California prison escapee caught after 17 years
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:25 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:25 a.m.
FONTANA — Authorities say they have captured a 42-year-old man who had escaped from a California prison 17 years ago.
Fontana police said Monday that Jose Ochoa was found late last week living in a basement at a home in nearby Colton. Ochoa didn't have any form of identification but a fingerprint check revealed Ochoa's identity.
Police say Ochoa was convicted of possession of a controlled substance for sales and escaped from a state prison in Tulare County in 1996.
Ochoa was arrested and taken to the California Institute for Men in Chino.
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