BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who escaped from the minimum security Satellite Prison Camp in Bastrop some time before 12:40 p.m. on Friday, when officials discovered him gone.
Missing is Frank Corder, 66. He was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Officials said Corder left the prison grounds in a government truck. It is a 2007 white Chevrolet pickup, long bed model with a single cab. The license plate number is US Gov J0025BAS.
They explained that some inmates are allowed to work on vehicles as part of learning a trade. Corder was previously employed as a pilot and an air traffic controller. He had only served four months of his 11-year sentence.
He is described as:
- 5 feet 9 inches
- 250 pounds
Anyone with information about this individual should contact the U. S.Marshals service at 5121-916-5393.
Corder and another man, Melvin Alexander Duran, along with a juvenile passenger, were caught in April 2010 in San Marcos after authorities saw duffel bags being loaded into a Suburban from a private plane at the San Marcos Airport.
Nearly 850 pounds of marijuana were confiscated by authorities, and Cordera arrested and booked on $80,000 bond at the time.
Duran was also charged in the case.
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