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Fugitive From Rhode Island Detention Facility Is Caught In Massachusetts

Somerville detectives examine the area where fugitive James Morales was captured, in the backyard of 85 Wheatland St. Photo by Jesse Costa for WBUR.

Fugitive James Morales, who escaped from a Rhode Island detention facility over the weekend, has been captured in Somerville, Massachusetts State Police said.

Police said Morales, a native of Cambridge, was arrested Thursday afternoon by Trooper Joseph Merrick during an on-foot pursuit in Somerville’s Foss Park area.

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