Fugitive Judy Lynn Hayman Released On Time-Served After 36 Years On The Lam

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Michigan fugitive who evaded justice for 36 years got off with time served.

Judy Lynn Hayman, 60, had only served 10 months of a two-year sentence in 1977 on a larceny conviction when she escaped Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility. The larceny charged stemmed from her trying to steal clothes from a Detroit-area store in June 1976. She was 23 years old at the time.

Living now under the name Jamie Lewis, she was arrested last month in San Diego. He 32-year-old son, who was visiting her when the arrested took place, had no idea she was a fugitive.

After five weeks in a San Diego jail, Hayman finally proved she had served her time.

In 1982, she surrendered to authorities and a judge sentenced her to time served.

She also legally changed her name to Lewis in 1983; she wasn’t living under an alias.

She was officially released from custody at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Sources: New York Daily