Nation: Death in the Desert

An Arizona man hunt succeeds, but too late

There wasn't much good that anyone could say about Gary Tison except that he inspired a remarkable loyalty from his family. Imprisoned at the age of 25 for holding up a grocery store, he used a meeting with his wife Dorothy as an opportunity to escape from a visiting room in Arizona's Final County Jail.

Recaptured and later paroled, Tison was accused of a parole violation in 1967 when he passed a bad check. Instead of appearing at the court hearing, he overpowered the prison guard escorting him and...

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