Pornographer Caught in Tennessee After 3+ Years on Run

BETHEL SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) -- A convicted child pornographer on the run for more than three years after trying to fake his death was captured at his mother's house in West Tennessee.

The U.S. Marshals Service said 37-year-old Steven Yurick failed to report to federal prison in April 2004 to begin an 11-year sentence and authorities found a truck he had been driving parked in the middle of a bridge over the Tennessee River.

Search teams dragged the river, but authorities concluded Yurick had tried to fake his death and continued looking for him.

Acting on a tip, marshals searched Yurick's mother's house in McNairy County and found him hiding in the attic.

Yurick had been convicted of taking pornographic pictures of his daughter when she was 12 to 14 years old and posting them on the Internet.