CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The state will parole a 73-year-old man who had been captured after 46 years on the run.
State parole board spokeswoman Melissa McDonald said Leroy Albert Morgan was not yet released, but soon would be.
Morgan was arrested in February. He escaped from the Tennessee State Penitentiary in 1962 after serving one year of a three-year burglary sentence from Hamilton County.
Morgan must prove he has adequate housing and can provide for himself. His family said previously he was living in a mobile home next to his son's home in Mosheim. His granddaughter said Morgan was drawing Social Security benefits.
Correction Department officials support the prosecutor's decision not to prosecute Morgan on escape charges.
Morgan will be on parole for a year.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.