SAN DIEGO (WZZM) -- A woman who allegedly escaped from a Michigan prisonin 1977 was captured in a San Diego neighborhood where she was living, KGTV reported.
San Diego police arrested Judy Lynn Hayman, 60, at her apartment Monday afternoon, following information provided by Michigan corrections officials.
Hayman initially claimed to be someone else, but eventually admitted to her true identity under questioning. Her 32-year-old son seemed "quite surprised" by the revelations about his mother, San Diego police said.
Hayman pleaded guilty in June 1976 to a larceny charge in Wayne County, and was sentenced to serve between 16 months and two years in custody.
Ten months later, she escaped from the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility. She remained a fugitive until this week, using various aliases.
Hayman is the second female escapee from a Michigan penitentiary to turn up in San Diego. In April 2008, Susan LeFevre, 53, was arrested at her home, 32 years after she climbed a barbed-wire perimeter fence at the Detroit House of Corrections.
At the time of her escape, she had served about 12 months of a 10- to 20-year sentence for selling heroin to an undercover police officer at age 19. LeFevre was sent back to Michigan, served another year in jail and was paroled in May 2009.