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Man gets 6 to 23 months for escape from sheriff's deputies

Man gets 6 to 23 months for escape from sheriff's deputies
Posted at 11:50 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 11:50:07-05

A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies and triggered a manhunt that shut down schools in suburban Philadelphia earlier this year has been sentenced to six to 23 months behind bars.

The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that 26-year-old Daniel Selby pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to escape and simple assault.

He was placed on probation for a year Tuesday on the misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession count that put him in sheriffs' custody in June after he failed to appear for a hearing in May.

Authorities said he faked illness, was let out of the van to vomit, but then knocked a deputy off balance and ran, still in leg shackles. Schools in one district were canceled and seven were placed on lockdown before he was recaptured two days later.