BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison.
In a Facebook post, the Barnegat Police Department identifies the man in the images taken Wednesday morning as 38-year-old Arthur Buckel. Corrections officials say the minimum security inmate was missing when guards at Bayside State Prison in the southern New Jersey town of Hammonton performed a count Tuesday morning.
Buckel, whose last known address was in Clifton, had been serving a sentence for aggravated assault. He was scheduled to be paroled later this month.
Barnegat Township schools that were placed on lockdown Wednesday are set to resume classes Thursday morning.
Officers will be at each school if the search for Buckel isn’t over.