UNLICENSED BOUNTY HUNTER NOW THE HUNTED

Spokane, WA - A judge authorized an arrest warrant today for an unlicensed bounty hunter who skipped a hearing where he was expected to plead guilty in a case that charged him with kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

Dennis Kariores, 43, was charged last year with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment stemming from two cases where investigators alleged he unlawfully detained people while acting as an unlicensed bond agent.

Kariores’ long relationship with local law enforcement also sparked a criminal investigation into now-fired Spokane Police Officer Alan...

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ARMED MEN TRY TO ROB BAIL BONDS BUSINESS

Hagerstown, MD:  Police said Friday evening that they were looking for two men who tried to rob Second Chance Bail Bonds at 48 E. Franklin St. earlier in the day.

The men, wearing bandanas over their faces and gloves on their hands, entered the business and demanded money, police said in a news release. When an employee replied that there was no money at the business, one man pulled out a silver revolver and said the employee was in the wrong place at the wrong time, the news release says. A siren could then be heard in the background and the men ran away without getting any money, police said. Officers...

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BOUNTY HUNTER ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFER AND EXTORTING CLIENTS

MOBILE, Alabama – A bounty hunter with ties to Birmingham pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he targeted people in the criminal justice system in Mobile County, posed as a police officer and then hit them up for money. Mobile County Circuit Judge James Wood set a Feb. 5 trial date for Eddie James Briskett and appointed attorney William “Cal” Morris to represent him. Morris could not be reached for comment.

The indictment charges Briskett, 48, with impersonating a peace officer, intimidating a witness and two counts of extortion. The most serious charge, extortion, carries a prison sentence...

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