U-S Marshals say a convicted murderer who escaped from a work release program in Nashville 33 years ago was captured in Southeast Alabama over the weekend, where he had been working construction jobs using his real name.
57-year-old Billy Wayne Hayes was arrested by marshals and police Friday night at a gas station in Dothan.
Hayes was sentenced in 1968 to serve 10 years for second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Nashville paint contractor. He was assigned to a work release program and never returned after signing out for work on December 21st, 1972.
Hayes is being held in the Houston County jail where he awaits extradition to Tennessee.
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