NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 1982
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(Studio) 2nd in series on bail bondsmen introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Bail bondsman's efforts to locate prisoners who jump bail featured. Capture of an accused burglar who had jumped bail in Los Angeles, California, depicted. Rts. of bondsmen to seek and search reported Police and cts. said dependent on bondsmen as arms of the law. [D.A.in Eugene, OR, Pat HORTON - misses bondsmen after successful effort to put them out of bus.] Oregon system described. [ESCAPEE - tells of instruction from Oregon cnty. officials in with regard to escape.] Fugitives from Oregon said numerous. [HORTON - calls Oregon criminal justice system a laughing stock without bondsmen.] Next installment anticipated.
REPORTER: Brian Ross