Skull thief Jesse Geasey back behind bars

Last updated: July 01. 2014 11:18PM - 1881 Views
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WILKES-BARRE — Recently paroled “Bone Daddy” couldn’t show up for a hearing Tuesday on a protection-from-abuse order sought against him.

That’s because he’s back behind bars.

Jesse Geasey, 34, a slasher and skull thief paroled last month, is in Lackawanna County Prison in connection with an alleged parole violation, officials confirmed.

Details of the alleged violation were not immediately available.

Geasey’s ex-wife, Sara Miller, learned of his parole last week and sought the PFA on the grounds that she lives in constant fear of the man, claiming he has attempted to contact her via Facebook.

Geasey, formerly of Hanover Township, was charged by city police for slashing several people with a box cutter during a melee on Coal Street on May 6, 2011.

City police also charged Geasey with cutting a lock at a mausoleum in Hollenback Cemetery and smashing a marble faceplate to a crypt. He forced open a rusty coffin and stole the skull of Louise Bana Kidder on July 16, 2010.

Geasey pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the Coal Street slashing and criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse on April 17, 2012.

Geasey originally was released from state prison last June after serving 14 months of a two-year, four months to five-year state prison sentence. He was taken back into custody in September over an alleged parole violation, and paroled on June 16.

Geasey carried Kidder’s skull in a backpack for several days, police said in the criminal complaint. While he was fishing with another person, he tossed the skull into the Susquehanna River.

Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. on Wednesday granted a temporary PFA order to Miller and set a hearing on a permanent order for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Upon learning Geasey was not available to attend, President Judge Thomas F. Burke Jr. on Tuesday continued the hearing until July 15, ordering Geasey be transported down from Scranton to attend.

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