MYRTLE BEACH An Horry County fugitive has been recaptured in Los Angeles 16 months after walking out of J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to a press release.
Members of the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Charles Dewayne Ransom in Northridge, Calif., on Wednesday. The area is just outside of Los Angeles.
In November 2011, Ransom switched armbands with another inmate and walked out of J. Reuben Long. He had been arrested on drug trafficking charges stemming from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration case named “Operation Snow Bird” that involved 14 people indicted for shipping hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Los Angeles to Baltimore in November 2010, the release stated.
Ransom was listed on the DEA’s most wanted fugitives list in Los Angeles. He used multiple aliases during his 16 months out of jail.
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