James Barclay was arrested by state police over the weekend after being a fugitive for more than 20 years.

Members of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit arrested James Wade Barclay on Saturday, ending a hunt that had spanned more than two decades.

Barclay was one of the state's most wanted fugitives.

In September 1989, Barclay was arrested in Cinnaminson Township, Burlington County, for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child. The victim was assaulted multiple times over two years. Barclay was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He pleaded guilty to the charges but skipped town before his sentencing.

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In the past two weeks, detectives learned that Barclay had created a new identity.

Using the name James C. Toryone, Barclay was working as a tractor-trailer driver and even purchased a home.

The investigators developed information that led them to a “Stop N Ride” parking lot in rural Pennsylvania.

They staked out the lot for three days and eventually located Barclay inside of a parked tractor-trailer.

Detectives were able to locate Barclay inside of a parked tractor-trailer on Main Street and Route 30 in Boswell, Pennsylvania. As he exited the vehicle, detectives captured Barclay without incident.

He was sent to Somerset County Jail, in default of $5,000,000 cash bail, and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

Steve Hughes


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