Escaped murderer arrested while walking along Florida highway: police
An escaped Georgia killer is back in custody after troopers found him walking along I-75 in Charlotte County, Florida.
Anthony Moret, 67, escaped from prison while serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder, the Florida Highway Patrol said on Twitter.
Soldiers spotted Moret around 6 a.m. Saturday, FOX 13 Tampa reports.
A soldier learned of Moret’s active warrant for escape by running a desires and warrants check.
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Moret was arrested without incident and taken to the Charlotte County Jail pending extradition to Georgia.
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Moret escaped from the transition center in Valdosta, according to WCTV. Georgia Department of Corrections records obtained by the TV station indicate that Moret is serving time for murder and armed robbery from the 1970s. He also reportedly had two prior escape convictions from 1976 and 1985.
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Georgia DOC issued a statewide surveillance order, or BOLO, for Moret on Friday.