CT fugitive on the run for 29 years nabbed in SC

April 5, 2019 GMT

SOUTH CAROLINA - A man wanted by Connecticut authorities for 29 years was taken into custody Wednesday with the help of U.S. Marshals police in South Carolina said.

Ted Lee Livingston,49, had changed his birth date and identifying information on his South Carolina driver’s license to avoid capture for decades, Horry County, S.C. police said.

Livingston has been wanted by Connecticut authorities since April 1990 on a escape charge. He was finally taken into custody Wednesday in South Carolina by members of a U.S. Marshal’s Task Force working with a Connecticut Parole Fugitive Investigations Unit and Horry police.

He was charged as fugitive from justice and being held in South Carolina as he is awaiting extradition to Connecticut, local officials said.

On the Horry County Police Facebook page, Rea Marie Livingston, who identified herself as Ted Lee Livingston’s wife. posted “ Ok world please don’t judge my husband,yes he’s been incarcerated for 7 years and came home. Got and has a job pay taxes and also has been back to prison to see family members we have lived in the same area fo 30 years so how has he been hidding...”

Milton Gause II posted, “Been my neighbor for 29 years. Best person you ever want to meet.”

Denise Barfield asked, “How’d he get his information at DMV changed ? My boyfriend tried to change his because they printed it wrong and they refused without him having to get a copy of birth certificate from NC .. Yet, when he moved here they passed him a SC license no problem and he’s been a license driver since age of 15... He’s held prior license in SC and in NC .. Ridiculous, considering it was their error.”

Crystal Taylor, commented, “How in the heck did he change his Birthday n ID info at the DMV? It took an act of Congress and the blood of a lamb to change my VA DL to SC.”