Louisiana fugitive who can’t swim caught in West Virgina river

U.S. marshals say they caught a fugitive from Louisiana after he jumped into the Tygart River, then realized he couldn't swim. 

31-year-old Larry Murry of Labadieville, La., was wanted on a charge of aggravated incest. 

A deputy marshal was closing in on him near Philippi on Thursday afternoon when Murry fled. 

He eventually jumped into the river, made it about one-third of the way across and then announced, “I can't swim.” 

He then returned to shore, where State Police arrested him. 

Murry is set to be arraigned by a Barbour County magistrate on a fugitive from justice charge.

 

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