WILKES-BARRE — He’s known as “Bone Daddy” and “Lucifer,” and he was wanted on an alleged probation violation by the Pennsylvania Department of Probation and Parole until Thursday when city police say they found him hiding inside a North Fulton Street house.
Jesse Geasey, 33, attempted to hide behind a bed in a second-floor bedroom in an attempt to evade capture, police said. He was taken into custody and turned over to state parole officers, police said.
Geasey was released from state prison in June after serving 14 months of a two-year, four months to five-year state prison sentence out of Luzerne County.
According to court records: Geasey 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.
Kidder was one of six people entombed in the mausoleum. She had died Dec. 31, 1926, according to the smashed faceplate.
Geasey carried the 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.
It wasn’t the first time Geasey had stolen bones from Hollenback Cemetery.
Police accused him in May 1998, when he was 18 years old, of forcing open a mausoleum door and stealing bones from several caskets. He was sentenced to probation in 1999, according to court records.
Geasey pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the Coal Street slashing and criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse on April 17, 2012.