U.S. MARSHALS BELIEVE ESCAPED INMATE LIVED IN NORFOLK COUNTYA U.S. federal inmate who escaped from a Dallas prison may have lived a full life in Norfolk County.
10/11/2017 2:44:44 PM
CBC is reporting that U.S. Marshals are investigating claims that a man who was serving 10 to 20-years behind bars for a burglary conviction spend a large portion of his life in the Waterford area after fleeing from authorities in 1972.
William Van Scoten decided to run from the law while he was providing aid relief after Wyoming Valley was struck by Hurricane Agnes as part of his prison detail.
Family members now have told the Marshalls that Van Scoten assumed the name of David Paul Hudson, and after escaping, he jumped into Lake Erie and didn't stop swimming until he reached Port Dover.
His son has said the Hudson always watched "America's Most Wanted" with a fear that his face would appear.
He worked on tobacco farms locally, he later owned a dairy farm, and eventually had a heavy-equipment business.
The U.S. Marshals Service will work with Canadian authorities to try and confirm fingerprints.
His son never knew about his fathers past until 2002, roughly a year before Hudson passed away.
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