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Prison escapee stabs cop

Fred Harran holds up a photo of Matthew Miller
Fred Harran holds up a photo of Matthew MillerALEX LLOYD GROSS

23 Year old Matthew Miller screwed up his life in the blink of an eye. The Bensalem resident was doing easy time on work release, at the Community Corrections wing in Doylestown Pa. This program lets offenders pay for their crime without the harsh reality of prison. Workers may pick up trash or spruce up county property. Miller was doing time for misdemeanor theft charges when he walked away just after 1:00 p.m. today, June 10,2014

Less than an hour later he was spotted by Bensalem cops in the vicinity of Rt 13 and Woodhaven Rd. When officer Michael Jachimski spotted him, he began to question him. According to Director of Public Safety Fred Harran, Miller was cooperating until he was about to be handcuffed. "He started to fight with Officer Jachimski and pulled out a knife. He managed to stab the officer one time in the stomach and then stole the police vehicle", Harran said.

The officer was not injured seriously, his vest saved him. Cops then pursued the stolen cop car down Woodhaven Rd. and over Knights Rd. Miller is alleged to have abandoned it near the Benjamin Rush Middle School. He then started to take off his clothes, as he was wearing layered clothing. Harran said. With cooperation from Philadelphia Police, and State Police, Miller was quickly arrested.

He faces a laundry list of charges that will keep him behind bars "for a very long time, at least until his 80th birthday" Harran said. Harran said that Miller was not cooperating with police and he may have his officers accompany the constable to Doylestown to ward off any trouble later tonight, after Miller is arraigned of serious felony charges.

http://bensalempolice.org/