Army Fugitive Caught in South Florida After 37 Years Back in Kansas Prison

James Robert Jones returned to military custody after capture in Deerfield Beach

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014  |  Updated 11:40 AM EDT
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One of the U.S. Army’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitives – on the run since he escaped from a military prison in Kansas in 1977 – was arrested Thursday when he showed up for work in Pompano Beach, authorities said. Claudia DoCampo reports.

One of the U.S. Army’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitives – on the run since he escaped from a military prison in Kansas in 1977 – was arrested Thursday when he showed up for work in Pompano Beach, authorities said. Claudia DoCampo reports.

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James Robert Jones, Military Fugitive on the Run Since 1977, Arrested in South Florida: Authorities

One of the U.S. Army’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitives – on the run since he escaped from a military prison in Kansas in 1977 – was arrested Thursday when he showed up for work in Pompano Beach, authorities said. Christina Hernandez reports.
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An Army spokesman says an escaped inmate who eluded capture for 37 years is back behind bars at the military's maximum-security prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  Spokesman George Marcec confirmed Thursday that convicted killer James Robert Jones returned to military custody this week from Florida and is being housed at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. It is unclear if Jones has been charged with additional crimes related to his escape.
 
The 59-year-old Jones was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Florida after authorities used facial recognition technology to identify Jones, who was living under the name Bruce Walter Keith.
 
He was convicted of murder and assault in the 1974 killing of a fellow soldier at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Jones was serving a 23-year sentence when he escaped.

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