Fugitive of the Week: Richard Gump

Fugitive of the Week: Richard Gump (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of July 11, 2011. He identified the fugitive as Richard Gump, 45, of Waynesburg.

Shaw stated that Gump is wanted for failure to appear at preliminary hearing on June 8. On May 3, Sgt. Gregory Neeper of the Clearfield Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Gump with: theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Neeper states that in April 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police initiated an investigation into a theft that occurred at County National Bank. Upon investigation, it was found that Gump had unlawfully obtained money while at the bank on April 6.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 8 at which time Gump failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. A hearing was held in Gump’s absence and all charges were held for court.

Gump is described as follows a white male, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with knowledge of Gump’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crimestoppers at (800)-376-4700.

All calls to Crimestoppers are confidential. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”

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