Following his bold escape from Chester County Prison, danelo cavalcante, the convicted murderer, is now confronted with a multitude of fresh charges pertaining to the offences he committed during his daring and prolonged evasion of police. The 34-year-old, who was previously convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous homicide of his former partner, Deborah Brandão, has now been charged with an additional 20 offences, which include burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and illegal possession of a handgun.
Cavalcante’s escape occurred on August 31st, when he successfully scaled the prison walls, evading officials and triggering an extensive two-week pursuit. The elusive escapologist successfully evaded detection, perpetrating a sequence of illicit activities that have now been exposed following the initiation of fresh allegations.
Attorney General Michelle Henry has announced charges, which encompass the theft of a transport van and many burglaries in southeastern Pennsylvania. The stolen things in these incidents included a weapon, ammo, clothing, a sleeping bag, and various personal belongings. Authorities stress that these transgressions not only facilitated Cavalcante’s evasion but also intensified the danger he posed to the general population.
An noteworthy occurrence occurred on September 1 in Pennsbury township, involving a suspected burglary. Despite the resident’s initial denial, the items found in Cavalcante’s possession upon his arrest, such as a knife, backpack, sleeping bag, shirt, and razor, were subsequently recognised as belonging to the burglarized residence. This disclosure highlights the covert and ingenious tactics used by the fugitive throughout his period of evasion.
According to reports, on September 9, danelo cavalcante was observed operating a stolen transit van. Further inquiries substantiated the theft of the van from Pocopson Township, and it was found abandoned the next day. The series of criminal activities persisted when a resident of South Coventry Township reported the theft of a .22 calibre long rifle, which was loaded with 10 bullets. This report implicated Cavalcante as the perpetrator.
The apprehension of the convicted murderer on September 13 concluded the rigorous pursuit that had caused anxiety among communities, leading to the closure of schools and implementation of enhanced security measures. The pivotal moment for law enforcement occurred when a plane equipped with thermal imaging technology discovered Cavalcante’s thermal signature, enabling ground personnel to approach with accuracy, ultimately resulting in his apprehension.
The freshly disclosed affidavit of probable cause provides insight into Cavalcante’s techniques employed during the escape. The document details his escape method, which entails employing a crab-walk manoeuvre to ascend prison walls. Upon apprehension, he was discovered to be in possession of pilfered articles, including a .22 calibre firearm. The affidavit establishes a connection between the stolen things and certain crimes, offering a comprehensive narrative of Cavalcante’s actions during the last days of his departure.
These additional charges exacerbate Cavalcante’s legal issues, augmenting his original conviction for the heinous homicide of Deborah Brandão. As the court proceedings progress, the neighbourhood remains anxious, contemplating the remarkable events that occurred during the fugitive’s escape and subsequent apprehension.