An investigation led marshals to a home where they interviewed people, then searched the residence. They found Ali in a first-floor bedroom.
Ali was serving a life sentence for attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was transferred in 1995 to California. He was being returned Sept. 12 to Delaware when he escaped from the custody of a contractor specializing in prisoner transport.
He is in maximum security at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.