Attorney: State Accepts Supervision Of 48-Year Fugitive

SHERMAN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A man who has been living in Connecticut as a fugitive for 48 years after fleeing from a Georgia prison work camp will be allowed to remain in the state according to his attorney.

Norm Pattis tells the Hartford Courant that Connecticut officials have accepted terms to allow 71-year-old Robert Stackowitz to stay in Sherman under the supervisor of parole until 2022.

The Georgia Department of Corrections announced earlier this week that they would turn over Stackowitz’s supervision to Connecticut if state officials agreed.

Stackowitz was arrested on May 9 as a fugitive from justice after applying for Social Security benefits. He was serving a 17-year robbery sentence in Carrolton, Georgia when he escaped in 1968.

Stackowitz had fought extradition to Georgia citing his deteriorating medical condition.

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