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4 charged in thwarted escape from Fayette Prison

| Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Four men were charged Thursday with attempting to break out of the Fayette County Prison.

Charges against a fifth suspect are pending, Uniontown police said.

Accused in the attempted escape are Jesse Fisher, 26, of Dawson; Thomas Sparks, 24, of Mill Run; Erik Sean Michael Spaziani, 19, of Charleroi; and Brian Sines, 34, of Smithfield.

Police said the suspects attempted to pry open a steel door with a mop handle.

They were thwarted when the wooden handle broke, police said.

The men could be seen on surveillance video pushing on the door in an effort to open it, police said.

The men planned to try again the next day, police said.

Escape charges against the four men were filed with District Judge Michael M. Metros.

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