Woman Charged With Escape After Failing to Report to Jefferson County Jail

PINE CREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local woman is facing an escape charge after failing to report to the Jefferson County Jail as ordered by a county judge.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 37-year-old Beth Ann Gervasoni of Punxsutawney.

According to a criminal complaint, the Punxsutawney-based State Police were contacted by Jefferson County Probation and informed that Gervasoni failed to report to the jail.

Gervasoni was serving a ten-day DUI-related sentence at the Jefferson County Jail and was ordered to report to the jail each Friday at 7:00 p.m. She was required to be incarcerated there from Friday at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

The complaint states that Gervasoni failed to report to the jail on December 7, 2018.

Gervasoni was subsequently apprehended on Tuesday, December 11, after a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. She was remanded to the Jefferson County Jail.

Gervasoni was arraigned at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, in Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak’s office on the following charge on one second-degree misdemeanor Escape charge.

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

Gervasoni was released on Tuesday, January 8, after her bail was decreased to $10,000.00 and the bail type changed to unsecured. The bail action reason listed in the court document is “requested by defendant, consent by Commonwealth.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, with Judge Bazylak presiding.

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