Police Charge Father of Escaped Prisoner in Bucks County

Escapee Daniel Selby remained on the loose midday Monday as police believe he fled the area

Police arrested the father of an escaped prisoner in Doylestown Township. Daniel Selby Sr., 65, of Fountainville, is accused of aiding in the escape of his son Daniel Selby Jr., 25. 

Police say Selby Sr. dropped his son off at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia around 1 p.m. Monday. A judge arraigned Selby Sr. on hindering apprehension, aiding consummation of crime and obstructing administration of law charges and sent him to jail, unable to post $25,000 bail, court records said.

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(L to R), Daniel Selby Sr., Daniel Selby Jr.

Selby Jr. remained on the loose Tuesday and is wanted on charges of aggravated assault of law enforcement, assault by prisoner and escape. He allegedly escaped Sunday night during a transport in the area of Bristol Road and Lower State Road in Doylestown Township. Selby, who had no history of violent behavior, allegedly escaped after he claimed he was feeling ill during the transport, Doylestown Township police said. He managed to get free of his foot shackles and ran off while handcuffed and wearing an orange shirt, according to officials.

A shelter-in-place was issued for Doylestown Township, Warrington and parts of Chalfont but it was later lifted Monday morning.

Police searched throughout the area Monday including off Route 611 in Doylestown near a home where Selby used to live and 7-Eleven store in Edison where he was last spotted. Investigators don't believe he poses immediate danger but warned residents to be on alert.

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Police spent hours searching for Daniel Selby after he escaped from custody in Bucks County on June 4, 2017.

Crews searched for him in and around Neshaminy Creek using dogs and at least one helicopter before calling off the search shortly before noon:

The Central Bucks School District closed schools Monday due to the escape:

"The Central Bucks School District has been communicating with local police authorities and currently a shelter-in-place is still being recommended. Therefore, there will be no school in Central Bucks today, June 5, 2017. The district administration will be communicating to the community as more information becomes available throughout the day. Again, there is no school in Central Bucks School District today."

NBC10’s Matt DeLucia is on the scene as police continue there search for an escaped prisoner possibly roaming the Doylestown area.

Central Bucks is the third largest school district in the state with more than 18,000 students, the district says.

Central Bucks police don't consider Selby armed or dangerous. He was being held for failure to appear on a felony drug charge, NBC10's Matt DeLucia reported.

Selby stands 6-feet tall with a scruffy beard and had on red handcuffs when he fled, police said.

Police asked anyone who spots Selby to call 911.

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