Arkansas prison escapee apprehended after 32 years on the run

June 26 (Reuters) - An inmate who had been on the loose for more than three decades after escaping from an Arkansas prison was recaptured after authorities received a tip about his location, a police spokesman said.

Local law enforcement officers and state troopers arrested Steven Dishman, 60, at a home in Springdale, Arkansas, about 200 miles northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said.

Dishman began serving his seven-year sentence in December 1984 at the state Department of Corrections' Benton Unit for theft and burglary convictions, according to the department's website. He escaped from the prison in 1985, Sadler said.

"An individual who met Dishman about five years after the escape came forward during the past weekend," Sadler said. "The information provided by the individual led state troopers to the Springdale residence where the arrest occurred."

Following Dishman's arrest, police have questioned people who may have known Dishman, but by another name, Sadler said.

(Reporting by Gina Cherelus; editing by Jonathan Oatis)