Police find escaped county inmate

A 31-year-old inmate who escaped Wednesday night from the Lycoming County Prison’s pre-release center on County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township was captured within hours of fleeing the facility, according to city police.

Christopher Joseph Eck, of Montoursville, bolted out of a door, activating an alarm about 7 p.m., Weber said.

State troopers and other police joined county detectives in looking for the escapee, who has been at the facility serving a theft-related prison sentence since early June, Weber said.