Nov 23, 2021

Fairmount Heights police officer faces kidnapping, misconduct charges

A Fairmount Heights police officer who is already under federal indictment is now facing new charges of kidnapping and misconduct in office related to a traffic stop in August 2019, the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor announced Tuesday. Public records show the officer, Phillip Dupree, has a troubled history in law enforcement — he […]

Apr 20, 2018

California man found guilty of kidnapping Lyft driver in Maryland

Prosecutors say a California man who ordered a Lyft driver at gunpoint to make a trip from Maryland to a Washington, D.C., apartment has been found guilty.

Nov 9, 2015

Brothers, ages 14 and 12, accused of abducting 2 children in Md.

LOTHIAN — A 12-year-old and a 14-year-old boy have been accused of abducting two young children from a playground in Anne Arundel County and tying them up in a nearby barn. County police say the suspects are brothers and have been arrested and charged with kidnapping and numerous other offenses in connection with an incident […]

Jul 16, 2015

Suspect’s uncle is focus of investigation into 1975 slayings

WASHINGTON — A day after charges were announced in the 40-year-old kidnapping and slayings of two sisters from Maryland, investigators are turning their attention to the suspect’s uncle and others they say were involved in the crime and subsequent cover-up. At a news conference Thursday in Virginia, police and prosecutors said they believe 70-year-old Richard […]

Feb 18, 2015

Opening statements start in rabbi’s kidnap conspiracy trial

Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who is accused of employing a kidnap team to force unwilling Jewish husbands to grant their wives a religious divorce, or 'get,' faces charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and attempted kidnapping.

Feb 17, 2015

Rabbi accused of running divorce kidnap team heads to trial

Prosecutors allege Epstein's team would use brutal methods, including martial arts beatings, handcuffs and electric cattle prods, to torture the man into granting the divorce.

Feb 10, 2015


Appellant contends the evidence was insufficient to sustain the convictions of either rape or kidnapping and that the circuit court abused its discretion in failing to give a modified Allen charge to the jury.

Vi Ripken kidnapping suspect sketch
Jan 29, 2015

Search for Vi Ripken’s kidnapper continues

The $100,000 reward for information about perpetrator remains even as the trail has gone cold.

Dec 11, 2013

Does Ky. killer get new sentencing hearing?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed unsure Wednesday on whether it should order a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices heard arguments over Robert Keith Woodall’s death sentence for kidnapping and killing Sarah Hansen on Jan. 25, 1997, after forcing her […]

Aug 1, 2013

Ripken family offers $100K reward in kidnapping

Cal Ripken Jr. announced a $100,000 reward Thursday for information that helps lead to the capture and conviction of the person who abducted his mother a year ago. Vi Ripken was taken from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint on July 24, 2012, and returned unharmed 24 hours later. The former Oriole said he hoped the […]

Mar 8, 2013

Man to be sentenced in Md. kidnapping case

ROCKVILLE — A man convicted of kidnapping a woman and her 20-month-old son and driving them from Baltimore to Bethesda is scheduled to be sentenced. Prosecutors are seeking a 40-year prison term for 24-year-old Terron White, who’ll be sentenced Friday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Authorities say White carjacked Elyssa Samuels with her son inside […]

Nov 27, 2012

Court of Special Appeals upholds cops’ convictions in drop-off cases

The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed the misconduct convictions of two Baltimore police officers who picked up two teenagers in an unmarked van while on patrol and dropped them off miles from their homes — one of them without socks or shoes.

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