SEATTLE - A former world champion skier who disappeared 23 years ago after being accused of trying to smuggle 37 tons of marijuana into the Northwest has been captured in Denver, tripped up by a dispute over child support.
Michael Lund, now about 65, was arrested Tuesday by federal marshals. He was held in Colorado and will face charges in Seattle.
"He's been in the wind for 23 years," U.S. Marshals supervisor Jack Williams said Thursday. "We had no information on his new ID or his new life."
Authorities found Lund after he was arrested May 11 under the name Steven Malex McCain of Santa Barbara, Calif., for contempt of court stemming from a child support case. The dispute was filed last Sept. 22 in Wyoming and transferred to a Colorado court.
"McCain" was sentenced to several days in jail and released on Monday. He was fingerprinted while in jail. The FBI matched the prints to Lund, and marshals tracked him to a motel in the Denver area.
Tina Rowe, U.S. Marshal for Colorado, said Lund has agreed to cooperate with authorities and provide information about the marijuana case.