Prison escapee turns himself in after 40 years on the run

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NORTH CAROLINA — An escapee from a North Carolina prison has turned himself in to Kentucky police, 40 years after he escaped.

Clarence David Moore escaped from the Henderson County Prison Unit in 1976 after being convicted of larceny charges. That prison shut down in 2002. Moore was in jail on larceny charges.

Moore turned himself in because he is very ill and he has no Social Security or insurance to receive medical care. Moore had also been living with a woman who had no idea about his past.

According to WLEX, Moore used the name “Ronnie Dickerson” during a run in with authorities in a traffic accident. No arrest warrants showed up for Ronnie Dickerson, so police didn’t make the connection.


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