Escape from Red Lion lockup

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Escape from Red Lion lockup - Makes His Second Escape From Red Lion Lock-up...
Makes His Second Escape From Red Lion Lock-up Red Lion, Feb. 23. Melvin Sechrist, of Dallastown, apparently doesn't like the R'ed Lion jail, for some reason or other. For the second time, he broke out of it Saturday, and the management has sworn out a warrant for its missing guest. , Sechrist was placed in the lock-up Saturday evening about 7:45 o'clock by Officer W. A. Boeckel, of Windsor, who had placed him under arrest on a disorderly conduct charge. About 9:30 p. m., it was discovered that the occupant of the jail had taken French leave. He made his escape by disconnecting a section of pipe from a water tank in the cell, and breaking the lock on the door. After getting out of the cell, Sechrist kicked the lower wooden panels out of the outside door and crawled through the opening. The lock-up is located on the rear basement of the Leo Fire engine house. First avenue. About seven years ago, officials say Sechrist served seven months in prison for breaking out of the Red Lion jail. He now faces another charge of jail-breaking, in addition to the disorderly conduct charge. A warrant for his arrest has been issued from the office of Justice of the Peace Daniel P. Keener. Late tonight, Se-christ's whereabouts were still unknown.

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  1. The Gazette and Daily,
  2. 24 Feb 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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