Teddy Ellis - Oklahoma - 1986 Mar 23, 2013 12:18:04 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Mar 23, 2013 12:18:04 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 20th, 2014 (Based on Oklahoma Department of Corrections website):
NAME: ELLIS, TEDDY
HEIGHT: 5 FT. 8 IN.
WEIGHT: 140 LBS.
TIPS: If you have any information on the whereabouts of Teddy Ellis, you are asked to call the Oklahoma DOC Internal Affairs Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (405)425-2570 OR TOLL FREE (866)363-1119
Teddy Ellis is wanted for the murder of Dale Spurgin back in 1982.
Ellis was a 17 year-old high school dropout who was driving around with two other guys when they spotted Spurgin hitchhiking. They picked him up and continued driving around. At one point, they stopped so Spurgin could buy them some beer. Ellis noticed his wad of cash, and the fact that Spurgin carried a black-powdered .38, excited Ellis.
While driving, Ellis asked Spurgin to let him try out his gun; Spurgin agreed. Instead of shooting over a bridge they had reached, Ellis shot Spurgin twice in the head and back, killing him. If I recall correctly from the reenactment, Spurgin only had about $20 on him.
Ellis was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. In 1986, Ellis and four other inmates crawled through a storm drain and cut through a fence, escaping the prison.
I use to live in Oklahoma; given how barren and dead some places are, I can see Ellis still staying in Oklahoma, or maybe some neighboring state. My guess is that he's probably working as a laborer.
UPDATE from site admin: As of July 26th, 2018, Ellis is still mentioned on the Oklahoma DOC website as one of their "15 Most Wanted" escapees: okoffender.doc.ok.gov/search?Fugitives=true&MostWanted=true
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