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.