Dewey Daniels - Tennessee - 1969 Jun 11, 2013 12:12:15 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Jun 11, 2013 12:12:15 GMT -5
Dewey Daniels is wanted for a crime spree that occurred from the late 60's to the early 70's.
Daniels was a former police officer from Tennessee. But by 1969, he had switched sides with the law. In December 1969, Daniels entered a supermarket as it was getting ready to close and demanded all the money be put in a brown paper bag, as well as all the employee's valuables. During the robbery, someone outside noticed something was wrong and informed the police. When the officers looked into a window to see what was happening, Daniels noticed them and shot one of them in the face. He then fled through the back door. A few weeks later, he robbed a Jiffy Market in the same way.
A few months later, Daniels convinced the police chief of Weaverville, North Carolina to drive him around town, when he turned on him. He handcuffed him to a tree, and took his cruiser to rob the town's bank of around $20,000.
Daniels was arrested in February 1971 after an automobile accident. He was convicted of robbery and assault in regards to the supermarket incident, and was awaiting trial in North Carolina for kidnapping and robbery. After the first trial ended in a hung jury, he was sent back to Tennessee to serve his 10-year sentence. In December 1973, he escaped from the jail he was being held at, during which he stabbed a deputy in the abdomen. He hasn't been seen since.
Given the fact that Daniels would be 84 today, there is a high possibility he's not alive. That being said, age does not necessarily mean anything, Whitey Bulger is a perfect example. If he's still alive, where do you guys think he is? I doubt he strayed too far from his family. After his mother died, investigators claim they found cigarette butts around her tombstone. While they never confirmed they belonged to Daniels, they probably should've conducted surveillance to see if it was him.
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