Cops: Escaped Bucks prisoner in custody

Daniel Selby Sr. (left) is accused of helping his son, Daniel Selby Jr., escape from Bucks County Sheriff's Office authorities.

A Bucks County inmate who escaped from sheriff’s deputies, prompting an intense search and entire school district to shut down, has been taken into custody.

Doylestown Township police said Tuesday afternoon that 25-year-old Daniel Selby Jr. had been apprehended. Further details weren’t immediately available.

Selby’s apprehension comes a day after his father, 65-year-old Daniel Selby, was arrested for allegedly helping his son get away. Authorities say he helped his son escape after the younger Selby was taken into custody for failing to appear in court to face drug charges.

Still wearing handcuffs, Selby Jr. ran away from sheriff’s office authorities at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Bristol Road and Lower State Road, Doylestown Township officials said. The escape prompted an intense search in the Doylestown and Warrington areas, a temporary shelter-in-place alert for residents and the Monday closure of all schools in the Central Bucks School District. Classes resumed Tuesday.

The father dropped Selby Jr. off near Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia around 1 p.m. Monday, police said, but he remained on the loose until around mid-day Tuesday.

The elder Selby has been charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction and other offenses, according to Warrington Township police.

Selby Jr. is now expected to face charges of aggravated assault of law enforcement, assault by prisoner and escape.