MASONTOWN, Pa. — A prisoner who escaped from a constable at a Fayette County Magistrate's Office is back in custody.
The office where he escaped is the same place where a Masontown man shot four people, including a police officer, before being killed in September.
Police told Channel 11 Justin Shipp was in the holding room, waiting to be arraigned on a bench warrant for drug charges, when he jimmied the door open and took off.
Shipp is accused of using a credit card to get the door open. He then allegedly went out the side of the building, down the back alley and through several neighborhoods.
Pennsylvania State Police helped with the search for him, as did his mother and sister, who were out in their car looking for him.
Masontown's K-9 eventually helped take Shipp into custody near his grandmother's house.
He's now being charged with escape.
A judge denied him bail, and he will be back in court on Jan. 9, 2019.
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