*****ORIGINAL INFORMATION POSTED 06 NOVEMBER 2017*****
On Monday 06 November 2017 at approximately 1930 hrs. Off. Schwebel responded to Lancaster County Prison. Staff at LCP reported that James Brian Wheeler had been permitted to participate in the Community Service Work Release program. Wheeler walked away from his detail and did not return.
Earlier in the day, LCP staff and Officers from Manheim Twp. Police attempted to locate Wheeler at an adress in Manheim Twp. but were unable to apprehend him. Wheeler had been at LCP on a Probation Violation stemming from a prior conviction for Simple Assault.
Off. Schwebel filed a Criminal Complaint against Wheeler, charging Wheeler with Escape (F3) before MDJ Jimenez. A warrant was issued for Wheeler's arrest.
*****NEW INFORMATION 09 NOVEMBER 2017*****
On 07 November 2017 at 1927 hrs. Lancaster City Police received information that James Wheeler was in the area of the WalMart on Lincoln Highway East. The information was passed on to East Lampeter Two. Police. Their Officers were able to locate Wheeler in a vehicle. Wheeler initially refused to stop for ELTPD Officers and led them on what was described as a low speed pursuit until he eventually stopped on the 2400 blk. Lincoln Hwy. East. Wheeler was taken into custody without further incident.
He was arraigned on the Criminal Complaint for Escape and committed to LCP on $25,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.