A Kansas man who had been a fugitive for three years after escaping just before being sentenced to prison has been captured in Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.
Jeffrey Dane Swindler, 31, was arrested without incident in Monterrey, Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Swindler was wanted for aggravated failure to appear for sentencing on a rape charge out of Sumner County, along with failure to register as a sex offender.
Authorities said Swindler removed his GPS monitoring device on May 9, 2014, and fled Kansas to avoid sentencing. A warrant for his arrest was issued the following August.
Investigators learned that Swindler was mostly likely living in Mexico. Once his location and identity were confirmed, police in Monterrey took him into custody.
He has already been extradited to the U.S. and is being held in the Webb County Jail in Texas, authorities said.