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Escaped PA Prisoner Nabbed By US Marshals Agents

Jason “Critter” Lajoie
Jason “Critter” Lajoie Photo Credit: Monticello Police Department

Members of the US Marshal Service and local police in New York arrested an escaped Pennsylvania prisoner who had been granted a furlough to attend a funeral.

Jason “Critter” Lajoie, age 45, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 27, said Lt. Mark Johnstone, of the Monticello Police in Sullivan County.

He had escaped from a transport vehicle on I-84 in Pike County, Pennsylvania on Oct. 24.

According to Johnstone, Lajoie was being held in federal custody on weapons and drug offenses. He had been granted a furlough in order to attend a funeral in Rhode Island. 

On Wednesday the Marshals developed information that Lajoie was located in a room at the Inn at Monticello at 392 Broadway in the Village of Monticello. 

Following surveillance of the location, officers made entry to room #301 at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday and arrested Lajoie without incident. 

Lajoie was taken into custody and transported to federal court in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

The Sullivan County Sheriff Office also assisted in the arrest. 

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