Update: 70 Year-old Escaped Convict Arrested in Arkansas 36 Year - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Update: 70 Year-old Escaped Convict Arrested in Arkansas 36 Years Later

Posted: Updated:

By: ELICIA DOVER

Jessieville, Ark.--A 70 year-old man was apprehended this week at his home in Garland County after running from the law for 36 years. Michael Ray Morrow escaped from a California prison in 1977 after being convicted of armed robbery in 1973 and sentenced to five years to life or a minimum of 10 years.

"This case is special in that he escaped so many years ago, but it just highlights law enforcement working together," Arkansas FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kimberly Brunell told Channel 7 News.

Neighbors in Jessieville were shocked to learn that the man they knew as Frank Wilson, who raised a family and attended church every Sunday was not who he said he was.

"We knew him as Frank, but he was a good neighbor we never had any trouble with him. He was just up here raising a family," Sherry Miller said. She was neighbors with Morrow for more than 20 years.

The trail of Morrow's whereabouts went cold until he was arrested in Saline County in 1984. He told police his name was Carl Frank Wilson. His fingerprints were taken and matched with Morrow's prints. It is not clear why Morrow was released or why the time period of 36 years went by before he was arrested.

This year, the California FBI found a driver's license by the name of Carl Frank Wilson, the address on the licence led the Garland County Sheriff's Office and Arkansas FBI straight to Morrow's door in Jessieville.

"They determined it was Mr. Morrow. Agents with our office and the Garland County Sheriff's office arrested Mr. Morrow without incident on Monday," Brunell said.

Morrow is in Garland County Jail awaiting extradition to California.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:53 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
  • Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:57 GMT

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>
  • Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:02 GMT
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>