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NC authorities find 43 prison escapees, still searching for 12

Posted August 31, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is seeking help in locating 12 long-term escapees from the North Carolina prison system.
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— The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is seeking help in locating 12 long-term escapees from the North Carolina prison system.

A yearlong investigation between the DPS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest, location or death confirmation of 43 long-term escapees. That number represents a decrease of about 30 percent of the department’s outstanding escape cases, many of which date back to the 1960s.

Ten fugitives were found at-large and arrested, 15 were found incarcerated in other state or federal prisons, and 18 are confirmed or believed to be dead.

A list of 12 most wanted escapees has now been developed from the remaining cases. All of the wanted escapees have been at-large for many years and are likely living under different identities.

The list includes:

Jerry Jones, first-degree murder
Melvin Jones, first-degree murder
Martin Pedron, second-degree murder
Angelberto Ortega, second-degree murder
Robert McWilliams, second-degree murder
Erasmo Tamayo, second-degree murder
Richard Foster, manslaughter
Stanley Rogers, robbery with a dangerous weapon
Efraim Perez, robbery with a dangerous weapon
Anthony Bobbit, armed robbery
Frank Bralick, armed robbery
Linda Williams, armed robbery

Anybody with information regarding the escapees is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 919-838-3572.

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