Man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric Frein stopped by police, others at least 20 times

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man says he’s been stopped at least 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for the suspect in a trooper’s killing.

Thirty-nine-year-old James Tully of Canadensis says he was once held at gunpoint in an encounter that left him fearing for his life.

Tully walks to work through the rural search area because he doesn’t own a car. He also wears a backpack, an item police believe suspect Eric Frein has also carried.

Police have been looking for Frein for more than a month. He’s charged with killing one state trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush.

Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, said Thursday the agency investigates any formal complaints about alleged mistreatment. He says no such complaint has been filed.

Read more from WNEP-TV.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.