Michigan State Police say they've captured a 53-year-old man who was wanted since he fled the last day of a criminal trial five months ago.
TV stations WNEM and WILX report Ricky Wheeldon was caught early Wednesday following a traffic stop in Ingham County's Leslie Township, about 70 miles west of Detroit.
Police say Wheeldon was taken into custody without any problems. He's being held at the Jackson County Jail. A 62-year-old man driving the vehicle also was expected to face charges.
Police say they found a loaded gun and suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Authorities say Wheeldon ran a theft and drug ring. He stood trial in May and MLive.com reports a Jackson County jury convicted him of nine felonies, including running a criminal enterprise.