Authorities: Felon who escaped prison 4 decades ago arrested in Iowa using 2 dead boys' IDs

  • by: RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 5:15 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Convicted armed robber Ronald Dwaine Carnes eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping from a North Carolina prison. But with the help of facial recognition technology, investigators say he's been caught living in northeastern Iowa under the identities of two 5-year-old boys who died in the 1940s.

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