South Carolina: A Cannon on The Loose

A Cannon on The Loose

Elvis Presley could probably swing through parts of South Carolina in a flying saucer these days without anyone noticing. Everyone in the northwestern portion of the state is too busy trying to keep track of Doyle Arthur Cannon. In May, after getting word that his wife was leaving him for another man, Cannon fled in a dump truck from the minimum-security Oconee Law Enforcement Center near Salem, where he had been serving a 37-year sentence for killing a man in a knife fight. Since then, his narrow escapes from helicopters and police bloodhounds have become the stuff of folklore.

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