Sheriff: Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel in custody after nearly weeklong search

Authorities in Ocean County say they have captured an inmate who escaped about a week ago from a minimum security prison in New Jersey.

Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel in custody after nearly weeklong search

Escaped inmate Arthur Buckel in custody after nearly weeklong search (5/9/16)

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP - Authorities say an inmate who escaped last week from a minimum security prison in New Jersey is back in custody.

Lacey Township police said on Twitter that 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was located Monday in a wooded area near the Garden State Parkway.

State police say Buckel was seen late Sunday near a rest area, where Lacey police say state troopers and Buckel's family had made arrangements for him to turn himself in. But, he was gone when state police arrived.

Buckel was discovered missing last Tuesday when guards did a count in the Ancora unit of Bayside State Prison in Hammonton. He was just three weeks from becoming eligible for parole for aggravated assault.

Buckel previously served 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a 10-month-old child.

Department of Corrections officials say Buckel is now facing an additional three to five years in prison.

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