Skip to comments.Woman Arrested After Prison Escape 36 Years Ago: PD
Posted on 02/05/2014 10:36:19 AM PST by nickcarraway
Police say Judy Lynn Hayman escaped from a Michigan prison in 1977
After more than 36 years on the run, a woman who police say escaped from a Michigan prison has been arrested in San Diego.
Woman Arrested 36 Years After Prison Escape: PD Judy Lynn Hayman escaped from a Michigan prison in 1977, and this week, police say they've found her living a double life in San Diego. NBC 7's Lauren Lee reports. Woman Arrested 36 Years After Prison Escape: PD Woman Arrested 36 Years After Prison... More Photos and Videos On April 14, 1977, Judy Lynn Hayman escaped from the Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Washtenaw County, Mich., south of Ann Arbor.
Then 23 years old, Hayman had been serving a minimum sentence of 16 months for attempted larceny, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections website.
Since then, corrections officials had not given up their hunt for her, and this year, their search led them to San Diego.
San Diego Police officials said they got a call from Michigan corrections, telling them the address and description of a person they believed to be Hayman.
When police contacted her, officers said she identified herself as Jamie Lewis and had documents supporting her claim.
However, further investigation revealed that the woman was indeed Hayman, SDPD said.
The now 60-year-old fugitive was arrested Monday around 3:15 p.m. at 3501 1st Street and taken to the Las Colinas jail, where she faces extradition to Michigan.
An SDPD officer said she admitted to being Hayman.
The suspect's son, Aaron, told NBC 7 he is surprised and worried for his mom, though he did not confirm or deny if he knew that she was leading a double life. He is one of three sons.
Aaron said his mother lived a life outside her home in Hillcrest, going to PTA meeting and church.
A neighbor who lived next door to Hayman described her as a quiet person who seemed paranoid and kept to herself. They would talk about both being cancer survivors.
The corrections website shows that Hayman has gone by other aliases, including Brenda Bushmer, Judy Kayman and more.
They have been chasing her for 36 years?? What did she do, steal a loaf of bread?
She was reportedly searching for a one armed man who committed the real crime.
"After pleading guilty to larceny in June 1976, Hayman was sent to the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Wayne County, Michigan."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2551997/Woman-prisoner-run-37-years-living-quiet-life-San-Diego-gated-community.html#ixzz2sTUH7rxX
a waste of money....its one thing to have her name out there as an escaped felon, and her pic, but “chasing” her?....
Apparently she didn't accomplish whatever she was going to steal.................
My first thought was “They got Angela Davis!”
Well, NOW I can sleep well tonite!!!
A dangerous 60 year old shoplifter has been finally apprehended!!
Do they UNDERSTAND what IDIOTS they look like?
Probably not. They are law-enforcement.
On April 14, 1977, Judy Lynn Hayman escaped from the Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Washtenaw County, Mich., south of Ann Arbo
I guess there’s no statute of limitations for this type of crime?
I’m sure she was discovered and picked up out of some routine but it just sounds weird. What else would they pick you up for after 36 years?
We have statute of limitations on stuff, I guess escaping isn’t one of them.
The comments to this article are interesting. Many people seem to believe that if you escape, and simply stay out of trouble until you are caught again, then you should be let out of your original sentence.
That seems like an awfully big incentive to escape from custody if you can manage to stay out of trouble until you are recaptured years later.
What they did do was keep her name active in the database for 36 years.
This wasn't a waste of resources, probably more a case of technology finally catching up with her.
She admitted she did the crime.
She should do the time.
This is past the statue of limitations for this crime. But this has nothing to do with that. She was CONVICTED and escaped.
That certain people should be allowed to flout the law.
I wonder if this is highlighted on their Facebook as a major arrest they are proud of?
escaping from jail? probably not. lol
In kindergarten I took a bite out of another kid’s cookie during milk break. The teacher scolded me for it but it was probably still a misdemeanor.
Should I be looking over my shoulder?
That is a long, long time to be running. I mean, Forrest Gump didn't run that long. And for attempted larceny?? WTH.
I agree with you, but I think after 36 years “attempted shoplifting” should probably have been minor enough to get her off a database. I guess government really throws nothing but liberty away.
"You mean to tell me there a person living in San Diego illegally with fake documents? No way Jose!"
Will be the best thing that ever happened to her, after she sells her story rights for a Lifetime Movie of the Week.
While at the same time, in a parallel universe, the statute of limitations for raping a child expired in the Woody Allen case...
If the statute of limitations applies, it has probably run out on that crime too.
Heck, I thought this was the next chapter of the Kathleen Soliah story.
There should be no punishment for escape, except for the jailers and guards.
Escaping from prison is a punishable crime, and should be. I was just trying to figure out how this might play out in court.
I’ll rest easy tonight that, if I try to steal something from another FReeper, I’ll get a mulligan.
It was ATTEMPTED larceny even
She probably went through one of those routine saliva/blood test checkpoints.
A very large number of our politicians, local, state, and national are crooks who should be in jail and we are worried about chasing this lady.
“Attempted larceny...36 years ago?” More government vanity and waste.
Seriously, if you wish to change public policy, let's get our legislatures on it.
Fat chance. Angela Davis, the avowed communist, can often be seen in her $70,000 BMW coming out of her gated community near Santa Cruz where she has lifetime tenure at UCSC. Like the community organizer come president she will never be accountable for her crimes because of her skin color.
But that didn’t mention ‘for larceny’ did it.
With a crime such as this, after a certain amount of time, leave it alone. She would’ve surfaced long ago if she were living a criminal life. It seems she self-rehabilitated, and rehabilitation is supposed to be the purpose of jail time.
Statute of limitations refers to them bring chargers after a period of time. In this case she was convicted, sentenced and escaped. She still owes the time.
Not to worry once they waste the money bring her back home they will kick her loose.
Practically speaking, public policy HAS been changed. The law is enforced in a very haphazard way in relation to how it is written.
No, the common sentiment here is that everyone has the moral obligation to flout unjust or stupid laws and to resist overly-enthusiastic Law Enforcement Officers but respect Peace Officers.
(There are hardly any Peace Officers).
Well, it seems she had good reason to be paranoid.
Escaping from prison is the duty of every prisoner of war.
If I were locked up for certain stupid things today (like refusing to comply with Obamacare), I would deem myself a prisoner of war and resolve to escape.
“Should I be looking over my shoulder?”
I heard the other day they arresting people in Tx for overdue library books. So, be careful!
Agreed. Utter waste of money for this crime.
Ok, so there’s this school of thought named Law and Economics (I’m not patronizing you). The people who favor some sort of expiration-date on convictions/imprisonment should ask themselves, will their proposed “solution” increase or decrease the incentive for people to escape, or not?
The two statements are not in conflict. :D
The Huron Valley Womens facility is in Washtenaw county. And wasn’t open 37 years ago. Other than that the information was totally factual.
In the third grade I accidentally took a girls Peppermint Patty after getting our desks mixed up. The PP was supposed to be an award to the student who did the best on a test. I can still see the nun, with the sobbing girl by her side, screaming at the class demanding to know who took Mary’s candy. Think I was going to stand up and admit it? Almost sixty years later, I think that nun (she’d be about 100 years old by now) might still be looking for the culprit. I sleep poorly at night shivering in terror worrying about that vengeful nun.