THE FUGITIVES (TV show helps nab two Long Islanders)
Karl Muench, 47, was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He allegedly raped a woman in his Rocky Point home on New Year's Eve in 1999. He was among the US Marshal's 15 most wanted fugitives and had been on the run for years. Muench gave up peacefully. The other man arrested with the help of the TV show was an alleged drug dealer from Amityville suspected of slaying a couple in Staten Island nine years ago. He resisted and was fatally shot. The captures came after profiles of each man aired this month on Fox Network's America's Most Wanted.