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5.12.03

Fugitive arrest

Authorities in Moore County have arrested a man wanted in Ohio for the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend last week.

Richard Alston White was being held yesterday as a fugitive from justice in the Moore County Jail under $750,000 bail. Sheriff Lane Carter says White was charged with murder in the May 8 shooting death.

After receiving a report of a suspicious man in the area, Moore County authorities used helicopters and tracking dogs to find White on Saturday.

Carter says White had tried to steal a car from a residence. Officers also found the van White had been driving, which Carter says contained a rifle.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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