State and federal officials say 48-year-old Douglas J. Alward was arrested Wednesday in a cornfield near the northeast Colorado town of Yuma.
No other details have been released.
Alward was serving a 20- to- 40-year sentence at the Sterling Correctional Facility for attempted murder, assault, burglary and kidnapping.
He escaped Sunday. Officials say he was considered extremely dangerous.
It was the fourth escape for Alward. His previous escapes involved kidnappings and a shootout with police.