Missouri man goes to prison 13 years late because of clerical error

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 11:30 AM

Most fugitives go to great lengths to avoid the police, but one convicted criminal didn't have to try. He was allowed to stay free for more than a decade. But the long arm of the law finally did reach out.

 

CBS News' Dean Reynolds met "Prisoner 1039699" at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Mo., Thursday.

Mike Anderson is nine months into a 13-year sentence for an armed robbery that took place in 1999. He should have gone to prison in 2002 after his conviction and unsuccessful appeals, but Missouri made a mistake. It forgot about him.

Click the video above to hear the rest of the wild story.

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