First, I have some sad new... America's Most Wanted will not be airing this weekend. Of course, there's always a silver lining to every rain cloud- so while they aren't on air, they are still pounding away solving cases and looking for tips.
Here's an update on what's been keeping them busy:
Sarah Pender: According to officials, while Sarah Pender was in jail, her former lover, Jamie Long, served as a "postmaster." Cops say Long provided prison guard Scott Spitler with drugs and contraband cell phones for Pender to sell behind bars. She was also Pender's getaway driver during her August 4, 2008 escape. Now, Long has been sentenced to seven years for helping Pender escape. Pender remains at large, and cops still need your help to track her down and lock her up again.You can normally watch AMW on Saturday Nights at 9 pm on your local Fox Station. You can also visit their website at www.amw.com throughout the week for updates and new cases.
Luann and Bradley Chase: Less than 12 hours after they appeared on America's Most Wanted, a vigilant viewer's tip led cops to the accused child molesters in the Lone Star State.
Chatyn Byrd: Cops say Chatyn Byrd has been a thorn in law enforcement's side for years, racking up a rap sheet which includes armed robbery and various drug charges. But in November 2007, cops say he graduated to a far greater level of criminality, when he pumped four bullets into another man's body, nearly killing him. But thanks to a cooperative tipster and the efforts of Michigan law enforcement personnel, Byrd's all cooped up behind bars once again.