Eddie C. Hicks has been due in court ever since June 9, 2003.
That’s when the feds planned to put the former Chicago police sergeant on trial for allegedly leading a rip-off crew in the 1990s that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs and guns using bogus search warrants supposedly signed by a Cook County judge.
Hicks skipped town instead, leaving his co-defendants to face stiff sentences while he went on the lam. But now — 14 years later — the 68-year-old has been arrested in Detroit and is headed back to Chicago in federal custody, the FBI has announced.
A judge here revoked the bond of the 30-year CPD veteran in 2003.
Defense attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez represented one of Hicks’ co-defendants, Lawrence Knitter, a former CPD mechanic already out of prison after being handed a nine-year prison sentence in 2005. Lopez said he spoke to Knitter after learning of Hicks’
Walter Yovany Gomez, one of the FBI’s most wanted men who has been sought in the last four years in connection with a brutal 2011 murder in New Jersey has been arrested in Woodbridge, Virginia by security operatives.
The suspect, one of the bureau’s 10 Most Wanted criminals, was hunted in connection with his alleged involvement in the murder of Julio Matute in Plainfield, New Jersey in May 2011, was arrested without incident.
“The apprehension of Walter Yovany Gomez is a prime example of the close coordination between the public and law enforcement,” Agent Michael Whitaker told ABC News on Saturday. “Gomez will now stand trial for his alleged involvement for a brutal murder, which took a young man from his family. The FBI thanks the public for its continued vigilance.”
A.B. Quintanilla, brother of the late Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla, remains on the list of the Top 10 Most wanted in Corpus Christi, Texas for the month of August. On Monday, the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office shared a post that featured a mugshot of Quintanilla and his physical characteristics along with his criminal charges that include contempt of court and nonpayment of Child Support.
“[Quintanilla] has not turned himself in, so we are still looking for him,” a spokesperson in the Sheriff’s Office told People Chica. The official also confirmed that the 53-year-old was placed on the list as a felony offender.
Also on the list, alongside Quintanilla, appear individuals who are wanted for crimes such as sexual assault of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly assault with a firearm
When investigators picked through the tan split level house on Maplecrest Drive, a textbook suburban street in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 60 miles south of Boston, they found something that wasn’t supposed to be there. Inside a closet, there was a secret door. Through the door, stood a small room. In the room, they found a walking cane.
Late last week, local and federal authorities were back at the Maplecrest address, a home owned by Webb’s ex-wife. This time police dug through the backyard, eventually uncovering human remains, according to the Boston Globe.
Last Thursday night, “Fugitive of the Week,” Ryan Faulconer, 24, was arrested by the Salem, NH Police Department.
According to reports from the Salem Police, loss prevention from the Salem Walmart contacted the police after someone was observed departing the store with a television without paying and getting into a car.
Officers from the Salem Police Department were able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle. After a short investigation, the theft suspect had provided a false name and was arrested for the theft of the television.
Through further investigation, the suspect was later identified as “Fugitive of the Week,” Ryan Faulconer.
Faulconer had been wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violating his bail conditions on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of