One criminal fugitive got caught 56 years later.
If you think you can escape from the law in the US, you’re wrong. Justice gets served, even if it’s more than five decades later. Just take a look at this guy – he lived in several states before finally settling down under a new name, and the police still caught him.
According to official reports, a criminal escapee was caught 56 years after managed to escape from the police. Frank Freshwater was supposed to go to jail more than five decades ago, but he escaped while being held in custody. Now the 79 year old man has been arrested once again. The criminal, who was convicted of manslaughter, was supposed to spend 20 years in jail, because he had violated his probation. Thus, he was serving his time at the Shawshank State Prison (also known as the Ohio State Reformatory). However, he served only 7 months of the whole sentence before he escaped. At the time of his escape the fugitive was present at the Sandusky Ohio Honor Farm. The police have been searching for him ever since 1959.
The 79 year old criminal had been living under the false name of William H. Cox up in Florida. He has been working as a truck driver and has probably spent the last 56 years thinking he had escaped from the law. Unfortunately for him, however, the police finally got to catch him. Some new evidence came across some of the officers from the Marshal’s Task Force in Ohio, US, and they finally managed to track down Freshwater.
The reports state that he was arrested once more and after he appeared before a judge, he was sent to the Brevard County Jail without the bail-on-bond option. It is expected that the fugitive will be transported back to Ohio.