NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) _ A former Rhode Island man has a new court date, 23 years after he was supposed to report to prison in an arson case.
Seventy-four-year-old Carlton Winsor, who now lives in Tallahassee, Fla. told WJAR-TV he never reported to prison because nobody every notified him that he had lost his appeal before the state Supreme Court.
Court records show Winsor was sentenced to two years at the Adult Correction Institutions and three years of probation for conspiracy to commit arson in a 1985 fire that burned an ambulance barn in North Kingston.
The state Supreme Court upheld the conviction on March 14, 1990.
Officials acknowledge they never summoned Winsor back to court to surrender, until last week. A hearing has been scheduled for Friday.