Escaped Pennsylvania inmate suspected in killing near jail

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania police are searching for an escaped jail inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program.

Armstrong County officials say 38-year-old Robert Crissman ran from the jail around 6:30 a.m. Thursday while delivering meals to other inmates.

Sheriff William Rupert says Crissman walked outside to get the meals from a truck and took off.

The body of 55-year-old Tammy Long was discovered at a nearby home.

Officials say Crissman was in jail for violating probation on a drug charge and was trusted by staff. There were no violent crimes on his record.

Crissman is 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds with strawberry blond hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen driving a maroon 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. It has a union sticker and Pennsylvania plate.

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