[News Script: Prescott] Part: 1 of 4
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LS STREET SCENE
A pair of Ft Worth police officers take a cautious
look inside Ray's Bar, in the two hundred block of
Morningside Drive. They're looking for 34 year old
Leonard*Prescott, who escaped from M the Veterans
Hospital in Waco yesterday. Prescott is not in the
bar, but the officers, J.W. Burkhart and W.W. Wilson,
learn that the escapee has been spotted down the
street, near the intersection of May and Morningside.
Prescott's car is +ii 1E by Burkhart and Wilson, and
the fugitive meekly surrenders. Prescott severely beat
his wife and sister, when they visited him at the hos.
pital yesterday. He escaped the hospital in his wife's
saying he was going to
Ft Worth and kill his
mother. Since then, officers have been watching the
mother's home, on the south side of Ft Worth. Prescott
was reported at his wife's home this afternoon, but he
was gone when police officers arrived.
At the time of his arrest, Prescott was accompanied by
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Prescott], item, August 19, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc981984/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.