FBI captures fugitive after 25 year search


The Mobile Office of the FBI confirmed the capture and arrest of a fugitive wanted in Louisiana after a 25 year search.

Special Agent Doug Astralaga told FOX10News this morning, Andy Fowler was taken into FBI custody last Friday.

The FBI cannot reveal how they received information why Fowler was in Mobile County, but could confirm he was taken into custody Friday afternoon at Spice Pond and McCrary roads in Semmes.

Fowler was considered to be one of the top ten fugitives in the New Orleans area, according to FBI officials.

Information on the FBI website said Fowler, who is now in his late fifties, was serving time for manslaughter when he escaped from a work training facility in south Louisiana in 1989.

He had been sentenced to sixteen years of hard labor following a manslaughter conviction.

After his escape from the work release facility, a state warrant was issued for his arrest on June 16,1989.  A  federal warrant was then issued in September, 1990.

The FBI offered a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to his arrest.

At the time of his arrest, the Tennessee native was considered to be armed and dangerous and an escape risk.

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