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Fugitive Sets Most-Wanted Record

September 14, 1999

SAXONBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A man charged with the 1980 killing of a small-town police chief has set the record for the most time on the FBI’s most-wanted list.

Donald Eugene Webb, who would be 68 if he is alive, on Tuesday reached 6,705 days on the list, one day more than Charles Lee Herron, who was a fugitive from 1968 to 1986.

Webb made the list in 1981, five months after allegedly shooting Saxonburg Police Chief Gregory Adams, who had pulled him over for driving through a stop sign. At the time, Webb was wanted for burglary in Colonie, N.Y.

Webb’s white Mercury Cougar later turned up at a motel in Warwick, R.I. There was blood on the floor near the steering wheel, and authorities believe Adams may have wounded Webb before dying.

Webb has been on ``America’s Most Wanted″ three times and ``Unsolved Mysteries″ once, but the shows have not yielded fruitful tips.

The FBI started its wanted list 49 years ago, and its subjects stay on it for an average of 316 days.

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