Chism is wanted for charges stemming from his escape from the Lonoke County Jail in Arkansas in December of 1978. At the time of his escape, Chism was serving a 40 year state sentence for armed robbery and narcotics violations followed by an additional 30 year federal sentence for kidnapping and hijacking an airplane. During his previous escape, Chism shot and seriously wounded a correctional officer.
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