CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 14.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Kody Clayton Best, 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield. Best is wanted for failure to appear at plea and sentencing court on April 8.
On Nov. 20, 2013, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Best. He charged Best with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property; and criminal conspiracy.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 31, 2013, the Clearfield Borough police received a report about a theft from a motor vehicle on West Sixth Avenue. Upon investigation it was found that Best and two other individuals had unlawfully entered the victim’s vehicle and removed items valued at approximately $289. It was also found the Best and the two individuals had broken into several others vehicles that were located in Clearfield Borough.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 22, at which time all charges were held for court. On April 8, Best failed to appear for plea and sentencing court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Best is described as a Caucasian male standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Best’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers 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.”