Katherine Ann Power
Added October 10th, 1970; dropped June 6th, 1984
In 1970, Power, a senior at Brandeis University and an active participant in the national committee that coordinated student-led protests, robbed a National Guard armory and a bank in Massachusetts with her roommate Susan Edith Saxe and three ex-cons — one of whom, Stanley Bond, was romantically involved with Power and went to the university through its prison furlough program — to protest the Vietnam War. The intention was to steal enough money to provide arms for the Black Panthers. While they were able to snag $26,000, one of the men killed the first police officer on the scene, and it thwarted their getaway.
For 23 years, Power lived underground as Alice Louise Metzinger, a wife, mother and cooking and nutrition teacher at a community college in Oregon. In high school, she had won a Betty Crocker Homemaker Award, and her culinary prowess once again came in handy when she and a friend, Marilyn Schwader, opened M's Tea and Coffee House. By 1984, there were no longer leads on Power, and the FBI dropped her from the Most Wanted list. However, living a lie became too much, and after 16 months of therapy, Power pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and armed robbery in 1993. She was sent to prison, and was released in 1999.