Real Name: Claude Lafayette Dallas, Jr.
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Murder, Escape
Missing Since: March 1986
Case[edit | edit source]
Details: Claude Dallas is a trapper and a survivalist. In January of 1981, he fatally shot two state Fish and Game wardens, Bill Pogue and Conley Elms, at his Idaho camp. The wardens were there to arrest him for poaching. He eluded authorities for sixteen months before being arrested not far from the murder scene in 1982. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to thirty years in prison. In March of 1986, he escaped from prison. He has not been seen since.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on Special #1 on January 20, 1987 in a FBI fugitive roll call. Dallas' flight from justice was also documented on The FBI Files and City Confidential.
Results: Captured. Dallas was captured outside a 7-11 convenience store in Riverside, California in March 1987. He was returned to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. He was also charged with escape; however, he was acquitted after he claimed that prison guards had threatened his life. He was released from prison in 2005 after serving twenty-two years.
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