KITTANNING (KDKA/AP) – A 31-year veteran warden is resigning from the Armstrong County Jail, where an inmate escaped and was charged with killing a woman while he was on the run.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Armstrong County Prison Board on Thursday announced the resignation of David Hogue, who had been suspended without pay. The board announced the resignation, which is effective Nov. 12, after reviewing the resignation in executive session.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate Hogue for comment.

The resignation comes less than two weeks after the district attorney recommended sweeping reforms in the wake of 38-year-old Robert Crissman‘s July 30 escape at the jail.

Crissman, who authorities describe as a drug addict, was given trustee status at the jail. It meant he had access to an unlocked door at the jail, which is how he was able to walk out July 30.

Crissman walked outside to get the meals from a truck and took off. The body of 55-year-old Tammy Long was later discovered beaten and strangled at a nearby home.

On July 31, Crissman was captured after a brief police chase in Boggs Township.

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