Bethlehem SteelStacks climber may soon be out of jail

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Bethlehem SteelStacks cliber may soon be out of jail
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Bethlehem SteelStacks cliber may soon be out of jail. Brian Taff has more on Action News at 4 p.m. on August 28, 2019.

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The man at the center of a 21-hour standoff on top of Bethlehem's SteelStacks may soon be out of jail if a plea deal can be worked out.

Jonathan Wallace, 25, appeared in a Northampton County courtroom Wednesday morning.

The Berks County, Pennsylvania man has been behind bars, since scaling an old blast furnace last month.

When he finally climbed down, nearly a day later, Wallace was charged with risking a catastrophe and trespassing.

Both the defense and prosecution are now trying to work out a deal to move the case to mental health court, allowing Wallace to live with his father in Delaware in the meantime.