Pennsylvania Inmate Escaped With Help From Sister: Police

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a western Pennsylvania jail and the man's sister is under arrest for helping him.

Greene County Prison Warden Harry Gillispie says 27-year-old Waylon Hodge Hanlan fled from the Waynesburg facility just before 8 p.m. Sunday. He's been behind bars since Dec. 11 on a probation violation.

State police Trooper Matt Jardine tells The Observer-Reporter that Harlan climbed a fence and ran into the woods where his sister waited in a car.

Jardine says Vanessa Hanlan took her brother to a home where he changed out of jail garb and gave him keys to a car.

She was arrested Monday morning and faces charges including hindering apprehension and conspiracy to commit escape.

Online court records don't list an attorney for her.

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