Pair Charged for Attempted Abraxas Escape

A 21-year-old man is facing charges for trying to help a 20-year-old woman escape from the Abraxas facility in Forest County.

Police say Joseph Silvis of Vandergrift was found by the Abraxis staff with a BB-type handgun. They say Haley Lynn McMasters of Indiana, PA, corresponded with Silvis by way of U.S. Mail to arrange the escape.

Silvis is charged with escape, recklessly endangering another person and defiant trespass on school grounds. His bail is $50,000. McMasters is charged with escape and her bail is $75,000.

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