Niles Brandon escapes from State Prison, killing a guard in the process. After he contacts his estranged wife Betty for help, she reluctantly agrees to provide information concerning his plans to Dan Mathews. Dan and Sergeant Walters stake out the roadside restaurant where an arranged rendezvous was to take place. However, Brandon becomes suspicious, avoids the restaurant, and manages to abduct Betty at gunpoint. The officers learn of the abduction after Betty is able to surreptitiously convince a gas station attendant to call the Highway Patrol. They follow the Brandons into a remote area, where Niles makes a final desperate attempt to escape by abandoning the car. Betty's reluctant lie as to his whereabouts is unconvincing and the escaped convict soon finds himself in a pitched gun battle with Dan and Sergeant Walters. Written by
In protecting the community against crime, one of the most hazardous assignments law enforcement agencies are called upon to carry out is the capture of an escaped convict, because the convicted criminal at large is often incorrigible, always desperate. In this case, convict Niles Brandon killed a guard and escaped from the state penitentiary. In 12 hours he had stolen a car, armed himself, and traveled more than 200 miles. But 200 miles was not enough to ensure his desperate bid ...
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