Michigan Fugitive Caught In Nashville After 30 Years

Nashville (AP) -- A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan psychiatric facility in 1976 was arrested this morning in Nashville.

US Marshals say 76-year-old Thomas Ball assumed a new identity and got married.

He was arrested this morning at his Nashville home acting on a tip from Marshals in Michigan.

Ball was convicted in 1964 of second-degree murder and sent to prison. In 1976 he was sent to a mental facility for treatment and escaped from there.

Authorities say Ball lived under the name of Thomas Fry and had remarried.

Ball is being held in the Metro Jail pending extradition.

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