FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives by year, 1955

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In 1955, the United States FBI, under Director J. Edgar Hoover, continued for a sixth year to maintain a public list of the people it regarded as the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

1955 brought a dozen captures and new additions to the list. Two captures in 1955 were the result of radio broadcasts, another media outlet which was commonly utilized by the publicity department of the FBI to feature its wanted top ten.

1955 fugitives[edit]

The "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" listed by the FBI in 1955 include (in FBI list appearance sequence order):

George Lester Belew[edit]

January 4, 1955 #81
Three weeks on the list
George Lester Belew - U.S. prisoner arrested January 24, 1955 at a motel near Champaign, Illinois after the motel owner recognized his photograph on a wanted flyer

Kenneth Darrell Carpenter[edit]

January 31, 1955 #82
One week on the list
Kenneth Darrell Carpenter - U.S. prisoner arrested February 4, 1955 near Arlington, Tennessee after an FBI Agent recognized him sitting in the vehicle next to his, as Carpenter reached for the radiodial in his car and the Agent recognized a tattoo of the word "love" on the fingers of his right hand. The Agent radioed for assistance and Carpenter was arrested an hour later

Flenoy Payne[edit]

February 2, 1955 #83
Three years on the list
Flenoy Payne - U.S. prisoner arrested March 11, 1958 in Crittenden County, Arkansas, while working as an itinerant cotton picker and gambler

Palmer Julius Morset[edit]

February 7, 1955 #84
One year on the list
Palmer Julius Morset - U.S. prisoner arrested March 2, 1956 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Patrick Eugene McDermott[edit]

February 9, 1955 #85
Five months on the list
Patrick Eugene McDermott - U.S. prisoner arrested July 19, 1955 when he was recognized by a police officer from an Identification Order while he was working as a local ambulance driver in New York City

Garland William Daniels[edit]

February 18, 1955 #86
One month on the list
Garland William Daniels - U.S. prisoner arrested March 29, 1955 in Los Angeles, California after a citizen recognized his photograph in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. The arrest was made as Daniels left his home accompanied by his 5-year-old daughter. A suspected narcotics addict, Daniels was in poor physical condition and was given medical treatment before being jailed.

Daniel William O'Connor[edit]

April 11, 1955 #87
Three years on the list
Daniel William O'Connor - U.S. prisoner apprehended December 26, 1958 in El Cajon, California during an investigation of a neighborhood theft of a two-wheeled trailer valued at $15. O'Connor was a neighbor of the victim and was identified by a routine check of his fingerprints. To avoid arrest, O'Connor had dyed his hair red, grew a mustache, added a tattoo and gained 58 pounds.

Jack Harvey Raymond[edit]

August 8, 1955 #88
Two months on the list
Jack Harvey Raymond - U.S. prisoner apprehended October 14, 1955 in Denver, Colorado

Daniel Abram Everhart[edit]

August 17, 1955 #89
Two months on the list
Daniel Abram Everhart - U.S. prisoner arrested October 9, 1955 in Denver, Colorado

Charles Edward Ranels[edit]

September 2, 1955 #90
One year on the list
Charles Edward Ranels - U.S. prisoner arrested December 16, 1956 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas after neighbors recognized his photo on a wanted flyer

Thurman Arthur Green[edit]

October 24, 1955 #91
Four months on the list
Thurman Arthur Green - U.S. prisoner arrested February 16, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee while home alone in bed recuperating from a toothache, after he had sent his wife to stay with relatives. He told the officers, "I was expecting you yesterday."

John Allen Kendrick[edit]

November 2, 1955 #92
One month on the list
John Allen Kendrick - U.S. prisoner arrested December 2, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois

Joseph James Bagnola[edit]

December 19, 1955 #93
One year on the list
Joseph James Bagnola - U.S. prisoner arrested December 30, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois

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