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Suspect Caught After 8 1/2 Years

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Suspect Caught After 8 1/2 Years

After nearly 8 1/2 years of eluding the law, a 33-year-old Reno, Nev., man was returned to Washtenaw county yesterday to face trial on a larceny charge.

The suspect, Lloyd T. Harris, was bound over to circuit court after he waived examination on charges of stealing $545 in cash and a .38 caliber revolver from Weber's Tavern at 3715 Jackson Rd., on Oct. 26, 1942.

Harris was confined to the County Jail when he failed to post $1,500 bond asked by Municipal Judge Francis L. O’Brien for his release.

Detectives said that Harris had been arrested on about four different occasions since 1942 by police throughout the country, but slipped through their fingers before they identified him as a wanted suspect in Michigan.

A Nevada law which requires all ex-felons (he had served 18 months in a federal penitentiary for carrying a weapon over a state line) to register finally tripped him up. Reno police arrested Harris last Feb. 20, and he was returned to jail here by Chief Investigator Harold Swoverland and Deputy Eugene Betz of the Sheriff’s Department.