“Police say Glen Stewart Godwin is a convicted killer, a known escape artist and one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives.
Godwin’s tale of trouble begins in Palm Springs, Calif., where he and Kim LeValley became fast friends. Cops say Godwin was jealous of LeValley’s wealth and wanted his own piece of the good life.
On Aug. 18, 1980, he decided to rob LeValley. Godwin lured LeValley over to his house to play tennis, but Godwin was serving up murder.
Godwin stabbed LeValley 26 times with a kitchen knife and had accomplices discard the body. Police say they tossed LeValley’s body in the back of a truck and drove him to a remote area of
California, using homemade explosives to blow up the truck and eliminate any evidence. However, according to police, the force of the blast caused LeValley’s torso to be thrown from the vehicle.
After the body was identified, Godwin was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was convicted and sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. Godwin served time in numerous California
facilities, and following a failed escape attempt, he was moved to Folsom State maximum security prison.”
This is just the beginning of a long and very dangerous fugitive story of Glen Stewart Godwin whose Aliases include: Michael Carrera, Miguel Carrera, Michael Carmen, Glen S. Godwin, Dennis H. McWilliams, and Dennis Harold McWilliams.
Not only has he been able to escape one prison, he escaped another one some 5 years later, and has been on the run ever since. We do not know if this guy is armed, and as of the time of writing, he was last aired on April 20′s airing, which I have not yet watched.
- Shelly Rose Godwin (AMW Capture #95)
- Escape , Represa , CA ; Jun 1987
- Escape , Guadalajara , Mexico ; Sep 26, 1991
- Murder (1st degree) , Palm Springs , CA
- »April 20, 2012
- »August 8, 2009 ;li>
- »July 26, 2008
- »January 5, 2008
- »January 27, 2007
- »February 22, 2003
- »August 12 2009
- »February 08 2007
- »August 16 2004
- »January 13 2004
Info on the fugitive’s wife who was captured:
“Shelly Godwin Captured in Dallas
Shelly Rose Godwin, wanted for aiding her husband’s escape from a Sacramento prison in 1987, was captured by the FBI in Dallas, Texas, on February 7, 1990. Godwin, 25, was arrested by four FBI agents at a house on Foxwood Street, Dallas, at 4:15 p.m.
Shelly Godwin’s arrest came about as a direct result of information supplied by an anonymous tipster who called the hotline on Saturday, February 3, 1990. “Acting on information supplied by the tipster, we were able to get an address where Godwin might be living.” said FBI Special Agent Paul Shannon. The FBI said Godwin immediately admitted who she was.
Godwin was being held at the Lewsterritt Correctional Facility awaiting a court hearing on Thursday, February 8, at the US District Court, Commerce Street, Dallas. The FBI said Goodwin had been working at a bar in Mesquite, Texas, but they did not immediately know how long she had been in the Dallas area.
Glen Godwin escaped from Sacramento’s Folsom State Prison on June 5, 1987, by crawling through a 1,000 foot long storm drain. Prison officials say Godwin made his way to the American River where an accomplice had left an inflatable raft. Shelly Godwin was charged with aiding his escape on June 12. Folsom prison officials say she rented a car used for her husband’s getaway and relayed messages between her husband and the accomplice.”
I was not an AMW watcher back then, but she looks like she is smart and hasn’t escaped. Being capture 95 just sounds interesting in its number, but she seems to be good now. This means she is not helping in any of what he may be doing.
If you know where this fugitive is in which we’ll talk about on podcast 60, please call AMW at 800-274-6388. You can remain anonymous.
Lots of gaps between airings, but I do remember the one before the /April 20 case, and it has been a few years. If you know where Glen Stewart Godwin is, please call AMW at 800-274-6388 where you can make that difference. We need to find out where this guy is and put him behind bars where he belongs.