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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