Federal Fugitive Found in Willimantic

A man accused of escaping from a federal prison facility in Georgia was arrested in Willimantic Tuesday.

According to the US Marshals Service, 43-year-old Israel Rodriguez-Zayes escaped from a Federal Bureau of Prisons Facility n Jessup, Georgia on March 2. He was found working as a part-time mechanic in Willimantic.

Rodriguez-Zayes was serving a 15-year sentence for a combination of federal offenses including selling crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana and a firearms offense. He was first sentenced in August 2013.

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