He Spent 32 Years on the Run. Then Police Received a Tip

Steven Dishman will have to complete his original 7-year sentence in Arkansas
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2017 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – After three decades on the lam, an Arkansas man has been quickly reacquainted with life behind bars. Steven Dishman, 60—who was five months into a seven-year sentence for burglary and property theft when he escaped from the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County, Ark., on May 28, 1985, reports KTHV—was arrested Sunday at a home in Springdale in the northwestern part of the state, report Arkansas Online and KFSM.

Arkansas State Police and local cops raided the home after receiving a tip. A rep for the Arkansas Department of Correction tells Fox 16 that Dishman will now be required to serve the remainder of his sentence. Dishman may also face additional charges related to his escape, the details of which were not immediately explained. Had Dishman stayed in jail, he would have been eligible for parole in 1987 and freed by 1991. (Read more Arkansas stories.)

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