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It's Tune In to Turn In as Viewers Peg Fugitive

February 12, 1988|United Press International

NEW YORK — The FBI on Thursday arrested a convicted killer days after a television show revealed the man--who had escaped from prison in Indiana and was on the FBI's most wanted list--had been running a Staten Island men's shelter.

FBI agents and police had been searching for David James Roberts, 44, since Sunday night, when the Fox Television program "Most Wanted" flashed his picture on the air and the station's switchboard was flooded with telephone calls.

About 75 callers identified Roberts as Robert Lord, director of Carpenter Men's Shelter. The FBI said a fingerprint check confirmed that Lord was Roberts.

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