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Amity man who escaped custody during transport to Allegany County Jail charged

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An Amity man who briefly escaped police custody during a transport has been indicted on felony escape charges.

Allegany County District Attorney’ s Office Prosecutor Ian M. Jones said Joseph R. Geertgens II of Amity was been indicted by an Allegany County Grand Jury on Wednesday on charges of first-degree escape, a Class D felony.

According to the courts, “It is alleged that Geertgens briefly escaped police custody while being transported to the Allegany County Jail following an arraignment for a separate arrest. Geertgens will be arraigned on the indictment in Allegany County Court at a future date to be determined.”

Geertgens will be represented in court by his attorney, Jay D. Carr.

Jones will be the prosecuting attorney for the DA’s office.

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