An escaped murderer was nabbed walking along a Florida highway over the weekend, authorities said.

On Friday, Anthony Moret, 67, escaped from Valdosta Transitional Center in Georgia, where he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder, officials said.

Officials issued an alert for the wanted man, and he was picked up a day later by law enforcement as he strolled along southbound I-75 in Charlotte County.

Troopers found Moret on the side of the road around 6 a.m. Saturday, according to FOX 13. After finding Moret, a trooper ran a wanted and warrants check and discovered Moret had an active warrant against him for escaping. 

Anthony Moret
Anthony Moret was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder.
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Moret was arrested without incident and taken to the Charlotte County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Georgia.  

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Troopers found the wanted man walking along a Florida interstate.
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The Georgia Department of Corrections had issued a warning Friday with a description of Moret, and urged residents to not approach him.

Georgia court records show Moret is serving a life sentence for murder and armed robbery dating back to the 1970s. Moret has two prior convictions on escape charges from 1976 and 1985.

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