INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – A man awaiting trial in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania gun shop owner is now accused of having tried to escape from the county jail.
State police in Indiana County say 44-year-old Jack Edmundson Jr. of Saltsburg is now charged with felony attempted escape and related counts.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
The Indiana Gazette reports that he is accused of trying to saw through a steel bar in front of a cell window, but police and jail officials were tipped off in June about his possible intentions after reviewing telephone conversations.
Prosecutors allege that Edmundson grabbed a gun from a display case at Frank’s Gun & Taxidermy in Conemaugh Township on Dec. 31, 2013, and killed 62-year-old Frank Petro.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
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