A convicted murderer who escaped from a
Louisiana prison last year is back in the custody after being
arrested in Canada.
Richard McNair was caught 100 miles north of Maine by Royal
Canadian Mounted Police on October 25th and he was turned over to
federal authorities Thursday in Houlton, Maine. He spent at least
one night at a jail or prison in Maine.
McNair escaped on April 5th, 2006, from the U.S. Penitentiary in
Pollock, Louisiana, by smuggling himself out in a pile of mailbags.
He also escaped twice in North Dakota.
He was serving life in prison.
McNair was convicted of killing a Minnesota man, Jerome Theis
(THEES), in November 1987 during a burglary at a Minot grain
elevator. Richard Kitzman, an elevator employee, was shot three
times but survived.