Fugitive Barry Taylor Jr. in Custody

Barry Taylor Jr. (Photo provided by the Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Barry Eugene Taylor, Jr., age 44, of Mill Hall.

Taylor was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 29, 2011.

Taylor was wanted for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing held on May 4, 2011 and for failure to appear at arraignment court held on Aug. 3, 2011.

On April 5, 2011, Lt. Todd E. Lombardo of the Morris-Copper Regional Police Department, filed a criminal complaint charging Taylor with: 1) bad checks, M2, 2 counts; and 2) driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Lombardo states that in Aug. 2010, the Morris-Cooper Regional Police Department were dispatched to a Morrisdale business for the report of a bad check. Upon arrival, the victim relayed that Taylor had written a bad check in the amount of $661.20 in July 2010 in order to obtain merchandise from the store. Lombardo also learned that Taylor had driven to the business while he had a suspended driver’s license.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 4, 2011, at which time Taylor failed to appear and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Also, on Aug. 3, 2011, Taylor failed to appear for Arraignment Court and a bench was issued for his arrest.

Shaw stated that on July 5, 2012, Taylor was apprehended by Officers from the Decatur Township Police Department and lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw thanked the Decatur Township Police Department for their assistance with this case.


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