BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A man who lived a quiet life in Missouri since escaping from a Florida prison in 1979 has been sentenced to just over a year in jail.
Oscar Eugene Richardson, known in the Branson area as Eugene Ward, was sentenced Monday in Florida to 366 days for his escape. A Florida Department of Corrections panel still must decide how much time he will have to serve of his original three- to 10-year sentence for second-degree armed robbery.
After his escape, Richardson settled in Branson, working as a handyman and groundskeeper and raising a family.