Escapee Who Spent Time At Real Life

Guy was living under an alias.

Man had been living under an alias.

After 56-years on the lam, 79-year old Frank Freshwaters is not a sought guy.

Freshwaters received an initially suspended term of one and was convicted for killing pedestrian. Yet, then he violated his probation by driving

In 1959, Freshwaters was arrested at the Ohio State Reformatory, exactly the same prison that has been used to picture the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption.

The case is much like the storyline of the Oscar-nominated movie.

Based on Peter Elliott, the US Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, Freshwaters “immediately earned the trust of penitentiary officials.”

He was transferred to your lower-security camp from which he escaped in September of ’59 however not after digging a tunnel.

Authorities detained Freshwaters in Florida after a deputy who was delegated to cases that were cold tracked him down. A sting operation was set up where Freshwaters was deceived into signing some documents so law enforcement could get a fingerprint match.

Freshwaters was living in a rundown trailer in a distant place and using the name William Harold Cox after having retired as a truck driver.

Naturally, if this were a Hollywood movie, that rundown trailer would all of a sudden become… heaven.

Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption.

Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne in <em>The Shawshank Redemption</em>.