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A Very Good Boy

Michael McAfee's mom recalls her son's childhood with tears of happiness in her eyes. Michael was such a good, smart boy, it seemed. And so handsome too! His red curls, bright blue eyes and milky white skin always got looks and smiles from people. As Michael grew, he did well in school, had an inquisitive mind and great hands for all kinds of work, but like any boy, he occasionally got in trouble.

Yes, Michael Edward McAfee, now 56 years old, is in a great deal of trouble. Come to think of it, maybe those were tears of great sadness in his mother's eyes.

In 1999, Michael McAfee was serving a 10-year prison sentence at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. This time, his seventh felony conviction, he had committed grand theft. McAfee knew all about earning authorities' trust by being a good boy. He was entrusted with the maintenance of all prison vehicles, property of the State of South Dakota.

On May 18, 1999, McAfee escaped from jail. All he had to do, really, is get into one of the vans he was servicing, and take off. Police later found the van in Omaha, Nebraska.

Despite the federal warrant that was issued for his arrest in August 2000, they have not succeeded in finding this dangerous fugitive and putting him back where he belongs - behind bars.

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