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Rapist disappears after bail was lowered due to lab scandal
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VideoBriefA suspected cocaine dealer and convicted rapist freed on $1,000 cash bail as a result of the deepening Massachusetts state drug lab scandal has vanished, prosecutors said. A warrant was issued for Marcus Pixley of Boston, 52, after he failed to show up for pre-trial hearings in his case. Pixley has an 11-page record of rape, armed robbery and other convictions for violent crimes. More

Judges confirm that bail bond agents play an important role in the criminal justice system
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ExpertBail's recent survey at the American Judges Association Conference finds that judges have more confidence in financially secured release through a bail bond agent than they do in unsecured release through a pretrial release agency. More

Court orders payment plan to settle Michigan fugitive's outstanding bond
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Jackson County, Mich., will receive its first $100,000 payment after a settlement agreement was reached concerning Ricky Wheeldon's outstanding $500,000 bond. With the settlement, agreed upon during a hearing before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson, Mason-based Leo's Bail Bonds avoided writing Jackson County a $500,000 check for Wheeldon's bond. The county, in return, will receive regular payments and will not have to refund the money if Wheeldon is caught. More

Fugitive on lam for 6 years
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A registered sex offender from Olympia, Wash., who has been living as a fugitive for six years in Mexico, and possibly Oman, returned to a Thurston County courtroom to face the potential of up to an additional 10 years in prison, according to a prosecutor. Kristopher Kreutzer, 32, pleaded guilty in March 2002 to three counts of first-degree child molestation for sexually abusing two girls, starting when they were younger than 12, court papers state. More

Fugitive hunting guide missing in Alaska
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Alaska State Troopers say the search is on for a hunting guide who now is a fugitive. Troopers say Michael Roberts cut off his ankle monitor recently in Anchorage. He was out on bail for allegedly guiding without a guide's license, flying without a pilot's license and driving without a valid driver's license. More

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Fugitive arrested in Lincoln, Neb.
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A Bellevue, Neb., fugitive recovery company, after a month of hunting, tracked to Lincoln a man wanted for car theft, a misdemeanor warrant out of Sarpy County and a felony warrant from Idaho. US Fugitive Recovery Service CEO Sean Schooley called the Lincoln Police Department to inform officers that William Anthony Trejo-Lewis, 28, was staying at a residence. More

Bail revoked for NH mother charged with negligent homicide in drowning death of baby
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A judge revoked bail for a Merrimack, N.H., mother whose baby drowned in a bathtub after finding probable cause that the woman had violated conditions of house arrest twice, once for shoplifting in a pharmacy. Melissa Gutierrez was led away to jail in Manchester after Judge Diane Nicolosi revoked her bail following an 80-minute hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court. More

Visit Detroit at your own risk, police union warns
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The Detroit Police Officers Association is warning citizens and out-of-towners that they enter Detroit at their own risk, saying that the "grossly understaffed" and overworked police force cannot adequately protect the public in the increasingly violent city. More

Fugitive from Georgia nabbed in Connecticut
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A man wanted by Georgia officials for violating his probation was captured in Bridgeport, Conn., by police investigating a burglary. Officers dispatched to a house for a reported burglary in progress found John Peterson on the property, and a background check found that Peterson is a fugitive from Georgia. More

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