FBI releases more details on McAfee capture

FBI releases more details on McAfee capture

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- The FBI says a man arrested in Utah 10 years after escaping from a South Dakota prison farm was apprehended at a hotel without incident.

Special Agent E.K. Wilson says that Michael McAfee was apprehended Tuesday after FBI agents in Sioux Falls gave information to agents in Salt Lake City, who were able to locate and arrest him. Wilson declined to provide additional details, saying the case is ongoing.

The 56-year-old McAfee was assigned to work at the West Farm program outside of Sioux Falls when he fled in a state vehicle on May 18, 1999. The vehicle was later recovered in Omaha, Neb.

At the time of his escape, McAfee was serving a 10-year sentence for grand theft in Minnehaha County.

The FBI says a federal warrant was issued Aug. 1, 2000, for McAfee's arrest on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The agency says McAfee originally is from San Diego, and refers to him as a "career criminal and repeat felon." Wilson says McAfee is currently not a suspect in any crimes.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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