Jan 21, 2013 9:23 PM by The Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they have captured a 42-year-old man who had escaped from a California prison 17 years ago.
Fontana police said Monday that Jose Ochoa was found late last week living in a basement at a home in nearby Colton. Ochoa didn't have any form of identification but a fingerprint check revealed Ochoa's identity.
Police say Ochoa was convicted of possession of a controlled substance for sales and escaped from a state prison in Tulare County in 1996.
Ochoa was arrested and taken to the California Institute for Men in Chino.
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