Prison escapee arrested after 32 years in Santa Barbara

Nancy Garces, now 56, escaped from the Chino women's prison in May 1979. She was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Santa Barbara train depot. (The Santa Barbara Police Department)

January 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A prison escapee was arrested in Santa Barbara on Tuesday after 32 years on the run.Nancy Garces, 56, escaped from the Chino women's prison in May 1979. She was serving time for credit card forgery.

Garces was arrested at the Santa Barbara train depot after police received a tip. It is not known why Garces was in Santa Barbara.

She had been living in New Mexico under an alias.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.