Poconos Coal

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.

Stay with 69 News and wfmz.com as this story progresses.

Due to our site relaunch on October 25, previous comments on existing stories are no longer available.  This change is due to the limitations of Facebook's software 

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102





  • %

This Week's Circulars

Top Stories

Latest from the newsroom

More from the Newsroom