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.