OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) – A Massachusetts fugitive will be sent back to the Bay State following his arrest by federal marshals.

George Perrot, 35, of Springfield, Mass., signed an extradition waiver Friday in Biddeford District Court.

Perrot had been free on bail while he appealed recent convictions for rape, robbery, burglary and assault, according to prosecutors in Hampden County, Mass. Perrot had been sentenced to life in prison.

On Monday a Massachusetts appeals court denied Perrot’s request for a new trial, and after he failed to turn himself in, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Federal marshals learned that he might be traveling to Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard Beach Police Lt. Keith Babin said. Marshals provided local police with a description of the car they believed Perrot might be using.

Old Orchard Beach Police Detective Gerard Hamilton spotted a car matching the description Thursday in a parking lot outside a local condominium complex.

Investigators put the car under surveillance and when Perrot came out of the building, police tried to apprehend him. Perrot ran but was caught after a short chase, Babin said.

AP-ES-05-17-03 1035EDT