TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Fayette County jail escapee sentenced

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

Daily Photo Galleries


By The Tribune-Review

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Bullskin Township man who escaped briefly from the Fayette County Prison on May 8 was sentenced Thursday to up to three years in prison.

David T. McFadden, 21, was charged by Uniontown police with escape and related offenses. Police said he freed himself from a caged area inside the jail, entered an unlocked counselor‘s room, kicked out a window air conditioner and jumped 20 feet to the ground.

A Uniontown police officer captured McFadden, who had removed his prison jumpsuit and was wearing only underwear, five minutes later in a nearby parking lot.

On Thursday, Judge Nancy Vernon sentenced McFadden to 11⁄2 to three years in prison and ordered him to make $500 restitution to the jail. The sentence was in accordance with terms of a plea bargain in which McFadden entered guilty pleas to the charges.

In addition, Vernon sentenced McFadden to 11/2 to three years in prison for an unrelated case in which he was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin.

Vernon ordered the sentences to be served concurrently.

McFadden is incarcerated at the State Correctional Facility at Somerset. He appeared before Vernon via videoconference.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Texas company offers investment in millions to upgrade Everson plant
  2. Geibel alumnus Sammy Brooks to perform jazz during tuition fundraiser on Saturday
  3. Election board rejects ballot referendum on Fayette County prison issues
  4. West Leisenring band’s EP release party to benefit firefighters
  5. Lemont woman accused of stealing purses, using credit cards
  6. Connellsville Community Yard Sale set May 3; enrollment deadline is April 28
  7. Recording studio joins Connellsville community center’s growing artist enclave
  8. Brush fire season keeps Fayette firefighters busy
  9. Small-business opportunities exist in the Fay-West
  10. Police pursuit ends with Smithfield suspect wounded, thirsty for beer
  11. Closure of West Side News shocks previous owners
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.