UPDATE: CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A prisoner who escaped during a work-release in Clearfield County was captured Friday evening, according to Clearfield County DA Ryan Sayers.
Sayers released a statement saying Donald J. White, 46 of Brockway, was apprehended after state police received a tip.
“Thanks to the tireless and diligent work of the state police, White is back in custody,” Sayers said. “It is important for people to come forward with information about these escapees and any crime because, if it is actionable, the police will see it through.”
White along with fellow Clearfield County Prison inmate Robert Lee Miller Jr., 51 of Clearfield, were cutting grass near Kurtz Brothers along Daisy Street Extension on May 30 when the two left on foot, according to Lawrence Township Police.
White is now facing a felony escape charge in addition to several other charges he received in January that reportedly involved kidnapping and strangulation. He was arraigned on June 18 and placed back in Clearfield County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 29.
As of Friday, Miller Jr. has not been captured. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lawrence Township Police Department or Pennsylvania State Police.
ORIGINAL STORY (WTAJ) — Police are searching for two prisoners that say walked away during work release in Clearfield Monday.
Prisoners Robert Lee Miller Jr., 51 of Clearfield, and Donald J. White, 46 of Brockway, were outside cutting grass when they left on foot. They were last seen near Kurtz Brothers along Daisy Street Extension at 12:15 p.m., according to Lawrence Township Police.
The two are reportedly wearing white t-shirts and white boxer type shorts after police say they removed their black and white striped prison clothing.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking for Miller Jr. and White including State Police, the Clearfield Borough Police Department, Lawrence Township Police and Fire Departments as well as state and local K9 units.
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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Miller Jr. and White. Anyone with information or who see’s the two inmates is asked to not approach them and call 911.