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Acting on a tip, two Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police officers nabbed a Jamestown parolee Thursday morning in Buffalo’ downtown bus terminal just before he and his girlfriend were about to flee on a bus bound for Toledo.

Police Officers David Zarbo and David Krzemien escorted Tyrone L. Harrison, 47, and Crystal B. Reid, 31, from the bus after determining that Harrison was a parolee being sought by state parole officials. Initially Harrison and Reid gave false names, the officers said.

An investigation determined that Harrison, who is not permitted to leave the state, had with help from Reid cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet. He is on parole for convictions of robbery and conspiracy to commit murder.

Reid was charged with conspiracy for allegedly assisting Harrison in trying to flee. She was also charged with hindering prosecution, criminal facilitation and impersonation.