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This is a list of former FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives that have been listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives between January 1, 1970 and December 31, 1979. Template:Expand list

Former FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1970s[edit | edit source]

Main article: FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1970s

1970[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
James John Byrnes Escape, kidnapping and armed robbery [2] January 6, 1970 April 17, 1970 #305
Edmund James Devlin Bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen good, conspiracy and failure to show for a federal court hearing[3] March 6, 1970 August 15, 1970 #306
Lawrence Robert Plamondon Destruction of government property, bombing of the CIA office in Ann Arbor and conspiracy.[4] May 5, 1970 April 17, 1970 #307
Hubert Geroid Brown Arson and incitement to riot in connection to activities associated with Student National Coordinating Committee[4] May 6, 1970 October 16, 1971 #308
Angela Yvonne Davis Conspiracy, kidnapping, and four counts of homicide, due to her alleged participation in an escape attempt of George Jackson, a Black Panther Party. She was acquitted on all charges in 1972[4] August 18, 1970 October 13, 1970 #309
Dwight Allen Armstrong Murder, Sabotage, destruction of government property, and conspiracy in the bombing of a University of Wisconsin building in connection to activities associated with Students for a Democratic Society[4][5] September 4, 1970 April 1, 1976
Removed, Captured in 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [5][6]
#310
Karleton Lewis Armstrong Murder, Sabotage, destruction of government property, and conspiracy in the bombing of a University of Wisconsin building in connection to activities associated with Students for a Democratic Society[4][5] September 4, 1970 February 16, 1972 #311
David Sylvan Fine Murder, Sabotage, destruction of government property, and conspiracy in the bombing of a University of Wisconsin building in connection to activities associated with Students for a Democratic Society[4][5] September 4, 1970 January 8, 1976 #312
Leo Frederick Burt Murder, Sabotage, destruction of government property, and conspiracy in the bombing of a University of Wisconsin building in connection to activities associated with Students for a Democratic Society[4][5] September 4, 1970 April 7, 1976
Removed, never captured[7]
#313
Bernardine Rae Dohrn Mob action, riot, and conspiracy in an alleged bombing plot in connection to activities associated with the Weatherman group. October 14, 1970 December 7, 1973
process was dismissed, Removed
Captured in 1980
#314
Katherine Ann Power Murder of a police officer and armed bank robbery October 17, 1970 June 15, 1984
Removed[8]
Captured in 1993.
#315
Susan Edith Saxe Murder of a police officer and armed bank robbery October 17, 1970 March 27, 1975 #316

1972[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Mace Brown Murder, escape, conspiracy, assault and battery on a police officer[9] October 20, 1972 April 18, 1973 April 18, 1973
Killed
#317

1973[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Herman Bell Murder or a San Francisco police officer in connection to activities associated with Black Liberation Army[10] May 9, 1973 September 2, 1973 #318
Twymon Ford Myers Murder or a NY police officer in connection to activities associated with Black Liberation Army September 28, 1973 November 14, 1973 November 14, 1973
Killed
#319
Ronald Harvey Two counts first-degree murder in connection to activities associated with Philadelphia's Black Mafia.[11] December 7, 1973 March 27, 1974 #320
Samuel Richard Christian Five counts first-degree murder in connection to activities associated with Philadelphia's Black Mafia.[12] December 7, 1973 December 12, 1973 #321

1974[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Rudolph Alonza Turner Murder[13] January 10, 1974 October 1, 1974 #322
Larry Gene Cole kidnapping for ransom[14] April 2, 1974 April 3, 1974. #323
James Ellsworth Jones Murder, kidnapping and armed robbery[15] April 2, 1974 June 15, 1974 #324
Lendell Hunter Serial killer[16] June 7, 1974 July 31, 1974 #325
John Edward Copeland Rape, robbery, kidnapping[17] August 15, 1974 July 23, 1975 #326
Melvin Dale Walker Escape and Bank robbery[18] October 16, 1974 November 9, 1974 #327
Thomas Otis Knight Escape, two counts kidnapping, 3 counts 1st degree murder.[19][20] December 12, 1974 December 31, 1974 #328

1975[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Billy Dean Anderson Murder, Attempted Murder, Burglary, use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and habitual criminal statutes.[21] January 21, 1975 July 7, 1979
Killed
July 7, 1979 #329
Robert Gerald Davis Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder of a Police Officer; Murder; Drug distribution April 4, 1975 August 5, 1977 #330
Richard Dean Holtan 1st degree murder, shooting with the intent to kill, wound, or maim[22] April 18, 1975 July 12, 1975 #331
Richard Bernard Lindhorst, Jr. Bank robbery[23] August 4, 1975 August 7, 1975 #332
William Lewis Herron, Jr. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Escape (Murder of a Police Officer) August 15, 1975 October 30, 1975 #333
James Winston Smallwood Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Escape (Bank Robbery) August 29, 1975 December 5, 1975 #334
Leonard Peltier Execution-type murders of two U.S. FBI agents related to the American Indian Movement (AIM). December 22, 1975 February 6, 1976 #335

1976[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Patrick James Huston Bank Robbery March 3, 1976 December 7, 1977 #336
Thomas Edward Bethea Bank Robbery March 5, 1976 May 5, 1976 #337
Anthony Michael Juliano 27 counts of bank robbery, and conspiracy to commit bank robbery.[24] March 15, 1976 March 22, 1976 #338
Joseph Maurice McDonald Violation of the RICO statute - Armed Robbery. Was also suspected in carrying out several hits for the Winter Hill Gang, run by James J. Bulger (a current FBI Top Ten Fugitive). April 1, 1976 September 15, 1982 #339
James Ray Renton Murder of a Police Officer April 7, 1976 May 9, 1977 #340
Nathaniel Doyle, Jr. Bank Robbery (Numerous Counts) April 29, 1976 July 15, 1976
Killed
July 15, 1976 #341
Morris Lynn Johnson Robbery, escape and rescue, bank robbery (with assault) and assaulting a police officer.[24] May 25, 1976 June 26, 1976 #342
Richard Joseph Picariello Terroristic Activities October 21, 1976 July 29, 1976 #343
Edward Patrick Gullion Terroristic Activities October 22, 1976 August 13, 1976 #344
Gerhardt Julius Schwartz Bank Robbery (Numerous Activities) November 18, 1976 November 22, 1976 #345
Francis John Martin Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Escape (Numerous counts of Rape and Kidnapping) December 17, 1976 February 17, 1977 #346

1977[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death 1990 (if any) Number on List
Benjamin George Pavan Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Armed Robbery (5 Counts) January 12, 1977 February 17, 1977 Died in 1990 #347
Larry Gene Campbell Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder (2 Counts), Parole Violation March 18, 1977 September 6, 1977 #348
Roy Ellsworth Smith Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder (2 Counts) - the victims were two children. March 18, 1977 June 2, 1977
Suicide
June 2, 1977 #349
Raymond Luc Levasseur Wanted for seven separate bombings May 5, 1977 November 4, 1984 #350
James Earl Ray Escape, Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..[25] June 11, 1977 June 13, 1977 April 23, 1998 #351 and #277
Willie Foster Sellers Bank Robbery June 14, 1977 June 20, 1979 #352
Larry Smith Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder (contract killing). July 15, 1977 August 20, 1977 #353
Ralph Robert Cozzolino Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder of a Police Officer October 19, 1977 January 6, 1978 #354
Millard Oscar Hubbard Bank Robbery October 19, 1977 October 21, 1977 #355
Carlos Alberto Torres Seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United Statesas related to the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN).[26] October 19, 1977 April 4, 1980 #356
Enrique Estrada Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder (2 Counts), Armed Robbery (2 Counts) December 5, 1977 December 8, 1977 #357

1978[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
William David Smith Murder and Bank Robbery (Numerous Counts) February 10, 1978 October 27, 1978 #358
Gary Ronald Warren Escape and Bank Robbery[27] February 10, 1978 May 12, 1978 #359
Theodore Robert Bundy Serial Murder, kidnapping, rape, and escape[28] February 10, 1978 February 14, 1978 January 24, 1989
Executed
#360
Andrew Evan Gipson Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Escape (Assault with Intent to Kill, Bank Robbery, Grand Larceny, Firearm Possession). March 27, 1978 May 24, 1978 #361
Anthony Dominic Liberatore Murder of two police officers and attempted burglary in connection to activities associated with Cleveland’s Cosa Nostra Family. May 24, 1978 April 1, 1979 #362
Michael George Thevis Racketeering, Extortion, Arson and Murder (2 cts.) July 10, 1978 November 9, 1978 #363
Charles Everett Hughes Four counts homicide and production of Marijuana.[29] November 19, 1978 April 29, 1981 #364
Ronald Lee Lyons Kidnapping (2 counts), Conspiracy, Conspiracy, and Escape December 17, 1978 September 10, 1979 #365

1979[edit | edit source]

Name Reason Date Added Date Caught/Turned In Date of Death (if any) Number on List
Leo Joseph Koury Racketeering, murder, attempted murder, extortion, arson, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, armed robbery, mail fraud, loan sharking, threatening a grand jury witness and obstruction of justice.[30] April 20, 1979 June 16, 1991
Died one day after being admitted into a San Diego hospital in failing health. Leo Koury died of a massive stroke the following day. His identity wasn't revealed until the hospital received an anonymous tip which led to the confirmation of his identity.
June 16, 1991 #366
John William Sherman Numerous counts of Bank Robbery and Terroristic Acts involving bombings August 3, 1979 December 17, 1981 #367
Melvin Bay Guyon Kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, murder of an FBI agent[31] August 9, 1979 August 16, 1979 #368
George Alvin Briton Known drug dealer who shot 2 FBI agents September 28, 1979 December 14, 1979 #369
Earl Edwin Austin Bank robbery[24] October 12, 1979 March 1, 1980 #370
Vincent James Russo Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, and Armed Robbery December 24, 1979 January 4, 1985 #371

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Quick Facts". Federal Bureau of Investigation. http://www.fbi.gov/quickfacts.htm. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. "Convicted of Kidnapping a minister and Pilot". Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri). 1 December 1970. http://www.fbiarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=114428187_clean&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=0&currentPage=0. Retrieved 17 November 2009.  As found at “FBI Newspaper Archives
  3. "$200,000 Bail set for Devlin in Norwalk Heist". Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut). 17 August 1970. http://www.fbiarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=83175261_clean&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=2&currentPage=0. Retrieved 17 November 2009.  As found at “FBI Newspaper Archives
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 FBI Most Wanted Fugitives List: The Worst Criminals of 1970
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Balousek, Marv (1997). 50 Wisconsin Crimes of the Century. Badger Books Inc.. pp. 130–135. ISBN 978-1-878569-47-9. 
  6. Removed from list on because he no longer met the list criteria. He was eventually arrested in April 1977 in connection in the Sterling Hall bombing. He was sentenced to seven years for second-degree murder on May 5, 1977, and was paroled in 1980.
  7. Removed from the list on April 7, 1976 because he no longer met the list criteria. Burt has not been captured and is still at large with state charges still pending against him.
  8. Removed from the list on June 15, 1984 because she no longer met the list criteria.
  9. Mace Brown Most wanted Poster
  10. Herman Bell is Allowed to Plead to Voluntary Manslaughter and Probation in Killing of San Francisco Police Sergeant John Young
  11. Philadelphia's 'Black mafia': a social and political history By Sean Patrick Griffin
  12. Jet Magazine
  13. The FBI: a history By Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
  14. The Great Pictorial History of World Crime By Jay Robert Nash
  15. "Kidnap charges asserted in Berkeley county warrant". Richmond Va.. pp. 2A. http://www.fbiarchive.com/Viewer.aspx?img=20732987_clean&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=2&currentPage=0. Retrieved 17 November 2009.  As found at “FBI Newspaper Archives
  16. The Instant Elite and the Silenced Majority, Sunday, October 12th, 2003
  17. FBI Most Wanted Fugitives List: The Worst Criminals of 1974
  18. Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI edited by Turner Publishing
  19. Associated Press (27 Feb 27 1981). "Judge stays knight execution". The Big Sun (Miami, FL: Ocala Star-Banner): pp. 2B. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19810227&id=k-sTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AQYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6648,6313227. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  20. Inmate Population Information Detail
  21. Wanted poster
  22. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
  23. Richard Bernard LINDHORST, Jr., Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Newton, Michael. Encyclopedia of Robbers, Heists, and Capers. New York: Facts On File Inc., 2002.
  25. "James Earl Ray: The Man Who Killed Dr. Martin Luther King". Crime Library. http://www.crimelibrary.com/terrorists_spies/assassins/ray/3.html. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  26. FALN claimed responsibility for numerous bombings, 11 Arrested as Puerto Rican Terrorists
  27. Mantia, Patty (17 Sep 1987). "Fugitive linked to Eugene robbery". The Register-Guard - (Eugene, OR). http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19870917&id=mWkVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6861,3976428. Retrieved 11 Nov 2009. 
  28. Sullivan, Kevin M. The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History. McFarland and Co., 2009, ISBN 978-0-7864-4426-7.
  29. "Myrtle stumps for fund to defend wanted man". Ocala Star-Banner - (Myrtle, MI). 7 May 1981. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19810507&id=zNUTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KwYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,3844505. 
  30. Teagarden, Rebecca (31 March 1990). "America's Most Wanted -- The search for cousin Leo FBI's no. 1 most-wanted man comes from a very nice family". Seattle P-I (Seattle, WA: Hearst Seattle Media, LLC). http://www.seattlepi.com/archives/1990/9004020015.asp. Retrieved 11 Nov 2009. 
  31. Hall of Honor: FBI Agents Killed as the Result of an Adversarial Action: Johnnie L. Oliver (Melvin Bay Guyon FIB victim)
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