Updated 6:30 p.m., May 17:Jeffrey Bickett Lyons, 57, was located Thursday afternoon, according to Manheim Township police.Police did not immediately say where Lyons was found.Original story:Police are looking for a Manheim Township man who disappeared Tuesday morning.Jeffrey Bickett Lyons, 57, of the 2600 block of Old Orchard Road, left home at about 6 a.m. Tuesday in a white 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck. According to police, he turned off his cell phone — which had last connected to a cellular tower in the 2600 block of Oregon Pike — at 6:14 a.m.Lyons reportedly did not take his wallet or credit cards or any personal belongings with him when he left home, police said. He also failed to show up for multiple business appointments on Tuesday.Family members and co-workers have not been able to contact him since he disappeared, police said.“Lyons’ family is concerned for his welfare and ability to care for himself and have declared him an endangered missing … [Read more...] about Police say missing Manheim Township man has been found
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — After a Virginia man was reported missing, then found hours later on the side of the road, he told police he was kidnapped, drugged and held against his will by members of a motorcycle gang. The FBI says he fabricated that story and several others so he could disappear and start a new life with his mistress.Larry Wayne Price Jr. was arrested last week and charged with lying to federal authorities. He was being held on a $500,000 bond. Price's lawyer, Justin Lugar of Roanoke, declined to comment.Prosecutors said after Price's wife reported him missing April 14, police in his hometown of Bluefield and the county sheriff's office launched a massive search that included the use of state police helicopters and dogs.Price, 38, was located that night by a driver who noticed him on the side of the road on Route 61 near Gratton, Virginia.An affidavit written by an FBI agent says that when Price was taken to a hospital, he told police he was kidnapped by two strangers, … [Read more...] about Virginia man charged with making up kidnapping story
When Larry Price Jr.'s wife reported him missing in the early morning hours of April 18, the disappearance set off a massive search. Helicopters, canine teams and investigators at the state and federal level scoured the state of Virginia for Price, a 38-year-old Bluefield businessman with ties to the coal, restaurant and motorcycle industries.It didn't take long to find him. That same night, a driver spotted Price on the side of the road near Gratton, Virginia. When he was taken to the hospital and interviewed by a detective, Price told a terrifying tale of an abduction at gunpoint, according to an FBI affidavit. Two strangers, Price claimed, kidnapped him, held him against his will and stole his keys and 9mm pistol before tossing him out of a van and onto the street where he was found.FBI agents expressed skepticism, in part because there seemed to be nothing to corroborate the story.So they questioned him again. This time he came up with a new story, according to the affidavit. Price … [Read more...] about A Virginia man said a pagan biker gang kidnapped him. The FBI says his vanishing involved a mistress.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two thieves await sentencing for the theft of a 17th-century gold bar from a museum in Key West.Jarred Alexander Goldman of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy and theft of a major artwork.That artwork was a bar of gold recovered from the 1622 wreck of a Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys. Weighing 74.85 ounces and valued at $556,000, it disappeared from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in 2010.Authorities say Goldman stood guard while Steven Johnson of Rio Linda, California, lifted the bar from its display case. The FBI recovered only a fragment, sold by Johnson to a man who testified for the prosecution. Johnson pleaded guilty in late April. Sentencing for both men is July 23. … [Read more...] about 2nd man convicted of stealing gold bar from Key West museum
CLEVELAND - The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!" and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing happened. He'd just found another wanted vehicle. He was about to ruin someone's day. Best not to draw attention.It helped that he wasn't in a tow truck, the stereotypical image of a repo man. Lewis drove a beat-up Ford Crown Victoria sedan. It had four small cameras mounted on the trunk and a laptop bolted to the dash. The high-speed cameras captured every passing license plate. The computer contained a growing list of hundreds of thousands of vehicles with seriously late loans. The system could spot a repossession in an instant. Even better, it could keep tabs on a car long before the loan went bad.Now, Lewis had a live hit in a parking lot. He glanced at his laptop. The plate matched a blue 2006 BMW 325xi. He twisted in his seat. "It's right there," he said.Technology has made the repo man ruthlessly efficient, allowing this familiar angel of financial … [Read more...] about Riding with the repo man: as auto loan defaults rise, car repossessions skyrocket