Chambersburg police say escapee may have fled to Maryland

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from police custody Thursday in Chambersburg.

According to Chambersburg police, Lamuel E. Gravesande was under the investigation of the Franklin County Drug Task Force when it happened.

Borough surveillance footage led police to an address on North Street, but Gravesande fled before officers arrived.


Surveillance footage also showed a woman assisting Gravesande with his escape. Charges against her are pending.

Gravesnde is believed to have fled to Hagerstown, Maryland. He was not armed and there was no threat to the public, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg Police Department or the Franklin County Drug Task Force.

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