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Prisoner escapes custody in Schuylkill County, caught in Berks County

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 06 2014 08:31:46 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 07 2014 05:39:37 PM CDT
TILDEN TWP, Pa. -

Police say a fugitive who fled custody Friday afternoon, has been caught.

Authorities say Jessie Wolfe, 30, was captured overnight in a field off river road in Tilden Township, Berks County.

Around 3:45 p.m. Friday, Wolfe managed to free himself from custody while being transferred from the Schuylkill County Courthouse back to prison.

According to authorities, he stole a 2000 Oldsmobile van to escape in.

Wolfe then fled into Berks County.

Authorities searched for almost 10 hours, setting up a perimeter near Pleasant View Trailer Park between River Road and Five Locks Road. They were using K-9s to help search the thick brush.

Wolfe has waived extradition and was transported back to Schuylkill County Prison.

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