Fugitive of 48 years, Robert Stackowitz, captured in Connecticut

Prison inmate recaptured after 48 years on the run
Prison inmate recaptured after 48 years on the run

A Georgia fugitive's 48 years on the run are over, federal law enforcement officials said.

The U.S. Marshals Service said escapee Robert E. Stackowitz was arrested without incident in Connecticut on Monday.

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Stackowitz was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery by force when he escaped the infirmary at the Carroll County Prison Work Camp in Carrolton, Georgia, on Aug. 22, 1968, according to authorities.

Investigators caught a break when they discovered a possible alias for Stackowitz. The alias led police to an address in Sherman, Connecticut.

Stackowitz was being held Monday night at a Connecticut jail facility, the U.S. Marshals said in a statement.

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