The 12-year flight of an Alabama convict ended Wednesday when he was stopped for running a red light in Queens.
Jimmie Humphrey, 40, escaped from the Kilby Correctional Center in Montgomery on Sept. 4, 1982, said Alabama prisons spokeswoman Debbie Herbert. He was serving 45 years for assault with intent to murder and a previous escape.
On Wednesday, Humphrey was driving in Queens when police spotted a traffic violation, said Detective Kim Royster, a department spokeswoman. While writing the ticket, the officers ran a background check revealing that Humphrey's license was suspended and that he was wanted on the Alabama warrant. He was arrested and held while police contacted Alabama authorities, Ms. Royster said.