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Prisoner escapes custody in Schuylkill County, caught in Berks County

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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