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La. fugitive who can't swim caught in W.V. river

3 years ago March 30, 2012 Mar 30, 2012 Friday, March 30 2012 Friday, March 30, 2012 1:24:40 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

PHILIPPI, W.Va.- U.S. marshals say they caught a fugitive from Louisiana after he jumped into the Tygart River, then realized he couldn't swim.

31-year-old Larry Murry of Labadieville, La., was wanted on a charge of aggravated incest.

A deputy marshal was closing in on him near Philippi on Thursday afternoon when Murry fled.

He eventually jumped into the river, made it about one-third of the way across and then announced, "I can't swim."

He then returned to shore, where State Police arrested him.

Murry is set to be arraigned by a Barbour County magistrate on a fugitive from justice charge.

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