Bank robbery suspect killed
A man suspected in a weeklong bank-robbery spree that spanned from Georgia to Arizona and included the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer was shot and killed by a Phoenix detective following a Saturday morning bank heist. Mario Edward Garnett had been arrested in 2010 after making online threats against the president, a Secret Service spokesman said Sunday. Garnett was living in Oklahoma City at the time of the arrest, Secret Service spokesman Max Millien said. He would not say how the case was resolved. Authorities have connected Garnett to a Dec. 23 bank robbery attempt in Atlanta, a bank robbery later that same day in Tupelo, Miss., and the shooting death of one officer and the wounding of another just after the Tupelo robbery.
MISSION VIEJO, CALIF.
Car crashes into residence
Authorities say a man arrested after a fatal car crash into the front of a Southern California home was convicted in 2010 of driving under the influence. Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said authorities were called shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday after a suspected drunk driver drove a car into the front bedroom of a house in Mission Viejo. Hallock said a man lying in bed was killed in the crash. Kourosh Keshmiri, 27, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
Subject of manhunt captured
A man suspected of killing three people and setting fire to a home in southern Colorado has been captured in Oklahoma after a nationwide manhunt, authorities said Sunday. Harry Carl Mapps, 59, was arrested at a motel in Roland, Okla., on Saturday night, said Kirk Taylor, sheriff of Pueblo County, Colo. Mapps had spent more than a month on the run. Taylor said Mapps was found using information developed by the U.S. Marshals Service in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Mapps had lived in Texas. The Marshals Service had issued a fugitive warrant for Mapps. Mapps was wanted on first-degree murder charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney, and authorities did not yet know if he would fight extradition to Colorado.
Compiled from wire reports.