Skip to comments.Inmate missing since 1999 surrenders in Oklahoma
Posted on 04/26/2013 3:18:27 PM PDT by posterchild
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) After 14 years on the run from the FBI and tips from witnesses in two countries, David Lee Kemp turned himself over to authorities in southwest Oklahoma early Friday morning, local authorities said.
Kemp, of Lawton, Okla., was the only inmate to elude capture after escaping with eight other inmates on March 11, 1999, while awaiting trial on two first-degree murder counts in the killings of his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley said Kemp told police he was done running.
"He said that he was just tired basically of running and it was affecting his health," Stradley told The Associated Press.
Comanche County Jail records show Kemp was taken into custody at about 1:40 a.m. Friday on charges of felony first-degree murder and escaping from a county jail, a misdemeanor.
The sequence of events leading up to his arrest started at a rest stop along Interstate 44, Stradley said, when Kemp knocked on the window of a sleeping truck driver.
"He said, 'I need you to call Comanche County Sheriff's department to come up here. I need to talk to them,'" Stradley told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
A deputy arrived and told Kemp he looked familiar. The deputy then asked for Kemp's name. Kemp told him and was immediately arrested, Stradley said. It's unclear if Kemp has a lawyer.
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It’s even getting tough for criminals to survive in Barry’s ObamaNation. They’d prefer to be living in the “big house”.
I guess he feels safer in prison. He doesn’t want to die at the hands of Obamas people like those innocent people in Boston did.
That guy has a book and movie deal.
Next, several people will come forward and claim to be some escaped convict to be “guests”.
At first I thought it said “it’s unclear if Kemp was a lawyer”.
Though veryone else is glad he’s back in prison I’m surprised he is. I can’t imagine thinking that going to prison is one’s best option!
If you need some kind of healthcare and you have been on the run for years it may be the only way to get it.
Middle name “Lee”.
He took a good long look at the economy and healthcare and knew he was better off in prison.