A fugitive who had been on the run for more than 16 years and featured on America’s Most Wanted television show in 2011 has been captured by the U.S. Marshals.
Stephen Charles Durant, who had recently been living in Texas under an assumed identity, was arrested Tuesday after U.S. Marshals tracked him to a Mesa, AZ residence. Durant, formerly of Rapid City, S.D., had a violent criminal history and was serving time in relation to firearms convictions from 1991. He escaped from a Bureau of Prisons facility in 1997.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Rapid City, S.D. was assisted in the Durant arrest by the HEAT Fugitive Task Force in Mesa, AZ.