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    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder

    Richard Lynn Bare has been wanted since 1985 when he escaped from the Wilkes County, North Carolina Jail where he was awaiting trial for murder. In 1984, the victim, a 24-year-old female friend, reportedly avoided sexual advances by Bare, and he allegedly threw her over a 1,200-foot cliff, an area known as the "Jumping Off Place", near the border of Wilkes County and Ashe County, in North Carolina.

    In April of 1985, a Wilkes County, North Carolina Grand Jury indicted Bare for murder and he was subsequently arrested. Bare escaped and a state warrant was issued for his arrest in July of 1985. Additionally, Bare was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a federal arrest warrant was issued in December of 1985, by the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina.

    Bare has ties to South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida.

    Bare may have a tattoo of a panther on his right forearm.

    • Lynn Bare
    Date(s) of Birth Used: July 6, 1964 Hair: Brown
    Place of Birth: Ashe County, North Carolina Eyes: Green
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 175 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: White
    Occupation: Unknown
    Nationality: American