Search continues for escaped prisoner last seen in Barnegat Twp, NJ

38-year-old Arthur Buckel seen on surveillance video at a CVS in Barnegat Twp

38-year-old Arthur Buckel seen on surveillance video at a CVS in Barnegat Twp

Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy yesterday in Barnegat Township after escaping from a state prison in Winslow.

In a Facebook post, the Barnegat Police Department identifies the man in the image taken Wednesday morning as 38-year-old Arthur Buckel. Corrections officials say the minimum security inmate was missing Tuesday when guards at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow, performed a count Tuesday morning. The two towns are about 30 miles apart. 

Buckel, whose last known address was in Clifton, had been serving a sentence for aggravated assault. He was scheduled to be paroled later this month.

Barnegat Township schools that were placed on lockdown Wednesday are set to resume classes Thursday morning.

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Officers will be at each school if the search for Buckel isn’t over.

 

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