TN Fugitive Captured

Nashville, Tenn (AP) - U.S. Marshals say a convict who escaped from state custody 33 years ago has been caputured in Alabama.

57 year old Billy Wayne Hayes was arrested Friday night at a Dothan, Alabama, gas station, nearly 350 miles from Nashville, where he was imprisoned.

Hayes was serving a 10 year sentence on 2nd degree charges in the shooting death of Nashville paint contractor William Howard Ferguson.

Hayes was assigned to a work release program and never returned after signing out for work on December 21st, 1972.

Marshals received a tip earlier in the week that Hayes was working in either Dothan or Mobile, Alabama, as a construction worker using his true name.

He was caught with crack cocaine in his clothing and charged with possession of cocaine.

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