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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 1 12 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 1 12 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.

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