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The stories told by the most memorable mug shots from May are often worth a lot more than 1,000 words.
The majority of the tales are sad and disturbing — none more so than the one involving Ben Edwards and Shyanne Sexton, a fugitive and his teenage niece, who are thought to have taken their own lives as police closed in.
Look below for twenty additional images from the month.
And be sure to click the links or captions to check out the reports behind the images.
Read more in CASSANDRA MARSHALL AND PALS ACCUSED OF ROBBING MURDER-SUICIDE HOME.
Read more in COPS: MAURICE KENDRICK ASSAULTS, OPENS FIRE AFTER PACQUIAO PARTY REJECTION.
Read more in TRACEY WOODEN MURDER/RAPE TRACED TO DANIEL FELLOVETR 9 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.
Read more in DID CAPTURE OF ID THIEF KYLE MOORE JUSTIFY POLICE CHASE, SHOOTING, CRASH?
Read more in ALEJANDRO "MENACE-CHEVY" GARCIA BUSTED: DID HE TRY TO RUN OVER AURORA COP?
Read more in UPDATE: ALEXANDER WEST HELD ON $1M FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF DEPUTY.
Read more in TIPS ABOUT DOMINIQUE PEREZ'S MURDER SCARCE AMID RISING GANG VIOLENCE.
Read more in AFRIKKA HARDY UPDATE: DEATH SOUGHT FOR DARREN VANN, EX-AURORAN'S ALLEGED KILLER.
Read more in LOVELAND K-9 COP ROB CRONER BUSTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE.
Read more in JOHN BRANT ACCUSED OF BEHEADING FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW JACKIE DEGARMO.
Read more in DOES ANGELO RENFROW SHOOTING PROVE MARIJUANA SALES CAN BE DEADLY?
Read more in COPS: BEN EDWARDS & SHYANNE SEXTON, HIS TEEN NIECE, SHOT THEMSELVES AFTER CHASE.
Read more in MEET PAUL WETTENGEL, ACCUSED OF ATTACK AND GROPING OF TRANSGENDER MAN.
Read more in ALLEGED HEROIN DEALER NINA SCHWARTZ BUSTED IN BOYFRIEND'S OD DEATH.
Read more in MATTHEW MCBRIDE ALLEGEDLY TIED UP HIS MOM, 84, WITH A VACUUM CORD.
Read more in JOHN WHITE NOW CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CHILD'S DEATH HE BLAMED ON PIT BULL.
Read more in HOW A PASSED-OUT SHOPLIFTER LED TO MURDER BUST OF ERIC "ICE" FUHS.
Read more in IS BRITTANY STORMS LATEST TEEN TO INVADE A STRANGER'S HOUSE WHILE ON DRUGS?
Read more in NC'S VANESSA SANCHEZ, ANDREW TOMCZAK BUSTED IN CO SPRINGS FOR BABY'S DEATH.
Read more in CHISOM NWANDILIBE ID'D AS GUNMAN SHOT BY COPS NEAR 17TH AND BROADWAY.
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