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Inmate jumps out of van, flees from officials

SNYDERSVILLE, Pa. - A 45-year-old inmate from Stroudsburg escaped from a transport vehicle last Friday while being returned to the Monroe County Correctional Facility after a special furlough.

James Arthur Bock was being transported by a private passenger van around 1:45 p.m. traveling on Route 33 near the Snydersville off-ramp when he jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

Multiple police units responded to the correctional facility and Pennsylvania State Police Stroudsburg began searching for Bock. 

A day later, officers found Bock and took him into custody. He was lodged at the Monroe County Correctional Facility with a bail set at $75,000 on new charges of Escape and Flight to avoid apprehension, trial, punishment.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 16. 


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