David Dallas Taylor

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David Dallas Taylor
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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive
Charges Murder
Alias Johnnie Cole
Joe Blake
Jimmie Green
Charles J. Raymond
Description
Born (1926-12-15)December 15, 1926
Cullman County, Alabama
Died August 1983 (aged 56)
Jasper, Alabama
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 144 lb (65 kg)
Status
Added March 3, 1953
Caught May 26, 1953
Number 44
Captured

David Dallas Taylor (December 15, 1926 – August 1983) was an American murderer who was on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1953.

Taylor had held jobs as a service station attendant, electrician, plumber, autobody repairman, and grill man in restaurants. A career criminal, Taylor had been serving a jail sentence in Jasper, Alabama for grand larceny when he killed an elderly guard to escape; the first of four prison escapes prior to his addition to the most wanted list in 1953. He was a "persuasive talker" with a Southern accent who was always armed with a gun and switchblade. Taylor escaped from a train on September 1, 1952 while being transported from Chicago, Illinois back to Alabama following a previous escape, and was added to the list on March 3, 1953. [1] He was captured by FBI agents on May 26, 1953 in Chicago while "caught in a traffic jam".[2]

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