Virginia Prison Escapee Captured After 27 Years

The FBI says a man who escaped from a Virginia prison in 1982 has been arrested in Georgia.

Gregory Jones, special agent in charge of the FBI in Atlanta, says 56-year-old Richard Boucher was taken into custody Wednesday morning on a fugitive warrant in Murray County, along the Tennessee line, where he has been living for most of the past 27 years.

Jones says Boucher, using the alias Eric Coleman, was serving a 10-year robbery sentence at the Virginia Department of Corrections Prison in Chesapeake, Va., when he escaped.

Jones says Boucher is also charged by Murray County with possession of a firearm by a felon because a rifle was found at his home in Eton, where he was living with his 53-year-old wife, Debbie. She was charged by local authorities with hindering apprehension of a criminal.