Federal marshals said Dallas Smallwood, 58, was arrested Monday in Zeeland. He's accused of escaping from an Anderson County, South Carolina, jail in 1977 while serving a five-year sentence for grand larceny and receiving stolen goods.
Authorities said Smallwood, a trucker, was using the name Waylon Wilson. Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Hetherington said Smallwood may have been in West Michigan for 10 years.
Smallwood is in custody at the Ottawa County Jail awaiting extradition to South Carolina.