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Thursday, February 16, 1989
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The News-Leader NATION Thursday, February 16, 1989 5A 'Most Wanted' fugitive nabbed through 'Unsolved Mysteries' By Carolyn Skorneck The Associated Press WASHINGTON - A fugitive who had been convicted of attempted murder and bank robbery was arrested in California less than a week after he was the subject of the TV show "Unsolved Mysteries," the U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday. Jean Marie Gagnon, 35, a native of Montreal, was featured Feb. 8 on the NBC program. He was arrested Tuesday by California Highway Patrol officers during a traffic stop near Orland in northern California, the marshals service said. Gagnon insisted when he was arrested that his name was Jean Pierre Dupont, said Bill Dempsey of the marshals service, but fingerprinting checks Wednesday morning confirmed his identity. He did not resist arrest and was not armed, although officers were still waiting Wednesday for a search warrant to search the car, Dempsey said. Gagnon, who had escaped from federal custody in August 1985 and was on the marshals service's "15 Most Wanted" list, was being held in the Sacramento County Jail pending court action. He had broken free in Hartford, Conn., by jumping out of a marshals service car that had become stuck in traffic on Interstate 91. The marshals had been returning him to Walpole prison in Massachusetts from an appearance in Illinois in connection with a civil suit. He had been on the "15 Most Wanted" list since September 1985, but his arrest was triggered by an all-points bulletin that was reactivated last week after a citizen who saw the "Unsolved Mysteries" program reported that Gagnon was living in Buford, Ga., Dempsey said. Gagnon fled Georgia after the program. "He had just arrived there, been there no more than two months, renting a room," Dempsey said. "In a non-metropolitan area like Buford, Ga., a stranger is spotted easily enough. That was the scenario. Someone who had watched the 'Unsolved Mysteries' program last week made the information available." Man sought in killing caught after chase 7 i A Michael Ardila Charged in death, kidnapping The Associated Press SANTA ROSA, N.M. - A New Jersey man sought in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy and the abduction of a teen-age girl was captured after his car rolled over following a 65-mile chase by state police, authorities said today. Mike Ardila was arrested Tuesday evening, and treated for minor injuries at Guadalupe County Hospital, police dispatcher Roberta Parker said. He was held in the Guadalupe County Jail pending extradition, said Prosecutor Richard Honig of Sussex County, N.J. Ardila, 19, was wanted on a warrant in the death of Anthony Pom-pelio, of Sparta, N.J., over the weekend and the abduction of Donna Shaban, 17, also of Sparta. New Mexico state police officers began chasing Ardila on Interstate 40 near the Texas border, Parker said. Ardila ran through a roadblock near Santa Rosa before his vehicle rolled over in the town. Ardila apparently pushed Shaban out of the car in Groom, Texas, 175 miles east of where he was finally apprehended and about 50 miles east of Amarillo, Honig said. Shaban, a Sparta High School cheerleader, was picked up by a truck driver and taken to the sheriff in Carson County, Texas, Honig said. She was cut on the leg by Ardila, but otherwise was fine. Ardila faces charges in New Jersey of murder, kidnapping, auto theft and illegal possession of a weapon, Honig said. Children witness killings, escape burning home The Associated Press NICHOLS, S.C. Four children escaped from a burning home after watching a gunman shoot and kill their mother and her cousin and set the bodies on fire, authorities said. A man carrying a .22-caliber rifle early Tuesday burst into the rural home of Arlen Adams, 26, and fired several shots at her and her cousin, Roy Gerrald, 27, Marion County Sheriff Bud Richardson said. The killer set the bodies on fire and locked the children, ages 4 to 11, in a bedroom. The children escaped from the burning home unharmed when the oldest child broke through a window. Fire Chief Alan Causey said only the rafters were left standing by the time firefighters arrived. John Wayne Owens, 27, was arrested at the home of his ex-wife two hours after the fire, police said. Owens was charged with two counts of murder, along with arson and burglary. He was held in the Marion County Jail. The News-Leader will publish A Salute to Family Owned Businesses Monday, March 20, 1989 Included in "A Salute to Family Owned Business" will be feature profiles, pictures and a listing of locally owned family businesses..a true keepsake edition about your friends and neighbors. 1 f your business is owned and operated by a family or individual, you are qualified. Locally owned franchised businesses also qualify. If you send in the entry below you will get a FREE alphabetical listing in this edition. If you want a photo and profile, please send in entry and a Sales Representative will contact you with the pricing information and details. Your profile will be written by one of our staff specifically dedicated to this edition. Deadline: Friday, March 3, 1989 A Salute to Family Businesses Please check appropriate space below. Business Owner Name Address Phone. Deadline: Friday, March 3, 1989 Please include my business in FREE LISTING and have a Sales Representative contact me with pricing information for a profile and picture. Please include me in FREE LISTING. mail TO: Family Owned Business The News-Leader 651 Boonville Springfield, Mo 65801 417-836-1137 ATTN: ANN SAUNDERS The News-Leader We Delher...rey Day STARTS THURSDAY! SHOP 10 AM-9.30 PM r i 1FB JlvJUJUy TME '"IT 41 . H I If U It II X LA AM ADD , J If l II II II w ITIONAL XJIi Ji f t ENTIRE STOCK ALREADY-REDUCED WEAR-NOW FASHIONS & HOME FURNISHINGS LOOK FOR THE RED TABS ON ALREADY-REDUCED WEAR-NOW FASHIONS & HOME FURNISHINGS, THEN TAKE AN EXTRA 40 OFF THE MARKED PRICES ON: MISSES' WOMEN'S PETITES' 'JUNIORS ACCESSORIES 'LINGERIE MEN'S YOUNG MEN'S KIDS' DOMESTICS 'HOUSEWARES 'LUGGAGE Red Tab Sale ends February 20. Intermediate marfcdowns may have been token on some original prices. (AMOLSBARR J23,iL C mm. 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