Man Jailed After 32 Years on the Run

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Denver (AP) A man who escaped from the Colorado State Penitentiary 32 years ago has been arrested in Nevada.

U.S. Marshals say 56-year-old Robert Charles Johnson was arrested around 8 p.m. Monday at his home in Gardnerville, about 60 miles south of Reno. He had been living there under an assumed name.

U.S. Marshals say they followed a tip to find Johnson.

Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in El Paso County in 1973 and was sentenced to 10 to 15 years behind bars. He escaped from Medium Security at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City on April 22, 1975.

He is being held in the Douglas County Jail in Nevada pending extradition.