Man charged in death of 4-year-old boy planned to escape from prison, police say

Police say Jordan Lambing planned to escape prison.

Credit: Butler County Prison

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Police say Jordan Lambing planned to escape prison.

Credit: Butler County Prison

Credit: Butler County Prison

A man who is charged with homicide in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son planned to escape from the Butler County Prison, according to police.

Jordan Lambing, 20, is facing a new charge of escape after police said they found out about his plan during a call he made to his grandmother.
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According to court papers obtained by WPXI, police said Lambing called his grandmother on March 28 and told her, "I got a note I'm going to show you when you come in and stuff, all right?"

“OK. All right. Yeah,” his grandmother replied.

“I can't really talk, you know,” Lambing said, according to the documents.

Police said a corrections officer found a note later that day in Lambing’s cell referring to someone who could help him “snip cuffs” while he was being transported to the courthouse for a hearing.

Lambing is being held in a private cell. He was arrested March 22 after police said he sexually assaulted Bentley Miller, which caused severe injuries that led to the boy’s death.

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