ZEELAND, Mich. – A man accused of escaping from a South Carolina jail nearly 40 years ago has been captured in western Michigan.
Federal marshals say 58-year-old Dallas Smallwood was arrested Monday in Zeeland, 25 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. He's accused of escaping from an Anderson County, South Carolina, jail in 1977 while under a five-year sentence for grand larceny and receiving stolen goods.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Smallwood, a trucker, was using the name Waylon Wilson. He's in custody at the Ottawa County jail awaiting extradition to South Carolina. It's not known if he has a lawyer.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Hetherington says Smallwood may have been in western Michigan for 10 years.