Escapee arrested after six-day hunt

From Times Wire Reports

An escaped prisoner who evaded a manhunt by stealing three vehicles, including singer Crystal Gayle’s tour bus, has been arrested, Daytona Beach police said.

Christopher Daniel Gay, 32, escaped from a prisoner transport van Jan. 21 near Hardeeville, S.C. Authorities have said his motive for fleeing was to see his terminally ill mother.

He is suspected of stealing a pickup in South Carolina, and then the cab of a tractor-trailer in Georgia. Gayle’s tour bus was taken from a garage in Nashville and driven to Florida.