PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Tennessee man who escaped from custody 30 years ago has been apprehended in western Massachusetts, where authorities say he had married and started a new life.
William Reegan had three months left on his one-year sentence for forging a prescription when he failed to return to a Tennessee prison after a furlough in October 1977.
Authorities say Reegan, now 65, lived with his new wife in various towns in Berkshire County before settling in Pittsfield, where he worked for a telemarketing company.
Patricia Reegan told the Berkshire Eagle that she knew her husband had been in jail at one time, but was surprised when he was arrested.
William Reegan is being held without bond awaiting possible extradition.
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