Truck driver wanted on rape charges in Salt Lake County arrested at Utah-Arizona port of entry

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man wanted on warrants stemming from rape allegations in Salt Lake County was arrested near the Utah-Arizona border Sunday during a routine inspection of the semi he was driving.

St. George News reports troopers arrested 54-year-old Thorpe Steele of Alvin, Texas on the northbound side of the port of entry inspection point around 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Arizona authorities became aware of two outstanding warrants for Steele’s arrest during a routine inspection of the semi while checking his ID. They contacted Utah Highway Patrol, and troopers responded to make the arrest.

Authorities arrest 54-year-old Thorpe Steele, of Alvin, Texas, at the Utah-Arizona Interstate 15 port of entry, St. George, Utah, Feb. 11, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

According to a statement of probable cause filed in Salt Lake County in October of 2017, a woman told police that Steele raped her in the sleeping area of his truck while she was a trainee at CR England Trucking.

She said the incident happened in July of 2017 in

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Police arrest suspect wanted in January’s brazen armed robbery at local convenience store

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Police have arrested a man who they believe was the gunman in January’s violent armed robbery in Gaston County that was caught on camera.

Back in late January, NBC Charlotte received a dramatic surveillance video that captured a gunman robbing the Lowell Mini Mart on McAdenville Road and attacking a clerk and her teenage son right in front of the clerk’s 4-year-old grandson.

Police arrested Deonte Brice Wednesday in connection with January’s brutal attack. He’s being held under $500,000 secured bond.

Brice will appear in court Thursday afternoon on the following charges: robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon.

Brice’s mugshot is from Monday’s arrest after he was accused of boarding a school bus as a registered sex offender.

Investigators previously said Brice boarded a bus filled with Bessemer City Primary School Students back in January despite being banned from any premises “that have a primary purpose of caring for children.”

Brice was convicted of indecent liberties with a

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Spain arrests suspect wanted in at least 5 killings

Spanish authorities on Friday arrested a homicide suspect wanted for months by Italy after three people were killed a day earlier in Spain, including two Civil Guards.

Norbert Feher, a 36 year-old from Serbia, was arrested near Cantavieja, a town in northeastern rural Spain, after he allegedly shot and killed a civilian and two Civil Guard police Thursday, a Civil Guard spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with internal police rules. The police were investigating a Dec. 5 shooting.

Italy had issued a European arrest warrant for Feher for homicides and home invasion robberies. The chief prosecutor in Bologna, Giuseppe Amato, said Friday that Italy will seek Feher’s extradition, even while acknowledging that the multiple homicides in two different countries will complicate the request.

Feher was the subject of an intense, monthslong manhunt after the April slayings of a barman and a guard in Italy’s northern region of Emilia Romagna. Davide Fabbri was killed on April 1 in the bar where he worked near Bologna, while Valerio Verri was killed days later while on patrol near Ferrara.

Feher is now on trial in absentia in Ferrara, northern Italy, for

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Knoxville police arrest man on Oklahoma’s most wanted list

KNOXVILLE. Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville police arrested a man on Saturday who has been on the run for 15 years after escaping from an Oklahoma prison.

Officers were called to a disturbance near Physician’s Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville where they found Augustus King pretending to be someone else.

Police say King, who was on Oklahoma’s fifteen most wanted list, was living homeless in Knoxville.

According to Matt Elliott with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, King was serving time for forgery. King is now waiting for an extradition hearing that will send him back to Oklahoma.

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Wanted Man Arrested In Montana

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(KNSI) – A St. Cloud man whose young son accidentally shot himself with his dad’s gun on Monday has been arrested in Montana.

William Deandre Dickerson, 28, was wanted on charges of being a felon in possession of a gun and negligent storage of a firearm.

Police say he was arrested in Miles City, Montana on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop.

He’s being held there pending extradition.

On Monday morning, police responded to an apartment at 1524 15th Avenue Southeast for a child that had been shot.

Police say their investigation revealed that the 3-year-old boy pulled the trigger of a loaded gun that was within his reach.

The boy suffered non life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

Note – The mugshot above is from a 2016 arrest.

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Man accused of abuse wanted an ‘epic and savage’ mugshot. Others say it’s a disgrace

Brandon Trice Harmon wanted an “epic and savage” mugshot. So he wore a blond wig and fake glasses when he posed last month.

He was arrested in Major County, Okla., on a misdemeanor warrant for domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

He has a smirk on his face in the photo. But the family of the victim of his alleged crime is not amused that county law enforcement officials allowed the picture to be taken that way.

“It was like they made a mockery of the Domestic Abuse Awareness Month,” Kathy Lambert, the victim’s mother, told the Enid News Eagle.

“They just took pictures of the deputies wearing ‘We support domestic violence month’ shirts, but yet they let this happen.”

Sheriff Steve Randolph would not comment to local media about the photo, which Lambert saw in the October issue of Jailbirds, which publishes mugshots.

She accused Randolph of giving Harmon, 34, special treatment because the two men are friends.

“Nobody else gets that opportunity,” she said. “It’s just a slap in the face to all the women who are abused daily. It’s a sad crime that happens daily, it was just a disgrace.”

A warrant for Harmon’s arrest was issued

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Police arrest two men wanted for fleeing traffic stop, drug trafficking

Two men who spent nearly 12 hours on the run after fleeing a traffic stop Sunday night were taken into custody Monday morning. 

Iron County law enforcement apprehended the first suspect around 10 a.m. Monday. The second suspect was taken into custody following a pursuit near the Cedar City skate park on West 1045 North at approximately 11:15 a.m. He was not wearing any shoes at the time of his capture.

Roberto Lorenzo-Ruiz, 29, has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, a second-degree felony, and three misdemeanor counts of failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer. The Los Angeles resident is also facing additional misdemeanors for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. 

Manuel Romero Gallardo, 39, is charged with one second-degree felony count of possession with intent to distribute in addition to a misdemeanor count of failure to stop at the command of

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Helena police arrest man wanted by the FBI for meth charges

A man wanted by the FBI was arrested Thursday morning in Helena after police caught him with fake vehicle plates. Authorities say he had a motel room filled with drugs and ammunition, alongside his baby. 

Chase Ryan Storlie, 33, has been on the run since failing to appear on federal methamphetamine dealing charges. A federal arrest warrant was issued in June. 

A Helena officer noticed suspicious plates on Storlie’s vehicle about 1 a.m. Thursday and made a traffic stop near the intersection of Butte and Lamborn. Storlie, the driver, immediately jumped from the vehicle and tried to run away, according to court documents. 

Storlie is accused of clenching his fists and taking an attacking stance against the pursuing officer, who then used a Taser on Storlie. 

At first, Storlie refused to identify himself. It was later confirmed he is a federal probation absconder with a nationwide federal arrest warrant out of Salt Lake City. 

Storlie’s current mugshot looks markedly different than the one taken in 2013. He had short brown hair and no facial hair in the earlier photo, and shaggy blond hair and a beard in the one taken Thursday. 

After being booked into the jail, Storlie made a phone call instructing someone to pick

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MS-13 gang member on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list arrested

An MS-13 gang member on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list has been captured in Virginia after a four-year manhunt, authorities announced Saturday.

Walter Yovany Gomez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, was arrested without incident Friday in Woodbridge, 20 miles south of Washington, as a result of a well-coordinated investigation and tips from the public, the FBI said.

“The apprehension of Walter Yovany Gomez is a prime example of the close coordination between the vigilant public and the hard working men and women of law enforcement,” Timothy Gallagher, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Office, said. “Gomez will now stand trial for his alleged involvement in a brutal murder which took a young man from his family.”

He faces extradition to New Jersey where he was indicted on a charge of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering. The FBI added his name to its Ten Most Wanted list in April.

Gomez, who goes by the nickname “Cholo,” is accused of killing a fellow MS-13 gang member Julio Matute in Plainfield in 2011.

Prosecutors say that after a night of partying Gomez and an accomplice beat Matute with a baseball bat, stabbed him 17 times with a knife and then slit

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Wanted rape suspect taunts police by commenting on their Facebook post about him

A North Carolina man wanted for rape and kidnapping trolled police online by commenting on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook post, which included his mugshot and description.

“Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office needs your help!” the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook along with the suspect’s mugshot and a physical description. “We are attempting to locate DEREK LEE HELMS.”

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To the surprise of many, a man claiming to know Helms commented on the post, swearing that he is a “great guy,” and Helms responded to thank the man.

“This is a great guy,” Brian Stallings wrote in a comment. “I met him on a job where I was the Foreman and he worked hard for me. Through our time of working together, he always was speaking of his kids and how much he loved them. I’d be willing to speak up for this man. I will not believe that anyof [sic] these charges are true.”

“Thanks bud really appreciate it enjoyed working with yall guys as well,” Helms replied. “Truth coming out bfor long vindictive and spitfullness [sic] and some croked [sic] cops.”

The sheriff’s office then addressed Helms directly, tagging

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