Oscar Eugene Richardson aka Eugene Ward
A man who fled to Missouri after he escaped from a Florida work release center in 1979 is facing new charges, this time from the state of Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Revenue has filed charges against Oscar Eugene Richardson for allegedly not filing state income taxes for the last three years.

Richardson, who was arrested at his Rigedale home last month on the escapee charges, had been living under the name of his father, Eugene Ward, and using a fake Social Security number for the past 30 years, according to authorities.

There is no word on whether or not the feds will file tax evasion charges against Richardson as word of the warrant for his arrest was posted online after state and federal offices closed.

Taney County associate circuit court judge Tony Williams raised the ire of Florida officials when he set Richardson's bail for the Florida charges at $25,000, which he quickly posted.

Attorney Dee Wampler, who represents Richardson, says "I've known for about 10 days that the Missouri Department of Revenue was investigating Oscar. The fact that a warrant was issued for his arrest is news to me."

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