bin and went out with the trash. After the 1-05-008 AMW broadcast specializing in prison escapees, he bragged about his appearance on the show, and was busted in a park in Bakersfield, California.
Eldrin George, #997, Apl 7, 2008 On Christmas 2007, he committed a string of 7 armed robberies in New Orleans, Louisiana. Police thought he'd ended by opening fire on a crowd at a house party. The casualty toll was conservatively estimated at 2 dead, 2 wounded. In late February 2008, he was profiled on the Cops Helping Cops special, which focused on the Hurricane Katrina affected area of Louisiana, and was busted leaving a hotel in Duluth, Georgia. Investigators thought he'd also killed a lot more people during his crime spree, but he probably proved that he didn't pull the trigger in the murders, so the homicide charges were dropped. He's now serving 1/4 century on robbery charges, however.
Omar Ramirez, #998, Apl 4, 2008 In May 2006, he and his brother Jonathan Julian Ramirez made sexually provocative comments at waitresses in a California restaurant. When an elderly retired Air Force employee tried to talk them out of it, they bludgeoned the old man to death with a barstool. An amw.com visitor busted him working at a car wash in Colima, Mexico. In July 2008, Jonathan Julian Ramirez was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, but was nabbed as an empty capture later that summer.
Lauren K Cheek, #999, Apl 10, 2008 Even for a Bloods gang banger, Cheek was repulsively violent. In late February 2005, he was boarding a bus during rush hour traffic in Newark, New Jersey, and got into a confrontation where he shot a man to death, but his bullets missed all the passengers. After a few years of occasional 15 Seconds of Shame airings, AMW tips led cops to Bladensburg, Maryland. Cops chased him high up an apartment building, and he tried jumping down from balcony to balcony, but it was the end of the line. Convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter, he was sentenced to 12 3/4 years in prison.
Last Edit: Feb 29, 2020 0:38:43 GMT -5 by 912thamwuser: Update on #935
DD12: Alexis Flores, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, Juan "Chaquatin" Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon "Angel" Reyes-Sanchez, Anna Marlene Reyes, Lorenzo "Lore, Kingbone" Gamez Salinas, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Richard Wall, Tyrom Walter Theis.
Post by HeadMarshal on Apr 20, 2013 19:00:49 GMT -5
912th, we're all behind you straight to Capture #1203! Posting all these captures proves the meaning as to why AMW deserved to exist for all of these years. Hopefully JWI takes off in some way from where AMW left off.
912th, we're all behind you straight to Capture #1203! Posting all these captures proves the meaning as to why AMW deserved to exist for all of these years. Hopefully JWI takes off in some way from where AMW left off.
I would like to be optimistic and say 1203 and counting!
It is funny Derek because I thought the same thing when reading 912th's capture directory, seeing all these great captures and how many of these guys might still be on the streets if not for AMW. I was both sad and proud to read what the show has accomplished with the status of it currently cancelled.
JWI will reportedly be a newsmagazine-ish show and not really a fugitive hunting show. But I still have hope for AMW!
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2013 22:20:27 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 30, 2013 15:36:30 GMT -5
An interesting fact I found about Direct Capture #304 Robert Legare is that he is the ex-husband of comedian Stephen Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, who is running for congress in South Carolina. The article I linked to actually refers to the wrong Robert Legare but if you search other articles on google they will confirm the guy was her husband at one point.
Post by 912thamwuser on May 3, 2013 19:20:56 GMT -5
AMW Capture Roster, 11th Century
Dwight "White Boy" Smith, #1000, Apl 19, 2008 A Manhattan realtor. After loaning a man named Gary Mills 100 Grand, the loan was blown. He tied up and held Gary and his pregnant wife hostage in May 2007, and shot Dougal Mills to death just before he would've interrupted it. The hostages managed to escape out a window and down a ledge. A few months later, Gary Mills' wife gave birth to a healthy boy. A few hours after John Walsh named him his 2008 50/50 Fugitive #NY, AMW tipsters busted him in Richmond, Virginia. A police chief said to the arresting officers, "Congrats on a thousand, boys!" He was convicted of manslaughter and initially sentenced to 18 years in prison, but he'd had several feuds and bad experiences with multiple defence attorneys, much of it tied to a court order for a DNA swab test in 2009, a year after his capture. In August 2016, the appeals court ruled that the prosecutors, investigators, etc. had misled and bullied Smith into submitting to that and other evidence tests, and overturned his conviction on a technicality.
Bobby "TooShort" Gaye (RELEASED), #1001, Apl 20, 2008 A Liberian immigrant. In May 2006, he was accused of molesting a 9 year old girl. He'd been previously convicted of abusing his girlfriends, even assaulting one of them by grabbing her throat. After a quick airing on 4-19-008 where he was named John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #MN1, he was busted in Glendale, Arizona, as he tried to sign paperwork to play a soccer game. He was convicted of a far lesser charge and released after just 3 years.
Eric David Lacey (RELEASED), #1002, Apl 21, 2008 He was forced to register as a sex offender after being arrested in Pennsylvania on charges of rape and deviate intercourse. In March 2007, he stored child pornography on a computer in an apartment just above a Bismarck, North Dakota daycare center. 2 days after he was named John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #ND, he was busted in an apartment above a West Hollywood, California high school. He was soon released on a plea deal and served 1/2 decade of probation.
Leslie Earl "Father Kennedy" Raymond, #1003, Apl 21, 2008 A serial thief whose MO was to disguise himself as a priest. From June 2003 to 2007, he visited hospitals and stole wallets and money, then fraudulently used the victims' cards. His victim count was conservatively estimated at 3 patients and 1 nurse. After his full airing on the 2008 50/50 show as fugitive #SD1, he was busted outside a casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He burst into tears and started complaining about his arrest, and as he was wheeled into court, he slept in front of the judge. He soon pled guilty, and if the judge sentenced him as recommended, he would have served 2 years and 2 months.
John Ryan Stephens, #1004, Apl 21, 2008 In March 2000, he and another sex offender brutally raped an 8 year old girl. Stephens was also a person of interest in other sex crimes against children. In December 2002, he fled his trial. After he was named John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #LU1, he was busted in the town of Holden, Louisiana. He's now serving 4 1/2 decades in prison.
Larry Carter, #1005, Apl 23, 2008 A Gangster Disciples' drug trafficker. In June 2005, after a night of drinking and a long car ride in Chicago, he thanked his childhood friend with the ultimate betrayal, a bullet to the back of the head. 1.4 years after his 8-second commercial break airing, he was busted hiding in a boarding house's closet in High Point, North Carolina. He's now serving 5 1/2 decades in prison.
Jonathan Whalley, #1006, Apl 26, 2008 A small-time drug dealer. In 2006, a man was bludgeoned to death and buried in Vermont. For standing by and watching, he was charged with accessory to a murder, and was asked to appear in court to supply more information on the killing. Instead, he fled the trial that he was supposed to testify at. He'd fled to Mexico, and after he saw himself on amw.com, his own guilty conscience that led him away from his trial then led him to negotiate a surrender.
Robert Louis Romano, #1007, Apl 28, 2008 A skilled photographer. Over the course of a year or so, he molested a 4 year old boy 14 times in Las Vegas. After fleeing his trial in February 2006, police knew he'd relocated to Florida. That August, he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame. He was still working as a photographer when an AMW tip busted him working in his yard. He's now in prison for life.
Frank Shano Siganoff, #1008, May 7, 2008 A Los Angeles gypsy. The Eastern European tribe he was from has unusually strict rules regarding marriage and divorce, and in 2005, after two families rescinded a marriage, a toxically bitter feud began. In September 2007, it boiled over, and Siganoff blew up a shop with a Molotov cocktail, killing a rival gypsy. After he saw a wanted poster based on his amw.com profile, he surrendered in Phoenix, Arizona, and was initially sent to California's death row. For some unknown reason, his conviction and sentence got set aside, and when he was reindicted, they allowed him to plead guilty to lesser charges, and will be eligible for parole in 2024.
Tommie "Spuck" Gentry Jr, #1009, May 11, 2008 A smooth-talking romantic who liked to make his living through menial labor during the day, such as by cleaning rain gutters. He was known for having almost a dozen children, astronomically more than he could afford. In August 2005, he robbed a bank of 240 Grand, luckily with no casualties. In June 2007, he took one of his young sons on a police chase. After a full profile as John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #IL1, tips led to the South Side of Chicago, and the tough guy "Spuck" ran out of luck when he crawled out of a closet.
Victor Manuel Andrade, #1010, May 14, 2008 An illegal Mexican immigrant. In September 2006, he picked up 4 girls for a party in Michigan. On the way there, he got the dim idea to show off the car's power by speeding up on a dangerous road, but crashed. One of the girls died, and the other three were wounded. 1 1/2 year after his COPS Credits airing, he was busted in Santa Fe, Jalisco, Mexico.
Dr James Joseph Kelly II, #1011, Apl 23, 2008 A former Michigan anaesthesiologist with a long history of petty crimes, mostly for domestic violence. In November 2007, his criminal history got serious when investigators found some particularly disturbing child pornography on his computer. In February 2008, he fled his arrest warrant. That March, he was uploaded to amw.com and scheduled to be aired on the 3-31-008 broadcast, but was not shown, not even in the Commercial Break airing. That April, he walked into an embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, claiming to have lost his ID and asking for a new one. Someone there searched for him online, found his amw.com page, and busted him before he could see it coming. And the month after that, he was finally extradited to Michigan.
Henry Pierre (RELEASED), #1012, May 18, 2008 A Bahamanian human smuggler. His smuggling crew's MO was to cram dozens of people onto small fishing boats in the Caribbean sea, drive them near the Florida shore, send them falling off the boats at gunpoint, and make them swim or die, then the victims had to run away from immigration officers during the night. From September to November 2005, 4 women's bodies washed ashore, and he was charged with manslaughter. After his profile on AMW's Capture #1000 celebration, he was busted in the town of Bimini, in the Bahamas, accidentally released, then recaptured. He was either acquitted or pled down to a lesser charge, and released after 3 years. AMW continued to profile his counterpart, DeVon Russell, 5 or 6 times over the next 2-3 years, and Russell is still out there today.
Alfonzo Eddie "Ace" Bullock Jr, #1013, May 21, 2008 A dictionary definition of a lifelong career criminal, whom his own family wanted nothing to do with. Prior to the crime that got him on AMW, his most serious conviction was escaping a prison in 1999. In April 2007, some furniture was stolen from a family near his neighborhood. When the family's husband/father accused Bullock of stealing the furniture, Bullock shot him to death and rolled the body in a rug. After he was named John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #OK1, he returned to Oklahoma City to threaten witnesses, but a tipster busted him before he could hurt anyone else. He was sentenced to an estimated 38 years to life.
Nicholas "Little Nicky, Seymour, Grampa" Corozzo (RELEASED), #1014, May 29, 2008 A Gambino Crime Family Capo whom even JOHN GOTTI feared! He was wanted for nearly every organized crime type in the book, but the worst was a double murder he orchestrated in late June 1996. In February 2008, a law enforcement agency in the Northeast conducted an operation to "De-Capo-tate" the Gambino Crime Family. The dragnet caught everyone else except Corozzo. Near the end of May 2008, less than 2 weeks after his introduction on AMW's 1000th capture celebration, he folded under pressure, complaining of heart trouble, and surrendered. He was given a plea deal on the double murder, and in spring 2009, he was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison for the double murder and concurrent 4.5 to 13.5 years for sports betting, after which he served 17/20 of the sentence and got released in November 2019.
Pedro E Ortiz, #1015, May 29, 2008 A convicted Massachusetts crack dealer. In May 2007, his fellow gangsters had a run-in with a 16 year old boy. Pedro arranged a fight in a back alley, but instead, his partners in crime bludgeoned the boy in the head with a bicycle and stabbed him to death. The nearby communities were extremely outraged, and demonstrated to get justice. The killers were arrested but Ortiz got away. A month after his 8-second Commercial Break airing, AMW tips led to the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, where he tried to hide from police behind some window blinds, but was busted.
Derrick Shawnte Benjamin, #1016, May 31, 2008 John Walsh's #8 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2007. In May 2007, seven college students in North Carolina collaborated to kidnap an armored car driver and steal 9.5 Megadollars from the truck. Instead of saving the money for a rainy day, the men spent it on car rims, strippers, and romance. Derrick Shawnte Benjamin was entrusted to store and hide the remaining 5 Megadollars. Police quickly rounded up 5 of the robbers, but Dominic LaShaun Lyde (John Walsh's 2007 Fugitive #9) and Benjamin got away. Lyde made a series of boneheaded moves in January 2008, ending with him getting in an argument with his girlfriend and stealing her car. He was nabbed as an empty capture and later sentenced to 28 years. In March, the case was aired for the last time, and by the end of May, a secret informant gave a tip to America's Most Wanted and busted Benjamin during a traffic stop in Chatham County, North Carolina.
Thomas Gleason (RELEASED), #1017, Jne 7, 2008 Sarasota, Florida's "Monster BMX Coach". In circa 2001, he started a Bicycle MotorCross team called "For Him" in the illusion of Christianity. In 2002, he fondled and molested almost 30 preteen boys. As the children came forward, they signed off his team. Later in 2002, he was brought in for questioning and admitted to everything. Police quickly had all the information they needed to book him on molestation charges, but after bailing out, he ran off. Over the next 1/2 decade, he'd fled to a small fishing town somewhere on the northern half of the East Coast, and had established himself as a mysterious but respectable old man. After 2 full airings on America's Most Wanted, he traveled back to Sarasota to turn himself in. In July 2009, a BMX bike with the number 1017 was dedicated to the victims to honor them getting justice. Gleason was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and was released in October 2017 after 9 years, but was required to register as a sex offender forever.
Jelmo "Skeebo" Makenzy Kirkland (ACQUITTED), #1018, Jne 16, 2008 In January 2007, he was caught on surveillance camera mortally shooting a recent high school graduate at a Miami gas station. The victim drove a short distance towards a hospital before succumbing to the wounds. Witness testimony told of one of the most senseless motives for a murder shown AMW: An argument about how the victim looked at him one night! First profiled on the AMW Caught on Tape segment in September 2007, many AMW fans named him one of their most wanted leftover fugitives of the year. Three months after his March 2008 airing, Tom Morris described the case on the Montell Williams show, and AMW tipsters busted Kirkland in a Tallahassee, Florida neighborhood. However, on September's Eve 2012, Kirkland was acquitted on second-degree murder charges.
LaMont Cooke, #1019, Jly 2, 2008 In July 2007, he and his partner in crime Shawn Clarke (Walsh 2008 50/50 Fugitive #PA1) led several other men into a Pennsylvania bar. Clarke shot the bartender in the stomach, hauled the man into a van, and drove him to a basement. Then, Shawn called the victim's family demanding a king's ransom, first 400 Grand, then 600 Grand. While the family was on the line, the captors chopped and further wounded the man with a hatchet. While the extortionists went out to grab some food, the victim slipped out of the blood-logged duct tape, ran to another house and miraculously recovered in a hospital. LaMont Cooke also shot another man to death in Maryland because that victim had received some drugs which were mailed to the wrong house. After 3 profiles, including one as John Walsh's 50/50 Fugitive #MD1, Cooke was busted in Vernon, Connecticut. Clarke was nabbed as an empty capture that October. To this day, the 3 or so unidentified kidnappers are still out there.
Daniel Carlos Medina (CHARGES DROPPED), #1020, Jly 2, 2008 In June 2006, his girlfriend moved into an apartment in Florida with him and 3 other men, but after several weeks, she hadn't been paying her fair share of the rent. In the argument that resulted, police thought Medina shot and crippled the 3 male roommates. After bragging about his appearance on amw.com, he was busted in Slidell, Louisiana, but his charges were dropped and they set him free.
David Peter Wheatley, #1021, Jly 3, 2008 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #KY. This low-life, known for impersonating an armed forces soldier, raped and sodomized at least 2 girls in Louisville, Kentucky from May 1996 to October 2003. He was arrested in autumn 2003, but escaped police custody that December. 2 1/2 months after a quick mention on the 50/50 show, a tipster busted him in a hotel in nearby Elizabethtown, Kentucky, stashed with assault weapons and fireworks, before he got the chance to celebrate Independence Day. He was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison.
Don Leo Cox Fritzsche, #1022, Jly 17, 2008 An unregistered Idaho sex offender. He took his family on the run throughout the middle 00-Agents' decade in hopes of making it harder for police to track him. Through 2007, he molested and raped his 10 year old stepdaughter. AMW tips led to his uncle's house in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. Cops got into a short struggle during which Fritzsche tried to reach for a gun that lay on a table, but he was tackled and restrained before he could pick it up. He's now serving 2 to 4 decades in prison.
Gabriel DeWayne Rice, #1023, Jly 27, 2008 The Unknown Anniston, Alabama bank robber. He struck once in July 2008, carjacking and kidnapping 2 people to make his getaway. He was busted in Cartersville, Georgia, where police confiscated lots of evidence of the robbery. He's now serving 17 years in prison.
Lorenzo "Chicago" Sanchez Curry and Janora Sanders, #1024/#1025, Jly 29, 2008 Lorenzo was a violent criminal with convictions for car theft, robbery, and assaulting his girlfriend. In 2002, he played a major role in a Louisville, Kentucky check counterfeiting network, while Janora Sanders played a lesser yet still important role in the scheme. Sometime in that same year, they abducted their young daughter from Kentucky and fled towards Toledo, Ohio. AMW first aired Sanchez-Curry on the 15 Seconds of Shame in September 2006, then they got a full profile in January 2008, but it was a tip from their June's Eve 2008 profile that led cops to Detroit, Michigan. US Marshals in Motown kicked in the door to the couple's apartment and busted them.
Chuckie N Vang, #1026, Jly 30, 2008 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #WI1. This diminutive Asian gang banger was reputed for a tattoo of an Asian character and a funky hairstyle, but the crime he was accused of was anything but funny. In a failed attempt to collect a drug debt, he shot into a Wisconsin hotel in a wrong-target attack, wounding 3 innocent people. 3 months after his quick airing, he was busted enjoying a warm summer evening in Fresno, California. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but by 2019, he'd been released on parole after 11 years or less, but will have to stay out of trouble until 2022.
Roger Charles Day Jr, #1027, Ags 2, 2008 A phony entrepeneur with multiple white collar convictions. From June 2005 to July 2007, he sold the Department of Defence faulty tools and crumbling parts, bilking them out of 8.4 Megadollars. After he was indicted, he wrote a note saying he'd be in Huatulco, Mexico, where he faked his death in the water. 3 months after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Cancun, Mexico, trying to obtain a car title from New Jersey. He's now serving 105 years in prison.
Marcos Rivera, #1028, Ags 2, 2008 Throughout 2002 and 2003, he molested a high school student's 5 year old daughter in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2008, when the girl was about 12 years old, she spotted him again, thus she finally mustered the courage to go to police. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, everyone in a Bronx, New York apartment recognized him working as a maintenance man. They gathered near the main entrance and directed cops to him, then formed an alleyway for his walkshot. He won't be eligible for parole for at least 13 years.
Michael Bresnahan, #1029, Ags 18, 2008 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #MA1. This amateur musician could be seen in videos he uploaded to the internet, but it wasn't his wild howling that caught the attention of law enforcement in Massachusetts. Two days before September 2007, he broke into a 61 year old retiree's home, made her think he was there to rob it, and instead brutally raped her. Afterwards, he fled west. After getting a full profile in August 2008, he had been dating a woman in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where he was busted walking beneath some railroad tracks. During his walkshot, he proclaimed, "I'm fayyymous!" when asked what he thought of getting caught by AMW tipsters. In 2010, he was sentenced to 55 years to life.
Michael Jason Registe, #1030, Ags 30, 2008 He first entered law enforcement's radar in November 2005 when he wounded a man who tried to buy his drugs. In July 2007, he murdered 2 of Georgia's Columbus State University's student athletes by shooting them execution style. 5 weeks after John Walsh named him the new guy on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted on the 7-26-008 FBI Centennial Special, an AMW tipster busted him in St. Maarten, in the Caribbean Sea. In May 2013, he pled guilty, and on top of having to negotiate an extradition warrant from St. Maarten, the death penalty was off the table. He was sentenced to 3 decades to life, with credit for time served. In the contest for best capture of the 11th Century of Captures besides Chiew Chan Saevang and Paul Michael Merhige, Registe was the runner-up.
David Lee "Daddy Dave" Green (DECEASED), #1031, Spt 11, 2008 In late 198X and early 199X, he operated out of Cleveland, Ohio, taking his family on the road and trafficking cocaine. During these road trips, he stooped to a lot of low-blow tactics such as cruelly using stun guns to wake his family up in the morning, but perhaps his most down-and-dirty tactic was to store and hide the drugs in his children's cereal boxes. In June 2000, he escaped a medium-security prison camp and hadn't been seen since. In 2006, he was given a short airing on AMW. In 2007, he was introduced on the All-Points Bulletin. In the summer of 2008, he and Luc Pierre-Charles were simultaneously added to the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. AMW profiled Daddy Dave, and a tipster busted him in a nursing home in Titusville, Florida, where he'd been paralyzed from old age and sickness. Most likely, his original sentence had about 16 years left, and he was sentenced to 12 more years for the escape. 5.1 years later, he finally succumbed to all his health problems in October 2013.
Ernest Lee Avery, #1032, Spt 4, 2008 The last remaining "Bozo Bank Robber" of Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. In January 2003, he and 2 others robbed a bank, blundering at every turn, whether they were tripping and falling, or when a dye pack was exploding on them. Cops quickly rounded up the accomplices but Avery got away. A few days after the botched heist, he tried to clean the dye-stained money, and managed to fraudulently spend a sliver of it. He was given a full airing on AMW in early 2008, and was busted that September in Philadelphia.
Courtenay Heather Savage, #1033, Spt 22, 2008 A former auxiliary cop. She got into a business dispute in Florida, and from June to September 2006, she shot up her former business partner's house with a machine gun. The shootings were feeble, and all she managed was to get a shard of glass lodged in their youngest child's (a months-old baby's) eye. The bullets and debris missed the other 4 children and 3 adults. In the second attack, a security camera confirmed Savage was the shooter. In 2007, she was charged with 8 counts of attempted homicide, but she was let out on bail, and fled that July. After her profile in September 2008, she was busted walking two dogs near an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. She was sentenced to 2 decades and later gave a jailhouse interview on "I Almost Got Away With It".
Marc Clifton Bryant, #1034, Spt 25, 2008 From September 2003 to the spring of 2004, he raped his 16 year old stepdaughter thrice in Utah. In May 2004, he burned her with a blowtorch, kidnapped her, and raped her again in the desert. The victim believed he intended to burn her again, but had accidentally left the blowtorch at home. After his profile, AMW tips led to a Golden Corral restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. His coworkers, after getting the word that Clifton-Bryant was among them, made it look like business as usual so he'd never see it coming. It worked, and he was busted. He was originally sentenced to life without parole, but he appealed his sentence and got it reduced to 35 years to life. If he ever makes it that long in prison, it's promised that he won't be much of a threat to society.
Roger Sherman McCray, #1035, Spt 29, 2008 A mysterious identity thief. In late March 2006, he set off an explosive blast in an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A man named Ilya Goligorsky was caught on fire, ran outside screaming, and died at the scene. Testimony suggested that McCray killed the Russian immigrant in an argument over the thermostat. The identity theft fell through because corrections officers confirmed that the man whose identity Sherman-McCray stole was already in prison on car theft and robbery charges all the way in Arizona. When the detective brought the case to air on AMW, he was pessimistic about scoring the capture, but tips busted Sherman-McCray in a hospital in Seattle, Washington, where he was seeking treatment for heart trouble. However, in circa 2016, a jury acquitted either Sherman-McCray or his identity theft victim Earl Mervin Johnson, because too much of the evidence was circumstantial and none of it equated to direct proof.
Robert Martin Falkner, #973/#1036, Jnr 5/Spt 20, 2008 A vagabond traveling scam artist who stole upwards of 20 Grand from 6 states over 11 years by posing as a Buddhist tourist. Once, police in Alton, California closed in on him, and he crashed into one police cruiser in order to flee. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted staying in a Reno, Nevada hotel with his children and pregnant wife... But that June, a judge let him post bail, and he fled in July. AMW asked viewers to help catch him again. An amw.com visitor led cops to Arlington, Virginia, where he said, "Honey, it's all over!" as he was busted.
Chatyn "Red, High Yellow, Flex" LeFalle Byrd (RELEASED), #1037, Oct 10, 2008 A convicted drug dealer and racketeer. In late November 2007, he shot and wounded a man his female acquaintance had a beef with. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Adrian, Michigan, where he'd been selling drugs out of an apartment complex. As the police asked for his ID, he kept giving aliases... until the cop said, "How you doin', Mr. Byrd?", and he resigned and said "I guess you got me!" He's served somewhere between 6 and 10 years in prison.
Bradley "Butch" Chase and LuAnn (RELEASED) Chase, #1038/#1039, Oct 12, 2008 A couple wanted for sexually abusing children in 1998 and 1999. Bradley was a former mining industry demolitionist, and LuAnn was a day care worker. At the beginning of January 2000, some police visited with a grade school class in Indiana, and after the presentation, a child blew the whistle, telling them of a couple who was "doing bad things to children". That was enough to indict the couple, but they posted bond and fled. Nearly 9 years later, AMW aired them on the 15 Seconds of Shame. They were busted running a disabled war veteran's home in San Antonio, Texas the next day. Bradley picked a fight with police and was beaten up real good before he was busted. LuAnn just went into custody all silent and downcast. Butch was sentenced 38 years in prison, and LuAnn pled guilty and got 2 decades, but due to Indiana's gain-time laws (which got rolled back sometime in the 2010s), LuAnn was released a few days before 2018 began, but was registered as a sex offender forever. Butch will likely be released in 2025 after serving 16 1/2 years.
Cray Thomas Allen, #1040, Oct 27, 2008 A 7 decade old career con man. From 2004 until he was busted, he ripped banks in Baltimore out of at least 222 Grand, and was charged with 20 counts of 3 different microeconomic financial crimes. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in November 2006, and when he was named John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #MD2 on amw.com, a tipster forced him into retirement in a Super 8 Motel in Dallas, Texas.
Abram "Cane" Wedig (RELEASED), #1041, Nvb 5, 2008 In October 2008, law enforcement carried out Operation Black Rain by setting undercover police officers up in Mongol biker gang bases and rounding up hundreds of cocaine and firearms traffickers. They even passed a sanction against the gang, making it a felony to wear the Mongols' signature vest! 11 major players got away, and AMW asked viewers to help finish the task. On Guy Fawkes' Night 2008, Abram "Cane" Wedig, wanted for cocaine trafficking and beating up a man because the victim was black, surrendered in San Diego, California. He served 1.5 year in prison.
Thomas "Danger" Savala (RELEASED) and Felix "Risky" Figueroa, #1042/#1043, Nvb 5, 2008 The 2nd and 3rd Mongols biker gang higher-ups to be busted by AMW. These two cocaine traffickers were caught hiding out together in Baldwin Hills, California. Both were sought for trafficking cocaine and guns, but cops also believed Danger might've held some key information that could've solved 2 murders. Savala served 1 3/4 year in prison.
David (RELEASED) Rivera and Ismael "Yo-Yo" Rivera, #1044/#1046, Nvb 14/Nvb 19, 2008 The 4th and 5th Mongols higher-ups to be busted by AMW. The ATF led the manhunt for David Rivera until AMW busted him in Ontario, California with 2 other lesser fugitives whose arrests were considered bonuses. Rivera went down trying to flush some of the drugs down a toilet. Ismael "Yo-Yo" Rivera was David's brother, busted 5 days later in Rialto, California. David was sentenced to 8.1 years in prison, and Ismael was sentenced to 12.6 years.
Geovanny Colon (RELEASED), #1045, Nvb 17, 2008 In March 2008, he got into an argument at a restaurant in Manhattan, then killed the other man by running him down with his car. He missed 3 other people he was aiming at before fleeing. After his 8-second commercial break airing, he was busted hiding out in Martinsburg, West Virginia with drugs, fake IDs, and 25 Grand in criminally acquired money. He was convicted of a lesser manslaughter charge and sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison.
Christian Faustino Lopez Herrera, #1047, Ags 8, 2008 In March 1992, he drove drunk into 4 pedestrians in southern California. 2 elders died, 1 man was crippled, and the other victim was unharmed. 16 years later, he was added to amw.com and busted in San Pedro, California. It took just under 4 months to take credit for his capture.
Michael Andrew Stephens, #1048, Dcb 3, 2008 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #HI. In 1991, he fondled a special needs boy. In 1993, he plied a teenage boy with beer and sodomized him. He'd last been seen fleeing to Mexico to sell time shares in 1997, and AMW busted him 11 years later. He was sentenced to just under 2 decades in prison.
William Thomas "Chief" Louie, #1049, Dcb 12, 2008 The 6th Mongols higher-up to be busted by AMW. He was sought for cocaine trafficking, and for stabbing and wounding a man he thought had disrespected the gang. He was busted stopping by his mother's house in California.
Frank James Brown III, #1050, Dcb 19, 2008 A former Georgia State University student. In September 2006, he led a man to the bedroom of a college house, robbed him of all his money, then shot and wounded him. He was busted hiding in a closet south of his mother's house in Seymour, Connecticut.
Sarah Jo Pender, #1051, Dcb 20, 2008 John Walsh's #5 Most Wanted Fugitive of 2008. In October of 2000, she bought her boyfriend a 12-gauge shotgun and manipulated him into blowing two customers away over a $150 drug debt. They were convicted and locked up in 2002. While in the Rockville Medium Security Correctional Facility, she manipulated her de facto wife Jamie Long to help other inmates smuggle in contraband, and covered it up by brushing up on her musical skills. In 2008, she did sexual favors for prison guard Scott Spitler, and on August 4, she hid her prison uniform above a ceiling tile, and Spitler and Jamie Long drove her off the prison grounds. For 4 months, AMW pursued her, and meanwhile the US Marshals added her to their 15 Most Wanted list. 2 hours after her airing on John Walsh's Top Ten, she was busted in the Rodger's Park district of Chicago, Illinois, as she tried to pack her bags to take off. She's given 3 jailhouse interviews. In one of them, she bad-mouthed her interviewers because she thought they were disrespecting her. She was imprisoned in a maximum security woman's prison and restricted to minimal contact with fellow inmates. Her original sentence of 1/2 century was extended by 7 years. When presented with a letter allegedly written by Pender, courts briefly questioned her guilt. Even the prosecutor who sent Pender to prison allegedly tried to overturn the conviction once. Her argument was that her sentence was too harsh, because while she admitted to covering up the murders and disposing of evidence, she claims she didn't orchestrate the shooting. However, by February 2020, her next wave of appeals have been denied. She has been described as opening her mouth and saying all the wrong things at the worst possible times, burning bridges, and throwing away the people she's used to her ends. Short of any action by the Supreme Court, her chances of any release before the decade 204X are minimal.
Chi Quang Du, #1052, Dcb 22, 2008 Some time in 1997, his girlfriend broke up with him. A few days before that Halloween, he charged onto an outdoor table in Dayton, Ohio's Wright State University where she and her next boyfriend were studying, and stabbed them multiple times. It's a mystery how they survived, because crime scene invesigators described them as looking like someone had "carved them up". Aired at least twice on the All-Points Bulletin since at least 2007, he was busted working at an electronics boutique in Mississauga, Canada. He's now serving 2 decades in prison.
Ramon "Speedy" Contreras (RELEASED), #1053, Dcb 22, 2008 The 7th Direct Capture of a Mongols higher-up. He was sought for cocaine trafficking, and after the case was aired 2 or 3 times on AMW in the autumn of 2008, he turned himself in at a police station in Montebello, California. He served 1 to 1.5 year in prison.
Orson Mozes, #1054, Dcb 29, 2008 The head of a planetary baby brokerage scam. His MO was to stage phony baby adoptions in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. The victims would have to send the babies back to their birthplaces, and worse, many of them were seriously ill when Mozes claimed they were healthy. His scams netted 1/2 Megadollar from 62 people. An amw.com viewer recognized him living in an isolated apartment in Miami Beach, Florida, where he'd been making a living by shoplifting goods. His daughter soon came forward, alleging he molested her when she was a child. The Santa Barbara Police Department initially declined to press charges, but there's a petition on change.org to convince them.
Darryl Crenshaw, #1055, Jnr 14, 2009 A serial abuser of girlfriends. In April 2008, he tried to kidnap one of his ex-girlfriends. In August 2008, he beat and strangled his last girlfriend Ashley Peoples in Connecticut... while out on bail! Somehow, Peoples' stepfather, a New England pastor, found the strength to forgive the judge and Crenshaw for her murder, leaving vengeance in the hands of the Lord. Less than one month after being named John Walsh's #2 most wanted fugitive of 2008, an AMW tipster busted him serving time in Mexico. During the extradition flight, tears welled up in his eyes, either out of remorse, or fear and defeat as he braced to face justice. He's since been sentenced to 78 years in prison. Crenshaw was voted Best Capture of the 11th Century of Captures besides Paul Michael Merhige and Chiew Chan Saevang. In October 2017, officers searching his cell for any potential escape tools or weaponry instead cracked a passcode for a phone with 15 images of child pornography, believed to be downloaded from websites based in Russia. He admitted to letting other inmates use the phone, and claims he suspects someone else of using it for child porn, but wouldn't identify the culprit.
Ricardo Juan Rivera-Torres, #1056, Jnr 23, 2009 In July 2007, he and 3 other men ambushed, robbed, and murdered a man next to his car in a Harrisburg parking lot. Cops rounded up the accomplices but Rivera-Torres got away. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Jacksonville, Florida, where he'd been promptly sacked from his new job because of his bad temper. He faced up to 4 decades in prison, but his verdict was unknown.
Wesley Evans Williams (ACQUITTED), #1057, Fbr 13, 2009 In March 2000, a woman's body was found in New Mexico with only her boots sticking out of the ground. In 2008, the case was introduced on AMW, and tipsters identified the Boots Jane Doe as Sandra Jean Brady, a woman with a long history of health problems and organ ectomy surgeries. Then, tipsters suggested that Wesley Evans Williams, her last known boyfriend, had been using her ATM card since the turn of 2007. Finally, AMW tipsters busted him in Tucson, Arizona, but in 2011 he was acquitted because all the evidence against him was circumstantial.
Darak Antonio P Williams and Kashema (RELEASED) Reddish, #1058/#1059, Mrc 9, 2009 Darak was a phony amateur wrestler who dressed in flashy clothing in a delusion of grandeur. He took out his fantasy by beating up on his girlfriend's 3 year old daughter. In February 2008, he and his girlfriend Kashema Reddish took the girl to a hospital in Pennsylvania where she was pronounced dead. The arrest warrant was issued in December 2008, charging Darak with 1st degree murder of a child and Kashema with 3rd degree murder. 1 1/2 days after their profile, they were busted at a church in Buffalo, New York. During their walkshot, Darak went on a rant where he proclaimed his innocence, and Kashema had her head bowed in silence. Darak was sent to a sans-jury trial where he, an African-American Jew, accused the judge of anti-Semitic bias, but he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Kashema pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and got a decade long sentence, even knowing it was obvious she blew dozens of chances to save her daughter's life.
Chiew Chan Saevang (DECEASED), #1060, Mrc 18, 2009 The Unknown Conover Quad Killer. In Conover, North Carolina, in March 2009, he killed a family of 4 people by shooting and stabbing them. The youngest victim was a 4 year old boy. Less than 3 weeks later, a tipster directed cops in Saint George, Utah, to him. After a police chase, he killed his girlfriend and himself.
Russell Victor McCollum, #1061, Mrc 24, 2009 In the spring of 1998, he posed as a college student tutor in Tennessee. He promised to take a young boy to a college, but instead raped him 4 times. By the time he was uploaded to amw.com in 2008, he'd last been seen in December 1999, fleeing after his arrest. An amw.com visitor busted him in Montreal, Canada. His sentence was estimated at 21 years.
Brandon "Suicide" Cheville (RELEASED), #1062, Mrc 23, 2009 The 8th Direct Result capture of a Mongols higher-up, sought for cocaine and firearms trafficking. He was busted working in a Boone, Iowa tattoo parlor, and the small town was talking about it into the following month. With his capture, the Texas Seven's record for most Direct Result captures from one investigation was broken. He was released on a plea deal and served 1/2 decade of probation.
Michael and Teven (RELEASED) David Collins, #1063/#1064, Mrc 25, 2009 A father-and-son duo of criminals. Teven's mother was concerned about him running to the father, Michael, because he was an unregistered sex offender. By age 16, Teven was violating probation. In February 2009, Teven robbed a man of his car keys in the mountains of Washington state. A few minutes later, he tackled the victim and almost killed him by beating him with a wooden log, and Michael simply stood back and helped Teven get away. Teven was also suspected in another attempted murder over the following few weeks. Then they traveled to Ensenada, Mexico, gained a local family's trust, and were busted sleeping near the family's mother and daughter. Michael is serving 24 years in prison, and Teven served 8 years.
Anthony James Eason, #1065, April 20, 2009 By the autumn of 2006, he'd been interfering with the custody of his son (born in 2002). That November, he got in an argument where he and an accomplice shot 2 soldiers in Newport News, Virginia. Both victims survived despite one of them taking 2 bullets to the head. The accomplice was arrested but Eason fled. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in spring 2007, but it was an amw.com visitor who busted him in nearby Petersburg. He's now serving 53 years in prison.
Jeffrey "The Don" Czechonna Miles and Anita (RELEASED) Kay Vestal, #1066/#1067, Apl 19, 2009 In August 2008, Czechonna-Miles went on a drug binge at a casino, ran out of money, and prowled for a house to rob. He participated in a home robbery that ended with Miles shooting several men execution style. The casualty toll was 2 dead, 1 wounded. After he was arrested, he befriended a prison guard named Anita Kay Vestal. In March 2009, Vestal covered up the jail's camera system, supplied Czechonna-Miles with cell keys, and drove him off of prison grounds. They fled as far west as they could go, but within about a month, they were aired on an 8-second commercial break airing. A viewer busted them staying in a motel in Vallejo, California. Prosecutors described Czechonna-Miles as the living embodiment of their worst nightmares and sentenced him to life in prison. They were looking to lock Vestal up for 2 decades on multiple accessory after the fact charges, but when defence attorneys proved she was ambiguous about Czechonna-Miles' guilt at the time of the escape, she got a slap to the wrist and served only 3 years.
Juan Morales Jauregui, #1068, May 14, 2009 A northern California grade school janitor, Lucha Libre fan, and child molestor. Some of his deviancies included spying on children with hidden cameras in malls, looking up underage girls' dresses, molesting his family members' friends, and distributing child pornography. In January 2009, he fled town, but within 4 months, an amw.com visitor busted him in the town of Zapopan, in Jalisco, Mexico.
Ivan Javier "Duck, Plato, Ivan the Terrible" Alvarado, #1069, Jne 1, 2009 An inked-up gang banger, drug trafficker, and serial robber. After serving a 3 year prison sentence, he was released near the end of 2005. In January 2006, he shot a 19 year old boy to death during an argument. Aired as the 8-second commercial break fugitive during John Walsh's Top Ten Fugitives of 2007, it took 1.4 more year for an amw.com visitor to bust him in Prima Tapia, Mexico. He's now serving 27 years in prison.
Joseph Christian Fontana, #1070, Jne 5, 2009 This look-alike of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay traveled to Florida, then used his middle name to pass himself off as a man of God, and gain a church-going woman's trust... all because she had two preteen sons. He molested the two boys for years until he was charged in a 50-count indictment in 2001. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in December 2006 and mid-2007, but an amw.com visitor busted him in the Dominican Republic. He was soon sentenced to life in prison.
Tambra Turner, #1071, Jne 10, 2009 By the end of 2007, her relationship went south, and after their breakup, she swore to try and take him back from his next girlfriend. In February 2008, she ran a woman she mistook for his next girlfriend off the road, then got in another argument with both of them at their apartment, then shot the other woman to death. Aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in October 2008 and June 2009, she was busted in her mother's bedroom in Chicago, Illinois. She was so relieved to be done running that she went down without a word. The officers announced her arrest on the victim's mother's birthday. Her husband, a witness to the killing, was refusing to testify against her, which weakened the District Attorney's case against her. Neither Tambra nor the prosecutors wanted to roll the dice, so she accepted a plea deal from them and served almost a decade in prison. She's been released on probation, and hopefully won't settle any more domestic disputes with violence.
Pierre Dominique Domville and Ricardo "Badz" Lecky, #1072/#1082, Jne 15 / Jly 30, 2009 In May 2009, Florida law enforcement went after 80 serious child sex offenders in Operation Orange Tree. They collected 77 of them off the streets, but 3 of them got away. Two of them, Pierre Dominique Domville and Ricardo "Badz" Lecky, were among 6 men who gang-raped a 15 year old girl at gunpoint in a Florida apartment. After AMW aired the case of Operation Orange Tree on the 6-13-009 broadcast, Domville surrendered by calling the hotline on a payphone outside a diner. After one more airing the next month, AMW tipsters were ready to roll on the leader of the rapists, Ricardo "Badz" Lecky. Tips led to Baltimore, Maryland, where he was busted walking a pitbull outside his house. Domville was supposed to serve 8 years in prison, but it was promptly revealed that the judge was long-time Facebook friends with the prosecutor, putting his conviction on hold. Lecky is now serving 14 years.
James Woodrow Duncan, #1073, Jne 20, 2009 A repeat sex offender who started his digressions in December 1991. From July 2006 to July 2008, he raped his stepdaughter in Michigan. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Jasper, Texas, and sentenced to life in prison.
Larry Laudig (ACQUITTED), #1074, Jne 24, 2009 In the middle of 2006, police thought he'd fondled his 5 year old granddaughter. A few days before June 2007, he fled his trial. Aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in September 2008, he was busted buying golf equipment and clothing in Morelia, Mexico. After his extradition, he said, "I never touched that little girl. Don't ever believe it!" Rightfully so, because he was aquitted in November 2009.
Dion Durell Hayes, #1075, Jne 29, 2009 One of the original 12 fugitives on the GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted list. In July 2005, he shot down a man in Los Angeles after mistaking him for a rival gang banger. Over the following 4 years, he was named a person of interest in more shootings and assaults. An amw.com visitor led cops to Lancaster, California. Cops set up a sting offering to let him work under the table, and busted him. He was convicted of murder with 1 dead and 3 wounded and sentenced to life without parole initially, but he appealed the convictions for the 3 failed murder attempts, got them overturned, and a judge put parole on the table after Hayes serves 1/4 century.
Jonathan P "Q-Genius" Quaweay, #1076, Jne 30, 2009 A career criminal and registered sex offender, notorious for showing his 9 year old son how to hold a gun. In March 2009, he was in a hybrid strip club / hotel when he got into an argument with a manager. A few hours later, he charged in and opened fire. His casualty toll was 4 wounded, and though nobody died, the victims attest that their emotional wounds will never heal. After his 15 Second of Shame airing, tips led to Fulton County, Georgia, and as cops approached, he ran outside without shoes (only socks), and as his girlfriend nearly fainted, he was busted. He's now serving 1/4 century in prison.
James Roy "Beer Bag Shooter" Francis, #1077, Jly 1, 2009 On September's Eve 2008, he got into an argument with a grocery bagger in a Lafayette, Louisiana convenience store because his beer was bagged together with, rather than separately from, his brother's, and as it spilled into the parking lot, he shot the clerk to death. The brother was arrested but Francis fled. Following his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted in Houston, Texas' Best Classic Inn & Suites, where he'd been watching TV.
Micky Louis Mayon, #1078, Jly 13, 2009 A senior KKK member, Damnationist street preacher, and wayward petty criminal. In April 2007, he flew into a drunken rage, stood over a steel mill balcony, and took random potshots at bar-goers down below. Luckily, no-one was hurt. That July, he blew up a Steelton, Pennsylvania judge's car, again with no casualties. An amw.com visitor busted him in Tel Aviv, Israel, bringing AMW's total to 120 fugitives busted outside the United States.
Benny Dwayne Horton (RELEASED), #1079, Jly 17, 2009 In late August 2005, he was driving drunk in Houston, Texas, and got into a grisly car wreck that killed his girlfriend and the other car's driver. Crime scene investigators connected him to the crash via a knocked-out tooth. 8 1/2 months after his 15 Seconds of Shame airing in autumn 2008, he was busted in the New Orleans suburb of Calhoun. He served 9.5 years in prison.
Renato Gomez, #1080, Jly 13, 2009 In October 2008, Operation Black Rain swept through California, rounded up nearly every major player in the Mongols biker gang, and even made it illegal to wear their signature vest. On All Hallows' Day (November 1) 2008, AMW asked viewers to look for 11 Mongols who slipped away. Within the next 9 months, AMW busted 9 of them, breaking the Texas Seven's record for most Direct Result captures in 1 case. Renato Gomez's capture was the one that sealed the record. Two others, Edward "Violent Ed" Moreno and Peter "The Bouncer" Soto, were nabbed as empty captures.
Raymond Dale Cooper, #1081, Jly 28, 2009 For most of his life, the Wisconsin community he'd lived in had known him as a troublemaker, a petty nuisance with episodes brought about by drinking binges, and ending with him spending the night in jail. His life of crime turned serious in July 2006 when he molested a young girl after a night of drinking. In February 2008, he fled his trial. But in the middle of 2009, he was added to amw.com, and a visitor busted him working in an auto repair shop in Libertyville, Illinois. He's now serving 13 years in prison and has registered as a sex offender for life.
Yosef Baji Patrick (RELEASED), #1083, Jly 31, 2009 In Minnesota, he flew into a rage over his impending breakup. He badly beat, choke-held, and squeezed her neck to cause her pain, then pulled her by the hair and tried to drive her away, but she escaped from the SUV. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he turned himself in without conflict in the nearby town of Rochester. He served 1.9 year in prison.
Shannon Lee McLaughlin, #1084, Ags 2, 2009 In March 2006, he collaborated with his wife, a forger and pedophiless, to groom a 14 year old girl for a sexual tryst. The plot fell through when he bought the girl a ring, because the girl sensed something was off and alerted police. In early 2009, Shannon and Indigo McLaughlin were uploaded to amw.com. By that August, a visitor busted Shannon in Tallahassee, Florida. Indigo was nabbed as an empty capture a few days later.
Roshard M Whitehead, #1085, Ags 9, 2009 The last of 3 men who fled Operation Orange Tree. From 2004 to 2008, Whitehead's MO was to gain enough trust from parents to let him watch over their daughters, then show pornographic photos and videos to the girls, force them to act out what they saw, and threatened to beat and starve them if they didn't comply. After 3 airings and 2 months on the show, a tipster busted him hanging out with a 16 year old girl in Lexington, Kentucky. With his capture, all 80 targets of Operation Orange Tree were apprehended. A judge threw the book at Whitehead and sentenced him to 4 life terms.
Ricky "Sugarman" Godbolt, #1086, Ags 13, 2009 A manslaughter convict, and one of the original 12 fugitives on GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted list. In December 2008, he bumped into another man who was trying to avoid a rain puddle outside a Jackson, Mississippi bar. The argument lasted a long time, until Godbolt shot the other man to death with a rifle. The body was found next to a filthy dumpster behind the bar. After less than 4 months on amw.com, a visitor busted him panhandling outside a Quizno's in Hollywood, California. He's now serving life in prison.
Jorge Ivan Villamizar-Ayala, #1087, Ags 22, 2009 In Cali, Columbia, he murdered his girlfriend in the 1990's. In November 2004, he smashed his girlfriend's skull with a 2 pound sledge hammer in Pompano Beach, Florida, leaving her children to find the body. He'd also wounded a woman in New York, and raped a child in Houston, Texas. Cops feared they had a rising serial killer on their hands, until AMW tipsters in Brownsville, Texas, thwarted him by sending a tip saying he was praying at a Pentecostal Church every Friday night. He was taken into custody in the early morning of Saturday, August 22, 2009. He's now serving life in prison.
Kisha "Key" Marie Rutledge, #1088, Ags 26, 2009 The madam of a Georgia escort service. For a few months, a man had been hiring escorts from her business to do filing and paperwork, and paid them directly. This cut into Rutledge's profits because he wasn't paying her through the designated channels. In June 2007, he hired a man to shoot the customer to death in his own home by shooting through a kitchen window. The victim happened to be friends with a man who portrayed Dennis Ray Butler in 1990 (Butler was Capture #128), and the actor wrote the request to AMW to profile Rutledge. She was busted in Houston, Texas after 2 profiles and sentenced to life in prison.
Chad Earl Schaffner, #1089, Spt 12, 2009 The Unknown Palmetto Bandit. Starting in May 2009 and until he was caught, he robbed a minimum of 12 banks in 6 states, mostly South Carolina. The bandit had fled to Kingdom County, Missouri, and a police officer was "googling for bad guys" on amw.com when he recognized Chad Earl Schaffner as the unknown bandit and busted him outside a breakfast hall. Convicted of robbing 13 banks at gunpoint, a judge determined that the crimes were aggravated beyond all possible imagination and sentenced him to 26 life terms.
Joseph William "Wolffie, HpeseoJ" Gossett, #1090, Oct 1, 2009 A tech-savvy Internet Technology worker. In 2000, he was only 15 years old when he started sexually assaulting a 6 year old boy, and the abuse lasted until 2007. In March 2008, a warrant was issued for his arrest, and he text messaged the cops to taunt them, saying "What a crap-shoot of a fake warrant!" before he fled to Cancun, Mexico to manage a local hostel. Within 2 or 3 months after his addition to amw.com, a visitor busted him.
Heather Uboh, #1091, Oct 20, 2009 A Nigerian scam artist. Her crime wave started in 1996 when she pulled a credit card cash advance scam. By 2008, she had stolen over 1 Megadollar by at least seven different types of financial crimes. She was given a 15 Seconds of Shame airing in November 2008, which got AMW viewers on her trail, but it was an amw.com visitor who told cops she missed her John F Kennedy Airport flight and busted her in Atlanta, Georgia.
Blaine Smith, #1092, Nvb 14, 2009 A former volunteer firefighter. In February 2002, a 3 year old girl, then having recently been in his care, was raped, and Pennsylvania law enforcement wanted to question him. He was busted in nearby Bedford Park, Pennsylvania, convicted, and sentenced to between 8 and 16 years in prison.
Prince "God" Alvarado, #1093, Nvb 15, 2009 A former aspiring DJ convicted of robbing a convenience store in 1999. In late August 2006, his best friend got in a fight with a woman in New Jersey. The fight quickly boiled over, and the cocky Alvarado shot and wounded 4 people. 3 years later, AMW aired him on a broadcast that focused on one of the roughest neighborhoods in New Jersey, but that night, an AMW tipster led the lead detective to Sanford, Florida, where he'd been working as a telemarketer and selling shoes out of his car. After his arrest, the detective erased Alvarado's photo off his cell phone. Alvarado is now serving 15 years in prison.
Ariel Beau Patrick, #1094, Nvb 23, 2009 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #AK. In late September 2007, a man in Anchorage, Alaska had been acting up and getting in trouble with the law, due to emotional fallout from a leukemia diagnosis. Just as the man was trying to make amends with his adoptive mother, he got into an argument with a man named Ariel Beau Patrick. It ended with Beau-Patrick beating the man to death with an aluminum baseball bat. By the time AMW got to airing him on the 50/50 show, tipsters were already ahead. They knew he'd been hiding out in Guatemala City, Guatemala all along, and it was a tip from his September 2008 15 Seconds of Shame airing that busted him. Beau-Patrick was sentenced to 4 decades in prison.
Alex Miller, #1095, Nvb 30, 2009 By the end of 2008, he'd broken up with his girlfriend, a philanthropist known for serving soup to homeless people in Florida. In late January 2009, he barged into a bedroom and stabbed her to death. He was profiled on the 15 Seconds of Shame that April, and a tipster busted him in The Bronx, New York, where he'd been living under an assumed name. He's now serving 26 years in prison.
Robert M Snyder, #1096, Dcb 4, 2009 A former chess prodigy who had a history of instructing famous Hollywood actors. But he was also a registered sex offender who'd molested dozens of young boys over the years, including many children who'd slept over at his house. At the time of his airing in November 2009, his latest charges were for molesting at least 3 boys in Fort Collins, Colorado, and had last been seen fleeing the sex offender registry in August 2008. One of his students was quick to checkmate him in Belize, where he'd been teaching chess at an elementary school. He's now serving 12 years in prison.
Odis James Williams, #1097, Dcb 11, 2009 A reverend wanted for molesting 3 girls in Sacramento, California throughout the decade 200X. Two victims were relatives of his step-daughters. After his airing on the 15 Seconds of Shame, he was busted in Amarillo, Texas, being treated at a local hospital. He's now serving 3 decades to life.
Michael Chaves, #1098, Dcb 27, 2009 A long-haul truck lumper. In 2009, a fellow lumper named Dale Anderson had been fatally bludgeoned with a baseball bat or other blunt weapon in Connecticut. He had last been seen in the middle of 2009, fleeing through a Texas field in superheated weather. After one airing, a tipster told AMW he'd shaved his head bald. After 2 more airings, culminating with the 12-19-009 "Secret Lives of Criminals" special, he was busted atop a cable box, trespassing on a Phoenix, Arizona property. After his arrest, he confessed to the brutal murder and even admitted the motive: Anderson had urinated in a long-haul truck where Chaves had slept. He's now serving 2 decades in prison.
Paul Michael Merhige, #1099, Jnr 2, 2010 A former honors student on the fringe of his family. On Thanksgiving 2009, he bought a small arsenal of firearms, then somehow gained invitation to his family's Thanksgiving dinner in Jupiter, Florida. After dinner, he shot and killed his two sisters, an unborn child and his aunt, and wounded 3 other people before killing a 6 1/2 year old girl in her bedroom. He spent just over a month on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list. A tipster in a Long Key, Florida motel looked under a tarp his car was veiled under, matched the license plates, and busted Merhige trying to fake his suicide in the motel. He's since been sentenced to 7 life terms.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2020 3:09:55 GMT -5 by 912thamwuser: Update on #1014
DD12: Alexis Flores, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, Juan "Chaquatin" Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon "Angel" Reyes-Sanchez, Anna Marlene Reyes, Lorenzo "Lore, Kingbone" Gamez Salinas, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Richard Wall, Tyrom Walter Theis.
A capture detail although I can't find an article confirming it is that I can swear Jelmo Kirkland was captured as a result of a tip off Tom Morris's appearance on the Montel Williams Show, where they did a segment on "crime in the headlines" and he showed the caught on tape segment. I think even Pakman said this last year.
Post by Scumhunter on May 24, 2013 16:17:36 GMT -5
Nice work so far. I was joking when I said I wanted to share the new Marc Bryant's sentence in case you ever got around to it since I think we were just around the first few hundreds but you actually got to it rather fast. It will be interesting to see what comes first, you completing the capture directory or the news that AMW will be coming back! It would be awesome if right after Karen King (or even better #1204 or above), that's when it happens!
Post by 912thamwuser on May 25, 2013 17:21:14 GMT -5
AMW Capture Roster, 12th Century and beyond
Manson Brown, #1100, Jnr 3, 2010 A convicted armed robber and home invader. He raped a woman in 1996 and was indicted for rape. In November 2009, he escaped from a minimum security prison in Massachusetts. Aired as a Breaking News Alert the next month, he was busted within 72 hours into the new decade at a DeKalb County, Georgia gas station.
Myfit "Mike" Dika, #1101, Jnr 25, 2010 An Albanian mob chieftain from the La Costa Nostra family. The gang was notorious for a code of silence and control that made Omerta look playful. Dika and his partner in crime, Kujtim "Timmy" Lika, trafficked illicit and counterfeit goods, heroin, and cocaine through New York. Dika lived a strange fast-paced lifestyle that involved frittering his money away on card games and staying awake for 48 hours on end, high on cocaine. Dika had further admiration from his crime family for refusing to rat out his fellow drug dealers, serving all 10 years of a decade-long sentence, and receiving a huge payout from the network... until he promptly blew the money on his lousy Texas Hold'em performance. In March 2009, they were among a few who'd evaded Operation Black Eagle. Dika was busted in the town of Etobicoke, in Toronto, Canada. He looked disheveled from life on the run. Timmy Lika, by then wanted for questioning in a murder, was nabbed as an empty capture in April 2012.
Philip Leland Riley, #1102, Fbr 3, 2010 A health nut known for his kidney disease and peculiar habit of painting his nails. In November 2008, he entered a YMCA locker room in Beaverton, Oregon on a mission, then raped a 9 year old boy. Over the next 1 1/4 year, he'd fled to Panama, but by the winter of 2010, his kidney disease was turning for the worse. He went to a medical clinic to seek treatment, but the staff instead searched his name on the internet, found his amw.com webpage, and busted him. He's now serving 1/4 century in prison.
Patrick Anthony Brown, #1103, Fbr 9, 2010 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #MA2. By the spring of 1995, a man started dating Patrick's ex-girlfriend, and he stabbed the man to death as revenge at the end of that May. The victim had already been through a lot because one of his relatives had been murdered before and another had died in a household fire. In 2005 and 2006, Patrick was aired at least twice on the 15 Seconds of Shame, and 14.6 years after the murder, an amw.com visitor busted him trying to board a boat from Belize to Guatemala. He's now serving life in prison.
Larry Deffenbaugh (RELEASED), #1104, Fbr 16, 2010 From 1993 to 2006, he owned a cemetery, pulling off various scams against more than 550 grieving families. In 2006, the scam was exposed when one woman found out her father had been buried in a cheap cardboard box, rushed to entomb his body in a proper coffin before it could decompose, and drove through a vigorous rainstorm to secure the paperwork and make the payments to another cemetery. Deffenbaugh convinced his daughter to assist in the scams, and she was arrested but Deffenbaugh faked his death in a boating explosion in the Chesapeake Bay. He was given a 15 Seconds of Shame airing in November 2009, but it was his Lost At Sea segment in February 2010 that yielded his capture in Baytown, Texas. By then, he was wheelchair-bound. He was later sentenced to 7 years in prison for the scams plus 2 years for faking his death, but served all his time and got released in 2019.
Gary "Skip" LaTray, #1105, Fbr 17, 2010 In 1989, he stole 2.9 Megadollars in a bank robbery spree in upstate New York. He flaunted his cash in an awkward fashion, such as by throwing $100 bills out the window of a speeding car. In 2007, he was reintegrated into the community, working as a janitor, and mentoring youth. Then he betrayed everyone who trusted him by relapsing in 2009, pulling off another series of bank robberies and even robbing his own niece. He kept it going until an amw.com visitor busted him in the town of Sago, West Virginia, at another family's home. His niece never wants to speak to him again, and a lot of people he knew are forever disappointed in him. To this day, no-one knows why he went back to his criminal ways. By 2015, he was convicted, and was sentenced to 36 years in New York for a series of shoe store robberies, 3 years in Ohio for a robbery there, and 8 years in a federal prison on those last bank robbery charges. In all likelihood, he'll stay in prison until he's dead.
Gabriel Christian Morris, #1106, Fbr 22, 2010 In February 2010, he shot his mother and her boyfriend to death in western Oregon, then took his wife and 4 year old daughter on the run across the southwestern US. Within the month, they fled east to his relative's house in Dumfries, Virginia. Morris had been behaving in a very irritating fashion since he arrived there, and the relative's friend knew something was up, did a search on his name, found his amw.com profile, and busted him. His wife was released shortly after on a Hindrance of Prosecution charge. Morris originally faced the death penalty, but was sentenced to 2 consecutive life terms.
Leslie Alberto Irias, #1107, Fbr 24, 2010 A convicted bank fraudster. In Maryland, he secured a deal to remodel a house for a man and his wheelchair-bound teenage son. Instead, after a couple months and 90 Grand in payments, all his construction crew had managed to do was dig a great big hole in their back yard, but Irias was long gone. An amw.com tipster busted him in a Nicaraguan community of Miami, Florida, where he'd allegedly been working at an air conditioning business. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Larry Anthony Arbuckle (CHARGES DROPPED), #1108, Fbr 23, 2010 A former big rig driver. Cops believed at one point, based on a 5 year old's allegations, that Arbuckle had sexually assaulted the boy's 2 year old brother and mother, a stroke victim with the mental capacity of an 8 year old, over the course of 6 months. Also, they thought Arbuckle had shown the mother pornography and threatened her into obeying. At the time he was uploaded to amw.com at the turn of the decade 201X, he'd last been seen running off after his father told him to answer to the charges, then hitting the open road. He bragged to some of his friends in the town of Hot Springs, Arkansas that he'd been profiled on AMW's 15 Seconds of Shame, and they busted him. Unfortunately, the family of victims lacked the capacity to build a solid case against Arbuckle, and his charges were dropped within about a year.
Albert James "Tee" Turner, #1109, Mrc 5, 2010 A former Texas prison guard and jealous bully. Over almost a decade, he'd abused his wife and children, acting reclusive at times and spying on his wife at others. In December 2009, she tried to leave him, and took her children away to another house in Rosenberg, Texas. On the day after Christmas 2009, he broke into the home and, in front of his children, slashed the throats of his wife Keitha Frank Turner and mother-in-law Betty Jo Frank, nearly decapitating them, and wounding Betty Jo's husband. In January 2010, he tried to fake his death by submerging his SUV in the Chattahoochee River west of Atlanta. In February 2010, he'd been living underneath an overpass on a river bank. In March 2010, as Walsh announced his addition to the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted on Regis & Kelly, a tipster busted him walking with a cane in a Concord, North Carolina Mall, just before he was slated to be profiled on AMW's 1000th episode. In June 2011, Turner was condemned to death, but by March of 2019, he started contesting the case against him, citing ineffective counsel. Turner was planning to accuse several powerful political bigwigs, including the mayor, of carrying out a frame job on him because he'd apparently done something to anger them before, but his lawyers instead convinced him to argue he committed the double murder in a spur-of-the-moment rage, which could get his death sentence commuted to life in prison. He hasn't won anything yet, but both the conviction and the death sentence have been set aside for the time being.
Joseph "Hoodie" Roman, #1110, Mrc 28, 2010 For a few years, he'd worked at a McDonald's as a Bronx police detective's protege, even earning a basketball scholarship. On the other hand, he couldn't keep out of trouble, and eventually, "the streets got to him," and he was running with gangs. In March 2008, he got into a fight with a rival drug dealer and shot him to death. That summer, he was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame, and a tipster submitted another photo of him to the hotline. In March 2010, he got a full profile, and was busted in Las Vegas, Nevada after dropping a bunch of groceries below his apartment and running from cops on foot in a failed attempt to evade them. He was convicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter and is now serving 18 years in prison.
Simon Bahta Asfeha, #1111, Apl 29, 2010 An Ethiopian immigrant with no regular employment. Earlier in the month when he was busted, he killed his girlfriend and 3 year old daughter in Alexandria, Virginia, by stabbing them to death and bludgeoning them with the flat side of the blade. Within one month, he'd gone from fugitive on the run, to AMW 8-Second Commercial Break case, to Direct Result Capture when a tipster busted him in NYC. He's now in prison for life.
Roy Stephen Hyatt, #1112, May 14, 2010 In 1996, he molested 3 preteen girls he was in charge of babysitting at a Florida beach. He stored child pornography for 3/4 of a decade until the computer was found in December 2003. By the time AMW got to him, he was last seen fleeing his trial in May 2004. He was aired thrice on the 15 Seconds of Shame starting in the summer of 2008, and an amw.com visitor in Columbia, South Carolina busted him working at a local church in Myrtle Beach. He tried to give cops a fake ID, but they saw through it because he hadn't changed his appearance. Though his sentence length is unknown, he was sent to Arizona to serve his time in secret.
Phillip Edward Harrison, #1113, May 17, 2010 A New Mexico tattoo parlor owner. In September 2009, he started beating on his girlfriend, and several men confronted him. During the dispute, he got knocked over, produced a gun, and shot a doting father to death. After his 15 Seconds of Shame airing, he was busted running an identical tattoo parlor in Danville, Kentucky, even using the same name of "Pleasurable Pain" for his new establishment.
Harvis Pokey Wells, #1114, May 16, 2010 In South Carolina, he raped an 11 year old girl in 1996 and a 10 year old girl in 2006. In 2007, a pizza kitchen worker in Texas was fired and caught laundering drug money after cops found out he'd been keeping Wells hidden. He was busted in Houston, Texas and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Jurel Dionne Roberson, #1115, May 19, 2010 A South Park Family gangster. In November 2007, he fired at 3 soldiers outside a nightclub in Tucson, Arizona. His casualty toll was 1 dead, 1 wounded, 1 unharmed. He was first profiled on the 15 Seconds of Shame in April 2008, then named to GangTECC's original 12 Most Wanted a year later. After a quick mention in February 2010, a tipster led cops to nearby Mesa. Told to look out for him, a policeman conducting a routine traffic stop busted him. He's now serving 22 years in prison.
Gilberto Angel Vargas, #1116, May 20, 2010 A Spanish Cobras gang banger. During Chicago's June 2009 Puerto Rican festival, 4 men drove by his fellow gang bangers. The gang bangers mistook the festival goers for rival bangers and marked them for shooting. On their way out from the festival, Vargas shot one of the innocent men to death. After his 15 Seconds of Shame profile, he was busted towing 3 large rifles in a U-Haul truck, and made a pathetic attempt to look like he was fainting during his walkshot. He's now serving 5 1/2 decades in prison.
Vincent Edward Boyd, #1117, May 26, 2010 From 2000 to 2005, he brutally raped at least 3 preteen girls, even returning to the victims' families to confront them, and exchanging romantic, and at times erotic love letters in prison. He was erroneously released in July 2008. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in spring 2009 and early 2010, and a tipster led cops to a home garage in Morristown, Tennessee. He was smoking a cigarette, and when the cops approached, he ran and hid behind some trash cans before getting busted. It's possible he was sentenced to life in prison.
Paul Herman Clouston, #1118, Jne 1, 2010 A septuagenarian career criminal and winner of the Summer 2009 AMW Forum's Fugitive Face-Off. In September 1972, he killed a cop in Buena Park, California. Released on bond less than 2 decades later, he traveled to Virginia where he sexually assaulted 7 boys and 2 girls, starting in 1990. He more than likely molested many more children. In September 2005, he fled trial after telling a pastor there was no God. He was added to the US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list in December 2006. On June's Day 2010, an amw.com tipster busted him in a Merced, California elder commune where he'd been living as a lawn mower repairman. He was busted in a very elderly gentleman like fashion: sitting in a chair and reading a newspaper. He's been sentenced to at least 6 years in prison.
Antonio Dion Gilbert, #1119, Jne 22, 2010 A South Carolina Def Row gang general on GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted list. In the spring of 2009, he convinced a 14 year old boy to assist in a robbery (Thus making Gilbert a "pedophile without the sex"), and the child's mother to assist in the getaway. That June, Gilbert and the teen robbed, beat, and stabbed a tobacco field cafe owner. The victim survived, but lost his eye and had to be given a glass prosthesis. The mother and child were arrested but Gilbert fled. After his full profile in February 2010, he was busted using the internet in a public library in Greensboro, North Carolina. He's now serving 2 decades in prison.
Lemuel Monge Marrero Jr, #1120, Jne 16, 2010 In June 2009, his family joined forces to kill a witness to a gang brawl that his partner-in-crime lost in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Police quickly rounded up his brothers and father, but Lemuel got away. He fled to Fajardo, Puerto Rico to seek refuge with his mother, and killed 2 more people in drive-by shootings. He was aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame on 8-29-009, and a tipster busted him in a club on January 2, 2010. However, it took 5 1/2 months to extradite him, but it paid off. Lemuel is now serving life with no chance of parole.
Patrick J Gage, #1121, Jne 24, 2010 From 2000 to 2007, he sexually assaulted 2 preteen girls in Wisconsin. Two days after he was added to amw.com, a visitor led the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to some Outlook property in Saskatchewan, where he was busted camping. He's now serving 33 years in prison.
Bruno Salgado, #1122, Jly 8, 2010 A Mexican immigrant. In July 1982, he got in an argument with a group of immigrants from other towns, all over whose home town was better. It soon boiled over, and he shot them up. His casualty toll was 1 dead, 2 wounded. In 1992, he started dealing drugs and raised enough money to vanish into the shadows in February 1996. In a record breaker for oldest case solved by AMW, 27.9 years after the murder, an amw.com visitor busted him hiding out with his relatives in the town of Ramsey, Minnesota. He is now serving 3 decades in prison.
Brian Tamar "Cool Cat, Big O" Baker (RELEASED), #1123, Jly 13, 2010 A Portland Rolling 60's gang banger on the GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted list. He first caught law enforcement's attention when he pointed a gun at his child's mother in April 2008. Over the next 2 years, he carjacked 2 people. One of them ended in a shooting with 1 wounded and 4 unharmed. 5 months after his quick airing, he was busted in Tukwila, Washington, and started cracking jokes during his arrest. He served 7 1/2 years in prison.
Larry Burns, #1124, Jly 20, 2010 In May of 1986, his ex-wife had been seeking shelter from him in her mother's house in Gary, Indiana. He burst into the house, guns blazing. The mother got into a gunfight and fled when Burns' gun jammed. Then, he ran up the stairs to the bedroom and killed his ex-wife with 2 shots to the head. He'd last been seen walking out of the house with one shoe on and his boxers exposed. Starting in 1993, AMW aired him about a dozen times. 24 years later, an amw.com tipster busted him on July 20, 2010, his alias' 57th birthday, in Long Beach, California, where he'd made a living by breeding rottweilers and repairing pool tables under the name Daniel Oakes. He was convicted and sentenced to 7 decades in prison.
Kenneth Lee Baker, #1125, Ags 3, 2010 A 360-pound blob. In May 2010, he flew into a jealous rage after his wife accidentally sent him a text message meant for someone else. He shot and killed his wife and stepdaughter. Over the next 2 1/2 months, he couldn't handle the blood on his hands and on top of everything he'd lost, his Mazda was impounded. After his airing on July 31 (Wizard's Night) 2010, a tipster at a park in Shreveport, Louisiana saw him on a bench complaining to himself, saying, "I've messed up my life!" Then he matched the stickers on a black truck parked nearby, and busted Baker on his 39th birthday. He was later sentenced to 4 life terms.
Dean George Birdsall, #1126, Ags 24, 2010 In the middle of 2010, he was Ohio's most wanted sex offender. His original offence was sodomizing a 4 year old girl in 1992, and his latest was violating the Adam Walsh Act. Police described him as particularly horrible; Even for a Tier III sex offender, they thought him scary. In fact, the rest of his family wanted nothing to do with him. An amw.com visitor led cops to Rochester, New York's Powder Mill Park where Birdsall was riding a bicycle and put him back in the cage. He was originally sentenced to between 7 years and 1/4 century, but he's due to be released after serving 11 years.
Fairly Earls, #1127, Ags 26, 2010 In 1986, he raped 2 girls. In August of 1997, he was celebrating his 44th birthday in Wisconsin, just a week before Labor Day. He fondled a 6 year old girl and was imprisoned. He appealed his conviction, then fled his trial in March 2005. Aired thrice on the 15 Seconds of Shame, one of them on the August 2006 Criminals in the Classroom special, an amw.com visitor busted him in the town of Boquete, Panama. He's now serving 6 decades in prison.
Billy Twayne Gibson, #1128, Spt 3, 2010 A serial sex offender with a mile-long rap sheet. He was bad enough to be designated a "Sexually violent predator", reserved for only the worst, most active serial rapists. In the summer of 2010, he'd served time for pimping out 3 women and raping 2 girls. Once he was released from a halfway house in late August 2010, he was sought for violating his release terms. One week later, an amw.com visitor busted him in Miami Springs, Florida, giving a fake name in a La Quinta Inn. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Juan Carlos "Psycho" Duran and Dionne Garcia, #1129/#1130, Oct 5, 2010 A couple from Chicago's Ambrose Street Gang, sought for manufacturing the drug PCP (Phencyclidine). In February 2001, they evaded the Chicago PD's Operation Blue Water, and they were ordered to appear in court that December. Instead, the couple took their 4 children on the run. After 3 airings on the 15 Seconds of Shame, an amw.com visitor busted them in Tijuana, Mexico.
Rashad "Juicy" Elay Glenn, #1131, Oct 8, 2010 An 18 year old Fort Worth drug gangster. In August 2010, he fired a rifle into a car and killed 2 people. He never left Forth Worth, and when he was profiled as the 8-Second Commercial Break fugitive for 10-02-010, a tipster led right back to Fort Worth where he'd tried retaliating against crime witnesses. As he saw himself on the show, he surrendered and is now serving life in prison without parole.
Alvin Eugene Webster, #1132, Oct 13, 2010 In December 2006, he molested a toddler in Oklahoma. He was released a few months later, and his post-release follow-up was a disaster. In the spring of 2008, he was caught with another toddler and violated the Adam Walsh Act. Aired as the 8-second commercial break case for 9-25-010, a tipster busted him walking out of a hospital with several young girls. He's now serving 1/4 century in prison.
Charles Hoffman, #1133, Nvb 1, 2010 A convicted burglar and thief with no relation to Charles Anthony Hoffman (Capture #121). In September 2010, he played a card game with a woman he'd never met in a back alley in Pennsylvania. Afterwards, he beat and raped her in extremely brutal fashion, leaving blood spatters and a pair of broken glasses behind at the scene. Law enforcement expressed extreme disgust with this case, and wanted badly to have the perpetrator out of society. By Halloween 2010, he was scheduled to be aired as the 8 Second Commercial Break case for the 11-06-010 broadcast. Hoffman found out, and to spare his family any embarrassment from seeing their relative on America's Most Wanted, he called his mother to come over from Michigan and help him surrender in Harrisburg.
David Kevin "Crazy Dave" Jones, #1134, Oct 23, 2010 In the summer of 2008, he lured a 10 year old West Palm Beach, Florida girl to his trailer and raped her at least 10 times. He had several guns and knives on display to scare her into keeping it a secret, but it didn't work. The girl came forward anyway, and he was charged with capital sexual battery. He was profiled on the 15 Seconds of Shame in August 2009. One year later, he found God, saw himself on amw.com, and turned himself in in NYC. He's now serving 35 years in prison.
Oscar Ancrum, #1135, Nvb 10, 2010 A NYC subprime mortgage scam kingpin. His MO was to go to halfway houses, recruit rehabilitees, instruct them on straw-buying high-end real estate, give out fake appraisals, and use them to take equities. 10 Megadollars were stolen, and hundreds of families were left penniless and/or homeless. An amw.com visitor led cops to The Bronx's Fordham University, where he was renting a room. He tried to drive away, but couldn't escape the FBI's blockade.
Arthur "Red Rider" Lopez Jr, #1136, Nvb 15, 2010 A member of a family-owned coke and meth gang in Wisconsin. In August 1999, he accompanied his fellow gang bangers as they carried out hits on 3 people. One of the victims was a rehabilitated former Latin Kings gangster. He was first aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame in November 2005, after which he taunted cops, by saying something along the lines of "Come and get me. I'm waiting." After about 3 such airings, an amw.com visitor busted him working as a telemarketer in Monterrey, Mexico. In exchange for a plea deal that got the murder charges dropped, he ratted out his family business gang. However, he did get 4 decades in prison on drug trafficking charges.
Harold Martin Smith (DECEASED), #1137, Dcb 1, 2010 The Unknown Ronni Chasen Killer. In mid-November 2010, as Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen drove away from an afterparty following a screening of the film Burlesque, an unknown assailant rode up to her on his bicycle, hoping to rob her, but instead shot her, causing her to crash her car and die. Starting on the 11-20-010 broadcast, AMW aired the case twice as a Breaking News Alert. On December's Day 2010, AMW tipsters led Beverly Hills law enforcement to an apartment, but their suspect, Harold Martin Smith, shot himself dead before they could arrest him. 40 days later, the final ballistic test results were in, and Smith was confirmed as the killer. The tipster called AMW again to say that she called to get justice for Ronni.
Kandice M Leonard (RELEASED) #1138, Jnr 4, 2011 A drug addict. In December 2007, she abducted her daughter from Pennsylvania. In circa 2009, the girl was recovered, but Leonard was long gone. During her 3 years on the run, she robbed 23 stores and violated parole following a burglary charge. In 2010, she landed a job as a restaurant cook in Hollywood, Florida, only for amw.com tipsters to bust her just days before she would've been promoted to manager. Her sentence for the above crimes is unknown, but in 2015 she was later convicted of her role in a drug smuggling ring with 21 other suspects for which she served 3 years in prison. Due to her drug problems, it's uncertain whether she can stay out of trouble from here on out.
An Soon Kim (RELEASED), #1139, Jnr 7, 2011 The first human sex slave trafficker in AMW's capture roster. (Note: Kelly "Sunshine" Loyd, Capture #58, was only a slave brothel master) She trafficked young women and girls from Korea to brothels and massage parlors across the East Coast. The girls were forced to service more than 70 men a weekend. In the autumn of 2006, Daryl Hannah went on a mission to end sex slavery, naming Soon-Kim one of her top 3 cases. After a brief mention on the 11-20-010 Human Sex Slavery in America special, a tipster busted her in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut where she was holding 17 Grand in cash. She was sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison, and was deported to South Korea in 2014 after serving her sentence.
Bob Michael Lucein Davis, #1140, Jnr 10, 2011 A wayward man with a history of gaining his past friends' trust, crashing at their houses, and stealing and selling XBOX 360 games. In September 2009, he called in a delivery from a Chinese takeout service. Instead, he bashed the delivery man in the back of the head, causing moderate injuries, and stole $200. He had tried in vain to recruit a child to assist in the robbery plot, for which he was charged with soliciting a minor to assist in a violent crime (This makes Lucein-Davis a "pedophile without the sex"). In the winter of 2011, he found his amw.com profile, and it scared him straight. He walked into a police station in Freeport, New York, and surrendered.
Loren Clayton Oulman (DECEASED), #1141, Jnr 24, 2011 A convicted sex offender. One day, he viewed child pornography publicly in a Minneapolis, Minnesota coffee shop. Law enforcement called him up, but he tried to claim he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. He was charged with 10 counts of storage of child pornography. As he fled his trial, he taunted an officer with a text message, and set about trying to publish a book claiming that law enforcement was persecuting him unfairly. Aired on the 11-13-010 Cambodia Child Predator Crackdown special, he was busted in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and agents found a long-since revoked passport on his person. He was originally sentenced to 11 years in prison, and it's unknown how much of it he served, but he died in April 2015.
Jack Allen Poteat (DECEASED), #1142, Jnr 25, 2011 In March 1999, he raped a 14 year old girl in North Carolina. He bribed the girl with tobacco in a failed attempt to keep it a secret. He was due to appear at trial in March 2000, but instead, he stole the identity of a relative's friend and took off. The innocent man had to register as a sex offender, putting him out of work as a police officer. A dozen winters after the rape, AMW finally aired the case, and viewers were outraged. AMW tips quickly led to Rockwall, Texas, and as police closed in on his truck, he led them on a high-speed chase, only to crash. He was rescued from the wreckage, put in body braces, and arraigned. He was sentenced to 4.4 years in prison, and was released about 1/2 year early. However, he died in August 2018, permanently nullifying the danger he will ever strike again.
Jose DeLeon Alberto "Chino" Cazares, #1143, Jnr 24, 2011 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #MO2. In July 2006, a man in Joplin, Missouri accused him and his brother of stealing the man's tire rims. The argument boiled over, and Cazares killed his accuser with a gunshot to the head. The brother was arrested but Jose ran off. AMW tipsters led cops to Brownsville, Texas, where he ran and cowered in a bathroom before they busted him. In February 2015, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Bryan Richard Swiney (RELEASED), #1144, Fbr 28, 2011 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #MO1. In July 2007, this 7 time convicted felon orally raped his girlfriend's 16 year old sister. He was released on parole within the next 3 years, but violated it by stealing a car. He drove that car on a police chase, and fired at the officer, but missed. After he was aired on the Winter 2011 50/50 show, a tip led to Charlotte, North Carolina where he was causing disturbances in a fit of rage over his bar tab. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison, a very light sentence, after accepting a plea bargain.
Ricky Alan Howard (ACQUITTED), #1145, Mrc 7, 2011 A career criminal. In December 1999, a sleeping 12 year old girl in Wisconsin was violently raped by a drunken mobile home burglar. Ricky Alan Howard was named a suspect, and aired on the 15 Seconds of Shame on 6-20-009. An amw.com viewer led cops to the town of Seguin, Texas. As cops surrounded him, he gave 2 fake names before surrendering peacefully. For numerous reasons, including that he lacked the athletic prowess to climb through the window as the crime scene investigation described, he was acquitted.
Abraham Jackson Mpaka, #1146, Mrc 12, 2011 The only one of John Walsh's Top Ten Fugitives of 2009 to be busted as a Direct Capture. This smooth-talking African conman got involved with a woman named Coty Paul after he was promptly fired from the FBI for his attitude. He promised to repay her throughout 2008, but had to keep delaying the reimbursement after his book about the Nigerian 419 scams failed to sell. In December 2008, he robbed a bank of $3500, threatening them with a hand grenade. He claimed he needed it for his mother's funeral in Africa, but no-one knows for sure what he intended to do with the money. After Coty Paul bonded him out, he went to her apartment on the day after Christmas and stabbed her to death in front of her children. An amw.com tipster busted him less than a day before his scheduled 4th airing, in a Minnesota public library's computer station. He was soon found incompetent to stand trial, and was most likely committed to a psychiatric prison, at least until they can enable him.
Richard "Li'l Stompper" Sam, #1147, Mrc 31, 2011 An Asian gang banger on the GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted list. Before he was 20 years old, his life was described as a long, full criminal career. In September 2008, he shot and wounded a person in Lowell, Massachusetts, and it's a mystery what angered the gang banger. He was introduced on AMW in August 2010, and 4 months later he was named John Walsh's #10 most wanted fugitive of 2010. After one more airing in late March 2011, he was busted on a Kennett Square, Pennsylvania mushroom farm. During his walk shot, he flashed gang signs in one last-ditch attempt to keep his tough image.
Lonnie Ray Correll, #1148, Apl 4, 2011 By 2008, he was unemployed and had been evicted from his home. He gained the trust of an Oklahoma couple, and was offered a job watching over their many children. Instead, he repeatedly raped one of the girls. On the 4-02-011 broadcast, he saw himself on the BOLO mini-segment. Within 2 days, he hid out in the desert and called in a surrender in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada.
Rene "Napoleon" Lopez, #1149, Mrc 16, 2011 In February 2009, he started demanding his paycheck from his boss in a Texas body shop. The argument quickly escalated, and Lopez shot and terminally wounded his boss. Law enforcement, body shop personnel, and of course his family, were hoping he'd recover eventually, but in April 2010, the victim died of a bullet-related infection. It was then that the charges were raised to capital murder. In March 2011, an amw.com tipster recognized him working at another body shop in San Antonio, Texas after matching the online composite sketch to him, and busted him. Alas, it would take almost 4 weeks before AMW would take credit for his capture.
DeAndre Kelly, #1150, May 2, 2011 A drug dealer who escaped a Washington, DC prison by beating up 2 prison guards in February 2011. Within the next 2 1/2 months, he hitched a ride to Bedford, Virginia, got 2 airings on the BOLO segment, then got busted in an apartment. He's now serving 15 years in prison.
Jonathan LaBrada, #1151, May 6, 2011 In March 2010, he was in one of his favorite watering holes in Miami, Florida. He seemed to have an axe to grind, as he muttered, "Someone's gonna die tonight". Before long, he got into a drunken argument with a bouncer, in which he shot the security guard to death. He was first aired as the 8-second commercial break case for the 12-18-010 broadcast, then an amw.com tipster busted him in a run-down apartment in Matamoros, Mexico. He pled guilty to 2nd degree murder, was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison, and is due to be released in 2024.
Robert Steven Jackson, #1152, May 20, 2011 A Las Vegas hybrid gang banger on both the GangTECC's 12 Most Wanted and US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted lists. In August 2007, he fired 5 shots into the Vegas strip, hid the gun in a planter, and ran off. 4 people were wounded. In fact, the victim who was farthest away from the gunfire suffered the worst injuries during her bachelorette party. She couldn't walk for a long time, and had to be wheeled down the aisle. He was first profiled on the 15 Seconds of Shame in the summer of 2009, then given a full airing in January 2010. It took a total of 5-7 airings before he was busted in Chicago, Illinois with dreadlocks, a goatee, and an assumed identity. In September 2013, he was released on house arrest with an ankle monitoring bracelet, and justice had been delayed for almost one more year, but in August 2014, he was finally convicted. In February 2015, he was sentenced to between 3 decades and 3/4 century in prison.
Johnnie Gerard "Roy" Brown, #1153, May 24, 2011 Up to 2001, he raped many of his female relatives. By the time he was convicted in absentia in 2002, he was conservatively estimated to have 5 victims. He was also a drug trafficker, and stooped to the low of convincing underage boys to help him move drugs. It took almost a decade to bring the case to AMW, and a month after his airing, he was busted in Hazelwood, Missouri, where police feared he'd raped even more underage girls.
Kenneth Andrew Craig, #1154, Jne 21, 2011 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #FL1. From 1991 to 2011, he'd lured, sexually assaulted, and videotaped countless teenage boys. His primary MO was to lure and bribe these children with pizza, alcohol, and video games. The lead detective on the case gave the victim count a minimum of 200. Many of the photos and videos were sent into the child porn trade in the southeastern US. Just after the last AMW on Fox broadcast of Season 24, he surrendered to authorities in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He's now serving 1/4 century in prison for sexually assaulting his last 2 victims.
Trumell Dymone "CO-Jack" Turner, #1155, Jne 24, 2011 A Detroit drug dealer named John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #MI1. In May 2010, he baselessly accused two innocent teenagers of stealing his girlfriend's car during one of their younger brother's graduation weekend. Try as they might to avoid Trumell, he followed them down and shot them to death in the middle of the street before driving off. A few hours later, the car was found scrapped in an alley. One victim's mother, a cancer patient, braved the frozen weather and rough neighborhoods to pass around wanted posters. Despite fleeing to Texas at one point, he returned to Detroit a year after the murders and was busted inside a house within a few miles of the murder scene. He's now serving between 3 and 6 decades.
Nicky Allen Wilson (RELEASED), #1156, Ags 2, 2011 John Walsh's 2008 50/50 Fugitive #SC. In August 2006, he was loitering in his GMC Yukon, parked outside a convenience store when a police officer approached him. Nicky slammed on the gas pedal, dragging the policeman across the highway by the leg. All the while, the cop screamed, "It ain't worth it!" After hitting a pole, the policeman was thrown and tumbled across a tract of ground. The policeman survived, but his foot was decimated, and now only pins and wires remain where his bones were once whole. The man can no longer work as a police officer, and has struggled to put food on his family's table ever since. After 3 airings, it was Nicky's re-airing as Fugitive #SC in February of 2011 that soon led to his capture in Newport, Tennessee. He had assumed a fake ID, and was busted in a motel. He served roughly 3/4 decade in prison.
Carlos Felipe Centeno, #1157, Ags 8, 2011 An illegal alien. In August 2008, he was entrusted to watch over a 5 year old girl in Virginia. Instead, he sodomized her. The mother entered the room in the middle of it, and afterward, he told her it was just a generic misunderstanding. No new photos had been taken of him since the late 1990's, but what law enforcement had was all an amw.com visitor needed. Despite assuming a fake name, Centeno was busted driving in a neighborhood in Houston, Texas.
Romaro Taylor, #1158, Spt 29, 2011 A convicted carjacker. Once, three youth mocked him, and he opened fire out of irritation, but missed. In December 2010, he was in the Phoenix suburb of Chicago when he saw his last girlfriend drive her car at another car containing his children and their mother. Thinking the girlfriend was trying to kill his children, he flew into a rage and opened fire. The girlfriend (not the mother of his children) was wounded, but everyone else got away unharmed. An amw.com visitor busted him hiding out with his family in Robbins, Illinois without incident. He's now serving 36 years in prison.
Richard Carl Heeringa, #1159, Oct 29, 2011 A US Marshal's 15 Most Wanted career sexual predator. After spending more than a decade in prison for molesting 2 girls, he went right back to his old ways the instant he was released, setting his sights on a girl in Colorado who was recovering from a medical ailment. 3 months after the Marshals added him to their 15 Most Wanted list, an AMW tipster busted him in Detroit, where he'd been living since a year before. Faced with a 17 count indictment plus rumors of more pending charges, he laughed as the judge sentenced him to more than 1/2 millennium in prison.
Carl Jimmy Jr, #1160, Nvb 1, 2011 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #AK2. In 1983, he killed a man in an argument and served 2 decades in prison for it. In 2005, he fondled a woman and was ordered to register as a sex offender in January 2011, but absconded. He was busted at a hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.
William Philip Rohman, #1161, Nvb 9, 2011 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #MO2. In May 1997, he accosted a man born in circa 1918, robbed him at gunpoint, and had last been seen bonding out and skipping out on his court date. Two weeks after his quick airing on the 2-hour FOX special, he flagged down a policeman in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, identified himself as a fugitive wanted by law enforcement and profiled on America's Most Wanted, and surrendered.
Kyle Butler (RELEASED), #1162, Nvb 11, 2011 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #NY2. This career criminal and serial robber started his history with the law in 1989. In September 2010, he robbed a bank in Rochester, New York, and was sought for questioning in more robberies in nearby cities. Two weeks after his quick airing, AMW tips led back to Rochester, and he was busted working and living in a Men's Salvation Army shelter. He served between 3 and 7 years in prison.
James Willis Brown, #1163, Nvb 14, 2011 A career criminal whose record started in 1981. In April 1999, a Texas court convicted him of child rape. He was released to get his affairs in order, but fled and was sentenced to life in prison in absentia. In August 2008, he was uploaded to amw.com, but it would take another 3 1/4 years before a viewer would bust him in Cassville, Missouri. By then, he was subsisting on an oxygen tank, tired of running.
Ramon "The Human Fly" Virola, #1164, Nvb 16, 2011 A career criminal named John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #RI. In August 2004, five men invaded a home in Rhode Island in a botched robbery, and a gun was fired, killing a man. Police quickly rounded up the other 4 robbers but Virola, who supplied the gun used in the robbery, got away. After two quick airings on either 2011 50/50 show, a woman in Glendale, Arizona who turned out to be his child's mother called the hotline, telling them she was living in fear of him as their relationship crumbled. Police staked out an address and pounced on him. He was sentenced to 2 life terms plus 2 decades in prison.
Dwayne "Money" Pinestraw, #1165, Dcb 19, 2011 By July 2011, Pinestraw was deep in a feud over stolen cash in Pensacola, Florida. He went up to one apartment door, and as a 22 month old boy approached the interior side of the door, Pinestraw opened fire, killing the baby and incidentally wounding the culprit. By that autumn, he'd settled into a hideout in Mesquite, Texas where he was busted following a tip from the 12-17-011 FOX special. He was soon convicted and sent to lifer's row.
Michael Randolph Fritz, #1166, Jnr 5, 2012 A local street sweeping laborer. In June 2008, he raped a 13 year old girl in Washington State. The victim was the daughter of one of his friends. Uploaded to amw.com that summer, he was busted 3 1/2 years later in Bakersfield, California. The US Marshals apprehended him without incident.
Antonio Ramell "Squirt" Barnes and Earl Timothy "E" Jackson, #1167/#1168, Jnr 14, 2012 The first Direct Captures busted following an airing on Lifetime. In October 2009, these two believed some rivals in a Washington DC drug neighborhood stole their weapons and cash. After failing to retrieve it, they opened fire on a crowd just outside a high school. One man and an innocent 15 year old boy were killed, and 5 people were wounded. The best clue given during their All-Points Bulletin airing was each other: These two were always traveling together, and someone in Charlotte, North Carolina sent the tip in on Friday the 13th of January 2012. The next day (January 14), they were busted in a house they'd lived in for a month under a heavily armed search warrant. Ramell-Barnes was convicted and sentenced to 1/4 century, but the status of Jackson's court case is unknown.
Reginald Denmark Boston, #1169, Jnr 23, 2012 In May 2010, he got into a bar fight in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin with 4 men. After the night was over, Denmark-Boston found the 4 men and fired into the car. His casualty toll was 1 dead, 2 wounded, 1 unharmed. Two weeks after his short airing, he enlisted a priest's help to surrender in the town of Richmond, Indiana.
Larene Eleanor Austin, #1170, Jnr 25, 2012 At first, she claimed that a woman named LaNell Barsock, a nursing student, was her best friend since grade school. The truth was they were former lesbian lovers who'd only known each other for a matter of months. Austin, a bus driver, would often visit nearby cities under Barsock's identity. After their romance ended, she shot Barsock execution style, tried to clean up the scene, burst into a police station fronting as a star witness, and claimed Barsock's boyfriend, a Caribbean national, had killed her. Surveillance tapes proved the Caribbean man innocent, and Austin failed the polygraph test miserably. In late January 2012, she was busted in Punta Gorda, Belize and promptly deported. She would've been there to stay without AMW. It was among the most twisted homicides ever solved by AMW on Lifetime. In August 2015, Larene was convicted and sentenced to 2 consecutive terms of 1/4 century to life each.
Otis Vernell Holland, #1171, Jnr 25, 2012 A phony Nevada pastor. Several teenage girls and young women were suffering from problems like sexual appetite that the church forbade, family drama, and melancholy, and went to him for counseling. In the guise of working out these bad feelings, he raped and sexually videotaped them. Then he embezzled from his church in order to buy a limousine, stock it with sex toys, buy and renovate a mansion, and record some of the sex tapes in these high-end properties. In July 2011, he knew law enforcement was on to him and fled south. 1/2 year later, Lifetime gave the case a full profile, and he was busted in a local church in downtown Tijuana, Mexico. He was penniless and had little more than the clothing on his back. In January 2016, he was convicted on all 17 charges of sexual abusing underage girls, and faced a life sentence. By March 2016, more sexual assault charges were piled on, which makes his case far worse than anyone knew when the tipster busted him.
Esteban Rudolpho Ramos-Cruz, #1172, Jnr 27, 2012 A Buffalo, New York Seventh Street gang banger. After someone in the rival gang, 10th Street, killed one of Ramos-Cruz's fellow gang bangers, he shot one of the 10th street gang bangers dead in a retaliation hit. In May 2011, he fled charges related to racketeering, drug conspiracies, and gang territory. After a BOLO airing on Lifetime, he was busted without incident in Springfield, Massachusetts. In May 2016, he was sentenced to 3 decades in prison.
Jeanifer Lee Segrest, #1173, Fbr 7, 2012 A convicted felony thief. Starting in 2004, she received 50 Grand from a phony tutor in Georgia to let two men molest her daughters, aged about 8 years old. In August 2008, officers seeking out pimps rescued the two girls, and during their therapy, they described what Cesar Moran and the other rapist had done to them. Cops quickly caught the other rapist and the woman who funded the sexual assaults, locked them up, and threw away the key. In December 2011, AMW introduced the case on Lifetime, asking tipsters to look for Segrest and Cesar Moran. Under 2 months later, tipsters busted Segrest in a house in Port Wentworth, Georgia in front of her two young sons. She gave cops a fake ID and a pathetic excuse, but couldn't put one over on the arresting officers. Segrest is now serving 2 decades in prison, but Cesar Moran, the last of the four in the rape conspiracy, is still out there.
Michael H Mack, #1174, Fbr 13, 2012 A fast food worker and carpenter. In circa 2006, he moved into a woman's house in Wisconsin with her 3 or 4 children. He was providing some resources for the family and setting himself up as a man the children could look up to. That was until the winter of 2009, when his half-brother, a homeless child molester, moved in, and she asked him to kick the pedophile out for her children's sake. In March 2009, she went to the hospital for a sickness, and Mack got drunk, went to the hospital, and punched her in the face. Then he returned to the house, directed all the children to the car, and blew the house to smithereens (there were no casualties). He was busted at the Livestock Rodeo Festival in San Angelo, Texas following his Lifetime airing. During a jailhouse interview, he expressed remorse for the family, said he wished he could take back making them homeless, and promised to build them furniture after his release. All we can do is hope he meant it sincerely. He's since been sentenced to about 15 years in prison.
Wisdom Jeffery, #1175, Fbr 17, 2012 A former gopher for popular music artist Keyshia Cole. In 2008, the 35+ year old Jeffery met a 19 year old girl at a Georgia carwash and started a relationship with her, but it was tumultuous all throughout. In December 2009, she gave birth to a girl, but towards the middle of 2010, the marriage had gotten so bad that she kicked him out of the house. In August 2010, while their daughter was away with her aunts, Jeffery violated a restraining order, broke into her house, and killed her with a shotgun as she was on the line with a 911 operator. He was introduced on AMW in April 2011, and was profiled again in January 2012. One month after the second airing, he was busted living as a house hermit in Cleveland, Ohio. He was sentenced to life without parole.
Rufus "G-Money" Byers, #1176, Fbr 29, 2012 A mass human sex slave trafficker. His MO was orchestrating the kidnapping of his victims' young children and holding them hostage to make the women turn tricks. One victim spoke out about her ordeal, which lasted from July 2011 until her rescue that December. In February 2012, AMW aired a special broadcast about the fight against human sex slavery. Tipsters quickly busted Rufus in Addison, Texas. The victim who spoke out on the show was waiting for him, and after his extradition flight, she yelled at him, and he just walked by in a defeated fashion. He was convicted and sentenced to 3/4 decade.
Elizabeth Kay Gade (RELEASED), #1177, Mrc 2, 2012 In July 2010, an 18 year old girl in North Carolina had gotten into a falling-out with her family that led to her estrangement. A human sex slave trafficker named Justin Michael Grills contacted the girl and invited her to stay at his house in New Mexico. After she moved there, he and fellow sex slave trafficker Gade trapped the girl in a house with elaborate security. His biggest mistake was forcing the girl to change her outfit and make-up, inadvertently letting the girl onto them as Gade prepared the girl's online profile. The girl now knew she had to escape. Before long, Grills had forgotten to activate one of the alarm systems, and that's when the girl ran off and went to police. Grills was quickly caught and sentenced to 4 years in prison, but Gade, also sought for questioning in several other sex slavery rings in Minnesota, fled. Following Lifetime's February 2012 special on the fight against sex slavery, Gade was busted in Wyoming. Despite a paltry 4 year sentence, the New Mexico judge called it a victory in the fight against sex slave trafficking.
Fritz Alisme, #1178, Mrc 7, 2012 In Broward County, Florida, he sexually assaulted his own 12 daughter at least 10 times. He was soon arrested but fled by severing his ankle monitoring bracelet. In the winter of 2012, Lifetime aired a broadcast that included a ride-along with Abby Tiger's crew. Tiger named Alisme and Isaac Coran Amos her two most wanted fugitives. Within a month, Alisme was busted in Miami, Florida, where he'd been working a regular job. During his walkshot, his work uniform was seen hanging on the back wall. He was convicted and sent to lifer's row.
Rasshammach Roberts, #1179, Apl 9, 2012 On Labor Day 2011, in West Virginia, he got into a jealous argument with two brothers over a young woman who happened to be their cousin. A few hours later, he shot at the brothers, killing the older one and wounding the younger. In an eerie coincidence, the brothers' grandfather was murdered in the Bahamas, and AMW caught the grandpa's killer, Philip White, as capture #204. In exchange for an unknown lighter sentence, he agreed to testify against a co-defendant, the possible triggerman.
Errol and Tonya Victor, #1180/#1181, Apl 14, 2012 A fugitive couple from St. John the Baptist's Parish, Louisiana. Starting in 2004, their collective 13 sons were imprisoned in a house of horrors, where Tonya's sons were starved, beaten, and forced to work nearly all hours of the day renovating the mansion. Tonya's sons were often punished by being forced to run laps around the property holding cinderblocks. Errol kept them away from school and brainwashed them into worshiping him as God. On April's Eve 2008, an ice cream sandwich went missing. Hoping to spare the other 12 men and boys any pain, Tonya's 8 year old son, ML Lloyd III, admitted to it. Errol grabbed a belt, tied him down, and whipped him repeatedly while Tonya stood by and did nothing to stop him. They took Lloyd to a hospital where he soon died from his wounds. In August 2011, they appeared on local news proclaiming their innocence before fleeing their trial. After Lifetime's Couples on the Run special, the Victors called the hotline to complain about their portrayal, after which a tipster busted them in Tifton, Georgia. Errol had been doing handiwork and trying to start his own church, while Tonya wore a scarf and could barely speak anymore. Despite fears that the case against them would fall apart, they were convicted in July 2014. In September, Errol was sentenced to life without parole, and Tonya got 21 years. In 2020, a Supreme Court ruling struck down all criminal convictions that weren't unanimous, including Errol's and Tonya's 10 to 2 conviction, which had previously been allowed in Louisiana. While he's out before he's likely to be retried, Errol continued his life of cons by announcing in January 2021 that he was running for Congress, where he has minimal chances of winning any election.
Quan Lam, #1182, Apl 29, 2012 A Vietnam War refugee turned Golf Coast fisherman. In 1987, he robbed a home, bound a couple, and raped the woman. In 2006, he fled a Baton Rouge, Louisiana halfway house. In March 2012, he was given a BOLO airing on AMW, and in April, tips led to Biloxi, Mississippi, so the city newspaper added him to their most wanted list. Tips from the locals finished the job, busting him after a fishing excursion.
Janet M Hallahan and Nelson Grant Hallahan, #1183/#1184, May 5, 2012 The Mini Madoffs of the Midwest. Nelson Grant Hallahan was a notorious 1-Megadollar Ponzi schemer who targeted his friends, family, and elders. His MO was reading obituaries to find victims. As the Ponzi scheme started to unravel, Janet put out a tattoo parlor, and convinced people to invest in it. In one last unsavory move, they targeted Janet's terminally ill parents. They fled from US Attorneys in 1999. An AMW tipster busted them in the small Arizona town of Tonpoah, living less than a mile apart. Their captures made headline news across Illinois. During their sentencing phase, Janet tried claiming Nelson controlled her and dragged her on the run, but the judge saw through it and sentenced them both to 2 1/4 decades in prison.
Joseph William Chapman, #1185, May 20, 2012 John Walsh's 2011 50/50 Fugitive #PA2. This sexual predator started abusing young girls when he was 7 years old. By the time he was arrested and sent to prison, he had raped between 20 and 150 victims. In July 2007, he was performing an outdoor prison detail when he put down a weed thwacker, threw his prison uniform into a river, and ran off in only his boxers. It took 3 more airings, including one as the second fugitive introduced on Lifetime's 12-02-011 Season 25 kickoff, to bust him in Arkwright, New York. In January 2014, a jury couldn't find him guilty because of some questions surrounding a 5 year old boy's testimony, but Chapman was retried in September and finally convicted. In October 2014, he was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison, but the only way they can keep him in prison for the full term is Congress breaking free of its deadlock and renewing the Adam Walsh Act.
Luis Gonzalez, #1186, Jne 1, 2012 In August 2008, he met a young woman named Tia Poklemba at a Fort Myers, Florida bar, then started driving her home. Somehow, they got in an argument, then a physical struggle. Hoping to protect herself, she produced a switchblade and a cellphone. As she got out of the car, he ran over her, drove backward, and ran over her again, driving away without reporting to law enforcement. As his pregnant wife watched the news report, she recognized him, but he abandoned her and fled. John Walsh was afraid he was a rising serial killer, and after 3 full airings, including one on Lifetime in March 2012, he was busted in the village of El Pedernal, Mexico. He was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to 6 decades in prison. In October 2016, he appealed his sentence. His attorneys argued that a vehicle is not a weapon, and won. This got his sentenced reduced from 60 down to 45 years, and he will not be released until September of 2050 at the soonest, when he serves 38 1/4 years.
Reanaldo Nargo, #1187, Jne 13, 2012 In Louisiana, he killed two men by shooting them execution style over a missing AK-47, then escaped police custody. He was last seen in January 2007, when he was asked to appear in court on new charges in Tacoma, Washington, but failed to appear. Following his All-Points Bulletin airing, a tipster knew he was still in Tacoma and called the hotline, telling them Nargo was dating the tipster's relative. Nargo was busted at his brother's house. He's now serving life in prison.
Tina Barron, #1188, Jne 17, 2012 In late January 2012, during a power outage, she stabbed and wounded her ex-husband and his new girlfriend with a screwdriver, icepick, or other small blade, in California after a child custody dispute boiled over, then fled with her two sons. The ex-husband recovered easily, but the female victim, stabbed through the neck, was lucky to survive with an unsightly scar. 1 2/3 month after her All-Points Bulletin airing on the 4-27-012 Lifetime Bad Girls Special, a tip led cops to a backyard in Galt, California. The SWAT sent their K-9 unit in to corner her, and she smiled at the agents, somewhat glad her run was over. We are unsure of what her sentence was except she received either a short sentence and probation and/or just probation. Her latest picture showed her looking emaciated and beaten up. In December 2016, she went on the run again after another altercation where she stabbed a 3rd victim, who was wounded and survived, but was recaptured on January 10, 2017, once again in Galt.
Brian Maurice Fuller, #1189, Jly 1, 2012 An interior designer and failed country club tennis coach. When the club saw him as nothing special, he turned to crime, stealing and fencing jewelry and antiques in Texas. Convicted of a felony and locked away for about a decade, he gained more than a few extra pounds and continued his life of crime after his release. He posed as a drug addict's mentor and rehabilitator, then offered one addict several grand to pay for drugs if he carried out one last attack. In January 2010, the addict beat a woman, thrust her head into the pavement, and stole her jewelry, 90 Grand worth, then delivered it to Fuller before they made their getaway. The addict was arrested but Fuller fled. Everybody knew he'd be an easy grab because of his two catch phrases, "Have a blessed day" and "The universe, it talks to me". His capture was colorless considering it: He was busted in a house in Frankston, Texas, under an alias, without incident. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison due to his long criminal record.
Dean "Journey" Myrie, #1190, Jly 3, 2012 A drug trafficker and racketeer who moved at least a metric ton of marijuana. He took part in the kidnapping, torture, and dismemberment of a man, and after his quick airing on 6-29-012, he was busted in a NYC apartment building, and soon pled guilty. A jury determined that he kidnapped the man in aid of racketeering, but played no further role in the murder, and he was sentenced to about 9 years in prison.
Julio Rengal Ceja, #1191, Jly 11, 2012 John Walsh's #6 most wanted fugitive of 2010. In late July 2008, he and his partner in crime Jose Garibay (John Walsh's #5 most wanted fugitive of 2010) picked up Ceja's then 14 year old cousin in Boonville, California, took her for a joyride, told her they were going to rape her, then drove to a forest near the edge of Mendocino County. They took turns raping her, then Ceja fled the scene. The girl kicked out the truck's window, and barely managed to run as Garibay attempted to finish her off. She spent years recovering in the hospital, but her injuries were not believed to be life threatening. In July 2011, an AMW tipster said Ceja was hiding out in Mexico, but nobody had the authority to act on the tip until July 2012, when Ceja was caught serving time in a local jurisdiction of Jalisco, Mexico.
Tobijah Nelson, #1192, Jly 12, 2012 A Jamaican illegal alien and drug trafficker. In late March 2009, he and his partners in crime made harassing comments towards several women outside a Fayetteville, North Carolina night club. A soldier reprimanded Nelson's party, starting an argument. Shortly after being admitted into the night club, Nelson supplied the gun that his partner in crime used to kill the soldier and wound another person. The other killers were arrested but Tobijah got away. When he was introduced in January 2011, AMW thought Tobijah Nelson was only an alias. In December 2011, an AMW tipster gave the information that was needed to bust Tobijah, but it took until July 2012 to bust him in Queens, New York. Convicted of accessorizing to the shooting, he was sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison, and may have been paroled in late 2018.
Isaac Coran Amos, #1193, July 27, 2012 Abby Tiger's most wanted fugitive as of the end of winter 2012. This convicted drug dealer and burglar was wanted for bludgeoning a woman's face with a shovel after a dispute outside a shop in Lauderhill, Florida, causing her severe motor disability. AMW tips led back to Lauderhill, where he was busted trying to run up a high-rising flight of stairs.
Sama Chaka Quinland, #1194, July 27, 2012 A men seeking men website user. In July 2011, a college student in South Carolina was seeking a man to split the cost of apartment rental with. Instead, Quinland, his stepsister, and another man shot and stabbed the college student to death, robbed the apartment, drove the car beneath an overpass, and blew it up. The other robbers were arrested but Quinland fled. 4 months after his short airing on Lifetime, he was busted in the Virgin Islands. He was sentenced to 24 to 30 years in prison.
Glen Joseph "Gulf Coast Casanova" Davis, #1195, Ags 6, 2012 A habitual criminal who traveled to the Bay St. Louis, in Mississippi's Gulf Coast region to do handiwork following Hurricane Katrina. He met and dated between 5 and 30 women using the Plenty of Fish online dating site. To add to his living there, he worked for a descendant of the Louisiana Purchase as a garden maintenance man, but in the winter of 2012, Davis accidentally broke a statue, refused to pay for it, and was fired. In March 2012, the man's apartment was broken into, and his body was found, fatally beaten. The elderly man's clothing, ATM card, and some other belongings were stolen and last seen on Davis. After taking his last girlfriend to a casino, he borrowed her car, and fled north, intent on never being seen again. After his airing on Lifetime, he was busted in a forest near a Grand Rapids, Michigan shopping center. He was the first to be put in some pink handcuffs given to the arresting officer as a present from her relative, which she describes as suiting him so well because he dated so many women in quick succession. In August 2015, he seemed like he was about to be acquitted until he and his defence attorney agreed to let Davis take the stand in court. Unfortunately, Davis' story was full of holes. The court convicted him and sent him to lifer's row.
Willie Henry Lorick, #1196, Ags 15, 2012 A high-ranking member of Palm Beach, Florida's serial Bump-N-Rob clan. Their MO was to bump into cars, then kidnap, rob, and threaten their occupants. They hit at least 32 cars starting in November 2011, but no-one was killed and no injuries were reported. In April 2012, cops rounded up the four other major players in the crime ring, but Lorick got away. After the case was aired on Lifetime in the summer of 2012, he was busted in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with his shirt over his head.
Jonathan Jamel May, #1197, Spt 4, 2012 In February 2012, he and 2 other men shot at 5 people in Detroit, Michigan. A crippled couple was killed, 1 other person was wounded, and 2 were unharmed. He was busted in Monticello, Arkansas, but Detroit's police department still sought out Brian and Rakesk White. In 2014, the White brothers were captured, and May was sentenced to life in prison.
Mario Hernandez, #1198, Oct 11, 2012 In California, he killed his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend by shooting through a bathroom door, then disguised himself as his twin brother in order to flee. The twin served a short time in prison for his role as an accessory, but Hernandez was already halfway across the country. After his Lifetime airing in the latter half of 2012, he was busted after smoking a cigarette in Modesto, California. He had visited Texas and New York during his time on the run.
Zane Kiel Mason, #1199, Oct 21, 2012 A car mechanic's apprentice from Arizona's Mohave Desert by day, and crystal meth manufacturer and user by night. While he received instruction from his girlfriend's father, he abused his girlfriend. In August 2011, he got into an argument with his instructor, during which he smashed the old man's windshield and stabbed him to death. Originally, tips led cops to Florida, but he was busted in Sacramento, California. In mid-2014, he secured a plea deal and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
John Thomas Reardon, #1200, Oct 22, 2012 A traveling North Carolina drug trafficker. He convinced his girlfriend to flee with him before running from cocaine distribution charges in April 2012. He was busted in St. Petersburg, Florida, working at a gymnasium, with his girlfriend working as a bartender. It was the first 100-multiple capture after the transplant to Lifetime.
James Duane Ambrose, #1201, Nvb 8, 2012 In May 2012, he fatally beat and stabbed his boss in an Idaho hotel and stuffed the body into a crawl space. A few weeks later, he traveled to Las Vegas where he carjacked a woman born in circa 1926, and was last seen tying up an elderly couple and robbing them. After his Lifetime profile in the latter half of 2012, he was identified as a homeless drifter and busted there in Vegas. In August 2013, he pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 decades to life in prison. After serving time in Idaho, he will be extradited to Nevada to serve a 22 years to life sentence for the carjacking and kidnapping conviction.
David Robert "DJ" Friend Jr, #1202, Dcb 20, 2012 A white gang banger and drug dealer who had made at least two past attempts to kill several men, all of which failed. One night, he saw a woman he'd known since several years ago at a bar. A few hours later, he imbibed an 11 year old boy with alcohol, then got into an argument where he shot and wounded a man. A few minutes later, he returned and bludgeoned the victim with a metal pipe, but it was still not enough to kill him. He was busted in Riverside County, California. He was sentenced to 9 years and 2 months in prison, and will be released in circa 2023.
Karen Lynn "KK, Harvey's Girl" King (CHARGES DROPPED), #1203, Apl 6, 2013 In March 2012, police believe she convinced her sons to try and kill their stepfather in Georgia. The young men allegedly savagely beat him, locked him in a car trunk, and ditched the car on an Alabama highway, where the stepfather was found alive. Less than 6 months after her October 2012 Lifetime profile, she was busted at her last boyfriend's home in Indian River County, Florida. She had tried to disguise herself by dying her hair yellow, but it backfired because she only stood out more. In March 2016, the charges against her and her sons were dropped because the District Attorney had too little evidence. Worse, they've been cast on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta, and people's morbid curiosity might drive up ratings. Our position is to urge everyone who's reading this to boycott the show however you may know how. In October 2016, she went on the run after defaulting on payments for a Maserati.
Marcus S Tillman, #1204, Jne 13, 2013 In Georgia, in 2007, he sexually assaulted his two sons, aged 6 and 3. The mother went to police after the children told her an imaginary creature spread shaving cream over their genitals at Tillman's house. In February 2009, after his conviction, he fled his sentencing phase, got sentenced to 4 decades in prison in absentia, and was last seen on the surveillance camera of an ATM machine. The children's mother, in order to keep them from worrying, told the boys their father was already in prison. This could've been a terrible mistake had it not been for an AMW tipster: He was busted in downtown San Francisco, California, working for a computer technology company in a low-down position.
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021 18:50:30 GMT -5 by 912thamwuser: Updates on #1180 and #1181
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