Fugitives Violent Crime

Richard Lynn Bare Wanted for Alleged Murder of Sherry Hart and Jail Escape


ID #14-424

Richard Lynn Bare has been wanted since 1985 when he escaped from the Wilkes County, North Carolina Jail where he was awaiting trial for murder.

In 1984, the victim, a 24-year-old female friend, reportedly avoided sexual advances by Bare, and he allegedly threw her over a 1,200-foot cliff, an area known as the “Jumping Off Place”, near the border of Wilkes County and Ashe County, in North Carolina.

1 Sherry Hart

In April of 1985, a Wilkes County, North Carolina Grand Jury indicted Bare for murder and he was subsequently arrested. Bare escaped and a state warrant was issued for his arrest in July of 1985.

Additionally, Bare was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a federal arrest warrant was issued in December of 1985, by the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know his whereabouts.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted sabe su paradero.

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  • When it is known beyond reasonable doubt that someone commits an inhumane heinous act as this…we need legislation changed to enact death penalty quickly. Why do these guys sit for 25 years. This should be carried out within a year. These people forfeit the right to their lives by taking the life of others.

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