CT man caught after 29 years on the lam

Published on Friday, 5 April 2019 19:06
Written by The Associated Press


LONGS, S.C. (AP) - A man who disappeared after escaping from a Connecticut prison 29 years ago has been arrested in South Carolina.

WPDE-TV reports the U.S. Marshal's Office took Ted Lee Livingston into custody Wednesday in Longs, near the South Carolina coast. Livingston was wanted in Connecticut on an escape charge dating from 1990.

Horry County Police say Livingston had changed details about his birthday and other identifying information on his South Carolina driver's license to evade capture.

Livingston is being held in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center while he awaits extradition back to Connecticut.

The Hartford Courant reports the 49-year-old Livingston was convicted of sale of a controlled substance and sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison in January 1990.

It was not immediately clear whether he's represented by an attorney.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 5 April 2019 19:06. Updated: Friday, 5 April 2019 19:08.