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Wed September 25, 2013
Man Who Escaped California Prison Arrested In Arkansas
Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a California prison in 1977 has been captured in Arkansas, where he was living under an alias.
The Garland County Sheriff's Office says 69-year-old Michael Ray Morrow was arrested without incident Monday in Jessieville.
Deputy Scott Hinojosa says Morrow gave details of his escape from the California Institution for Men in Chino.
Morrow was serving a sentence of 5 years to life in prison or 10 years minimum for a robbery conviction.
According to an FBI affidavit, a man was arrested in Saline County, Ark., in 1984 and gave the name "Carl Frank Wilson."
The affidavit says a later analysis found those fingerprints matched Morrow's. Morrow is being held in the Garland County jail. Authorities did not know if he had an attorney.