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James Wade Barclay arrested after more than 20 years on the run

Published On: Apr 08 2014 12:17:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 07:30:38 PM EDT

Decades-long manhunt over


The New Jersey State Police say they've arrested a man on the state's "most wanted" list who has been on the run for more than two decades.
The agency's fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.
Police say Barclay has been at large since his 1989 arrest in Cinnaminson Twp., Burlington Co.,  on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old.
Barclay pleaded guilty to the charges but failed to appear for sentencing in September 1991, according to police.

Police learned in recent weeks that Barclay had allegedly been using the alias James C. Toryone and been working as a tractor-trailer driver.
He's being held in a Somerset County jail on $5 million bail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
It's not clear if he has an attorney.