Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wampler: Fugitive will return to Florida on his own

Fugitive Oscar Richardson, on the run after a prison escape 30 years in Florida, will return to that state, his attorney Dee Wampler told Springfield News-Leader reporter Kary Booher:

However, Richardson will not fight extradition, a process that would have dragged on for several weeks, Wampler said.

Wampler pointed out Richardson plans to pay for his own return to Florida, adding that there would be no need for, say, a pair of law enforcement officials to go with the fugitive.

Wampler said he would be on the trip, at a time to be determined.

"It will save time and money, and you can imagine how much (money) that would take," Wampler said

Richardson is free after posting $25,000 bond. He was arrested Monday in Taney County.

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