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US man who escaped from prison over 30 years ago arrested

Convicted robber who escaped from US prison more than 30 years ago is captured, officials say

US man who escaped from prison over 30 years ago arrested

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida (AP) -- A 60-year-old convict has been captured in southern United States after more than three decades on the run.

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Willie Lee Austin was serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery before he escaped from prison in 1981.

Officials say investigators recently looked into the case and found a possible alias identity for Austin. They found an address in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, and say they took Austin into custody without incident on Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-09-24 07:19 GMT+08:00