17 year federal fugitive caught

U.S. marshals have captured a fugitive who had been on the lam for nearly two decades.

Bandele A. Adeneye, 44, was supposed to turn himself in to the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta in June 1995 after being convicted of theft and possession of stolen mail.

He was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison, but was a no-show, authorities said.

Last week, the day before Thanksgiving Day, marshals arrested Adeneye at his home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

For 17 years, Adeneye was able to avoid capture.

But several Georgia-based U.S. marshals reanalyzed every known aspect of his life and were able to find a person living in the Columbus, Ohio suburb under a false name, authorities said.

They identified the individual in Ohio as Adeneye and enlisted the help of local law enforcement to make the arrest, federal officials said.