He was not captured and released.
The state of Michigan stopped looking for him. (administrative discharge)
Search for his name in MLive.com.
Jan 3, 2012
FLINT, MI -- The Michigan Department of Corrections has called off the search for a man who was once among Michigan's most wanted -- an escaped convict whose crime spree included a 1962 Flint drugstore break-in.
"Jerry Bergevin, who would be 80 if he is alive, escaped from a Michigan prison camp in April 1969 while serving time for burglary" the story says.
"Now, nearly 44 years later and with no idea whether Bergevin is dead or alive, (MDOP) has officially called off the search, granting him an administrative discharge because of his age and the length of time that has passed since anyone last heard from him."
Bergevin, described as a pro at cracking safes, pleaded guilty to a 1962 break-in at a Flint drugstore and was sentenced to 10-15 years for that burglary and others, the story says.