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IN THE NEWS: Fugitive who vowed she'd 'never be caught' arrested; passenger with emotional support squirrel forced off plane; naked man climbed into church's fountain, cops say

Tiesha Moore, 31, a Minnesota fugitive who taunted authorities on social media by vowing she'd "never be caught," was arrested with the help of an informant in Michigan City, Ind., on 16 outstanding warrants, including felony theft and domestic assault, police said.

T.J. Smith, chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department since 2015, has resigned, saying on social media that city police are facing a long-term "systematic failure" and need to weed out officers "who want to tarnish the badge and the image of policing."

John Fulton said his brother, 53-year-old Peter Barclay, a medieval knight re-enactor, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Ky., and died after his metal-tipped lance hit the ground as he tried to spear a paper plate and flipped, impaling him through the chest.

Pam Roach, a council member in Pierce County, Wash., said she "got very passionate" and regrets using "harsh words" during an argument at a budget session where she hurled a profanity at the panel's vice chairman, Dan Roach, who happens to be her son.

Brandon Nixon, 24, of Ashland, Ohio, said he and other passengers were asked to disembark from a flight from Orlando, Fla., to Cleveland, so police could remove a passenger who refused to get off after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel."

Lori Flaten, deputy police chief in Mandan, N.D., said Catholic church officials plan to drain and sterilize a holy water fountain and re-bless the water after a 21-year-old man who was high on drugs stripped naked and climbed into the font during Mass.

Michael Auttenberry of West Monroe, La., called 911 to report being hit in the head with an ax but was found uninjured and was arrested on charges of filing a false report and possessing drugs after deputies found a bag of methamphetamine that he said a ghost had planted in his home.

Michael Kheop, 52, of Kansas City, Mo., was indicted by a grand jury, accused of making false claims, identity theft and mail fraud after federal prosecutors said he used his children's names to file false tax returns to collect nearly $2.6 million in refunds.

Corey King, a Kentucky State Police trooper, said a 23-year-old Owensboro police officer was in good condition after being shot by a homeowner who mistook the officer for a prowler being pursued in the neighborhood.

A Section on 10/11/2018

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