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Woman Arrested After Prison Escape 36 Years Ago: PD
NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | Andie Adams, Lauren Lee and Candice Nguyen

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 10:36:19 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They have been chasing her for 36 years?? What did she do, steal a loaf of bread?

lol


2 posted on 02/05/2014 10:39:31 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

She was reportedly searching for a one armed man who committed the real crime.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 10:41:54 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: GeronL
Had to go outside the US media to find:

"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

4 posted on 02/05/2014 10:43:39 AM PST by sr4402
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To: GeronL

a waste of money....its one thing to have her name out there as an escaped felon, and her pic, but “chasing” her?....


5 posted on 02/05/2014 10:43:53 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: GeronL
Hayman had been serving a minimum sentence of 16 months for attempted larceny,

Apparently she didn't accomplish whatever she was going to steal.................

6 posted on 02/05/2014 10:44:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: nickcarraway

My first thought was “They got Angela Davis!”


7 posted on 02/05/2014 10:44:49 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: GeronL

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.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 10:46:41 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: sr4402
In the post above:

On April 14, 1977, Judy Lynn Hayman escaped from the Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Washtenaw County, Mich., south of Ann Arbo

9 posted on 02/05/2014 10:46:46 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cherry

I guess there’s no statute of limitations for this type of crime?


10 posted on 02/05/2014 10:46:52 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: cherry

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.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 10:48:17 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway
Aaron said his mother lived a life outside her home in Hillcrest, going to PTA meeting and church.
While the primary purpose of sending someone to jail is for punishment, it's also for rehabilitation.
If this woman has lived a "normal" life for 36 years, I say, let her be.
12 posted on 02/05/2014 10:48:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (claimer)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 10:49:27 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: GeronL; cherry
There is no way they spent 36 years of man hours on her trail.

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.

14 posted on 02/05/2014 10:50:07 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Oberon; cherry

This is past the statue of limitations for this crime. But this has nothing to do with that. She was CONVICTED and escaped.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 10:50:40 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Arthurio
That's a common sentiment here.

That certain people should be allowed to flout the law.

16 posted on 02/05/2014 10:50:51 AM PST by wideawake
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To: ZULU

I wonder if this is highlighted on their Facebook as a major arrest they are proud of?

lol


17 posted on 02/05/2014 10:50:53 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oberon

escaping from jail? probably not. lol


18 posted on 02/05/2014 10:51:37 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

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?


19 posted on 02/05/2014 10:52:06 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: nickcarraway
After more than 36 years on the run,

That is a long, long time to be running. I mean, Forrest Gump didn't run that long. And for attempted larceny?? WTH.

20 posted on 02/05/2014 10:52:39 AM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: wideawake

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.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 10:53:38 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway
When he got the official request from Michigan, the police officer exclaimed:

"You mean to tell me there a person living in San Diego illegally with fake documents? No way Jose!"

22 posted on 02/05/2014 10:53:44 AM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: cherry

Will be the best thing that ever happened to her, after she sells her story rights for a Lifetime Movie of the Week.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 10:54:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mc5cents
And for attempted larceny?? WTH.

While at the same time, in a parallel universe, the statute of limitations for raping a child expired in the Woody Allen case...

24 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:41 AM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: nickcarraway
Okay. So she still has to serve the remaining sentence for her original crime... this makes sense. I wonder if she'll have to serve extra time for escaping?

If the statute of limitations applies, it has probably run out on that crime too.

25 posted on 02/05/2014 10:58:59 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: nickcarraway

Heck, I thought this was the next chapter of the Kathleen Soliah story.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 10:59:30 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Oberon

There should be no punishment for escape, except for the jailers and guards.

:p


27 posted on 02/05/2014 11:00:03 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Escaping from prison is a punishable crime, and should be. I was just trying to figure out how this might play out in court.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 11:00:59 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: wideawake

I’ll rest easy tonight that, if I try to steal something from another FReeper, I’ll get a mulligan.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 11:01:51 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: GeronL
What did she do, steal a loaf of bread?

It was ATTEMPTED larceny even

30 posted on 02/05/2014 11:04:28 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Rebelbase
Just don't answer the door for a while.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 11:04:43 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway

She probably went through one of those routine saliva/blood test checkpoints.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 11:05:22 AM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 11:12:30 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Cementjungle

lol


34 posted on 02/05/2014 11:13:23 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Attempted larceny...36 years ago?” More government vanity and waste.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 11:13:24 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: golf lover
Ok, so given that a "very large number of our politicians, local, state, and national are crooks who should be in jail...," how much time do you think should elapse before someone should get a pass? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

Seriously, if you wish to change public policy, let's get our legislatures on it.

36 posted on 02/05/2014 11:15:23 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: exit82
"My first thought was “They got Angela Davis!”"

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.

37 posted on 02/05/2014 11:20:37 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: TexasCajun

But that didn’t mention ‘for larceny’ did it.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 11:21:07 AM PST by sr4402
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To: nickcarraway

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.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 11:25:54 AM PST by grania
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To: GeronL
We have statute of limitations on stuff, I guess escaping isn’t one of them.

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.

40 posted on 02/05/2014 11:26:26 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: 1rudeboy
Seriously, if you wish to change public policy, let's get our legislatures on it.

Practically speaking, public policy HAS been changed. The law is enforced in a very haphazard way in relation to how it is written.

41 posted on 02/05/2014 11:32:51 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: wideawake
That's a common sentiment here. That certain people should be allowed to flout the law.

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).

42 posted on 02/05/2014 11:33:41 AM PST by elkfersupper
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To: nickcarraway
A neighbor who lived next door to Hayman described her as a quiet person who seemed paranoid and kept to herself.

Well, it seems she had good reason to be paranoid.

43 posted on 02/05/2014 11:34:00 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Oberon
Escaping from prison is a punishable crime, and should be.

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.

44 posted on 02/05/2014 11:40:15 AM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Rebelbase

“Should I be looking over my shoulder?”

I heard the other day they arresting people in Tx for overdue library books. So, be careful!


45 posted on 02/05/2014 11:41:34 AM PST by jocon307
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To: cherry

Agreed. Utter waste of money for this crime.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 11:41:40 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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?


47 posted on 02/05/2014 11:42:55 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: elkfersupper
Escaping from prison is a punishable crime, and should be.

Escaping from prison is the duty of every prisoner of war.

The two statements are not in conflict. :D

48 posted on 02/05/2014 11:48:51 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: sr4402

The Huron Valley Womens facility is in Washtenaw county. And wasn’t open 37 years ago. Other than that the information was totally factual.

CC


49 posted on 02/05/2014 11:49:28 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


50 posted on 02/05/2014 11:50:37 AM PST by driftless2
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