Lescowitch shared his Freeland Police Department wanted poster in Facebook and was arrested 45 minutes later by police.
By H. Nelson Goodson
January 22, 2014
Freeland, Pennsylvania - On Monday, Anthony James Lescowitch, 35, was taken into custody shortly after sharing his Freeland Police Department poster on his Facebook (FB) account. Lescowitch was wanted for aggravated assault and other numerous charges.
After sharing his wanted poster and taunting police, Lescowitch received an online invitation for a drink by a fictitious woman on FB. He didn't want a drink, but agreed to come out and meet the woman for a cigarette smoke.
When undercover cops arrived to meet the suspect for a smoke, he came out and was arrested by Freeland police. Police then posted, that he was arrested 45 minutes after sharing his wanted poster.
Police had posted the wanted poster on FB around 8:19 p.m. on Monday and then later they noticed that it was shared by Lescowitch on FB at 9:11 p.m. In less than 45 minutes later, he was arrested by police. At 10:02 p.m. police posted on the Freeland Police Department FB that he had been arrested.
Bail for Lescowitch was set at $25,000. He was wanted since last Summer for the assault and charges were filed in November. He was also wanted for a probation violation in Luzerne County.
Lescowitch is being held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and is scheduled for a preliminary court hearing on January 29.