Alleged Michigan Escapee Arrested After 37 Years

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2014) — A woman who allegedly escaped a Michigan prison 37 years ago was arrested in San Diego Monday.

Judy Lynn Hayman, 60, was arrested at her apartment after Michigan corrections officials tipped off San Diego police.

Hayman initially claimed to be someone else and gave documents with an alias, but eventually admitted to her true identity under questioning, according to police.

According to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer, Hayman’s 32-year-old son was visiting.  Mayer said he was “quite surprised” by the revelations about his mother.

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, according to prison officials.

She allegedly escaped the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility ten months later and remained a fugitive until this week.

This was the second time in the past six years that a female escapee from Michigan turned up in San Diego.  Susan LeFevre, 53, was arrested in April 2008 nearly 32 years after she climbed a barbed wire perimeter fence at the Detroit House of Corrections.

She had served about a year of a 10- to 20-year sentence for selling heroin to an undercover officer when she was 19.

While a fugitive, she got married, had three children and lived under an alias until authorities received an anonymous tip. She was sent back to Michigan, served another year in jail and was paroled in May 2009.


4 Comments to “Alleged Michigan Escapee Arrested After 37 Years”

    Bill said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    This is going to be a big waste of the tax payers money. She has been good all this time, leave her be

      esco said:
      February 4, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      Exactly. Let her walk. 👣
      What they'll probably do is let her go with a fine that she'll pay by selling the movie rights or a book deal.

    jerry said:
    February 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    i wonder if the union guards know she walked away 37 years ago. there just now doing there head count. fire the union and put real guards in there place

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