Berks County Prison Escapee Captured

Luis Rivera

A Berks County Prison escapee is back behind bars. 21*year-old Jose Luis Rivera was discovered missing early Wednesday morning during a routine bed check. Rivera was in the county prison on a conspiracy to commit robbery charge.At around 2:30 Friday afternoon, three Pennsylvania State Troopers acting on a tip found Rivera a Reading City apartment.

Rivera was taken into custody after a brief struggle. In addition to Prison Escape charges, he will also be charged with Resisting Arrest.

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