Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Bucks County authorities have apprehended the handcuffed man who jumped from a prison transport van Sunday and ran, which spurred a manhunt.

Authorities confirm 25-year-old Daniel Selby Jr., of Doylestown Township, was captured at County Line Road and Kansas Road in Warrington on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Selby Jr. had been spotted earlier Tuesday in the Warrington area in the 2500 block of County Line Road, prompting a lockdown of seven nearby schools in the Central Bucks School District. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Police: Father Aided Prisoner Son’s Escape In Bucks County 

Selby’s father, 65-year old Daniel Selby Sr., was taken into custody by authorities and charged with hindering the apprehension of his son. However, authorities have not released information on how he helped him.

Daniel Selby Jr. pretended to be sick while on a transport to prison Sunday night. He then pushed past a sheriff’s deputy and ran off when the transport stopped in Doylestown Township.

Police say Selby Jr. has an extensive criminal history related to drugs and had been held for failing to appear for a court date.

Early Monday, police issued a shelter in place order prompting closing of the Central Bucks School District schools. But that order was lifted mid-Monday morning after police ascertained Selby Jr. was no longer in the area.

 

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