Escaped prisoner faces felony charges

By Darrell Wacker -


HUBER HEIGHTS – Huber Heights Police have identified a prisoner who escaped custody from officers at the Montgomery County Municipal Court Eastern Division on Taylorsville Road last week.

Donald L.D. Knisley, 25, was formally charged with escape, a third degree felony, and theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony on Monday. He was arraigned by Montgomery County Court Eastern Division Judge James Piergies who set bond at $250,000.

Knisley remains in the Montgomery County Jail on those charges as well as a felony case out of Common Pleas Court for felony failure to comply.

He is also serving a 50 day jail sentence after probation was revoked on a drug possession charge.

According to a press release, a prisoner who was transported to the court by Riverside Police “avoided officers assigned to the transportation detail” and was able to get into the driver’s seat of the transport vehicle.

The prisoner, now identified as Knisley, drove the vehicle through a sally port door and a gate that secures the back parking lot at the police division.

Knisley then drove the vehicle through Sherman Park and into a neighborhood. Officers searched and located the vehicle crashed into a tree line about a half mile from police headquarters. He then fled on foot but was apprehended by Huber Heights Police officers.


By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.