He tried to flee then, too, however was arrested the following day in Virginia and introduced again to Pennsylvania to face trial. In August, he was convicted and sentenced to life in jail. Nine days later, he escaped.
In his temporary try to flee earlier than his arrest in 2021, Mr. Cavalcante had been helped by acquaintances, together with a person dwelling together with his sister. On Saturday, after stealing the van, Mr. Cavalcante went to the homes of two of his former co-workers in search of assist, however nobody met him. Instead, they notified the police.
Still, Colonel Bivens stated on Wednesday that “there were people who were intent and intended to assist him,” in his flight, however that the authorities have been capable of stop these potential abettors from getting in touch with him. Colonel Bivens included Mr. Cavalcante’s sister amongst them; she was lately detained by immigration authorities for overstaying a visa and is within the strategy of being deported.
The authorities stated that Mr. Cavalcante would quickly be taken to a Pennsylvania state jail to serve out his life sentence. Prosecutors within the Brazilian state of Tocantins, the place Mr. Cavalcante has been charged in reference to the 2017 killing, stated in an announcement that they might maintain the primary listening to in that case subsequent month, and that Mr. Cavalcante could be required to affix the listening to by way of video name.
While there are various different unresolved questions concerning the escape, not least how the Chester County Prison has allowed a number of jailbreaks this yr, many residents within the space are, for the primary time in almost two weeks, respiration a sigh of reduction.
“We were watching streams on YouTube and listening to police scanners,” stated Robert Russell, 27, a father of 4 who lives subsequent to a John Deere dealership the place, on Wednesday morning, his household noticed officers hauling a haggard-looking Mr. Cavalcante out of the woods. “My wife and I said, ‘At last, we can open the blinds, let in the light, let in the fresh air.’”
Reporting was contributed by Elise Young in South Coventry Township, Pa., Joel Wolfram in Philadelphia and Ana Ionova in Rio de Janeiro.