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Kentucky sheriff: Man who escaped custody decades ago in NC turns himself in to authorities

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FRANKFORT, Kentucky — A Kentucky sheriff says a man who spent decades as a fugitive after escaping custody in North Carolina has turned himself in to authorities.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says 66-year-old Clarence David Moore was arrested Monday. He says Moore was taken to a hospital to be evaluated before being taken to the county jail.

According to media reports, Moore escaped in the 1970s from North Carolina, where he was in custody for a larceny conviction.

Melton says Moore was emotional when authorities took him into custody.

The sheriff says Moore is facing a contempt of court charge in Franklin County for failure to appear.

He says Moore was cited years ago for not having a driver's license when he was involved in a traffic accident.

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