The escaped inmate from the Centre County Correctional Facility was located and taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police Sunday night, according to a release issued by the Pennsylvania State Police at Rockview.
Larry Allen Thomas, 40, was reported found at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday after he escaped Thursday afternoon while completing outdoor volunteer work along Fishburn Hill Road, police said.
Police could not confirm where Thomas was taken into custody or any further information surrounding the investigation.
It was believed that Thomas left prison in an attempt to seek out his fiancee, after he recently received word from her that she was “in fear,” police said. His fiancee also notified him that she and her daughter were going to seek safety in a shelter, police said.
Upon hearing his fiancée’s concerns, Thomas requested a furlough — or leave of absence from prison — in order to see his family, police said.
Thomas requested to keep working outdoors while he waited on the status of his furlough, but escaped during his outdoor volunteer work Thursday, as previously reported.
Thomas was spotted multiple times in Pleasant Gap while police were searching for him over the past three days, police said. Before his capture, Thomas was last seen traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 at about 8 a.m. on Friday, police said.
Thomas was operating a dark blue 2008 Chevrolet Colorado truck with a Pennsylvania license plate YWD3125, with damage to the right rear bedside and bumper, police said.
Thomas is currently serving time in prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and unlawfully killing or taking a big game animal outside of season, among other charges, police said.
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