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Real Name: James Wesley Dyess
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Murder, Escape
Missing Since: April 25, 1986

CaseEdit

Details: James Dyess, who had been convicted of burglary, escaped, with an accomplice, from police custody on April 25, 1986 before a prison bus could take him to the Mississippi State Penitentiary where he was to begin a 7 year sentence. The next day, he and his accomplice broke into a trailer looking for weapons and killed both the owner and a friend with one of his own guns. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List several weeks later.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on Special #1 on January 20, 1987 in a FBI fugitive roll call
Results: Captured. James Dyess was arrested without incident on March 16, 1988 in Los Angeles, California during a routine traffic stop. He was sentenced to life in prison for the murders, where he remains.
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