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Fugitive From Bastrop County Federal Prison Camp Captured
Law enforcement officials say an inmate that escaped from a federal prison camp in Bastrop County last month has been captured in Wimberley.
Frank Corder, 66, fled the minimum security prison camp on Nov. 2 in a prison vehicle which was later recovered in San Marcos.
He had been sentenced to 135 months for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Officials with the Lone Star Fugitive Taskforce say Corder was able to slip into Mexico within a day of his escape, but last week Mexican law enforcement were able to flush him out from a hotel only a few miles from the border. Corder then crossed back into Texas within the past couple of days and broke into a Wimberley area home. He was arrested without incident Tuesday afternoon.
Corder, a pilot with previous experience as an air traffic controller, along with others, were apprehended in April 2010 in San Marcos after authorities observed duffel bags being loaded into a Suburban from a private plane at the San Marcos Airport. Approximately 850 pounds of marijuana were confiscated, officials say.
Corder will likely face federal escape charges upon his return, that’s in addition to serving the balance of his sentence.
Photo is a previous mugshot