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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    WY - Police arrest escaped convict who was on the run for 31 years


    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ending a fugitive's 31-year run, Seldovia police arrested a man on the lam from Wyoming since 1981 while he ate dinner Tuesday at a restaurant in the small Kachemak Bay community.

    The man, 57-year-old Joseph Welch, escaped from the Wyoming Department of Corrections' custody when he was just 26.

    Welch married and moved to Alaska, according to his wife, Donna, who said she had no idea her husband was a fugitive from justice......

    The couple lived in Wasilla. Welch, a construction superintendent, traveled for work, Donna said. His frequent absences were part of the reason they were in the process of getting a divorce, she said.

    According to troopers, Welch's file with Wyoming corrections landed on the desk of a clerk in the department's records office, who did a quick check and saw Welch had an Alaska driver's license.

  2. #2
    there is a saying up there in Alaska....
    you are in Alaska for either the oil/pipeline, the military or you are hiding.....
    dum spiro, spero

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    You can run, but you can't hide...................forever, that is!

    Glad he was caught.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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