Franklin Man Sentenced Up to Two Years for Failing to Return to Jail After Work Release

| March 16, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man who failed to return to jail after his work release program has earned an extended stay at the Venango County Jail.

Court documents indicate President Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh sentenced 31-year-old Alek Joseph Tarr, of Franklin, to a minimum of eight months up to a maximum of two years less one day confinement in the Venango County Jail on one third-degree felony count of escape.

Tarr will receive credit for 46 days served.

He will also be required to serve 12 months probation following his release.

According to court documents, Tarr pleaded guilty to the above charge on February 25, 2019.

He remains lodged in the Venango County Jail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:15 p.m. on Friday, August 31, Lieutenant Edwards, of the Franklin Police Department, was advised by Lieutenant McCall, of the Venango County Jail, that inmate Alek Tarr failed to return from the work release program and report back to the jail by 4:30 p.m. that day.

According to the complaint, after numerous attempts to locate Tarr were unsuccessful, Lieutenant Edwards requested that a warrant be issued.

Tarr was arrested and then arraigned at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

At the time of the incident, Tarr was serving a sentence of up to two years in connection with a May 2018 theft case.

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