Escaped Inmate Suspected in Killing Near Pennsylvania Jail

Police searched Friday for an inmate they say walked away from a work-release program while serving jail time for a probation violation, killed an acquaintance who lived nearby, then took off in a stolen truck. Authorities said Robert Crissman, 38, escaped from the Armstrong County jail on Thursday morning while delivering meals to other inmates. The body of Tammy Long was discovered Thursday afternoon at a home about a mile away from the jail in Kittanning, which is 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Officials and a neighbor said Long and her boyfriend knew Crissman but were unaware he'd just escaped from jail when they let him inside. Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi says Crissman should be considered to be extremely dangerous.



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