Police Searching for Venango County Jail Escapee

Bruce William Miller II. Photo courtesy PSP-Franklin.

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Franklin-based Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a Venango County Jail inmate who escaped after being taken to a hospital for treatment of an injury.

According to police, Bruce William Miller II was taken by Venango County Jail guards to UPMC Northwest for treatment of a head injury. Police said Miller escaped custody at approximately 4:40 a.m. Friday, May 19, and fled the hospital on foot. Miller ran into the wooded area behind UPMC Northwest, police said.

Miller is described as a 43-year-old white male with brown hair, hazel eyes, and a goatee. He is 5’11” tall and weighs 165 pounds. Miller has a crown tattoo on his next and has a laceration with sutures on his head. He was last seen wearing an orange Venango County Jail jumpsuit.

Police said Miller has ties to the Franklin area and multiple agencies are involved in the search. Miller was being held in the Venango County Jail for three felonies including criminal trespass, resisting arrest, and flight to avoid apprehension.

Anyone with information about Miller’s whereabouts should contact PSP-Franklin at 814-676-6596.