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.Pittsburgh Police Investigating Threat Made Toward Pittsburgh Central Catholic
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: 'You Are Not Alone:' Mother Of Domestic Violence Victim Challenging Men To Speak Up
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