April 13, 1995 |
Taz Stoner, a river guide who led the dynamite crew that calmed the fatal rages of Arizona's Quartzite Falls, apparently has fled to avoid prison. "I had to leave on short notice to God knows where," said Stoner in a letter read to U.S. District Judge Earl Carroll on the day of his sentencing. Prison would have been "just too much," he wrote. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton said investigators have been unable to find Stoner.