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Long arm of the law catches escapee 38 years later

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe case had long grown cold until December 2003, when Judy Foster, a special agent with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety, reopened the investigation. Smith’s family and friends all denied knowing where he had gone, but Foster eventually discovered that he was using the last name of Gallion and living outside Sapulpa, southwest of Tulsa. “Some people who work for us weren’t even born yet when this guy escaped,” said department spokeswoman Terry Thornton. “Thirty-eight years, I think this is a record.” In January 2004, Foster found Donald Johnson after he had spent 36 years on the run. Johnson escaped in July 1967, while serving a one-to-15-year sentence for stealing beer and cigarettes. “The truth is, we never stop looking for these people,” said Thornton. She wouldn’t say how Foster found the men, saying she didn’t want to tip off future escaped convicts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – After 38 years, Michael Robert Smith figured no one was still looking for him. He escaped from the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad on June 7, 1968, after serving three years of a five years-to-life sentence for robbery. He headed first to Nevada, then New Jersey and into a marriage that didn’t work out, and finally five years ago to a tiny travel trailer in a heavily wooded area of Creek County, Oklahoma. That’s where sheriff’s deputies found him Thursday, his clothes paint-splattered from one of the few jobs he could hold without a driver’s license or other identification after taking his mother’s maiden name as his own. “He looked at the ground a little bit, then he looked up and said, `Yeah, that’s me,”‘ Creek County Sheriff’s Det. Les Ruhman recounted Friday. “He didn’t dream people would be looking for him for so long.” last_img