Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Moy tried to swim away from officers in the lake off Glacier Highway.
Juneau Police Department has captured fugitive William Moy, Jr.
Moy was located in the Twin Lakes area on Friday. According to Lt. Krag Campbell, the felon attempted to flee officers on foot -- and by diving into Twin Lakes and swimming away -- before he was captured.
Campbell added that an astute citizen called 911 to alert officers of Moy's whereabouts.
Moy, who had been in custody at the jail for multiple misdemeanor criminal offenses and a charge of felony escape, was released by the courts to his defense attorney to attend an appointment on Dec.12. Moy was supposed to return to the jail by 2 p.m. but failed to return as ordered.
Upon receiving notification from the jail that Moy had not returned, the Juneau Police Department was able to verify that Moy unlawfully left the custody of his defense attorney, and that the defense attorney did not immediately notify the police or the jail.
You may recall Moy's name from news articles back in August of this year, when he kicked out the window of an Alaska State Trooper prisoner transport vehicle on his way back to jail from court. Moy temporarily escaped, but was arrested shortly afterward.